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Old 09-26-2007, 06:34 AM   #766
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....and the biggest thing I miss is having stuff that makes me feel like a woman. Not like there's any time for that stuff(heels, dresses, etc.) but sometimes it's nice to feel attractive in nice clothing with your hair done, a bit of makeup on with some nice strappy shoes. Instead it's helmet hair, man pants and dirty shirts.

But the adventure sure makes up for it!
Heidi, you'd look beautiful in a shopping bag.

Just saying.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:13 AM   #767
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Heidi, you'd look beautiful in a shopping bag.

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Old 09-26-2007, 11:39 AM   #768
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Clothes and cosmetics shouldn't "make the woman"
That's just the wrapper...
No one I know throws out the candy bar and eats the wrapper!

Character and soul come from inside, not outside.


I truly believe that.

BUT, I agree... it IS nice to feel CLEAN!!!...Love the insightful and clever "toilet back bath" tips...very ingenious and resourceful!!!
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:29 PM   #769
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Clothes and cosmetics shouldn't "make the woman"
That's just the wrapper...
No one I know throws out the candy bar and eats the wrapper!

Character and soul come from inside, not outside.

I truly believe that.

BUT, I agree... it IS nice to feel CLEAN!!!...Love the insightful and clever "toilet back bath" tips...very ingenious and resourceful!!!
I like what you say and I agree it's what's on the inside that's important not the pretty packaging. The other side of it is we're surrounded by people, men mostly, that if that wrapper isn't pretty enough they won't bother to look for the sweet filling inside.

To add insult to injury there are way to many people out there that think if a woman rides a motorcycle and isn't with a man or partner she is a slut on the hunt for the first man that will jump in bed with her. I keep hoping these types of attitudes will change but so far they haven't. I'm always disappointed when I encounter another &%$# who thinks this way. It's not as bad as it used to be but it's still there. Many of the wives/girlfriends think the female rider is after her man and some of the men think - - - - Ah heck who know what men think (Oops I got off on a bit of a tangent)

It's difficult to ride a motorcycle and look feminine, I gave up on that a long time ago. I do try to keep clean and wear a little makeup because it at least makes me feel a little bit better. There are those that say wear pretty lacey panties and bras to feel more feminine but for riding they just make me feel uncomfortable and certainly not pretty

Motorcycling is predominately a man's sport, it's difficult some times finding the balance between being a woman and a motorcyclist. There are trade offs in everything and what we accept for ourselves needs to be worth it. I love motorcycling so I will give up other things to enjoy it.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:51 PM   #770
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[quote=Ladybug0048]I like what you say and I agree it's what's on the inside that's important not the pretty packaging. The other side of it is we're surrounded by people, men mostly, that if that wrapper isn't pretty enough they won't bother to look for the sweet filling inside. "


Thanks!
I see your point, But I stand by my (perhaps naive) opinion .
I have had more men approach me when I felt the least attractive, but had a smile on my face...and perhaps a little dirt ,too!
Men honestly don't seem to give a poop about what you wear or how much you spend on your clothes/shoes.
...At least not the ones that matter.
And since when is a man's opinion so important that you forgo your own comfort in order to "impress" him?
( I personally am into riding for ME, not anyone else, so don't give a shit what anyone else thinks or says.)
They prefer ya naked, anyhow, as far as I can determine!
Most men I have met have been supportive of my riding...I don't stick around long enough to listen to the one's that aren't!!!

("Those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind"...or something to that effect...Dr. Seuss quote)
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:18 AM   #771
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Eh?

do n00bs/future riders count??
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:33 AM   #772
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Men honestly don't seem to give a poop about what you wear or how much you spend on your clothes/shoes.
...At least not the ones that matter.
And since when is a man's opinion so important that you forgo your own comfort in order to "impress" him?
They prefer ya naked, as far as I can determine!
Most men I have met have been supportive of my riding...I don't stick around long enough to listen to the one's that aren't!!!

