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« on: March 30, 2008, 11:10:06 PM »

Ok, here it goes: STN's attempt at a singular place to post up women-rider specific questions, suggestions and information. I respectfully request that the menfolk keep out unless they have an insightful and useful comment to make. Lurk all you like, but no snide remarks, please!

And just so you know, I am reserving the right to snip and prune and delete posts (in this thread only) as I see fit!!!! So any rude or crude comments won't be tolerated. I'd really like to see this as a place where women riders can share information on gear, bikes and riding that may otherwise be difficult to answer in a more general thread.

Thanks for everyone's cooperation  Bigok
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 10:10:00 AM »

I'll start with some links!  Bigok

http://www.womenridersnow.com

http://www.womenandmotorcycling.com/womenc/index.asp

http://www.womenssportbikerally.com

http://womensridingschool.tripod.com
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 12:09:54 PM »

http://www.femmoto.com/
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 12:10:54 PM »

just my 2 cents...

the first posts will get lost in a long, long thread.

Why not threate...errr request the management to start a new section for wimins, just like we have the Apparel & Gear Section?

The management can even make it so that only wimins posts can be viewed, so that toddrod's posts will be left on the cutting room floor. Wink

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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 07:55:20 PM »

I don't think that you need to duck for suggesting that Orson. I think it is a good idea.  Inlove

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 08:14:38 AM »

http://www.womenandmotorcycling.com/womenc/index.asp

AMA Women & Motorcycling Conference is on for '09. Date and location only, no details yet.
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2008, 11:24:49 PM »

Testosterone is the chemical of desire... whether sexual or winning competition events...

Anyone who has any doubts about the strength and fitness of women need to only to talk to Patty
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Her achievements against both men and women... her secret is testosterone...

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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 08:37:38 PM »

I have been much more fortunate finding women's sized gear in the last two years.  The industry is finally figuring out we have bucks to spend and more women are riding.  
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 09:03:04 PM »

Welcome Barb!  Bigok


I'm really fortunate that I can wear most men's gear without too much trouble, and if not, then there's a shop just a few miles from me that has a wide selection of woman-specific gear (Seattle Cycle Center)
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 09:15:55 PM »

I'm very small, 5'2" so I really have to shop specifically.  Even some women's things are too long.  
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 10:43:41 PM »

Eek Barb, I'm 5'3" and I can't put either foot on the ground when I sit on my DH's FZ1!! That is one tall and heavy bike!
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2008, 11:28:18 PM »


I have been much more fortunate finding women's sized gear in the last two years.  The industry is finally figuring out we have bucks to spend and more women are riding.  

It's so much better, even in the last year! I tried on the retina-burn yellow Olympia, and it fit so much better than I expected! I'm curvy, so men's gear has never fit me right. I feel so much better wearing gear that's not baggy in all the wrong places.  Thumbsup My first jacket (about 5 years ago) was basically a different sized man's jacket with no other adjustment to make it a "woman's" jacket.
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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2008, 07:10:04 AM »


Eek Barb, I'm 5'3" and I can't put either foot on the ground when I sit on my DH's FZ1!! That is one tall and heavy bike!


I have lowered it with dogbones.  It's very light compared to my last bike.  I had one that was 700 pounds but it was a cruiser.  No more cruisers for me.  I like the speed.
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2008, 09:53:04 PM »


Eek Barb, I'm 5'3" and I can't put either foot on the ground when I sit on my DH's FZ1!! That is one tall and heavy bike!

Here is a little help with the reaching the ground problem
http://www.helimot.com/shopexd.asp?id=73
These where made for real woman riders and give a 1 and 1/4 inch lift.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2008, 11:00:38 AM »

Are you saying that I'm not a real woman rider?  Sad  

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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2008, 03:50:56 PM »


Are you saying that I'm not a real woman rider?  Sad  

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Nope I was trying to say that they are made for woman that really do ride and not like those Icon things with the 3 inch heel and is like a inch wide so that they can try and look good on the back of something
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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2008, 09:46:16 AM »

I was just being silly. Blame it on inadequate reading comprehension (and lack of clinking the link.)  Embarassment
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2008, 10:30:20 AM »

I'm glad that there are more women's options but I have found that the sizing is usually way off.

I am a plus size woman and even though I find some women's gear in my size (18) it does not fit. I tried on a size 18 jacket once and couldn't zip it over my chest. That was a nice kick to the stomach.  Embarassment
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2008, 02:15:12 PM »


Are you saying that I'm not a real woman rider?  Sad  

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No one is officially a real women rider until they make it to WCRM 5...
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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2008, 08:08:28 PM »

International Female Ride Day, first Friday in May (May 2 this year)

http://www.motoress.com/femalerideday2008.asp
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