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Mish mash => Open Forum => Topic started by: jimmymac on January 11, 2015, 05:32:13 am

Title: Women of Concours
Post by: jimmymac on January 11, 2015, 05:32:13 am
Just messing with you, Jim. Change it back if you want. I didn't start the thread, just the sheet storm. ;D
The funny thing is, my ZX14R has that same eco warning that you're riding like a girl, and has no secondary map to save fuel. What's the point? ::)


Oh, you wanted to see a pic?
(http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp236/Jimmymac25/bikenbox_zps9d0240fc.png) (http://s415.photobucket.com/user/Jimmymac25/media/bikenbox_zps9d0240fc.png.html)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Charlie747 on January 11, 2015, 06:32:33 am
Just love that colour and those pipes  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 11, 2015, 09:33:57 am
I'm confused what the saying "ride like a girl" means?
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 11, 2015, 09:36:02 am
Yeah, what she said... :) considering she rides a V-Max as well... :popcorn: :popcorn:
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: gPink on January 11, 2015, 09:45:34 am
I'm confused what the saying "ride like a girl" means?

This would be my take... http://beyondtheflag.com/2013/11/14/current-top-six-women-drag-racing/ (http://beyondtheflag.com/2013/11/14/current-top-six-women-drag-racing/)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sche202460 on January 11, 2015, 09:47:36 am
Learned something with this post trust the pros in this case, they are right. Used up gas in bike and filled filled up few miles and it went off.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: AlbertaDoug on January 11, 2015, 10:39:59 am
I'm confused what the saying "ride like a girl" means?


Old school from the old boys club!


Doesn't carry as much weight as it use to, considering the women that race sport bikes today.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 11, 2015, 12:13:04 pm
Yeah, what she said... :) considering she rides a V-Max as well... :popcorn: :popcorn:

And I have snapped a couple of drive shafts on my Vmax leaving stop lights too hard. Time to grow up and slow down I guess.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Deziner on January 11, 2015, 12:13:57 pm
In some circles that is referred to as the "Barbie light"
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Jim H on January 11, 2015, 12:47:33 pm
And I have snapped a couple of drive shafts on my Vmax leaving stop lights too hard. Time to grow up and slow down I guess.

I did that once about 4 blocks from my old house.....a couple of blocks uphill pushing it....thought I was going to die!  LOL
Ever since then I knew the secret to putting them back in.....funny how most don't.   Keep young!
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: maxtog on January 11, 2015, 01:01:11 pm
I'm confused what the saying "ride like a girl" means?

LOL!  I was just waiting to see what you would say to his post.  :)  I think in this context, it could be a compliment if we try hard... maybe riding so well that the bike gets all lit up!  Or ECO because of having a lot of sense cents.

(You might be the only woman on the forum?)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 11, 2015, 01:29:24 pm
I did that once about 4 blocks from my old house.....a couple of blocks uphill pushing it....thought I was going to die!  LOL
Ever since then I knew the secret to putting them back in.....funny how most don't.   Keep young!

It's quite humbling coasting to a stop on the side of the road. I think I felt worse about the rapid RED line when they snap.
I think the hard part was removing the remaining shaft still connected inside the swingarm.

LOL!  I was just waiting to see what you would say to his post.  :)  I think in this context, it could be a compliment if we try hard... maybe riding so well that the bike gets all lit up!  Or ECO because of having a lot of sense cents.

(You might be the only woman on the forum?)

Compliment....really reaching,  but okay :) 

I'm unsure if I am the only woman on this forum. I know that there are a couple on the other site.

Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: gPink on January 11, 2015, 01:34:11 pm
According to the forum stats it takes a lot of men to equal one good women....Male to Female Ratio:   77.5:1  ;)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 11, 2015, 02:22:48 pm
This does beg the question, what is riding like a girl?  What is the definition of that?  I certainly don't think that riding in 'eco' mode denotes riding like a girl and as I'm writing this I'm not sure that I even understand that that phrase.  I can ride sedately or I can ride spirited with this bike and I do both depending on the situation.  You know, the more I think about that phrase the less I like it for either gender.  And I'd rather be a live girly man, than a dead he man if it means I don't ride around a blind curve at 80+mph without regard for myself or others.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tweeter55 on January 11, 2015, 03:45:25 pm
Maybe this is what was meant:
http://youtu.be/BYXam1edBFU (http://youtu.be/BYXam1edBFU)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: jimmymac on January 11, 2015, 03:49:36 pm
I'm confused what the saying "ride like a girl" means?
Just an attempt at humor. Sorry Chic, you weren't supposed to see that. :-[
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Deziner on January 11, 2015, 03:50:44 pm
While I have never ridden with S_c, nor have I seen her ride, from her postings I would venture to say that she is more competent than the average rider. Male or female.  Just a hunch...

