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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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I write, self publish and sell books about touring

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Places I have been
How can I afford this?)

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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The Best Women's Specific Bike Touring Saddles and Seats For Sale

(see more) Brooks Saddles - Maintaining a Brooks Leather Bike Saddle - bicycle touring saddle

Shop for Terri Women's Bike Saddles

I (Cindie) learned the hard and painful way that  bicycle saddles designed for men are not appropriate or uncomfortable for women.  Men and women have very different rear ends so it only makes since that they would have different looking bike seats.  Women's bicycle seats have many differences compared to men's but mainly they are wider to accommodate a woman's wider hips and shorter to fit our smaller bodies.  If you are a woman reading this and are currently riding a bike saddle designed by a man for men please read on.  Comfortable cycling demands a well fitting bicycle touring saddle.

I ride a Terry saddles especially made for a woman's anatomy.  In my early days of biking I was constantly in pain while riding my bicycles.  I changed bike seats often looking for a solution.  I bought so many different bicycle saddles it was getting expensive and Tim complained about installing them. Then I found Terry brand women's specific bicycle saddles.  These comfortable bike seats are designed by a woman for women.  She came up with the unique design of cutting out the center of the saddle where it presses against a women’s sensitive area.  Soon I had a Terry saddle on my mountain bike, road bike, touring bicycle, and tandem. When I was getting ready to leave on our around the world bike tour I called Terry Bicycles in a panic asking what saddle should I use for a long tour.  She had a very simple answer for me.  Use the one you are using now so I left with a Terry Liberator Ti racer.  She was right!  I was comfortable and had very few saddle sores or cycling discomforts.  I now ride a Terry Ti Race Saddle and it works just as well.  Personally, I would not ride a bike without a Terry saddle or designed specifically for a woman.

Terry Woman's Specific Bicycle Saddles

Terry Women's Liberator X Saddle

Great for lengthy rides and touring where body position is slightly more upright. The Liberator is wider and contoured in the rear for additional support and has a larger cutaway for relief and increased ventilation. Made in Italy. Cromoly Rails. Leather cover with kevlar edges. 9.8/6.5 in. 371g.

Shop for Terri Women's Bike Saddles


Terry Butterfly Ti Special Edition Saddle

The ultimate bike seat for women, ridden and universally loved around the world. For 14 years, Terry has been designing and testing saddles with female athletes, distance riders and recreational cyclists. Introduced in 1999, the Italian-made Butterfly represents the best in all that research and development. Wider in the rear than typical race saddles for good support of a woman's sit bones; completely cut away through the nose and mid-section, making it flexible and comfortable against soft tissues; low profile, flat top with multi-density injection molded foam that's a bit stiffer in the rear for more power while pedaling; lightest weight titanium rails attach to the shell in an integral suspension bridge design that minimizes road shock; textured leather wears beautifully over time and keeps you in position. Black with embroidered butterfly. Titanox rails. 274g.

Shop for Terri Women's Bike Saddles


(see more) Brooks Saddles - Maintaining a Brooks Leather Bike Saddle - bicycle touring saddle


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




eXTReMe Tracker



Bicycle Touring
Tips & Advice

- Bike Stuff
- Camping

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

Much MORE Gear Here!

Sponsors (how?)

Cycle Touring Racks

Tents and ground cloths
Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress Pads

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