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Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by VelvtRide, Sep 9, 2007.
Count me in!
Unfortunately, I won't be coming to to the rally. BUT if any of you riders are going toward Glacier National Park on Hwy 93, you pass right by my home/ shop in Polson, Montana. It's on Flathead Lake, which is very beautiful. I can offer camp spot with indoor toilet.... Or if you just stop by, I love to meet other women riders. ***Glad to aim you toward some great non traffic back roads, too. Or PM me for motel info, but July/Aug in town are usually sold out.
You pass through town of Polson ( 60 miles north of Missoula) , over a bridge (the only one- on the Kalispell side of town) and my place is the first thing over the bridge on left- big pink sign: RARE GIFTS ( 22 year collection of unique clothing, gifts, etc and yes, I ship) Not meaning this to be an ad, but 98% of my customers are cool women ....
Here is a link to the event post on facebook (trying to keep info updated in at least this one place): https://www.facebook.com/ical/event.php?eid=446429875528118
Hi Ladies - it's been a while since I posted anything, I hope I remember how to do this...
And I hope this isn't a repeat; when I did my first long ADV Ride (as a pillion), I was told about this product: http://wrapter.com. I have really long fine hair that gets tangled up easily. I used this and it worked perfectly. I'd do a single braid (not needed but I like braids) and then wrapped it up in this.
Here's a pic --- go to the Post #10
Hope this helps! Good to be back.
I have this as my main scooter gear but I regret it now. The quality isn't great but over and above anything else, who needs a hood when on a motorbike?? I rode home last week in the rain and all it does is soak up 3kg of water. Also, it gets in the way when trying to turn your head.
I like the idea of her company and the personal touch etc - but for the money, the quality just isn't there for me. I'm in Oz so I'll get a Corazzo jacket next.
Loving this thread by the way ladies. I was a bit worried I don't qualify as lass as most of the things on your lists I don't own at home, haven't got a hairdryer, no make up and haven't had a hairbrush for years.
I love P!nk though so I qualify. ...... What?
For some reason bicycle gear is so far advanced when it comes to women. Gloves, shirts, tights, you name it. I bought some leg warmers the other day. I can pull them on under my jeans for extra warmth and pull them off again at the ankles without taking my jeans off. Plus being cut offs and and not leggings my 'undercarriage' doesn't get all hot and sweaty.
Interesting because while I agree that the hood riding in the rain can be a problem if it isn't completely under your rain gear I have had no issue with quality on any of my GoGo gear jackets or the leggings. Between my husband, sons and I we have 4 of the hoodies some of which are 4+ years old and other than getting softer and a little faded in the wash they are still in great condition. I like the hood for when I'm off the bike. My only complaint about the leggings is that they are a bit lose in the waist so tend to want to droop after a bit but I'll have strong elastic put in the waistband to solve that issue. In the meantime I wear a pair of suspenders with them. They are so comfortable that I feel like I'm wearing yoga pants and don't even notice the armor once I've got them on and the armor in the correct place. Wore them on our recent border to border up the California coast trip in temps from below freezing (first time I've had a snow plow pass me going the opposite direction when I've been crossing a mountain pass, even the guy on the GS was taking it easy with the snow on the road, much less the rest of us on street/touring bikes) with my rain pants over them to 80f temps were comfortable.
My GoGo gear trench is as good quality as my Corazzo jacket and you don't have to go to Australia to get one. They are currently offer 10% off their sale items using the coupon code AMERIVESPA23 through June 15th.
Sounds great. Not sure yet whether I will be going. I am waiting to hear if my boyfriend can get off work and meet me there.
Currently riding my f650gs (dual) around the USA and Canada. Just made it to New Jersey yesterday. Started in LA, California about two weeks ago and am visiting friends and family around the US with a tour around Nova Scotia and New Brunswick because I've never been there and want to go look.
Have been camping most of the way as that really cuts down on the cost of travel.
Sounds like an awesome adventure! Maybe we'll see you in Billings.
Hello! Scouting complete. The Women's Adventure Ride will leave the BMW MOA Rally on 7/25 at 9am, rider meeting at 8:30. You have to be signed up for the rally to do the ride.
Route is 80 miles exploring hills, farms, and reservations around Billings. About 35 miles of it is gravel roads and one tiny water crossing unless it dries up. Great for those new to dirt and to those who want to build our female riding community. PM me for sign up info if you're interested!
I'm considering running over to Billings for the rally. It looks like there is a lot of interesting things to do and see.
Thanks. I will be coming to Billings and doing the Women's ADV ride. Look forward to meeting you and everyone else. This will be my first BMW rally.
It would be nice if all the ADV ladies could get together for a meetup (other than the ride - to be able to meet and get to know each other a bit). I don't know anything about Billings or the rally but I would think we could figure out something.
I would have loved to have gone, unfortunately I land in Toronto on the 25th, not enough time to make it down
I was looking through my watched threads list and saw this one. Looks like it got lost last year...
Any interest in adding to it in 2016?
I would like to see it continue with more tips and advise for us women.
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Realize you are a woman and probably not strong enough to do everything but smart enough to figure out other ways to do things. Told to me yesterday by a 60 year old long distance lady solo truck driver.
Few people ask your gender when you drive a car. I'm happy to say Colleen is a 'motorcyclist' that happens to be female in gender. We don't have many female racers but I can see it coming. Is there a downside to being a female on a motorcycle that makes one inferior in ability to a male? Do female athletes have a different mindset than males? I know they have a different body structure, but when using a motorized vehicle this wouldn't be a factor.
Just put this out for discussion and to keep the thread going.
My only thought here would be "Competitive drive". Not to say that women don´t have it, but men seem to really shine when it comes to needing to win. I know that I don´t have it. When I see another rider in my mirror my first thought is "Uh oh, I´m in their way. I should move over and let them by". Yeah, not very helpful in race conditions