Adventure must be in the air because even as I’ve been packing for my trip to Cuba in the morning I’ve also starting to plan a month of summer riding in Croatia. Both countries have been calling me to explore them for years, and I decided this is the year I finally move forward on my dreams. If you’re new to making your dreams come true, and don’t know where to start, here it is grossly oversimplified: speak your truth, set a date, get an accountability partner and GO!
I’ve always said that the hardest part of getting yourself on the road (when you’re excited but scared at the same time!) is pulling out of your garage. The rest of the trip just falls into place after that. Here’s where setting a date comes in as well as the accountability partner. Having a roll-out date sweeps away all the procrastination and makes you accountable to yourself. Otherwise the work, the worries, the excuses to put off doing what you know you want to do creep in and bugger you up.
The same applies to *anything* you want to accomplish, so if that special something is calling you, I hope you give in to your heart’s calling soon and set a date. You never know what will happen when you say YES! to your dreams. Wishing you miracles in whatever you choose to do, ~Alisa
Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route (COBDR) September 3-10, 2017
Majestic scenery, challenging terrain, bragging rights – the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route offers it all traversing the state of Colorado from border to border. Riding through some of the most rugged and scenic landscape in America on one of the most respected routes an adventure rider can ride, let us support you all the way with an all-female industry-known tour guide team, on-tour professional motorcycle coaching and mentoring, as well as chase vehicle services. ADVWoman will offer 2 days of training before the tour (additional fee applies). DUAL SPORT TOUR. Complete info is HERE.
Pikilily, a female-led social enterprise motorcycle maintenance workshop based in Mwanza, Tanzania
CLAIRE ELSDON – CEO and Co-Founder Claire moved to Mwanza, Tanzania in April 2016 with a vision of setting up Pikilily, in the form of Africa’s First Women’s Motorcycle Maintenance Workshop! This vision evolved from her solo London to Capetown motorcycle ride in 2012/13, during which she observed both how much motorcycles could help communities as well as the real need for motorcycle maintenance skills in order to keep vital projects running. Read more on Claire’s Trip HERE.
So, how can we help Claire?
DONATE- They are currently fundraising to refurbish and run 4 much needed community motorcycle ambulances. The link to their campaign is HERE.
Phillip Island Track record for Laura Brown
After an accident last year leaving Laura with a broken femur, she came in to Round 1 fit, strong and ready for the 2017 season.
This is a great start to the season of racing and definitely one to remember. The team now shifts its focus to testing at Wakefield Park. Team manager Warwick Nowland says “We are thrilled at Laura’s progress, although this was no surprise to us, we know Laura has the speed and the ability to race at the top level. We came to race and we broke the track record.”
We are looking forward to Round 2 of racing at Wakefield Park Raceway, in Goulburn on 17th – 19th March 2017. Good Luck Laura!
Asphalt & Dirt – Life on Two Wheels
For the past three years Aaron Heinrich has interviewed over fifty motorcyclists for his popular web magazine, asphaltanddirt.com, dispelling the myth of the stereotypical “biker.” As these stories reveal, there is no one definition of what a motorcyclist is and that any description is as varied as the riders who make up the motorcycling community—no two are alike, other than their shared love of two wheels.
Here are the stories of motorcyclists that run the gamut of the motorcycling world, from well-known and famous to unknown and obscure, from builders and tinkerers to racers and tourers. Here are world-traveling adventurers and local riders, collectors and icons in the industry, motorcycle clubs to lone riders. Some are single, others are fathers or mothers, and still others are grandparents, and their passion covers from vintage days to modern times
Their stories are meant to inspire, amuse and shed some light on this world, and dispel society’s myopic stereotype of what it ultimately means to be a biker. Alisa is featured as one of the riders. See her picture top, right of the cover with her motorcycle in her hand? (This picture was taken at the Uyuni Salt Flats in Boliva while she was on her 7-month solo trip from NY to Argentina.)
March Moto Madness, Mother Rally
March 30 – April 2, 2017, Tellico Plains, TN
If you like to ride, camp, eat, music, and enjoy spending time with similar people, come out to the Mother Rally. Visit their website for more info.
Marketing Coordinator(Angleton, Texas) Goe Harley-Davidson is looking for a Marketing Coordinator to plan and execute marketing, advertising, and product promotion activities, consistent with the goals and objectives of the organization.
Key Skills: Marketing, Advertising & Promotion, Customer Service
Interested? Go HERE to apply.
Event Coordinator (Grand Rapids, MI)
Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson is looking for a talented Event Coordinator!
Key Skills: Advertising & Promotion, Customer Service
If you are interested, register and apply HERE