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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.
18th Mar '16 5:19:12 AM REV6Pilot
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Now, if the ancient technology is randomly picked at and put together improperly, you've got yourself a ScavengerWorld, and it might at least make a bit of sense not to have ''too'' many bikes. That's at least a bit excusable. But if you're watching or reading a story where gas-powered vehicles exist and foot-powered ones mysteriously don't, then there are NoBikesInTheApocalypse.

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Now, if the ancient technology is randomly picked at and put together improperly, you've got yourself a ScavengerWorld, and it might at least make a bit of sense not to have ''too'' many bikes. That's at least a bit excusable. But if you're watching or reading a story where gas-powered vehicles exist and foot-powered ones mysteriously don't, then there are NoBikesInTheApocalypse.
No Bikes In The Apocalypse.



* A bike-riding Nuka-Cola Delivery man briefly appears in ''VideoGame/FalloutTacticsBrotherhoodOfSteel''. Outside of that, all you can find in the series is kiddie tricycles that no PlayerCharacter has any use for.

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* A bike-riding Nuka-Cola Delivery man briefly appears in ''VideoGame/FalloutTacticsBrotherhoodOfSteel''. Outside of that, the series plays it straight as an arrow: all you can find in the series is kiddie tricycles that no PlayerCharacter has any use for.




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* Played straight in ''VideoGame/SevenDaysToDie''. Despite there being mechanical parts for different items that look like they could be cobbled into a halfway decent bicycle, the only vehicle available is a gas-guzzling motorized minibike.
18th Mar '16 5:15:20 AM REV6Pilot
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* in VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} and [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Fallout: New Vegas]] are partial aversions. There aren't any bicycles, but there are tricycles which serve no practical purpose for the playable characters.
** A bike-riding Nuka-Cola Delivery man briefly appears in VideoGame/FalloutTacticsBrotherhoodOfSteel

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* in VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} and [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Fallout: New Vegas]] are partial aversions. There aren't any bicycles, but there are tricycles which serve no practical purpose for the playable characters.
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A bike-riding Nuka-Cola Delivery man briefly appears in VideoGame/FalloutTacticsBrotherhoodOfSteel''VideoGame/FalloutTacticsBrotherhoodOfSteel''. Outside of that, all you can find in the series is kiddie tricycles that no PlayerCharacter has any use for.
15th Jan '16 9:41:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheStand,'' one of the characters, after crashing a motorcycle and walking for a while thereafter because of his fear of a serious accident with no one around, suddenly realizes that he can just use a bicycle. He even chides himself as being foolish for not thinking of this. Several other characters also use bicycles to get around.

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* In ''TheStand,'' ''Literature/TheStand'', one of the characters, after crashing a motorcycle and walking for a while thereafter because of his fear of a serious accident with no one around, suddenly realizes that he can just use a bicycle. He even chides himself as being foolish for not thinking of this. Several other characters also use bicycles to get around.
6th Jan '16 6:36:29 AM pittsburghmuggle
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One however should be careful not to overlook the fact that no matter how good a bike is, its not a car. A bike can't carry more weight than can be pulled by the muscle-power of its rider. A bike provides no shelter to the rider, be it from rain, bullets, or the hands of zombies. Once can't rest while riding a bike, since the rider is powering the bike. As well as a host of other limitations. In Real Life, many who are into "prepping" debate the intelligence of keeping a bike for transportation in the event of catastrophe. Namely because the bike doesn't provide the protection of a motor-vehicle, is no where near as fast as a motor-vehicle, but like a motor-vehicle can paint a huge target on the back of the owner in the eyes of other (possibly hostile) survivors.

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One however should be careful not to overlook the fact that no matter how good a bike is, its not a car. A bike can't carry more weight than can be pulled by the muscle-power of its rider. A bike provides no shelter to the rider, be it from rain, bullets, or the hands of zombies. Once One can't rest while riding a bike, since the rider is powering the bike. As well as a host of other limitations. In Real Life, many who are into "prepping" debate the intelligence of keeping a bike for transportation in the event of catastrophe. Namely because the bike doesn't provide the protection of a motor-vehicle, is no where near as fast as a motor-vehicle, but like a motor-vehicle can paint a huge target on the back of the owner in the eyes of other (possibly hostile) survivors.
6th Jan '16 3:01:30 AM REV6Pilot
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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. Then Alice falls from her bycicle.

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* Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead ''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. Then And then Alice falls from her bycicle.bycicle...
5th Jan '16 8:35:00 PM FaceofEvil
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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.
13th Dec '15 11:23:03 AM thatother1dude
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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. Then subverted when 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. Then subverted when Alice falls from her bycicle.
23rd Oct '15 11:31:14 PM jormis29
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* Averted in ''DayZ''. The bike is the slowest of the vehicles, but it's quiet, doesn't tire out the PC like sprinting does, and doesn't rely on parts and gas like other vehicles do. It's still not very popular with the players, because it is very easy to shoot a player riding a bike, and ARMA II's clunky engine makes it very hard to exit a vehicle and fire back before the other guy has put half a magazine into you.

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* Averted in ''DayZ''.''VideoGame/DayZ''. The bike is the slowest of the vehicles, but it's quiet, doesn't tire out the PC like sprinting does, and doesn't rely on parts and gas like other vehicles do. It's still not very popular with the players, because it is very easy to shoot a player riding a bike, and ARMA II's clunky engine makes it very hard to exit a vehicle and fire back before the other guy has put half a magazine into you.
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