Any women riders?

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  1. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    I always wanted to do it... but we have a smallish gathering on this weekend. Post up a little bit earlier for next year - hopefully I can swing it one day.

    Have fun!!!
  2. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    I will definitely post earlier next year! You need to come to this ride. It's pretty awesome! Enjoy your plans though :-)
  3. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Sorry, I totally missed this, but figure I will answer anyway....

    I have a single - a 2004 twin-spark FI one. Actually, I love the thing. Last weekend I was out on a highway trip, and was riding it from the pillion with my feet on the back pegs and the rest of me in a crouch. I was just a little bit topheavy, but the position was perfect. I clearly need to swap the rear pegs for rear sets! I can only imagine how funny I looked.

    For Germany, things will change next year. We have Class MoFa - motorized bicycles of about 25cc, then Class M (15YO) - up to 50cc scooters (rollers), then A1 (16YO) which is 125cc and down, A2 (18YO) which is 25kW and down, and A3 which is the old unlimited class. What's changing is that you used to be able to take A2 at 18YO and it would magically turn into A3 after two years. As of January, that will not be possible. You will have to take the A3 exam to get it, but you can't do that until you have two years in. And if you want to take A3 directly, you still have to be 25YO. All of the smaller classes are included in the bigger ones.

    Cars are cars, unless they weigh more than 3500kg or are automatic. If you take your exam with an automatic, you are stuck with automatics until you pass the exam with a stick. They brand your license. You also need a class BE to tow anything over 750kg. I got that one, too. :)

    Feel free to ask me stuff about Germany. It's pretty wonderful. I miss MI, though.....
  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    that's a new one to me - but it makes sense considering all the steps im "Stufenfuehrerschein". I'm just glad I got my license before it all went into effect and saved a ton of money (it kinda dates me... :norton).

    Funny thing is, that when I moved to the states I never had to take a driving test - they just looked at my license and said "if you made it in Germany you don't need to drive or ride here" :lol3
  5. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer

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    It varies by state since some states have reciproicty with different European countries. For example there is at list at http://www.german-way.com/germany-drivers-license-reciprocity.html for reciprocity, full or partial by state. Since my motorcycle/car licenses were issued by Texas I have full reciprocity with Germany while someone from Florida would have to take a written but not road test. Someone from Califonia is SOL since apparently there is no reciprocity for anyone staying more than a year.
  6. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Actually, that site is wrong. No state has full reciprocity for motorcycles. We found that out at work this year.

    Many states have full reciprocity for cars <3500kgs, and I think Iowa has reciprocity for certain commercial vehicles (due to Case/Harvester/Deere/etc), but you have to have had a German license for the full Probezeit (a sort of Cinderella period) of two years before a bike endorsement will transfer.
  7. avocado_sandwich

    avocado_sandwich herbivorousmotogirl

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    I am seriously considering it this year. I have a few days to think about it. Thanks for reminding me!
  8. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    Ladies,

    If any of you are planning to join this event, it is almost sold out now (see below). As a note, if you are wondering if you should or should not come, please PM me and I'll give you the download on details from my experience the past 2 years. I think you should come if you have very comfortable riding skills - be able to ride on some very rocky terrain, turn your bike in a tight circle without putting your feet on the ground, not be afraid of rocky creek crossings. It's a very fun time. As of now I have 2-3 gals for Saturday, and the same for Sunday. It would be nice get a few more who are experienced and like this type of riding. You'll get a great work out and have a lot of fun!

    You will need full dual sport gear for this too - there are rocky and gravel sections, plus there are a few guys on fast bikes who like to roost you as they fly by. It's some pavement, gravel roads, rocky roads, wide single track, climbing on all different terrains.

    Again, send me a PM with questions but you need to decide right away since registration won't be open much longer now. I bet today will be it.

    - Tuffstuff


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    Pre-registration for the 2012 AMA Husqvarna Shenandoah 500 National 2-Day Dual Sport (Oct. 6th & 7th) is almost full. Pre-registrations will ONLY be ACCEPTED via ONLINE.


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    If you have not pre-registered yet and you would like to join us, please don't delay. Again, we are ALMOST FULL!


