526 pages / 57 full-page photographs / guest chapters / tips / tricks / secrets
a nomad’s handbook by steve greene
A COMPREHENSIVE HOW-TO TRIKE TOUR MANUAL FOR PASSIONATE ADVENTURERS! NEWLY UPDATED, REVISED, AND EXPANDED FOR 2017.
This is an extensive guide for any recumbent triker who wishes to set out on an overland journey on a human powered tricycle – a must for all serious touring cyclists!
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The first edition of this handbook was published in 2012 by iUniverse, with 344 pages and 44 photographs. This updated, revised, and expanded edition is 526 pages with 57 photographs.
GET READY TO PEDAL AND EXPERIENCE YOUR VERY OWN SELF-PROPELLED RECUMBENT TRIKE ADVENTURE! LEARN HOW TO DO IT HERE.
.Discover all the tips, tricks, and secrets of recumbent tricycle touring in this comprehensive HOW-TO trike tour manual, including expert advice from four overland tricyclists, and guest chapters by Glen Aldridge*, Matt Galat*, and Mark Waters*.
Traveling overland on a human powered recumbent tadpole tricycle can be a daunting concept. Will motorists see me? Will I be safe? What do I bring along? How will my gear fit on a tricycle? Where will I sleep? How will I eat? What if it rains? How do I get help? Initially, there are many unknowns. Fear controls the mind. But then a voice crying for true adventure answers back and we begin pedaling away from the safety of home. Anxieties melt away. Our living adventure has begun! Learn what cross country tricycle travel involves ahead of time in The Overland Triker.
What awaits me out there? Is it truly possible to travel great distances on nothing more substantial than a human powered recumbent tadpole tricycle? We trikers are a rare breed, yet we still know fear, often remaining shackled to personal convenience and comfort. Questions of visibility, safety, gear choice, sleeping, eating, inclement weather, and procedure fill our heads. Learn what it’s all about here. Then embark on your own incredible odyssey to discover how far you really can go with human power!
Only a minuscule handful of humans would dare venture out cross country on a human powered tricycle. Most believe it’s sheer madness, fraught with life threatening perils. Have these beliefs kept you prisoner despite an inner call to pedal forth? Discover reality inside this cover. Learn about safely sharing the road with automobiles. Realize what supplies are essential, and which only serve to slow your progress. Determine how to efficiently fit your gear on a trike. Get the scoop on how to eat, sleep, and offload processed food and drink. Find out how technical aspects of your trike will make your trek free from injury and far more enjoyable. A living adventure like no other awaits you. Break away from the rote mediocrity of fearful society, gain your freedom, and discover how far you really can go with human power!
He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.
* Glen Aldridge owns Mid-Island Trike Adventures on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and specializes in teaching people the ins and outs of touring.
* Matt Galat is a film-maker, entrepreneur, and cyclist, pedaling a recumbent tricycle around Earth, visiting over 100 countries during a 5-7 year period.
* Mark Waters has cross country toured for nearly 40 years, and owns Backcountry Recumbent Cycles in Bend, Oregon, helping all who seek it.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Freedom – It’s Out There … 5
Watered By The Gods … 14
Divergent Gems Of Nomadic Ideology … 22
Seven Fundamental Questions … 24
Death By Trike Is Not Inevitable … 38
Choosing Your Tadpole Tricycle … 45
The Fat Tire Recumbent Tricycle … 76
Hot Time On The Old Towne … 85
Tempering Fear Through Experience … 92
Sustainable Ecological Organic Engine … 121
What To Bring & How To Pack It … 136
Only a Mile – Realities in 5280 Feet … 195
Flat Tire And Foot Fire … 196
There’s A Signpost Up Ahead … 218
New Dimensions Beyond Old Boundaries … 228
Forged In The Furnace Of Experience … 241
Overland Triker Tips, by Glen Aldridge … 256
The Road Is The Ultimate Teacher, by Matt Galat … 273
Sub 36 Hour Overnighter, by Mark Waters … 280
A Trike Nomad’s Diary – Life on the PCTA … 285
Just A Few Concluding Tips And Tricks … 410
Gallery of Trike Nomad Photographs … 469
Meet the Author … 524
Books by Steve … 525
Parting Shot … 526
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P R E P A R E W E L L
… on a recumbent trike, this could take a while:
FAILING TO PREPARE IS PREPARING TO FAIL