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- Russian Rocket
- Zippy MacPhee
- Air Mapster 15
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BIKE GOD Mappery
The BIKE GODS stop to laugh at this sign. The puny amount of radiation emanating from the equipment on this hill can't possibly harm them. As we learned many years ago, a far more powerful radiation source — enough to fry a normal human down to his underwear — was responsible for creating the first ancient BIKE GODS.
An additional benefit of their immunity to radiation is that BIKE GODS never have to worry about getting cancer. The standard treatment for any BIKE GOD cancer, as Air Mapster found out two years ago, is to simply crank up the radiation machine to 11 and obliterate the cancer cells out of existence, while their healthy tissues remain completely unaffected. It's just a shame that normal humans are too delicate for this regimen; their treatment must unfortunately be much more conservative, with lower odds of success, in order to protect the healthy but radiation-vulnerable tissues.
Zippy points out something interesting in the distance: it appears to be some sort of research institute for environmental systems. This sparks a lively debate about what such a place might be called. A member of the old-school, Z-Mac argues that it should be pronounced as an acronym: R.I.F.E.S. But the Russian Rocket, a relative newcomer, argues that such pronunciation could sound completely different in other languages such as his native tongue. Therefore, he says, it should be pronounced as a single word: Rifes.