One Amazing Families Adventure On Bikes

Have you ever thought about changing your life competely? I mean like changing your life so much that you are not even living in your own house? Well one family has dared to dream, and then taken action on that dream. They decided to take their 8 year old twins out of school, out of the normal life and hit the road on Bikes.

One Amazing Families Adventure on Bikes

What about 9,000 miles of riding a bike – across the Dessert, the hot sun, the wind, the rain, the mud, up hills and down hills? That is what I have been reading about – actually I was so spell bound that I read the whole book yesterday – reading most of it out loud to my son Cameron as he was so interested in what I was reading about!

Twenty Miles Per Cookie

The Family of Four Setting Off on their Adventure on Bikes!

Twenty Miles Per Cookie

I could not stop reading the book – I wanted to keep on reading….I wanted to make sure that they were able to drive out of their driveway the first day, and then keep on track with each day – they had set themselves goals of how far they would travel each day!

Along the way they meet amazing people – amazing people who were so kind to go out of their way to help Nancy and JohnΒ & their twins. One day it was so hot – and they were so thirsty! Two men that they had meet before, stopped and gave them cold bottles of Gatorade.

They even brought them a whole case of the Gatorade! Because of the lack of storage space the kind “Road Angels” came up with a clever plan to make sure they received every single bottle as they still kept riding. (you will so want to read how that plan is put into action!)

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Walking through Rivers πŸ™‚

Then there were times where complete strangers stopped and helped the family. From food, water and to even giving the boys lifts to the next hill – plus they gave the family places to stay when they did not even expect.

Their faith in human kind was re-stored and they were able to stay with many people that they have never meet before, or who have never heard of the family before.

Riding Up Steep hills

Riding Up Steep Hills – going down steep declines!

Both boys had to learn how to ride, to peddle hard. They had to learn how to push through their boundries and they learnt from early on that there was no point to complaining – if they were tired they had to keep going. If they were hungry and they had no food left, then they had to keep pedalling no matter what!

If they ran out of water they had to keep going to they reached the next town.

What really got my attention was how the boys had their toys at the start of the trip, and then soon realised that their adventure around them was their life. They made up stories, they made up games, they played with their environment. They didnt have the latest gadet, the latest DVD or the DS games to keep them happy. They played like kids used to play – with whatever they could find.

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Riding Through Mexico Provided Many Challenges!

There were even times when they were faced with dangerous hi-ways, losing their sons in the dark, fending off animals into their “Pennies” that soon worked out how to eat what food they had – there was even the time where they didnt think about the rain during the night – and woke up to find everything water logged.

At times John felt like he could not go on.Β  Even the boys thought about giving up – but as a family they pushed through their limits, through their challenges and knew that they had an end goal in sight.

Halfway through the book, you will be sitting on the edge of your seat. Wondering if they are able to face the rough environment that mother nature provides for them as they ride up hills that are so steep that walking would be faster then staying on the bike.

You will also want to soon join them on their adventure. Nancy tells their journey in a way that you feel like you have never ever done anything in life that could top what they do together. You will want to buy a bike, you will want to see more of your own country and you will want to see a different way of living.

Families Adventure on Bikes

Look at their faces as they face their first pass and make it!

If you think that you can’t achieve your goals – then you need to read “Twenty Miles Per Cookies –Β  9,000 miles of Kid-Powered Adventures”. Within a few minutes you will be hooked. You will want at least half of what of what the family of four experience together. Its almost like it wakes up your inner child – the small voice that is whispering about “What If….”

If you want your own copy then you can purchase it through Family On Bikes store.

One Amazing Families Adventure on Bikes – where a family of four travel for twelve-month, 9300-mile journey through nineteen US states and five Mexican states –Β sharing their experiences.

Have you ever had a dream?

If so tell me in 25 words or less “What Is Your Dream Adventure” – you will be in the running for your own copy of the book “Twenty Miles Per Cookies” – New Life on the Road has one paper copy to give away.

Cheers

Lisa

PS – I received a copy of “Twenty Miles Per Cookie” book from Nancy Sathre-Vogel to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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30 thoughts on “One Amazing Families Adventure On Bikes

  • January 18, 2012 at 10:43 am
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    My dream is to score a house-sitting job anywhere in the world. Snow Country, Islands, Wilderness, City Apartments, French Gites, Italian Villas, New Adventures!
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    • January 18, 2012 at 10:59 am
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      Hi Jan,

      What a great dream! I Love the idea of New Adventures πŸ™‚

      House sitting sure is becoming such a great way to travel – I have being reading a few travellers that do just that – house sit all around the world!

      All the best for your dream adventure, thanks for sharing it!

