Any women riders?

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

  1. Gypsy_Writer

    Gypsy_Writer It's all good!

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    A member of my family went through that procedure and, while there was snow on the ground still, she didn't ride for about a month and a half. If it hadn't have been so cold, she said she would have about a month afterward. It took her a little longer to recover with how much stress she put herself under, but if you are mellow and take it easy, I figure a month is realistic. However, I don't have the personal experience to draw from. I hope this helps a little!
  2. queenpdog

    queenpdog Long timer

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    Thank you, my friend. That is helpful. Anyone else have experience with this sort of thing?
  3. opaque_machete

    opaque_machete girls wanna have fun

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    I started to post your question on another board of women riders, but decided I'd ask first. You may want to try the board in my tag line. Plenty of ladies there for you to ask.
  4. queenpdog

    queenpdog Long timer

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    I'll poke around there a bit and see if I feel comfortable posting. Not familiar with the forum at this point.
  5. jguerin77

    jguerin77 I ride my own

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    I got my motorcycle license back in 2000, but I just bought a 2011 Triumph America a year ago. I absolutely love it. It is beautiful and has lots of power. The height of the bike is perfect and my feet fit flat on the ground. It purrs when I ride, and I am thrilled with the 5 gallon tank. The only thing I wish it had is a tachometer. Otherwise I see myself having this bike for a very long time. I started out wanting a Thruxton, but the high insurance cost and the foot peg position made me rethink that thought for a first bike. I do love the Triumphs!
  6. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    I had it done the "traditional" way... the biggest problem was the lack of muscles in the stomach. Everything else was fine within a few weeks. I'd say give it 6 weeks (but I am not doctor).
  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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  8. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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  9. LooksGoodInRed

    LooksGoodInRed aka TrilobiteMX

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  10. DirtyOlLady

    DirtyOlLady Adventurer

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  11. opaque_machete

    opaque_machete girls wanna have fun

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    I love my little XT. You're right about the seat height but mine has plenty of guts, just not enough horses. I also ride a 2005 ninja 250, but I prefer my xt. Its too fun not to ride everyday. :lol3
  12. GrizGirl

    GrizGirl Long timer

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    I have a '98 DR350 for technical dirt riding and a 1200 GSA for everything else.

    I like the DR and I love the GSA.

    I like the DR's small size and it has a good mid-range of power - enough to get me over and through most anything but not so much that I am constantly getting myself into trouble. It is darn near bullet proof, takes a licking and keeps on ticking, and is easy to work on.

    I like the GSA's handling, how it becomes weightless under power, how it can handle anything I throw at it (it is more capable than I am), it's fuel range....

    The DR has weird ergonomics. My legs are too long for it so it can get uncomfortable.

    The GSA can be bulky if you get into too much technical terrain, it is heavy, and the clutch is too weak for me to be comfortable taking it on anything that requires more clutch. For example, on sand it needs to be all about more throttle which requires massive pucker control. It is not easy to work on.
  13. Gypsy_Writer

    Gypsy_Writer It's all good!

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    I sold the XT. It was a fun little off-road bike, but I needed something more road capable. And, since I am not going to be taking it off any jumps or up goat trails, it just seemed like the wrong bike for me. Instead I got a street bike and am ADV modding it! :clap

    Besides, this way I have an excuse to play with a welder. :D
  14. opaque_machete

    opaque_machete girls wanna have fun

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    Pics??? What bike did you get, G_W?
  15. Gypsy_Writer

    Gypsy_Writer It's all good!

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    I got a 2001 Suzuki SV650. I have a thread in "Some Assembly Required" on the mod project with a TON of pictures. Not sure if I am breaking any rules here, but this is the link to the thread:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18816657#post18816657

    It's a lot of fun! :D
  16. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Great Pic GW...:clap
    I have used rotors turned into lazy susans in my house :D

    I too love working with power tools :evil

    As well on my bike too....
  17. RidingBInWV

    RidingBInWV Been here awhile

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    Hi ADV ladies! Just poking my head in a bit and saying hello to everyone. :wave
    I'm a complete n00b, both to the board and motorcycles themselves. Wanting desperately to ride and taking the MSF beginner course at the end of this month (WOO!). Still a little lost when it comes to where to begin other than taking the beginners course.
    When I get past that point and get my license and hopefully a bike, I'm wanting to be able to do a little bit of everything. On-road, off-road...want to travel, camp out, have fun.
    Most of my general confusion comes when trying to figure out what all I'll need and how best to get it!

    Anyway, thanks for reading ladies. I'll be frequenting this thread more, now that I've found it! :D
  18. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Welcome :wave

    So where in WV do you live??
  19. Motorcycle Grandma

    Motorcycle Grandma Been here awhile

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    Hi ladies.

    Just wanted to say Hi. Been riding for over 35 yrs and have am looking for some new riding buddies. My husband of 38 yrs has decided he wants out and we use to ride together all the time so now I need to find so new riding buddies. Have a girlfriend who rides with me some be it just doesn't seem like our schedule work for us to ride much together. So if anyone out there is in the Raleigh area and wants to ride I would love to get with you. I love to ride up toward Clarksville Va on day trips but also am interested in taking some longer trips to. But I am up to riding anywhere just to be able to ride.

    Hope to meet some of you soon for a ride and ride safe.
  20. RidingBInWV

    RidingBInWV Been here awhile

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    I'm in the Huntington area. Meh.