Oct 25, 2018

Girls in Wanderland - Raising the Bar


When it comes to overlanding, this has truly been the year of the woman. And frankly, it’s about time. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t the first year women have been out on the road, not by far. It is just the first year we’ve had such visibility within the overlanding community.


Since the beginning of time women could be found on trails, back roads, crossing borders – you name it, they have been doing it. In 1929, Clarenore Stinnes circumnavigated the globe in her vehicle. In 1982, Elspeth Beard rode her motorcycle around the world. The first women’s off-road navigation rally was held in Morocco in 1990...


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  • Now this looks like a fantastic opportunity for any of our NWOL gals looking for some adventure!
  • I need to be honest; I did not know Jessi Combs, did not follow her exploits, had one reference to her shenanigans when she attempted a land speed record on the Alvord Desert in 2013. After her tragic death this week, I read A LOT about her life, achievements and fervor. I sadly missed out on her amazing tenacity. We at NWOL, pray for her person, family and her spirit. That she left a legacy that inspires other ladies to push the limits of their envelope, personal or physical. That she was a mentor to women to want and yearn to grab life by the shoulders and ride! A heartfelt salute to you, Jessi. Thank you for the amazing influence and legacy you left us. Hoping that more women will grab a piece of your spirit and fly. Dan & The NWOL Team
  • Got Team Anyway (Judy and Tana) some practice time in the sand in preparation for the Rebelle Rally coming up real quick in October. We got a long weekend in in Florence, OR at the Oregon Sand Dunes. A lovely day driving down on Thursday, got to enjoy some of the finest traffic Portland, Salem, and Eugene have to offer, quality time :-) It was just the 3 of us (to start) as Brad, Tana's husband, stayed home with the twins. He had the hardest job of all. I ended up renting an ATV and scouted in front of them as they got acclimated to the dunes. Wasn't exactly a high performance one, but it worked. We spent a lot of time just exploring the dunes and having a good time, expanding the comfort zone more and more, especially going down dune faces. Also learning the sand is never what you think, and it will remind you of that every so often... (The great part was that because they were training, I didn't have to help dig :-) ) They had originally aired down to about 20lbs, just to see how it would do. So when they got dug in, they started with dropping to 10lbs. No go. So then they tried the shovel, same result. 4 Maxtrax later, and they were easily on their way. You can really see how those shine in the sand, a definite necessary tool. They got stuck one more time, not enough speed going up a dune face, and it dug in at the top. Maxtrax right away and they were moving in under a minute. Great day, they did a great job and learned a lot and had a lot of fun. A video from the dash cam in the Jeep and a little from the GoPro on my helmet. Definitely need to learn how to operate that better, missed out on a lot of good footage because I'm a dumb....
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