Ladies, have you cycled a day ride solo? Has your partner stayed home and you ventured off alone? Entered a cycling race perhaps? Or undertaken a bicycle tour near home or overseas? Please send photos, blogs, suggestions to skalatitude gmail. You have got to love her answers in this interview! Congrats on your retirement Elaine! It is amazing how one's confidence builds in time and - after reading your book - I suddenly noticed that I was in some ways part of the neat community that you have built.
I am currently in Tbilisi with intentions of cycling to Australia in the indefinite future. I have a trusty steed, tightly packed panniers and no particular deadlines. In July I started a bike trip from Poland to Asia. My final desination is South-East Asia.
I'm cycling on my own but was joined by a friend a girl for some time in the summer. Currently I'm in Turkey. I got inspired to cycle by another girl cycling solo, then I found WOW Wall and discovered there are so many great women out there. I am honoured to be pinned to your Wall: I'm now in Finland, but will continue cycling in September. The adventure will continue in Europe. Nothing in this world gives me the same sense of freedom as loading my panniers with food, water and of course crazy amounts of chocolate, and then pedal away on some road to small to exist on any map.
Growing up in Germany, I always loved traveling and experiencing new people, food or scenery. After four years in New York, I felt like I didn't know a lot about the United States, so I decided to turn my cheap road bike into a touring bike and start touring across America. On this adventure, I am not planning on following any of the major bike routes, but rather old high ways and smaller streets that will take me into little towns and neighborhoods that haven't seen any bicycle tourists.
So far, this rather adventurous approach has paid off, because people have welcomed me into their homes and showed me around their areas a great deal. I am planning on being on the road for at least seven months so that I can cover about miles. However, I am already contemplating to extend my tour and ride through more states. You can follow my adventures on my facebook page " " My name is Lydia, and I am geek about food and how it's grown. I want to better understand the agricultural situation of South and Central America from the view of my bicycle.
This is a view hopefully slow enough to allow serendipity to lead me to people and organizations that will share their experiences with me. I hope you will join me on my journey and that we experience the power of breaking bread together! Megan took a career break back in the fall of to become a professional day dreamer and travelling yogi , after three years of traipsing around the world she managed to travel to more than 35 countries in 6 continents!
After backpacking and city hoping, it was clear that long epic trip that required nature and physical activity, she walked km across the Camino Frances in Northern Spain, followed by cycling km across Canada, solo and self-supported. An avid photographer, advocate for the environment and lover of picnics in the park, you can read all about her adventures, photographs and musings, on her blog.
Since , she has learned it is a big effort to tour solo but has taught herself to not be afraid to wild camp. Bicycle touring is her way of life, staying a few months in some countries to learn about local people and customs. James Way, a long hiking journey through Spain, last year. After such a strong experience of freedom and meeting other interesting people who also value freedom, including some cyclists, I decided to give it a try: Everything is worth it if our soul is not small.
This year I am set to embark on an adventure I have never attempted before; bicycle touring. Around September time I plan to head to Iceland where I will spend around 4 weeks pedaling my way around the country, wild camping and cooking my own food as I go. The question is, just how cheap can I make this trip? Follow my journey on blueyedview. I want to ride my bike, cook one-pot meals on wood fires and sleep under the stars in my hammock.
I did not plan my route ahead of time. I find my equipment at second hand stores. I recycle and reuse everything. I find food in nature and in the dumpsters of supermarkets. Many smiles and bike-love! It is a great source of inspiration as I sit here, 4: I lucked my way into a postgraduate traveling fellowship that supports me for a year of solo travel.
I'm a twenty year old gal cycling around the world. During the last nine months I have cycled the highest passes in the world Northern India , slept in a slum, and stayed in rural farming villages in far western Nepal I didn't even know still existed. Maybe our wandering trails will someday cross!
I love how you have set up a page for solo females, people tend to think we are a bit nuts don't they? Her photos are sure to inspire other men and women to pedal out the door. The Wall's Youngest member Bianca is far deserving of an award for inspiring young cyclists, at 12 before she even started high-school, she cycled the southern USA trailed by her Dad.
Before this, I had done a week, two, 4 weeks was my longest. Greetings from West Germany! I wish to be one of these women on wheels and write my own story. Find her on her beautiful photography website or facebook page! She says "I knew living in cities would never satisfy my desire for outdoor activities" "I just found WOW Times are tough in Zimbabwe but they are ALL friendly, kind and helpful people.
I have decided to hit the road again and to not be scared or wait for someone else to go along with me If you are told that it's impossible, do it and you will see how easy it is! I love being solo. Seeing that so many women around the world are also on their own on the road and loving it helped cement my resolve to get going.
I've camped in the wild four times so far and quite enjoyed the experience The simplicity of life on the road is incredibly peaceful. Who KNEW there were so many women out there doing this? I plan on forwarding your 'WOW wall' to all my friends and family who think I'm nuts! I'm on a 2 months Thailand solo trip, as a starter before big solo travelling at the end of the year. I wanted to see how it feels like…I am loving almost all of it.
Thanks For being my inspiration on two wheels! When I met Australian Kat cycling in Argentina, she was a bit worried about free camping, not that it stopped her much. She had planned the trip with her partner. Leina has been on the road 6 years and reports through her blog that she is still loving it. Her world route is impressive covering 7 continents, 58countries and , kilometres.
On a 6 week Holiday in Argentina! Mati lives in Spain but is from France. When we met, after saying hello in half a dozen languages, Mati and I had a ridiculously funny chat about flirtatious men. Some conversations between women despite language barriers are truly international! It has taken me km from my hometown of Zadar, Croatia to the very south of Iran. I am proud to be a WOW women on wheels! I enjoyed meeting Dorothee on the road in Argentina on her second bicycle tour around the world.
She is a motivational speaker in Germany while at home between bicycle tours. For me, though, the freedom and experiences of being alone are where the magic lies! I loved the challenge, adventure, achievement, different cultures. I just started to get back into biking. However, before taking on the world, I would first like to tour across the US this summer…Can you guys give me some tips on planning? I rode with another amazing woman for through Mexico, Guatemala and part of El Salvador, now riding riding solo since half of El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua Before I left I googled "solo female cycling" and found your blog - it was a great inspiration!
Everything went great on my tour Vancouver to San Diego , and although I did meet up with people along the way so it wasn't totally solo I would totally set off on my own again. The overall experience was very positive. La experiencia total fue muy positiva. Everyday problems usually sum up to where to sleep, what to eat, where to cycle next, cycle, visit places on the road, where to sleep again…You never know what will happen, whom you will meet, where you will end up at the end of the day.
That is why I love cycling solo! She is now writing a book about her tour. I found this blog before setting out and thought of it often during my tour. Ladies- We can soar like birds, traveling the world on our bicycle, embracing our independence, and making our lives our own.
I'm so proud of all of us! I know the way, as if a long time ago, I was already there.