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(see all 3 book)'s RoadNews Newsletter: NPR Mp3 radio interview, Newspaper coverage, and one dead computer
May 31, 2009 (Sent From Delores, Colorado, USA)

First, because I know video and audio files are popular, when we have them, I want to provide the link to our latest radio interview with KNAU/NPR Flagstaff, Arizona - Morning Edition. 

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Also we recently appeared in our home town newspaper.  The Daily Courier, Prescott Arizona, USA by Ken Hedler

I had a detailed newsletter written about the emotional experience with visiting our (rented) house and longtime friends in our hometown in Prescott, Arizona, USA but Cindie's 6 months old computer crashed and it was lost.  Other than my letter we lost all of our email contacts, Cindie's Utah journal and ongoing correspondence.  If you were waiting for an email from us we probably lost it and we ask you to please write again.  This is especially true for the film studio prospects and several future public appearances in the works including Colgate University in New York.  We still have all comments left on the Latest News Blog and our web content. We backed up our tax and bookkeeping files so those weren't lost. Cindie is happy about that. So this is something we can recover from but it is the lost email that is the most frustrating. 

We will keep working on Cindie's computer and try to retrieve her  Utah journal.

Tim Travis





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hat is in our future

I have a plan as how the next 6 years will look like.

This May 2nd we fly from Christchurch to Alaska where we plan to spend a month with Cindie's sister in Valdez.  Around June 1st we start riding south through Canada and the west coast of the USA.  In November we hope to be in Tucson for several bicycle events. 

If we can find a cheap place to stay in Tuscon we will spend the winter there but if we can not afford Tuscon we will head south to Mexico, find a quite villiage, rent a room, and rest.

In the spring of 2009 we we want to ride north to Yellostone National Park or beyond in time to pick up the Adventure Cycling Assosiation's Trans America Trail and cross the USA.  In the fall of 2009 we will visit my family in Indiana and most likely goto the huge bike event called the Hilly Hundred.

From here things get more fuzzy with several possible scanerios leading to a fall and winter riding through the Middle East and then a two year ride south in Africa on the way to Cape Town.  . 

If the new American president drops the embargo on Cuba we would love to spend the winter there and the fly to Europe for the summer and then heading on to Europe and Africa

If my goverment still prevents US citizens from visiting Cuba  then we have concidered flying from Indiana to spend the winter in Morocco before heading on to Europe and Africa

Another possibility is that the US dollor is trading very low against the European Union Euro and makes Europe far to expensive for our shoestring budget then we could go stright from fall in Indiana to Istanbul Turcky, spend the w




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