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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

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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
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Pictures of Equipment Failures
Shopping


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Best of pictures from my Around the World Bicycle Tour

Arizona, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile. Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Laos, Thailand again, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska/Canada/USA India and Neighbors

  Pictures from my 1st book  
(Read the entire first chapter Chapter 1.  Leaving "It All" Behind)

1st BOOK


Our bicycle wedding in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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Tim and the Mexican police who helped us find a hotel room.

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Picture of Cindie talking to indigenous women in a Guatemalan highland village.

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Cindie presenting her passport and visa to the border guard as she is leaving Guatemala and entering Honduras.
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Cindie on her loaded touring bicycle overtaking an oxen cart on the Pan American Highway in Nicaragua, Central America.

Our first rest stop on the very first day of our around the world bicycle tour.  The bikes and our bodies were overweight and unprepared but we were finally on our way.

Picture of camping on the beach in Costa Rica with touring bicycles, tent, and Tim typing his online newsletter.

Pictures from my 2nd book 
(Read the entire first The Things We Brought to South America

2nd BOOK


Crossing a remote section of Bolivia

Ecuadorian market day

Big trucks on small roads, Chile

Pushing for hours,

Cops Vs. protesters in the Peruvian Highlands

Burro power

Collecting the evenings water at a Bolivian village's pump

North and Central America

ARIZONA

Arizona, USA (March 30 - May 12, 2002)

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MEXICO

Sonora and Chihuahua (May 13 - 31, 2002)

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Zacatecas and Guanajuato (June 1 - July 17, 2002)

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Michoacan (July 18 - Aug 22, 2002)

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States of Mexico and Morelos (Aug. 23 - Sept. 17, 2002)

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Mexico City Area (September 18 - 27, 2002)

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Tabasco and Chiapas (Oct.  12 - Nov. 8, 2002)


GUATEMALA

Guatemala #1 The Highlands (Dec 2 - 15, 2002)

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Guatemala #2: Heading Northeast Towards the Caribbean  (Dec. 16, 2002 - Jan. 6, 2003)


HONDURAS

Honduras (January 7 - 31, 2003)

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NICARAGUA

Nicaragua (Feb. 1 - 19, 2003)

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COSTA RICA

Costa Rica  (Feb. 21 - March 14, 2003)

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Costa Rica #2 (March 15 - April 10, 2003)


PANAMA

Panama (April 12 - 17, 2003)


South America

ECUADOR

Ecuador #1 (June 4 -  July 8, 2003)


Ecuador #2 (July 9 - Aug 4, 2003)


PERU

Peru #1 (Aug 5 - Sept. 14, 2003)


Peru #2 (Sept. 15 - Oct. 31, 2003)


BOLIVIA

Bolivia (November 1 - December 8, 2003)


ARGENTINA

Northwest Argentina (December 9, 2003 - January 22, 2004)


CHILE

Chile (January 23 - February 29, 2004)


Patagonia (March 3, to 23, 2004)


Southeast Asia and China

THAILAND

Thailand #1  (November 22 - December 15, 2004)


CAMBODIA

Cambodia ( December 16- January 16, 2004)


VIETNAM

South Vietnam (January 16 - February 17 , 2005)


North Vietnam (February 18. - April 2, 2005)


CHINA

Guangxi (April 3 - May 21, 2003)


Guizhou (May 22 - June 27, 2005)


Beijing  (June 28 - July 15, 2005)


Mongolia and Shanxi (July 16 - Sept. 3, 2005)


Tibet (Sichuan) (Sept. 4 - Oct. 29, 2005)


Yunnan (Oct. 30 - Dec. 24, 2005)


LAOS

Laos (December.25, 2005 - January 23, 2006)


THAILAND AGAIN

Northeast Thailand  (January 23 - March 12, 2006)


South Thailand (March 13 - April 18, 2006)


MALAYSIA

Malaysia #1 (April 18 - Sept. 15, 2006)

 


Malaysia #2 (May to August, 2006)


SINGAPORE

Malaysia and Singapore (July - Sept. 15, 2006)


AUSTRALIA

South Australia (Sept 15 - Oct 20, 2006)


Victoria #1 (Oct. 21 to Nov. 12, 2006)


Tasmania (Nov 13, 2006 - Jan 4 2007)


Victoria #2 (January 5 - February 9, 2007)


New South Wales (February 10 - April 24, 2007)


Queensland (April 25 - July 23, 2007)


Northern Territory (July 22 - September 14, 2007)


New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND

North Island  (Sept 15 - January 16, 2007)


South Island #1


South Island #2


Alaska, Yukon, BC


Washington, Oregon, and California, Pacific West Coast

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