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I'm not sure why this page is here...

But a links page seems almost mandatory, so, here are a few sites that have, or may have, at least tangential relevance to bicycle touring that might be of interest

 

Trike stuff

Check out these trike manufacturers:

•   Greenspeed the grand-daddy of triker builders

•   HP Velotechnik an innovative German trike builder

•   Inspired Cycle Engineering the name says it all

•   MR Components another Oz trike builder, taking a different path...

•   Windcheetah has georgous looking if (even more) expensive trikes

 

Or, you can check out a whole heap of (tadpole) trike stuff in one brilliant site:

•   Trike Asylum a trike resource site that you gotta see to believe!

 

This next one is not a trike link, it's not even a recumbent link, it's a wedgie * link:

•   Airnimal makes interesting upright folding bikes that even a triker can love

* a wedgie is a rude name for an upright bike, that is, a normal two wheel bike, and it refers to the relationship between the rider's bike seat and their backside

 

Touring

There are a heap of sites out there to help you plan a tour, a couple of the legendary sites are:

•   Ken Kifer wrote the book as it were... his untimely death was left us all poorer, but check out his (archived) site, it has a heap of stuff on bike touring, still a good place to start

•   George Farnsworth has everything you ever wanted to know (and more) about carting your bike to your tour location, whether by land, sea or air

•   Bike Touring 101

•   Bicycle Fish

and there's...   oh, there are a zillion of them – go find them!

 

I find tour diaries (journals) interesting too. Reading about other's experiences can inspire, warn and otherwise inform planning of your own tour. Again, there are zillions of sites, a few of the most well-known are:

•   Crazy guy on a bike a wonderfully titled and wonderfully eclectic collection of journals worth hours of investigation

•   Trento Bike Pages the grand-daddy of bike touring sites   –   tho the latest incarnation of this site seems to have a problem displaying correctly in Internet Explorer, at least on my computer

•   Mike Bentley has gathered a long long list of (sometimes problematical) links

 

Left-Overs

Ahhh, left-overs!   The stuff that gets left behind and/or doesn't fit into any neat category...

Where do we start?   How about with advocacy? – It seems we all need someone to speak for us

•   International Human Powered Vehicle Association again, the name says it all

•   ozhpv the local Oz flavoured human powered vehicle association

•   Bicycle Federation of Australia again, the local Oz flavoured cyclists association, you'll have your own local group too – go find them & support them!

Hmmmmmm, what else?

Why not just Google?

 

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