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by kawgurl
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: minor disaster averted - just red in the face...
Replies: 7
Views: 9157

minor disaster averted - just red in the face...

...so my husband and I ride up to our local Kawi dealer last Saturday to find out they had a customer appreciation event going on (I apparently didn't get the memo). I pull in behind him and proceed to get so distracted by all the goings-on that I yanked a bit hard on the front brake while coming to...
by kawgurl
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Hello Ladies!
Replies: 14
Views: 14266

Thanks for the welcome everybody! I have a whopping 50 miles under mybelt now! :) Practice makes perfect so they say. I even made it to the local McDonalds the other day with my son. What a blast! (had to leave my neighborhood and the High school parking lot and actually get out on a real road! ha ...
by kawgurl
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Women Riders: I ride for freedom and joy
Replies: 4
Views: 7457

Re: Women Riders: I ride for freedom and joy

I would have ridden horses a hundred or so years ago. Today that is impractical so I ride an Iron Horse that gives me the same sensory feedback that a quivering or galloping horse did then. I smell the flowers. I see the people and are still one with them even though I travel quickly through their ...
by kawgurl
Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Manitoba
Replies: 17
Views: 7222

GLsouris wrote: Oak Lake is not that far away, and as a matter of fact, I grew up in Kemnay, between Oak Lake and Brandon.
Oh no kidding - Kemnay - I know it well...! Small world for sure. :D
by kawgurl
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: How large a bike is too much...
Replies: 19
Views: 15898

She had the same complaint that it was heavy eps. when taking off from a standstill. When I tried it and think I found out why. It's power band seems raised a bit up the RPM scale. So it doesn't come off a stand still as agile as most V-Twins. But the power makes it a more bearable bike from 10 -70...
by kawgurl
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: How large a bike is too much...
Replies: 19
Views: 15898

[quote="Ryethil"][quote="mazer"] So what do I tell a woman who is convinced that nothing smaller than a VStar 950 is too small. Mostly they're not true newbies and this their first medium to large bike. At what point should I caution someone that they maybe going a bit too fast or you really can't d...
by kawgurl
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Manitoba
Replies: 17
Views: 7222

Hello Larry from Souris - welcome from a former neighbour Manitoban (Oak Lake - now in Alberta). Great looking older bike! My husband rides a Valkyrie and loves his Honda.
by kawgurl
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too many fatalities this year already
Replies: 45
Views: 11023

I'm 39 years old and still get the phone calls from my mother to see if it was me......

They also said that the guy that he was racing took off, choosing to save his own skin rather than help someone who was dying. Bummer.[/quote]


Ugh...
by kawgurl
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: NOT TO DO with a passanger
Replies: 14
Views: 3667

I don't know... I just don't see anything funny about this video. Maybe we'd all see it that way if they kept the video going a few more second and you saw the skin being scraped from her body and the blood dancing on the pavement as a beautiful woman was transformed in to a scarred for life, fille...
by kawgurl
Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too many fatalities this year already
Replies: 45
Views: 11023

Another death on the Calgary streets last night - the radio announcement went something like this: "rider on a sport bike doing 200 km/hr on Deefoot Trail (our main freeway/thoroughfare) loses control and rear ends vehicle"...

:frusty:
by kawgurl
Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Canadian World Domination...
Replies: 221
Views: 55548

Fargo360 wrote: I bet a bottle of Alberta Premium Rye on it.
(we call it "Highwood Plywood" in this neck of the woods) :shock: :laughing:
by kawgurl
Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How do you keep your mind from running of on all day rides.
Replies: 16
Views: 6414

I am usually plugged into my MP3 player when I'm riding on the highway. :music: I do tend to turn it down or completely off when in heavy traffic or the city just as a precaution. I use small soft ear buds that I love and clip the player to my jacket where I have quick and easy access to the volume ...
by kawgurl
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Odd or Strange food...
Replies: 18
Views: 5468

MZ33 wrote:....grape popcorn, surprisingly good! Better than their homemade cheese popcorn, in fact. But that wouldn't have taken much. It was . . . moist! Ew!
LOL this just made me laugh and I had to comment. :laugh5:
by kawgurl
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Your Biggest Fear on the Road
Replies: 27
Views: 5282

Probably my biggest fear is the twitter girls making that infamous left turn in front of me. I'm with you on that one, Gunslinger - but it's not just Twitter "girls" - it's everyone you see by these days has one hand on the wheel and one hand on the cell phone in front of them - thumb typing like m...
by kawgurl
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: '09 1700's
Replies: 1
Views: 2070

'09 1700's

Hi Kawi riders! Anyone else out there riding the new Nomad/Voyager 1700? How are you liking it? 1600 kms (Canadian, eh) on mine and loving the power and torque alot, but hating that stock seat. Mustang says they won't have anything out for it until August sometime, so I guess I'll be having a local ...
by kawgurl
Sun May 24, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: honda valkyrie 1500
Replies: 2
Views: 3015

Re: honda valkyrie 1500

I was checking if any knew how good the Honda Valkyrie fit tall people over 6'4' I dont like the feel when my knees are up in my chest. I like the style of the bike but the foot pegs look like they are back where the ride would be uncomfortable for a tall person. Any comments please Oceanbreeze - m...
by kawgurl
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 13 th
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

Thanks, slimcolo! :lol:

Same to you for Nov 27th!
by kawgurl
Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies - Preparing for First Tour
Replies: 18
Views: 11287

Just my two cents on this thread............just a mish-mash of 'stuff': Preparing for touring gets easier the more you do it I have found. You learn to weed out what it is you don't really need - and generaly replace them with something that - oops - you maybe forgot the previous trip. Making a bik...
by kawgurl
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: My New Harley Davidson
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

Will...congrats! Nice ride - and indeed I'm jealous. :mrgreen: I have a soft spot for the Street Glide - and one day.....one day....I hope to own one myself.

Enjoy!
by kawgurl
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What's the weirdest thing you've encountered on a bike trip?
Replies: 37
Views: 19007

.... see a... what the...? was that a... ? No, I think it... what the heck is a dead horse doing hooves-up on the side of the road?! Had the exact same experience coming into Browning MT last summer - only it was MULTIPLE horses - both sides of the ditch! Browning is on a reserve where they allow t...