Power of the Road Day 5 Schedule and Bonus Weekend Extension Free

 What a week it’s been! Today’s schedule is below, but before we get there, I’ve got excellent news! The feedback has been overwhelming, positive and inspirational. The only problem has been that people haven’t been able to catch all the interviews they wanted to hear. I want to give you every chance possible to benefit from these amazing interviews.

So here’s what I’m doing:

Beginning at 5:00 p.m.ET today, ALL interviews will be available ALL weekend until Sunday midnight ET, to anyone who registers. 

And there’s more:

The discounted rate to purchase the conference bundle of videos, audios and worksheets has also been extended to Sunday midnight ET!! 

Here’s what people are saying about their Power of the Road experience:

“Thank you so much for pulling together such a powerhouse of goodness all in one place, from the comfort of my computer chair & for the best conference price EVER!! And the timing just couldn’t be better–living in the northeast is such torture for a rider this time of year, so hearing what all the speakers have to say has revved my mind & spirit in ways only the throttle & the open road can. Each one has had SOMETHING to say that has spoken directly to my heart & echoed so many of the thoughts & emotions that bubble up when discussing a subject that gives my life so much meaning. Riding isn’t just what I DO, IT’S WHO I AM….I can never get enough of hearing the impact it has on other people’s lives! I feel inspired & amazed & can’t wait to see–rather, hear!–what the next 2 days have in store!” Chris B

Thank you for this amazing informative poweroftheroad site. Just finished listening to Genevieve and Christa of Roadrunner. Incredible interviews thank you Liz for making this happen.” Maggie M.

This conference is such a great idea! There is so much we can learn from each other’s experiences, and so much to be inspired about. I’ve been riding for 40 years and have learned and/or been inspired by something from each of the speakers so far. What shines through in all the speakers is the passion for what they do, and the contribution they make to the lives of the people around them. They are all successful in different ways, but a common factor throughout is their generosity with their time and skills.” Sheonagh R.

I love what FIM is doing to support women in racing, and it’s always great to listen to stories from moto travels. AMA folks are great.” (Survey respondent)

Thanks for this. I’m finding it very interesting.” Bob M.

Fantastic show you have put together –thumbs up.” (Survey respondent)

Really enjoying the interviews. Making me want to get out on the road. I know it will happen soon. Thanks for pulling all this together.” Marcy F.

Here’s today’s schedule (shown in ET):

1:00 p.m.  - Allan Karl:  Culture, Cuisine & Connection

  • How being open to new experiences opens up new doors, and how to get started
  • How embracing change enriches your life, and how little things have a big impact
  • Why it’s important to have a healthy curiosity throughout life (even if it means attracting Columbian Guerillas)

2:00 p.m. – Carla King: Leveraging Restlessness & Fear

  • How to live with a restless spirit and maintain balance
  • How to honor your inner guide, go against the status quo, and get past the fear to do so
  • How to leverage restless and fear to live an extraordinary life of your dreams

3:00 p.m. – Fulvio Marotto: Unstoppable!

  • How to succeed in the face of extreme adversity
  • How motorcycling can change your life in the most unexpected ways
  • How the strength and determination of one person can make a huge difference

4:00 p.m. – Liz Jansen: Lessons from Power of the Road; Bringing it all together in pictures

  • Common themes on how to live your ideal life
  • Top 10 messages from Power of the Road speakers
  • How to use the lessons from Power of the Road to map your Road 

Use the Power of the Road to create your ideal life! 

The Conference is live April 7th to 11th. Each video will be available for 24 hours on the Power of the Road website. That is Free to anyone who signed up.

If you know you would enjoy going on a walk with the audio, or listening to it in the car, at the gym, or at any time you wish, then Buying the Conference Bundle makes sense. Plus, it helps support Riders for Health, using motorcycles to deliver health care in Africa.

Right now it’s a SUPER value at $65 USD so I would get on it while the early bird is happening now.

Here is the link to buy. I know you will get so much more out of it when you have lifetime access. You’ll get more than 20 videos, audios, and a downloadable worksheet with every interview with specific questions to fill out so you don’t just listen but you create an action plan based on what you’ve learned.

We really want you to get as much out of this event as possible and then extend that into your life.

Thank you for joining me on this amazing Road.

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Power of the Road Day 4 – And what people are saying

Today is Day 4 and there’s another line-up of powerful speakers. Plus, here’s what people are saying about this event:

Thank you for this amazing informative poweroftheroad site. Just finished listening to Genevieve and Christa of Roadrunner. Incredible interviews thank you Liz for making this happen.” Maggie M.

