What's the Existential Biker all about?
It's about living the life you were meant to live. I woke up to that after living most of the life the way I was expected to. I was a consumer, like most. Buying things in the hope that they would bring happiness. All that happened was a hollowness and continued grasping, because I was fed and bought into the illusion that things and security meant happiness. All the time, I was only helping someone else to buy into their dream and wish fulfillment which was probably as twisted as my own. What I really needed was to be who I always was inside, an adventurer and a warrior. Then I woke up and finally did something about it.
Existentialism is a philosophical theory that people are free agents who have control over their choices and actions. Existentialists believe that society should not restrict an individual’s life or actions and that these restrictions inhibit free will and the development of that person’s potential.
Riding a motorbike has allowed me to express my true values and explore the philosopher inside me. It has brought me friendships, experience and freedom. This website, all my social media publicity and every thing I do is all geared to helping people to take their own leap of faith and find courage and strength to change. I want to share how I got to where I am today.
Since saying 'yes' to the universe and letting the river of life guide me I've had amazing experiences, culminating with racing on the salt flats in Bonneville and becoming a motorcycle tour guide and published journalist. Most recently I bagged four landspeed records and became the fastest woman to ride on sand. All within three years. I'm not extraordinary, all that you need is the right mindset and attitude. To face fears and squash every last hiding place it has in your body takes time, but it is possible.
I'm proud to say I now have a regular column in Overland Magazine. Motorcycle riding takes me somewhere special, not only physically but mentally. On long distances, thoughts pop into my mind, sometimes it's about the washing, sometimes it's about food or often its about the road or road users, particularly when they've driven really considerately. But now and again it's about something more than that.
Philosophy, physics, ethics, good and bad, the nature of the universe and whether there is such a thing as free will. Does anything ever really matter anyway? These conversations, and observations I'm sharing far and wide. Is this a good or a bad thing? You decide. As Hamlet put it, 'there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.'
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up and proclaiming "Wow what a ride!"