MotoAdventureGal Profile in Asphalt and Dirt

It’s a funny thing for me being on the other end of the interview. Here’s an article about me written by Aaron Heinrich in Asphalt and Dirt:

Those that know me well know that he got a bunch of things right and a few things wrong…it’s sure interesting to see how someone else interprets your life.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the read.

Millisecond Millionaire

Recently I was depositing a check and the Wells Fargo ATM automatic reader scanned my check with an extra $7,000,000++. Next the ATM asked me to accept the scanned amount. Honestly, I did hesitate a split second, maybe more than a split second, actually. But then the imp in me said, “why not see what happens?” And I let it go through! (I am a stand-up person and emailed the person that wrote the check to give them a heads-up!)

It was an awesome bank balance for a day! That’s right, instant millionairess. It felt really, really good.

For a day.



Thanks Wells Fargo for a day of dreams!

Comments, and then some!

Well! I’ve sure been told I need to keep blogging…my mail was full this morning!

Thank you everyone that left comments here on the blog as well as those of you who sent me private emails. I’m delighted to know that so many people value my writing and that it’s more than just my mother reading it. I am also really glad to hear from such a cross-section of motorcyclists and NON motorcyclists! I am glad I have touched people with a variety of interests.

I’ll keep writing ans sharing, and perhaps even start asking for some help along the way. I DO have some really cool projects coming up…

Thanks for staying tuned in and sharing life’s journey with me!

All the best,


The long silence

“To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed.”   ~ Bernard Edmonds ~


This pretty much sums up my last three months of silence…I’ve been dreaming, doing and testing my limits. I’ve expanded my writing business considerably, I’ve been working for BMW at the International Motorcycle Shows, I’ve taken on working with Renedian Adventures (Motorcycle Safaris in Africa) helping them promote their tours in Southern Africa and I’m getting fit and confronting some long-standing habits that are due for a shakeup.

I’ve also been trying to decide what to do with this blog. Originally it was meant to communicate my whereabouts on my South America trip, but then I kept on blogging. I’ve toyed with the idea of making MotoAdventureGal a destination web site and networking area for female motorcyclists, I’ve toyed with giving it up.

I welcome your thoughts so please leave a comment below and help me decide.


First Pictures from Death Valley

And of course they are Edward’s because I am working on deadline this week. (Thanks for the picture share EW!)

We found some cozy camp sites:


Amazing stars show that night. We got raided later that night by some wandering critter. Learned our lesson and sealed the kitchen box up tight the next time. :-)


We also got caught up on our sleep. With nighttime temps sometimes below freezing, the warmest place was in the sleeping bag.

Looking forward to morning sunshine.

Looking forward to morning sunshine. Spoiled me. Edward usually gets up early and brings me tea.

Back in Southern California

I’m back in Southern California and everything is upside down, starting with my sleep schedule. I did okay yesterday surprising Edward and getting up at 4:30 am with him. Then I fell asleep on him at 6 pm.

Now I’m up at 2 am (well, it would be noon in Namibia!)  It’s not really a problem since I have lots to attend to having been out of the country for 4 months, but still…I wouldn’t have minded sleeping until 4:30 again. Maybe I’ll bother the cat. Wait, smart cat; she’s busy sleeping too…



Endings and Beginnings

Well, I am no longer on Okambara. Today I fly home to the USA. I’ve enjoyed my time there so much–sometimes more than others depending on the group dynamics–and I will always carry a piece of Okambara and the animals and my experiences there over the last two years with me.

I spread the last of my Dad’s ashes this week while working here on the Biosphere Expedition’s Namibia project . I spread the first half into the Gulf Stream while working on Biosphere Expedition’s Azores project.

It’s a time of endings–letting go–of regrets, what-ifs and long held beliefs. I won’t be returning to Namibia next year as I’ve decided to stay closer to home the next two years and focus on my own projects. I’ve also decided not to return to the Azores next year.

It’s a time of beginnings because I have signed up to lead Biosphere’s Peru project next year. New project, new part of the world. Other new projects include launching my motorcycle tours for women, and staying closer to home and seeing what kind of life I can lead in Southern California. So many exciting things on the horizon.

Sun rise on the vehicle game count

Sun rise on the vehicle game count