I am hard at work on ‘Burners! – Jetbike Racing in the 25th Century’. I thought you guys might be interested in a small sneak peek. I am approaching each race of the Emperor’s Cup as a separate scenario. This is the opening teaser for the race in the Ice Canyons of Chrysallis.
Chrysallis is cold. Damned cold. An icy rock with little to offer its inhabitants but rich radium ore mines if you are tough enough to get it. So despite it being a cold little rock in space it had two things going for it to attract a race – wealthy benefactors, and an extreme lack of a tourist trade.
The ice caverns are a man made marvel. Carved out of the thick ice shelves of the Western peninsula, they are a winding, weaving and extremely challenging course for the most experienced burner. For the gallery, large chambers have been dug out of the ice with windows that overlook the race.
The blistering cold in the canyon has been known to freeze over instruments, cause havoc with fuel mixtures and lock up steering columns. Not to mention the effect that it has on the drivers.