... the cycle-tourist makes use of a variety of methods of transportation?
I love travelling to different parts of the world and I love cycling. Therefore almost all my tours have used a combination of bicycle travel and motorized travel (airplanes, trains, boats, busses, cars). In fact, on my Australian tour, I made it a bit of a game to make use of as many methods of transportation as I could, with cycling as the predominant one, of course.
And take this past weekend ... a friend and I drove to a campground, and then spent the next day touring approx. 100 miles of roads we had not ridden in that area by bicycle.
Or are you a purist who believes that using other methods of transportation mars the integrity of cycle-touring?