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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by giddyupgirl, Jun 12, 2005.
Welcome to the asylum, Troubles.
Hey gals just got 2 RR's up in my thread..
Parts 1 & 2 from Gone To Texas...
Here ya go.... If ya don't want to go through ALL of my RR's..
Just go to the link and then last page...
All my RR's
Welcome to the asylum, SixOneGiraffe!
I'm still looking for a bike for my trip in July this year. If you have a bike that is collecting dust this summer and want some cash for it please check it out.
mr.matteeanne and i are trucking our bikes from Washington State to Alaska, Any tips on great spots to camp and ride would be appreciated..
Hey Gals ... I have almost all of Gone To Texas up.. Still have part 6 to do yet... It's coming .. I hope it rains tomorrow,so I can work on it...
The link is in my Sig...
I'd ride up rather than truck but that's just me.
Hyder is a fun little town and if you go beyond Hyder the road takes you to Salmon Glacier.
I was disappointed in Skagway....much to touristy and didn't have the AK "feel" that I was looking for. Hyder did have that feel. Haines was OK, better than Skagway but again pretty touristy these days. The road to both is a great road ride though with fantastic views. I'd go to both again just for the ride but not so much the towns.
The ferry from Haines back to BC was a blast going through the inside passage.
Where ever you go have a great time.
First I just want to say Hello to all the adventurous women here! If any of you are from MD or PA and are looking for company to ride, let me know!
I'm the proud owner of a new DRZ400! Just finished breaking it in and did my first dual sport event this past weekend. Got a few pointers from the guyz....one of which is to get some different boots with a good tread.
I read through a couple of the equipment/boot threads on this forum but have a question that I could not find answered there. I found a couple of models I liked (Sidi Adventure Rain or Gore-tex) but the challenge is that I need a size 39. It looks like the smallest Rain model made is 40, but the Gore-Tex is made in 39....the problem is I can't find that size anywhere online. I called the importer in California and the smallest size he imports to the US is 40.
So...this leaves me looking for a different boot or calling around to friends in Europe to try and find a size 39 over there...so, any suggestions would be appreciated! (and by suggestions, I mean sources for this boot in my size or alternate boots with good tread/waterproof/shin & ankle protection)
Working on some other 'adaptations' to my bike like raising the bars, lowering the 35" seat height, and putting some REAL tires on the thing so it can engage in a little bit of mud.
Thanks in advance!
personally, I wear Gaerne boots a size bigger and they work just fine. Here's actually a great pair/price and they ship worlwide. So, even with shipping these boots may be a great deal:
maybe we really should get a womens riding/gear/modification forum...
Welcome new Gals
What does everyone ride?
How do you like it?
What do you like best about it?
What do you like least about it?
Personally, I ride a Yamaha XT225. Love the low seat height and the light weight, starting to dislike the cold blooded nature and gutless motor.
I would also add that I am a brand new rider, just having received my license under one month ago after taking my first MSF course. I am taking baby steps but wanna ride like the big boys and girls (and be able to keep up with my DH most of all!)!!!
So, Gypsy, what'r you gonna do about that "cold blooded nature and gutless motor" on your XT225? Sounds like you might be inkling for a change.....
A bit. I took her out camping in the FS near my house and she handled fine off-road, but couldn't come close to being comfortable on the street. And, coming from a street-riding background, that is a HUGE issue for me. SO, I'm thinking I'm going to build up my skills and comfort off-road with the XT then look at a larger adv-tour bike for next year. Looking at the 650 class, but need to find something that will fit my 5'3" frame AND keep up with the hubby's F800GS.
Sounds like a great plan to build the off-road skills since you've already got thestreet smarts. It'll sure be fun for you to try a couple different 650's on for size!!
How long have you been riding, and what was your street bike of choice?
Hello my Adv riding sisters. I have a couple of questions that I thought someone here might be able to answer.
I am now 17 days out from a total laporoscopic hysterectomy. It was a 5 hour surgery, so recovery from the anesthesia alone has taken some time. I am a very active person, and have been doing what I can to stay in shape and be active....lots and lots of walking.
1) have any of you had the same or similar procedure?
2) how long did you stay off the bike?
I feel comfortable driving the cage at this point, and know it will take some time to be able to ride again. But, my doc is not a rider and does not understand how it feels to be told that it could be a few months before she'd clear me to ride. Understand, I am not saying I will disregard her advice, just that I think she is being conservative due to how she perceives motorcycle riding. I'm not talking about all day rides or off-road trails, etc. I talking about commuting to work (once I go back) and an afternoon jaunt here and there to keep me sane.
Thanks for any input y'all might have.
I've been riding about 10 years now. My hands down favorite was my '02 Suzuki SV650. The standard version with the tube frame was absolutely beautiful in blue. It was a short bike to begin with and small over-all with gobs of power. It was a perfect bike for me, but most taller riders (my 6'4" husband for example) disliked the smallness. Plenty of power and great breaks, but small frame for most average to tall riders.
As irony would have it, I found an ad for an F650GS in my area that I am taking a look at tomorrow. Crazy how you send a need out into the universe and it is met in the most unexpected ways.
Glad you are enjoying the bike! It does seem large to learn on, but really once you are rolling the weight and height isn't much of an issue. Unless you are in some squishy gravel, dirt, mud, sand, etc. the size shouldn't be much of an inconvenience. I wouldn't want to try it with my short legs though! LOL