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Riding a fixed geared bicycle over 30,000 miles, 6 continents, and taking under 2 years to create a documentary and photo book.

UPDATE

Anyone who sponsors more than $1000+ can have their logo on my jersey!

$1,000+ the logo will either be on the front, back, or pockets and the logo will be about a business card size.

 $2,500+ pledge you will also get your logo put on my jersey either the shoulders and side panels about double the size of the business card.

 $5,000+ you get to choose the main nice visible areas of the chest or back, or you can choose to have your logo on my frame pack (which is very visible). The continent you’re sponsoring will be listed too! 

Welcome!

Fixie World Tour is about me traveling on a fixed gear bicycle named Phoenix over 30,000 miles, 6 continents, and taking under 2 years to film this odyssey. During this once-in-a-lifetime trip I will be filming this journey that is bound to be adventurous, dramatic, historical, rare, and inspiring (yes, I am the film crew, no fancy crew following behind). While pedaling over thousands of miles I am very excited to capture photos of different bicycles from around the world, and people as they ride their bicycles in the course of everyday life.

The goal of this project is to produce:

1. A Fixie World Tour self documentary

2. The photo book: People of the World and Their Beloved Bicycles.

I feel that riding keeps me in touch with reality and keeps me ambitious. After having already toured 3 times on my fixed geared bicycle, I feel confident that this Fixie World Tour project is the next step. With this project I hope to inspire others, and feel that this is the best time to use my health and youth while I have it.   

**I plan to have the pedals start turning in the beginning of March 2013.**

I know I cannot do this alone and that's where you can help make this Fixie World Tour a reality.

Which raises the question how will I use the Kickstarter funds?

-Kickstarter/Amazon takes a small fee

-Must pay taxes on the Kickstarter funds raised

-About half of the funds will be used for supporting the journey: visas, flights,  ferries, food, very cheap lodging. Bicycle maintenance: building new wheels w/new hubs, and a special dynamo hub (which helps me recharge my electronics while on the road), changing out the chain, chain ring, cog, tires, tubes, etc. Technical equipment: SD cards, camera, tracker device, phone, etc. Outdoor gear: water filter, rain gear, etc.

-Other half of funds will be used for productions costs: DVD's, photo books, editing, bicycle jerseys, water bottles, cowbells, etc.

What happens if the pledge amount is not reached?   

Kickstarter is a all-or-nothing! So even if the project makes it to $29,999.99 I still don't receive the funds it MUST reach or go above $30,000. This is why pledging is so important. Remember, even a dollar can make a difference! So, please pledge today. Thank you. Let's make this project a reality!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Risks and challenges with completing my project and how am I qualified to overcome them? Simple, one experience, and second communication.

This Fixie World Tour will be my 4th fixed geared bicycle tour. I am not new to the hardships, risks, and challenges that touring on a fixed gear bicycle brings. I enjoy taking pictures and have taken video clips while riding my fixie bicycle on other adventures. I am highly passionate and motivated to bring this project to others! I am currently taking media classes at Eastern Arizona College. These classes are helping me dial in better aspects for how to film a documentary. This is preparing me to make this a once-in-a lifetime journey successful as possible.

Secondly, communication is vital for my backers to know the most recent updates. My family and friends will be the 'command center' at home helping to assure that this communication happens. Overall, I believe that I have taken the necessary steps in prepping myself to make this project a reality all the way to the end. All I need now is your support. Thank you!

FAQ

  • YES! I am so happy that there are others who are expanding their curiosity, and ambitions. I have followed along reading about other world travelers by bicycle, and have found myself sucked into their experiences. I think every adventure brings something different into the realm. This is were I need to sound like somewhat of a pompous to what I believe I bring to the realm that is uniquely different: 1. riding a fixie (not very common in the touring realm) 2. making my own gear from cheap materials 3. promote ultralight travel 4. keeping my epilepsy under control 5. try to maintain vegan ethics while traveling global

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  • First, I wear an appropriate fitting helmet while riding my bicycle. Secondly, my neurologist supports me and helps me make sure that I have the necessary amount of medication. Third, yes I have had seizures before while touring on my fixie. (They are grand mal seizures that happen at night usually when I am sleeping). Yes it is a risk, but just like you getting in your car, and driving that is a risk too. Risks become part of our daily lives and is something we need to accept if we want to live life to the fullest.

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    Join my email list of Fixie World Tour updates! Heck yea!

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    You will receive a Fixie World Tour sticker and a hand written thank you. You could put your sticker on a water bottle, beloved bicycle, coffee mug, laptop, vehicle, etc. Who does not love a nice sticker?! Plus email updates. (International shipping please add $5.)

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    A mystical Fixie World Tour cowbell that you can use to cheer on runners, cyclists, your co-workers, gather your family for dinner, or maybe you will end up using this cowbell in your garage band. Love stickers? Me too! Get a bigger dose of sticker happiness. More stickers+ cowbell=AWESOME! + all the above items. (International shipping please add $10.)

