"Ride into the Mirror [Addition for mother] " is a supplement to "Ride into the Mirror [On Stumpjumper and Trekky door Asia, Europe en North America]". The limit of that books is 240 pages and Geert van Keulen felt the need to further explain his journey. It has been designed in a smaller square format and in black and white and you can read about the deeper backgrounds of the journey with fitting anecdotes of life on the road. In the back of the book a info graphic has been placed with the most important statistics of the journey. This addition contains 68 pages.
Geert van Keulen is an experienced traveller and making long solo trips is not unknown to him. In Australia he discovered a love for nature and for unspoiled wilderness. Hiking was his passion but a serious back injury ended that prematurely but he could continue his long journeys on the bike. Geert hiked long routes through New Zealand, Nepal, USA, Tasmania, and South Australia, and a two month hike through the French and Spanish Pyrenees from the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean coast. In 1997 Geert was involved in a hiking accident that changed both the lives of his hiking partner Warren Macdonald and that of himself. This accident happened on tropical Hinchinbrook Island when a boulder broke off a mountain and fell on Warrens legs. They survived a horrific night in the rain and the 46 hours later Warren was rescued. This experience was later documented by Discovery Channel and released as "I Shouldn't Be Alive, Trapped Under A Boulder". It led to an invite by Oprah Winfrey.
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