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"I long ago realized that I could reach far more people by writing something, than by walking down the street with a banner."
- John Brunner

Lunocycle (Lunar Bicycle)  
  A bicycle specially adapted for lunar travel.  

A prospector's life is never easy. But prospecting on the moon?

...all the prospectors took bicycles along as a matter of course, just as they carried climbing ropes and spare oxygen...

The solitary prospector, deprived of his traditional burro, found the bicycle an acceptable and reliable, if somewhat less congenial, substitute. A miner's bike would have looked odd in the streets of Stockholm; over-sized wheels, doughnut sand tires, towing yoke and trailer, battery trickle charger, two-way radio, saddle bags and Geiger-counter mount made it not the vehicle for a spin in the park - but on Mars or on the Moon it fitted its purpose the way a canoe fits a Canadian stream.

From The Rolling Stones, by Robert Heinlein.
Published by Scribner's in 1952
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In his story Coventry, published in 1940, Heinlein wrote about a steel tortoise, a fascinating (and ecologically friendly) device that also substituted for burros.

If you like science fiction and prospecting, you'll enjoy Little Fuzzy, a classic story by H. Beam Piper.

Compare to the volplane from Blood of the Moon (1936) by Ray Cummings.

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