by Richelle Olsen, She Science Ambassador
So in case you haven’t heard...we have plans...BIG plans! Heres the gist...
In July 2015, Shane and I will...
· Quit our jobs
· Rent out our house
· Sell Herb the X-Trail
· Sell as much of our stuff as we can, and put the rest into storage
· And jump on a plane with our bikes, on a 1 way ticket to Vancouver, Canada!
What happens when we arrive in Vancouver?
Most likely, yes! Bears are our number one predator. We are expecting to see plenty of black bears, and hopefully no grizzlys! Theres a number of precautions we need to take, including hanging food from trees at night, carrying pepper spray and blowing a whistle all day every day whilst riding through bear country. Shane’s working on the theory that he doesn’t need to be fast, he just needs to be faster than me! He’s also determined that the book about our adventures isn’t worth writing unless I lose a limb to a bear, and he rescues me......I love his loving concern for me!!!
Then theres rattlesnakes, wolves, mountain lions and prairie dogs.......all out to get us. ‘Cept maybe not prarie dogs, those little dudes are so so cute, like mini-meerkats! But hey we are from Australia, we should be used to being bottom of the food chain shouldn’t we??
What happens once we hit Mexico?
Yes we do already have an amazing life, but ultimately, like many of us, we are simply working to pay the bills. And we have itchy feet. Both of us separately spent 4+ years in our 20’s travelling the world, and thats not something you forget easily. Plus Melbourne traffic sucks big time...arrggghhh traffic! And given we are not having kids, well, the question should be Why Not?!!
What are we taking?
How are we feeling about the trip with 70 days to go??
I am an ultra runner, Mountain biker, Packrafter, Climber, Ironman, Endurance Athlete
I am a La Sportiva, Io Merino & Kokopelli Packraft Ambassador with a taste for adventure, always up for a new and different challenge.
I like to create my own adventures that generally push me to limits. Proving that anyone can do it and raising money for Parkinson`s research as I go........
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