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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
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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.
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

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PLEASE READ FIRST  Tim and Cindie Travis (  no longer endorse or recommend Koga Miyata Bicycles.  We are actively looking for new bikes to ride on our around the world tour.  If you have suggestions or recommendations about touring bicycles you think we could Please Write.  Don't forget to tell us what you think the best touring bicycle is and why.

The bikes below are several times less expensive than the Koga Miyata World and Globe Traveler Touring Bicycles and are of great interest to us

26 inch (mountain bike size)  Far less common is a touring bike that incorporates a 26 inch or mountain bike wheel.  Twenty-six inch wheeled touring bikes will have the same size wheels as a mountain bike but the frame geometries are much different.  The main advantage to 26 inch wheels is tires and tubes can be bought throughout the world.  700c tires are very difficult to find in developing countries.  26 inch wheeled touring bikes are rare in the USA and Canada.  I personally prefer 26 inch wheel for several reasons especially when touring internationally.  (wheel information page)

26 inch wheel touring bicycle

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700c (road bike size)  Road bike or 700C wheels are the most common size available for touring bikes in America and Canada.  A 700c wheel meant for commuting or loaded self contained bicycle touring will be wider, beefier, and heavier than a wheel meant for a road racing bike.I

Novara Randonee Bike 700c touring bicycle

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The Road That Has No End: How we traded our ordinary lives for a global bicycle touring adventure

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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

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Sponsors (how?)

Cycle Touring Racks

Tents and ground cloths
Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress Pads

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