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Tamela has extensively traveled the U.S. and Canada, delivering her message to Pack Light | Travel Slow | Connect Deep. Her keynotes and workshops include life lessons she has learned through chance encounters on the road.

Caribbean of the Rockies

Dateline: 7/26/10.  Heading east after Idaho, I dipped into Utah before crossing back over to Wyoming and down to Denver. Stopping in Logan for a bite to eat, my pink bra caught the attention of the manager, who asked about my ride and where I was headed. Turns out I …

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Awesome Idaho

When you finish looking at the pictures and videos you’ll know why Idaho is my favorite state. It begins with the company I kept Traveling with four Idaho Conga riders, we picked up the name “Biker Bunnies” at a lunch stop in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  As with every stop we …

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Talking to the Nice Folks on Iron Horse Motorcycle Radio

I was delighted when Stan Gordon asked me to be his guest on WIXE Radio today.  As experienced cross-country bikers, Stan and his co-host Mike asked me questions I haven’t had the opportunity to answer in other interviews.  They were also gracious in letting me talk about Conga III and …

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Feeding That Hungry Media Machine

When I pulled into the Caribou Coffee back home, two TV station trucks, The Charlotte Observer and South Charlotte Weekly magazine were there to greet me. Larry Sprinkle makes 6:45am worth the effort Here’s my interview with the NBC affiliate the next morning (6:45am). WBT’s Keith Larson commits And here’s …

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$50 Odometer POOL!

OK, here’s your chance to do well by doing good. BY NOON ON MONDAY 8/9, guess my odometer reading when I hit Caribou Coffee on Sunday, 8/8 and you’ll be rewarded with a $50 gift certificate to spend right there (or at any Caribou location for that matter).  Each guess …

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Night Flight to Beautiful Bend and Beyond

After leaving the Idaho Biker Bunnies I went to Big Twin BMW in Boise to get an oil change. While there I met up with four other cyclists going to the BMW Owners Group Rally in Redmond (15 miles from Bend). We rode like the wind through the beautiful rolling …

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Tweetup in Denver, Sat. Jul 31st Caribou Coffee

Who doesn’t like a good pitstop? My road trip sponsors include Caribou Coffee and the Social Media Club of Charlotte so I figured a Tweetup at Caribou Coffee in Denver made sense.  Coffee’s on me! If you are in Denver, or have friends who are, please c’mon over as we …

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Reflections on Conga III and Pink Bike Bras

Sure, we all had fun riding from our homes across North America to Cheyenne, WY, but there’s something about doing it in service to a higher cause that brings people together. Here I am in Lava Hot Springs, ID with Shirly, Carrie, Joann and Pam talking about Conga III and …

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Meet the Conga Queen!

Flo Fuhr in 2012, Shell, WY

When I first floated the idea of going cross country on a motorcycle I didn’t even have a motorcycle license. My family was, rightfully, concerned about my safety. Enter Flo Fuhr, whom I’d never met, but whose trailblazing trip from Florida to Campbell Island in British Columbia gave everyone who …

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Crossing the Mississippi, Entering the Plains

The Conga III magic continues from WI through MN and SD.  I’m proud to be a Conga III rider, a Facebook-facilitated motorcycle fundraiser benefiting breast cancer. The beauty of the Conga is how it encourages people who’ve never met to band together to raise money and accompany riders bound for the …

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