I have used several brands of bicycle panniers and
highly recommend Ortlieb.
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India and Neighbors
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Index This website is bigger than most people think. It has been constructed over several years in hotel rooms and campsites while traveling through dozens of countries. It has thousands of pages and many hidden areas that only the determined repeat visitor can find. The bulk of the pages are organized into an index for each continent. These indexes are a great way to quickly learn the basic structure of the website and find something specific. Click below to go to each continent's index.
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Short Downloadable Videos Traveling around the world on bicycle since 2002 provides unique opportunities to capture in photography the rich layers of culture that make up the fabric of the societies I visit. I have shot several hours of video in exotic countries from the seat of our touring bicycles. These movies are turned into short videos and released at regular intervals. Check out my special website where you can watch these videos today Watch Videos HERE
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Thumbnail Picture Gallery I believe that the best pictures are taken at the most awkward times. I keep a camera in my handlebar bag, always ready to record that incredible moment. I have thousands of pictures posted on www.downtheroad.org. Click to see the complete photo index
Daily Journals: The journal started on the first day when I (Tim) got a flat tire and has continued ever since. It describe my surroundings, my general impressions, catalog daily distances ridden and record costs when possible. Click to see the complete journal index.
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Who's idea was it to sell everything and travel around the world on bicycles? How can you afford it? I get asked these questions the most. It might seem impossible that someone could make the decision to go, save up the traveling funds, sell everything, quit a good career and take off on a bicycle. All of these questions are answered in the first chapter of my book which is available to read free online. MP3 Audio: Hear Chapter 1 of the Audio Book!
Equipment and Gear Reviews: Selecting bicycle touring and camping equipment always involves difficult decisions. I do not claim to know it all but I have learned a few lessons along the road. Here I try to share my gear experiences in an open minded and scientific way.
Help Me Travel and Continue this Website: I'm always pleasantly surprised when someone writes and asks how they can help me continue travelling. It may be easier than you think. A simple link to www.downtheroad.org from your web site actually helps a lot. Website owners can also add information to their websites about my book and where to buy it. By far the most popular way to help me stay on the road is by shopping. Buying the book is an excellent way to get to know about my journey while adding to my time out on the road. . If you find this website enjoyable and valuable there is another popular way to continue it. Shopping online at one of the participating store links provides me with a small commission with no extra cost to you. Read the full details of all the ways to support this website HERE.
Contacting Me: Contacting me is easy with email. I try to send/receive email at least once every two weeks. If you write, it may be 2 - 4 weeks before I am able to send a reply. I try to reply to every reasonable email.
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