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post #1 of 10 Old 11-01-2013, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Damn. I would give me left ovary to have the skill and ability to attend this.

Also: What a really great writeup by Shelina Moreda. While there are plenty of catty women who ride motorcycles, her sentiments remind me of any time I attend a school or an event where there are other ladies who ride and most of us tend to befriend each other and offer a lot of encouragement and support. Racing in and of itself is competitive, but there is also that element of sportsmanship and comraderie that adds to the meaningfulness so I am glad to see something like this for ladies in racing, and I am also glad to see that it turned out to be such a great thing.

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Is there a women's only school or camp for us regular folks anywhere that you know of?

This looks killer. To be a spectator for that...what I wouldn't give! There's so much talent and knowledge there you probably learn just by walking through the gates.

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Damn. I would give me left ovary to have the skill and ability to attend this.
LMAO, I have never heard that from a woman, Lol MOM.
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This looks killer. To be a spectator for that...what I wouldn't give! There's so much talent and knowledge there you probably learn just by walking through the gates.
I know that Yamaha Champions hosts a women's only two-day school once a year (Yamaha Champions Riding School Announces 2012 Women?s Motorcycle School).

If I remember correctly, Colin Edwards Texas Tornado Boot Camp does a women's-only camp once a year or so as well. You can probably check the WERA forums or other racing boards to find out when and where organizations host women's only events in your area.
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I know that Yamaha Champions holsts a women's only two-day school once a year (Yamaha Champions Riding School Announces 2012 Women?s Motorcycle School).

If I remember correctly, Colin Edwards Texas Tornado Boot Camp does a women's-only camp once a year or so as well. You can probably check the WERA forums or other racing boards to find out when and where organizations host women's only events in your area.
I'll get with our Yamaha rep and check into this. Might be able to get work to "sponsor" me
We rode with WERA at NOLA last year for a Yamaha Dealer/Demo day, it was my first track ride, first time on a 600 (R6), and it was AWESOME. Oh, and they gave us free food.

Our Yamaha rep is pretty awesome, rides a Tenere everywhere, used to ride dirt, and is just plain generally a rider. He'll have the details on anything going on so I'll let you know what he's got to say.
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This is too cool! I've always been a fan of Shelina and to have such an inclusive event for female riders is really awesome. Great to see everyone unified in the goal of becoming better riders and leaving out the drama! Go FIM
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yamaha champions school closed last month. my wife was lucky enough to follow her dream and got to ride with the best, before they closed. she had multiple two up rides with Scott Russell, and learned ALOT at the school.

the core instructors have been around a long time, and are hoping to find another venue. Ski
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This is fantastic, I am all for women getting faster and more competative. In my opinion I think women will do great in this sport because they're typically lighter than a male of the same physical size, that and the techniques are finesse based.
I'm sure that scholls for women only will encourage more of them to get into the sport.
It'll be great to see men and women gridded up against each other at all levels, club, AMA, BSB, WSBK, Moto2, MotoGP!
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