Author: Alicia Mariah Elfving

The Straw That Drove the Camel to Life on the Road

The last few years of my life haven’t been the most productive or rewarding for me. From an outsider’s perspective watching the MotoLady social media pages, I have a ton going on all the time. To be clear… in no way am I complaining about my job or the opportunities I’ve had. That being said, it can feel really stagnant at times. One week I have a motorcycle show and photoshoot, then for the next two weeks the only work I’m really doing is from behind a computer screen.

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Get Me Out of Here!

So what’s up with the lack of updates? I find myself waking up every day, getting on the road and running across town and back to obtain random materials and parts… which end up not working for one reason or another. That’s just the way projects go I guess.

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The Restless Life of the Nomad

“The restless life of the nomad.”

Gotta love Gary Larson and the Far Side.

Gearing up to take off on the Horizon Tour and getting nervous in the best way. All my senses are tingling thinking about where I’m going to go first, how I’ll budget from place to place, the amazing things I’ll get to see. It’s becoming more and more apparent as the years pass that I am a happier person in a state of constant forward motion… restlessness is a side effect of excess energy.

For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known; cities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,

I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro’
Gleams that untravell’d world whose margin fades
For ever and forever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish’d, not to shine in use!

– (excerpt from) Ulysses by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Ulysses by Lord Alfred Tennyson Excerpt

‘When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will be free.’ There are outlaw maps that lead to outlaw treasures. Unwilling to wait for mankind to improve, the outlaw lives as if that day were here. Outlaws are can openers in the supermarket of life.

– Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins
Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins
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