Girl (don't pay attention to the nickname), just joined this forum, riding since 2010.
I got support from my family at the beginning cuz I could convince them that I would use a bike for transportation only
After riding my 2nd bike for two seasons now, Fellow riders started to kick me out of the street riding crowd cuz I take bikes too serious. Do my own mechanics (guys get scared when a girl knows more than they do) and practice hard on my riding skills, surpassing most of the parking lot sitters.
I do get tons of support from the serious street riding sportbike crowd. So far I was given 2 sets of tires, new front rotors (old ones where warped by prev owner), tons of gas (student), tank, right side fairing and stuff for some of the 6 oil changes for this 1 summer.
My mom bought me a full 2pc leather suit, gloves, race boots and paid my bike maintenance ($1200) to prepp for 2012.
Again, I gained lots of haters because they're jealous and just see me performing like they wanted to the whole 3-10yrs they've been putting around town and tagging along group rides.
Whenever I fully enter the track riding, I just gain another set of haters cuz the rich people upgraded just everything to have the best bike ever but still get passed by a girl on a stock machine. It's going to happen.
So far no one asked me about the T-Mobile girl. They know I hate pink