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 3 Books
I write, self publish and sell
books about touring
Where am I?
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Places I have been
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India and Neighbors
May 2010 to present
/ Canada / USA
May 2008 to April 2010
Sept 2007 to May 2008
Sept 2006 to Sept 2007
SE Asia / China
Nov 2004 to Sept 2006
June 2003 to June 2004
AZ, Mexico, and
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
Advice About Advice
A Note to Perspective Sponsors and Gear Suppliers
more about Sponsorship)
HERE for Touring Bikes and Commuting Bicycles
Custom Touring Bicycles and Bike Upgrade Buyers Guide
Bicycle Touring Frames
Steel Repair Myth.
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
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
Pots and Pans
Solar Power for Camp
Bike Touring Shorts
Bicycle touring lights
Pictures of Equipment Failures
all 3 book)
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.
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
3. Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico: A Whole New World
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.
4. Zacatecas, Mexico: Hanging out in a Cantina
Cindie on her loaded touring bike ready to explore more of central Mexico.
5. Guanajuato, Mexico: Learning To Speak Spanish
The Spanish colonial city of Guanajuato as seen on our bicycle tour.
6. Michoacan, Mexico: What's For Lunch?
Tim and the Mexican police who helped us find a hotel room.
7. So close to Mexico City yet so far away
Picture of Tim in Chalma during a religious procession.
8. Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico
Photo of Day f the Dead cultural celebration in Chiapas, Mexico.
9. Guatemala: Exploring Exotic Cultures
Picture of Cindie talking to indigenous women in a Guatemalan highland
10. Honduras: So much Poverty
Cindie presenting her passport and visa to the border guard as she is leaving
Guatemala and entering Honduras.
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.
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.
12. (continued) Costa Rica PAGE #2
Cindie with her twin sister and nephew on a natural wonders hike of the rain forest.
13. Panama City, Panama: Not Without My Bike
Picture or photo of the Panama City skyline.
Tips & Advice
Tools and Spares
Pots and Pans
Preventing Flat Tires
Bike Touring Shorts
Have Learned On The Road
Injustice of Poverty
Much MORE Gear Here!
Cycle Touring Racks
Tents and ground