The pre-game show has begun – the bike has been tuned and checked, the route has been mapped (as best it can be for traveling by motorcycle). The ‘accommodations’ aka camping gear has been stuffed and is ready to stow and I've received tons of hugs and good wishes.
It's almost time and I thought for a woman like me, packing the sunscreens, shampoo, mascara and other cosmetics to make me feel presentable on the road would be the, “I wish I had a trailer" items, but I’ve discovered the cosmetic space has been usurped by the amount of space required for technological gadgets. Traveling today requires a: digital camera plus battery charger, smart phone plus charger, I pod, blue tooth plus charger, GPS, card readers, batteries, extension cords, netbook...... Holy digital/micro-chip nightmare, it’s ‘TEHCNO-NANNA’ getting ready to ride.
Whatever happened to a motorcycle and a map? Well, those were the old days boys. A gal might not have headed out across the continent solo in the old days, but with the aid of technology I will be in constant contact ... even my mother will know where I am every step of the way. Thanks to technology - girls have been empowered.
TWO MORE SLEEPS
P.S. Have you been following Tamela Rich? She's riding for a great cause.