I recently attended a women's motorcycle event where the organizer, Sue Bossley of Adventure Pacific Motorcycle Tours and Events asked if I would do a short presentation about solo motorcycle touring. It was hard to keep it short because you know how I DO love to talk! I made a bunch of notes in preparation, but if I had said all that, they would have been listening to me all day, so I thought maybe I would just add them to my blog for future reference.
Here is my advice, tips and general blathering about long-distance solo motorcycle trips:
In the words of my beloved sister “Be amazing! Oops…..too late!
Love and safe riding!
Nothing annoys me more than someone saying “When you plan that much you are missing the whole point of being a rider!” No, you’re not missing the point at all. Riding is about freedom and individuality and enjoying yourself. Your style of riding and road-tripping is about YOU and your comfort level. No one else’s. Full stop. So if planning your journey gives you the level of comfort needed to enjoy the ride - bring it on!
Thinking About It:
Prepare yourself for adversity. Remember that the negativity comes from a place of care. Don’t be discouraged!
What if ALL of those things happen and you have to stop your trip or delay your next destination or end up in the middle of nowhere?! Well, you don’t have hero stories without adversity!
Consider the duration and location of your adventure. Adjust your packing list to the route and destination.
I would add to that list:
Hi. My name is Alyson. In 2018, I started this blog as I completed a 27,000 km motorcycle trip through every province and territory of Canada.