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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by giddyupgirl, Jun 12, 2005.
Yes I believe I am a woman glad there are more of in here!
Our MSF had us going over 2x4's :eek1
That was trippy... But a great experience...
I don't know if they still do that...
Hey I have a good read up in my sig line ..
I won a contest....You can read both the full story w/all the photos .. And the published one...
Welcome! You gonna ride/camp the Angel Ride down there end of October?
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Husband sold the boat and bought a 04 Yamaha XT225. Since we only used the boat three time this season. So far we have used the bike more than the boat. What a good idea.
Cant wait to ride it as soon as this pinched nerve in my right shoulder goes away. <o></o>
Please remember........... ATGATT!!!
Hope she continues to heal quickly and gets back on the 250.
I'm a big believer in the MSF....
But than even then you are only skilled enough for riding in a parking lot..
Till you hone your skills...
Start small till all the skills are done withought a thought....
Then and only then step up..
I hope your mate heals up fully and well....
We adhere to adgat but riding low speed in you own yard not so much. Gear would not have saved the arm it was a radial fracture from sticking it out to break her fall, force of habit we all try. Gear did save me just over a year ago when I struck a deer and went over the bars at 40-50.
It was my fault for moving her up to soon on a bike not fitted to her needs size. That was what I hoped to prevent others from trying/doing. It was only to be a short ride, you know the couple mile ones that people get killed on. Enjoy your new hobby and ride safe. SN
Hi Sharps-Nut, Just to wish she has a good healing process and keep spirits up.
Kudos to her for being so brave and the fact that she will still ride her 250.
Hi! I'm another female rider. I'm in San Francisco. I've been riding almost three years, and 23 or 24 thousand miles. I've got a DL650 and a ducati monster 900.
My most recent adventure was riding in northern Italy with a jaunt into Switzerland.
Anybody down in San Diego/Riverside Counties area? I'm a noob on a drz400s and would really like to find some women to ride with. Riding with the boys is fun (), but......
Just wanting some info please.
Does anyone have the Klim Savanna Ladies pant and are they any good re comfort and fit.
Thought they would be a better fit than the ones for the guys.
Thinking about getting some for a trip to the outback next year.
Two weeks ago when my husband and I were out where my son was camping (with his scout troop) it poured down rain the night before which turned the area into a muddy morass compounded by people arriving during the night in their cars leaving ruts hidden by the foot high grass. I got caught in one of them where the raised edges were drying out but otherwise very muddy. Down I went so I'm typing this with a Type 4 tibia plateau fracture at the top of my left fermer. So I'm on crutches in an immobilizing knee brace for a couple of months then get to start rehab to learn to walk all over again. This is my second injury riding dirt (messed up the ankle on the sam leg 4 years ago and reinjured it so it has a pin and screw in it now) .
I'm not going to quit riding but I am going to stay off dirt and especially mud from now on. This also put paid to my plans to ride the scooter cannonball from Alaska to New Orleans next May since a) I'm not sure if I'll be far enough out of rehab to be physically capable, and b) with only up to day 7 of the route published so far there are 2 dirt sections. One in Wyoming where I've ridden similar roads last year. Normally it wouldn't be much of a problem but in May the odds are really good it will wet with either mud or possibly snow so that puts me out of for 2014. Pity, I was looking forward to the challenge of Alaskan coast to gulf coast on a 250cc or less scooter. I was going to take the one my son rides to school everyday, an Aprilia Sports City which actually handles dirt and sand fairly well for a non dual sport.
Hi all, another dirty girl here, cdwise- heal fast, I have had some stitches removed from my liip due to meeting a muddy puddle and feel quite lucky in comparison to your run in with the stuff
Gotawee- I have the mens Dakar pants, those Savanna were not around when I bought my pants but they look very similar, I have a barge arse so got the biggest size for both comfort and stretchyness of the panels, they swim a bit on me but were great on our trip to the Flinders Ranges in April when it got to 33 one day, the long zips in the legs are great... I wear thin cotton short yoga type pants underneath ( I dont like the feel of the "inner" liner, such a princess) and the cotton does some nice evaporative cooling when standing on the pegs....
Have fun on your trip.
Thanks for the info Kimi, I will have to see what I can find out about them.
Don't think we have a stockist in Brissie to try any on, men's or women's.
Thanks I hope too, will be taking all of August off to do it.
Hi! YES! I just got them and absolutely love them so far. I highly recommend getting them. The fit is adjustable with velcro and they are designed for women's hips and waist. They also have velcro adjustments on the calves so you can wear them in or out of your boot. I have not tried to wear them IN my boot yet.
Here I am with the new pants - at first I was worried about them getting dirty looking quick, but even though I ride in a lot of dirt and mud, they wash up great.
I'll keep you informed as I wear them more.
gotawee - I bought mine through Dirtworx Australia, Steve was very helpful over the phone with my sizing and cheaper than advmoto.... but neither has the Savanna womens pants on their web site...... no wonder I couldn't find them to buy ....grrrr....
let me know if you find a Aus distributor or maybe order from OS.
Like you there are no places here in SA to go and try a pair on but the sizing is pretty accurate. by the way the length ( you can pick long or standard) is excellent, I picked standard and tis just right....
Yeah... Finding a place to try stuff on is very tough, even in the U.S. but Klim has great customer service. You could order and return them if necessary, even though that's always a bit of a pain and shipping to Aus is probably not cheap. Why don't you get on the Klim website and order them direct plus maybe call them to find a distributor or if they would help you with shipping costs if you need to return them? They're a good company. I'd be surprised if they don't help you out in some way.
Thanks for your replies.
I know advmoto can get them in even though they don't stock them.
So I will contact them again and dirtworx as well and see who can help me the most in regards to price and service.
Will keep you posted.
Kimi and tuffstuff what is your inseem and size if you don't mind me asking in regards to length long or standard.
Little clothing rant....
When I shop for bike clothes and I look specifically at women's you get responses like:
200 choices men
4 choices women
Another good reason we need more women riding!
heres a pic of me in the mens Dakar pants, I spent ages looking at pants and never even found the Savannas, they must be relatively new ?
I actually emailed Klim about the lack of womens wear, they must be listening ?
this is in the Flinders Ranges at a place called Buneryoo Gorge, my first "road trip" with my hubby ..... just loved it