Innovation in Transportation

tireHere’s an opportunity: My bike got stolen again! This is particularly detrimental because I don’t drive (waiting on teleportation, but until then counting on legs of steel!). And normally I would feel violated, but since this was my fourth bike stolen and/or obliterated since January, it’s become a really funny joke. Probably as punishment for riding on the sidewalk when cops aren’t looking.

Anyway, clearly I cannot retain a bike, so this calls for some innovative thinking. I had an electric scooter when I briefly lived in LA. It exploded in an intersection.

I thought long and hard, and the new plan is to get a unicycle. Because who wants to steal a unicycle? At least if they steal it, they will look like an idiot riding it away, or like a bear with a top hat. Additionally, I can bring it into the library/cafe/whatever for extra protection. This plan is bulletproof.

Apparently this is nothing new for the game industry. Other notable game peepz famously ride unicycles and Jesse Schell was a circus performer, not sure about unicycle abilities, but pretty close, and Ron can fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Look out, world!

8 Responses to “Innovation in Transportation”

  1. sam Says:

    Do you have a bike chain? If you just leave your bike and turn away for even a few minutes it can get stolen easily especially in a big city

  2. fish Says:

    i have a unicycle.

  3. Petri Purho Says:

    I also have an unicycle. Apparently there’s an unexplainable connection between game development and unicycling.

  4. Steve Swink Says:

    OMG *swoon*. It is a requirement at Flashbang that one ride a unicycle:

    http://www.steveswink.com/images/steve_uni.jpg
    http://www.steveswink.com/images/matthew_uni.jpg

    We do offroad mountain unicycling with Dan of Data Realms/Cortex Command fame:

    http://www.steveswink.com/images/dan_uni.jpg

    Seriously, it’s time for an all-indie uni-f’ing-cycle party. STAT. That, or we should all make week-prototypes of unicycling games. Either way, everyone bring your uni to GDC and we’ll rock out! GOD, I”M SO EXCITEDDD>E>!111!ONE@!@!

  5. Kyle Gabler Says:

    haha you guys are pros, crazy unexplainable connection though…

  6. Steve Swink Says:

    Indie == unicylist? Yeah, that is a really awesome correlation. Mine is not to ask, however, mine is but to unicycle and make games.

  7. Steve Swink Says:

    Indie == unicylist? Yeah, that is a really awesome correlation. Mine is not to ask, however, mine is but to unicycle and make games.

    Seriously, though, you should get a unicycle. From unicycle.com. I’d suggest a 24″. It’s a little more intimidating at first, but you can’t really use a 20″ for transportation; at that point, you might as well walk. Even a 24″ is pushing it. Your goal should be to work up to a 29″ or geared uni (though these are a bit pricey.) Unicyclin’, huzzah!

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