I suddenly got inspired this afternoon and submitted a piece of flash fiction to a writing contest. I did it as an exercise to get the creative juices flowing. To work my craft from a different angle rather than just the magazine format I’ve gotten so used to, or the book I am (hardly) writing. I can tell you this: it felt wonderful to flow words in a different way. I’ve been working on some creative projects as I stall in my writing; I think it all comes from the same source, it’s just a different stream, so I figure I’ll keep flowing if I keep creating in different ways. Who knows…I just might find another passion!Read More →

Remember last week I asked for an accountability partner? Yeah, I still need one. My week has exploded in a variety of good ways; one is an unexpected PAYING article, which is very nice, and two and three were two separate offers of support that have pushed me in a slightly different direction. See, for a year now I’ve been writing an “Ask MotoAdventureGal” column that I publish for motorcycle dealers to use in their email and newsletter communications. I saw it as a win-win for them–professionally written content geared towards women riders in a time when they want to attract women riders. The win for me is that I get to advertise my motorcycle tours to a broader audience.Read More →

Pronounced MAD-rid, this cool little mining-turned-artist community is nestled in the mountains between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  A popular motorcycling destination, Madrid is one of the coolest spots I’ve been to in a while. Probably most recently famous for being the location where the movie “Wild Hogs” was filmed, here is a link to more information on that spectacle. http://www.wildhogsmadridnm.com/ And here are a couple of my own (lesser famous) teaser pics…    Read More →

Last week my friend Charlene rode out to visit with me. We took a little loop around New Mexico and had a blast. It’s not that often I get to ride with gal pals, so I was pretty excited. Thanks Charlene for making the trip!                 Out last day riding together was COLD! Charlene headed West and I headed North…Route 152 across the bottom of NM is simply s-p-e-c-t-a-c-u-l-a-r! I went up over 8000′, and there was snow on the ground.  Read More →

Do you subscribe to the WomenRidersNow.com newsletter? If not, you should! Lots of great information for female riders there–an award-winning journalist, founder Genevieve Schmitt really has her finger on the pulse of the female motorcycling community. WRN just published an article on our Women’s Motorcycle Tour that TEACHES women how to tour by motorcycle by providing mentoring, skill-building exercises, and practical on-bike riding information that gets women rolling confidently on their own two wheels. Link: http://womenridersnow.com/pages/Womens_Empowerment_Motorcycle_Tour_Dates_Set_for_2012.aspx Our big announcement for 2012 is that this year we are offering TWO tours: One in the Pacific Northwest (June 21-30, 2012) and another riding to the AMA Women & Motorcycling Conference (Denver, CO to Carson City, NV July 20-26, 2012) If you knowRead More →

Are you a woman that rides a motorcycle? Do you dream of taking longer rides? Or riding by yourself?? Are you needing encouragement and support to go for longer rides and have more fun while riding? If so, my  Women’s  Motorcycle Touring Article was published in BMW’s ON magazine this month…check it out, and email me at Alisa@MotoAdventureGal.com  if you are interested in support with your touring with us this year!  Read More →

Ever thought of traversing the United States from Canada to Mexico following the Continental Divide? Well…Edward and I rode just that route a couple of summers ago. Here is the story of that ride. Adventure Motorcycle Magazine (ADVmoto = http://www.adventuremotorcycle.com/ is available in major magazine racks now ) just published our story. PERFECT TIMING! Shortly I am going to announce dates for a woman-only dual sport Continental Divide Ride…  Read More →

Yesterday I went with my New Mexico hosts to Carlsbad, NM. First, we took a walk along the Pecos River     Ah, Thanksgiving. Yes, I ate too much food.   but then I got to walk it off visiting Carlsbad Caverns. If you have never been there,  let me tell you it is awe-inspiring. Called the Eighth wonder of the World, the subterranean beauty will take your breath way (even if the 750′ elevator ride  or 1.2 mile hike into its depths does not). Enjoy the pictures!     By the way, there is no colored light in the Caverns: all the colors you see are the natural colors of the rocks.    Read More →

I love presenting at events an talking to folks, and I love visiting friends. But it’s time to take some solo time and recharge. I’m riding South from Malibu and headed to Anza-Borrego State Park. Never heard of it? Neither had I until I chatted with some local folks. From the web site: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. Five hundred miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and many miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California Desert. The park is named for Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and the Spanish word borrego, or bighorn sheep. The park features washes, wildflowers, palm groves, cacti and sweeping vistas.Read More →