Hi! We are Martin moeller and Susanne from Twisting Spokes we cycled for almost 3 years. Now we are living separate lives as friends.
Through this website we reflect on our journey while cycling from home in the Netherlands to Nepal. This journey takes us across multiple countries, will have us meet a lot of interesting people, will let us see the gorgeous and harsh world around us and will inspire us. Reflecting on life is very important to us. We would like to share our reflections with you.
We want to be inspired, surprised, delighted and we want to learn. At the same time we know this will not go without any ups and downs. That is what makes life life, right? We feel that now is the time to make changes for ourselves and make changes together. More and more we are starting to realize that much in the world is motivated by growth. We also think that growth can not continue forever and there should be other motivators in life.
On this trip we hope to experience everything there is to experience and we will be filled with energy, joy, respect and understanding.
Story behind the journey of the Twisting Spokes
Why Twisting Spokes?
Thinking about our website name we were inspired by a New Zealand green stone which Martin once bought as a souvenir for Susanne. The green stone is formed as a twist and carries a spiritual meaning. The Twist, also called the Infinity Loop, represents the many paths of life and love and as such is regarded as the original eternity symbol. More commonly, it represents friendship and love between two people. Even though they sometimes move away from each other on their own journeys, they will always come together again sharing their lives and blending to become one. The infinity loop, with no beginning or end, signifies the nature of going on for all eternity.
The many paths, practical and spiritual, are symbolic for our journey and we wanted to incorporate this in our website. We will come across many crossroads on our way to Nepal. At the same time we will cross many paths with other people and share our lives and bond with them. We were also looking for a symbolic way to describe our journey and came out by the spokes, because they are keeping it all together. They are one of the essential parts of the trip and very important for the balance within the bike. At the same time the following sentence does suit us: “Twisted folks from Twisting Spokes” which we find quite funny 😉 We hope our wheels will go round and round and are held strong by our spokes and they will twist and turn to level out all the bumps in the road.
Mojo and Isaba is the names of our bike wich we really enjoy riding, read more here .
Who are the Twisting Spokes?
Martin Lohmann MøllerAdventurer
Well who am I, a Danish guy born in 1981, a former scout, a former 9-17 worker, a traveller with a degree in electronics. I am crazy with nature, culture, people, outdoors and adventure. The last 8 years has been in the name of career in the world of ophthalmology, living in Denmark, Sweden and The Netherlands. I now go on another life changing adventure with Susanne which will open my eyes to a different world and not being bound to the consumerism of the western world. As of 2020 living in Denmark with my girlfriend Katja, still have great memories of this trip with Susanne but now as friends.
The world and it’s resources inspires me to live different.
The power of the human body and mind.
People I have met and shared many stories with.
People I will meet and share stories with.
The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
Susanne van AardenneAdventurer
Friends describe me as a searching owl, always looking for meaning in life. I am a Dutchie born in 1983, graduate in psychology & business, enthusiast in solar racing and independent traveler. I love the outdoors & indoors and enjoy meaningful interactions with others, sharing experiences and insights about this world. My career started 3 years ago, in the field of career & personal development. I am eager to put my skills into better use for the world during this highly impactful journey together with Martin.