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View Poll Results: Bicyclists - do YOU want your own HU Forum?
Not interested - there's lots out there! 3 21.43%
Yes - ONE forum is good. 7 50.00%
Yes - TWO Forums - Bike Tech and 'Non-Tech' - Travel etc 4 28.57%
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Old 27 Apr 2007
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Cyclists....

One thought occurred to me today, that has probably already been raised, but I think is worth a quick shout...

Whilst riding down here in South America, we've bumped into quite a few long distance cyclists, mostly from Europe and North America. After chatting to them, I've come to realise that they don't appear to have a set of forums like our dearselves.

Has the question about opening the forum up to pedal cyclists been considered?

Why? Well...

1. More users is better for advertisers.
2. Many motorcyclists are also practising or ex pedal cyclists.

Just a thought...
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I wonder how long it would take to cycle a bike from north america to south america.God bless them!! Has anyone reading this post done it before?

Please let me know.
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Old 28 Apr 2007
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Has the question about opening the forum up to pedal cyclists been considered?
I think it's a good idea. A lot of issues discussed here are common to all travelers (visas, border crossings, health & security etc.) and there is certainly a shared sense of adventure. However, a separate forum might be useful to discuss bicycle-related technical issues and equipment, or to point cyclists in each other's direction.

A group of cyclists arrived in Port Sudan from the UK in 1985 on a sponsored ride for Oxfam. I would love to hear from any of you, if you are out there.

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Trevor,

not all the way, but I cycled from Punta Arenas to Santiago de Chile a few years ago :-) Don't pity them - rather envy them. It isn't as tough as it seems and is great fun. You don't cover as many k's as on a M/C but you see more of the landscape.

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I do enjoy traveling by bike though ;-)
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I think this is a good idea, even if it's only on a trial basis, it is wheeled travel after all! More travel knowledge in the mix can only be a good thing! I'm quite into my cycling and done a bit of touring (although I'm more of a 'lets go ride around a forest track and then have scones' type guy). Part of the reason I like HU is reading what other people are up to as well, and some people do really cool stuff on pushys.

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Miss my older years.I was a cyclist before,actually i found this forum at that days.
I quit pedalling due to my knee problem,but i still like travelling on a bicycle very much.
One thing i realised that travelling on a bicycle is more dense than on a motorbike.It need to pass the roads more than one time on a motorbike,on a bicycle once is enough to remember the landscapes,mountains,rivers and the things that you seen.

But there is a lot of local and global,active forums for cyclists to discuss everything.
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IF there are already good forums for bicyclists for rtw / long distance travel, perhaps it's a waste of space and won't get much traffic?

OR is HU unique and they'd be happy to have the space?

Bicyclists, let us know if you'd like your own forum for topics specific to bicyclists - like the 4wd'ers - under the overall HU forums.
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They still have two wheels I suppose!

Hasn't anybody told them the internal combustion engine was invented many years ago!

The more people that join in the better for all.
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Travel is travel, regardless how you get around. I would be happy to see a bicycling forum on HU. I too met several cyclists on my recent trip through Latin America, and I think they would fit right in as HU members. Of course I cycle too, so I'm prejudiced.
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Why not?

There are already fora and mailing lists out there for long distance cyclists, and for maintenance, technical etc, but Googling for anything to do with RTW always pulls up the HUBB as one of the first hits, so perhaps a non-internal combustion section could be good, after all there's the cyclists, the walkers, the riders, the llama trekkers.

But possibly just the one section, not a tech section too.
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Go for it: I am about to do some cycling in France so it's relevant to me.

Further to the walkers, llama trailers etc of the last post:

Spare a thought for this guy, who is not on two wheels but he is pulling a couple (or a sledge at times!):-

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I know an English fellow, Alaistair Humphrey's who took four years to bicycle around the world, no support. I thought that impressive. He's from the same area in UK as this Goliath expedition fellow which makes even bicycling RTW look easy!

I think a separate bicycling section is good as I'm sure they'd have some great tips on how to travel as light as possible etc.
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cyclist form is a good idea. it is also two wheels and every biker have an pushbike history. and maybe cyclist find the truth and can upgrade them selves to motorbike with the help of HU
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