Any women riders?

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  1. gypsyrr

    gypsyrr in flux

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    The fact that I see the word "Pies" makes this photo even more fun!!!

    What a great story. 1000 miles in less than 17 hours!!! Impressive. I could never do it - not on any highway around here anyway. Too straight and boring. I'd be asleep on the bike within 1.5 hours.

    Hooray for the truckers helping you out a bit too. :clap
  2. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    It's nothing compared to what some of the gals around here do...
    Taking off for months in a strange land all alone ...:eek1
    And those that leave for months here in the USA..:clap

    But I love to ride ...And so does my mate :thumb :ricky :ricky
    I'm glad you noticed that... Most don't get it or should I say see it..:thumb
  3. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Hey T,

    Thanks for the invite. I love that you never turned the receipts in.

    Good stuff. :lurk
  4. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Yes me too... :thumb

    Funny... But I have had some friends that think it's not an accomplishment with out having the tag saying "I'm an IBA" ... Oh well...
  5. KCDakar

    KCDakar What are we waiting for?

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    Yep, I know what you mean...:lol3

    I don't do it for others, I do it for ME.:rayof

    You Go Girl!:thumb
  6. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    LadyDarco, thanks for sharing your ride with us. :clap Good job on completing 1000 in 24 that's quite an accomplishment. :wings

    Keep on rolling....... :ricky
  7. Motera

    Motera Been here awhile

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    I have several Iron Butt Association ride certificates. I am not doing it for anyone else, I am doing it for ME, but I send in my receipts and get the cert. because I like the souvenir of my ride, and the small payment helps support the Iron Butt Association and the work they do. With respect, if you do 1000 miles in 24 hours and do not go through the process of having your ride certified by the IBA, you have not done a SS1000, you have done a 1000 mile ride, which is a great accomplishment, but to actually do a certified ride you must get witnesses and have all your receipts in order, so it requires a little extra discipline. I encourage you to send in your receipts, I always like to see more women in the IBA lists, it serves as an inspiration to others.

    Motera
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  8. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    ALL papers are witness signed and all filled out...
    Mileage all written down ..
    All the discipline is done... :thumb

    I don't know maybe someday I'll turn one in... :dunno

    Thanks for the encouragement Motera..
  9. Motera

    Motera Been here awhile

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    That's great LadyDraco! Send it in, be proud of your accomplishment. If you or anyone are considering an/another Iron Butt ride, I would be happy to answer any questions.

    Next August I will be doing this:
    http://www.ironbuttrally.com/IBR/default.cfm
    Then I will be the one needing encouragement!
  10. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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  11. SheRidesABeemer

    SheRidesABeemer Go Big or Go Home.

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    Interesting ride report, it's a shame that it is hidden in the women's rider forum.
    I do not understand why so many women riders feel a need to segregate themselves. :scratch
  12. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Prolly for the same reasons I can get the ones here to give me the 'greeting of the day' (means good morning, good afternoon, etc)--they all think we dudes are just scoping "opportunity".

    Wonder why the dudes blow us off too? :lol3

    I agree though, I love the different perspetive. And of course the dream that my wife will one day ride.

    B
  13. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Good Afternoon B :wave



    SheRidesABeemer.... Why is it a shame ??? Why not post here...
    I promised the gals I would post this report... :ricky :beer
  14. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    :wave
  15. SheRidesABeemer

    SheRidesABeemer Go Big or Go Home.

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    A shame as in you loose the wider audience that may not be following this thread. Is it somehow a women's only tale?
  16. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    I can't speak for anyone else but I like having a Women's thread where we can chat with other women about things we enjoy. Sometimes we compare notes on rides, places to go, and even what to wear. Some of these things are the same for women as it is for men but other things are different for women. Some times things I do the gals would be a lot more interested in it than the guys and I will just post it here. Other times I think or hope everyone will enjoy a ride report and I will post in ride reports and add a link here for the ladies.

    I don't know that women feel a need to segregate themselves, I certainly don't, but I do like to be able to meet an visit with other gals that ride. I love the guys but there are times when the testosterone fest gets to be too much for me and I prefer the company of other women. There are plenty of gals out there that have the desire and ability to ride the adreline pumping pace the guys enjoy but that's not me. A place to go where there are other gals encoraging each other is a plus as far as I'm concerned. That doesn't make is segregation only a place that has a common interest. Similiar to the threads or forums that are motorcycle type specific.

    I pop in here and visit with gals but my main playground is in regionals, the PacificNorthwet specifically. I'm sure the other gals that come here to visit also have another area they post in as well.

    With all that being said I hope to see more posts from you here and you will share some of your Adventures with us. I did check out your ride report which I missed in when you posted it in Ride Reports: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254793 Congratulations on being featured in the AMA magazine. I also see you were in Spokane for a rally I attended as well, I'm disappointed I didn't have the opportunity to meet you.
  17. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Good Morning,


    Point your wife to this thread she might enjoy reading what the gals here have to say. Maybe it will give her some encouragement to join in riding.
  18. KCDakar

    KCDakar What are we waiting for?

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    I tend to go all over ADV and read. So much great stuff here on ADV.:thumb But I still like to come here to this thread and see what the ladies have to say.

    I don't feel it is segregation. Just a one more thing we have in common and like to share here with other females without the testosterone poisoning that can sometimes happen here on ADV. And I say sometimes. For the most part female RR's here go over pretty good but I have seen it when others just feel the need to post offensive stuff just to get a laugh.

    It has even happened here in this thread. That said I am pretty much an anti-drama kind of person. I don't go down stairs very often and will not go back to threads up here that are full of mud slinging. Don't get me wrong I don't have thin skin, I just don't have the time.

    I started riding back when I was the ONLY one around here (my home) unless you count the ones who rode on the back. I got a lot of flack for it. I have seen a lot in my time. And it is probably the reason I ride almost always by myself. (I'm getting better at riding with others:lol3 )

    I look forward to seeing more females get into riding. There can never be enough! After all we are all just riders...aren't we?:thumb
  19. PrairieRider

    PrairieRider Gearing down for Hell

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    I like the women's thread also. Maybe ride reports could be put in ride reports, but don't forget to post a link here too. RR's get buried way to quickly in the main forum.

    A quick head up re: the AMA women's event next August. They posted the following on the webpage:

    "Want more info about the 2009 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference as it becomes available? Send us your name and e-mail at info@womenandmotorcycling.com, and we’ll add you to the list."
  20. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I get along with guys as well as gals...
    I just thought gals would like to hear about that report more then some of the guys...

    Plus I have dial-up... So I can't get a lot of the pages in ADV with big photos to load .. And it hoses my laptop up and then I have to crash it ...Not a fun thing to do....

    Yeah .... Well someday I post more in other places... I did post a good deal in ADV.Hacks for a while ....

    But NO I don't feel the need to just post here in this thread...
    It's just where I posted it :thumb


    Bill have her take a MSF ... It will give her an idea if she wants to ride her own Moto... Or stay as a Passenger....
    And there is nothing wrong with that... Hell I was a passenger for over 100k miles... Till I started riding my own... And YES I started on two... And then jumped to Trikes...:thumb