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Old 05-05-2014, 04:59 AM   #2986
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Hi folks! I'm a new rider! I only have about 2000 miles under my belt. I love it!

-E from ATL
Scout, there's an awesome training facility right near you in Alpharetta - disregard if you already know about it. They offer all sorts of classes from BRC and ERC to trike, ATV, and dirtbike. They offer a ladies only class called Skirts in the Dirt, as well as one day dirt classes but the best thing they have is the two day dirt class (I've done it 3x and my son's done it 4x, we try to go once a year to brush up and learn something new.) You use their dirtbike, and all their gear. Just show up with a good attitude and a sack lunch. Last year it was $230 for the whole weekend IIRC. In fact, if you wanna do it holler and I may make it down for your class (we haven't done it yet this year.)

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Old 05-09-2014, 06:04 AM   #2987
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Can't remember if I rode on the 3rd or not. Wait, of course I did, but it was probably groceries or something like that. dur. Or chasing my 13YO around the yard on his XR100. Yup, I bought my younger son a dirt bike! Woohooooo!!!!!

My comment on starting small: It depends on the rider. I started mid-size, and still am riding the stupid thing because it's perfect. I had a little 250 for a while, and I don't think I would have appreciated it as much as I did if it was my first bike.

Going to look at a Sherpa this coming week, hopefully bringing it home. I want to get some dirt skills using the lighter bike with more ground clearance. Actually, if it's as much fun as the little CBR was.... it could see even more duty.
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:01 AM   #2988
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I ended up riding over wknd because I was coaching an MSF class in ABQ. I didn't realize it was International Female Ride Day... Makes me happy to think the class was more then half women.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:01 PM   #2989
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I haven't tried a lot of women's gear because the inseam is usually too short (as are arms and shoulders). They design for a 5'5" size 8 (well upholstered) not a 5'10" size 8 (my arms are longer than male friends 4" taller)
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:19 PM   #2990
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To those who have children......
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!


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Old 05-12-2014, 10:43 PM   #2991
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That's very sweet Ray!
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:16 AM   #2992
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did not know there was a women's thread :)

I am from Pensacola, FL but will be coming to Morganton, GA tomorrow for weekend with KLX250 with knobbies and CBR600. I am looking to ride some challenging dual sport.... anyone?
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:44 PM   #2993
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2 weeks in Utah & Nevada, & new mesh jacket

Last month, we took a two-week motorcycle route, 2989 miles / 4810.329 kilometres, from Oregon, quickly through Idaho, into Utah and Nevada, and back to Oregon.

The trip included Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Moab, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Goblin Valley - Utah State Park, Anasazi State Park Museum, Bryce Canyon National Park, Great Basin National Park, camping on BLM land, Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, and a crash, by me, on the notorious Shafer Switchbacks (anyone else out there done them?).

Here's the long-winded, way-more-than-you-want-to-know travelogue, and here are about 90 photos (the photos each have descriptions - hard to see on the "new" flickr unless you do a slide show). And you can just read about the crash, if you want (yes, of course there are photos).

My husband had been nagging me to get a mesh jacket for the trip. I wasn't convinced... but then, on the ADV women riders group on Facebook, I wrote I was going on this trip & someone said I was going to die without a mesh jacket... so I went to LeatherUp and bought the cheapest one I could find that still looked safe. Oh mighty Isis, was THAT ever a great purchase. I just wish I could have gotten it in green or even gray instead of PINK!
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:27 AM   #2994
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You'll get the switchbacks eventually. I had trouble a couple of times on my Alps trip, you really have to look trough them and it is not so easy because you are looking for something that you can't see. So you have to look for where it could be and yeah.

I'm glad you are ok now!
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:58 PM   #2995
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This thread needs a bump again.

Current bike is an 2000 Aprillia Pegaso on knobbies. (akin to, but better and sexier than, the BMW Funduro F650 of that era). I have finally found the motorcycle that sings to me and blows my skirt up. Although I do lust after the Husky TR650 Terra.

My husband and I own a motor-sport friendly event-based campground in SW NH. (4WD trails on the property). Look us up if you ever need a place to tent/RV/ride in the area!

Just figured I'd say "Hi!" again.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:05 AM   #2996
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With luck this year will rival 2012 in terms of miles/time spent on the bike. So far I've spent two weeks on a solo trip from Houston to Key West and back up the east coast to finally click South Carolina off my ride map.

In May I'll be taking part in my brother's 50th birthday trip from Mexico to Canada. It will be me, my three biological brothers and two might as well be brothers who went to school with my brothers, calling my parents "mom and dad". All the other bikes will be BMWs from GS to K series I'll be riding my Aprilia Scarabeo. Should be an interesting trip.

Between the Key West trip and my brother's birthday ride I'll have 3 of the 4 mainland 48 corners. I really wish I had more time off work so I could pick up the New England states to get that final corner and complete my US continental ride map (picked up Alaska last year.)

By the time this second trip is over I'll have over 9,000 miles this year. So far my record for one year was 14,428.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:35 AM   #2997
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Looks like you have fun plans ahead. Have a great time.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:48 PM   #2998
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The pair of GoGo Girl Kevlar leggings I ordered cam in on Monday. Today I had a chance to try them on. I think I'm in love they are so soft and almost cuddly despite having CE rated knee amour (the first I've found that don't irritate the scar tissue over the plate I have in my knee after my accident two years ago).

In looks I'd call them jeggings more than leggings with the two front pockets. I ordered an 8 and they fit like my size 8 Levis so true to size. At 5'7" the length is a bit long but wearing boots you won't see it and the knee pads line up well. If you look closely you can see a slight outline of the kneepads put the cross stitching makes it less noticeable while keeping the knees from bagging out after riding.

I was thinking that between the leggings and the armored hoodie it would almost feel like riding in pajamas. Can't wait to give them a good workout on my California trip in May.
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:02 PM   #2999
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I raised my GS to normal height. It's perfect now.
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:26 PM   #3000
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The pair of GoGo Girl Kevlar leggings I ordered cam in on Monday. Today I had a chance to try them on. I think I'm in love they are so soft and almost cuddly despite having CE rated knee amour (the first I've found that don't irritate the scar tissue over the plate I have in my knee after my accident two years ago).

In looks I'd call them jeggings more than leggings with the two front pockets. I ordered an 8 and they fit like my size 8 Levis so true to size. At 5'7" the length is a bit long but wearing boots you won't see it and the knee pads line up well. If you look closely you can see a slight outline of the kneepads put the cross stitching makes it less noticeable while keeping the knees from bagging out after riding.

I was thinking that between the leggings and the armored hoodie it would almost feel like riding in pajamas. Can't wait to give them a good workout on my California trip in May.
I can't wait to try those!
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