When I decided to dip my toe into the adventure-riding pool, I started searching for classes where I could learn the basics. I wasn’t sure if I’d even like this style of riding, so I didn’t want to invest too much time or money into [...]
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By Anna MacKinnon On a late summer day in 2011 after six hours of riding my motorcycle, I arrived at the beautiful historic Benbow Inn in Garberville, California. I pulled into a shady parking spot on my R1200GS, fully loaded with 89 degree sun-baked heat [...]
By Richelle Redekop October 2017 Unlike most women, shoe shopping is the bane of my existence. I have been cursed with an odd combination of a wide front foot and narrow heel that makes finding properly fitting footwear a nightmare. As bad as shopping [...]
By Jill Dunphy The decision has been made: you are going on a trip. You have a rough idea of your destination and how you’ll get there, but maybe you want to compare available services along various routes, and you also know that conditions [...]
By Kerri Dougherty July 25, 2017 If you told me 6 years ago I would be living in San Francisco, riding a BMW F650GS around with strangers and running a motorcycle tour company for women, I wouldn’t have believed you. Sure, I’ve always pushed [...]
The SheADV Barn at the 2017 Touratech Rally West in Plain, WA was filled with laughter, cheers and the aroma of unique - never before prepared - dishes comprised of the likes of smoked oysters, potato chips, green onions, and of course...Cocoa Puffs. Four brave [...]
By Steph Terrien Last summer I had the un-welcomed opportunity to practice my Wilderness EMT training when a member of our riding group, and dear friend experienced a horrific crash traveling 65 mph on a two-lane highway in eastern WA. Had I not had [...]
By Steph Terrien The stock low beam lights on my BMW GS F650 twin were barely visible, and had little range. Even the high beams left me unsatisfied so I made it a personal rule to not ride at night – unless circumstances are [...]
By Kay Miller. A pot cozy is an insulated blanket to keep your food warm while it is rehydrating. It's the perfect way to reduce the amount of fuel you will use, keep your food warm for longer, the ability to hold your pot [...]
By Lukas Eddy The hill reaches skyward in front of each contestant as they pull up alone to the orange spray paint line, the side of the hill loosened further by the previous rider. The crowd behind the big Klim gate waits eagerly, eyes [...]