by Steven K. Roberts California Bicyclist — April, 1987 High-tech touring… That phrase, if you’re a regular reader of glossy bicycle magazines, probably evokes colorful images of ultralight carbon-fiber frames and aerodynamic derailleurs. High tech means light and sleek, right? Well, what if I told you that I live full-time on a 220-pound recumbent, and am…

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I loved doing informal, friendly talks at local clubs… cycling, ham radio, computer, online folk, or whatever. Some of the best contacts emerged from casual settings like this, and in later years, when I became a “professional speaker,” I really missed the dinners, hanging out, and crashing at the homes of interesting hosts. Western Wheelers…

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