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Old 03-12-2013, 06:45 PM   #556
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Had a great trip, but packed way too much. We did one stretch of off-road that would have been more fun and more successful with less weight.
At one point my husband and I parted ways, then I got the "you don't see many ladies riding solo" comments at gas stations. Respectful enough, and usually followed up with "I wish my wife liked to ride". I wonder when it won't be an odd site anymore?
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #557
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Had a great trip, but packed way too much. We did one stretch of off-road that would have been more fun and more successful with less weight.
At one point my husband and I parted ways, then I got the "you don't see many ladies riding solo" comments at gas stations. Respectful enough, and usually followed up with "I wish my wife liked to ride". I wonder when it won't be an odd site anymore?
You should have seen how odd it was in the 80's.

Keep on riding!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #558
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You should have seen how odd it was in the 80's.

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For years I was always the only gal riding - all the others were passengers
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #559
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For years I was always the only gal riding - all the others were passengers
I remember when a guy asked if I was a girl.

We were the only vehicles stopped at a stoplight, and he was in a pickup with his window down. It was late at night. I had on a full face helmet, jacket and blue jeans. He was staring at me....so, I finally looked at him. He asked increduously, "Are you a girl??" Not wanting to appear vulnerable, I just firmly nodded once - and looked back at the light. I wanted to crack up laughing then and there.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:06 PM   #560
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I was told once, that I would have made a great guy. I was working on my old Triumph - as usual - so I took it as a compliment
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:32 PM   #561
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I was told once, that I would have made a great guy. I was working on my old Triumph - as usual - so I took it as a compliment
Your better 'n me. I now tend to let my husband work on our bikes.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:33 PM   #562
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If I had a husband I would let him work on my bikes too. My exboyfriend and I had a good arrangement he did the outside stuff, bikes included and I took care of all the inside stuff, cooking, shopping, cleaning, etc.... We both liked the split of chores since he didn't like doing the inside stuff and I'm pretty useless with the outside stuff.

Now that I'm single I have had to learn to be more self suffient. Last night a friend taught me how to change my motorcycle tire. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be but I'd still rather do the inside stuff and have a great man in my life to do the outside stuff. Oh yeah, I want that guy to be a motorcyclist, like adventures, camping and be OK with me riding my own motorcycle. Sounds like that should be easy to find doesn't it?
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #563
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I feel better knowing all the basic maintenance, tire changing, fixing flats, and simple road repairs. But I do have to admit, it's nice to have a hubby with more knowledge in the house to help or take over if I am in too deep.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:43 PM   #564
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Oh yeah, I want that guy to be a motorcyclist, like adventures, camping and be OK with me riding my own motorcycle. Sounds like that should be easy to find doesn't it?
I think they're all holed up somewhere... I can't find one either!
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #565
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[QUOTE=Ladybug Oh yeah, I want that guy to be a motorcyclist, like adventures, camping and be OK with me riding my own motorcycle. Sounds like that should be easy to find doesn't it? [/QUOTE]

Iīm blessed. I married the guy you are describing.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:54 AM   #566
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My mate use to do my work back in 02... Then he looked at me one day and said ;
Are you going to keep riding if something happens to me ??

YES !!

That's when he said ,Well you better start learning and working on your own bike...

Plus whats better then, to have your mate there to check your work ...
And say Great job .. Now work on my bike Please ...

Yuppers that's right I now work on his too... Funny how things turn out ...
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:18 PM   #567
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Iīm blessed. I married the guy you are describing.
You are a lucky lady but it's clear you already know that.


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My mate use to do my work back in 02... Then he looked at me one day and said ;
Are you going to keep riding if something happens to me ??

YES !!

That's when he said ,Well you better start learning and working on your own bike...

Plus whats better then, to have your mate there to check your work ...
And say Great job .. Now work on my bike Please ...

Yuppers that's right I now work on his too... Funny how things turn out ...
Having a mate to check your work and help you out if you get stuck would make things a lot easier.

I have some good friends that help me out if needed but I try to keep from asking so I don't become a pain in the butt.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:06 PM   #568
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Yes I can understand that..
When we get stuck.. I have a buddy I call..
And I feel the same way when I call him 2 times in a month..
But I send him my Homemade cookies ... As a Thank you for picking his brain ...
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #569
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I am a loooong ways away from "skinny". But am getting healthier.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:14 AM   #570
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I am a loooong ways away from "skinny". But am getting healthier.
Congratulations. Good for you, healthy is where it's at.

I put on way too much weight and it affected my riding. It just wasn't as much fun riding when everything I did was so much more work. It kept getting harder to just get on and off the bike to the point where I was thinking about giving up riding. After figuring out a few health problems, I changed the way I eat and started loosing weight. What a huge difference it makes when I get on the bike. I'm short and touching ground is always an issue. With the extra weight it brought me feet even further from the ground when on the bike. With out the extra weight on my thighs and butt I can touch ground better, move easier and enjoy riding again.

I too have a long way to go but I'm headed in the right direction and feeling healthier sure feels good.
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