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'''Hitchbiking''' is a mixture between hitchhiking and biking. Instead of waiting on on single spot for someone to [[Picking up hitchhikers|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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'''Hitchbiking''' is a mixture between hitchhiking and biking. Instead of waiting on on single spot for someone to [[Picking up hitchhikers|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.
 
 
==Pros==
 
  
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== Pros ==
 
* You are never get stuck in a bad hitchhiking spot.
 
* 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 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.
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* You can enjoy beautiful parts of our trip on a slow pace with your bike and skip bad or hard ones while hitchhiking.
 
* You can enjoy beautiful parts of our trip on a slow pace with your bike and skip bad or hard ones while hitchhiking.
  
==Cons==
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== Cons ==
 
 
 
* It's harder to find someone who has room for you and your bike. You might consider getting yourself a fold-up bike, which uses significantly less space.
 
* It's harder to find someone who has room for you and your bike. You might consider getting yourself a fold-up bike, which uses significantly less space.
 
* 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.
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* In countries with tiny cars and few trucks its really hard.
 
* In countries with tiny cars and few trucks its really hard.
  
==Countries==
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== Countries ==
 
It's better in places with lots of pick-up trucks, such as [[South America]].
 
It's better in places with lots of pick-up trucks, such as [[South America]].
  
 
[[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.
 
[[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.
  
 
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== External Links ==
==External Links==
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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]
* [http://greencycle.ca/blog/?p=11 GreenCycle Blog]
 
* [http://www.bikeabout.org/resource/ij3.htm Thoughts from Corinne]
 
 
* [http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/hitch_hiking/87468 Berner Werner about HitchBiking]
 
* [http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/hitch_hiking/87468 Berner Werner about HitchBiking]
 
* [http://benn.org/2008/07/15/now-hitch-biking-travel-plan-updated/ Meinhard's thoughts about HitchBiking]
 
* [http://benn.org/2008/07/15/now-hitch-biking-travel-plan-updated/ Meinhard's thoughts about HitchBiking]
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Revision as of 02:11, 10 October 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 beautiful parts of our trip on a slow pace with your bike and skip bad or hard ones while hitchhiking.

Cons

  • It's harder to find someone who has room for you and your bike. You might consider getting yourself a fold-up bike, which uses significantly less space.
  • 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