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Elspeth Beard is a hero of mine. She is one of the few women to have rode across the globe on a motorcycle, and she did so by herself, fighting accident and illness along the way.
Plus, she rides a Bimmer.
I would totally love to meet this woman. She’s done things I’ve only dreamed of.
The article about her… omg. Built her own panniers and brought a rivet gun along to keep ‘em together. Got her R60 going again after running it into a tree. Her passport (and visas) were stolen, but she sent off for them again. Nothing stopped her - and for much of the trip, it was just her.
Also, she mentions the bizarre custom of three-wide passing on a two-lane road - which is fucking bonkers when you first see it (and even more insane on a bike, I’d imagine).
She’s also a highly-commended architect. If there’s a Most Interesting Woman in the World, it’s her.