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Old 09-08-2010, 07:59 AM   #2236
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I will be doing a lot of trail riding. So that I can go out with Grtwhite. I wear a kids size 5 or 6. I did try on a pair of dirt bike boots. I don't now how people can walk in them. (kids size).
They one thing that I did find was my jacket. (3 season.) Olympia (XS) and a pair of gloves just as will. The boots are the only thing that I'm haveing problems with.
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:39 PM   #2237
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I will be doing a lot of trail riding. So that I can go out with Grtwhite. I wear a kids size 5 or 6. I did try on a pair of dirt bike boots. I don't now how people can walk in them. (kids size).
They one thing that I did find was my jacket. (3 season.) Olympia (XS) and a pair of gloves just as will. The boots are the only thing that I'm haveing problems with.
I found the "moulded" sole boots were easier to walk in than the ones with the stitched bottoms. Of course they are made better and consequently more expensive.

You are lucky that you have small enough feet to get away with kids sizes. You will save $.


Riding boots are for riding.

Worry more about them fitting you correctly. Don't limit yourself to boots that are comfortable to walk in. Do Keep in mind the padding will most likely compact after their initial break in. A good pair of riding boots can last you a few years, so make sure you like them and they fit and they are safe.

When I first got mine, I couldn't figure out how to walk or shift in them. I even started a thread on here asking for help. Some a$$hole basically told me to shut up and stop complaining.

After some advice from an off road coach, I was finally able to shift (painfully) in them. Fast forward a few months and now I don't like riding in anything BUT....

I still would not choose to put my Alpine Star Tech 3's on to go for a hike but I've graduated from walking like a cripple to walking like a normal person for quick jaunts in convenience stores and the like...

I had such a hard time getting used to off road boots that I went back to the store a week after I purchased them and asked the guy at the counter "What gives...these boots suck. How the hell do people do this?"

He told me his always break in right before he needs a new pair... He said he has a $300+pair of Sidi's that finally broke in...2 years after he purchased them and now it's time for a new pair.

Looking back, I realize my problem was that I was getting used to a different style of riding and a different style of boot all at the same time. The boots are and were fantastic and now that I've logged more miles in them I understand why the details of a good boot that make them uncomfortable off the bike make them VERY comfortable on the bike...
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:13 AM   #2238
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One of the things I like about SIDI boots is that they're the only ones with a hinged ankle. This makes shifting and walking much easier because they flex. I have the Mini Force kids boots which are similar to the Crossfire's for off-road and the Adventure for street riding.

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Old 09-09-2010, 10:37 AM   #2239
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I don't trail blaze.. But I love my Sidi OnRoad boots..
100% h2o proof,and good for hiking in as well...
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:14 AM   #2240
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Hey Ladies, it looks like we have some stuff going on. LadyD has a ride report coming up soon and those are always good plus it's nice to see a little input on riding gear. I've always had a difficult time finding gear.


Last spring I we did an All Women's Adventure Camp just south of Seattle and a few of you mentioned you might want to look into it for next year. We're working on getting it set up again. If you even have a remote interest in it go to this thread and vote for which date would work best for you: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618534

This camp/class is women only, although at this point there isn't the availability of women instructors so we do have two male instructors and one man that brings the BMWs for us to test ride. It's a time for us without the male influence/help. It's a great way to gain new skills and tons of fun.

It is a bit spendy at least in the terms of my checkbook but learning to be a better rider is worth it. Last year it was a few dollars short of $400.00 but after completing it I felt it was worth every cent.

A couple gals flew in and rented bikes, the school has rentals and I think it was $50 for the rental.

If you are able come join us for tons of fun and you too can learn to do this:



Naw, that's not me, that's my buddy Rainbow007. She rocks!

And as for me in a couple days I'm hauling my DR200 to Moab, Utah to go check out all those red rocks and canyons. I'll do a ride report when I return.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:34 PM   #2241
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Enjoy your ride I love Moab .. And the whole state of Utah....

Well all the photos are up loaded..So the rr is coming ...

BTW Great photo !!
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:49 PM   #2242
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I will be doing a lot of trail riding. So that I can go out with Grtwhite. I wear a kids size 5 or 6. I did try on a pair of dirt bike boots. I don't now how people can walk in them. (kids size).
They one thing that I did find was my jacket. (3 season.) Olympia (XS) and a pair of gloves just as will. The boots are the only thing that I'm haveing problems with.
Hi Ladies!

Little Rider, Extreme Supply has some size 38 Sidi Stingers on eBAY. Like Lobster Grrl said, the hinged ankle makes shifting & walking a lot easier. I think when Sidi discontinued the Mini Force, they came out with the Stinger, and now Motonation has quit importing the Stinger (actually Sidi might have discontinued them entirely because I don't see them as readily available overseas, either). I recently bought their big brothers, the Sidi Chargers, but I just don't have a Sidi foot (too much volume). The Chargers were AWESOME though, very lightweight for the protection offered. I had to send them back and ended up with Gaerne SG10's. The Gaerne's are also hinged and also awesome, but a good bit heavier. I don't know why Gaerne doesn't hinge their youth model.

I'm recovering from a broken foot and have re-thunk all of my riding footwear. I've got some Fox Comp 5 shorty boots on the way to use for street and mild offroad, and will use the SG10's for the gnarly stuff.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:00 AM   #2243
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Any of yall ride around middle tennessee?
Id love to get a group together to ride!!
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:15 PM   #2244
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I'm just getting starting to ride. I have a small problem. I can not find the right boots. I have small feet. I would like to know what kind of boots or shoe's that the girls are wearing.
I like Gaernes and Alpinestars, and wear a men's size 6 (or a woman's 7 to 8). I look for a European size - around 39. Sometimes it depends on the boot, so be sure to try some on before putting out the money.
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:44 PM   #2245
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Any of yall ride around middle tennessee?
Id love to get a group together to ride!!

I get that way from time to time...
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:06 PM   #2246
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sweet! im always looking for some riding buddys.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:11 PM   #2247
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Howdy All,

Been lurking around for awhile, so I figured I'd introduce myself and jump into the fun and games . Started riding about 3 years ago as part of my mid-life crisis, and I adore it! My favorite riding is on the twistie back roads, with a bit of dirt thrown in. Haven't done any hard core dirt riding (mainly dirt roads), but getting back in the woods is fun. The Women's Adventure Camp looks like a blast - I've put that on the to-do-if-possible list! Here's a couple of the most "adv"-like pics I have so far - (I apologize if the pic size is goofy - I'll figure out posting here eventually...). Looking forward to reading about everyone's adventures!

Shasta Bally last fall - that's my DRZ 400 SM:


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Old 09-13-2010, 07:16 PM   #2248
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Super stoked. My hubby and I are leaving NJ next Thursday heading up to our home on the coast of Maine. Stopping in Wilmington VT, then Weld ME for BKMLWR's motorcycle gathering in honor of his late son. Well be cage free for 3 weeks and Im so excited!

Ill be sure to do a decent ride report when I get back, as we just got a GoPro camera and a kodak ZX3 for some sick HD footage. If you see me and Zippy give us a salute! We will be traveling mostly secondary roads and the like ( rt 100, 2 etc), staying off major highways for the most part to enjoy the beautiful foliage and for the stress free ride.

I think I have my gear all squared away, if I forget something or need something Ill just get it on it the road or deal. lol
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:45 PM   #2249
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Welcome New gals




Part 1 of The Natchez RR is up...
Part 2 is coming...

The Ride to The NatchezTrace ...
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