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Old 07-11-2006, 08:02 AM   #211
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My big dream is to ride the Dakar by 2011.
Wow! That's not nuts. That rocks. The only way people ever get something done is to have a goal and keep working towards it, or so I understand.

Welcome to ADVRider and thanks for the intro. Looks like you've done some awesome rides. I'm off to Alaska/Arctic circle next year.
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Old 07-11-2006, 06:14 PM   #212
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Thanks

It is great to hear the encouragement!! thank you...

I just recently hooked up with a young rider(cute boy!) that I am going to start training with. I figure it is going to take a lot of work, might as well have some one to flirt with and a nice set of abs to distract me on occasion! It can't be all work. Plus, he is so young, he is out of my age range, so it will be all about the riding;-) We are both very motivated and driven, so I think it is going to be helpful in getting us both towards our goals.

Who knows if I will make it, but I am going to do everything in my power to get myself there.

Thanks again for the support. It is really great to hear it.

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Old 07-11-2006, 09:39 PM   #213
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I missed this thread. How did I miss this thread??!!

Ah. Anyway. Ahem... name is Lori. Been riding dirt bikes for many years, and just recently got a KLR650 to explore all the fun forest roads here in NM. So, I'm a noob to ADV, but not a noob to riding. Good to see so many women out there! I sure don't see many on the roads here.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:25 AM   #214
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Nice bike, Lori. New Mexico is beautiful. I bet there are lots of great places to ride down there. Nice to meet you!

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Old 07-22-2006, 05:56 PM   #215
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Hello,

I'm a newbie and this is my first post....although I have been featured in a few ride reports.

Can I have a show of hands of women riders in the group??
Helllooooo! Welcome, make yourself at home. Mi casa, u casa!

Woman rider here.
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:27 AM   #216
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Hey Ladies,

I was just in BV, CO for the west Rally and met some women, I can't remember names...but it is always great to see other women on bikes.

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After meeting you in BV, and now checking out your profile I never would have guessed your age!
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:39 PM   #217
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Age it's only a number....I hope to be like fine wine and get better with age....
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:41 PM   #218
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Ladies (and lurkers),
Last time I checked, I was a girl too. 38 year old with about 18 years of riding. Minnesota is home, but I also lived in New Mexico for some time. I am on BMW #3 (2004 R1150R) and am going to add a DS of some kind in the next several months. Think it might be a KLR.
If you are near MN, drop me a PM. Always looking for people to ride with. If you are a BMW rider, check out my forum. bmwomen dot com. Cheers!
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:53 PM   #219
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This is humorous
I just realized that I had already checked in on this thread a while back. I must be getting old....the mind is going.

Since I raised the topic of KLR's, how many women here are riding them? 250 or 650. The 650 doesn't scare me away, but I would like a bike that is pretty easy to push around in the dirt. I kind of like the Sherpa. Anyone got one they need to unload?

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Old 08-04-2006, 05:57 PM   #220
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This is humorous
I just realized that I had already checked in on this thread a while back. I must be getting old....the mind is going.

Since I raised the topic of KLR's, how many women here are riding them? 250 or 650. The 650 doesn't scare me away, but I would like a bike that is pretty easy to push around in the dirt. I kind of like the Sherpa. Anyone got one they need to unload?

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Sherpas seem pretty hard to come by. I rode one around at the Winter at the Farm ride last winter and it was a BLAST!
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:25 PM   #221
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:30 PM   #222
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:35 PM   #223
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Didya like my SNELL approved earmuffs and scarf??
Very chic!
Is the new KLX250S supposed to fill the gap that the sherpa left behind? I kinda like that little bike too, but with the beemer in the stable I'm gonna have to find something used.
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:39 PM   #224
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Nah. Your cheeks.
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Old 08-10-2006, 10:31 AM   #225
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This is humorous
I just realized that I had already checked in on this thread a while back. I must be getting old....the mind is going.

Since I raised the topic of KLR's, how many women here are riding them? 250 or 650. The 650 doesn't scare me away, but I would like a bike that is pretty easy to push around in the dirt. I kind of like the Sherpa. Anyone got one they need to unload?

Julia
I had a KLR 650 with lowering links. Didn't do much for me. Not a great road bike and not a great dirt bike, unless you strictly stick to two tracks/fire roads (boring). It sucks on any kind of single track trails, which is something I'm into. Ended up with a SV650S for the road and a DRZ250E street legal for the dirt. This set up works much better for me.
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