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Monica A

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It had been years...many years...since I had owned a motorcycle. Some friends bought bikes and I decided to get back into it. When I mentioned it to my wife she said, great I think that sounds like fun, maybe I should look into getting my license. The response I got from many of my friends. Was "your wife is going to let you?". Ha ha.

We are in our late 40s and my wife had never ridden before. She IMMEDIATELY took the the class, got her license and started on a 600 cc Honda Silverwing. She spent a year, and a few thousand miles, on that and then was ready for a bike. After a trip to bike week in Daytona, and riding a bunch of motorcycles, she settled on an 800cc cruiser. On more than one occasion she has said she is pissed that she did not start riding sooner. We really enjoy it. I ride a bit more spirited when it is "just the boys", but going out for a cruise with my wife is a lot of fun. For the time spent in the saddle, she is a good rider. I'd say better than I was at that experience level. I get a kick out of seeing her all geared up too.

I have a friend who rides also. She is vertically challended (short legs) and she likes Gizzers. She says the ergonimics fit her heigth and arm reach really well. It is hilarious to see her get off the bike to manuever it around a parking lot, but she does it really well. My hubby offers to help when we are together, but she insists pushing it around herself. Even up hills. I guess I'm spoiled, the hubby always helps me push mine when on a hill. heehee I'm such a princess...
 

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I got stuck on a car park once up in the hills. It was kind of flat, or so I thought, but in actual fact I'd parked it on a downwards slope and couldn't actually reverse the bike back when I wanted to leave. I got off the bike and was pulling it backwards with all my strength but it wouldn't budge. Fortunately a fire truck happened to turn up and a group of five firemen jumped out and helped me out. :)
 

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I got stuck on a car park once up in the hills. It was kind of flat, or so I thought, but in actual fact I'd parked it on a downwards slope and couldn't actually reverse the bike back when I wanted to leave. I got off the bike and was pulling it backwards with all my strength but it wouldn't budge. Fortunately a fire truck happened to turn up and a group of five firemen jumped out and helped me out. :)

Five firemen?

I might try that next time.

Stuck or not ;)
 

Monica A

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I got stuck on a car park once up in the hills. It was kind of flat, or so I thought, but in actual fact I'd parked it on a downwards slope and couldn't actually reverse the bike back when I wanted to leave. I got off the bike and was pulling it backwards with all my strength but it wouldn't budge. Fortunately a fire truck happened to turn up and a group of five firemen jumped out and helped me out. :)
I'd love to have some firemen come help me. :rockon::cheer:
 

Monica A

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Most of the women I see on bikes are either half and half or hogs. However, there is one here in Loganville that rides her own Harley that is HOT.........:rockon:

Bikes were made for guys to drive, not gals........

RS
You sound VERY sexist, but I'll ignore it as I ride past you on one of my triples in the twisties.
Hubby and I ride with a local group (@vegasrider) is one of them. The first time a new "guy" rider rides with him I can tell he's thinking "Cr$p a lady rider, she's going to hold us up). By the end of the first 100 miles they approach me to say how impressed they are with my skills. Usually end up following me the rest of the way. hahahaha

I've ridden with guys that were crap riders, so it goes both ways....
 

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You sound VERY sexist, but I'll ignore it as I ride past you on one of my triples in the twisties.
Hubby and I ride with a local group (@vegasrider) is one of them. The first time a new "guy" rider rides with him I can tell he's thinking "Cr$p a lady rider, she's going to hold us up). By the end of the first 100 miles they approach me to say how impressed they are with my skills. Usually end up following me the rest of the way. hahahaha

I've ridden with guys that were crap riders, so it goes both ways....
Hey Monica, just as well this "guy" hasnt shown his out of date views on the site since 2009. Girl riders are a gas, I'm always impressed when I see women as good as any bloke on the road and when they are newbies they are the same as any other. We all learn, but maybe Red Scorpion will take longer than some....
 

Pujazuba

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You sound VERY sexist, but I'll ignore it as I ride past you on one of my triples in the twisties.
Hubby and I ride with a local group (@vegasrider) is one of them. The first time a new "guy" rider rides with him I can tell he's thinking "Cr$p a lady rider, she's going to hold us up). By the end of the first 100 miles they approach me to say how impressed they are with my skills. Usually end up following me the rest of the way. hahahaha

I've ridden with guys that were crap riders, so it goes both ways....
What a silly thing to say by RS. Let one thing be clear, there's absolutely nothing that is only a man or a woman thing, not when it comes to hobbies, professions, capabilities or anything else I can think of apart from being able to give birth!! ;)
And it's just as silly to assume men are better at this or that!
:spank:

PS. I am a man myself and that should not matter. :thumbup:
 

Monica A

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What a silly thing to say by RS. Let one thing be clear, there's absolutely nothing that is only a man or a woman thing, not when it comes to hobbies, professions, capabilities or anything else I can think of apart from being able to give birth!! ;)
And it's just as silly to assume men are better at this or that!
:spank:

PS. I am a man myself and that should not matter. :thumbup:
I'm a teacher by profession. I always tell my students that "girls can do anything boys can do, and boys can do anything girls can do, except give birth". lol

I've lost count of how many times random male riders have asked me at gas stations, restaurants, etc. "do you have a sister that rides?" :rof:

Hubby and I just took a 7 day cruise to Alaska. We were in Skagway and saw a H-D rider. The rider wasn't wearing a helmet. I asked a local about the helmet law. He said that riders were not required to wear helmets, but pillions were required to wear a helmet. I thought that was weird. Does anyone know if that is the helmet law in Alaska?
 

