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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
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Camp Stove
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Water Filter
First Aide Kits
Solar Power for Camp

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lp short story in book LP

adventure cycling

being reconosed fron DTR sticker

working in campground and hostel on computer"why computer on vacation" hard to work on book while on the move.

american bashing

 

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I would like to take this time to thank all of our sponsors  We receive many offers of free products but accept very few - Phil Wood hubs and spokes: - Ortlieb Panniers:

please post your comment to blog

what is in our future

I have a plan as how the next 6 years will look like.

This May 2nd we fly from Christchurch to Alaska where we plan to spend a month with Cindie's sister in Valdez.  Around June 1st we start riding south through Canada and the west coast of the USA.  In November we hope to be in Tucson for several bicycle events. 

If we can find a cheap place to stay in Tuscon we will spend the winter there but if we can not afford Tuscon we will head south to Mexico, find a quite villiage, rent a room, and rest.

In the spring of 2009 we we want to ride north to Yellostone National Park or beyond in time to pick up the Adventure Cycling Assosiation's Trans America Trail and cross the USA.  In the fall of 2009 we will visit my family in Indiana and most likely goto the huge bike event called the Hilly Hundred.

From here things get more fuzzy with several possible scanerios leading to a fall and winter riding through the Middle East and then a two year ride south in Africa on the way to Cape Town.  . 

If the new American president drops the embargo on Cuba we would love to spend the winter there and the fly to Europe for the summer and then heading on to Europe and Africa

If my goverment still prevents US citizens from visiting Cuba  then we have concidered flying from Indiana to spend the winter in Morocco before heading on to Europe and Africa

Another possibility is that the US dollor is trading very low against the European Union Euro and makes Europe far to expensive for our shoestring budget then we could go stright from fall in Indiana to Istanbul Turcky, spend the w

 

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3. BLOG - The biggest addition to our web site is a "Latest News" blog complete with RSS feed and a place to add your comments.  This is the place where the newest pictures, videos, journal entries, and news about us and our trip can be found at:

RSS - If you are using RSS subscription capabilities our new blog section has an address that you can subscribe to:

YOU SHOULD COMMENT - If you have something to say to us or the other readers of our web site you can now post your comments on our new blog.  This is by far a better way to reach us than email because it ensures we will see it and not be blocked by our spam filter.  We also prefer answering questions in a public place so others can read our answers too.

 


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Tim Travis

lp short story in book LP

adventure cycling

 

working in campground and hostel on computer"why computer on vacation" hard to work on book while on the move.

 

 

ask list which thumbnail / pictures are favorite - for front page and flicker

 

I would like to take this time to thank all of our sponsors  We receive many offers of free products but accept very few - Phil Wood hubs and spokes: - Ortlieb Panniers:

 

 

 

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