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Maybe it is a good thing we are spending the winter in Indiana because if it wasnít for the cold temperatures and icy roads we would spend our days riding instead of working on the computer. The part of Indiana, USA my sister lives in has incredible quiet country roads for cycling; just not in the snow and ice. This is the first winter Cindie and I have seen in eight years. It is harder than I remember. Changing my latitude seems easier. Poor Cindie thinks her toes are going to fall off.
We have finally committed to our next move by cashing in frequent flyer miles for two one-way airline tickets to Darjeeling, India on March 30, 2010. After Cindie printed out the receipt she noticed our flight takes place on the eighth anniversary of the start of this bicycle tour. The parallels that may be drawn from this new beginning in the Indian subcontinent are endless. The day we left our home in Arizona was a new beginning just as the day we land in India will be a new chapter in our ongoing journey.
Our third book, "Down the Road in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam: A Bike tour through war, genocide, and forgiveness" is on track to be available before we leave for India in March. This will be the third book in our ongoing series about our bicycle travels. We are working with a new editor, Allen from New York, who is a newspaper reporter and bicycle tourist. Allen has greatly sped up the amount of time required to get books done so, look for several more books in the coming months.
Our Bicycle Touring Books on Amazon's KINDLE
The Kindle is a curious invention. Whether it revolutionizes the way we read only time will tell but it doesn't seem like a fad either. We have had a PDF version of our first two books for several years which sells surprisingly well considering that it is read on a computer. We think the Kindle, or similar devises, are here to stay and this is why we have invested dozens of hours into converting both of our existing books and our new one due out in a few weeks. Below you can find links to our books in Kindle.
If you want more information about what an Amazon Kindle is see http://bit.ly/6UXpXN
We have moved our entire email list to a new list management software and you may notice some differences. Please let me know if something is not working and we will fix it as quickly as we can. We didnít find the automated way of importing the list until after we had moved thousands and thousands of names over at 100 email addresses at a time. It took a very long time to copy - paste - add. Next time I get something new I think I will read the directions first.
So, it is back to the grind for me. I can't complain because I am exactly who I want to be.
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