Pujazuba

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I'm a teacher by profession. I always tell my students that "girls can do anything boys can do, and boys can do anything girls can do, except give birth". lol

Hubby and I just took a 7 day cruise to Alaska. We were in Skagway and saw a H-D rider. The rider wasn't wearing a helmet. I asked a local about the helmet law. He said that riders were not required to wear helmets, but pillions were required to wear a helmet. I thought that was weird. Does anyone know if that is the helmet law in Alaska?
Hehe, nice!

To me the pillion helmet rule makes sense in a weird way. Look at it this way, as the rider has a license, there is some kind of understanding of the risks and hazards involved with traffic and riding. And for some reason it has been left for the rider to decide if they want to put their life at serious risk.
BUT! A friend that might be interested in your bike but has zero knowledge of rules and risks of being on the back of a bike comes along. In which case the pillion is required to wear a helmet since he/she is not a rider with a license and might not be aware of the risks involved.
Wonder if I make any sense. :D
 

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QUOTE=Pujazuba;634220]Hehe, nice!

To me the pillion helmet rule makes sense in a weird way. Look at it this way, as the rider has a license, there is some kind of understanding of the risks and hazards involved with traffic and riding. And for some reason it has been left for the rider to decide if they want to put their life at serious risk.
BUT! A friend that might be interested in your bike but has zero knowledge of rules and risks of being on the back of a bike comes along. In which case the pillion is required to wear a helmet since he/she is not a rider with a license and might not be aware of the risks involved.
Wonder if I make any sense. :D[/QUOTE]

Anyone who rides without a helmet does not know the risk. So I see the operator and pillion as being clueless in that scenario. If it were a case of riding a pillion in an emergency I would wear my helmet for at least eye or projectile protection as I am the operator. If I become impaired my pillion is at more risk.

Maybe if I was giving someone a ride around the block, with that same helmet law, I would give the pillion the helmet.

I used to do a lot mountain biking and my helmet was my best friend in a couple of times on the trails.

After crash photo from mountain biking. When I crashed I had my helmet on.
 

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Monica A

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Hehe, nice!

To me the pillion helmet rule makes sense in a weird way. Look at it this way, as the rider has a license, there is some kind of understanding of the risks and hazards involved with traffic and riding. And for some reason it has been left for the rider to decide if they want to put their life at serious risk.
BUT! A friend that might be interested in your bike but has zero knowledge of rules and risks of being on the back of a bike comes along. In which case the pillion is required to wear a helmet since he/she is not a rider with a license and might not be aware of the risks involved.
Wonder if I make any sense. :D
QUOTE=Pujazuba;634220]Hehe, nice!

To me the pillion helmet rule makes sense in a weird way. Look at it this way, as the rider has a license, there is some kind of understanding of the risks and hazards involved with traffic and riding. And for some reason it has been left for the rider to decide if they want to put their life at serious risk.
BUT! A friend that might be interested in your bike but has zero knowledge of rules and risks of being on the back of a bike comes along. In which case the pillion is required to wear a helmet since he/she is not a rider with a license and might not be aware of the risks involved.
Wonder if I make any sense. :D



I always say "only cover the parts you want to keep" I think that road rash is harder to heal than broken bones.

Also, the bugs all over my face is icky enough to make me want to wear a full-face helmet everytime.
 
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Motogiro

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I always say "only cover the parts you want to keep" I think that road rash is harder to heal than broken bones.

Also, the bugs all over my face is icky enough to make me want to wear a full-face helmet everytime.
Mon,

That wound did take an aweful long time to heal. It would ooze and I would be stuck to the sheets in the morning. I just happened to be friends with one of the worlds leading wound care specialists and she told me what to get and how to care for it. This woman was beyond in her ability to help people when doctors were at a loss. We just lost her this year and I will always be broken hearted because of who she was and how she treated people medically and spiritually. Her name was Judith Greenhaw.
 

Monica A

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Mon,

That wound did take an aweful long time to heal. It would ooze and I would be stuck to the sheets in the morning. I just happened to be friends with one of the worlds leading wound care specialists and she told me what to get and how to care for it. This woman was beyond in her ability to help people when doctors were at a loss. We just lost her this year and I will always be broken hearted because of who she was and how she treated people medically and spiritually. Her name was Judith Greenhaw.
I'm so sorry for your loss. We need more people like Judith. Wound care is a much needed medical treatment, and I know doctors don't spend too much time on it. Not only for us bike riders but others. Hopefully, she passed her knowledge onto someone else so her legacy can live on.
 
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