Globe-Trotting: Across the Earth on a Kawi


When tasked with the invention of why humanity continues to attempt for seemingly not possible feats, the reply is at all times the identical: As a result of y’all can.

Maybe that’s why a shocking quantity of you might have been making an attempt round-the-world (RTW) journeys because the lockdowns of 2020 – and Workforce Inexperienced lover Bridget McCutchen is correct up there with one of the best of them. 

Round-the-world tripper, Bridget McCutchen, gunning to be the youngest to circumnavigate our earth on a bike. Media sourced from Bridget's website and Instagram.
Spherical-the-world tripper, Bridget McCutchen, gunning to be the youngest to circumnavigate our earth on a motorcycle. Media sourced from Bridget’s web site and Instagram.

In keeping with protection supplied by MCN, McCutchen is aiming for the title of ‘youngest RTW-tripper on a bike.’

Her biking scoot of selection?

A 2020 Kawasaki Versys X-300 named “Mab” – and, get this, the present RTW file is held by British rider Henry Crew, who apparently was completed by the point he turned 23. 

It’ll be an in depth one, of us.

Round-the-world tripper, Bridget McCutchen, gunning to be the youngest to circumnavigate our earth on a bike. Media sourced from Bridget's website and Instagram.
Spherical-the-world tripper, Bridget McCutchen, gunning to be the youngest to circumnavigate our earth on a motorcycle. Media sourced from Bridget’s web site and Instagram.

“I grew up round bikes, however I didn’t get into them myself till I obtained my motorbike license once I was 18,” McCutchen provides.

“I purchased my first bike, a Kawasaki Ninja 250 once I was 19. Earlier than that, I used to be uncovered to bikes for many of my childhood because of my older brothers who had them.”

Round-the-world tripper, Bridget McCutchen, gunning to be the youngest to circumnavigate our earth on a bike. Media sourced from Bridget's website and Instagram.
Spherical-the-world tripper, Bridget McCutchen, gunning to be the youngest to circumnavigate our earth on a motorcycle. Media sourced from Bridget’s web site and Instagram.

Shortly after Bridget’s newfound pleasure on two wheels, the choice was made to aim a full circumnavigation of the earth – with a $5000 bike finances, her brother purportedly advisable Mab as the best selection… however first, she wanted a number of tweaks.

“I designed and constructed my very own bash plate,” provides Bridget. 

“I additionally made my very own baggage rack to suit a pair of two-gallon auxiliary gasoline cans that I’d later discard in favor of a collapsible gasoline bag and a rackless baggage system from Mosko Moto [and] mounted an adjunct headlight for night-time driving.”

“On the finish of the day, you possibly can do that journey on a scooter with a backpack – that is simply the machine I selected, and I’m fairly keen on it.”

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The Kawasaki is, admittedly, a most popular improve from a scooter… so how lengthy was the prep?

Round-the-world tripper, Bridget McCutchen, gunning to be the youngest to circumnavigate our earth on a bike. Media sourced from Bridget's website and Instagram.
Spherical-the-world tripper, Bridget McCutchen, gunning to be the youngest to circumnavigate our earth on a motorcycle. Media sourced from Bridget’s web site and Instagram.

“From the conception of the thought to the primary day I formally set off on the journey was a couple of year-and-a-half,” explains McCutchen.

“Most of that point I spent discovering out what nations require visas, budgeting, and studying about world conflicts in order that I wouldn’t run into bother on the street.”

Interested in the place Bridget and Mab at the moment are?

You’ll want to take a look at McCutchen’s social media, significantly her Instagram; we’ll preserve you up to date on one of the best of the most recent right here so sit tight, take a look at different cool information items we’ve lately coated, contemplate ad-free studying as the brand new haute WBW expertise… you recognize the drill. 

Keep secure on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from CNN,  Bridget McCutchen’s web site and her Instagram*