Its news like this that makes me, at first, want to drop my current projects and dig into “Driving Heat”. Then I read a little more and what I want to do is start cutting and reforming Scout 2 into a hybrid human-solar powered vehicle ready to take on the world.
With no University or corporate sponsorship these riders are independently developing long distance hybrid overland travel as a mode of long distance travel. Add to this that they’re also doing this in a setting which is decidedly hostile (Have you ever tried to ride your bike in heavy traffic, up a pass, in blistering sun? No imagine doing it on 6 meter long recumbent trike.)
I wonder why there isn’t more of this in the US? Why there isn’t NGO or even corporate sponsorship for this kind of thing?