Specific to Women

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

  1. mary

    mary Been here awhile

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    Endometrial Balloon Ablasia?!? Holly smokes! :huh

    I spent time "camping out" with the US Army in Iraq in 90-91 and thought dealing with the girl stuff in the desert was a pain but this sounds too much like torcher to me. I'll pass thanks. I'd rather deal with mother nature....:eek1
  2. Eyes Shut

    Eyes Shut See no evil

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    One could also take the extended cycle birth control pills, such as Seasonale, and avoid having a period every month. If I still had to worry about such things, I would certainly consider it!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_cycle_combined_hormonal_contraceptive
  3. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    Great solo riding vacation. 4 days riding and hiking, then to the AZ Adventure Rally for more fun. First solo camping totally successful, at Joshua Tree. Thanks for the comments!
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  4. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    I've had several friends who have had ablations. They describe the cramping as similar to a bad period, and done in about 3 days. Much better than years of agony, IMO.

    Trip sounds like fun!
  5. Penmeister

    Penmeister Portabella

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    Oh yeah!!! :wings
  6. SansSand

    SansSand Dirty Smile

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    Calling all women GS riders going to the BMW RA Rally
    If you are a woman or know a woman who wants to take her bike off pavement for the first time (or fairly new to this)…
    We have a ride at the BMW RA Rally for you!
    ALL MAKE Dual Sport bikes welcome.


    Guest rider from the BMW Performance Center Liz Allen, will be on hand to host a brief riding clinic and join in on the ride.

    Goal
    Introduce women to off pavement. Increase confidence of women riding with support of other women.
    When: Friday 9am June 21st
    Where: GS Giant tent at BMW RA Rally
    Who:. Women only. All levels welcome. Ride is geared to beginners (Limited availability first come basis)
    Sign up: email rawmnride@gmail.com. We will keep an overflow list once ride fills up. All submissions will receive a response.

    The ride:
    Full day event with a break for lunch (riders pay for their own lunch)
    100 miles gravel and paved roads with plenty of bail outs.
    Do some, Do all! All roads are close to the rally.
    Map and Instruction will come later to the signed up riders.
  7. NEredhead

    NEredhead Been here awhile

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    Getting ready for my first solo vacation on my bike. Should have 4-5 days of riding time, come home, and then head out again for another couple of days. Hoping the weather will clear up and stay that way. Hasn't been overly welcoming for riding so far this spring.

    Haven't decided exactly where yet. Will probably stick to surrounding states and just tour. No off road riding as I ride a Vstar.

    Any suggestions/thoughts for a woman traveling solo?
  8. pilotguy299

    pilotguy299 Given up...

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    Take a riding partner! ;)
  9. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer

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    I really enjoy solo trips but I try to check into whatever hotel or other place I plan on staying for the night while it is still light. I've ridden as late at 11pm but by then I'm usually too tired and if I'm on my preferred secondary roads looking out for deer - elk whatever other critters that tend to cross the road after twilight is exhausting.
  10. Ken Fritz

    Ken Fritz Long timer

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    Lots of good ideas are on the site, but I didn't see any suggestions for long range overseas travel, so here goes.

    Research the climate you will be riding in so you take what you need. Rain in Morocco? Unlikely. Ireland? Skip the sun dress. Varied climates? Riding gear of Gore Tex is good. Wear a lightweight rain jacket/windbreaker on the plane and when off the bike. Use it for your windbreaker under the GoreTex (Klim) gear.

    We're lucky to have a bike stored in Europe with Hepco & Becker side cases and a top case. We have the same on the bike in the US, so we pack our stuff into the same three liners we use in the states. That's our airline carry-on luggage. We pack the riding gear in a large padded roll around duffle. That's our one checked bag. Included in that duffel is a dry bag - rollup type - with some Rok Straps to secure it to the bike. That'll handle any T-shirts, etc., we buy along the way and it becomes the 4th carry-on for the flight home. Heavy souvenirs? Avoid them or ship them home.

