Last week we featured a report about an upcoming moon race. While our lawyers advised us to refrain from mentioning the organisers to prevent legal complications recent events make it hard not to at least pick up the topic again.
So, what happened that brought on the need to return to the subject of the moon race? Aopoa released its newest product, a pure blood racing bike from Xi’an space adjusted for human need. Moreover, that is exciting news.
The Nox, which is the name of the bike, is direct competition to the Drake Dragonfly. While the Dragonfly is currently dominating the bike market, it is safe to say it is about to get obliterated. Long time readers might know our opinion about Drake. Nonetheless, true to the Monocle Times tradition we will try to be as impartial as possible.
Why are we so excited about this release? It is simple, even after a quick look it is clear that with the Nox on the market not even idiots would still buy a Dragonfly. As in impartial poll, provided by ‘The Ladies of Star Citizen’ shows only 11% of the universe has a worse taste than the average idiot, which is a surprisingly small number.
Now that we have covered the Drake side with that we take a look at the upsides of the Nox. When building the Nox, Aopoa made it not only look a lot nicer than the Dragonfly but also into a real racer. While still counting as an open canopy craft it features a front screen which will protect you from debris on planetary surfaces or micro asteroids when cruising in space.
To come full circle, how is this related to the event covered last week. Quite simple the race gives us the chance to see just how much better the Nox is then Dragonfly. While we are still trying to confirm whether or not the Nox’s is a valid contender, we will keep you up to date on the developments.
Yesterday afternoon I was sitting The Admiral Social Club’s lounge enjoying an excellent cup of tea. Sadly, it is rare these days to find a good cup. One would think that with all the technology we have at our disposal brewing tea would be an easy task, yet most places serve dirty water rather than tea. However, this was almost, as good as back home on the Isles, just almost but what can you expect.
I digress, so I was sitting there, quietly sipping my tea in peace. At a nearby couch some chaps were deeply involved in a discussion, so deeply in fact that at times when one of them got excited it was impossible not to overhear a word or two.
The two words that stood out repeatedly were ‘race’ and ‘moon’. And while I got to admit I don’t care about either of those things very much on a personal level the reporter in me smelled an interesting story. And oh boy, an interesting story it is, or will be, I hope.
It’s all a bit hush-hush. And despite trying hard, there was no on record or off record comment from anyone involved. Nonetheless here are the rough outlines. A few chaps are planning a big race, and when I write big, I mean big, around a whole moon. I will just put in a filler sentence in here to give you time to digest that. Now that you had some time: yes, a whole moon.
There is no when and where that can be shared yet. However, TMTs staff could confirm that a moon has been rented and the route is plotted out as we speak. And I would like to remind our readers at this point that The Monocle Times is the only newspaper in the ‘Verse where a sentence ‘a moon has been rented’ is more a side note then a story.
So, let’s just talk about that for a moment. The Monocle Times thoughts on Drake is probably well known. Still, even ignoring the lapse in judgement of picking a Drake craft, the club is not a place for the 99%, its exclusive and so are the members.
Why in the wide verse would anyone want to expose themselves to the horror of 5 hours on a damn space cycle? Obviously the first and only logical explanation are brain parasites. However, the chef assured me that all imported food is screened extensively.
So, as much as it pains to say this, we couldn’t find out, this it seems to be one of the great mysteries of the Verse. Yet, The Monocle Times does not give up, we owe it to our readers to get to the ground of this. While we could not get any answers as of writing this article we will keep trying and get back to you with an update as soon as we have more information.
Sir Quentin Reginald Watson