("Those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind"...or something to that effect...Dr. Seuss quote)
Ah yes, I need to learn not to post when I'm tired since sometimes my thought processes and what I type aren't saying the same thing. I totally agree men that matter don't care what you wear or that the package isn't model perfect. Not only men but people in general. Other women can be just as bad or worse at discounting another female because of their looks. I'm not talking sexually here, I'm talking about just acquaintances, people you might or might not spend time with.

There are a lot of great people out there that are very supportive of women riders. I have had the pleasure of meeting people from all walks of life that have approached me because I am a female and ride just to chat. It's tons of fun and adds to the experience of riding.

I only encounter a stinker once in a while and for some reason when that happens it sticks with me much to long and the bitterness shows through (sorry that's what was rearing it's ugly head in the last post).

I think we all agree what we wear when we are riding should be what we are comfortable in not what will look good or appealing to some one else that doesn't matter.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:40 AM   #773
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Men honestly don't seem to give a poop about what you wear or how much you spend on your clothes/shoes.
...At least not the ones that matter.
And since when is a man's opinion so important that you forgo your own comfort in order to "impress" him?
They prefer ya naked, as far as I can determine!
Most men I have met have been supportive of my riding...I don't stick around long enough to listen to the one's that aren't!!!
I couldn't agree with you more....
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:03 PM   #774
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do n00bs/future riders count??
Welcome to the Asylum, wickedxgrl, although I hope your handle doesn't
signify that you are no longer a female of the species.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:50 PM   #775
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Welcome to the Asylum, wickedxgrl, although I hope your handle doesn't
signify that you are no longer a female of the species.
Ah, heh. Trust me, I'm all girl! Recent email addy change earlier this year... Liked the name and spelling so much that I've used it for other things. Thanks for the welcome!
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:00 PM   #776
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I am new to this site, new to the dirt but eager to learn - and all woman.
Where in New England can I go to learn to ride - or is it just do it.....
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:56 AM   #777
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I am new to this site, new to the dirt but eager to learn - and all woman.
Where in New England can I go to learn to ride - or is it just do it.....
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Welcome to the Asylum, DirtGIRL!

Here's a good place to start:

http://www.msf-usa.org/
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:44 AM   #778
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Hey, just joined up a few days ago. . . got my R1200GS last Saturday!

52 years a'breathing, 38 riding. We thought it was time to explore the dirt roads; the highways are getting too crowded, what with the cagers and the cops. I still love the hum of kneesliders on pavement, but this is gonna be fun!
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:51 AM   #779
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I am new to this site, new to the dirt but eager to learn - and all woman.
Where in New England can I go to learn to ride - or is it just do it.....
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Try looking up a NETRA club in your neighborhood.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:58 AM   #780
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here's another female rider

I read the part of the thread about how hard it is for you gals to find clothing for tall girls. I'm not as tall as some of you ("only" 5'10") but do have something like a 38.5 inseam. I live in Italy, which is VERY slowly beginning to tailor to women over 5'5" and can barely find clothes to wear every day. Topwise I have no problems but finding a pair of jeans can be nerve-wraking not to mention riding pants. I have tried them all (except BMW which are a bit over budget right now). I just had to buy pants which were too short

When I was getting ready to ride to the ISle of Man for the TT I bought those leggings you wear over hiking boots so my trouser legs wouldn't ride up over my boots (I hate that!!!!!) and then I' just went out and bought a pair of taller boots. And here we have the next problem. I'm tall but have small feet and hands for my height so boots made for women (or children) are usually pretty low!!!!!

Don't know if it's easy to get a hold of Spidi products in the States but they do design some awsome stuff tailored specifically for women. And they do lots of colors too (from classic black to pink!).

Hopefully I will be riding to Germany (the land of giants compared to here) some time soon and will spend all I have in gear.

Welcome ladygodiva,
I was in Italy last October,The Dolomites,Mt Bianco,Stelvio,Gran San Bernardo........Great places to ride.
38.5" inseam?? Nice
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