    Alternate plan: Find out what size cases will be on the bike(s) you will rent overseas. Make cardboard cartons to match the case sizes and pack your stuff into those cartons to make sure it all fits. You'll need case dimensions, not just 35 liters or whatever.

    We sometimes leave the empty duffel at the beginning of the ride with a friend or a hotel. If we aren't returning to the start point, we use a cheap local shipper to send the duffel ahead to our ride's final destination hotel or at a friend's house where we will store the bike at the end of the ride. Be sure to let the hotel or your friend know teh duffel's on the way before you do this. Shipping the duffel from Cork to Paris cost us less than $25USD. Shipping it from Paris to Ljubljana is about $25USD. A good duffel costs over $115USD everywhere we have looked (Ireland, France, Andorra, Spain, Slovenia) in Europe, so shipping it around Europe has made sense thus far.

    Make a few trial runs with your stuff packed and toss out most of it. My wife travels for 5-6 weeks with the right side case (40 liters 13.8h x 19.1w x 11.4d) and <1/2 of a topcase (35 liters 11.8h x 14.20w x 13d). I get the smaller 35 liter left side case and <1/2 of the top case. Gloves (have two kinds for each of you - warm and cool/cold weather ones), maps, hotel reservation confirmations, etc., and her very small purse go in the topcase. Yes, you can put all the reservation info onto a smart phone, but they fail - paper doesn't if kept dry.
  11. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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  12. HappyCRNA

    HappyCRNA Jesus loves my double wide

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    ENJOY the hell out of it!!!!! My favorite rides are solo (I love traveling with my friends too, but solo beats all for me!)
  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    yup! I love riding by myself... turn wherever I want, stop and take pics w/o feeling like I hold anybody up, change my plans, and meet new folks.

    I have two weeks in July... :deal
  14. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I love solo riding as well...
    Don't get to take long trips solo that much anymore...
    I steal them food shopping and take the long cool roads to the stores..:ricky

    Enjoy your trip :clap

    Just always be aware of things around you when you stop...
  15. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    While you are all enjoying your solo ride I'm getting tired of doing my rides solo. I guess after 40 years of being solo most of the time I'm ready to share adventures with someone.

    Enjoy those solo times because they are special and enjoy your time with those you love because those times are special too.


    Happy riding ! ! !
  16. HappyCRNA

    HappyCRNA Jesus loves my double wide

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    Well shoot Ladybug! I wish you were closer... I'm always looking for something to get into! :lol3
  17. NEredhead

    NEredhead Been here awhile

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    I've done plenty of rides solo but never anything like I am planning now. The only reason I am doing it solo is because I am not dating anyone right now. It will be a good experience for me to do a bigger trip like this. I just enjoy sharing the memories with someone afterwards, not to mention the massages after a long day's ride. :evil

    Everybody keeps telling me to think of all the interesting people I'll meet. Knowing my luck, I'll end up lost and in a little backwards town with scenes from the movie Deliverance flashing in my head.

    Isn't that what ADVentures are for, though?!? The stories we tell after the ride!
  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    well, I do my solo rides because I am married :lol3 - he does ride, but riding is "me time" for both of us (even before we "hitched")

    But yes, going by yourself lets you meet way more people - enjoy!
  19. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    Both solo and small group rides each have their pros (and cons sometimes). I'll actually be doing a 2-week trip next month in OR/WA. I can send you some info if you might be interested in joining for a day or two. :D
  20. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer

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    Same here, every once in a while my husband will go on a long ride with me but there can be years in-between such rides. Our interests are different, he loves to go slow and look at the geology while I tend to ride faster and stop for thing like an Anistazi dig instead of geology. Last trip together after riding through Moab, Capital Reef, Escalante, Bryce Canyon and Zion when he wanted to go back through other parts of Zion the day after we had arrived there I told him to go ahead, I was canyoned out. Instead I was going to the hanging water gardens and do some hiking. Though both of us were ready to push the speed limits between Vegas and my brother's house outside San Diego. Something about that 114f heat had both of wanting to make time as quickly as possible. He also does dirt which I don't and have no desire to do.