Pictures Letters Journals Bikes Camp Plan Funding/Cost MyBooks Media Support Contact

search DownTheRoad.org

Custom Search


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

My 3 Books
I write, self publish and sell books about touring

HOME
Videos
Picture Gallery
Journals
Travel Plan

Finances
Shopping
Equipment
My Books
About Me
Media/Press Room

Contact

Photo Use Info

Read Sample Letter
Continue My Travels


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

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


*Help Support this Web Site and Continue My Travels.


Equipment Pages Index

Introduction
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.
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


See My Videos Here



(see all 3 book)

Pictures of the Mineral Museum of the University of Guanajuato or
Museo De Mineralogia Del Universidad De Guanajuato: Photo Image

(July 2, 2002)

 

Find out how you can use our pictures on your web site legally and free of charge.

DSC00051.JPG (597105 bytes)
Mineral Museum of the University of Guanajuato, Mexico

 


DSC00049.JPG (555884 bytes)
View of the mineral cases on the first floor.

 


DSC00011.JPG (579246 bytes)
All the minerals are identified, in Spanish of course, if I only could remember the chemical formula.

 


DSC00036.JPG (569458 bytes)
A miner drilling in one of the local mines.

 


DSC00006.JPG (531102 bytes)
Chalcantita!

Find out how you can use our pictures on your web site legally and free of charge.

 


DSC00009.JPG (555117 bytes)
Calcite from the local mine Valencia.

 


DSC00012.JPG (560147 bytes)
Cindie is pointing to the tail end of a volcanic bomb.  The large rock on the floor behind her is the only fake rock in the place.

 


DSC00019.JPG (583936 bytes)
A geode.

 


DSC00022.JPG (545996 bytes)
A fancy display case

 


DSC00024.JPG (548480 bytes)

Find out how you can use our pictures on your web site legally and free of charge.

 


DSC00026.JPG (543677 bytes)
Rhodocrosite (sp?) A nice specimen.

 


DSC00028.JPG (558548 bytes)
A tacky display that entertained Tim.

 


DSC00043.JPG (537354 bytes)
Hematite, this mineral comes in amazing forms.

 


DSC00045.JPG (586686 bytes)
Native sulfur from the local mine.  No wonder the water tastes bad!

 


DSC00032.JPG (576058 bytes)
A founding father of the school of mines.

Find out how you can use our pictures on your web site legally and free of charge.

 


DSC00013.JPG (571984 bytes)
Cindie is dazzled by the minerals and is trying to remember her mineralogy.  They separated the minerals into silicates, and sulfates to name a few.

 


DSC00041.JPG (617441 bytes)
A nice shot of calcite.

 


DSC00042.JPG (551013 bytes)
A cup left in the mine changes texture but not form.

 


DSC00046.JPG (601672 bytes)
Another nice specimen of calcite.

 


DSC00047.JPG (546004 bytes)
Every geology student should have this many minerals to look at.

 

Bicycle Touring
Tips & Advice

- Bike Stuff
- Camping

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
Bike Maps
Preventing Flat Tires

Bike Computer
Cargo Trailers
Kick Stands
Pedals
Handelbars/Grips
Headsets
Commuting Bikes

Camp Shower/Toiletry Bag

Lights

Helmet
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


Email Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002 - 2020 DownTheRoad.org (TM) All Rights Reserved

Find out how you can use my pictures on your web site legally and free of charge.