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Some Advice About Advice
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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.
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How to prevent flat tires
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Best Pictures from our 1st book The Road That Has No End taken in Arizona, Mexico, and Central America. (see 2nd book here)

Chapter 1.  Before We Left: From Dream to Reality
Chapter 2.  Arizona: Freedom at Last!
Chapter 3.  Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico: A Whole New World
Chapter 4.  Zacatecas, Mexico: Hanging out in a Cantina
Chapter 5.  Guanajuato, Mexico: Learning To Speak Spanish
Chapter 6.  Michoacan, Mexico: What's For Lunch?
Chapter 7.  So close to Mexico City yet so far away
Chapter 8.  Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico
Chapter 9.  Guatemala: Exploring Exotic Cultures
Chapter 10. Honduras: So much Poverty
Chapter 11. Nicaragua: Not What We Expected
Chapter 12. Costa Rica: Life is a Beach PAGE #1
Chapter 12. (continued) Costa Rica PAGE #2
Chapter 13. Panama City, Panama: Not Without My Bike


Chapter 1.  Leaving "It All" Behind
(Read the entire Chapter 1. HERE)


Our bicycle wedding in Las Vegas, Nevada.  We rode up to the drive-thru on our single bikes and performed a ceremony with the Justice of the Peace.  Next, we rode away on our tandem.  This represents how we were solo cyclists before and joined as one after.


Chapter 2.  Arizona: Freedom at Last!


Our first rest stop on the very first day of our around the world bicycle tour.  The bikes and our bodies were overweight and unprepared but we were finally on our way.


Chapter 3.  Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico: A Whole New World

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Cindie and the family who invited us on our first home stay in northern Mexico.  We are having a culture exchange by looking at pictures on our computer.  During our first few weeks in Mexico we spoke very little Spanish and communicate with pictures and a Spanish - English Dictionary.


Chapter 4.  Zacatecas, Mexico: Hanging out in a Cantina

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Cindie on her loaded touring bike ready to explore more of central Mexico.


Chapter 5.  Guanajuato, Mexico: Learning To Speak Spanish

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The Spanish colonial city of Guanajuato as seen on our bicycle tour.


Chapter 6.  Michoacan, Mexico: What's For Lunch?


Tim and the Mexican police who helped us find a hotel room.


Chapter 7.  So close to Mexico City yet so far away


Picture of Tim in Chalma during a religious procession.


Chapter 8.  Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico


Photo of Day f the Dead cultural celebration in Chiapas, Mexico.


Chapter 9.  Guatemala: Exploring Exotic Cultures

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Picture of Cindie talking to indigenous women in a Guatemalan highland village.


Chapter 10. Honduras: So much Poverty


Cindie presenting her passport and visa to the border guard as she is leaving Guatemala and entering Honduras.


Chapter 11. Nicaragua: Not What We Expected


Cindie on her loaded touring bicycle overtaking an oxen cart on the Pan American Highway in Nicaragua, Central America.


Chapter 12. Costa Rica: Life is a Beach PAGE #1


Picture of camping on the beach in Costa Rica with touring bicycles, tent, and Tim typing his online newsletter.


Chapter 12. (continued) Costa Rica PAGE #2


Cindie with her twin sister and nephew on a natural wonders hike of the rain forest.


Chapter 13. Panama City, Panama: Not Without My Bike


Picture or photo of the Panama City skyline.

 

Best Pictures from our 1st book The Road That Has No End taken in Arizona, Mexico, and Central America. (see 2nd book here)

Chapter 1.  Before We Left: From Dream to Reality
Chapter 2.  Arizona: Freedom at Last!
Chapter 3.  Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico: A Whole New World
Chapter 4.  Zacatecas, Mexico: Hanging out in a Cantina
Chapter 5.  Guanajuato, Mexico: Learning To Speak Spanish
Chapter 6.  Michoacan, Mexico: What's For Lunch?
Chapter 7.  So close to Mexico City yet so far away
Chapter 8.  Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico
Chapter 9.  Guatemala: Exploring Exotic Cultures
Chapter 10. Honduras: So much Poverty
Chapter 11. Nicaragua: Not What We Expected
Chapter 12. Costa Rica: Life is a Beach PAGE #1
Chapter 12. (continued) Costa Rica PAGE #2
Chapter 13. Panama City, Panama: Not Without My Bike

 

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