This conference is such a great idea! There is so much we can learn from each other’s experiences, and so much to be inspired about. I’ve been riding for 40 years and have learned and/or been inspired by something from each of the speakers so far. What shines through in all the speakers is the passion for what they do, and the contribution they make to the lives of the people around them. They are all successful in different ways, but a common factor throughout is their generosity with their time and skills.” Sheonagh R.

I love what FIM is doing to support women in racing, and it’s always great to listen to stories from moto travels. AMA folks are great.” (Survey respondent)

Thanks for this. I’m finding it very interesting.” Bob M.

Fantastic show you have put together –thumbs up.” (Survey respondent)

Really enjoying the interviews. Making me want to get out on the road. I know it will happen soon. Thanks for pulling all this together.” Marcy F.

 

Here’s today’s schedule (shown in ET):

12:00 p.m. – Mark Richardson: Recording Your Ride

  • How to write your stories so others will understand and want to read them
  • How to best capture your story and keep a record during your ride
  • How to catch the attention of editors, publishers and readers

1:00 p.m. – Ana Forrest: Fierce Medicine

  • How to recognize fear is controlling your actions and learn to stalk it
  • How yoga can help you embrace your challenges, heal..and be a better rider, including exercises to get you there
  • How practicing being completely present leads to ecstasy

2:00 p.m. – Lia Grimanis: Success Secrets from a Joy Vigilante

  • How to go from high-school dropout and homeless, to top income earner and named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women
  • How anyone can be a joy vigilante
  • Why it’s Important to fulfill your calling, even when it means doing outrageous things-and how you can do it in your own way

3:00 p.m.-  Paul Pelland: Road Recalculated

  • How to find your calling at any age – and what to do about it
  • How to turn major life challenges into something positive and constructive
  • What to do when the going gets tough

4:00 p.m. – Maggie McNally Bradshaw: Motorcycles and Rights: The Gauge of Freedom

  • How motorcycle issues are a barometer of greater societal freedoms
  • How to use your voice and the strength of community to bring things back into balance
  • Current issues that threaten your rights (i.e. motorcycle-only checkpoints) and how to effectively make a difference

 

Use the Power of the Road to create your ideal life! 

The Conference is live April 7th to 11th. Each video will be available for 24 hours on the Power of the Road website. That is Free to anyone who signed up.

If you know you would enjoy going on a walk with the audio, or listening to it in the car, at the gym, or at any time you wish, then Buying the Conference Bundle makes sense. Plus, it helps support Riders for Health, using motorcycles to deliver health care in Africa.

Right now it’s a SUPER value at $65 USD so I would get on it while the early bird is happening now.

Here is the link to buy. I know you will get so much more out of it when you have lifetime access. You’ll get more than 20 videos, audios, and a downloadable worksheet with every interview with specific questions to fill out so you don’t just listen but you create an action plan based on what you’ve learned.

We really want you to get as much out of this event as possible and then extend that into your life.

Thank you for joining me on this amazing Road.

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Power of the Road – Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Power of the  Road.  Wow – we’re almost halfway through. What an amazing time we’re having.

Here’s today’s schedule (in ET):

12:00 p.m. – Christa Neuhauser: The Importance of Focus

  • How to recognize and clear your own filters and really see another person
  • How to get going after major life transitions-voluntary or involuntary
  • How to build a strong support network while building a business or career

1:00 p.m. – Genevieve Schmitt: 10 Life Lessons from Motorcycling

  • How to recognize your limitations, set healthy boundaries and learn to say no
  • Why it’s important to understand that just because someone’s a rider, doesn’t mean they’re your friend
  • How to stop worrying about what other people think of you and be who you are

2:00 p.m. – Paul (Trapper) Cane: Motorcycles Save Lives

  • How to turn tragedy into opportunity
  • How motorcycle therapy changes the lives of veterans and their families
  • How to serve your country, community and fellow citizen through motorcycling

3:00 p.m. – Sarah Schilke: Charting Your Unique Course

  • Why a passion may open doors but you need the functional skills to walk through them
  • How to identify opportunities and turn them into a job
  • How to use volunteer work to build your resume and become more marketable

4:00 p.m. – Debbie Evans Leavitt: Practices to Develop Balance and Core Strength

  • How to get over other people’s perception of you and not let it get in your way
  • Why it’s important to look at the goal, not the problem, and how to learn that
  • How to merge calculations and confidence to influence the outcome of an undertaking

Use the Power of the Road to create your ideal life! 

