the TravelAdvisor map of where I've been (not just by
motorcycle). Note that the green markers are where I want to go
but haven't been yet.
personal Twitter account
My current motorcycle:
My former motorcycle:
Number of US & Canadian states I've been to on a
motorcycle of my own:
Number of countries I've toured on a motorcycle of my own:
Number of countries I've toured on the back of a
Trips riding my own motorcycle
International trips by motorcycle
| Our motorcycle travel goal each year
is to travel at least 5,000 miles (as opposed to running errands
by motorcycle, trips to the post office or grocery store - which
can often be the MOST challenging riding for me). I also like to
get out of the USA at least once (which I failed to do in 2012 -
still bummed about that).
Here's where we are planning on going on 2013 by motorcycle. Follow me on Twitter or like me on Facebook to know as soon as we decide where we're going!
Lots of day trips in Oregon & Washington state
Here are photos of day trips in 2012, to give you an idea of what we do. We try to ride on any weekend that it's dry and not freezing! For instance
If you know of any relatively easy gravel or dirt roads near Portland (low traffic, no steep hills, packed gravel or packed dirt, if I fall, I probably won't die), please contact me!
Long weekend camping trip in July 2013
Some weekend and long weekend trips under consideration:
That still leaves out all of South Western Oregon, which we still haven't been to! Oh, for more vacation time...
I'm also hoping to do an all-day
off-roading course by Puget Sound Safety Inc. in
Washington state - or to do their ADV Training program - I
need guidance for riding in gravel and dirt!
My husband designs and sells aluminum top boxes and side panniers. They are tough, light-weight, and affordable. They are German-designed and made in the USA!
This small version of the top box is 20 liter (5.3 gallon)
400 x 250 x 200 mm
1.6 mm (1⁄16") thick aluminum
Horizons Unlimited Meeting, August 2013Of course, we will be camping on overnight trips via motorcycle. See my tips for motorcycle packing.
Nakusp, BC, Canada
ADVrider Meeting (WetFest), September 2013
Wenatchee, Washington (state)
We may do a trip to Germany this year, sans motorcycles. I haven't been back since I moved from there in 2009. Stefan hasn't been since 2011. We both would really, really like to get to go there, but it will depend on his ability to get time off and our budget. While there, we might do a trip to Amsterdam as well. All I know is that if I don't get out of North America in 2013, I'll feel like a travel failure.
Seattle and/or British Columbia, sans motorcycle. We hate riding motorcycles in big cities; so we'd like to do a cheap flight up to these cities and tour them by public transit and walking.
Mexico, weekend trip, dates TBA, also sans motorcycles.
And I may have to visit my hometown back in Kentucky; I'm hoping to get to spend a day or two in Louisville as well if that happens.
What makes a great motorcycle rally (& rallies I have attended).
Domestic trips we want to do in the next three years:
Tips for Women: Getting Started as a Motorcycle Rider (just to ride, not necessarily to travel as well)
general information and advice for novice traveling women from the USA
the importance of complaining & complimenting.
my adventures in Europe, Africa, as well as road trips in the USA
links to resources to help women travelers
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