Hinduism, the predominant religion here in India, seems to be mostly built around striking a balance between good and evil.. the idea of trying to keep life at a centered and even keel. Now to me, after only just a week and some change here in India, this seems completely ironic. Anyone who has been …
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Before I left Australia for this Indo, the boys at Sol Invictus took the time to get to know me a little bit and how I came to love my first motorcycle, their Mercury 250. They had heard I had been riding the thing all over the state, and took a interest in my little …
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Somehow I’ve made my way to the Mentawai islands. The Mentawais are a remote island chain off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia’s North. I’m staying with a local surfer girl, Intan Talia in her home on the island of Sipora. As the mentawai islands are riddled with world class waves, yet still slightly isolated, …
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They say nothing good every happens in your comfort zone. So are you nervous? A little bit scared? Hands a bit clammy, feel a little out of place? Good. You're probably exactly where you need to be.
Riddled with dusty roads through sleepy villages, horse drawn carriages, and windy mountain tracks along the coast, Sumbawa felt like stepping back in time a decade...
On Sunday, June 3rd a small group rode out on an early Sunday morning as strangers to one another, and 10 hours later they ended the day like family.
A friend of mine recently encouraged me to pick up the book "Zen and the Art of Motorcycling" again. I had started it before my trip and got so distracted in preparing for the road that I hadn't kept up with it. I asked him why it was so influential for him and he quoted …
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Being in Bali for me is a little bit like going home to visit your best friend from growing up. They still live on the same street they always did and pulling into the driveway brings a sigh of relief. The couch is just as comfy as it used to be too, and you know …
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Feeling like your heart might beat to a different drum than those around you? So did I..
When I was very little I was a victim of sexual violence. In a major way, it made me who I am today, and for that reason I am grateful. I am stronger for it, braver even. And allthough my path to healing from the abuse I suffered was riddled with deep sadness and grief, …
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