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Hey girls......
You have a husband, boyfriend, relative or S/O you ride with? What do they ride?

I have guy friends....
They ride.....Harley, Honda Superhawk, Ninja 250
 

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I will be riding with my partner, each our own bike. We are taking the MSF course together and then off we go. I'm going to try to get her to join the site too. :)
 

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KellyTheViking said:
I will be riding with my partner, each our own bike. We are taking the MSF course together and then off we go. I'm going to try to get her to join the site too. :)
Very Cool!! 8) The more the merrier!!
Ride Hard, Ride Safe....glad to see the 2 of your taking MSF!! :wink:
 

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I ride with my husband. He has an Aprillia Falco and a Yamaha FJR 1300. I took the MSF course this spring and got my own bike in May. I got a Kawasaki Ninja 500. I've already got 3,300 miles on my bike. I'm loving riding on my own.
 

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I ride with my husband. He has an Aprillia Falco and a Yamaha FJR 1300. I took the MSF course this spring and got my own bike in May. I got a Kawasaki Ninja 500. I've already got 3,300 miles on my bike. I'm loving riding on my own.
Thats great!! Thanks for sharing.
I also have a Ninja 500R....lovin it!!!!
How long have you had your bike? What kind of gear do you wear?
 

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I got my bike on May 4, 2004.
I have a couple pair of riding pants,both are First Gear. One pair is water proof lining so they are pretty warm on hot days. The other is a mesh.
Sidi boots. Just bought a new helmet (wanted one to match the bike) silver/black. It is an Icon. I really like the helmet, very comfortable. Jacket is a Hein Gericke, but I have one from Kawasaki on order if it ever comes in (the orange and black one).
Great site NinjaGirl. I think this will be fun.
 

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I got my bike on May 4, 2004.
I have a couple pair of riding pants,both are First Gear. One pair is water proof lining so they are pretty warm on hot days. The other is a mesh.
Sidi boots. Just bought a new helmet (wanted one to match the bike) silver/black. It is an Icon. I really like the helmet, very comfortable. Jacket is a Hein Gericke, but I have one from Kawasaki on order if it ever comes in (the orange and black one).
Great site NinjaGirl. I think this will be fun.
WOW!! Your riding alot...that is awesome...I say the more you ride the better rider you become!
I would like to get a pair of mesh pants, they would be perfect for in the heat here in AZ. Right now I wear jeans in the summer and leather pants in the winter (if you want to call 70degrees in AZ winter! :wink: ).
Sounds like you have yourself some great gear.
I am in the process of "mod" out my bike. I have removed the back end decals, going to get it painted red/black, keep the silver body...I dont like the orange. I also removed the rear fender and this weekend I am installing smaller front turn signals.
Check out "want to show off your ride" for the pics on the new rear fender, and a pic of me!!

Glad you enjoy the site...its a work in progress.
 

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My top preference is riding solo. 2nd - doing girl's only rides, 3rd - my husband.

I push myself harder when riding by myself and am not hampered by someone else riding with me - or in my husband's case (he won't admit it,) but I know that I hinder his riding.
 

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My top preference is riding solo. 2nd - doing girl's only rides, 3rd - my husband.

I push myself harder when riding by myself and am not hampered by someone else riding with me - or in my husband's case (he won't admit it,) but I know that I hinder his riding.
You sound like a well experienced rider....
I understand about pushing yourself when solo....I am finding myself doing the same.

Ride Hard, Ride Safe!!! :wink:
 

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If I'm not riding solo, I pretty much exclusively ride with my husband. He rides a Moto Guzzi Le Mans Rosso Corsa (an Italian mouthful, eh?), a Yamaha VMax, and a BMW R1150RS.

Used to be he couldn't find me in his mirrors, now he can't come close to catching me in the twisties!

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Riding companians

I ride by myself some on my 750 commute to work some days....but lately I have started to take my sons on rides too. My husband rides the 550 so we go for rides, all four of us, on nice days

Don't know any local ladies that ride...will keep looking and hoping

Ride Safe and Sane,

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Used to be he couldn't find me in his mirrors, now he can't come close to catching me in the twisties!

Charlie
Geez - wouldn't want to ride with you, sound too much like a squid.

Miki

:p :p :p
 

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Don't know any local ladies that ride...will keep looking and hoping

Ride Safe and Sane,

Heather
Heather:

For years I've been hunting down other female riders - be aggressive, post on all the local forums. And know that at least half of them are co-dependent, another words, they'll only ride with their SO. It's frustrating, but I've built up a small group of women to ride with. And when you're together riding - it's simply the most incredible feeling of "Women Power".

Miki
 

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ladies to ride with

I live in a small town in Central KY...not that many motorcyclesto begin with. People are pretty straight laced around here....I haven't given up yet.

I may decide to invite a bunch of bikers from the forum to come to my place and camp next summer. I have 56 acres of woods and plenty of space to camp. lots of good bendy road to ride on too.

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I may decide to invite a bunch of bikers from the forum to come to my place and camp next summer. I have 56 acres of woods and plenty of space to camp. lots of good bendy road to ride on too.

Heather
I hosted the Pacific NW Hooligan Bbq last summer, and met several girls that way -so your campout idea sounds like a winner. Be sure to post the notice at all your local bike shops too and emphasize that you want lots of female riders there.

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You have some great ideas.....I will give some of them a shot.
How long have you been riding???

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Heather:

Some of the girls might fight you on this, but insist that your rides be "Girls Only" - when guys come, their testerone kicks in and kind of deflates the positive and enouraging aura the girls emanate from one another. Trust me on this.

Been on the street just a couple of years, on dirt for 14 years. My husband's an ex-AMA Pro Track Racer, and he didn't coddle me on the street, he pushed me really hard. Which turned out to be a good thing, cause when I ride with other people who have more years on the street, it always astounds me that while I'm thrashing my bike, they're so timid and almost hesitant with theirs.

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Great Idea

8) Great idea about the Ladies only rides. I may plan a Spring camp out here at my place!!!!

You were taught to be an aggressive rider from the start.I taught myself how to ride..... I am probably one of those people that are timid and hesitant. Almost had a bad wreck when I was peeling through come sweet curves in N. CA on my BMW...managed to pull out of it, but I have been fearful of taking curves fast ever since


Its cool that finally there are no guys up here!!!! the interest wore off.

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Heather:

When I first started riding twisties, I remember I went into the head on lane once. Although there were no cars, it really freaked me out. What happend to me after that is happening to you right now - it's called a mind f*ck. Learn the lesson, but push the fear farther and farther back into your head. You have to!!!! I don't ride wreckless, and never out of my abilities but I'm pushing, real hard, all the time. Sounds like you're doing really great, and you've got the ultimate mindset for a female sportbike rider, keep going!!!

As far as the guys go, do you mean on the "Ladies Only" forum. I really wish they'd beat it out of here. I mean this forum is titled "LADIES ONLY" so WTF? If we wanted to converse with them, we'd go into the General Bikes Forum. Sorry for the rant, but it kinda bugs me. I truly enjoy and respect other female riders, and that's why I go into this section.

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Nobody listen to anything Mikimoto has to say. She's a serious hooligan rider with a death wish. I think she's in that thing with Martha Stewart, too. Probably should be doing jail time herself.

Charlie
 
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