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
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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
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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)
Chapter 11. Nicaragua: Pictures and photos An
Americans encounters with the Sandinista, FLZN, and the Iran Contra Scandal with
Tim bicycle touring across the border from Honduras to Nicaragua.
Cattle drive with Nicaraguan cowboys.
Hand rolling tobacco cigars and cigarettes in a sweat shop factory.
The village plaza in the city of Esteli, Nicaragua, Central America
Sandinista or FLZN graffiti murals painted on building walls by hand.
FLZN / Sandinista Rebellion and The Museum of Sandinista Heroes and Martyrs
Boo - ascending or climbing on a bike is always challenging.
Yes!!! - Descending is a blast on a touring bicycle.
Cindie drafting (hiding from the wind) behind a farm tractor in the windy
flatlands of Nicaragua.
Picture of Cindie taking a break at a grave site while bike touring.
Historic Spanish Catholic Church in Granada, Niangua.
City building on the plaza in Granada.
Horse show in small rural village in central America.
Decorated dancing horse at country fiesta.
Picture of Ferris wheel with the church behind it.
Photo of local women watching the days activities.
Tim could have been a train conductor.
Pic of Cindie writing her daily online travel journal.
Picture of the active smoking Volcán Volcano Masaya in Nicaragua, Latin America.
Nicaraguan mural and art painting.
Cindie riding past an Ox drawn cart near Rivas, Nicaragua.
Wildlife, animals, and birds in Central Latin America.
Cowboy working rounding up cattle.
Poor villager carrying water from the well. A real picture of poverty.
Loading Dole bananas on the banana boat to Isla Ometepe.
Street vendor selling oranges.
Loading Tim's touring bike on the banana boat to Isla Ometepe while bicycle
touring in Latin American.
Volcano Concepcion, on a clear day.
Local boy riding off to work.
Primitive village house on Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua.
Rain cloud forest vegetation.
Finca Magdalena. The muddy trail up, (Bart from Holland and Phil from
Canada) this is before we all got dirty.
Lagoon in the Volcano Maderas Lake Nicaragua.
The band at the music concert.
Small farm in poverty.
Horse back transportation.