Saturday, June 21, 2014

Meet Stephanie Yue

Scooterist. Illustrator. Martial artist. Climber of things. Eater, drinker, explorer.

That's the bio of a 250cc superhero, in her own words.

I would add Vespa rider to the list, but that's just me.

Every now and then a moto blogger of exceptional talent emerges from the social net. Stephanie is one of those.

By all means, don't take my word for it. Check out her blog, it's linked here, and in the blog list on the right.

Planning a four month hiatus, paring her life down to some stuff in storage, a Vespa GTS, and only things she can carry with her, saying farewell to family, friends, and her comfortable rut, to ride off solo to discover America: that's definitely a mission that takes guts.

Stephanie is on her way. She set out on May 5th, right on schedule.

She tells a compelling story. She writes with humility and candid honesty, right from the first post, in a style that's light, conversational, and never contrived or pretentious. This is an easy summer page turner.

I plan to follow her progress. It won't be a chore. Her blog is literally a work of art.
I think Stephanie Yue is right up there with vloggers Natalie Tran and Sonia Gil.

What do they have in common? They are exceptionally articulate, dynamic, well-traveled individuals, with media careers influenced by social media.

Check out Stephanie's blog. Let me know what you think.


Unknown said...


I have been following her since she left RI

she has a ride report here

Riding the Wet Coast

David Masse said...

I know. She is on MV too. There was a link to ADV and from there a link to her blog.

Social media is amazing.

Trobairitz said...

Cool. Thanks for the link David. I've added her to my blog list as well.

David Masse said...

I exchanged a few e-mails with Stephanie. I am just amazed at what she has accomplished on the ride so far. She managed to ride the most iconic moto roads including the Tail of the Dragon, and attended two or three rallies, including Amerivespa in New Orleans. Simply amazing.

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