Maria grew up in France, reading the stories of Jules Verne, Conan Doyle’s The Lost World and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Pelucidar, among many. That could only end up one way! Passionate about motorcycling and exploring the world, she easily convinced Alistair to overland on two wheels.
Maria organises the trips, looking after the full logistic, planning , paper work, itinerary and preparations. She is also in charge of communications and building the website.
Maria prefers to explore far away unknown mysterious countries.
She has not found the way to Pelucidar, the Lost World or Narnya, yet.
When she is not on the road she is usually found playing with large spreadsheets, in some big Financial IT project, involving big equations.
Alistair grew up in Northern England and nothing initially suggested he would end up riding all over the world.
As a young lad he tinkered with motorbikes, but the northern weather convinced him to move to cars. Until Maria bought her first scooter and he started having fun with it!
Alistair is the mechanic and prepares all the the bikes before each trip.
He also maintains the bikes and do bush repairs when necessary, once on the road. He also picks up Maria’s bike when she decides to throw it on the floor. This happens less often these days.
When not tinkering with motorbikes or playing with his GPS, he gets involved on big Oil And Gas Projects which can take him all around the world.