- May 2012
- On a chain of Extinct Volcanoes
You mentioned about the soldiers of post industrial age .The Boers and British in 1900 and again in 1914, many WW1 armies, the Japanese in 1937-1941 and the American 25th Infantry all rode to battle on their bikes. The Swiss Army Bicycle (comes with a built-in knife) Regiment was only disbanded some ten years ago. So a bike is a valid weapon of war, the problem for a pre-industrial age bike is the tyres and the surface of a Roman Road, although Victorians seemed to handle cobbles, even though an early bike was called "The Boneshaker".
I find roman legions riding bicycle to be anachronistic and funny
It was intended for fun . HOpe you did not mind it !