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Just curious....have any of you ladies ever ridden while pregnant and if so how far into the pregnancy did you ride?
 

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Where's that darn donkey. . . . . :shock: :oops: :-D :-D :mrgreen:
 

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Just curious....have any of you ladies ever ridden while pregnant and if so how far into the pregnancy did you ride?
Oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh is congrats in order for ya Cin ?!
 

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ME??? :shock: :shock:

I'm 46 yrs old!! I don't think women can get "that way" at my age!!!
You're not much older than me. Its possible though, depending on when the big change hits. Not that I'd wish a new baby on me...lol Maybe in 10 to 15 years be grandpa.
 

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ME??? :shock: :shock:

I'm 46 yrs old!! I don't think women can get "that way" at my age!!!
seen the news lately?

there's women up to 60/70 who are still wanting kids and getting pregnant via IVF. :shock:

if i was a woman and was pregnant i would probably stop riding as soon as i found out. What with carrying a potential child in me, i wouldn't wanna risk it.

But i'm not, and I'm not..... so i'll be intrigued to see what women have to say on the matter
 

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My mom was 51 when she had my littlest brother. My dad was 61.

The force is strong in my family.

Never say never.
 

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if i was a woman and was pregnant i would probably stop riding as soon as i found out. What with carrying a potential child in me, i wouldn't wanna risk it.

But i'm not, and I'm not..... so i'll be intrigued to see what women have to say on the matter
I am and I would definitely stop also the minute i found out. A girl at work came riding up to the office monday on the back of her boyfriend's bike and she is a little over 3 months. so of course, everyone was commenting about it...her point was that she could just as easily have something happen to her while riding in a car. And I can see her side on that also. I had never really thought about it before as I didn't have to face this issue as i only started riding after my kids became teenagers and so I was just curious as to what other women facing this may have done.
 

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I am and I would definitely stop also the minute i found out. A girl at work came riding up to the office monday on the back of her boyfriend's bike and she is a little over 3 months. so of course, everyone was commenting about it...her point was that she could just as easily have something happen to her while riding in a car. And I can see her side on that also. I had never really thought about it before as I didn't have to face this issue as i only started riding after my kids became teenagers and so I was just curious as to what other women facing this may have done.
A gal I have known for many years rode from central BC Canada, to Texas, took in a NASCAR race, and rode back to BC while pregnant.
I know play with the daughter she was carrying at the time.
This lady also rode to work regularly on her bike, and she took a canoe trip with us, went fishing, rode in cars, trucks, took showers, went up and down stairs, cooked meals, did laundry, and went bowling, and all sorts of other things that could potentially be harmful.

I do not see it as a reason to stop living.

If she was maybe thinking of entering the BAJA 1000 on her dirt bike, or racing her crotch rocket at the Isle of Man, I would if I was her friend try and talk her out of it.
But if she is just commuting, and going for normal rides, then really is it worse than a car.
I would actually be far more concerned for her safety if she drove a toyota to and from work, than rode a motorcycle.
I grumbled at a good friend of mine and told her to park and sell her toyota as I feel its a very unsafe car, and toyota refuses to correctly fix them.
In the mean time she is driving one of my pick up trucks until her car sells and she buys something else.
So yes, I am protective of my friends, I just do not see bikes as being super scary.
Then again I am one of those crazy guys that doubles my kids lot, and my wife to.
I also bought my kids dirt bikes of their own, and for my wife I got her a street bike and a dualsport bike to ride.
If i thought them that unsafe, I would sell them all, and allow them to ride in nothing smaller than a kenworth.
 

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i think it is worse than riding in a car for commuting and normal rides.

it's very easy to drop the bike or fall over if you lose your balance at a set of lights. if the road is uneven or slippy and she goes over and the bike lands on her? even at a slow speed that might be detrimental.
in a car, you can't fall over, and even a fenderbender might not cause problems.
 

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Bikes are not - Unsafe. But a car is a more secure environment than the environment on a bike. Why does this matter? Because to try and say that there is not a difference between the crash protection offered by a car (even my toyota) and the protection provided by my bike in a crash is simply not true. You can decieve yourself into thinking that you are just as "safe" on a bike as a car but it does not make it real. We each on this forum daily decide that the risk (small or large as it may be) is worth the reward of driving. We make that decision for ourselves. I can completely understand a lady not feeling secure with that level of risk when it is not just "self" involved. The hard cold reality is that your chances of having a wreck via the two methods of transport can be argued to be similar, but the damage your body recieves is simply much higher on a bike. When one considers that just hitting the ground hard can and has caused miscarrages one has to really step back and reexamine the risk calculation. I think it comes down to this. How will I feel about me it I have a minor wreck that causes me to loose this baby (Won't happen to me cause of course I have the wrong plumbing for pregnancy). I ain't trying to say that biking is unsafe. Just that the risk calculation has to be different when a child who cannot make that decision is involved. And yes you can still come to a tragic end in a car. But I bet the guilt level would be different. All that said I do not think it appropriate in this highly personal area for others to be making jugements. Could be that it is the only way she has to get around. Further we all do unsafe things all the time based on our individual risk jugements. Some of my risks surely seem absolutly crazy to others.

BTW I like girl cooties so bring em on!!
 

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Why would you even consider riding when your knocked up?
 

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Why would you even consider riding when your knocked up?
or not knocked up, or ever double anyone, or shower even, as slip and falls are common.

Life is dangerous, live it, or sit and watch it pass you by accordingly.......................
 

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I once heard of a doctor saying that it's safe for a pregnant woman to snow ski into her 7th month, that the baby is so well cushioned that a fall wouldn't hurt it.

But, I don't know.... After a while, that extra weight and that big belly in front could cause some balance problems. Would probably be difficult to find Maternity riding gear. It's hard enough to find women's gear for us non-pregnant women!
 

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old thread, I know, and I'm not a woman, but if it means anything, my mom rode on the back of my dad '77 goldwing from Chattanooga, TN to FT. Polk, LA when she was about 7 months pregnant with me... I turned out fine. She rode with him all the time with me, and my two sisters, and we're all just fine...
 
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