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'''Introduction'''
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'''Hitchbiking''' is a mixture between hitchhiking and biking. Instead of waiting on on single spot for someone to pick you up you are sitting on a bike, already heading for your destination. Once a Pickup Truck or a big truck showes up you rise your thumb and smile. Some prefer to park the bike at a good [[Where_to_hitchhike| Hitchhiking spot]] and wait there for a ride.
  
Hitchbiking is a mixture between hitchhiking and biking. Instead of waiting on on single spot for someone to pick you up you are sitting on a bike, already heading for your destination. Once a Pickup Truck or a big truck showes up you rise your thumb and smile. Some prefer to park the bike at a good [[Where_to_hitchhike| Hitchhiking spot]] and wait there for a ride.
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==Pros==
 
 
 
 
'''Pros:'''
 
  
 
* You are never get stuck in a bad hitchhiking spot.
 
* You are never get stuck in a bad hitchhiking spot.
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* You can enjoy beautifull parts of our trip on a slow pace with your bike and skiü bad or hard ones while hitchhiking.
 
* You can enjoy beautifull parts of our trip on a slow pace with your bike and skiü bad or hard ones while hitchhiking.
  
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==Cons==
  
'''Cons:'''
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* It's harder to find someone who has room for you and your bike.
 
 
* It s harder to find someone who has room for you and your bike.
 
 
* You need good bags which should be easy to remove from the bike.
 
* You need good bags which should be easy to remove from the bike.
 
* It s not that obvious for the driver that you want a ride.
 
* It s not that obvious for the driver that you want a ride.
 
* In countries with tiny cars and few trucks its really hard.
 
* In countries with tiny cars and few trucks its really hard.
  
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==Countries==
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It's better in places with lots of pick-up trucks, such as [[South America]].
  
'''External Links:'''
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[[User:guaka|guaka]]<small><sup>[http://guaka.org site], [[user talk:guaka|wikitalk]]</sup></small> can confirm it's very easy in [[Ecuador]].  Hitching with 2 people and 2 bikes was very easy.
  
GreenCycle Blog [http://greencycle.ca/blog/?p=11]
 
  
Thoughts from Corinne [http://www.bikeabout.org/resource/ij3.htm]
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==External Links==
  
Berner Werner about HitchBiking [http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/hitch_hiking/87468]
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*  [http://greencycle.ca/blog/?p=11 GreenCycle Blog]
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*  [http://www.bikeabout.org/resource/ij3.htm Thoughts from Corinne]
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* [http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/hitch_hiking/87468 Berner Werner about HitchBiking]
  
 
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Revision as of 19:18, 13 May 2008

Hitchbiking is a mixture between hitchhiking and biking. Instead of waiting on on single spot for someone to pick you up you are sitting on a bike, already heading for your destination. Once a Pickup Truck or a big truck showes up you rise your thumb and smile. Some prefer to park the bike at a good Hitchhiking spot and wait there for a ride.

Pros

  • You are never get stuck in a bad hitchhiking spot.
  • You are more flexible because you don t depend on traffic. That means you can explore little beaches, rivers or villages with your bike and hitchbike further afterwards.
  • You get a lot of attention if you are running on your bike with all the luggage.
  • You can enjoy beautifull parts of our trip on a slow pace with your bike and skiü bad or hard ones while hitchhiking.

Cons

  • It's harder to find someone who has room for you and your bike.
  • You need good bags which should be easy to remove from the bike.
  • It s not that obvious for the driver that you want a ride.
  • In countries with tiny cars and few trucks its really hard.

Countries

It's better in places with lots of pick-up trucks, such as South America.

guakasite, wikitalk can confirm it's very easy in Ecuador. Hitching with 2 people and 2 bikes was very easy.


External Links