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Old 09-11-2007, 07:11 PM   #16
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Great Info Heidi! Thanks for taking the time to put it together! I will be trying a few of your tricks on our next long ride (don't know when that is yet, but there will be one sometime!). I hope you an LR have a great trip, I'm looking forward to hearing all about it!
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:25 PM   #17
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Great list with some very good information. I like the idea of not letting ourselves go just because we ride a motorcycle. Being clean is always a good thing.

My motorcycle and I spent some quality time together traveling the United States and camping for 6 months. There are a few things on your list that I wish I would have had at the time.

Thanks for taking the time to post your suggestions.
I would like to see your camping list.

Did you take your trip alone or with someone?
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:26 PM   #18
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I love this thread. Wow, I'm glad my wife is not all about makeup and other stuff. This past year we traveled 14,000 miles in 6 different countries, north and south of USA, and 8 or so US states in 4 months of riding. My wife rides her own KLR. Going north we tent camped and stayed in motels. Going south, we only stayed in motel/hotels. My wife didn't bring all her womanly stuff on either trip. And I slept with her every night. I was nothing but thrilled to have a wife who would make trips like this (my boyfrieds don't have big enough balls. She still had her stuff and lots of it but motorcycle riding for months in foreign countries is different than riding in the good ole USA. You women who have done it and you women who are getting ready to do, I only have lots of thumbs up to you.
As my wife says,"it is not a vacation, it is an adventure".
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:32 PM   #19
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This thread sounds like Hall of Wisdom sorta stuff.



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Old 09-24-2007, 07:40 PM   #20
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As my wife says,"it is not a vacation, it is an adventure".
LOVE that.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:44 AM   #21
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Shoganai: I have changed clothing many times in a bathroom stall, but have yet to take a shower in one! Great info!

Another thing that I have found useful for showering under "less than ideal conditions" is to wet your hair, then your body. Then shampoo your hair. Then use the shampoo suds to wash the rest of yourself. Then rinse everything.

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Old 09-26-2007, 07:41 PM   #22
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Some more things for consideration for travelin' women:

-If you are already on BC pills, and you have a longish trip planned, you might want to consider using the Seasonale BC pill instead. You will then have only 4 periods per year. Even on regular BC pills, you can take the active ones continuously and skip the periods for a while. If you do this, check with your doctor first, but in general, it's safe. Take some minipads along, because you might get some spotting.
http://www.seasonale.com/

-When my partner and I travel, we usually do a combination of camping and staying in motels. I like to take either a dress or skirt/blouse so I have something to change into that is different than pants, shorts, or riding gear. I have a packable knit dress that works well. A rayon skirt also packs well.

-A rayon sarong is very useful. You can use it as a skirt, dress, shoulder wrap, bathing suit cover-up, picnic blanket, or a towel. And you can use it to carry your dirty clothes to the laundromat.

-Don't forget to take your swimsuit!
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:49 PM   #23
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-When my partner and I travel, we usually do a combination of camping and staying in motels. I like to take either a dress or skirt/blouse so I have something to change into that is different than pants, shorts, or riding gear. I have a packable knit dress that works well. A rayon skirt also packs well.
I have 'tennis' skorts. Shorts underneath a short length skirt made out of spandex/nylon that are very cool(not hot) and stretchy and work for times when you need something kinda dressy. Any kind of top goes with it. I carry 2(1 black/1 blue) and wear them instead of shorts. They don't seem to hold dirt or show it, either.

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-A rayon sarong is very useful. You can use it as a skirt, dress, shoulder wrap, bathing suit cover-up, picnic blanket, or a towel. And you can use it to carry your dirty clothes to the laundromat.
Great info!
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:38 AM   #24
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A friend did the next:
Previous of his first trip with his wife she was working about her luggage, she occupied ALL their king size bed to organize all her stuff. Obviously was impossible to put all those things on the bike.

He did the next offer to her: They will start the travel with 2 empty bags, only their pijamas and teeth brushs, nothing more, but they will buy any thing that they will need during their 2 weeks trip.

When they returned was a surprise for her to see that her bag was only half.
Before to start she was absolutely sure that she will need a ton of stuff to survive on the road.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:09 PM   #25
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This thread sounds like Hall of Wisdom sorta stuff.



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I'm thinking the same thing

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Old 09-27-2007, 08:05 PM   #26
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When they returned was a surprise for her to see that her bag was only half.
Before to start she was absolutely sure that she will need a ton of stuff to survive on the road.
Good stuff.
Start with nothing.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:48 PM   #27
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When they returned was a surprise for her to see that her bag was only half.
Before to start she was absolutely sure that she will need a ton of stuff to survive on the road.
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Good stuff.
Start with nothing.
Wish I could be that brave.
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:33 PM   #28
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That is the funniest damn thing I've ever read!
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:32 AM   #29
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Are there any women out there who like to ride/explore the back country without riding with men?

I am only a year into riding; ride a 650dual sport since I prefer off road to on road; so I am unsure what to expect.

I spent the better part of this riding season waiting for my husband to ride with me, only to discover that he is not fond of back country; since I don't want to ride with other men, am I naive to think I could ride off road with females only?

PM if you prefer.
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:22 PM   #30
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I ride off road alone fairly often. I won't go into areas that are quite as difficult as if I'm with my husband so my chances of having a problem are reduced, and I try to stay within a few hours walk of cell phone service just in case.

My experience trying to ride with guys other than my husband has been that they don't see me as just another rider. I get tired of the patronizing comments. It's interesting though, that when I run into guys while I'm out riding, as opposed to people I plan to ride out with, they are a lot more open to me.
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