The Conference is live April 7th to 11th. Each video will be available for 24 hours on the Power of the Road website. That is Free to anyone who signed up.

If you know you would enjoy going on a walk with the audio, or listening to it in the car, at the gym, or at any time you wish, then Buying the Conference Bundle makes sense. Plus, it helps support Riders for Health, using motorcycles to deliver health care in Africa.

Right now it’s a SUPER value at $65 USD so I would get on it while the early bird is happening now.

Here is the link to buy. I know you will get so much more out of it when you have lifetime access. You’ll get more than 20 videos, audios, and a downloadable worksheet with every interview with specific questions to fill out so you don’t just listen but you create an action plan based on what you’ve learned.

We really want you to get as much out of this event as possible and then extend that into your life.

Join POTR Green

 

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Debbie Evans Leavitt—Core Strength

Listen, chat with, learn, and get inspired by Debbie at the Power of the Road online conference, later today.  She’ll talk about the life lessons motorcycles have taught her and how they’ve enabled her to become successful as a person, wife, mother—and one of Hollywood’s stop stuntwomen. 

Debbie Evans Leavitt is considered one of Hollywood’s top stuntwomen. She began riding motorcycles at age six and competing at age nine. In 2003, she was inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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Debbie never let other people’s perceptions of what she should be able to do stop her from doing anything extraordinary. She says if she had, she would never have accomplished anything extraordinary. She’s such a success today, because she can shut off that thing that says, “No, you can’t do it.” Or, “It hurts too much. Stop!” You’ll never get to the finish that way.

Her first motorcycle came from a junkyard, It was a box of parts, all spray-painted blue, even the wheels. Wearing a hood to protect her eyes, she stood at the wire wheel, meticulously cleaning every part. Then she and her dad put it all together. She had her first bike—and schooling in mechanics and patience.

As a kid, she didn’t fit in much because she was a tomboy and got a lot of ridicule. She loved anything active and outside, and because no other girls were riding at her level, she competed against the boys. When she got out on her motorcycle on the weekends, she thought, “Who cares?” You guys are all a bunch of losers.” In fifth grade she was already riding with the wind in her face and all that junk was falling off behind her.

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Debbie always liked trials because of the challenge. She enjoyed competing against herself as much as someone else. She could go off, find a challenging rock and just keep going at it until she made it over. In other riding, a desert enduro taught her about perseverance.

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All those lessons from motorcycles paid off. She has appeared as a motorcycle stunt rider and stunt performer in over 300 movies and television programs. She has won seven Taurus World Stunt awards for her work in The Fast and the Furious (twice), Date Night, Taxi, The Matrix Reloaded in which she was the Trinity double, Superman Returns and Wanted, in which she doubled Angelina Jolie. She’s currently working on the Fast and the Furious 7. For a list of her movie credits, check out her profile here.

Debbie Evans Leavitt 5Debbie was the first woman to ride well enough to compete against the men at the National and World Championship level in the Fédération Internatioale de Motocyclisme’s Trials World event in 1978.  As the only woman among 280 entries at the Scottish Six Days Trials she finished fourth in the under 250cc class and 109th overall, effectively silencing the British men who were betting on which day she would DNF (Did Not Finish). She’s road-raced at Daytona and won many trophies for desert enduros.

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She was a girl. She wasn’t supposed to play sports. She wasn’t supposed to ride motorcycles. When she got into the business she was told, “You can’t be married and be a stunt woman. It just doesn’t work. None of the marriages work.” Or, “If you have kids, you can kiss you career goodbye.”  She has been married for 35 years and raised three children, proving that women can balance career and family.

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Power of the Road Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Power of the Road conference. We are thrilled to have you here with us. I hope you were able to join us yesterday for the kick-off of this incredible event.

