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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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Places I have been
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India and Neighbors
May 2010 to present

Alaska / Canada / USA
May 2008 to April 2010

New Zealand
Sept 2007 to May 2008

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

How I started
The 5 years before I left

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Equipment Pages Index

How Much to Bring and Weight
Some Advice About Advice
A Note to Perspective Sponsors and Gear Suppliers
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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.
Sealed Cartridge Headsets

How to prevent flat tires
Bike Route Trails and Maps

Buying Camping Equipment
Tent and Ground Cloth
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Camp Stove
Pots and Pans
Water Filter
First Aide Kits
Solar Power for Camp

Bike Touring Shorts

Short-wave Radio
Bicycle touring lights

Packing list
Pictures of Equipment Failures

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Metal Studded Snow/ Ice Spiked Bicycle Tires for Bike Commuting and Bicycle Touring on Slick Roads

My experience with touring bicycle tires - Off Road and Dirt Trail Bicycle Touring Tires. - Just bike tour tires
Touring Bicycle and parts - Equipment Index - Bicycle touring Sponsorship - All Equipment Index


Winter bicycle commuting on ice and snow or bicycle touring in extreme weather often requires special, hard-to-find, studded bike tires. 

Schwalbe Ice Spiker Winter Studded Tire 26" x 2.10

As the snow begins the fall and the ice accumulates on the ground we start to see less people on the road and more trainers coming out of storage.  Before you think about jumping on the iron horse and staring at the 2006 Tour video you watched 30 times last year, think about picking up a pair of the Schwalbe Ice Spikers studded winter tires and riding in the winter conditions.  The 304 spikes keep you glued to the road or trail through the corners, and they are constructed of steel so you know they will last. (from catalog)

**Tires must be run-in for 25 miles on a hard surface to set the spikes in place.

Schwalbe Marathon Winter Bicycle Tire with metal studs 700x35

* 240 spikes

Schwalbe Marathon Winter Tires. For a safer journey. You have full control on icy roads with the Marathon Winter. Even in tight bends and under violent braking everything remains under control. The spikes work best on ice when running at minimum pressure, while at maximum pressure the tires can be ridden on ice-free roads with minimal road noise. (from catalog)
Features and Information
Marathon Winter
* Marathon Silica compound for easy rolling and longer life
* Reflex sidewalls incorporate light-reflecting bands


Brrr, at least some of the snow has melted. Tibet


My experience with touring bicycle tires - Off Road and Dirt Trail Bicycle Touring Tires. - Just bike tour tires
Touring Bicycle and parts - Equipment Index - Bicycle touring Sponsorship - All Equipment Index


Camp Stove
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping pad
Water Filter
Camp Cooking
First Aide
Touring/Utility Bikes
Solar Charging
Tools and Repair
Topeak Deluxe Kit



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Bicycle Touring
Tips & Advice

- Bike Stuff
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Touring Bicycles

Tools and Spares

Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress
Camp Stove
Water Filter
Pots and Pans
First Aide Kits
Solar Power
Bike Maps
Preventing Flat Tires

Bike Computer
Cargo Trailers
Kick Stands
Commuting Bikes

Camp Shower/Toiletry Bag


Bike Shoes
Bike Touring Shorts

Stealth/Free Camp

What I Have Learned On The Road

Dreaming of Endless Travel

Injustice of Poverty

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Sponsors (how?)

Cycle Touring Racks

Tents and ground cloths
Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress Pads

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