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May 2008 to April 2010

New Zealand
Sept 2007 to May 2008

Sept 2006 to Sept 2007

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Nov 2004 to Sept 2006

South America
June 2003 to June 2004

AZ, Mexico, and Central America
March 2002 to April 2003

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

(July 2, 2002)


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Mineral Museum of the University of Guanajuato, Mexico


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View of the mineral cases on the first floor.


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All the minerals are identified, in Spanish of course, if I only could remember the chemical formula.


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A miner drilling in one of the local mines.


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Calcite from the local mine Valencia.


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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.


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A geode.


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A fancy display case


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Rhodocrosite (sp?) A nice specimen.


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A tacky display that entertained Tim.


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Hematite, this mineral comes in amazing forms.


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Native sulfur from the local mine.  No wonder the water tastes bad!


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A founding father of the school of mines.

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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.


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A nice shot of calcite.


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A cup left in the mine changes texture but not form.


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Another nice specimen of calcite.


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Every geology student should have this many minerals to look at.


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Preventing Flat Tires

Bike Computer
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Commuting Bikes

Camp Shower/Toiletry Bag


Bike Shoes
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Stealth/Free Camp

What I Have Learned On The Road

Dreaming of Endless Travel

Injustice of Poverty

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Cycle Touring Racks

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