nearby Linz and ride it to Marrakesh. A simple sentence, fraught with possibilities. If you're not already on my mailing list, subscribe now to stay in touch.
My route will take me through
the Austrian, Swiss, Italian, and French Alps, through the middle and
South of France, and through Spain and a ferry crossing to Morocco where I ride in the Atlas Mountains and finall arrive in Marrakesh to meet my Wild Writing Women friends for a week of luxurious relaxation in a villa overlooking the city.
Other than my mailing list, you can follow the journey in realtime three ways.
1) For the up-to-the-second micro-blog travelogue follow my twitter feed. We'll see how much can be conveyed in 140-character missives from my iPhone! My twitter feed automatically goes to my facebook page, too. Oh, and I downloaded the GPS MotionX app to my iPhone that will let me automatically put my location on facebook.
2) For more detailed travelogues with photographs subscribe to my blog.
3) Finally, I'll be crafting formal dispatches with photos and maybe even video for my Motorcycle Misadventures site.
As usual I'll be avoiding cities and camping out. If you have any recommendations on my route (see google map), not-to-miss places, or places to stay, please let me know.
Call me a geek, but I really look forward to all this high-tech activity from the saddle of a low-tech (yet new and improved) Ural Gearup sidecar motorcycle. Radtech has supplied me with a bunch of great stuff, including a Voltaic solar laptop bag so I can stay powered up. And Olympia Motosports has provided me with an Airglide mesh jacket and overpants so I can stay warm or cool as circumstances change. I hear there's still snow in the European Alps, but I'll also be skirting the Sahara Desert, so I'll be testing it in all conditions. See more about my sponsors on the Alps to the Atlas web page.
Stay tuned and I'll update you from Austria!
Best of luck Carla and enjoy!