Specific to Women

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

  1. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    Consider getting a SPOT tracker... you can share the link with your family/friends so they can follow along with you and ease some of the worry. Also good for emergencies if you need help, etc. :norton
  2. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Where's Moran Nation located? You never know where I'll end up at some point.


    Please do send me the info. if I could connect with you even just to meet you and share a meal or riding a few miles down the road would be lots of fun.

    I agree about the SPOT. I've been carrying one for a number of years and it's nice to have it. Have a dependable friend/family member that knows how you ride and your habits monitor it. Something that would be off for one person would be normal for someone else so someone your habids would keep someone from being concerned. For instance the last ride out I took the person watching my SPOT wasn't concerned when I was out in the middle of no where on a mountain top. Someone else that doesn't know my riding habits might have been worried that I was lost.

    It's all fun and there are tons of adventures out there to be had.

    Looking forward to reading about your adventure. :D
  3. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    Email sent! :freaky
  4. NEredhead

    NEredhead Been here awhile

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    I have thought of looking into those, but isn't there an additional charge per year for them after the purchase price?

    And to be honest, I truly don't know who I would have monitor it. In my case, where I have no family locally, etc., it might be easier to just check in with someone periodically when I stop for fuel.

    I had the opportunity to meet up today with an ADV inmate who is riding back/forth across the US. What a nice guy and so many stories he has to tell. He is on his way back to NY now. He should have been doing a ride report as he's has some very interesting adventures so far.
  5. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    Yes there is an annual fee for the service that goes along with the SPOT... can't remember off the top of my head but I think it's about $100/yr. which, imo, is small change if you ever got into trouble.

    The thing about checking in with someone is what happens when you don't check in? How does that person know where to look for you? They may have a general idea but with the SPOT, it pinpoints a more exact location so if you need help, you're more likely to get it in a faster manner. :norton

    I'm hoping to do that next year... 6 weeks total but may break it up into two 3-week parts. :clap
  6. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    Totally agree with SPOT. One of the buttons on mine is programmed for my person to dispatch AMA roadside assistance to my location (they'll need your member #). This way if I break down and have no cell service, I'll get help that is reliable (vs someone pulling over to 'help' and wasting time).

    Or if my phone dies and I need to call '911'.
  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    a big +1 for the SPOT!!!!
  8. HappyCRNA

    HappyCRNA AllTalkNoAction

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    Ladybug, I'm over in western KY, about 3mi from the IL line. Always have room if you're in the area!
  9. bykergrrl

    bykergrrl Adventurer

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    New to ADV. I've been riding a while. Lucky to live in California where my bikes are my regular commute/travel/errand/fun vehicles. :D Currently working in northern California mostly back and forth between Sonoma County and Crescent City.
    Is anyone on this thread in the area?
  10. HappyCRNA

    HappyCRNA AllTalkNoAction

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    Welcome! Wish I were closer to there, but I'm stuck in the heartland for now!
  11. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    I'm a little further south but do travel up that way often. Click on the link in my signature for upcoming rides including one in the Monte Rio area! :norton
  12. DantesDame

    DantesDame Ridin' Fool Super Moderator

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    Yep, and they'll come out of the woodwork soon enough :D
  13. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Welcome New Ladies :clap
  14. bykergrrl

    bykergrrl Adventurer

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    Thanks for the reply. I don't know my work schedule yet for August. :nod
  15. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Anybody in Riverside or San Diego county? Started riding dirt about a year ago on a xt250 and just graduated to a drz400s. Still not very good...:lol3. This sport is so guy heavy (not that is necessarily a bad thing:rofl), but it would be nice to ride with some women.

    Heading down to Anza Borrego as much as possible now that it's cooled down
  16. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    Sorry I am from the other side of the country, but loved your comment about the sport being "guy heavy". This weekend I rode at an event with more than 700 men ... there were no more than 10 women! I found 5 of them and just believe there had to be more than 5. We gals need to find each other when we can :)

  17. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    Were you at the Hammer Run? I saw one other woman (maybe you?) on Sun, maybe you?
  18. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    I'm riding the LAB2V, I was looking at who's signed up so far:

    Something like 350 men and 12 or so women....

    sigh.....

    Wish you lived out here!!
  19. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    It's on my list to do, have fun! Maybe in 2014.
  20. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    You'll have to let me know next year - if I survive this year!:lol3