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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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May 2010 to present

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May 2008 to April 2010

New Zealand
Sept 2007 to May 2008

Sept 2006 to Sept 2007

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Nov 2004 to Sept 2006

South America
June 2003 to June 2004

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March 2002 to April 2003

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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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Bicycle Touring in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and a Bike Tour In the Indian Subcontinent


INDEX #7: India and Neighbors
5-1-10 to present

1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08
6 Alaska, Canada, and the USA
5-3-08 to 4-30-10
7 India. Nepal, and the Subcontinent
5-1-10 to present

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New Delhi, India

(June, 2010)'s RoadNews Newsletter: (Join  List)
Greetings From India

Thumbnail Photos of New Delhi, India

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- New Delhi, India
- Jama Masjid Muslim Mosque in New Delhi, India
- Gandhi Smriti Memorial Footstep Museum and Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
- Taj Mahal, Utter Pradesh, India
- Old New Delhi, India

Dharamsala Mcleod Ganj, India

(July - Sept, 2010)'s RoadNews Newsletter: (Join  List)
Goodbye Mcleod Ganj, India and The 4–5 year “India and Neighbors” Bicycle Touring Plan

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- Dharamsala Mcleod Ganj, India  #1
- Dharamsala Mcleod Ganj, India  #2
- Norbulingka Institute, Dharamsala, India
- Norbulingka, Tibetan National Museum, and Workshop
- Dalai Lama Residence and Temple in Mcleod Ganj, India
- Teaching English to Tibetan Refugees
- friends

Mcleod Ganj, Shimla, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India to the Boarder with Nepal

Dharamsala to Banbassa, India (Sept and Oct, 2010)'s RoadNews Newsletter: (Join  List)
 Tangled Up in Blue: How I found myself on the road alone

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- Dharamsala to Shimla
- Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India
- Rewalsar Lake
- Shimla, Famous English Hill Station
- Shimla to Rishikesh
- Rishikesh, Uttaranchal, India
- Rishikesh to Banbassa

Nepal 1: Mahendranagar to Pokhara, Nepal Mahendranagar, Mahakali, Far-Western Region

Oct, 2010 to February, 2011's RoadNews Newsletter: (Join  List)
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- Mahendranagar to Pokhara
- Bardia National Park
- Tharu Cultural Museum
- Lumbini, Nepal: The birthplace of Buddha
- Buddhist Monasteries from different Nations, Lumbini
- Pokhara, Nepal
- Kathmandu
- Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
- At the Baba House, Kathmandu

Nepal 2: Kathmandu Bandipur Pokhara Tansen Terai, Nepal

(April - May, 2011)'s RoadNews Newsletter: (Join  List)
The Divorce of Tim and Cindie Travis: Troubling times on the road

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- Kathmandu to Bandipur
- Bandipur, Nepal
- Pokhara to Tansen, Nepal
- Tansen to the Eastern Terai, Nepal
- Eastern Terai, Nepal to Indian Border

West Bengal, Sikkim, and Gorka Land, India

(June - October 2011)'s RoadNews Newsletter: (Join  List)
Up The Road to Darjeeling, India With My New Travel Partner

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- Siliguri to Mirik to Darjeeling
- Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
- Darjeeling, Gorka Land
- Himalayan Zoological Park and Mountaineering Institute
- Lloyd Botanical Garden
- Darjeeling to Gangtok
- Gangtok to Rabongla, Sikkim, India
- Rumtek Monastery
- Rabongla to Tashiding and on to Yuksom, Sikkim, India
- Tashiding Monastery
- Yuksom, Pelling, Siliguri, India to the Bangladesh border
- Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabentse Ruines, Pelling, Sikkim

 (October - December 2011)

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- Burimari to Bogra
- Mahasthangarh Ruins, Bangladesh
- Bogra to Sirajganj
- Sirajganj to Madhupur
- Mymensingh to Kishoreganj
- Bhairab Bazar to Srimangal
- Chittagong, Bangladesh
- Cox's Bazar Beach
- Dhaka, The Capital of Bangladesh
- Dhaka to the Indian border


NewsLetter  (Join  List)  (letters archive)

Daily Journal   (journal archive)

Rajasthan, India #1
(January and February, 2012)

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- Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
- Jaipur to Bundi, Rajasthan, India
- Bundi, Rajasthan and the Bundi Palace
- Bundi to Udipur, Rajasthan, India
- Udaipur City Palace
- Udaipur to Mt. Abu,
- Mt Abu to Pushkar

- Pushkar, Rajasthan, India
- Pushkar to Jodhpur
- Jodhpur Fort, Palace and City
- Jodhpur to Bikaner
- Bikaner to the Punjab border


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Rajasthan #2 and Punjab, India

(February April, 2012)

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- Rajasthan border to Chandigarh, Punjab

- Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, India
Nek Chand Fantasy Rock Garden,


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Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal, India
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- Chandigarh to Theog
- Theog to Hatkoti
Hatkoti to Tiuni
- Tiuni to Yamunotri in the Char Dham of Garhwal
- Yamunotri, Temple and River Trek,
- Yamunotrito to Campsite below Gangotri


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Country, place, city
AAA to BBB (date)

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Country, place, city
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Bicycle Touring
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Water Filter
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Preventing Flat Tires

Bike Computer
Cargo Trailers
Kick Stands
Commuting Bikes

Camp Shower/Toiletry Bag


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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Tents and ground cloths
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