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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
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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

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

How I started
The 5 years before I left


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Equipment Pages Index

Introduction
How Much to Bring and Weight
Some Advice About Advice
A Note to Perspective Sponsors and Gear Suppliers
(See more about Sponsorship)

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.
Kickstands
Sealed Cartridge Headsets

How to prevent flat tires
Bike Route Trails and Maps

Camping
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

Clothing
Bike Touring Shorts

Electrical
Short-wave Radio
Computer
Internet
mp3
Bicycle touring lights

Books
Packing list
Pictures of Equipment Failures
Shopping


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How Do I Connect to the Internet?

Finding internet connections while living abroad on a bicycle is always a bit of a scavenger hut.   Basically it involves slinking around town looking for any opportunity to update my website or at least send and receive email.

My connection to the Internet is shaky at best.  I try to frequent internet cafes as often as I can but I are not always in the city.   I use internet cafes mainly to research places or different cultures that are in the near future for me.  I also use internet cafes to research and buy airline tickets.  I simply are not around them enough to be my only connection.

For regular email and posting to my website I use an Acoustic Coupler.  I believe that the Acoustic Coupler was one of the first kinds of modem.  It is a devise where you place the handset of a phone into the coupler and it literally transfer the digital data by sound to and from the internet (see photos on this page).  The advantage is that I can use any hotel or pay phone in the world.  The Acoustic Coupler eliminates the problem of weird phone jacks and multi-line phone.  I simply roll up to any old pay phone and get my email and update the site. 

It is very slow.  The fasted connection speed I have ever seen was from a pay phone in Arizona making a local call.  That was 24.00 Kbs.  I often connect as low as 2.40 Kbs.  The typical dial up connection is at least 52.00 - 58.80 Kbs.  Because this is the main way that I send/receive email I ask people to just send text emails when they email me.   Click here (email me) to send a message. 

Fortunately my brother owns a dial up (and more) server in Indianapolis, Indiana called surf-ici.com   This is nice because I do not have to pay a monthly fee to a dial up provider but the cost of calling Indiana with a calling card can be as much as $1 US/minute depending on the cost from the country I am currently in.

 

Connecting to the Internet while world traveling, backpacking, bicycle touring in foreign countries

 

 


Book, Video, and Software Store


Bicycling !
- World Bicycle Travel Books and Videos
- Famous Bike Movies
- Bike Racing
- Cycling History and Bike Culture
- Bicycle Mechanics

Around the World Budget Travel
-Backpacking
-Dangerous Places
-Work Your Way Around the World

Arizona
- General Information for Arizona
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Apache Indians
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Ghost Towns in Arizona
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The Lost Dutchman Mine
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Hiking, Backpacking, and Trekking in Arizona
- Biking in Arizona
- Prescott Arizona

Mexico
- General Information About Mexico
- Mexico City Information
- Mexican Archaeological Sites and Ruins
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Maps of Mexico and Mexican States
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Movies
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Chiapas
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Copper Canyon and the Tarahumara Indians
- Learning Spanish
- Miscellaneous

Central America
- Guatemala
- El Salvador
- Honduras
- Nicaragua
- Costa Rica
- Panama

South America
- General Information
- Inca Archeological Sites, Ruins, and Culture
- Ecuador
- Peru
- Bolivia
- Chile
- Argentina

Southeast Asia / China
- General Information
- Thailand
- Cambodia and Angkor Wat
- Vietnam
- China

- Hong Kong
- Silk Road
- Malaysia
- Singapore
- Indonesia

Languages
- Learning Spanish
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Learning English

Equipment
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Computer and Software
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Shortwave Radio

- Mp3
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Miscellaneous

Finances
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How to Save Money
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How to Invest
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Newspapers and Magazines

Future Destinations
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Other

Book and Photo Picture Publishing / Selling
- Book Publishing / Selling
- Photo and Picture Publishing and Selling

Miscellaneous
- Birding
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Books We Read For Pleasure
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DVDs that We Carry
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How to Make Movies

- Herbs, Massage and the Natural Healing Arts
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RV Repair and Service

 


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Headsets
Commuting Bikes

Camp Shower/Toiletry Bag

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Helmet
Bike Shoes
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Stealth/Free Camp

What I Have Learned On The Road

Dreaming of Endless Travel

Injustice of Poverty

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