Here’s today’s schedule (in ET):

12:00 p.m. – Nita Korhonen: The Making of a Champion

  • How to apply the lessons from world motorcycle champions to become a champion in whatever role you choose
  • The role of social, mental and physical factors in becoming a champion
  • How motivation, focus and balance influence other factors

1:00 p.m. – Leslie Prevish: Merging Passion and Work

  • How to identify your best career, from where you are right now
  • How to attract the attention of key influencers who can further your career or business
  • How to pay the bills while holding out for the right role

2:00 p.m. – Joan Krenning: Lady Road Dog’s Lessons in Courage

  • How a series of small steps can throw you off balance big-time
  • How to get back on track and create a new path in the face of formidable obstacles
  • How to restore balance in your life, your community, your country

3:00 p.m. – Rene Cormier: University of Gravel Roads

  • How to make a dream become reality
  • How to deal with fear when navigating through change
  • What to do when you’re changing but your environment isn’t

4:00 p.m. – Laura Klock: Any Road

  • How to find the courage to travel down any road in life
  • How to see the blessings in life’s detours
  • How choosing to face fear changes the way you think about it

Use the Power of the Road to create your ideal life!

The Conference is live April 7th to 11th. Each video will be available for 24 hours on the Power of the Road website. That is Free to anyone who signed up.

If you know you would enjoy going on a walk with the audio, or listening to it in the car, at the gym, or at any time you wish, then Buying the Conference Bundle makes sense. Plus, it helps support Riders for Health, using motorcycles to deliver health care in Africa.

Right now it’s a SUPER value at $65 USD so I would get on it while the early bird is happening now.

Here is the link to buy. I know you will get so much more out of it when you have lifetime access. You’ll get more than 20 videos, audios, and a downloadable worksheet with every interview with specific questions to fill out so you don’t just listen but you create an action plan based on what you’ve learned.

We really want you to get as much out of this event as possible and then extend that into your life.

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Power of the Road starts today!

Power of the Road online motorcycling conference starts in a few hours and I wanted to make sure you were ready to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. It’s not often that we get access to these thought leaders, and even rarer to have them “gathered” at the same time.

There’s a ton of buzz and positive energy around this event. Add in the tremendous spirit of motorcycling, and we have the makings for a phenomenal experience.

Anyone registered can watch for free for 24 hours after the scheduled time.

Here’s today’s schedule (in ET):

12:00 p.m. – Liz Jansen (that’s me!) your host

  • Introducing the event
  • What to expect
  • How to get the most out of each session

1:00 p.m. – Andrea Coleman: Riders for Health: the missing link in the chain

  • How a passion turned into a global organization that’s helping to save 12 million lives
  • How lessons from motorcycle racing have been key to growing a successful social enterprise
  • The role of Riders in fostering sustainable social change and how you can apply that in your own setting

2:00 p.m. – Deb Grey: Becoming Who We Are

  • How becoming who we are is the journey, not a destination, and how that affects how you live your life
  • How to have the courage to be You – and where that can lead
  • How to draw on your power to get through challenges and stay balanced

3:00 p.m. – Scott Kress: Learning in Thin Air

  • How to get through times that are “challenging, monotonous, terrifying, lonely and boring – all at the same time” in the pursuit of your dream
  • How to decipher good information from bad, stay focused on your goal and achieve success
  • How following your intuition leads you to where you’re supposed to be

 4:00 p.m. – Cris Sommer Simmons: Living the Legend

  • What it takes to ride a 1915 Harley-Davidson cross-country
  • Why it’s important to keep our legacy alive
  • What you can learn from the early pioneers and how to apply it to your life

Use the Power of the Road to create your ideal life! 

The Conference is live April 7th to 11th. Each video will be available for 24 hours on the Power of the Road website. That is Free to anyone who signed up.

If you know you would enjoy going on a walk with the audio, or listening to it in the car, at the gym, or at any time you wish, then Buying the Conference Bundle makes sense. Plus, it helps support Riders for Health, using motorcycles to deliver health care in Africa.

Right now it’s a SUPER value at $65 USD so I would get on it while the early bird is happening now.

Here is the link to buy. I know you will get so much more out of it when you have lifetime access. You’ll get 24 videos, audios and a downloadable worksheet with every interview with specific questions to fill out so you don’t just listen but you create an action plan based on what you’ve learned.

We really want you to get as much out of this event as possible and then extend that into your life.

Thank you for joining me on this amazing Road.

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Laura Klock—Any Road

Laura Klock Listen, chat with, learn, and get inspired by Laura at the Power of the Road online conference, starting today April 7  until Friday the 11th, 2014. Laura will talk tomorrow afternoon about her life experiences and how motorcycling has been with her down Any Road she’s travelled. 

Named Cycle Source Magazine’s Motorcycling Woman of the Year in 2008, and again in 2011, Laura Klock is described as “a true enthusiast, a real person with a great sense of self and purpose”. Working as Vice President of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles alongside her husband Brian, they have grown their company to over 450 Klock Werks Brand part numbers, including their well known, patented FLARE™ Windshield.

