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 )
Women's specific touring bicycle frame
Almost everything in the cycling marketplace is
made to fit men. Besides cute cycling clothes for women and a few pieces
of gear like
Terry Saddles, the industry has a long way to go. Women have different
proportions than men so
it makes sense that bicycle touring frames would have a different geometry.
Generally speaking, women have longer legs and shorter torsos compared to men,
so bikes with shorter top tubes with the same seat tube would work better.
This is one reason to consider paying for a custom built frame.
This adds to the problem of buying a high-end touring bicycle.
Usually they're bought over the phone from a man selling touring bikes
meant for men. I have seen road bikes made just for women so why not touring bikes?
Maybe one exists that I don't know about.
touring bikes here
The bikes below are sold online and shipped to
your address. Online bikes are a very good value but hard
to find so I have rounded up my favorites.
Touring Bicycles Here
This is the type of bike I have done most of
my traveling on. Great for road and off road with an agile
geometry and accepts wide or narrow tires.
Touring and Trekking Bikes
This is the bike I am buying next. I am tall
and recently bought a mountain bike with 29er wheels and really
like how it rides and would like to try this in my next touring
If comfort is your first priority
check out these great bikes. I have never toured this
light but I know a ton of cyclist who like this style of bike.
The new breed of off road bike
packing and snow bicycle. I have never owned a bike like this
but I bet someday I do.
Seasonal - Surly bikes are not always
available on line but they are a great deal.
Surly LHT touring bicycle
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!
Sponsors ( how?)
Cycle Touring Racks
Tents and ground