Over the years I have ridden with a bunch of different folks, young, old, male, female, whatever. It has been my experience that the majority of the females seem to be more "wooden" and cautious to the point of being dangerous. I can't say if it was lack of experience or lack of situational comfort or what, but it was there. I've seen it in some males too, just far fewer times. I have also ridden with women that were skilled to the point "OMG! That girl can RIDE!" I wishI ccould spend more riders like that, male or female. They make me a better rider.

I have no clue what the balance of nature vs nurture is in one's inclination and or ability when it comes to motorcycles but I'm sure there is a bit of both. For whatever reason, there is disproportionately lower number of females actively involved in motorsports and that sucks.

Motorsports and equestrian events are, as far as I can tell, the only sports venues where men and women can compete on a level playing field. Why more women aren't driving and or riding at a professional level is a question I can't answer. If I had a daughter and she had the desire and aptitude to ride a motorcycle, I would do whatever I could to encourage her and facilitate her toward her goals.

For right or for wrong, we all know what was meant by "ride like a girl." Face it, more often than not, stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason. Think Harley rider and what image pops in to your head?  And mor often than not, you'd be right. Think yacht owner. Yep, probably right again. It just is what it is....
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 11, 2015, 04:13:43 pm
Jimmy, thank you, but no apologies necessary. I work in an very ego driven, male dominated environment, so I see and hear it all. 
I have to agree with deziner on his well written post. Stereotypes are what they are and unfortunately the women always seem to get the bad wrap.
I'm pleased with deziner and his speculation of my riding skills and would like to say that I feel that I am a very competent and experienced rider. My dad had me on a mini-bike when I was 9 and I have seemed to be on a bike most of my life. Of course there were periods of time when family and kids didn't allow me to do so. But now I'm divorced and kids are grown and moved away. So gentlemen, keep an eye in your mirror's for that pink and black flash that will go by.  ;D
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 11, 2015, 04:42:09 pm
This brings up other thoughts regarding gender,  or rather the parts of our anatomy that separate us. Let me see if I can express this correctly...
So when someone does something crazy, they seemed to be referred to as having big balls, correct?  But if someone was to do something weak or not up to par, then they are referred to as being a p*ssy. So how come it is then, that a p*ssy can take a good pounding, but a meer flick of a finger on the balls will bring him right down and out of order. 
Just sayin!
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: jimmymac on January 11, 2015, 04:44:41 pm
This brings up other thoughts regarding gender,  or rather the parts of our anatomy that separate us. Let me see if I can express this correctly...
So when someone does something crazy, they seemed to be referred to as having big balls, correct?  But if someone was to do something weak or not up to par, then they are referred to as being a p*ssy. So how come it is then, that a p*ssy can take a good pounding, but a meer flick of a finger on the balls will bring him right down and out of order. 
Just sayin!
lol! Good stuff!
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: maxtog on January 11, 2015, 05:01:22 pm
I have to agree with deziner on his well written post. Stereotypes are what they are and unfortunately the women always seem to get the bad wrap.

Actually, that is not true.  Men have just as many inaccurate or unfair negative stereotypes....   Being unfaithful, unable to concentrate, not willing or able to clean/cook/sew/whatever, being generally reckless, being rude, having no memory, being unable to commit, being consumed by sports, unable to talk about feelings, etc, etc.

Yes, most stereotypes are based on accurate generalities...  but individuals in any stereotyped group should not feel limited by the box they might feel placed in.  At least, I hope not.  Some stereotypes are, indeed, funny (when used carefully and appropriately)... and although I try to be respectful, I don't want to be overly PC either.

I, for one, have no question in my mind you are a better rider than I am.  And I am not ashamed to say it in public, either.  But I will keep trying to be better :)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: maxtog on January 11, 2015, 05:03:27 pm
So when someone does something crazy, they seemed to be referred to as having big balls, correct?

