What an adventure and ride report. You are an impressive young lady. Unfortunately, as often happens, I've caught up with the narrative and now have to wait for the rest of the story.
I'm sure it will be worth it.
Not many people of any age have the "balls" to take on their dreams the way you are. Keep living this way and you're going to have a beautiful life. It's stories like yours that help make ADVrider the jewel that it is. Thanks for taking the time and effort to share. I know your brother would be proud of you… as I'm sure all of your family is.
"Who gives a rat's ass what the public thinks. It's their job to catch up."
– John Chamberlain