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 3 Books
I write, self publish and sell
books about touring
Photo Use Info
Continue My Travels
Places I have been
(How can I
India and Neighbors
May 2010 to present
/ Canada / USA
May 2008 to April 2010
Sept 2007 to May 2008
Sept 2006 to Sept 2007
SE Asia / China
Nov 2004 to Sept 2006
June 2003 to June 2004
AZ, Mexico, and
March 2002 to April 2003
How I started
The 5 years before I left
Support this Web Site and Continue My Travels.
Equipment Pages Index
How Much to Bring and Weight
Advice About Advice
A Note to Perspective Sponsors and Gear Suppliers
more about Sponsorship)
HERE for Touring Bikes and Commuting Bicycles
Custom Touring Bicycles and Bike Upgrade Buyers Guide
Bicycle Touring Frames
Steel Repair Myth.
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
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
Pots and Pans
Solar Power for Camp
Bike Touring Shorts
Bicycle touring lights
Pictures of Equipment Failures
all 3 book)
Computer Gadgets for Bicycle Touring and Outdoor Camping
lightweight camp light weight trekking backpacking travel
Electronics and bicycle tours together are not an
intuitive blend. The bicycle is a simple mode of transportation that
transcends the need for circuit boards and plug adapters. While it's
certainly possible to survive in a natural state without consuming
electricity, bicycle touring doesn't mean you have to live with no gadgets
at all. Myself, I am after much more than survival.
For me, traveling by bicycle is not a way to get away from it all, but
instead a place where I live.
You wouldn't be reading this page if I didn't travel with
some technology. I wrote the first draft of this page while waiting out a
rainstorm, in a leaky tent, camping high in the Ecuadorian Andes. I
worked on the computer completely on batteries. Added bonus, the
laptop also lights up the tent better than anything else.
Finding suitable electronic devises that can handle a long
bicycle tour is a worthwhile search. Things like computers and camcorders
take some hard knocks on a bike tour. Rough dirt roads pound and shake, humid
conditions corrode delicate electronics, dry conditions bring invasive dust, hot weather cooks plastic, cold temperatures cause things to
not work and sudden rainstorms cause a sudden scurry for cover. And
there's always to possibility of a catastrophic crash or robbery. Your portable
electronics see a lot more action on a bike so the equipment you invest in
better be ready to take a beating.
Below are the major pieces of my electronic or
equipment and information on my experiences with each. Please remember
that I am in no way suggesting that I am an authority in this area. This is
only meant to give the reader ideas about my preferences and your personal
preferences will probably be different than mine. Please see
some advice about
for more discussion in this area..
How I obtain Electricity
International voltage and plug adapters
A solar panel
on the bike?.
Connecting to the Internet (old)
Video / Still Camera
Flash Light (Torch)
Batteries and charger
Altimeter / Compass watch
Tips & Advice
Tools and Spares
Pots and Pans
Preventing Flat Tires
Bike Touring Shorts
Have Learned On The Road
Injustice of Poverty
Much MORE Gear Here!
Cycle Touring Racks
Tents and ground