This lovely missive comes from Jacques all the way across the pond in Switzerland ---
Hello Joanne & Cristi, greetings from Switzerland. I stumbled upon your podcast a few days ago, and have already listened to the first 4 episodes (takes us back to 2013) ;-) I have now downloaded all 64 episodes and look forward to discovering more of your world. Some info from my world: I have been a long time Enduro rider, latest was a Triumph Tiger, and very recently sold it and got a Kawasaki Vulcan VN900 Custom. I know that you ladies like more the speedy side of life (from listening to the few podcasts) but for me, wow, what a switch! Why didn't I do it sooner? Each time I ride, I feel great. I get the same feeling when I'm jogging: freedom, inner-peace, relaxation, offloading the stress after a long and hard working day. And, it takes corners really well, even the hard ones in the Swiss Alps. I agree with you, it's all a matter of practice, skill, and knowing your bike. I will slowly but surely work my way up the podcasts, and thank you for bringing up interesting topics each time. Keep up the good work. Ciao from the land of cows and chocolate :-)
Thank you Jacques for being a listener and reaching out to us! The internet is often seen as both a blessing and a curse...in this case, definitely the former. I've seen the data and know that our podcast reaches the farthest regions of the globe (from across the US and Canada to Europe and Asia, even Kazakhstan once), but it's encouraging to receive confirmation of that. To be honest, Joanne likes it speedy err sporty....I prefer a more leisurely, relaxed way of riding *but* I'll try anything and one day will see a track as more than a cheering spectator. Snap a photo of you and the Swiss Alps so we can dream for a little while...about twisties, cows, and chocolate, though not necessarily in that order.