in the vast field of study commonly referred to as comparative cyclology there is one aspect that is surprisingly underexplored. to my knowledge there has never been a published study concentrating on the sciographic aspects of comparative cyclology. the aim of this post is to demonstrate the need for more comprehensive research.
to begin with compare image 1 above with image 2 below
note the sciographic similarities of the wheels in both images in spite of the substantial cyclological anomalies. now consider both the above images relative to image 3 below
it is already apparent that the unexplored subject matter will be extensive. the merits of further systematic examination are ample. so far we have only focused on tarmac as representative of horizontal recipient surfaces in general but shall we not also examine the enormous variety of potential vertical recipients as well
notice how easily recognizable the sciographic image is. in particular the angle of perception contributes to it being relatively free of distortion. but what of transitional recipients such as image 5
plainly the issue of complexity will require advanced disquisition but by no means should it be forwarded as a deterrent to the imminent commencement of this crucial research.
the need for the development of universally understood descriptive terminology should be clearly evident by now and must be prioritized before any significant advances can be accomplished in this field. but lest one deems the task at hand to be too overwhelming allow me to present the following 3 simplex images as inspiration to initiate a deeper investigation focusing in this case principally on the sciography of the cyclist, what in more lyrical layman's terms might be referred to as 'the rider's shadow'.
it is my sincere hope that i have proven beyond the shadow of doubt both the utility and the necessity of further research in this vital matter