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 3 Books
I write, self publish and sell
books about touring
Where am I?
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Places I have been
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India and Neighbors
May 2010 to present
/ Canada / USA
May 2008 to April 2010
Sept 2007 to May 2008
Sept 2006 to Sept 2007
SE Asia / China
Nov 2004 to Sept 2006
June 2003 to June 2004
AZ, Mexico, and
March 2002 to April 2003
How I started
The 5 years before I left
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Equipment Pages Index
How Much to Bring and Weight
Advice About Advice
A Note to Perspective Sponsors and Gear Suppliers
more about Sponsorship)
HERE for Touring Bikes and Commuting Bicycles
Custom Touring Bicycles and Bike Upgrade Buyers Guide
Bicycle Touring Frames
Steel Repair Myth.
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
Touring Handlebars, Bar Ends, Adjustable Stems, and Padded Grips.
Sealed Cartridge Headsets
How to prevent flat tires
Bike Route Trails and Maps
Buying Camping Equipment
Tent and Ground
Pots and Pans
Solar Power for Camp
Bike Touring Shorts
Bicycle touring lights
Pictures of Equipment Failures
all 3 book)
and Photos of Victoria
(January 5 - February 9, 2006)
Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory
National Park Australia
(Jan 14 - 20, 2007)
View of Squeaky beach, just over that ridge straight ahead is Tidal River.
Our free campsite near Tarwin Lower.
This bit of rainforest is on the Lilly Pilly Gully walk, love that name.
Rain forest on the Sealers Cove hike.
Tim on the Lilly Pilly Gully track.
Up stream Tidal river gets wider, lots of frogs and the dreaded mozzie.
Some people said this spider was a Huntsman other said it isn't so if you know
the name of this spider let us know. This is Tim's shoe and he has a large
foot so this guy is huge, you should of heard the scream when I saw it.
Tidal River gentle enough for little kids to play in, what a beach too.
Prom NP to Tarra Bulga National Park
(Jan 15 - 28, 2007)
The rain forest walk was awesome.
I am in heaven riding through the rain forest.
The sign at the beginning of the Tarra Valley, the road is wide enough for one
For years Tim put his finger out to catch a bird for me, finally after five
years one lands on his hand, the bird is a Crimson Rosella or Mountain Lorikeet.
Bairnsdale to Jindabyne, Victoria
(February 1 - 6, 2007)
We met Martin along the way.
Into the wilderness we go.
The mighty Snowy River.
Tim at our campsite at Running Waters, we saw gliders here too. It was
a hot day but the evenings cooled off.
We made to the visitor center in Jindabyne, I was a bit tired from the ride
The Watkins lookout, you can see the road behind Tim's bike.
Australia's multi year drought has left mud cracks where lakes once were.
9-15-06 to 9-15-07
Tips & Advice
Tools and Spares
Pots and Pans
Preventing Flat Tires
Bike Touring Shorts
Have Learned On The Road
Injustice of Poverty
Much MORE Gear Here!
Cycle Touring Racks
Tents and ground