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Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by VelvtRide, Sep 9, 2007.
Your better 'n me. I now tend to let my husband work on our bikes.
If I had a husband I would let him work on my bikes too. My exboyfriend and I had a good arrangement he did the outside stuff, bikes included and I took care of all the inside stuff, cooking, shopping, cleaning, etc.... We both liked the split of chores since he didn't like doing the inside stuff and I'm pretty useless with the outside stuff.
Now that I'm single I have had to learn to be more self suffient. Last night a friend taught me how to change my motorcycle tire. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be but I'd still rather do the inside stuff and have a great man in my life to do the outside stuff. Oh yeah, I want that guy to be a motorcyclist, like adventures, camping and be OK with me riding my own motorcycle. Sounds like that should be easy to find doesn't it?
I feel better knowing all the basic maintenance, tire changing, fixing flats, and simple road repairs. But I do have to admit, it's nice to have a hubby with more knowledge in the house to help or take over if I am in too deep.
I think they're all holed up somewhere... I can't find one either!
My mate use to do my work back in 02... Then he looked at me one day and said ;
Are you going to keep riding if something happens to me ??
That's when he said ,Well you better start learning and working on your own bike...
Plus whats better then, to have your mate there to check your work ...
And say Great job .. Now work on my bike Please ...
Yuppers that's right I now work on his too... Funny how things turn out ...
You are a lucky lady but it's clear you already know that.
Having a mate to check your work and help you out if you get stuck would make things a lot easier.
I have some good friends that help me out if needed but I try to keep from asking so I don't become a pain in the butt.
Yes I can understand that..
When we get stuck.. I have a buddy I call..
And I feel the same way when I call him 2 times in a month..
But I send him my Homemade cookies ... As a Thank you for picking his brain ...
I am a loooong ways away from "skinny". But am getting healthier.
Congratulations. Good for you, healthy is where it's at.
I put on way too much weight and it affected my riding. It just wasn't as much fun riding when everything I did was so much more work. It kept getting harder to just get on and off the bike to the point where I was thinking about giving up riding. After figuring out a few health problems, I changed the way I eat and started loosing weight. What a huge difference it makes when I get on the bike. I'm short and touching ground is always an issue. With the extra weight it brought me feet even further from the ground when on the bike. With out the extra weight on my thighs and butt I can touch ground better, move easier and enjoy riding again.
I too have a long way to go but I'm headed in the right direction and feeling healthier sure feels good.
We are getting ready to head to Utah for a riding vacation on April 5th. I hate leaving anything behind, so I've created master lists to check the toyhauler for any missing stuff (aluminum foil, towels, etc.), my tool kit inventory, menus/food shopping, personal stuff I need. I am forever thankful that Jjustj bought the toyhauler so that I now get a hot shower and don't gave to carry everything on the bike. This will be the first time back on the bike since last year's shoulder injury. I cannot wait.
Have a great time on your motorcycle vacation, take lots of pictures and be sure to share with us.
Yes have a great time !!!!!
Gonna save this thread and show it to my girl in the morning, think this covers everything she's ever asked me about a woman travelling by bike
Reminds me of when a (male) friend and I were sitting on our bikes in construction traffic just outside of Spokane, WA. We were bored and kept playing "footsie" with each other, taking turns stepping on the other's boot as we inched forward. After about 10 minutes, a van pulled up in the lane next to us and the driver leaned out his window:
"You had me worried! I thought you were a couple of gay guys for a while there!"
Yes, welcome to the conservative "east side"
I'm a first-time rider and I think this is all great advice on adventure touring for females! I second the diva cup. You can ride much longer with one on, and it's cleaner and a better investment in the long run.
I'm also interested in what other female-specific riding issues people encounter. I'm traveling to parts of Mexico (Tijuana & surrounding towns) soon and wanted to get someone's take on what it'd be like traveling as a female.
You should contact hewbie she just finished Alaska to Ushuaia solo. Sara
Opinions on safety of camping solo in a National Park. Heading to CA/AZ in May and want to stay a few days in Joshual Tree National Park. Pretty tame, but I'd rather think it all through before regretting.
National Park, I'd do it if I were into camping. I've got a couple of female friends who camp solo in state and national parks. Backcountry camping is a little more of a concern but if there is a ranger to check in with and you give them your backcountry route/times even that should be okay.
I've camped solo all over the western U.S. It's very different than the East Coast. It's very easy to camp without being in a "developed" campground. You can pitch a tent in a lot of places, for free. Or go to a campground if that suits you better. I like finding out of the way places where it's just me and no neighbors. Never had a problem or issue.