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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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I write, self publish and sell books about touring

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Places I have been
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India and Neighbors
May 2010 to present

Alaska / Canada / USA
May 2008 to April 2010

New Zealand
Sept 2007 to May 2008

Australia
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

Introduction
How Much to Bring and Weight
Some Advice About Advice
A Note to Perspective Sponsors and Gear Suppliers
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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

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.
Kickstands
Sealed Cartridge Headsets

How to prevent flat tires
Bike Route Trails and Maps

Camping
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

Clothing
Bike Touring Shorts

Electrical
Short-wave Radio
Computer
Internet
mp3
Bicycle touring lights

Books
Packing list
Pictures of Equipment Failures
Shopping


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Commuting Bicycles and Utility Bikes for Riding to Work, Cycling to the Supermarket, and the Cyclist who Uses a Bicycle and does not Own a Car

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All Types of Transportation Bicycles


Surly Big Dummy Commuting - Utility Bike

Click for Great Prices Surly Bikes at REI.com

The Big Dummy was a natural. Itís designed to carry a lot of stuff easily, and thatís just what it does. It was designed in conjunction with Xtracycle, whose modular plug-ins make it easy to carry groceries, garden supplies, tools, and just about anything else youíd normally carry with a car. Itís got an upper limit of 400 pounds (180kg) total rider and cargo weight, which is more than youíll probably need, but not so much itís impossible to pedal. It does ride a bit different than normal bikes, due in large part to its long wheelbase, but a couple of trips to the store is all it should take to convince you that this bike is not only exceptionally useful, but fun too. We include Xtracycle's V-Rack bags and snapdeck, but you'll find more options for attachments, like Wideloader platforms, on Xtracycle's

Click to Purchase Surly Bikes at REI.com


 

Buy More City, Urban, Commuting Bikes Here
All Types of Transportation Bicycles

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Surly Cross Check Hybrid Multiuse Commuting Bike, Utility, Touring Bicycle

Click for Great Prices Surly Bikes at REI.com

A do-it-all road ride, the Surly Cross Check bike handles commuting, light touring, everyday riding, weekend charity rides and centuries with ease and smooth, steely grace.

* 4130 chromoly steel frame and fork offer the legendary smooth handling and ride associated with steel, ensuring all-day comfort
* Andel double crankset is partnered with Shimano Tiagra derailleurs and shifters to provide dependable performance and easy shifts between the versatile 18 gears
* Shimano bar-end shifters offer easy shifts
* Tektro Oryx cantilever brakes supply sure speed management and offer plenty of clearance for fenders
* Alex rims and Shimano Deore hubs combine to supply reliable, smooth rolling; Ritchey SpeedMax Cross tires handle on- and off-road conditions
* Frame features eyelets for fenders and racks (sold separately), 2 water bottle mounts, downtube lever bosses and semi-horizontal rear dropouts with adjusters
* Fatties Fit Fine (FFF) stays and slope-crowned fork provide plenty of room for tires up to 700x45 with clearance for fenders

Click for Great Prices Surly Bikes at REI.com

 


The bikes below are sold online and shipped to your address.  Online bikes are a very good value but hard to find so I have rounded up my favorites.
Shop All Touring Bicycles Here

 

   
This is the type of bike I have done most of my traveling on.  Great for road and off road with an agile geometry and accepts wide or narrow tires.

REI brand Touring and Trekking Bikes

This is the bike I am buying next. I am tall and recently bought a mountain bike with 29er wheels and really like how it rides and would like to try this in my next touring bike.

Salsa Fargo
 

If comfort is your first priority check out these great bikes.  I have never toured this light but I know a ton of cyclist who like this style of bike.

Salsa Marrakes

 

The new breed of off road bike packing and snow bicycle. I have never owned a bike like this but I bet someday I do.

Fat Bikes

 

Seasonal - Surly bikes are not always available on line but they are a great deal. 


Surly LHT touring bicycle

 

  

 


 

eXTReMe Tracker

 

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eXTReMe Tracker

Bicycle Touring
Tips & Advice 
(see all Equipment Pages)

Touring Bicycles
Panniers
Racks
Saddles
Tires
Lights

Fenders
Tools and Spares

Tents
Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress
Camp Stove
Water Filter
Pots and Pans
First Aide Kits
Solar Power for Camp

Bike Maps
Preventing Flat Tires

Bike Computer
Cargo Trailers
Kick Stands
Pedals
Handelbars/Grips
Headsets

Helmet
Bike Shoes
Bike Touring Shorts

Much MORE Gear Here!

Sponsors (how?)


Cycle Touring Racks

Tents and ground cloths
Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress Pads


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