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The story of how I saved money, quit my job, sold my possessions, and set off to endlessly travel by bike around the world. My Plan

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May 2010 to present

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May 2008 to April 2010

New Zealand
Sept 2007 to May 2008

Australia
Sept 2006 to Sept 2007

SE Asia / China
Nov 2004 to Sept 2006

South America
June 2003 to June 2004

AZ, Mexico, and Central America
March 2002 to April 2003

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The 5 years before I left


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START HERE for Touring Bikes and Commuting Bicycles
Custom Touring Bicycles and Bike Upgrade Buyers Guide
Bicycle Touring Frames 
The Steel Repair Myth.
Steel and Aluminum Derailleur Hanger Repair.
Bicycle Touring Wheels
Phil Wood: The Best Bicycle Hubs

Panniers / Bike Bags
Cargo Trailers Vs Panniers
Tires for Bike Tours..
Bicycle Touring Saddles.
Women's Specific Bike Touring Saddles
Brooks Leather Touring Bicycle Saddle Care and Conditioning
Bike Computer
Touring Handlebars, Bar Ends, Adjustable Stems, and Padded Grips.
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My Around the World Bicycle Touring Travel Plans and Planning Map

I plan and hope to be fortunate enough to visit all continents and countries in due time. Obviously a hand full of countries are currently impossible to visit because of wars and other problems but I still hold out that given enough time, maybe decades, things will clear up and I can visit someday. This may raise some eyebrows but I always think about the generation that would have told you it would be impossible to visit Germany or Japan. Also, Antarctica, Greenland, and the North Pole are not especially bike friendly places so I doubt if we visit unless I win the lottery or some other unforeseen opportunity arises.

The longer I bike tour and travel (9 years at the time of writing) the harder it is to describe my future plans and the less I actually plan ahead.  The planning that does remain revolves around when and where is the best weather for cycling and camping, how long my tourist visas allows me to stay in each country, and what countries I can afford given the varies exchange rates with the US dollar.  For these reasons my around the world bicycle touring plans have evolved into the list of places (below) I have not yet visited but still want to see.
(see Finance pages to see how I  can afford it)

Completed
(RED line on map above)

As you can see I have much more in my future than I do in the past.


North & Central America
(3-30-02 to 4-17-03) Arizona, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

South America
(6-3-03 to 6-17-04) Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile.

China & Southeast Asia
(11- 22, 04 to 9-15-06) Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Laos, Thailand again, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Australia
(9-15-06 to 9-15-07) The states of South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, Victoria again, New South Wales, Queensland, and the Northern Territory.

New Zealand
(
9-16-07 to 5-2-08) North and South Island

Alaska / Canada / USA
(5-3-08 to 4-30-10) Visiting family and exploring our own back yard

India and Neighbors
(5-1-10 to present) I already know we like the food and plan on traveling about 4 years in the area

In my Future
(BLUE line on map above)

I have given up on predicting dates when I will visit the areas below and they are not in order.


-Europe The grand tour
at least 12 months each visit

- The Middle East Lets see what all the fuss is about
about 9 months

- Africa Cape Town to Egypt
at least 2 years

- Russia and Neighbors Overland from Europe to China?
who knows how long this will take?

- Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippians can I afford it? about 2 years

- Return to South America There is a big loop I missed through the eastern part the continent including the Amazon regions. about 2 years

- Return to Australia for a big loop in the west.  Indonesia can be added to this also. about 18 months

- Return to the USA and Canada (not drawn on map) Because I am from the USA and have family there I return every 3 - 5 years.  During these visits I plan to cross Canada and the USA on some of the more popular routes.

 

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