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May 2010 to present

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May 2008 to April 2010

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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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Chapter 6.  Bicycle Touring and Travel in Michoacan, Mexico: What's For Lunch?


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Bicycling with a dog.

 

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Flat tire.  Someone told me these bicycle tires and tubes were indestructible and bulletproof.

 

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Visiting and staying with a Mexican family.

 

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Free gorilla camping in the Mexican rain and mist.

 

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Camping on the side of the road in Mexico.

 

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Eating menudo with our country host.

 

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Being stopped by the dangerous Mexican police or Federales.

 

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Cindie pushing her touring bike in a small farming village.

 

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Horses blocking the road.

 

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Inside a Catholic church in central Mexico.

 

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Mexican woman hand making tortillas.

 

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Local children greet Cindie in front of their families restaurant.

 

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Candy, dulce, sold in an outdoor stall on the street.

 

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Marta taking a picture of a local boy.

 

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Tim placing his head on the chopping block of Quetezalquatal.

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Mural wall paintings by Diego Rivera.

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Aqueduct in Moralia, Mexico.

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Picture of cathedral in Morelia, Mexico.

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Into the mist on a Mexican highway.

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Cindie could barely be seen.

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Emergency camping on the side of the highway.

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Cindie in dangerous Mexico truck traffic.

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Famous church in Toluca.

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Image of stained glass in Toluca.

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Big owl in stained glass.

 

Best Pictures from our 1st book The Road That Has No End taken in Arizona, Mexico, and Central America. (see 2nd book here)

Chapter 1.  Before We Left: From Dream to Reality
Chapter 2.  Arizona: Freedom at Last!
Chapter 3.  Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico: A Whole New World
Chapter 4.  Zacatecas, Mexico: Hanging out in a Cantina
Chapter 5.  Guanajuato, Mexico: Learning To Speak Spanish
Chapter 6.  Michoacan, Mexico: What's For Lunch?
Chapter 7.  So close to Mexico City yet so far away
Chapter 8.  Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico
Chapter 9.  Guatemala: Exploring Exotic Cultures
Chapter 10. Honduras: So much Poverty
Chapter 11. Nicaragua: Not What We Expected
Chapter 12. Costa Rica: Life is a Beach PAGE #1
Chapter 12. (continued) Costa Rica PAGE #2
Chapter 13. Panama City, Panama: Not Without My Bike

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Solar Power
Bike Maps
Preventing Flat Tires

Bike Computer
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Kick Stands
Pedals
Handelbars/Grips
Headsets
Commuting Bikes

Camp Shower/Toiletry Bag

Lights

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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