What would you do if you were not afraid?
This is the true story of a one woman asking herself
that very question.













What would you do if you were not afraid?

Changing Gears is the true story of one ordinary woman who asked herself that very ordinary question one ordinary day in her ordinary home in Boise, Idaho. She answered it by taking her family on an extraordinary journey of epic proportions – a journey of physical challenge, emotional endurance, teamwork, perseverance, and tremendous learning opportunities.

It was a discovery of self, of priorities, of accepting hardships, of appreciating blessings, and of contrasting a comfortable past life with the extreme hardship and poverty of those they met. It started as a quest for a world record – but the ultimate accomplishment came in carrying on in the face of self-doubt and worry. Would the journey be a dream come true – or a mother’s worst nightmare?

The journey was a three-year, 17,000 mile trip from the Arctic Circle to the tip of Argentina with her husband and two young sons – on bicycles. By enduring the isolation of the tundra, putting out the physical effort to cycle up massive mountain peaks, and suffering through extreme heat, humidity, wind, rain, snow, and freezing cold, this family learned about more than the lands they traveled; they learned that hard work, determination, and refusing to give up, no matter how hard it got, had changed them forever.

Travel with her on this incredible journey. You may find yourself changed forever as well.


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Changing Gears Companion DVD

This DVD will help you feel more intimately connected the Vogel family's adventures as they rode from Alaska to Argentina. It is an hour long documentary produced with video clips they took during their trip.



Changing Gears Photo Album

Enhance your enjoyment of Changing Gears with over 350 color photos correlated to each chapter in the book. Each photo has a descriptive caption.


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