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The story of how I saved money, quit my job, sold my possessions, and set off to endlessly travel by bike around the world. My Plan

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Places I have been
How can I afford this?)

India and Neighbors
May 2010 to present

Alaska / Canada / USA
May 2008 to April 2010

New Zealand
Sept 2007 to May 2008

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

How I started
The 5 years before I left

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Equipment Pages Index

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.
Sealed Cartridge Headsets

How to prevent flat tires
Bike Route Trails and Maps

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

Bike Touring Shorts

Short-wave Radio
Bicycle touring lights

Packing list
Pictures of Equipment Failures

See My Videos Here

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Novara Safari Handlebar

Multi-position handlebar offers a variety of hand positions for comfortable riding. Replacement handlebar for the Novara Safari.


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Nashbar Moustache Handlebar

Add some hand positions to your favorite bike. Moustache bars are ideal for commuting, moderate length road rides, fire roads and non-paved roads, and light to moderate single track. Mount up road brake levers and bar-end shifters and soon you will discover:That the multiple hand positions offer a good place to ride in nearly any situation. They provide a wider, higher leverage stance for climbing than a drop bar (up to a 56cm width!). The long ends allow you to push behind the saddle further for steep off-road descents. Made of good ole? steel with a 25.4mm clamp area, sized to fit road levers and road bar-end shifters (of course you can use your favorite down tube shifters too). Specify Size, 52cm for commuting or road use, or 56cm for the ultimate in leverage, stability and control.



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Nashbar Easy Rider Handlebar

With a full 100mm of rise and 15 degrees of rearward sweep this bar is NOT for the serious rider. We?re talking maximum upright here. Chrome plated steel with 25.4mm clamp diameter. 497g.



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Nashbar Oversize Road Bar

Get more positive control, plus stiffness for climbing and sprinting by switching to an oversize handlebar. Comfortable anatomic shape with a moderate 155mm drop (C-C). Single groove. 31.8 clamp size. 6061 T6 alloy. Blast black with hidden ?N? logo and deluxe alignment hashes. 270g. Specify Size (40, 42, or 44)



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Nashbar Road Handlebar Add-ons

Bolt-on handlebar extensions for aerodynamic positioning on road bars. Features include all aluminum construction (steel bolts though), drilled extensions for lightness, end plugs on both ends, and a cable routing slot for compactness. (Does not include handlebar). Specify Color: Black or Silver.



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Profile Design Century ZB Aero Bar

One-piece design, engineered for touring, century and entry-level triathlon comfort. Adjustable width armrests. Now with Z-brackets. 6061 aluminum tubing. Wt: 420g.



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Syntace C2 Aero Bar Computer Mount

Computer mount for use with Syntace C2 Aero bars.



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Lizardskins Bar End Grips

The 2mm thick Neoprene acts as a shock absorber. Lizard skins are the answer to a comfortable secure bar end Cover/grip. 4 in. length. Specify Color: Black, Red or Blue.



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Aztec Vibewrap Ergonomic Bar Dampening System

Reduce shock and absorb vibration on any road bar, the Vibe Wrap System is a set of ergonomically shaped closed cell foam pillows applied under the tape. Set includes set of 4 pillows, padded bar wrap, and end plugs.



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Delta Ahead Stem Riser

Allows up to 3 in. of additional stem height for your Ahead system. Made of 6061 T6 anodized aluminum. 1 1/8 in. diameter only. 205g. Specify Color: black or silver.



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All aluminum alloy construction with a 40 degree angle for a more upright position. 1 1/8 in. threadless design that can be used on 1 in. forks with included shim. 25.4mm bar clamp diameter with removable face plate. 240g. Specify Extension: 90, 110 or 130mm.Specify Color: Anodized Black or Polished Silver.



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Nashbar Adjustable Threadless Stem

Dial in your perfect fit. A solid stem that can hold up to off road use, simply adjust the angle using a single 5mm allen key. Attaches to 1 1/8? steer tubes only, 25.4mm clamp. Please see the chart below for extension measurements at a given angle.



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Threadless Stem Adapter

"Use any 1 1/8? threadless stem with a threaded fork. Specify steer tube diameter: 1 or 1 1/8"". Stem Not Included. Taiwan."""



Ritchey Pro Adjustable Stem

Looking for just the right angle stem, look no more; this lightweight alloy stem adjusts to meet your specific cycling needs. With over 45 degrees of adjustments in either direction you're sure to find the perfect position.







Bicycle Touring
Tips & Advice

- Bike Stuff
- Camping

Touring Bicycles

Tools and Spares

Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress
Camp Stove
Water Filter
Pots and Pans
First Aide Kits
Solar Power
Bike Maps
Preventing Flat Tires

Bike Computer
Cargo Trailers
Kick Stands
Commuting Bikes

Camp Shower/Toiletry Bag


Bike Shoes
Bike Touring Shorts

Stealth/Free Camp

What I Have Learned On The Road

Dreaming of Endless Travel

Injustice of Poverty

Much MORE Gear Here!

Sponsors (how?)

Cycle Touring Racks

Tents and ground cloths
Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress Pads

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