May 28, 2009

Ms. Elspeth Beard - first of many sorts

Nick Sanders after we were pulled over for speeding in a small town in PA.

Elspeth Beard is one of a select band of bold women to ride a motorcycle and bicycle around the world, and she was the first Englishwoman to do so. She achieved this feat a quarter of a century ago, in the days before sat-nav, internet, email and mobile phones. I had the opportunity to ride with her and Nick Sanders Back in 2005 in North America for a bit. Patrick, one of our fellow B'falcs, and Elspeth are cousins. Patrick ran the support systems for a globe excursion back in 2004, and helped out again in 2005 with the North American portion. Great people and great riding.


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