I had to go to Germany to get my new bike frame to replace the one involved in the accident. While I was there, I visited the SPEZI bike show in Germersheim.

The SPEZI show (http://www.specialbikesshow.com/exhibitors.html) is dedicated to showing off the newest and most interesting cycles. But its not about common bicycles, this show is all about the SPECIAL cycles. Recumbents, quads, velomobiles, and assorted oddities fill this show every year.

Needless to say I had a great time!

While I was there I was able to chat with some fellow world travellers and adventurers, and visit some of the pioneers in the special cycle industry.


VELOMOBILE: The company that makes and designs awesome velomobiles.


BENT LV: Yuri, the guy that let me ride his bike, is part of Bent Lv… a cool community centered around unique cycles.


BICICAPACE: This company makes some really cool bikes…. With capacity!



TRIDENT TRIKES: An American trike company that makes a suitcase folding trike!



AURILION DESIGN: Looking to design the best, fastest and most comfortable bicycle in the world.


HP VELOTECHNIK: One bad ass recumbent company. Producing trikes and recumbent bikes.


URBAN FAHRRADBAU: Alex, the owner of this unique company produces tandem trike/upright combos.



VELTOP: a company that is designed around keeping you dry, cool and not cooked. Designing tops for bikes, scooters, and recumbent trikes!


AIDOO: a truly amazing cycle trailer company.



MATTHIAS RAMSEL and the KITE TRIKE TOUR: Matt is currently in Mongolia letting the wind propel him and his trike via a kite! Awesome! Check him out… and keep him in mind… he is going places… literally!

http://kite-trike-tour.blogspot.com/, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007317078335&fref=ts

PAOLA and IGEL: Paola and Igel have been friend with me since I started putting the JaYoe World Tour trip together. We met on FACEBOOK and have become fast friends. They have adventurous spirit that has led them to adventures and cycling and riding in trikes throughout the world. If you want to help them out, buyt their book! You can find it in the link below.:

https://grenzenlos2001.wordpress.com/, http://www.amazon.de/Rambo-El-Viajero-Ratten-Terrier-Weltumradlung/dp/3735738001/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404371870&sr=8-1&keywords=Rambo+El+Viajero

The majority of this video was recorded with the Feiyu G4 gimbal with a Go Pro Hero 4. http://www.feiyu-tech.com.

Melancholy is Incompatible with Bicycling

James E. Starrs

The JaYoe Travelogues are a video series documenting the experiences on the road as I travel on my recumbent trike from Ningbo, China to the USA.  Thru my lens, I hope to give you a glimpse of the lives, moments, triumphs and trials along the way.

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Author matt

Born in Detroit. The son of a hard working innovator and a selfless homemaker. Raised to dream. Bred to believe we are put on this earth to make a difference. Left home at 19. Moved to Las Vegas at 25. Moved to China at 30. Began to Journey at 35. More to come.

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