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Celebrating Six Years on a Motorcycle

Tamela on her BMW motorcycle on a windy road

Six years ago this month I decided to learn to ride a motorcycle. Since then I've traveled 47 states and 5 provinces on my trusty BMW G 650 GS—often solo.

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3 Reasons Why Autumn is the Perfect Time to Learn to Ride a Motorcycle

Here I tell Good Day Charlotte why autumn is a great time to learn to ride a motorcycle

If you've been thinking "I need to learn how to ride a motorcycle," autumn is the perfect season to do so. Why?

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My TEDx Talk with Neale Bayly: Chance Encounters

Neale Bayly and Tamela Rich at TEDx Charlotte 2-2014

When the organizers of TEDx Charlotte gave me and my friend Neale Bayly the opportunity to talk about the role that chance encounters have played in our lives we jumped right in.

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Biker Talk 101

Just like the evening news, people seem to want to lead with what bleeds as a conversation starter. Not a productive start to a relationship eh?

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Speaking and Signing Books at Rally in the Gorge 2012

Rowena Overlook of the Columbia River Gorge

Right after wrapping up at the AMA's International Women in Motorcycling Conference I'll head to Stevenson, Oregon for the 10th Annual Rally in the Gorge. I've got to make time from Nevada to Oregon because I'm presenting on the first morning of the rally with my friend and motorcycle tour operator Karen Thomson.

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Lessons from the Road

Helmet time often produces deep thought. On my motorcycle for 40 days this summer, I had a lot of helmet time.

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What I Packed and Listened To

People often ask how difficult it is to pack for six weeks on a motorcycle. It's pretty easy when you get in the groove. Simplicity is the watchword. Oh, and quick-dry fabrics.

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Reverb10, Day 9: Party

Party Prompt: What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.

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Reverb10 Day 7: Community

Prompt:  Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?

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Joining the Reverb10 Movement: Day 3

A friend of mine directed me to a thoughtful blog project for December called Reverb10. The idea is to look back on this year and manifest what you want in the coming one through daily writing prompts. I'm joining the fun at Day 3.

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