Overlander Profile Charlotte_rd
Overlander Profile will introduce travelers, Overlanders and people with that desire to push the limits. We will pick their brain and figure out what makes them tick.
Charlotte_Rd a woman who is breaking all the cliches. Yes she isn’t that tall as most. Yes,she is a woman! Yes,she does travel alone. Most people will assume those are all disadvantages but Charlotte isn’t like most people. She sees al those things as an advantage and in the following interview she convinced me why.
To be honest I think when i first saw Charlotte on instagram I tought naively that she would not dare go off-road on those difficult road in Africa. I thought that girl would avoid those roads like the corona virus, but Ow boy what was I wrong!!
Charlotte’s story starts way before she decides to ride the long way down to Cape town. It all begins somewhere in Vannes, France. At age 12 she got her first introduction to motorcycles, her dad had an old honda 125. She was a curious little girl and started to wonder how it would be to ride that thing. Just that thought is the moment a motorcyclist is born.
This one tough would lead her down a path of adventure. The biggest yet is her trip to Cape town, South Africa. Starting out of England she will ride her huskvarna 701 rally al the way down to Cape Town, SA. Fast forward four months and she isn’t in cape town, she isn’t even on the African continent. No she is in her apartment in Bristol,UK. But how why did she not finish her trip? Did the challenge of overland travel overwhelm her? Or dit she just missed the Yorkshire thee back home? Let’s find out what happened.
Check the interview on “Tales from the Road” Link here!
Technical specs “Fiche”
Date and place of birth: Vannes, France 25/07/1988
Riding out of: Warwick, UK
Going To: Cape Town, South Africa
Mode of transport: Motorcycle
Type of motorcycle: Husqvarna 701
Motorcycle mod’s: Full Rally kit
Number of crashes: Countless apart from one…
Life Moto: “everything happens for a reason”
(and god definitely ain’t fucking anything to do with that)
Best travel experience:
Best Travel, so many.. But definitely one memorable. In the Okavango Delta in Botswana setting up camp at night ; after a tough day off roading, getting stuck in sand ; hearing all the wildlife around under a full moon (while taking a shower but no need to specify that detail maybe 😆)
Favorite country: India
Days on the road: 148
MOTORCYCLE SPECS: HUSQVARNA 701 ADVENTURE KIT
- Displacement 692.7 cm³
- Power in KW55 kW
- Design1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
- Bore105 mm
- Stroke80 mm
- StarterElectric starter
- LubricationForced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
- CoolingLiquid cooled
- ClutchAPTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
- EMSKeihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition