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Old 11-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Thumbs up good to see: female riders

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Wife and I were driving the van-cage to Magnolia and the Ren Fest yesterday morning. Around 11:30 am just entering Magnolia we saw a group of sport bike riders. Two were obviously female given the long hair braid on one and pink jacket on other. All the riders were in full safety gear, riding courteously through heavy traffic, and impressed me with their bikes and skill. I looked them over, but had no chance to wave or give a thumbs up.

In my day (and I am a fossil), women riders were extremely rare. Thinking back in high school, I knew of only one who lived up the street and her family rode dirt bikes. She would ride on occasion.

I applaud the women who ride, and I mean ride (not the HD queens out for the image stuff).

My youngest daughter is very interesting in learning. Next summer we may take that step if she will take the time to take the basic. She is very petite but I think a small Ninja might work, but even then it might have to be lowered. She is a skillful driver, very coordinated and athletic, and I think maybe a bit fearless to suit me. But, there you go.

Kudos ladies!

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Thats great to hear!! Positive encouragment the next generation is what it's all about.. The 2013 Ladies of CMRA calendar is out and if you dont have one yet and would like to show your daughter that there is no law that says girl should only hold an umbrella. WE can race! PM me if you need a copy of it for the garage!

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MH,

Wife and I were driving the van-cage to Magnolia and the Ren Fest yesterday morning. Around 11:30 am just entering Magnolia we saw a group of sport bike riders. Two were obviously female given the long hair braid on one and pink jacket on other. All the riders were in full safety gear, riding courteously through heavy traffic, and impressed me with their bikes and skill. I looked them over, but had no chance to wave or give a thumbs up.

In my day (and I am a fossil), women riders were extremely rare. Thinking back in high school, I knew of only one who lived up the street and her family rode dirt bikes. She would ride on occasion.

I applaud the women who ride, and I mean ride (not the HD queens out for the image stuff).

My youngest daughter is very interesting in learning. Next summer we may take that step if she will take the time to take the basic. She is very petite but I think a small Ninja might work, but even then it might have to be lowered. She is a skillful driver, very coordinated and athletic, and I think maybe a bit fearless to suit me. But, there you go.

Kudos ladies!

cheers,
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How old is your daughter? A good way to get her interested is to see other riders her age that she can get to know. Bring her on a few MH rides so she can meet people.
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Thats great to hear!! Positive encouragment the next generation is what it's all about.. The 2013 Ladies of CMRA calendar is out and if you dont have one yet and would like to show your daughter that there is no law that says girl should only hold an umbrella. WE can race! PM me if you need a copy of it for the garage!

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Wait... you guys call that racing?

Just Kidding... it is always good to see the girls out there wrecking shop. Maybe one day I can grow a and get licensed cause apparently my cause me to fall down.
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I like seeing more female riders! Going to get my wife to take her MSF this month.
me too, only more single ridin' wimminz.

The females my age (43) are.....well.....they think an HD is a fun bike. Me? I ride like an

I'd be nice to find a 30 something that can drag a knee
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Wait... you guys call that racing?

Just Kidding... it is always good to see the girls out there wrecking shop. Maybe one day I can grow a and get licensed cause apparently my cause me to fall down.
Yeah, let's just go with that being your problem.....
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Yeah, let's just go with that being your problem.....
Haha... its cause they are so big! They throw off the center of gravity when I lean the bike over
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trey, all this time i figured it was your mouth, you just can not stand not talking.. i figured you were still talking while you ride and all that hot air going out one side with the air stream and your balance...
anyway, I too enjoy seeing women riders... I got some of the ladies of cmra calendars and gave them to my grand daughters and the daughters of folks here in the office, I told each of the girls that they had a choice, if they wanted to be cheer leaders, cool... but that they could also be the one being cheered... oh, and Slyder, I am out of calenders.
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trey, all this time i figured it was your mouth, you just can not stand not talking.. i figured you were still talking while you ride and all that hot air going out one side with the air stream and your balance...
anyway, I too enjoy seeing women riders... I got some of the ladies of cmra calendars and gave them to my grand daughters and the daughters of folks here in the office, I told each of the girls that they had a choice, if they wanted to be cheer leaders, cool... but that they could also be the one being cheered... oh, and Slyder, I am out of calenders.

All good, I did get my additional copies. Got plenty for ya!
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Agreed!

Yesterday at church a girl at the pew in front of us was wearing an Icon jacket. I wanted to ask what she was riding but the wife probably would've thought I was hitting on her.
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I'm only five foot nothing with a 28" inseam, and I had to have my SV lowered nearly 3", and shave a couple inches out of my seat just so I could tippy-toe. I have ridden a stock Ninja 250 and I could reach the ground about the same. Luckily most bikes can be lowered.

My daughter still hasn't decided that she wants to ride. She's not as brave as she was before her accident. I would still like her to take MSF and get her 'M' class, but it's always up to her. Right now she doesn't mind riding on back at all.
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The females my age (43) are.....well.....they think an HD is a fun bike. Me? I ride like an

I'd be nice to find a 30 something that can drag a knee
My bike parts drag WAY before my knee gets anywhere near the ground.
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Right now she doesn't mind riding on back at all.

I'd love to ride on the back too..
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trey, all this time i figured it was your mouth, you just can not stand not talking.. i figured you were still talking while you ride and all that hot air going out one side with the air stream and your balance...
anyway, I too enjoy seeing women riders... I got some of the ladies of cmra calendars and gave them to my grand daughters and the daughters of folks here in the office, I told each of the girls that they had a choice, if they wanted to be cheer leaders, cool... but that they could also be the one being cheered... oh, and Slyder, I am out of calenders.
hmm interesting theory... and I will have to research it and get back to you!
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just don't do any testing way out on some back road, too far to come and pick up that SV.
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My youngest daughter is very interesting in learning. Next summer we may take that step if she will take the time to take the basic. She is very petite but I think a small Ninja might work, but even then it might have to be lowered. She is a skillful driver, very coordinated and athletic, and I think maybe a bit fearless to suit me. But, there you go.
Start her off on a dual purpose (XT225), i have a 4 foot 11 friend who can easily ride it.

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Agreed! Girls (competently) riding always make me smile.

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MH,

Wife and I were driving the van-cage to Magnolia and the Ren Fest yesterday morning. Around 11:30 am just entering Magnolia we saw a group of sport bike riders. Two were obviously female given the long hair braid on one and pink jacket on other. All the riders were in full safety gear, riding courteously through heavy traffic, and impressed me with their bikes and skill. I looked them over, but had no chance to wave or give a thumbs up.

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Kudos ladies!

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