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Girl...thank you, thank you! After reading this article , my mind was set! I'm heading out this Tuesday morning bright and early for my first cross country solo ride—Pheonix to Daytona Beach—I'm so excited!

I've always been a very independent, strong, and confident woman. I think as I've gotten older I've started to realize my own mortality. I'm not getting any younger and I'm tired of my own accomplishments and goals being shrugged off by my family and friends (as much as they think it's to keep me safe because they care.) It's made me realize this is my life, not all of it has to be shared with others. I've waited for both of my children to become adults that are very well on their way. I really think most people don't have the self confidence or are insecure within their own abilities. Especially women.

I finally told myself, "Ladies, we gave birth. We were protective mama bears not to be crossed. We raised our children to go out into the world without fear or hesitation. Now it's your turn. Janet, you deserve this. It's your gift to yourself! Don't let anyone take this from you. DO IT NOW!"

Thank you thank you for sharing this article. I hope I run into Sarah one day during our rides.


Janet "Panda" Kamen
Peoria, AZ
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Inspiring story! I think that the goal of 1,000 miles in the first 24 hours is a bit ambitious for me—about 400 to 450 miles per day is my limit. Of course, I also like to explore a bit, and enjoy the scenery (and, of course, the "Heritage Marker in 1/4 mile" signs!).

In 2008 I rode a 2008 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy from Mobridge, South Dakota, to my home in Washington state—about 1,200 miles on my own. I was inspired by Karen Larsen's book Breaking the Limit (Hyperion, 2004). That first step—getting on the bike to start my solo trip—was the scariest. Once I started rolling, I was fine. I want to try a cross-country trip next, although I would plan to take about 10 days to complete it (one way). This article gave me lots of planning ideas, that's for sure!

Diana Baker
Tri Cities, WA
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
What a great story. Hopefully this inspires other women to do the same.

J. Robinson
Hampstead, MD
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Loved this article. You don't often hear about the solo journeys of women in the Americas so this was well-timed.

Just another nudge toward my overcoming my own shyness and fear of getting on the bike.

And boy does she look fly in all her Indian Motorcycle gear!

Verity
Toronto, ON, Canada
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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