In the beginning months of 2006, I rode a $35 bicycle 3200km around New Zealand. I embarked on this adventure for several reasons: I couldn’t find a job in my field of education, I wanted to experience a place I’d never been and I wanted to see if I could actually do it.

The goal was simple: get from Christchurch to Auckland by bicycle. With that goal in mind for 97 days, the obstacles between A and B became less difficult to overcome.

It’s easy to make things complicated. When I challenged myself to do something very simple, I found things aren’t as complicated as they seem, or at least they don’t have to be.
(back cover of Bananadog)

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Table of contents

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Front cover

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Back cover