If you take a recumbent tricycle and enclose it in an aerodynamic fuselage, what you end up with is known as a velomobile. The vehicles are significantly faster than bicycles on the flats and downhills, plus they offer more weather protection, but they do tend to be heavy – this can make hill-climbing quite an ordeal. Some manufacturers compensate for this limitation by offering electric assist motors as optional extras, although these just add even more weight, along with boosting what is already often a pretty high price tag.
Photo: David Buchwaldek Human Powered Electric Amphibious Vehicle (HEPAV) A velomobile is a "a human-powered vehicle, enclosed for aerodynamic advantage and protection from weather and collisions, [...] derived from recumbent bicycl... Read Post
worclip: FireFly Tricycle by GeoSpace Studio The FireFly by GeoSpace is an all weather, self-illuminated, human powered vehicle. The FireFly shell connects to the front boom of a recumbent trike to create a cycling experience that p... Read Post