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 18, 2012 at 11:25 am
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    My dream is to travel full time with my 6yr old son while running a bookkeeping business from our caravan.

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    • January 18, 2012 at 11:34 am
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      Hi Lee,

      I love the sound of that…running a business and travelling while raising your son πŸ™‚
      Thanks for sharing your dream!

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm
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    wow, what an extraordinary adventure!
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    • January 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm
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      Hi Sophie,

      It is such an amazing book! I love how Nancy wrote it – you just had to keep on reading to find out what happened next πŸ™‚

      Their adventure was so full of challenges, yet as a family they faced them together!
      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm
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    I want to ride my recumbent around Australia after riding it across the USA.

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    • January 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm
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      Hi Jan,

      That sounds like one amazing adventure – riding across the USA sounds like so much fun!!

      Thanking you for sharing your dream!

      Cheers
      Lisa

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    • January 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm
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      Hi Harry,

      So very true! They would have been lean fitting machines by the end of their trip πŸ™‚

      That sounds like a great way to see Victoria…and to be healthy!

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 18, 2012 at 7:17 pm
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    My dream adventure would be to have a job where I worked for six months of every year and travelled six months round the world.
    Little Gumnut recently posted..Opening Shop

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    • January 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm
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      Hi Sophie,

      That sounds amazing! I love your dream adventure πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm
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    Wow. That sure is a very long bike. Did you all enjoyed it? It looks like a very relaxing day outdoors. It was nice to see you guys pushing each other as a family to their limits. I’m sure I would have given up and take a long break if I’d done that alone. Well done!

    Kind regards
    Wilson
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    • January 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm
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      Hi Wilson,

      The bike sure is long! Nancy and John and their twins had the best year with travelling! They travelled over so many different countries, experienced so many adventures together and helped to keep each motivated! I love reading their book πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 18, 2012 at 11:53 pm
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    Wow, sounds like an awesome book. I love reading real life stories….my dream is to home exchange or visit for at least a month at a time every state in the USA and then write a book about it. We have exchanged twice and been to four states so we have a way to go πŸ™‚

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    • January 19, 2012 at 9:08 am
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      Hi Liz,

      That sounds like a great dream adventure! I would love to visit the USA…..and a book would be amazing πŸ˜‰

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 19, 2012 at 5:37 am
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    Our dream adventure is to take the kids from our home to Prudoh Bay this summer while our teenagers are still under our roof. To unplug, camp, laugh, cry, moan, complain, stink, observe, stand in awe of America, play, read aloud, write letters & postcards, make food on an open fire, sing, pray, and just “be” TOGETHER for 3 weeks. I know it will be one of the best investments to give my kids.

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    • January 19, 2012 at 8:47 am
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      Hi Laura,

      Oh wow – that is one amazing dream adventure! You so have to do it πŸ˜‰
      Especially before the teenagers leave home!

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 19, 2012 at 6:15 am
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    I haven’t read the book, but I’ve followed the family on their website and they are such great people. So happy to see their book finally go to print. If the story is half as interesting as their website, it’s sure to be a winner.
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    • January 19, 2012 at 8:46 am
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      Hi Steve,

      It is an incredible book – I cant imagine travelling that far with 8 year old twins! They were so brave, and so inspiring.

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 19, 2012 at 9:21 am
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    in the car with a roadmap.. go to the end of the road flip a coin left or right.. and see where we end up..
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    • January 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm
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      Hello Yvette,

      Like the idea of that! Flipping a coin to see where you are going to travel to next πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm
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    Wow, it’s so great to see that you can do lots more than you think!

    My dream adventure is to sail around the world with lots of stops to meet and exchange with wonderful people around the world.
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    • January 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm
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      Hi Renee,

      Great dream adventure! Love that idea – sailing around the world πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • January 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm
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    Our family of 5, a bus or car/camper & no more plans than to just drive off !!! Make memories πŸ™‚

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    • February 1, 2012 at 9:33 am
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      Hi Amy,

      What a great dream adventure to be going on! Thanks for sharing your amazing dream adventure

      Cheers
      Lisa

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  • February 1, 2012 at 10:35 am
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    love the sound of this book. was on edge just reading your review.
    Our dreams is to travel Australia in a bus with our two boys. we are part way there (we have the bus) ready to leave in a month or so. Further we would like not to have to work!

    so our dream is to travel australia, not working! Only work to not be bored. Helping others out.

    would be great

    πŸ™‚

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    • February 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm
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      Hi Amiee,

      Love that idea – only working so that you are not bored! And travelling with your family – that book was amazing..I was on the edge of my seat the whole time i was reading it!

      Cheers
      Lisa

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