#168: Sarah Davis on Riding Across Australia [Podcast] - Sparta Chicks

#168: Sarah Davis on Riding Across Australia [Podcast]

Sparta Chicks Radio

Sep 12
Sarah Davis - Riding Across Australia - Sparta Chicks Radio

Sarah Davis is a professional risk manager with a passion for risk-taking.

And she’s back for her 4th visit to Sparta Chicks Radio!

In 2019, Sarah became the first woman to lead an expedition along the length of the Nile and joined me in episodes 34 (from 2017) and episode 134 (from 2019) to discuss it.

Then in February, 2021 (episode 155) she returned to share details of her next epic adventure, in which she planned to swap her paddles for pedals and ride (with her friend Tara Lal) 5,000km unsupported across Australia for charity.

She’s back today to share how the epic adventure unfolded!

Sometimes you have to laugh

Sarah and I discuss:

* the journey to the starting point (which was quite an epic quest in its own right), 

* how much their bikes weighed fully loaded,

* whether there was a point at which she thought they had bitten off more than they could chew,

* the tragic circumstances that prompted a change in plans, 

* why she thought this trip was riskier than her Nile expedition,

* the mixed emotions she experienced at the finish line,

* how the risk assessment she carried out before the ride compared to the reality of life on the road,

* what surprised her about the ride and what she learnt about herself,

* the importance of unpacking why we do what we do and how much of it is motivated by  trying to prove we’re good enough (to others or ourselves),

* her experience of post-adventure depression and returning to “normal life” (whatever that looks like during a pandemic) after such an all-encompassing adventure, and

* the progress of her book on the Nile expedition (#takemymoneynow).

Click here to listen on iTunes.

Notes and resources:

iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

To find out more about Sarah or to say hello, you can find her on Instagram or via her website.