Cycle Touring Racks: Why chromoly steel is best.
Heavy Duty Travel Tested
Sealed Cartridge Hubs.
Take a look at the strongest hubs built specifically for touring
What years on the road have taught me about bikes.
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Written on the road as I travel around the world on my bicycle
Support this Web Site and Continue My Travels.
Places I have been
can I afford this?)
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
Equipment Pages Index
How Much to Bring and Weight
Some Advice About Advice
A Note to Perspective Sponsors and Gear Suppliers
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
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
First Aide Kits
Solar Power for Camp
Bike Touring Shorts
Bicycle touring lights
Pictures of Equipment Failures
This website is bigger
than most people think.
It has been constructed over several years in hotel rooms and campsites while
traveling through dozens of countries. It has thousands of pages and many
hidden areas that only the determined repeat visitor can find. The bulk of
the pages are organized into an index for each continent. These indexes
are a great way to quickly learn the basic structure of the website and find
something specific. Click below to go to each continent’s index.
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Short Downloadable Videos Traveling around the world on bicycle since 2002
provides unique opportunities to capture in photography the rich layers of
culture that make up the fabric of the societies I visit. I have
shot several hours of video in exotic countries from the seat of our touring
bicycles. These movies are turned into short videos and released at regular
intervals. Check out my special website where you can watch these
Watch Videos HERE
You can also subscribe to receive these free downloadable videos as they are
released by sending a blank email to:
Gallery I believe that the
best pictures are taken at the most awkward times. I keep a camera in my
handlebar bag, always ready to record that incredible moment. I have thousands of pictures
posted on www.downtheroad.org.
Click to see
the complete photo index
Daily Journals: The journal started
on the first day when I (Tim) got a flat tire and has
continued ever since. It describe my surroundings, my general
impressions, catalog daily distances ridden and record costs when possible.
Click to see
the complete journal index.
At the top and bottom of the Thumbnail pages and Journals are
arrows that will lead to the next section like turning pages in a book.
updates sent from the road What started as regular updates emailed to
family and friends has
turned into a tradition with thousands of email subscribers
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every four to eight weeks.
Who’s idea was it to sell
everything and travel around the world on bicycles? How can you afford
it? I get asked these questions the most. It might
impossible that someone could make the decision to go, save up the traveling funds,
sell everything, quit a good career and take off on a bicycle. All of
these questions are answered in the first chapter of my book which is available
to read free online.
Hear Chapter 1 of the Audio Book!
Equipment and Gear Reviews: Selecting bicycle
touring and camping equipment always involves difficult decisions. I do
not claim to know it all but I have learned a few lessons along the road.
Here I try to share my gear experiences in an open minded and scientific way.
Help Me Travel and Continue this Website:
always pleasantly surprised when someone writes and asks how they can help me
continue travelling. It may be easier than you think. A
simple link to www.downtheroad.org from
your web site actually helps a lot.
Website owners can also add information to their websites about
my book and where to buy
it. By far the most popular way to help me stay on the road is by
shopping. Buying the book is an excellent way to get to know about my
journey while adding to my time out on the road.
. If you find this website enjoyable and valuable there is another popular
way to continue it. Shopping online at one of the participating store
links provides me with a small commission with no extra cost to you. Read
the full details of all the ways to support this website
Buy the book here.
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My hand-picked selection of books and travel guides.
information on how you can help me continue this website and travels.
Contacting me is easy with email. I try to send/receive email at least
once every two weeks. If you write, it may be 2 – 4 weeks before I
am able to send a reply.
I try to reply to every reasonable email.
Bicycle touring along the beach in Costa Rica