[ contents ] DECEMBER 2004
Velo Vision is published quarterly by Velo Vision Ltd. Daily news and updates can be found on www.velovision.co.uk
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EDITOR AND PUBLISHER: Peter Eland ARTDIRECTOR: Brian Holt WEBMASTER: Simon Ward PRINTER: Stephens & George Magazines Ltd, Merthyr Tidfil, Wales, UK. Tel 01685 388 888
PUBLISHING SCHEDULE: Issue 17: early March 2005 Issue 18: early June 2005 Issue 19: early September 2005 Issue 20: early December 2005
Velo Vision is a member of INK, trade association of the alternative press in the UK. www.ink.uk.com
VELO VISION AND VELO-VISION We weren’t first with the name. Velo-Vision (note the hyphen) is a progressive HPV-friendly bike shop in Köörten, near Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany, who also make their own recumbents. Velo Vision magazine is working in friendly harmony with Velo-Vision in Germany.
Velo Vision is printed on paper produced from sustainable forests to Nordic Swan standards.
Cover photograph: Airnimal’s Joey is an invigorating ride: see page 30.
Opposite:Every year York’s River Ouse floods. It’s fun for cyclists when it’s just a few inches deep over the riverside bike path: just don’t drop the camera! All photos by Peter Eland.
4 News Remembering Gardner Martin, Human Power archive,
new Trice models and more
10Interbike Part One First section of our mammoth report fromVegas
14’Bent for less A reader compares two second-hand recumbents
16Cycling on Venus
Examining 21st century Londoners’ attitudes to women
19Topped up with bikes
How just 72 hours of bike tuition made a big community
An exciting new folding bike and more at London’s show
22Small is beautiful
Mike Burrows and Ian Sims discuss a hot topic for HPVers:
24Thrifty three wheelers Two new owners give their impressions of the adult KMX trike
26Moulton magic? The Bridgestone Moulton put through its paces...
30Airnimal action Taking Airnimal’s budget model, the Joey, for a spin
32Book reviews Urban cycling, American travel and Marthaler’s marvellous
34Short reviews Riding the 5.8kg minibike, a hideaway mirror and more...
36Interbike Part Two
Continuing the coverage: inventions from pedals to sidecars
Weddings, velomobile feedback, the Xevon – all this and more
in your letters and emails
52Buyer’s Guide: Load-carrying
New and updated – we return to the subject of pedal-powered
56Subscribe to Velo Vision
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57Adverts The best, most interesting advertising around.
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66The Back Page Cycling crossword, a cartoon, and Spot the Difference!
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
Some fast readers finish their
Velo Visionthe day it arrives –
but our new Back Page should
put a stop to that! Flip to just
inside the back cover to
discover some fiendish puzzles
and amusements which will, we
hope, provide a cycling-related
diversion from festivities.
Contributions from readers,
especially crosswords, for next
issue would be most welcome.
Feel free to photocopy this page
– and of course the order form
on page 56 – if you don’t want
to mark the magazine.
It only remains to wish all
readers a merry Christmas break,
safe cycling and a great 2005!
PS The new Cycle and Recycle
2005 calendars have been
getting a great reception from
readers who have received them
so far, and make ideal gifts.
We’ll make every effort to get
orders placed in December to
you before Christmas. More
details on our website, or see
page 56 of this issue.