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post #16 of 109 Old 07-16-2013, 03:01 PM
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Finding an equal in intellectual terms who also happens to be into motorcycles is rare.... further still someone who is confident in who they are and why -- AND is of the opposite gender.

There is one of those out there for each of us, Rose.

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Thanks for the compliments gang. I've been wanting to do something more substantial with this section for a while now, and I've started to pick up where I left off with writing. I will eventually put this up on my own blog site as well once I get it situated. Hopefully, for now it will serve as something encouraging for other women who are wanting to get into riding but aren't necessarily in the kind of environment where there are people who are supportive and or willing to help mentor them.

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As far as the "relationships" portion of this post, I know there is someone out there for everyone. Frankly, *I* don't care. It's not something I set my watch to anymore. But generally, people do place a large amount of stake in finding someone who will stay with them forever.

I also know what it's like to feel pressured to ride faster than you can, or be someone that you aren't in a relationship though and I really do think that it's a huge contributing factor for why women lose interest in it. Or worse, their boyfriends sit around telling them how slow they are and that maybe they just shouldn't ride. Those things tend to really taint someones view of riding when they aren't exposed to more positive elements. I believe we've had two women post up here recently talking about how their boyfriends tend to ride too fast and get frustrated when they ride too slow and say these things. I've been lucky enough to have never had a problem with that in any of my riding groups until recently, but I'm also assertive enough to not give a shit because I'm perfectly fine riding my own ride. But I'm a rare form... LOL
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Thanks for the compliments gang. I've been wanting to do something more substantial with this section for a while now, and I've started to pick up where I left off with writing. I will eventually put this up on my own blog site as well once I get it situated. Hopefully, for now it will serve as something encouraging for other women who are wanting to get into riding but aren't necessarily in the kind of environment where there are people who are supportive and or willing to help mentor them.



As far as the "relationships" portion of this post, I know there is someone out there for everyone. Frankly, *I* don't care. It's not something I set my watch to anymore. But generally, people do place a large amount of stake in finding someone who will stay with them forever.

I also know what it's like to feel pressured to ride faster than you can, or be someone that you aren't in a relationship though and I really do think that it's a huge contributing factor for why women lose interest in it. Or worse, their boyfriends sit around telling them how slow they are and that maybe they just shouldn't ride. Those things tend to really taint someones view of riding when they aren't exposed to more positive elements. I believe we've had two women post up here recently talking about how their boyfriends tend to ride too fast and get frustrated when they ride too slow and say these things. I've been lucky enough to have never had a problem with that in any of my riding groups until recently, but I'm also assertive enough to not give a shit because I'm perfectly fine riding my own ride. But I'm a rare form... LOL

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I for one enjoy reading your views on riding and such. You definatley have a way with words. A blog would be great. As for realtionships, meh. I got nothing. Being 10yrs older than you and still single for the past couple years I'm starting to think it's me?

Not everyone wants the marriage, kids and a little house. When your differ from the norm people just look at you strange. I say pfft! , live your life, set your own rules and ride on.
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I for one enjoy reading your views on riding and such. You definatley have a way with words. A blog would be great. As for realtionships, meh. I got nothing. Being 10yrs older than you and still single for the past couple years I'm starting to think it's me?

Not everyone wants the marriage, kids and a little house. When your differ from the norm people just look at you strange. I say pfft! , live your life, set your own rules and ride on.
Hahaha! I always thought it was funny and that there was something wrong with me that I never really aspired toward a relationship. I wouldn't have, and didn't turn one down when I thought it really had spark. But it wasn't an objective. I think once I found riding I was just thinking it would be pretty badass to have some good friends who were in on the same ride. I am still very much that way. In fact I think in some ways it can really bring a ride down if you've got a couple along who are bickering, and I still don't own a chatterbox .

If you guys are interested, once I get more posts going on the blog I'll put a link up here. Sometimes I tend to be a bit verbose so I'm never sure what to expect when I prop up a tangent here.

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Riding has changed my life too. I've also seen an increase in female riders around my town. One poor girl I seen caught in the rain with no lid, rocking it down the highway like a boss'et.

I don't always ride motorcycles but, when I do, I ride a ninja! Stay fast my friends.
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Hahahah I doubt it. People probably ran out of responses.

No lid, in the rain? Somebody get that girl some wisdom: STAT!

You know while I am drawing parallels(): I dropped my R6 off at the shop yesterday to have my friend fiddle with it. As most of you know, I've spent the last 2 years trying to diagnose a problem and I've done everything from tear apart the FI system, to swap out the ECU, Throttle Bodies, etc. I have gone through hell and back, up many late nights trying desperately to track down a problem that seemed intermittent. There was a lot of frustration, a lot of investment and a lot of disappointment. Yes... I even cried about it. I had seriously debated putting it on Craigslist or just pushing it off the side of a mountain but there was always this little ( and I mean little) voice in the back of my head that wouldn't let me do anything other than ignore it for a while, bitch about it for an even bigger while, and eventually I'd find my way back into the garage.

So anyway, I started developing this hunch as of late, and I bought a valve cover gasket and some shims. I figured if nothing else, the bike is most definitely due for a valve adjust. Another rider who saw a post I made on FB had also, coincidentally given me a heads-up that it was most likely the exhaust valves. I had ruled out valves originally because the problem was so intermittent. But after the catastrophic failure of my DRZ this weekend (motor blew), and with the 636 also in need of a valve adjustment on the replacement motor, and with all the shit going on with my "domestic situation" (lmao), I decided to reduce the burden on myself and outsource the job on the R6.

He was cool enough to let me drop the bike off after business hours and we even stood around for an hour running through diagnostic mode just to re-cover bases that I had done but not in a while. I left it there. And at 9:30 last night I got a call from him telling me that, indeed, the exhaust valves were "Extremely tight. On Every. Single. Valve." "I just wanted to call and let you know that because I am super happy that we may have found your problem."

I freakin' cried people! Like one of those women you see on Oprah, bawling after she reunites them with their long lost kid that was conceived during a metal concert in a bathroom stall with some roadie after 4 solo cups of Miller High Life. There I was, crying in relief and utter happiness that, while we don't know for sure that that's the problem, it was a pretty big breakthrough and I couldn't have used some good news more than at that moment. So I have hope.

I hope I will get to ride that bike again.
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