World report trip for 21-year-old Bridget McCutchen of Ashland, Wisconsin

Angelena Iglesia

Rising up on a Northern Wisconsin farm Bridget McCutchen felt freedom. “I wish to joke I used to be raised in a area by cows and a canine and a part of it’s a joke and a part of it’s actuality.” The fact is… McCutchen has all the time had an adventurous streak.

McCutchen was homeschooled and ventured out from the farm close to Ashland for the primary time at age 19. She traveled throughout the nation on her bike to Washington. “I labored on a tall ship known as the Woman Washington. She’s been in just a few motion pictures like she was the interceptor in Pirates of the Caribbean. She was on Star Trek. That have actually helped me notice that adventuring was not this unattainable purpose that solely the best of the cool folks might do. It just about modified my life.”

Her subsequent odyssey might additionally change her life. At age 21 McCutchen is trying to be the youngest lady to journey around the globe on a motorbike. Her purpose is the Guinness Ebook of World Data. To say the report, she should meet the next standards: journey a minimum of 24,900 miles, cross the equator a minimum of as soon as, and do all of it on the identical bike, together with about 30 extra pages of detailed necessities. Then on the finish, if Guinness thinks it’s adequate, they’ll affirm the report.

She’s going to journey west from Wisconsin after which all the way down to the tip of South America. From there it’s a ship trip to Morocco, up by Spain and throughout Europe. Navigating geography and political terrain could be the most important roadblock. “I do have some household in Ukraine. I did have a cousin that when Russia first invaded. He was killed and it was actually upsetting. I used to be going to undergo the Ukraine and go to my household and thru Russia and that’s now not an possibility.” Touring on the again of McCutchen’s bike is a small bell. “That is from my grandmother. I feel it was from her brother within the Ukraine. It’s essential to me nevertheless it wants to return with me, and I’m scared I’m going to lose it. It’s purported to keep off like evil spirits and gremlins.”

McCutchen can even take alongside an abundance of curiosity and ambition. “I imply it’s a good looking world and I wish to go see it. Driving a motorbike to me is the perfect factor on this planet and it offers you a way of freedom and independence. I wish to be the perfect model of myself I wish to assist different folks notice they’ll do the identical factor. I actually wish to encourage different younger ladies like myself.”

She is pushed to set the world-record nonetheless, success won’t be measured in miles. “I feel it’s going to begin out with finishing the journey and getting the report and I’d not be stunned by the top of it, whether it is fully totally different as a result of I assure you, I cannot be the identical particular person after I come again.” You possibly can comply with her journey at

World report trip for 21-year-old Bridget McCutchen of Ashland, Wisconsin

Joel Waldinger

Joel Waldinger is a reporter for the “Wisconsin Life” venture and considers a sundown over the “huge island” on Manson Lake to be an ideal ending to a day of fishing and enjoyable within the Northwoods. 

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