The story of how I saved money, quit my job, sold my possessions,
and set off to endlessly travel by bike around the world.
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books about touring
all 3 book)
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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
Pictures of Bicycle Touring in Bangladesh
(October - December
Burimari to Bogra, Bangladesh
(October November 2011)
Sirajganj to Madhupur, Bangladesh
We were jumping the line between the lanes in a 10km Bangladesh traffic jam when
we had to pull behind this truck due to lack of room - not even a touring
bicycle could fit. i did not realize I was under these cows until the drool
dripped in front of me.
A short cut we took one day after getting caught in a miles-long traffic
stoppage. Several people pointed us off on this side road. It took a day and a
half to find our way back to the main road.
The ladies and girls in all their lovely colors finally came over for a look.
Occasionally an older gentleman will wander in while we eat and it's obvious by
peoples' reactions that he's an important fellow in the village. With just a
wave of his hand, the crowd will back off and no one goes near our bikes.
Although we were fenced in, we were received plenty of visitors. One young man,
upon hearing of our arrival, rushed over to wake us up after 10pm to ask if he
could visit us at 6am to discuss the customs and culture of the United States of
Zig zagging the chaos through Madhupur on the way to the National Park.
Mymensingh to Kishoreganj, Bangladesh
Dhaka to the Indian border, Bangladesh
Look at the guy coming up behind Gretchen. His eyes were glued to her open
handlebar bag and I'm pretty sure he was ready to stick his hand in. After I
took the picture I shouted at him and he jumped back with a guilty look.
Here's one thing that I will always remember about Bangladesh: the great crowds
of people that form every time we stop.
It was a cold morning when we left Dhaka. Everyone was wrapped up in scarves and
blankets. Sometimes I wish I could cycle in pants but it's too annoying.
I'm not sure I could get one box to stay on my head, much less two.
Going over directions with Muntasir.
A very cold California Girl (Gretchen) on the ferry in Bangladesh Christmas Eve.
On Christmas I got her the best gift a traveling boy can give in this country -
a hot shower.
Ice cream bicycles make all children happy.
Tips & Advice
(see all Equipment
Pots and Pans
Solar Power for Camp
Cycle Touring Racks: Why chromoly steel is best.
Heavy Duty Travel Tested
Sealed Cartridge Hubs.
Take a look at the strongest hubs built specifically for touring