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== Alternate Forms ==
 
== Alternate Forms ==
Another idea might be to use a TINY folding bike, [http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/06/worlds_smallest.php like this one] or for longer trips, a real touring bike that folds up into a suitcase or a car trunk, like this 21-speed Pocket Sport from Bike Friday:
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[[File:Georgebike.jpg|300px|thumb|right|21-speed Pocket Sport]]
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[[User:gjemmott|gjemmott]]<small><sup>[http://georgejemmott.com site], [[User talk:gjemmott|wikitalk]]</sup></small> would be interested in hearing from anyone who done/seen/heard of this before.
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Another idea might be to use a TINY folding bike, [http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/06/worlds_smallest.php like this one] or for longer trips, a real touring bike that folds up into a suitcase or a car trunk, like this 21-speed Pocket Sport from Bike Friday.
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==

Revision as of 15:46, 13 January 2011

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 shows up you rise your thumb and smile. Some prefer to park the bike at a good Hitchhiking spot and wait there for a ride. Others again have a folding bike and can put their bike in a normal car trunk/boot.

Pros

  • You 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 your 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.

Alternate Forms

File:Georgebike.jpg
21-speed Pocket Sport

Another idea might be to use a TINY folding bike, like this one or for longer trips, a real touring bike that folds up into a suitcase or a car trunk, like this 21-speed Pocket Sport from Bike Friday.

External Links