My roommate suggested the idea. All of the current plans for travelling to Mars seem to include multimillion dollar, ultra-hightech rovers that make the moon rover look like an erector toy. NASA would spend millions more on RD to make it as lightweight and reliable as possible, yet still able to move astronauts around at a reasonable pace.
Yet, bike companies have already spent millions on RD to create a product that is fast, reliable and light, AND can be had for $2000-$3000. Why haven't they considered this? They claim it's the spacesuits. Pretty weak cover story if you ask me. :irritated