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Introduction
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.
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
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Electrical
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Chapter 11. Nicaragua: Pictures and photos An Americans encounters with the Sandinista, FLZN, and the Iran Contra Scandal with Ollie North.


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Tim bicycle touring across the border from Honduras to Nicaragua.

 

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Cattle drive with Nicaraguan cowboys.

 

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Hand rolling tobacco cigars and cigarettes in a sweat shop factory.

 

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The village plaza in the city of Esteli, Nicaragua, Central America

 

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Sandinista or FLZN graffiti murals painted on building walls by hand.

 

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FLZN / Sandinista Rebellion and The Museum of Sandinista Heroes and Martyrs

 

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Boo - ascending or climbing on a bike is always challenging.

 

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Yes!!! - Descending is a blast on a touring bicycle.

 

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Cindie drafting (hiding from the wind) behind a farm tractor in the windy flatlands of Nicaragua.

 

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Picture of Cindie taking a break at a grave site while bike touring.

 

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Historic Spanish Catholic Church in Granada, Niangua.

 

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City building on the plaza in Granada.

 

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Gazebo.

 

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Horse show in small rural village in central America.

 

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Decorated dancing horse at country fiesta.

 

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Picture of Ferris wheel with the church behind it.

 

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Photo of local women watching the days activities.

 

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Tim could have been a train conductor.

 

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Pic of Cindie writing her daily online travel journal.

 

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Picture of the active smoking Volcán Volcano Masaya in Nicaragua, Latin America.

 

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Nicaraguan mural and art painting.

 

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Cindie riding past an Ox drawn cart near Rivas, Nicaragua.

 

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Rural farmers.

 

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Wildlife, animals, and birds in Central Latin America.

 

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Cowboy working rounding up cattle.

 

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Poor villager carrying water from the well.  A real picture of poverty.

 

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Loading Dole bananas on the banana boat to Isla Ometepe.

 

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Street vendor selling oranges.

 

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Loading Tim's touring bike on the banana boat to Isla Ometepe while bicycle touring in Latin American.

 

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Volcano Concepcion, on a clear day.

 

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Local boy riding off to work.

 

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Primitive village house on Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua.

 

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Chaco Verde.

 

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Rain cloud forest vegetation.

 

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Finca Magdalena.  The muddy trail up, (Bart from Holland and Phil from Canada) this is before we all got dirty.

 

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 Lagoon in the Volcano Maderas Lake Nicaragua.

 


Muddy shoes.

 


The band at the music concert.

 


Small farm in poverty.

 


Horse back transportation.

 

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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