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Australia
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SE Asia / China
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South America
June 2003 to June 2004

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March 2002 to April 2003

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Introduction
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.
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
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Best Pictures from our 2nd book: Down The Road in South America taken in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile, Mexico, and Central America. (see 2nd book here)

Chapter 1 What we Brought to South America
Chapter 2 Ecuador: In the Path of a Volcanic Eruption
Chapter 3 Ecuador, Continued: Escaping Thieves on the Road
Chapter 4 Peru: Money Canít Buy Happiness, But Poverty Canít Buy Anything
Chapter 5 Peru, Continued: A Bicycle Crash on a Dangerous Road
Chapter 6 Bolivia: Pickpockets in the City
Chapter 7  Bolivia, Continued: Running from Political Violence
Chapter 8 Argentina: Traveling as an American During Wartime.
Chapter 9 Chile: Finding the Endless Road
Chapter 10 Patagonia: Taking the Big Leap

Equipment List                 Our route Map of South America

Chapter 7  Bolivia, Continued: Running from Political Violence


 

 



Cindie asking directions to Quillacas.

 



Adobe mud homes on the Altiplano.

 



Fritz and Cindie on the way to the Salar.

 



Cindie pushing her bike through the sand.

 



Cindie and Fritz on the road to Quillacas.

 



The main street through Quillacas.

 



Our campsite on the vast Altiplano.

 



The Salar de Uyuni in the background our road is on the left.

 



Cindie standing in front of an adobe brick home.

 



Tim getting help collecting water from a well.

 



Cindie getting directions to the Salar from the man leaving the church.

 



Riding on the Salar.

 



Timís tire is completely ruined, boy am I glad we had a spare.

 



Camping on the wide open Salar.

 



Camping on the Salar.

 



Tim having a cup of coffee early in the morning.

 



Camping on the Salar de Uyuni.

 



Tim and Cindie on Isla (Island) Incahuasi.

 



The Salt Hotel where everything was made of salt including the beds.

 



 

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Best Pictures from our 2nd book: Down The Road in South America taken in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile, Mexico, and Central America. (see 2nd book here)

Chapter 1 What we Brought to South America
Chapter 2 Ecuador: In the Path of a Volcanic Eruption
Chapter 3 Ecuador, Continued: Escaping Thieves on the Road
Chapter 4 Peru: Money Canít Buy Happiness, But Poverty Canít Buy Anything
Chapter 5 Peru, Continued: A Bicycle Crash on a Dangerous Road
Chapter 6 Bolivia: Pickpockets in the City
Chapter 7  Bolivia, Continued: Running from Political Violence
Chapter 8 Argentina: Traveling as an American During Wartime.
Chapter 9 Chile: Finding the Endless Road
Chapter 10 Patagonia: Taking the Big Leap

Equipment List                 Our route Map of South America

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Tents
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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

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