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I was leaving Fed Ex a little girl was smiling at me as I walked to my bike. She was about 3 and sitting in her car seat. The mom told me that she loved motorcycles and when I said hi she grinned from ear to ear. I asked her if she wanted to see me ride and she shook her head really hard. So I put my helmet and gloves on telling her "I have to wear special clothes so I don't get a booboo". Her eyes didn't leave me for one second and as I took off She waved and was chattering non stop at her mom. One more reason to wear gear at all times. This little girl loves motorcycles and the mom told me that I was the very first women she had ever seen on a bike. Someday if she ever decides to ride, she will see herself as she has seen other women and remember all the women she had ever seen ride. If they wore gear, smiled freely and felt wonderful about their femininity maybe she will too. So while I won't wear pink, I will find gear that shows my curves as well as protecting my arse... just so those little girls can pick me out and know bikes aren't just for boys.
 

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Thanks! We need as many people on that boat as possible. Those same little toddlers also see the squids of the world wearing their sandles, t-shirts and shorts too. Good job! Bring one into the Force. Beware the Dark Side!
 

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How cool is that!! I've had my fair share of little girls look and point and yell out to their parents that "It's a girl Mommy, it's a girl"!! And every time, I just smile and think to myself how I was the exact same way when I was their age.

Good job on reinforcing the gear. Little ones are so impressionable.
 

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Thats cool I just went to the AMA races at Road America and there was a girl racer so I got an autograph for my niece so she knows girls can do what ever they want
 

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^ Yeah I got Jessica's autograph for Sierra too!!! It's great to see her out there!!
 

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Excellent!! As badly as the media likes to portray riders these days, every little bit of GOOD P.R. helps!! Good for you for showing her there are responsible riders (who also happen to be female!) out there.
 

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Its a vry good feeling knowing you left an impression like that on a little one. I have a friend who has a 2 yr old who just lights up when I come by on the bike. I hope one day she wants to ride and by the looks of things now I think she will!!
 

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I work at a day care and the other day I rode my bike to work. I was taking all my gear and storing it the "teacher's closet" of my classroom when one of the boys asked me "aren't motorcycles for boys" and I replied, "no girls are better at it" and he looked at me weird. So I explained that it takes balance to ride a motorcycle and girls are better at it (thats why more girls are balerinas and ice skaters) and also girls are smarter and there are less of us riding without gear on to protect ourselves. Okay so I was taking out of my ass but I had to laugh when he walked up to his Harley riding Marine dad a couple hours later and said "girls are better at riding motorcycles than you dad, miss alison said so."
 

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shortyali0369 said:
I work at a day care and the other day I rode my bike to work. I was taking all my gear and storing it the "teacher's closet" of my classroom when one of the boys asked me "aren't motorcycles for boys" and I replied, "no girls are better at it" and he looked at me weird. So I explained that it takes balance to ride a motorcycle and girls are better at it (thats why more girls are balerinas and ice skaters) and also girls are smarter and there are less of us riding without gear on to protect ourselves. Okay so I was taking out of my ass but I had to laugh when he walked up to his Harley riding Marine dad a couple hours later and said "girls are better at riding motorcycles than you dad, miss alison said so."
OMG hahahaha! fiizzyWaits for the law suit claiming sexism and indoctrination :lao
 

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I like the way you think. I tried the same logic on some guys about fighter jet pilots- you can add better tolerance for g-forces. I got that one from an airforce doctor. I just wish I had a little more tolerance for pain. I think I could learn faster if I could face the possibility of low-siding in a turn.

I love the guys out there who don't gawk at women, but give'm a thumbs up instead. And even more the ones who encourage the women in their lives to do whatever sport floats their boat, and have confidence in their abilty to handle it. (Okay, okay, a little gawking is fun)
 

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karst said:
I love the guys out there who don't gawk at women, but give'm a thumbs up instead. And even more the ones who encourage the women in their lives to do whatever sport floats their boat, and have confidence in their abilty to handle it. (Okay, okay, a little gawking is fun)
Agreed!! :dblthumb A little respect and encouragement goes a long way.
 

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shortyali0369 said:
I work at a day care and the other day I rode my bike to work. I was taking all my gear and storing it the "teacher's closet" of my classroom when one of the boys asked me "aren't motorcycles for boys" and I replied, "no girls are better at it" and he looked at me weird. So I explained that it takes balance to ride a motorcycle and girls are better at it (thats why more girls are balerinas and ice skaters) and also girls are smarter and there are less of us riding without gear on to protect ourselves. Okay so I was taking out of my ass but I had to laugh when he walked up to his Harley riding Marine dad a couple hours later and said "girls are better at riding motorcycles than you dad, miss alison said so."
if some teacher told my son girls are better at something than him, i'd be PISSED. Better to just say girls are just as good at it as boys...giving a kid a superiority or inferiority complex is never good, cause they might just take you seriously...
 

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if some teacher told my son girls are better at something than him, i'd be PISSED. Better to just say girls are just as good at it as boys...giving a kid a superiority or inferiority complex is never good, cause they might just take you seriously...
I agree totally. There should be an emphasis on equality rather then superiority. By no means do I think we should tell them girls are better, on the flip side we shouldn't be telling them that boys are better either. I think we need to "tone" down the image of women as portrayed by media to both boys and girls. Teach girls that they can do anything they set their minds too, teach boys that we aren't just objects.
 

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Nonetheless, I have heard before that riding motorcyles is easier for women due to a lower center of gravity. If there's a benefit to having a big butt, I'd like to be able to brag about it! I've carted it around for all these years, it's time for a payback.
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Best of all we can teach them that when they see an exception to a stereotype they've been taught (about men, women, or otherwise), they should reexamine their assumptions and give credit where it's due.

Okay, so that's my idealism sticking out. Pardon me a moment while I get that adjusted... Okay, back where it belongs, just under the surface.
 

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Hey gals, I had a fun outting today-

Two little girls, maybe 4 and 6, were gawking and grinning at me for ten minutes in rush hour traffic from inside their Mom's Farmer's Insurance company car. Then I got a salesman to do a double take when I asked about Yamaha's MT-01, and if they were ever going to bring it to the states. :lol

Best of all, as I was leaving the lot, all the men standing around stared at me like I was some kind of performing monkey. I pullout out perfectly smoothly, then wound it up on the street with one of my most graceful (and loud) exits ever. They are so envious. :neener
 

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jim schmidt said:
So people with huge butts are better riders? Who knew? Anybody tell the factory racing teams?

(Sorry. Couldn't pass it up. Women and men are much more same than different, and the same in their potential to ride bikes.)
Well, I didn't say they were better riders, only that it's easier (and I can only speak for myself). But this is what I've heard. Come on man, it would be nice to think that one's big butt would be an asset for a change :D
 
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