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    Biker chicks

    For those interested, here's a story in today's Philadelphia Inquirer about woman riding motorcycles - no Beemer content though.

    http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/n...l/16462015.htm
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    Good article, we need more like that in the mainstream press to entice additional women to the front of the bike.
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    Encouragement

    I enjoyed the article. Thanks for posting it. I'm one of those women who are currently considering moving from the passenger seat to take the controls of my own bike. I've always enjoyed the ride. Once I get through the safety course I'll have a better idea of just what is possible.

    I'm sure there are many women who are thinking that maybe it's time to take the leap up front. I bet the guys won't mind one bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raevyn View Post
    I enjoyed the article. Thanks for posting it. I'm one of those women who are currently considering moving from the passenger seat to take the controls of my own bike. I've always enjoyed the ride. Once I get through the safety course I'll have a better idea of just what is possible.

    I'm sure there are many women who are thinking that maybe it's time to take the leap up front. I bet the guys won't mind one bit.
    One of the most popular seminars at the BMW MOA International Rally is "Women Who Ride". The impression I get is that the BMW community overall is very supportive of women riders. I remember one female seminar presenter in Trenton who used to ride a Brand X bike. She said the typical comment when she rode up to a group of male Brand X rides was something like, "Do you ride that all this way by yourself?", where as a similar group of male BMW rides would ask, "Are you having a good ride?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raevyn View Post
    I enjoyed the article. Thanks for posting it. I'm one of those women who are currently considering moving from the passenger seat to take the controls of my own bike. I've always enjoyed the ride. Once I get through the safety course I'll have a better idea of just what is possible.

    I'm sure there are many women who are thinking that maybe it's time to take the leap up front. I bet the guys won't mind one bit.


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    Don't go there....

    Oh, Poobah, you don't want to go there now do you?

    Seriously, being the passenger was great. I totally enjoyed it and still do. I'm just in a position where it might be time to take control.

    I hope you are doing okay after that spill.

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    "First-time female riders gravitate to Harley-Davidson's Sportster, says Pierantozzi of Hannum's, and the company makes a model tailored particularly to riders under 5-foot-6."



    Gravitate, gravitate.........Isn't that kinda like gravity? You know, the thing that makes you sink to the bottom? snortgiggleguffaw
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    Thanks.

    Dee,

    Thanks for the response. I'm not height challenged but I do appreciate the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raevyn View Post
    I'm sure there are many women who are thinking that maybe it's time to take the leap up front. I bet the guys won't mind one bit.
    And who care if they do mind?

    When I signed up for the MSF class in '99 my now ex-husband was heard to say "no wife of mine if going to ride"....and he was right.

    Nothing says independence like riding away from 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheRidesABeemer View Post
    And who care if they do mind?

    When I signed up for the MSF class in '99 my now ex-husband was heard to say "no wife of mine if going to ride"....and he was right.

    Nothing says independence like riding away from 'em.
    Way back in the day, I learned to drive a 550 Honda just so one of us could get us home, if necessary. Now it's more a question of not being left behind! I think getting more involved will be a great experience.

    My X would have loved it if I had my own bike but I was too chicken back then.

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    Good reading here too. Advice for new riders compiled in one place:

    http://www.womenridersnow.com/Public...epartmentID=18

    Always glad to see another woman find the sMiles riding brings.

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    "Riding well at your level of skill and the performance of the bike requires Zen-like concentration," she says. "It's therapy, it's freeing, not just because of the wind in your face and all that stuff, but because your mind is in another place. Motorcycling is... 90 percent mental. That's why I love it."
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    Thanks for sharing the great article terham! I consider myself a 'motorcyclist' rather than a 'biker chick' though.

    PS - my dad grew up in Lansdale.

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    girrlie...

    ...it's about the ride not the label. Let's face it, bikerbabe, cyclegirl, motorwoman, whatever the title it amounts to the same thing..you enjoy the ride. The label becomes a negative only if you read it that way.

    Gail's comment did make me laugh, too.
    Last edited by Raevyn; 01-18-2007 at 03:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheRidesABeemer View Post
    When I signed up for the MSF class in '99 my now ex-husband was heard to say "no wife of mine if going to ride"....and he was right.
    Thanks for the good laugh this morning, Gail!
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