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Our Customers: Recumbent Adventures and Travel Reports

A large number of our customers are not only actively on the road with their recumbent, but also on the internet. In their blogs and vlogs, we’re there at first hand – whether it’s traveling to faraway countries or just adventures right beyond the doorstep. Discover more about globetrotters and everyday cyclists on recumbents by HP Velotechnik:

Pages in German:

    • Maria Jeanne Dompierre: the “Liegeradfrau”
      An enthusiastic recumbent cyclist writes about her experiences – especially with an electrified Scorpion fs 20. In the meantime the “Liegeradfrau” serves many not only as a classical personal blog, but has established itself as a thematically broadly diversified information portal.
    • Klaus Dapp: Liegevelo
      Klaus Dapp from Darmstadt reports about his tours and everyday experiences with the Grasshopper fx. He regularly visits trade fairs such as the special bicycle fair (SPEZI) in Germersheim or the Eurobike and reports on the latest developments in two wheel recumbents. He also writes at first hand about HP’s headquarters in Kriftel.
    • Fredy Artho: Liegeradblog
      “It’s the ideal touring bike for us.” After long research and test rides, Fredy and his wife Barbara decided in 2013 for their very first big bike trip not for the classic Streetmachine Gte, but two Grasshopper fx – and have not regretted it until today, as the reports about their following trips show.
    • Oliver Brandmüller: Sysadminbybike
      Oliver Brandmüller from Berlin is blogging about his tours with the Speedmachine. Even though the good piece already lists 2008 on the birth certificate, the two are quite sporty on the road, but enjoyment and experience are anything but in last place.
    • Dirk Prüter: Urlaub, mal anders
      When Dirk starts on the doorstep in Cologne, he sometimes cracks the 10,000-kilometer mark before unlocking the door again. Since a “fire-and-ice” try-out in Iceland in 2016, which he also reports on in one of his books, his Scorpion fx has proven itself for such mega-tours.
    • Martin Schmid: TrikeTracks
      “I’ll take you on a tour,” the maven of his Swabian homeland invites at the beginning of his videos. The so modest sounding phrase often stands for discovery trips to hidden little paradises as well as many exciting and sometimes surprising stories about landmarks or historically significant places.
    • Klaus Vock: Radfahrlust
      The Scorpion rider Klaus Vock was not only enthusiastic about his tricycle, but also, as an MS sufferer, about the newly gained quality of life. He wanted to share this experience with others affected by illness and physical limitations. The result was a self-aid group, which we, together with other manufacturers, are happy to support in organizing a large cycling tour year in year out.
    • Bruno Schmidt: ALS – Bruno’s Challenge
      The road bike enthusiast from Linnich was diagnosed the disease ALS, which became known through the “Ice Bucket Challenge”. On the road bike he fought against the progressive limitations with impressive will and optimism – for himself and for others. When this was no longer possible, he took up the challenge with one of our Scorpions. In the meantime Bruno has finally lost the fight against the terrible disease, the association ALS-Alle Lieben Schmidt e.V. continues his work after his death.

International Pages:

    • Sylvia Halpern: Travels By Trike (English)
      “Myrtle the Turtle” is what Sylvia calls her Scorpion fs 20, which has accompanied her on many wonderful journeys. As a renowned expert, she not only reports on it on her blog, but also provides valuable tips and tricks.
    • Bill Langelier: Tour de Longevity (English)
      Bill and his old friend and work colleague Carl are on a quest to find out about the secret of a long life. To do so, the two seek out opportunities for spontaneous conversation with interesting people along the way from the seat of their Scorpion fs 26 trikes.
    • William Cortvriendt: Trike Asylum (English)
      The physician William Cortvriendt reports on his experiences as a trike rider and focuses in particular on the health-promoting aspects of recumbent cycling. The website also gives asylum to a number of other trikers, so you can find plenty of material to browse through here.
    • Steve Greene aka Trike Hobo: Wild Steve (English)
      The founder and operator of the Trike Asylum can be found here on his dedicated personal page. The prolific author of nearly a dozen books has owned a number of different bicycles and recumbents, and as his “final human-powered vehicle acquisition” has chosen a Scorpion fs 26 Enduro, which serves as both a sport and adventure machine as well as a car replacement.
    • Eva Pfarrwaller: Next Stop: Where? (Multilingual)
      The Swiss rider with her Streetmachine Gte and her partner, the Portuguese Miguel Anjo, who is also a recumbent enthusiast, has no fixed destination. On their blog, which is now maintained only irregularly, you can still find valuable tips for bike travelers.
    • Deb Wellwood: Raven Ecological Blog (English)
      “I’m a wildlife ecologist, naturalist, and carnivore specialist; science educator, writer, and blogger; adventurer; and cook”, that’s how Deb describes herself. No need to add “recumbent cyclist”, her Streetmachine Gte accompanies her faithfully and persistently anyway.
    • Robin Mégret und Arlen Détraz with Firmin Manoury: Hello Bike World (French / English)
      Three friends on probably the trip of their lifetime: Starting in Switzerland, they have traveled over 15,000 km and 20 countries to Malaysia for a year starting in April 2017, Robin and Arlen each with a Scorpion fs 20 as their ride. Even before the start of the tour the trio was already raving with amazing videos and great sense of humour.
    • Paul Doffing: Freedom From Fuel Tour (English and musically)
      The biking musician must be able to rely on his fingers when he performs with his guitar. But thanks to his Streetmachine Gte numb fingers are fortunately passé.
    • Agence Future (English)
      The fascinating history of an expedition around the globe in search of the future has given rise to an organization that initiates interdisciplinary projects worldwide.
    • Matthew Galat: JaYoe! (English)
      On his tenderly named “Tiger Duck” yellow and black Scorpion fs 20, Matt has embarked on a sort of ongoing world tour, which he has at times reported on almost daily in vlog posts. Even though he has since switched to a trike of a different design, a relationship linked with many memories has grown over the years.

No longer actively maintained:

    • Lars Reisberg: Speedmachineadventures
      A guy from Hamburg, a recumbent bike and a lot to tell. Tour reports from Canada, Sweden, Portugal and the little joys of the day with the Speedmachine.
    • Redtoyz / Speedmachine (English)
      The American Bill Boltralik introduces his hobbies: His red Speedmachine, but also hovercrafting, helicopter flying and much more.
    • Daniela und Stephan: Liegebummler
      In December 2014, the two travellers from Munich set off for New Zealand and gradually explored the globe from there. Base: each a Streetmachine Gte.

Other useful links (info pages, associations, etc.):

    • HPV Deutschland
      The website of Human Powered Vehicles Deutschland e.V., the German roof association for muscle-powered vehicles. Lots of information about recumbents, detailed link list, hints about the German HPV mailing list.
    • Laidback Bike Report
      Monthly video webcasts about recumbents. The team around founder Gary Solomon presents novelties and reports from fairs and events not only in the USA, but also e.g. from the special bicycle fair SPEZI.
    • Liegeradmagazin
      Information and news about recumbents, trikes and velomobiles.
    • Radfahren
      The magazine for leisure cyclists and cycling enthusiasts. With tests, service, shopping advice, bike tours and more!