In 2006, Laura set a national land speed record on a bike they built for the Discovery Channel Biker Build-off, making her the pilot of the first “World’s Fastest Bagger”.

Each year, Laura has returned to Bonneville and improved her own record, racing the second year with her eldest daughter, Erika, who at 16 years old at the time set her own land speed record. Her younger daughter Karlee joined them in 2008, and at 14 years old became the youngest to ever set a record on the salt. Laura, Erika and Karlee are the first mother-daughter-daughter trio in history of land speed racing to hold records at the same time.

Laura would tell you her two daughters are her greatest accomplishments. Having them follow in her footsteps— riding and racing, has made her proud beyond words.

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Laura has participated in all woman bike builds, was Crew Chief for “Team Effie” in the Motorcycle Cannonball, is a MotorMaid, a certified MSF RiderCoach, and the facilitator of programs to strengthen the lives of at-risk youth through her non-profit, Helping with Horsepower™.

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Gina Woods—Honor Encourage Recognize

Power of the Road is a non-partisan, borderless conference, focused on interconnection, inclusiveness, and common ground. Having said that, I believe it is fundamental to honor men and women in the military who have served to protect our rights and freedoms, often doing so outside of our borders. It’s what allows most of us listening the freedom to enjoy our lives, whichever country we were born into.

Two of our speakers, from different countries have taken this on as a personal mission in very different ways. You’ve already met Trapper Cane. Now meet Gina Woods. Remember that today, and every Friday, is Red Shirt Friday. Wear red in honor and respect.

Gina Recent Picture2Gina’s been riding motorcycles for 18 years, currently on a ’49 Panhead. She co-founded and hosts a motorcycle radio show, has worked as a marketing director for a local (Chicago) Indian Motorcycle dealership, and organizes events at major motorcycle functions.

Most recently, Gina created a team of three American Women Veteran bike builders who built a Trike at the Chicago IMS Show to benefit DAV (Disabled American Veterans). They followed that up with a trip to Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona during Bike Week to build an American Veterans’ Bobber from the ground up, in front of a live audience.

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The HER–Honor, Encourage, Recognize–Project bikes will go now on a raffle tour across the country, with proceeds benefitting DAV.

Women in motorcycling and women in the military share a common spirit of adventure and strength. Gina and team, several who are veterans themselves, wanted to give back to American women veterans. so it seemed like the right time for this project.

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The HER project is dedicated to empowering and creating awareness for American women veterans, with respect and dignity. Through HER, they’re educating the public about the sacrifices and needs of women veterans having difficulty transitioning back to civilian life.

Gina Woods is also a single mother whose son and daughter share her love of motorcycles. She just bought her son Jake his first dirt bike.

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Fulvio Marotto—Unstoppable

Listen, chat with, learn, and get inspired by Fulvio at the Power of the Road online conference, April 7 to 11, 2014.  His story will make you reconsider your use of the word “impossible.” 

Fulvio Marotto has the distinct honor of being the world’s first quadruple amputee to hold a driver’s license. He needs it to ride his KTM, Honda and Ducati legally in his native Italy.

Fulvio 6 smA mechanic by trade in his native Italy, he was a champion motocross rider and all-round athlete. He likes sports that have a lot of risk because they work your mind as well as your muscles.

Ten years ago, in his mid 30′s, a rare blood disorder resulted in doctors amputating both hands and both legs below his knees to save his life. Throughout his one-year hospital stay, through seven comas and three calls to the priest, he was focused on getting back to his life before his illness—on being able to ride his motorcycle again.

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He refused the prosthetics the doctors recommended and set out to design his own. He needed devices that would allow him to return to the same lifestyle he enjoyed before his illness. There were no shortage of challenges, not the least of which were convincing friends and family that he was going to return to a normal lifestyle.

The first step was designing new legs, because that gave him mobility and independence. They needed to be comfortable, durable and functional. Having legs allowed him to then work on devices that would enable him to ride his motorcycle. Next came the hand controls. He devised a method to works the brakes with his right hand and shift with his left. These designs are transportable so that within ten minutes, he can transform any bike into one that’s street legal for him to ride.

Fulvio 5 smOne of his greatest challenges and proudest moment was getting his driver’s license back again. He needed to prove that he had the confidence and security of having total control of the motorcycle.

