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10th Nov '16 8:10:23 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Massively averted in the horror/romantic comedy ''Film/TurboKid'', where bikes are the ONLY mode of transportation used throughout the post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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* Massively averted in the horror/romantic comedy ''Film/TurboKid'', where bikes are the ONLY mode of transportation used throughout the post-apocalyptic wasteland. This leads to humorous juxtapositions of ferocious wasteland warriors mounted on 1980s-style BMX bikes.
26th Oct '16 1:42:01 PM WillKeaton
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* ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand has one person specifically mention that to most people in abandoned Gotham bikes are worth more than cars because gas is so hard to come by.

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* ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' has one person specifically mention that to most people in abandoned Gotham bikes are worth more than cars because gas is so hard to come by.
26th Oct '16 1:41:37 PM WillKeaton
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* Justified in Literature/ZForZachariah. The scientist Mr Loomis has to traverse on foot across a nuclear-polluted United States in a radiation-proof suit, after finding his car is too radioactive to safely drive in, and the suit is too bulky to ride a bike on.

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* Justified in Literature/ZForZachariah. ''Literature/ZForZachariah.'' The scientist Mr Loomis has to traverse on foot across a nuclear-polluted United States in a radiation-proof suit, after finding his car is too radioactive to safely drive in, and the suit is too bulky to ride a bike on.
26th Oct '16 1:40:55 PM WillKeaton
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* Played straight in Literature/EarthAbides, despite that novel's general attempt at realism on most other possible issues related to a DepopulationBomb; early in the novel the main character drives around for a while, and later in the novel some of his sons fix up a car and drive around a while, but eventually these cars break down past their ability to repair. After that point they and everyone else in the novel either travels on foot or by horse.

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* Played straight in Literature/EarthAbides, ''Literature/EarthAbides,'' despite that novel's general attempt at realism on most other possible issues related to a DepopulationBomb; early DepopulationBomb. Early in the novel the main character drives around for a while, and later in the novel some of his sons fix up a car and drive around a while, but eventually these cars break down past their ability to repair. After that point they and everyone else in the novel either travels on foot or by horse.
13th Oct '16 1:02:23 PM tricksterson
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* ZigZagged in the ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}''. In the first trilogy, bicycles are in fact one of the better ways of getting large groups of infantry around the post-Change United States, and can turn a unit of archers into FragileSpeedster {{Glass Cannon}}s capable of rapidly getting into the best possible position to rain arrow-y death on their enemies. They are quietly phased out after that as [[AuthorAppeal the writer expands the fantasy elements and makes the whole thing more like an Arthurian saga]].

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* ZigZagged in the ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}''. In the first trilogy, bicycles are in fact one of the better ways of getting large groups of infantry around the post-Change United States, and can turn a unit of archers into FragileSpeedster {{Glass Cannon}}s capable of rapidly getting into the best possible position to rain arrow-y death on their enemies. They are quietly phased out after that as [[AuthorAppeal the writer expands the fantasy elements and makes the whole thing more like an Arthurian saga]].saga]] although still sometimes used for scouting and carrying messages. In the anthology "The Change" they appear or are mentioned in several stories especially "Phil, Lord of the Apes" where the bad guys are a biker gang that, since internal combustion is a thing of the past, ride bicycles instead of motorcycles.
13th Oct '16 12:54:03 PM tricksterson
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** Averted however in ''No Mans Land'' where working cars are few and far between and bicycles are a valuable commodity. In one vignette a mechanic is asked to repair a bicycle in order to gain entry to a gangs territory.
13th Oct '16 12:52:15 PM tricksterson
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** Averted however in ''No Mans Land'' where working cars are few and far between and bicycles are a valuable commodity. In one vignette a mechanic is asked to repair a bicycle in order to gain entry to a gangs territory.
8th Sep '16 4:47:01 AM Daefaroth
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* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' has this in one of the arcs. It's explained that, aside from their advantage in speed, they can also be used for survey and see if a herd is ahead of the group. It actually helps them escape for a while. And then Alice falls from her bycicle...

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* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' has this in one of the arcs. It's explained that, aside from their advantage in speed, they can also be used for survey and see if a herd is ahead of the group. It actually helps them escape for a while. And then Alice falls from her bycicle...bicycle...
24th Jun '16 1:52:28 PM Nettik
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* Averted hard in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoyAndTheWorld'', where a bike is the main form of transportation for Cuca and the rainbow hat man.
29th Mar '16 10:07:00 AM JackTheHammer
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* The Japanese in WorldWarTwo took over most of Southeast Asia (most notably Singapore) largely by riding on bicyles to get to places that tanks and artillery couldn't get to.

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* The There are some notable examples of bicycles being used in major battles during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo:
** Danish forces used [[http://warisboring.com/articles/april-9th-is-a-focused-portrayal-of-denmarks-world-war-ii/ bicycle platoons]] to try and hold off the invading German army.
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Japanese in WorldWarTwo forces took over most of Southeast Asia (most notably Singapore) largely by riding on bicyles to get to places that tanks and artillery couldn't get to.



* During the VietnamWar cargo-loaded bicycles were a significant component of the North's Ho Chi Minh Trail supply train, although motorized vehicles were also used there.
** They had already used them at Dien Bien Phu, which enabled them to supply the besieging forces in ways French high command had not thought possible.

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* During the VietnamWar UsefulNotes/VietnamWar cargo-loaded bicycles were a significant component of the North's Ho Chi Minh Trail supply train, although motorized vehicles were also used there.
** They
there. And earlier than that, they had already used them at Dien Bien Phu, which enabled them to supply the besieging forces in ways French high command had not thought possible.possible. [[http://warisboring.com/articles/south-vietnamese-troops-almost-fought-from-battle-bicycles The Pentagon tried to supply the South Vietnamese]] with bicycles as well for added mobility during combat patrols, but this effort didn't go very far and was abandoned.
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