The so called "Human Powered Vehicle" is a paradox. In the technical sense, it is a vehicle. But in the legal sense, it is often called "a contrivance".
The NFA Vehicles Type 6 pictured above has a headlight, red and amber marker lights, and a horn from an Oldsmobile Cutlass.It has a rear view mirror mounted on the outside, left, in front of the drivers door.
This bike is very rare, in that most velomobiles are recumbents. This one is based on an upright bike, albeit with 20 inch wheels.
Don't ask me about cross winds. I just steer into them. It's the same as corecting the course of an airplane or a sailboat in a wind.
Here is the Type 5 in woodland camoflage, which has the same front fairing:
Here's another photo, the camoflage has been repainted plain grey, like a naval vessel:
The Apple Macintosh wasn't on the internet, so I printed a flyer on the dot-matrix printer:
The problem with this was, I couldn't build a ladies bike with a faring, because the frame rails would not be parallel to the ground. Mellisa solved that problem be designing the Type 9:
The fairing is a quarter-scale model of a Kenworth truck with spoiler. We increased the wheel size from 20 to 24 inch. If I call it a Fiberglass Ladies Utility Bicycle, then the abreviation will be FLUB.
I find it easy to mix with traffic on these bikes, because the frame rails are strong, and the fairings are also strong, in fact they act as bumpers. I have ridden these bikes in traffic, when any other bike would have to move out of the way. There have been impacts, but all the damage was to the cars. I am not subject to the 5 MPH bumper law, which makes car companies put very weak bumpers on their cars. We build these bikes like trucks, which have 20 MPH bumpers.
I hope you liked this thread. I thought it would be fun to include a thread about some Human Powered Vehicles in this new Vehicular Cycling sub-forum. I hope we can inspire some new thinking and give other bike customizers some new ideas. I think we pushed the envelope of what is posible in bike building. If these bikes are way different than any others you have seen, we did that on purpose.