HUFF (Head Up Feet First) is the OzHPV e- magazine. HUFF is sent out to members on a semi-regular basis. It's sure to include many of the things happening in the HPV world in Australia, so don't miss it. To receive the latest copies of this newsletter (as well as many other benefits) join OzHPV.
We welcome any contributions relating to HPV's. Please forward any articles to the .
What kind of articles are we looking for? Personal adventures, trail reviews, something else? We'd want something readers all around Australia can relate to and also have some bearing on human powered vehicles. Personal adventures involving Human Powered Vehicles, stories about how you acquired bikes and what you think of them, technical stories about making and improving recumbents and other cycles and what worked for you are all great for HUFF.
“Human Powered Vehicles” covers all sorts of transport including pedalled and rowing boats, human powered aircraft and human powered vehicles that run on rails. Also of interest are applications of alternative human powered machines to everyday tasks, ie: juice making, water pumping and electricity generation.
Relevant book reviews and stories passed on from obscure corners of the internet are also gratefully received.
How many words? A good length for an article would be from 400 to 2000 words. With a few photos, 400 words will fill a page and 2,000 words will fill 3 – 4 pages. We also encourage letters and responses to articles and photos with captions.
What kind of style? Full on specs or light reading?
It's really up to you but try to keep it consistent within the article. If you start writing about a cycle tour, don't suddenly break out with 3 paragraphs on why the load concentrations in the doodah caused the whatsit to bend. Just say that the whatsit bent and leave the technical stuff for another article or “breakout piece” if you want. Purely technical articles can be quite dry so its worth trying to lighten them a bit with some humour.
With photos, what size and resolution? The more resolution the better. Vive la resolution!
What formats for text?
Practically any word processor will save your article as .rtf (Rich Text Format), or .txt (Plain Text). You could also use a Word format file. Send it as an attachment to an email. Simply writing text in the body of an email is fine too.