We are Bea & Iain, welcome to ‘our’ blog. I say ‘ours’ very loosely as most of the contribution will be from me (Bea). It will be Iains’ job to detail the technical (bike) stuff!
Originally from England; South Shields for Iain and Weymouth for me, we moved to Tampa, Florida eleven years ago. That was Phase II of our lifes journey.
Back in the UK, I was a midwife and worked in our local hospital. Iain was recently retired from the army (Light Dragoons) after serving 24 years.
We came to Tampa to buy a Birth Center!
After eleven years of fun, love, laughter and occasional tears in the birth world, we are making plans to move on.
Phase III of or journey is ready to begin. Join us along the way as we share our journeys and adventures with you all.
Although we have some adventures lined up for this year and 2018, our eventual goal is for a somewhat nomadic lifestyle. We will be hitting the road with our truck, loaded up with Iains bikes, and hauling the travel trailer we will be living out of!
Iain has always been an avid biker. His current and favorite ride is the BMW R1200GS
I have learnt to enjoy riding pillion and indulging in my passion of photography along the way!
He also has some crazy moments when he goes ‘off roading’ on his DRZ 400S.
Usually I will take myself off for a hike while he does this and hope he comes home in one piece!
We also have a couple of 4x4s which provide some great fun on the OHV trails with visiting friends!
It is my job on our adventures to find the fun routes. To get us off the continuous pavement, along the routes I incorporate some hikes.
Most of the time, these will be a short aside. Occasionally they will be the final destination.
I will always make a waterfall part of any trip we do. Whether it be a quick stop off along the way or the ultimate ending to a long hike.
The aim of this blog is take you on our journeys and adventures with us. We want to share with you some of the more exciting and fun to ride bike roads. Not just in America but all over the world. I will share details of hikes. Giving the lowdown on how accessible, long, hard etc they are and the pictures I have take of the wonderful places we find.
This journey will be trial and error. Just as everyone does these days, we research everything before we start/purchase/go. I will share with you our hits & misses and maybe this will save you some time and money when its your turn to embark on your adventure!
Follow our posts as we prepare for our 13 week tour of Europe that starts in May 2018!