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Tamela Rich

Author 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.

Shiny Diner, Good Samaritan, Buckeye State

As a basketball-bellied man ambled out of the shop I said, "I bet you don't have any motorcycle helmets here, do you?" When he smiled, his eyes became slits like mine always do, "I bet you I do!"

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Newtonian Physics and Balancing a Motorcycle

An experienced biker, my brother's been telling me to try the BMW 650 and I’ve hesitated because of its height. I’m a new rider with a 28? inseam and I WANT MY FEET ON THE GROUND! He, like other experienced riders, poo-poos this preference, saying, “If you get both feet on the ground you’ll develop bad riding habits that require both feet on the ground…if you can ride dirt bike style and stop with one foot you can ride anything.”

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April Road Books

This travel blog will feature books about the regions I'll travel this summer along with those on motorcycles, women in mid-life with a dose of wanderlust, and whatever else I think fits the theme. Up this month: Investment Biker, Adventure Capitalist, Tales of a Female Nomad, Lincoln Highway, and The Cactus Eaters.

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Where To?

Details are sketchy, but I know I'm leaving Charlotte, NC on 6/26/10 and passing through Cheyenne, WY on 7/8-9 with the Conga III ride to benefit breast cancer research. Please weigh in on tourist kitsch stops coming or going.

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What, I’m Part of a Trend?

Seems may women "of a certain age" are jumping on bikes; 23% of all bikes are sold to the XY set.Tattoos optional! Here's a piece from CBS on the phenomenon.

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