Games and gamers abound, giving young people a chance to prove themselves in a virtual world where survival is key. Video games have been the inspiration for a number of movies now, turning the once niche gaming segment into a global market where even non-gamers get to see what the fuss is all about. But things take a different turn when video games are the motivators for creative thinking. Take the example of a high school student named Chris Riffel who banded together a bunch of his friends to build a truly rugged and awesome bike called Fallout 3 Bike. Named after the game Fallout 3, the bike looks fit enough to ride around in an apocalyptic wasteland (which is where the game is set, incidentally).
Riffel and pals also took the help of a teacher to construct the beast which took weeks to build complete with nuclear symbols on the rear and front. No power specs have been mentioned about the Fallout 3 Bike so we can only guess at its performance.
The bike was made out of steel that was carefully cut and an engine procured from scrap. Transmission was given a miss along with suspension and a front brake. That’s not a problem, though, as you probably wouldn’t need to be a speed demon if you’re stuck in an apocalyptic wasteland. What it does have are massive tires which could probably act as a replacement for the suspension and lack of springs.
The Fallout 3 Bike has received praise from many quarters especially since it was built largely by students. Riffel’s tribute to the game is truly awe-inspiring and makes you wonder what would happen if every kid would put his creativity to work. We’re sure that the bike will soon catch the attention of the game’s developers and we’d love to see Riffel and company get their much-deserved fame.