Riding a bike through Southeast Asia

Riding a bike through Southeast Asia

I remember going to get my motorcycle license with my Dad when I was 18. We both had on thick jeans, flannel shirts and heavy duty riding boots. We went to the mall a few minutes down from our house and met our classmates. After I got my license, I never bought a bike. Maybe it was because I didn’t have much time for work while in university, or maybe it was because I never put working toward a bike at the top of my priority list.

Part of my trip to Asia is to help me learn to execute and live with intention. I wanted to travel and live abroad, and one day I decided to do it. This is the same with any item on a bucket list. To make it happen, it needs to be at the forefront of your mind each day. It needs to be at the heart of your actions, and you need to shape your life to make sure you can achieve your goal.

My newest bucket list item is becoming a reality. I decided, on a whim, to buy my first motorcycle in Thailand and ride it through Southeast Asia. I knew the price I wanted, I knew the model and instead of getting discouraged while looking for it, I pushed through. I now own a Honda Win from a year that expired before I was born, and I couldn’t be happier. I know mechanical issues will pop up, and that I’ll probably get stranded. This is all part of the adventure I decided to accept at put at the top of my priority list.