The long silence

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.


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2 Replies to “The long silence”

  1. I discovered your South American dispatches in the last several days. I’m a long-miles Harley rider, have run out of places to ride in North America, now planning on Tierra del Fuego in November. I bought a DR650 and have started picking up a few Twisted Throttle mods for it. That’s where I saw the link to your blog.

    Keep writing! And ride safe out there.

    Tony DePaul
    Cranston, RI

  2. Alisa,

    I’ve followed your blog since you were in the midst of your South American trip, which coincided with my registering on ADVrider as my interest in motorcycling transitioned toward “adventure” riding. I traveled “vicariously” with you and found your trip inspiring as your photos and write-ups took me along to your destinations and through your challenges. Over the years I’ve followed your blog as you’ve lived and worked in a variety of places, and admired your sense of adventure, your spirit of contribution and your articulate writing as I’ve continued to “tag along” through your blog and other writing.

    So, if you write a book, I’ll buy one (or two), as I think and would hope many others would do. If you take your blog through a transition to a travel and destination site, I’ll certainly continue to “tag along” to see what emerges, to be a buyer or customer and to promote you as chances allow. The “adventuring” market seems to be going mainstream more and more, which certainly presents opportunities, but also more challenges as it’s more difficult to be unique or first and to stand out in a more crowded market.

    However, you already are unique and special in many ways, and I wish you peace and happiness in whatever you choose, whatever path you take. Success is inevitable, and besides, happiness is more important anyway.

    “The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.”
    ― C. JoyBell C.

    Best, in whatever you decide,