“This was about average for my gang….”
March 21, 2006
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“The bike I rode had a front armor weight of 180 pounds; it could stop blasts from twin Vulcans, and often did. My bike had a vulcan mounted front and a smokescreen rear; this was about average for my gang.”
— Fred Wolke, Bethel CT, ADQ 4/1
Hephaestus — Heavy cycle with CA frame, hvy suspension, medium cycle plant with superconductors, 2 PR tires, cyclist, VMG with 10 shots of ammo front, SS back. Armor: F 30, B 7, two 9 point cycle wheelguards, 10 points CA around power plant, 10 points CA around SS. Acceleration 10, Top Speed 120 mph, weighs 1,298 lbs, costs $10,124.
[I don’t think CA frames or half-space cycle component armor was available back when Fred wrote his letter, but maybe he had some sources on the black market that I don’t know about. Anyways, this design was built with the Compenium 2e rules just to see if it could be done. Does it make sense for a gang to be riding around in $10,000 cycles? Not sure about that, but if that’s average… then there’s some dudes riding around on 15 to 20 grand worth o’ hog!]
[Edited 3/22/06 to correct a design error.]