Specific to Women

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by VelvtRide, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    that's how I do it too... normally I just use a buff, or a fleece one in the winter. water wicking down has never been an issue
  2. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    I will never go back to having long hair again. I love my pixie cut. So much easier to care for when camping, or when I'm in a helmet all day.

    I am itching to ride. There's enough snow/ice that it's not possible, but not enough snow in the mid-Rockies to feel like a real winter. I'm going to do a sprocket/chain change in the back of the toy hauler. I may not be able to ride my WR, but I can at least gaze lovingly upon it. :lol3
  3. bikergirl4ever

    bikergirl4ever girlie girl

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    Hi Gitana
    I see that you have a WR. I lost my XT225 in a house fire in Oct and my husband wants me to get a WR. I am only 5'3" and feel it will be to tall for me. What do you think of the WR and do you like it?
  4. GrizGirl

    GrizGirl Long timer

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    We were going to go to Utah this weekend until we saw that the dry, still inversion will cause it to only get to 19 degrees for a high... :cry I think we might go tear around near Pawnee on Sunday instead. You are welcome to join us. We have to trailer the big bikes out of the neighborhood as our dirt roads are ice roads right now but the other roads are clear!

    As for hair - I wear mine long because it is easy and I can cut it myself, ha. My hair doesn't hold a braid well and ends up tangled close to my head so I just wear a regular pony tail and use hair detangler. It's been easy and I haven't had any issues. On cold or wet days I wear a neck gaiter, as others have mentioned - when cold it is tucked under the jacket, when a little wet I pull it over the collar of the jacket. When it's REALLY raining and I"m on the big bike I wear a hooded Marmot rain jacket over my gear and put the hood on under my helmet. Keeps me dry. On the dirt bike I sweat so badly I don't notice any additional wet coming from my hair. :lol3
  5. VelvtRide

    VelvtRide i can haz a motrsykle?

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    Glad you got a laugh - and posted. That's what was intended when I started this thread. As mentioned previously, everyone has different comfort and skill levels, so really it's just great to have everyone's opinions.

    I haven't posted in a long time, but it sure is nice to see this still going. Keep on, keeping on! Happy riding, ladies! :wave
  6. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    Stock, the WR is a tall bike, although not as tall as a KTM. Stock seat height is 36.6". And I'm 5'9" with a 32.5" inseam. That said, a friend of mine (Bonnie Abzug on here) is about 5' tall and has a WR. She had to do some suspension work to it, but loves it. You can install a Yamalink, do the factory lowering and get it to be comfortable for you. It's a very reliable bike, fun to ride, pretty light weight and easy to work on. I'm sorry about your XT. That must have been very hard to lose your house.
  7. bikergirl4ever

    bikergirl4ever girlie girl

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    Thank you. Problem solved. I just bought a XT225 last night and am going to go look at a WR250F this weekend. Hopefully we can get it lowered enough for me. My husband had a WR250F that we lost in the fire, he replaced it with a WR450F.
  8. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    Wish I could. My bikes are up at J's house, and I'm still recovering from my rotator cuff repair. We're going to the San Rafael Swell in early April, or possibly Death Valley if it's still too cold. That will be my first time back on the bike. I cannot wait.
  9. nuttynu

    nuttynu Long timer

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    Pics pics !! I want to see :)
  10. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    From our last Moab trip:

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    Onion Creek
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    Arches NP
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    By the Green River
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  11. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    I love MOAB! We were there last year, 2011. I road my DR200 there but am looking for a bike with a bit more go an suspension now, hoping for a WR.

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  12. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    There are a lot great things to see in Moab.

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    <o:p></o:p>Too bad my DR200 spent most of it's time in this position.:huh :lol3

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    LittleWan tells me to make sand my favorite so I'm headed to Death Valley in March to make sand my favorite. :clap
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  13. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    Ha! Lady bug that is funny. I struggled on the sand too! Let us know how your relationship with sand goes. I am just starting to feel more comfortable swimming in loose gravel, not quite ready for deep sand :D
  14. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I love Moab and Arches plus the surrounding area :clap
    Thanks for bring me back to all the great memories...:clap

    I'll have to get my disks out one of these days and so some of my retro rides..

    But in cases some of ya's haven't been looking in my thread I have a lot of up dates ... From last year...:deal:clap

    You can find my thread in my Sig .....
  15. HeyWhatever

    HeyWhatever HTFU !

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    I am hoping to make it out that way this summer. Here is the post with my trip planning.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=855031

    The photos of the maps are on Smugmug for now and I don't know how to load them up directly...
    but here is the rough trip plan...

    Central to NE New Mexico- May 15th to June 1
    North Arizona- South Utah- June 2 - June 15th
    Colorado- June 16th- July 1
    West Wyoming/ South Idaho July 2- July 15th
    Yellowstone to Glacier July 16- August 1st
    Seattle south to Los Angleles with Cascades and N Cal Aug 2 - September 1

    Unless unforseeable weather delays me... lol
    Or I get a "real job" before then. :norton
  16. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    Don't take a real job until you do this trip. Sounds amazing and once you start working for someone it's so hard to take that much time off unless you quit, which isn't terrible either. Can't wait to read about your trip! Looks like you are in for a great summer!
  17. HeyWhatever

    HeyWhatever HTFU !

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    Thank you for the encouragement. I will not really know for sure until mid April... but I am making plans.

    Gotta file my taxes and find out what is left over... :D
  18. Eyes Shut

    Eyes Shut See no evil

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    Hi HeyWhatever (and any other budget travelers)!

    Be sure to check out the Tent Space map for possible accommodations. Many of the tent spaces are offered by women (or couples) and can provide you with an inexpensive place to stay plus local knowledge of roads:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925

    Happy travels everyone! :1drink
  19. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    errr,,,,,,ummmm, does anyone have experience with the pee standing up thing???? Gotta get the gf one.
  20. BSkye

    BSkye Been here awhile

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    You have GOT to be kidding me! .... ok, (giggle) this will be good.

    Seriously? You are asking for her?

    I hear it makes sense to practice, practice, practice. Before one travels. :wink: