Happy New Year Everyone!
Get those bucket lists out and mark your calendar when the next item is being ticked off.
Time passes so quickly. 1 month gone already!
I have 3 bucket list items I’m ticking off this year …
… so life for 2017 is looking something like this;
Achievement is nothing. Experience is everything.
Cycling solo 4,500 km across Brazil to reach Amazon Jungle
Catch wee boats along Amazon with my bicycle from Brazil to Colombia
Cycle solo Colombia
It’s going to be some experience finding out if this adventure is actually possible. If there’s a way I’ll find it.
But there’s no chance I’m researching it. I’ll get freaked out by all the creepy crawlies! I’m a big whimp.
I know there’s animals that can eat me and tribes that kill on first contact.
But then. In Scotland we have Neds.
Let life be a collection of random moments rather than achieved goals.
Mark the Quizmaster from Still Game contacting me was a random moment.
His real name is Fran Gilhooley and over a pub lunch we agreed he’d script Lucy’s story.
I want Lucy’s story made into a film. To help all the other street dogs in the world.
“Whit’s fur ye’ll no go past ye.”
I began this blog a few months into this adventure because I wanted to write a book but my English was ‘pish’.
Never thought anyone would actually read the blog. So thanks for that.
And here I am. Writing my first book of the World Bike Girl Series!
The return flight to Rio was on the 26th January 2017 but it’s delayed until the end of May.
This is mostly because of the book and Lucy’s script but also because I’m Scottish and I’m absolutely refusing to cycle across Brazil in the rainy season. That would be a crazy thing to do!
You don’t have to be a hero to accomplish great things.
You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated.
Sir Edmund Hillary
None of this would be possible without you all so thank you for being a part of the journey.
You have one life. Live it. xxx
Ishbel, creator of World Bike Girl, has spent her life on bicycles, from road racing, to velodrome sprinting to cycling the world. She has pedalled across 20 countries solo and promotes commuting by bicycle. Much to the dismay of her friends, she is an avid wearer of socks and sandals.