Publishing this post is hard. Because I know there are friends and family who will say that I could have gone to them for support. I love those people and I know I could, but I am tired of hearing myself complaining about myself. I've had a rough couple of weeks. I was trying to … Continue reading Behind the women in the mirror
I'm currently making friends with a few men. And yet again I'm triggered into emotional responses that have surprised me. Fear, mistrust, under appreciation. I originally thought it all stemed back to the one that I allowed to break me, but now I'm not really sure where this major issue comes from. Was it that … Continue reading Making friends with men
I've spent the weekend at The Overland Event Winter Warmer. It's been great catching up with people who I met at the Summer event, recounting the last 6 months of adventures and introducing the next 6 months. I attend events like this for inspiration, to meet fellow adventurers and share stories. But I could easily … Continue reading Discovering something new at the Overland Event Winter Warmer
Yesterday I said goodbye to my dear friend, Carole, a warrior who fought to the end and then some. The service was beautiful, the wake was beautiful and afterwards some friends and myself carried on the celebration of remembrance with a curry, some drinks and a good chat back at theirs. We talked about the … Continue reading How death plays a part in life
What a day! It started well, I got up early raring to go. Hit the road, full of excitement and got straight on the Trail at Devizes. From 10 till 3 I just rode, taking in the scenery, loving the bike and the terrain. I stopped for a late lunch and some fuel, tired and … Continue reading Tackling the TET!
My second weekend away at a Bike event, this time Volunteering at The Overland Event just outside Oxford. I'd heard great things about this event from friends and other adventure riders I'd met at the Adventure Overland Show earlier in the year so I'd added it to my list and was super happy to get … Continue reading The Overland Event
"Motorbike Women" set up a treasure hunt to take part in on your bike. Each year they publish a map with locations relating to a theme, this years being Little Red Riding Hood. Last year was Alice in Wonderland. I joined last years late, but still managed to get 10 locations and get my patch. … Continue reading Red Hunting and what it means to me
A very blustery weekend. I wasn't feeling great in my head, but I set of with a friend to meet up with the Himalayan Owners Group at the Overland Adventure show. Our first group get together and my first experience camping by bike. I'd borrowed most of my kit from another friend who runs DofE … Continue reading My first 2 wheel camping adventure
I would never really have classed myself as an Adventurer.