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BAG Reversible 3-in-1 Traffic Cone Bag Stayin' alive, stayin' alive

BOOK Handsomest Man in Cuba award-winning travel memoir

DVD 16,000 Feet on a Friday Biking the World's Highest Highway

DVD Peru Adventures: Biking, Books & School Building A fundraising DVD for Peruvian orphans, streetkids and schoolkids

DVD Route 66 by Bicycle Pedaling the Mother Road

CALLING CARD Enjoy Prepaid still useful after all these years

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* Traffic Cone Bag also available from
Story and NYC folding bike shop bfold. Special discounts for ordering two.
* Lightweights Reflectors add safety bling to older Traffic Cone Bag models (more info)


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3-in-1 reversible Traffic Cone BagTM
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A 3-in-1 reversible, neon-orange/black bag for cyclists, walkers, travelin' gals & guys and minimalist multi-purpose freaks, designed and road tested by The Galfromdownunder.

Proudly made with local talent in the Garment District, New York, USA. Registered Design 2008.

(It's even more handy when you carry one inside the other, so there's a discount for buying two).

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The Handsomest Man in Cuba : an escapade

Published by Globe-Pequot USA. Paperback, 258 pages, 8 color - available in USA Bookstores or online

Official webpage: Excerpts, reviews, photos

An award-winning travel memoir about the Gal's solo bicycle expedition through Cuba in 2000, favorably reviewed in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, 2007. Currently available from bookstores in the USA, Canada, Germany (National Geographic Adventure Press edition) and on Amazon of course.

"The only time you'll put it down is when you finish it" - Australian Cyclist

Get it from:

1. YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE - ask! Helps keep it print.

2. AMAZON and

3. E-BOOK available on Google Books

4. FROM THE AUTHOR (signed) - see below

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16,000 Feet on a Friday: Biking the World's Highest Paved Road

45-min digital camera DVD

$US20 plus shipping in USA (email me for overseas shipping)

A documentary produced in partnership with Race Across America ultracyclist Lon Haldeman, which won the Audience Choice Award at the inaugural Boston Bike Film Festival. Shot, edited and produced with a 3.2 megapixel digital camera, a 12" Mac Powerbook, iLife and GarageBand. Music by Craig Einhorn, Lynette Chiang and Jon7. The first full length movie I created in this manner and still enjoyed by all but the most technically critical. Features an original song by me, called "I'm Not The One".

About this journey

3-min Movie trailer | I'm Not the One (original song by Lynette Chiang | How the movie was made | Read the sleeve

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PERU ADVENTURES: Biking, Books & School Building from the Amazon to the Andes

20-min DVD, slideshow, outtakes

Ever since reluctantly agreeing to accompany his father on a luxury Amazonian birdwatching cruise almost a decade ago, Race Across America cycling legend-turned-philanthropist Lon Haldeman has been traveling to Peru leading rides, building schools, delivering books, feeding orphans and nurturing budding cycling champions for the forthcoming Olympics. This latest fundraising DVD highlighting these projects and has already raised $10,000. Shot, edited and produced by Lynette Chiang. Music by Kevin McLeod and Rebecca Haldeman.

With occasional exceptions, this DVD is a currently an important fundraiser for the projects - tax deductible donations of $100 or more receive a copy - and you get to help some really wonderful kids in Peru. If you buy it from me I will arrange a receipt to be sent to you, or contact Lon directly for a copy, haldeman at pactour dot com. You can join the trip yourself - as a cyclists or a spectator, details at

About this journey

90-second movie trailer on VIMEO | YouTube | Read the sleeve

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Route 66 by Bicycle: Pedaling the Mother Road

50-minute DVD

$US20 plus shipping in USA (email me for overseas shipping)

An upbeat road movie following Race Across America legend Lon Haldeman and friends from California to Chicago during the 80th anniversary of America's most famous highway. Shot, edited and produced with a 6 megapixel digital camera, a 12" Mac Powerbook, iLife and GarageBand. Produced 2 years after "16,000 Feet" with a higher resolution camera and music arranged with Garageband.

About this journey

3 minute movie clip | Oh 66 (original song by Rebecca Haldeman) | How the movie was made | Read the sleeve | Customer review

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Most useful Calling Card I've owned

I don't actually "sell" this, but I'm recommending it. If you buy one by clicking on the box below, I think they flick me a few frequent yammerer points or something ... take a look:

Prepaid Calling Cards

The EnjoyPrepaid card has been the handiest thing. I like the DIAMOND or EMERALD card with no weekly fees to eat up your credit, no flagfall (except $1 if you use a payphone), 1 second/1 minute rounding, and it DOESN'T EXPIRE wihtin 2 YEARS of last use.

For calling Australia or the UK it's about 2.5 cents a minute and 5c going the other way.If your cell battery goes dead, or there's no celltower reception, use it for landline calls within the States for around 2 cents a minute.

You can have it auto-renew when the balance gets low. You can use a local access number from a landline to get a lower rate than using it from a cell or phone box - and the system remembers you, so you don't have to type in the PIN every time. You can use it anywhere in the world. I think it's pretty durn handy.

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