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Tuscany Italy by Motorcycle: San Gimignano

werewolf at the torture museum

I awake on the third day of my tour in a 17th-century country house and it occurs to me that human beings have been conceived, born, lived, and died in this very room for over 400 years. The walls are freshly-painted plaster, their yellow hue the perfect shade for the faint early morning …

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Busted in New Brunswick

Jill gets into the Saint John, New Brunswick police car

Besides my family, I don’t often travel with others. When I do it’s usually with Jill, whom I frequently mention in my podcasts and blog posts. She lives in Ohio and I live in North Carolina, so we ride our motorcycles to a meeting spot, then tour a region together before going our …

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Women on Wheels® Here I Come!

Cattle drive sculpture in Billings, MT

I’m looking forward to being with several hundred Women On Wheels® (WOW) at their 27th International Ride InTM  this July. They’ve asked me to keynote the opening ceremonies and lead four workshops (outlined below). To get there from my home in North Carolina, I’ve planned this itinerary. Are you on my way? …

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San Francisco Motorcycle Club & Stereotypes

I visited the San Francisco Motorcycle Club (SFMC) when passing through the city on one of my cross-country fundraisers for breast cancer. The moment you read “motorcycle club” your gut probably had a reaction. We’ll circle back to that in a minute. Members invited me and my fellow Conga riders …

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Burros and Consequences

Tamela with Oatman jenny burro

Formerly a gold mining town, Oatman, Arizona is now a tourist destination that owes its tourist traffic to Route 66 nostalgia. It’s about twenty miles off the beaten path in the Lake Havasu area. My friend Dusty and I visited as we headed to California at the end of an …

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Preview of “Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons from Friends Who Faced Cancer”

Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer should be off the printing press in January, 2012. Here’s a preview of the cover, introduction and first chapter…just scroll through. Intro and First Chapter of Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer by Tamela Rich After …

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San Francisco Meetup!

According to Christina Shook, “San Francisco is the American epicenter of female motorcyclists.”  She should know — she lives there and based her book, Chicks on Bikes, on women cyclists in the area. Let’s get together I’ll be there Thursday, 6/30for a meetup with the San Francisco Motorcycle Club and …

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Kickstands UP 2011

This year’s road trip across the US and Canada begins at Motorcycles of Charlotte on Saturday, June 18. After 9:00 coffee and danish/donuts courtesy of the dealership, we’ll leave in the 10:00 hour for Robbinsville, NC. Super slab is I-85 to 74 to 26 and at just about Hendersonville, NC …

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Motorcycle Portraits for Conga Riders by Christina Shook

Attention Conga Riders! Polish your bike, fluff your feather boas and smile! Motorcycle photographer and author Christina Shook will immortalize you at a stunning location near Shell, Wyoming during the Conga IV rally. Christina’s photographs capture the beauty and soul of real women motorcyclists. Her work hangs in sites such …

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“Leaning Into Life,” Explained

If I can pack for six weeks with camping gear and tools, you can pack for a holiday weekend without incurring baggage fees

One of the things I look forward to learning this year is leaning into the twists and turns on my bike. I don’t aspire (yet) to get down on a knee like racers, but I’m open to the possibility. Why do I want to do this?  Because I want to …

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