I have traversed North America with coast-to-coast rides, entire east coast from Newfoundland Canada to the Southern Most Point in the US, round trip to the Panama Canal from Worcester, Massachusetts. The ride to Central America offered many dangers and obstacles while meeting the most amazing people, always willing to help a female solo rider, they will never be forgotten.
The thirst for riding my motorcycle extreme distances might be quenched by a world tour. Short term goal, complete my North America tour by doing a solo ride to Alaska on my beloved 2009 Triumph Bonneville. The world tour will start on 2017. Places that I plan on riding are: South America, Europe, Australia, Russia, Mongolia, Japan and Africa (if the budget allows). I am seeking a Russian speaking riding partner to accompany me in Russia and Mongolia or connections throughout the continent.
Summer 2015 ride plans to Alaska
From the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to the Arctic Circle in Alaska - Let's ride Baby!! Let's Ride..... Missrider-2015
This ride will complete the North America motorcycle riding tour on my 2009 Triumph Bonneville. So often, everyone tells me that the bike is not designed for such adventures. Against all advice not to ride past the US border south on such a bike, I completed the task and lived to tell more stories. That ride only created a deeper thirst for extreme solo motorcycle riding. The ride to Alaska will be easy compared to the roads and conditions encountered in Central America. Let's show the world that it does not matter how old you are, or the selected bike for such challenges. Together, we can do it. A dear friend once wrote, "Together we can move mountains." - Ara & Spirit
As a proud Triumph Bonneville SE owner, I plan on visiting various Triumph dealerships in the US and Canada. The Tripline map shows a little more detail. The list is not complete and may be modified during the ride depending on store hours.
One of my riding stories was shared by Ewan McGregor on the Jimmy Fallon show. I have included the link to the video towards the end of my story. Check it out here:
Ever So Slowly, The Clock Ticks!!
All of my rides are self funded. I am a teacher on a tight budget. If you enjoy and follow my rides, a contribution would help pay for a night at a campsite or a tank of fuel. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity. Clicking on the FUEL PUMP will point you to my Paypal account, OR you can send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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World tour starts 2017
After careful consideration comparing available motorcycles for the world tour, I decided to use a Yamaha XT250. The bike is perfect, small, fits my petite body and light for me to pick it up if dropped. My goal is to purchase the bike after the ride to Alaska, allowing me two years for off-road training and how to fix the bike. A smaller bike will allow me to make simple fixes on the road such a flat tire, oil changes etc...