    *** IMPORTANT ***: This event is PRE-REGISTRATION ONLINE ONLY! First come, first served. No entries accepted after Friday, September 7, 2012 or when rider limit has been met, whichever comes first. NO MAILED IN PRE-REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!! NO POST-ENTRIES!! This event will continue, rain or shine - no refunds will be granted.


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  9. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    forgive the n00b question please, but what does "full dual-sport gear" consist of?
  10. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    Not a silly question at all ... A ride like this needs riding boots, recommend knee pads, at least a roost protector if not full armor jacket, dual sport helmet ... There are people who ride this without all the gear. It's not treacherous. I personally am more comfortable with the added layers of protection. My first year I did a stream crossing too fast, came out on the other side up an embankment, cleared the trail and landed in a ditch and hit a downed tree. I stood up with no injury and was super happy with my helmet because my head hit the tree. The second year I did the same crossing with no issues. It was all rider error in my first attempt.

    This year I am wearing the proper boots, full armor jacket, rider pants that have built in knee protection and the regular gear of gloves, helmet, jersey. I ride better with it all on because I still take sharp turns on gravel roads too tentative. When. Am wearing the proper gear I am much more confident, knowing if I do slide out I am not going to rip all my skin on the gravel. :D
  11. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    You can ride like this

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    Or this

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    :D
  12. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Ok, so my usual set up probably qualifies!! Minus the chest protector which I don't have, but that would imply I had a chest to protect.... :p
  13. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    Hahaha!! Yes sounds like you are good. I absolutely empathize with the chest thing!! Right there with you!! :D
  14. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    Btw. Are you coming to the S500? Or were you just curious about what I meant about the gear? Be awesome if you come!
  15. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    I live in Germany right now, so no, not coming to the S500. Plus, I need to learn to ride dirt first. I'm a slab and twisties girl right now, only a few farm roads so far. Yesterday was some washboard and gravel, but not very technical.

    I need to get out more.
  16. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    After seeing how people around Denver drive, I now wear most of my dirt gear. That includes gloves with armored knuckles, my pressure suit (RockGardn), my knee/shin pads and my trials boots. Over that go my street pants and my street jacket. IMO, street jackets don't have adequate armor for a really bad fall. DAMHIK
  17. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    That's a really good idea. There are times on the harley that I am wishing for my armor. When we rode from Sturgis across country 2 summers ago, there were times I was sure we were getting hit. The absolute worst time was riding down to the Keys and going through Miami. We had to pull over because I couldn't take the stress anymore at one point. I just needed a break from it.
  18. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    I sent this info to Shogani yesterday per her request, but realized maybe more ladies are interested...

    Ladies'-cut touring gear available in Germany (German shops) in larger sizes...

    http://www.hein-gericke.de/bekleidun...off-white.html

    http://www.hein-gericke.de/bekleidun...e-schwarz.html

    http://www.polo-motorrad.de/de/cordu...acke-grau.html

    http://www.polo-motorrad.de/de/atlan...dura-hose.html

    http://www.polo-motorrad.de/de/mohawk-mvs-1-jacke.html

    http://www.polo-motorrad.de/de/mohawk-mvs-1-hose.html

    Vanucci Jacket

    Lucca Pants

    Shannon Jacket

    Shannon Pants

    Should you find yourself in Germany or Austria for any reason, it's definitely worth it to make a trip to HG, polo, or Louis to check out gear. Louis ships all over, and polo has lots of kids' gear, too.<!-- / message --><!-- sig -->
  19. MikeJansen

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    Aerostich just announced Women's sizing!

    http://www.aerostich.com/womens-sizing

    :clap

    WitchdoctorA and I both ride in RC 2 pieces. Her trousers were custom lengthened 3 inches and she also has a pair of Dariens that fit well.

    Just thought the word should be spread!

    Mike
  20. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer

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    A friend of mine is the model for their new one piece women's suit. If I remember correctly she used the prototype on the Scooter Cannonball earlier this year. Cross crountry 'race' on scooters some of which were over 40-60 years old, others modern. Kirstin rode a Vespa 300 GTS modified with an auxulary gas tank. I meet up with the connonballers in Abilene, TX where she was taking off her exhaust to get it repaired (weld required by local welder) and put back on to hold her to an over night 2 days later where a new pipe had been shipped for her to swap out. Girl does her own wrenching and looks good while doing it.