OK, women can race against men, and win. I can deal with that. Now the manly art of dual-sport adventure riding is being invaded.
First, there was Melissa and The Perfect Vehicle. Admittedly a great read and a wonderful introduction to motorcycles for anyone that was interested in starting with bikes.
Then there was Lois and her trip from Alaska to South America. More guts than most men and certainly a lot better looking than most. I loved her way of dealing with the women and the "damaged" rear view mirror.
Now this just in from NYC. Emma goes wild!? Check out the blog of her trip.
From: emma fry <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 4:02 PM Subject: Random bike stuff/sales To: email@example.com Hi, I recently came across somebody whilst doing the touristy thing in Manhattan that told me about the workshop and bar matchless so here I am!! To make a really long story shorter, I am from the U.K and have just come to the end of a long bike trip, I rode my motorbike from Guatemala to New York, wicked trip but I'll be returning to Europe soon. I am now looking to sell my bike and any serious offer would be considered, the bike is a Honda 200cc CTX Bushlander, 2006, just under 10,000miles on the clock, good condition, its a duel purpose machine, will take you around the city or up the side of a mountain and no, you won't have seen them in the U.S, I don't think they ever got up here, the nearest bike I would compare this to would be the Kawasaki KLR 250cc, very similar. I'm looking to be pointed in the right direction on bike sales. I love the racing bike pictures on the website, I have already forwarded the site to my friends back in the U.K!! If you do have any information, it would be gratefully received and pictures of the bike can be found on my blog http://www.mytripjournal.com/motoita, there are loads of photos should anybody be interested!! Cheers Emma
I think I need to re-read my copy of Jupiter's Travels and Mondo Enduro to re-assure myself that guys can still keep up with the women. What next? Will I have to start washing my sox when I camp out for the night instead of just riding through a river to get cleaned up?