So do you know about Rosie Gabrielle? She is a motorcycle adventure traveler, Photographer and video creator from Canda. She thoughts to inspire people and help them explore the world through my eyes. She has traveled to many countries before Pakistan. So here's her story:
Two years ago, Rosie Gabrielle was stuck in a rut—working long hours in a demanding career, and for what? Health problems that were going from bad to worse? So, she packed up her bags and started living her dream.
“I had been telling myself for years, all I want to do is ride a motorcycle around the world,” said Gabrielle.
Since then, she’s ridden solo through the Arab country of Oman, twice, and has gone from Vancouver, B.C., to Yosemite National Park, California.
Right now, she’s in Pakistan.
How it all began:
Gabrielle was first exposed to two-wheeled travel while on a backpacking trip in Southeast Asia some 12 years ago. She ended up logging 12,000 kilometers across Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos on a motorcycle.
“That sparked a love for riding and exploring,” she said.
The now 31-year-old has traveled extensively over the years while operating a photography business in the Middle East. Every summer, however, it’s British Columbia that beckons her back home.
“I love the riding near Nakusp,” she said,” and I’d love to explore more on my bike when I get home.”
At home in Delta, Gabrielle owns a 1983 Honda Shadow but overseas, she’s been on a variety of different bikes—from KLRs to Royal Enfields. Her dream bike?
“I would love a Triumph Scrambler,” she said. “I want to get one and ride it to South America.”
Alone but not lonely:
Traveling solo, especially in a foreign country, strikes fear into the hearts of many, but Gabrielle has learned to trust her gut and go with the flow.
“There’s not one ounce of fear, anxiety or anything that would make me not want to do it alone,” she said. “And I’m not mechanically inclined. I know the basics, but I just learn through my experiences.”
For example, a fuel line that came apart while she was on her Canada to California trip forced her to backtrack to the nearest town. Unfortunately, the local mechanic's shop was already closed so she spent the night in a campground. Next to her site was a group of adventure riders from the Czech Republic. One of the riders happened to be a bike mechanic who helped Gabrielle get back on the road.
“People are just so intrigued and shocked that I’m on my own,” she said. “Their first reaction is to take care of me and ask me if I need anything . . . So I’ve never had any negative experiences over there as a female. In fact, I think it’s better because people are less afraid of you. They’re less intimidated because if a man approached the woman over there, they wouldn’t be so open.”
Gabrielle loves the scenery and said that each country has its own unique qualities, but it’s the people who leave a lasting impression on her heart.
“The riding community, especially in South Africa, has been pretty incredible,” she said.
The support from those who follow her on social media is overwhelming as well. Her beautifully self-timed photos and openhearted posts have inspired many to reach out.
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