Other Women Acutally RIDE?

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Other Women Acutally RIDE?

#1 Unread post by ErnCol » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:41 pm

Until now, I'd ignored this part of the forum, assuming it was from all those women sitting behind their men.
My husband and I take our bikes out all the time, and I swear I haven't seen one other female rider!
I get the weirdest looks at gas/rest stops when I take my helmet off!
Of course, I'm all sweaty with matted, wet hair cause I'm wearing full-on riding gear.
Somehow those women on the back of the bikes always look perfect in their stupid little half helmets, tank tops and short shorts.
They also look totally bored sitting back there putting their life in someone else's hands...bet they couldn't even ride the bike if something happened to him!
My husband knows I'd make a lousy passenger and he'd rather have a riding buddy anyway.
Anyway, enough ranting...I'll read this section on a regular basis now.

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#2 Unread post by Thumper » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:38 pm

ErnCol wrote: Somehow those women on the back of the bikes always look perfect in their stupid little half helmets, tank tops and short shorts.
I ride because I want to. Perhaps they ride on the back because that's what THEY want to do. No reason to judge anyone for where they sit on the bike. Riding (even on the pillion) is all about risk assessment; if they accept the risk of wearing what they wear, that's their business.

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#3 Unread post by Shorts » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:35 pm

Other Women Acutally RIDE?

Crazy idea huh? :laughing:


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#4 Unread post by goodies » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:50 am

I would rather ride my own, but occassionly it is nice to ride #*itch. :D

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#5 Unread post by Nalian » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:28 pm

While I love that my wife rides her own bike, I think it would be nice occasionally to ride on the same bike.

As long as the person is having fun and it's what they wanna do, good for them.

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#6 Unread post by NancyP » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:18 pm

goodies wrote:I would rather ride my own, but occassionly it is nice to ride #*itch. :D
Here, here! Like I've said before, being a woman, it's my perogative on which way I'd like to ride that day :mrgreen:

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#7 Unread post by Lion_Lady » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:59 am

Nalian wrote:While I love that my wife rides her own bike, I think it would be nice occasionally to ride on the same bike.

As long as the person is having fun and it's what they wanna do, good for them.
TeeHEE how about this??
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Hubby and me, heading home from the Cape Fear Rally in Wilmington, NC. Hubby's bike spewed 3/4 of it's oil on Rt 40 and seized. So we had to ride home two up on my bike.

I love to ride... have taken my daughter all over as pillion (to Atlanta for the '07 AMA Women in Motorcycling Conference).

Great fun to ride alongside him to fun places like TN, NC, Western MD and Central VA, etc. etc.

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#8 Unread post by Z » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:09 am

HA! My husbands bike broke down one day and he REFUSED to ride behind me. He waited for one of his friends to pick him up...lol

I honestly don't have anything against women passengers, I too was one at one point in time. Some don't ride because they don't trust thier abilities and personaly i'd rather have them stay as passenger than be a hazard on the road. Whom ever is out on the road on two (or three) wheels is sharing the same risk and enjoying the same freedom.
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#9 Unread post by Iamjustifyd » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:51 am

I don't know about anyone else, but I've never really felt safe riding with someone else. If the bike went down I felt as tho I would just be stuck between driver and backrest. Don't know if that's the case tho.
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#10 Unread post by RocketGirl » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:19 pm

ErnCol wrote:I swear I haven't seen one other female rider!
In my area, I think I've recognized maybe a handful of female riders. So, it's pretty cool when I see another going by.

My husband switched out his stock seat for a Mustang. I just recently started commuting (2 or 3 days) to work on my bike and he works from home, so if we have a need to run an errand during the week, I'll ride pillion on his V-Star 650.

I actually like it for a change of pace; I get to enjoy more of the scenery. 8)

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#11 Unread post by Thumper » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:58 pm

Z wrote:HA! My husbands bike broke down one day and he REFUSED to ride behind me. He waited for one of his friends to pick him up...lol
:lol: Mine *wants* to ride behind me (haven't let him yet.) He says it's "in case" something breaks down and I need to carry him as a passenger, but really, I think he figures he can cop a feel and there's nothing I can do to stop him at 50 mph... :laughing:

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#12 Unread post by Iamjustifyd » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:15 pm

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Z wrote:HA! My husbands bike broke down one day and he REFUSED to ride behind me. He waited for one of his friends to pick him up...lol
:lol: Mine *wants* to ride behind me (haven't let him yet.) He says it's "in case" something breaks down and I need to carry him as a passenger, but really, I think he figures he can cop a feel and there's nothing I can do to stop him at 50 mph... :laughing:
He might want to rethink that...it could be very dangerous :laughing: I could see just what ya'll would tell the police and EMT :naughty:
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#13 Unread post by ofblong » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:57 pm

uhh I see a woman rider just about every single day. No im not talking about the pasenger.
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#14 Unread post by Lion_Lady » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:14 am

Z wrote:HA! My husbands bike broke down one day and he REFUSED to ride behind me. He waited for one of his friends to pick him up...lol
Well, in our situation, hubby woulda waited a loooong time. "Home" from Wilmington is Baltimore, MD. Nearly 400 miles. We switched piloting duties for the trip home. So neither of us was stretched too thinly.

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#15 Unread post by ErnCol » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:42 pm

To "Z"
My husband and I agree with you about women passengers. If they can't ride right, don't ride, but my hubby also says that some men should be passengers too.
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#16 Unread post by MZ33 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:58 am

Years ago, as soon as I heard about the nickname for riding pillion, I decided I wasn't going to be there.

And yet, I was mentioning this to a guy and he told me his wife had no interest in riding except as pillion, and she actually embraces the nickname. To each his/her own, I guess!
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#17 Unread post by IcyHound » Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:48 pm

I refuse to ride on the back of anyone's bike. I wrestle with the concept that people want to, but then I also wrestle with being a home maker. I just don't understand it applied to myself.

Ever since the other half got his vstrom he suggests now and then that I try riding with him. I respond with a healthy 'no' accented with a few curses in case he wasn't sure about how I felt.

I see women riders about once or twice a month around here.
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#18 Unread post by flw » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:32 pm

I only rode on the back of anothers bike when I didn't have one of my own.

I also perfer passengers find someone else to ride with as its harder to control the bike with either a guy or gal than has no clue.
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#19 Unread post by ofblong » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:37 pm

flw wrote:I only rode on the back of anothers bike when I didn't have one of my own.

I also perfer passengers find someone else to ride with as its harder to control the bike with either a guy or gal than has no clue.
thats why you explain to them what it is they exactly need to do BEFORE you even let them on the bike. depending on the size of the person I sometimes dont even know I have a passenger (I know they are there just it doesnt feel like it).
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#20 Unread post by coffee_brake » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:12 pm

How eye-opening to hear what all you different women have experienced, and have to say, about riding pillion vs. riding in front.

Please speak up ladies, I'm really interested in what you think about getting on the back, or taking the reins from the front!

Me, I only want to get on the back if I plan on having more than one or two beers that evening...and Goodness help that man if I don't get to cop a feel on the way home!!!
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