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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

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Cargo Trailers Vs Panniers
Tires for Bike Tours..
Bicycle Touring Saddles.
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Brooks Leather Touring Bicycle Saddle Care and Conditioning
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DownTheRoad.org's RoadNews Newsletter:
A quickie before I go

Feb
25, 2009 (Sent From Yuma, AZ, USA)


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This is going to be a quick note to reply to numerous emails asking when the last day of our book sale will be.  The 50% off book sale will end this Tuesday March 3, 2009, because we hit the road again a few days later.

Now = 1 book for US$11 or both books for US$20.
Later = 1 book for US$22 or both books for US$33.

50% OFF BOOK SALE ends Tuesday March 3, 2009
http://downtheroad.org/Publishing/9_discount_on_sale.htm

There are many other announcements that I will send in a newsletter shortly after the end of the book sale including several public appearances and big changes to our trip and future travel plans.  At the moment I am swamped with deadlines and travel preparations.

There are a couple links to recent stories about us on the internet and a little video I put together answering a frequently asked question about where we write our books and work on the web site.  Yes, we are discussing a third book about Southeast Asia.

Times Union News, Albany, New York, "Traveling the world on two wheels" by Alan Wechsler
http://blogs.timesunion.com/outdoors/?p=367

Bicycle Touring Pro, "The Road That Has No End And 4 Other Travel Tidbits" by Darren Alff
http://bicycletouringpro.com/blog/the-road-that-has-no-end-and-four-other-travel-tidbits/

Where do we write our books?
1:18min video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=494Zzmr9-K8

 

Wishing everyone in the northern hemisphere a great spring and those in the southern hemisphere a colorful autumn - Tim Travis

 

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