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    28 oz sports water bottle with custom Fixie World Tour logo, BPA-free, made in the USA.+ All the above items. (International shipping please add $10.)

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    Fixie World Tour DVD+ All the above. *Since the DVD will not be done till 2015 you will receive all other rewards in Dec 2012.* (International shipping add $20. This covers shipping for the above items and the DVD.)

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    Fixie World Tour DVD+ Extra footage DVD. Both DVD's are personally signed to the addressed buyer.+Water bottle, cowbell, stickers, handwritten thank you note, and email updates. *Since the DVD will not be done till 2015 you will receive all other rewards above in Dec 2012.* (International shipping please add $20. This covers shipping for the above items and the DVD.)

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    People of the World and Their Beloved Bicycle (5x7 softcover) photo book personally signed to the addressed buyer.+Fixie World Tour DVD+ Extra footage DVD personally signed.+Water bottle, cowbell, stickers, handwritten thank you note, and email updates.*Since the DVD's, and photo book will not be done till 2015 you will receive all other rewards in Dec 2012.* (International shipping please add $20. This covers shipping for the above items, the DVDs and photo book.)

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    People of the World and Their Beloved Bicycle (8x11 hardcover) photo book personally signed to the addressed buyer.+Fixie World Tour DVD+ Extra footage DVD personally signed. +Water bottle, cowbell, stickers, handwritten thank you note, and email updates.*Since the DVD's, and photo book will not be done till 2015 you will receive all the other rewards in Dec 2012.* (International shipping please add $25. This covers shipping for the above items, the DVDs and hardcover photo book.)

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    Voler bicycle jersey made in the USA with Fixie World Tour logo, signed by me. Please take the time to visit: http://www.voler.com/help/#HelpSizingCharts, so you can figure out your appropriate sizing for a short sleeve jersey + People of the World and their Beloved Bicycle (8x11 hardcover) photo book personally signed to the addressed buyer.+ Fixie World Tour DVD+ Extra footage DVD personally signed.+Water bottle, cowbell, stickers, handwritten thank you note, and email updates.*Since the DVD's, and photo book will not be done till 2015 you will receive all other rewards in Dec 2012.* (International shipping please add $25. This covers shipping for the above items, the DVDs and hardcover photo book.)

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    Escape for an awesome 3-day bicycle tour in my home state in November of 2012! There are a lot of wonderful, exciting areas of Arizona! We will start in Tuscon, AZ where I will be your guide as we ride bicycles through the Wild West! We will visit Tombstone, Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Cochise Stronghold, and the unique desert island that is Mount Graham. We will ride around 50-75 miles a day, no need to worry we will have a SAG wagon aka van following us so you can personally decide how much riding you would like to do for the day. We will provide snacks during the day while riding. Friday-pick up in Tucson, AZ and ride towards Tombstone where we will spend the first night. Saturday-ride though Tombstone, Sierra Vista, and Bisbee. We will spend the second night in Willcox. Sunday-ride towards Mount Graham, and later in the evening bring you back to Tucson to fly home. (Flights, meals, lodging are not included. Please bring whatever bicycle you are most comfortable with riding or I can arrange a bike rental for you.) + CD/DVD full of pictures from your 3-day ride, and video clips of the trip+Bicycle jersey+ People of the World and their Beloved Bicycle (8x11 hardcover) photo book personally signed to the addressed buyer.+ Fixie World Tour DVD+ Extra footage DVD personally signed.+Water bottle, cowbell, stickers, handwritten thank you note, and email updates. *Since the DVD's will not be done till 2015 you will still receive all other rewards above in Dec 2012*. (International shipping please add $25.This covers shipping for the above items, the DVDs and hardcover photo book.)

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    Become an official sponsor on my bicycle jersey that I will wear very religiously while traveling around the globe.+Choose one of the 6 continents that you would like to sponsor. (I will take video and photos with your sponsor name. You the sponsor will be mentioned and shown in the documentary and photo book.) +Business or name logo on my website + Receive QUITE A FEW POSTCARDS from the road + Sponsor name/logo listed in DVD and photo book+ Become an executive producer(s) of the Fixie World Tour DVD+ Come visit me for 3 days when I return home to hang out and behold the editing process (does not include flight, lodging, meals).+Personal phone call before and after I return to talk about Fixie World Tour. To express massive thanks have your business/name logo on my website+ 3-day bicycle tour in wild west AZ + CD/DVD full of pictures from your 3-day ride, and video clips of the trip+ Bicycle jersey+ People of the World and their Beloved Bicycle (8x11 hardcover) photo book personally signed to the addressed buyer.+ Fixie World Tour DVD+ Extra footage DVD personally signed.+Water bottle, cowbell, stickers, handwritten thank you note, and email updates.*Since the DVD's will not be done till 2015 you will still receive all other rewards in Dec 2012*. (International shipping please add $25.This covers shipping for the above items, the DVDs and hardcover photo book.) Estimated delivery: Dec 2012

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