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With you by bike : one couple's life-changing journey around the world
2019
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Summary

After many years together Katrina and Mike's marriage has unravelled. In a quest to mend their relationship they embark on a year long, 13,000 kilometre cycling tour with the hope of strengthening their commitment to one another.

Katrina is an adventure athlete who craves the wild; her husband, Mike, watches sports with his buddies. Like many couples, after 11 years in a relationship they've grown apart and have become mere acquaintances, as opposed to husband and wife. When they hit rock bottom they realize it's time for a change and they make the dramatic decision to travel the world by bike.

The couple ride through barren landscapes, scorching fires, and humid jungles. From backcountry roads in New Zealand, sharing a picnic with a man and his multiple wives in Malaysia, or camping at an orphanage in Cambodia; at every turn, they are touched by locals who feed them stories and laughter. Together they repair 54 flat tires, navigate heat exhaustion in Vietnam, altitude sickness in Tibet, and two robberies before they face the last hard climb to the world's tallest mountain.

With You By Bike is honest and raw, describing Katrina's search for forgiveness, acceptance, and change. It's about rediscovering choice from the seat of a bicycle, exploring the world, and finding love by veering off the beaten path.

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Table of Contents
Author's Notep. 9
Chapter 1Home: Make or Breakp. 11
Chapter 2Manitoba: Switching Gearsp. 17
Chapter 3Prairies: One Rotation at a Timep. 23
Chapter 4Nevada: Going Somewherep. 29
Chapter 5Zion: Angels Landingp. 41
Chapter 6Utah: Learning Lessonsp. 49
Chapter 7Colorado: Seduced by Summitsp. 57
Chapter 8New Zealand: Fixing Leaksp. 67
Chapter 9West Coast: Reading the Signsp. 81
Chapter 10Queenstown: These Are the Good OF Daysp. 87
Chapter 11Cattle Country: In the Groovep. 97
Chapter 12Malaysia: Dodging Monkeysp. 103
Chapter 13Northern Malaysia: Enter the Junglep. 117
Chapter 14Langkawi Island: Rock the Boatp. 125
Chapter 15Thailand: Getting "Manipulated"p. 131
Chapter 16Phuket: Cleansing the Spiritp. 137
Chapter 17Koh Tao: Taking a Divep. 147
Chapter 18Bangkok: Tuk-Tuks and Trickstersp. 155
Chapter 19Central Thailand: Missing Homep. 161
Chapter 20Chiang Rai: Never Enough Bananasp. 173
Chapter 21Laos: A Security Breachp. 185
Chapter 22Main Highway: Trusting the Curvep. 209
Chapter 23Southern Laos: Finding Forgivenessp. 215
Chapter 24Cambodia: Scuff Marksp. 225
Chapter 25Bakong: New Beginningsp. 233
Chapter 26Vietnam: Zen and the Art of Marital Maintenancep. 241
Chapter 27Coastal Vietnam: Tied Togetherp. 251
Chapter 28Northern Vietnam: On a Missionp. 263
Chapter 29China: Bouncing along the "Potato-Rock Road"p. 277
Chapter 30Tibet: Pedals and Prayer Wheelsp. 295
Chapter 31Mount Everest: Soaring on an Air Currentp. 309
Chapter 32Nepal: It's just around the Cornerp. 317
Acknowledgementsp. 325
About the Authorp. 327
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