Fulvio continues to work full time as a mechanic, working on his inventions in his spare time. His concept of customizing prosthesis to lifestyle is innovative. And there are other benefits to his designs, such as the gearing he designed so he could operate the motorcycle. It increases available power and is catching the attention of racers. His ideas have made such a difference for him in allowing to do almost everything he could do before his illness, including downhill skiing and swimming.

Fulvio has a wonderful 23-yr-old daughter called Martina, who often skates with her father.  He only wants to be seen as normal, not superhuman or even worse, a disabled or unlucky person.

But he really wants to run and beat Paolo, his friend from childhood.

Fulvio’s story aired on the Discovery Channel and you can watch the clip here. Go to the March 4, Part 5 episode.

Fulvio says, “The impossible doesn’t exist. It’s created in our mind. If something is impossible, it’s because we simply didn’t try, not because it’s not possible.”

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Carla King—Living the Life of Her Dreams

Listen, chat with, learn, and get inspired by Carla at the Power of the Road online conference, April 7 to 11, 2014. A restless spirit and adventurer from way back, Carla will talk about how to leverage restless and fear and use that energy to live a full life. 

This bio is taken from Carla’s website with permission. To get her full misadventuring story, visit her website.

Carla’s Motorcycle Misadventures began when she was 14 years old in rural North Carolina. She identified the broken down old Honda enduro in the barn as her escape vehicle and her dad said “If you can fix it you can ride it.” He helped her do just that and she rode through the tobacco fields to the woods and the creek and to the edge of town and back almost daily, sometimes falling down and sometimes breaking down, and either fixing it or walking it home.

She was 16 when her family moved to South San Jose, California, and her dad got another bike, a red Honda CL 175 K7 Scrambler. He bought it to ride to IBM, and put a luggage rack on it along with a big black carrier on the top back for groceries and his IBM briefcase and toolbox, plus a windscreen. It had an engine protector and front crash bar with foot pegs so he could haul her twin brothers on it for short distances when they went camping.

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Exit stage left with the bikes until she was married to a man who rode. She rode with him a couple of times on the back and hated it, and early in their marriage he bought a used Yamaha 650 Maxim for her 25th birthday. The rode together a lot, until they split up after he didn’t go with her to Europe because of work obligations (the fourth year in a row). She ended up riding around alone and finding it quite nice, after an angst-ridden week, and she changed. She went where she wanted, when she wanted and alone or with who she wanted, and she was hooked.

Carla lived Europe for a couple of years, motorcycling and mountain biking, working as a technical writer and saving money to travel.  Back home again, her first opportunity as a travel writer came in 1994. By that time, she had already worked for about ten years as a freelance technical writer in Silicon Valley and in Multimedia Gulch.

Following her heart, she went to the Book Passage Travel Writing conference to learn how to write travelogues. She became the motorcycling, travel writing, live-dispatches-from-the-road-to-the-internet gal. American Borders is a book based the 1995 chronicles of breakdowns in small towns all around the USA during a four-month stint as a test rider for Ural America during their R&D phase, testing and improving the bike for the American market. What eventually became the Motorcycle Misadventures series continued in China, India, Europe, and Africa on other cranky indigenous motorcycles like the Chinese Chang Jiang and the Royal Enfield Bullet.

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When Carla and Lisa Alpine co-founded Self-Publishing Boot Camp in 2010 it was just to educate a few author buddies in need in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first was a group of eight authors and was held in Lisa’s living room. It grew. And how! Lisa returned to writing and teaching, while Carla continued with Self Pub Boot Camp. She’s now firmly established and highly regarded as an expert in self-publishing, and is in demand as a speaker at the San Francisco Writers Conference, Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, Central Coast Writers Conference, even events like Overland Expo. And now she’s the self-publishing columnist for PBS MediaShift.

People think of Carla as a motorcyclist, a writer, or a traveler, depending on what community she’s in at the moment, and she loves all those things, as well as hiking, yoga, snorkeling and scuba diving, bicycling and, finally, gardening, which seems contrary to her moveable feast of a lifestyle. She’s on the management team of The Ted Simon Foundation, which helps travelers spread the message of “intentional and responsible” travel by creating works of art and literature. And she’s still teaching publishing to authors and small press, and writing books about her own travels.

 

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 In 2013 she left her beloved San Francisco Bay Area for temporary lodging in Borrego Springs to finish a writing project, and today she splits her time between San Diego and Baja California with the love of her life and equal partner in adventure.

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