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Heike Pushbikegirl

Heike made a post where she asks 4 other experienced solo female cyclists about wild camping. Since we are lone women, many people think this is extra dangerous. But the truth is, it is not, at all. On the contrary.

A campspot in the desert of Peru. I chose to camp above the road.

While I am working on a post about wild camping myself, with the experiences I made over the previous 5 years, Heike published a post about safety tips which you can read here.

Thank you Heike, for asking me again. It is always a pleasure.

By Cindy Servranckx

Years of traveling brought me many different insights, philosophies and places I needed to be. I lived in Pakistan, went over 15 times to India and when I stopped cycling the world, that was after 50.000 kilometer through 45 countries, I met Geo. Together we now explore many facets of life, including those by foot, by truck, by motorbike and by kickbike. Being an artist who's chasing the simple life, I keep embroidering in the abundance nature offers me. The pouches I create are for sale on www.cindyneedleart.wordpress.com

2 replies on “Heike Pushbikegirl”

Hello Cindy and Heike, great interviews and great questions. For the most part I (a male) have similar concerns when it comes to being visited without invitation be they violence or theft or both. I find great frustration in this because I particularly love Wild camping. To have to pack up early and so on is taking away the part about taking time out in nature, resting, reading a book or casually attending to tasks such as maintenance of my bike. It’s not that I don’t like company, I do, but I find little in common with a typical bloke be they smoking or beer drinking or football supporting kinds (a huge generalisation I know). Happy wishes.

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Hi Dingo, same to me. In ‘my’ camp I want to be left alone. I want to be able to freely move around, knowing I am not watched. In ‘my’ camp I do not wish to be disturbed as then I am not so sure anymore whether he person will come back? In South America though, there’s plenty of space not to be worried about it. The Atacama desert for example, there is hardly anyone around, I was pretty sure to be alone, and then I could read, fix the bicycle, wash myself and cook.

In ‘my’ camps I am not in for chatting with others, as I love to be alone and not chit chat of some matter. I want to hold on to my rhythm… yeah, all very stubborn and anti-social : ))

So, like you not wanting to be visited by the beer drinking Aussie, I get that!

Happy wishes back.
Cindy

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