When my friend Tomais Ashdene gave me a bicycle in Second Life, I didn’t think I would be beaten by the biking bug, but the fact is that bicycling is a great way to explore some sims out there, especially the ones that reproduce a countryside atmosphere. This is the case of Roche.
Actually, it seems that Roche was made for biking. It is true that, depending on the bicycle you have, you may have problems there, for the sim allows no script by outsiders. Nonetheless, there is a bike rezzer at the arrival point.
As I said, Roche has a countryside atmosphere. No crooked buildings, no surreal stuff, no dystopia, just the simplicity of a rural area with sheep and some sparse constructions. SL is the place for our imagination to flourish, but we don’t always have to imagine the marvelous, the surprising, the weird, the fantastic. Sometimes we just want a familiar scene, something very possible in the atomic world. Roche is in that category.
The sparsity of constructions there doesn’t mean that Roche is unattractive. Quite the opposite: it contributes to keeping the sim as a low lag environment, which is perfect for riding a bike. Besides, every little detail there is beautiful and well thought of – and so, that it is a great place for taking pics.
Certainly, there are places where you can have a seat there – mainly inside the buildings: a train terminal and gas station, a bakery, a gallery/cafe and not much more than that… But it is not a sim full of couple poses of those yoga animations. Above all, Roche is a place to explore, to go biking, to walk around and be amazed at the beauty of simplicity.