Any women riders?

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by giddyupgirl, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. LooksGoodInRed

    LooksGoodInRed aka TrilobiteMX

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    Hey!

    The TAT with your son sounds awesome! :D I'll do that with my boys (hubby and son) too - but I have to wait about 15 years :huh our son is 6 months old now so we are thinking of getting the side car in 3 years or so and attached it to our good old V-Strom and then get him little 50 cc bikey so he could practice the "dirt craziness" :evil. BTW the little XT is pretty cool especially for us (girls) in the DS world :D. I have little Honda CRF myself and these two are very comparible -my friend rides one (XT) and she loves it!.:super So have fun and see you on the trail! :deal
  2. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    We were riding in Moab last year and met a couple guys doing the TAT. Made me really want to do it too except there are so many long boring sections!!! I'd like to just do parts of it I think, but I am impressed with you all!!! If I had children I'd hope they wanted to ride with me too!!
  3. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Hey Gals... I have put up a bunch of NEW RR.. In my thread...
    Of course the new ones are at the end :D


    My RR and farm life
  4. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Hi LadyD, I'll be sure to get updated on your ride report soon. It's always good stuff. I'm at work now, on my lunch break so I stay away from ride reports so I don't get too sucked in. Beside I so enjoy looking at them while I'm relaxing at home with a cup of coffee. :D
  5. LooksGoodInRed

    LooksGoodInRed aka TrilobiteMX

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    Hey Girls!

    Does (or did) anyone ownes (ed) or rides (rode) a Buell Blast? :evil I'm thinking of getting one (I'm a n00b) and need some tips or feedback on this bike :D.

    Thanks!
  6. WitchdoctorA

    WitchdoctorA Gnawing on bones

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    Hey Bskye! Where are you from in Europe? I consider Pdx my "home" and would love to return one day, so jealousy goes both ways in this case :rofl Love the PacNW and bet there is tons of good riding all around you :evil Maybe we can hook up for a ride when I get to Portland on my solo trip. I should be plenty confident by then (2/3 of the way through) and so hopefully won't slow you down too much :D

    Has anyone heard from LadyBird about her Baja trip? Has she left yet?

    I just found out from a friend of the family that she lives in Hermosillo, Sonora and wants me to come for a visit during my trip :clap Now I need to figure out how do to the whole crossing into Mexico thing.. ie where to cross and HOW on a borrowed bike.
  7. WitchdoctorA

    WitchdoctorA Gnawing on bones

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    Okay so I just checked out Opaque's TwoWheeled Females link and OMG "First Month in the Life of a New Rider"
    that is sooo me!

    Ackkk .. Why and how the heck am I expecting to go solo for 6 weeks around the west coast???!!! I am still nervous as heck on the bike and not yet to the point of relaxing and having fun :(:

    The enormousness of what I am planning is just starting to sink in :eek2 :puke1

    .. help...
  8. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    I am not going to recommend that you don't do the trip because it is one that many of the ladies here have done, some even when they first started riding. I am glad to see you are doing as much research as you can to be safe!! I am sure you are out riding lots and practicing between now and then too. Be cool if you had a buddy for parts of the trip at least... I wish you were on the East coast. I would join you for a stretch.
  9. Cuttle

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    solo is not a bad thing at all: you can ride your own speed and stop whenever you want.

    Just remember to take a lot of breaks, and don't worry about covering a certain amount of miles during the day.


    Stupid things happen when you are tired, exhausted or trying to catch up to somebody....
    trust me on this one.
  10. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    +1 on what Cuttle said...
    It's not that bad .. Even kinda of fun...

    But please be careful... Being a woman there are Brownspots that might try to take advantage of you.... Use common sense, watch where you park/stop...
  11. Cuttle

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    btw, have you seen this thread? It has some really good tips for longer trips.

    Not sure if there are any other "women specific" threads. Anybody? Bueller?

    maybe we should get a womens sub forum - that would make it easier to keep track of stuff like this.
  12. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Bueller?
    Bueller?
    Bueller?



    Good one :poser
  13. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    You have me completely cracking up!!! :rofl

    But yes ... +1 on suggesting a women's sub forum! I feel like I am going between the threads and getting confused which one things are posted on.
  14. WitchdoctorA

    WitchdoctorA Gnawing on bones

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    +2 on the Women's subforum :thumbup I am going to be posting my initial trip route and ideas in the Trip Planning subforum so that I can get some more ideas but I will be sure to post the link here too.

    Thanks for the thoughts on safety, I plan on being extra careful. I find that my intuition usually serves me well when it comes to things like where to park etc. but I will be taking extra precautions too.

    It is currently pretty icy over here so I won't be going out and firing up the Pegaso for at least a few days, but the good news is that I have an offer of a riding buddy :clap I just know that most of my problem is the fear thing and getting out of my head and on the road as much as possible.

    The reality is the I've taken the riding course twice (with 4 years in between) and both times passed with flying colors. I've ridden in rain with an oil leak in front of my back tire, and I've ridden on the freeway (motorway) in pretty intense wind. All with only dropping the bike while riding once, and that was on a loose gravel driveway. I know I can be good rider one of these days I just haven't convinced myself that I know what I am doing right now. Maybe I am just being too much of a perfectionist?

    I don't know, maybe that's why I have decided to do this trip... get on the road and hopefully by the end of 6 weeks I will feel comfortable on a bike. This stunted love affair with riding has been going on for 7 years now and I am ready to start feeling the love, instead of frustrated.
  15. WitchdoctorA

    WitchdoctorA Gnawing on bones

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    LooksGoodInRed aka TrilobiteMX

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    I'm absolutely with you girl! You'll do GREAT! :clap I am n00b myself and I'm starting to ride now and my biggest problem is to get this damn fear out of my head and start to feel comfortable on the bike...but I'm getting there!
  17. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    It's always comforting to know I wasn't the only one who had to get over fear when I started riding. I still carry a healthy amount of fear which keeps me cautious especially on roads with cars (versus in the woods) and I have been riding for 7 years now.
  18. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    I hear you on that! The worst stretch is the 6 miles trying to get out of town! Once the road opens up, I tend to feel a whole lot better.
  19. bikergirl4ever

    bikergirl4ever girlie girl

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  20. brazen13

    brazen13 woot.

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    I second that! Living in NY you have to go through Manhattan to get anywhere to ride. Cab drivers are evil when you're on a bike lol! :eek1