Not correct if you are asking me.  I think that is crude, disgusting, inaccurate, and sexist.  What they have is "guts".  Works so much better.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 11, 2015, 05:33:54 pm
Actually, that is not true.  Men have just as many inaccurate or unfair negative stereotypes....   Being unfaithful, unable to concentrate, not willing or able to clean/cook/sew/whatever, being generally reckless, being rude, having no memory, being unable to commit, being consumed by sports, unable to talk about feelings, etc, etc.

Yes, most stereotypes are based on accurate generalities...  but individuals in any stereotyped group should not feel limited by the box they might feel placed in.  At least, I hope not.  Some stereotypes are, indeed, funny (when used carefully and appropriately)... and although I try to be respectful, I don't want to be overly PC either.

I, for one, have no question in my mind you are a better rider than I am.  And I am not ashamed to say it in public, either.  But I will keep trying to be better :)

I have two of those....unable to concentrate and no memory.  But then again, I grew up in the early 70's.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 11, 2015, 05:42:46 pm
Max,  I hope I didn't come across as being a better rider than someone else. I was simply trying to portray that I can hold my own when it comes to riding.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 11, 2015, 05:47:43 pm
Case in point...just lost my beer.  It's around here somewhere.  Found it.  Oh my, it's empty.  Time for another as I listen/watch Neil Young:  Heart of Gold live at the Ryman in 2006.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: gPink on January 11, 2015, 05:54:51 pm
This brings up other thoughts regarding gender,  or rather the parts of our anatomy that separate us. Let me see if I can express this correctly...
So when someone does something crazy, they seemed to be referred to as having big balls, correct?  But if someone was to do something weak or not up to par, then they are referred to as being a p*ssy. So how come it is then, that a p*ssy can take a good pounding, but a meer flick of a finger on the balls will bring him right down and out of order. 
Just sayin!

...and if this turns into gender based pissin contest who do you think has the advantage.  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Deziner on January 11, 2015, 05:56:25 pm
My forgetter is the most highly functional part of whats left of my brain.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Deziner on January 11, 2015, 05:58:16 pm
...and if this turns into gender based pissin contest who do you think has the advantage.  :rotflmao:

That depends on the condition of your prostate..... ::)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 11, 2015, 06:32:08 pm
Before this gets out of hand (easy boys) and I get too 'happy' let's watch where we're going here and what this thread was really about..the eco indicator on the C14.

Jim, it's winter and all the ADHD or what ever the government is now referring to the average American male, are going crazy from not being able to watch the ECO Indicator  go on and off as they ride, mainly OFF.  Sailor_chic at least gets to go out to sea and do something other than stare at the TV and wait for Spring.  I live in Texas, but would enjoy being in FLA, just to ride with Nicole.  After 46 years on motorcycles, I bet I could still learn from her skills...

FWIW, I always have wondered why ladies can't race with the men in Supercross, etc.  Given the chance, I'll bet they could be very competitive with the likes of Tomac, Short, Reed, etc.  All look alike with the gear on and a FF helmet.  Women can be very aggressive,   my ex wife is a perfect example.  She has  never seen or acknowledged anything ECO, except for my spending limits. . .tp
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 11, 2015, 06:53:09 pm
Let's go riding tomp!  Speaking of riding, on my small bucket list is riding to Texas and go camp for a couple of nights in Big Bend national park. From what I've read, it's beautiful.

And no, I didn't want to start any kind of contests about the superior gender. It was just a thought that I had about the anatomy that I shared. As it was brought up,  it is winter....
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 11, 2015, 07:08:06 pm
Never been to Big Bend, but have several friends who have been many times.  Until recently, I was a workaholic/dedicated employee.  Got dumped by my company so my accounts could be given to younger reps.  Over 90% of my acct's went with other companies, so my company dumped me for nothing.  Sad part is now I have the time to tour, but not the funds. 

Like you, I am divorced and my boys are grown and gone, too.  Hopefully I will find a new job soon, and actually get vacation days to do some touring.  Only God knows for sure.   Thought you were afloat for a while.  If not yet, have a great time and keep us guys on the straight and narrow. 
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: gPink on January 11, 2015, 07:13:50 pm
All in good fun Sword Guy. I thought we got that echo thing worked out to the OP's satisfaction.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Rick Hall on January 11, 2015, 07:42:27 pm
... Think Harley rider and what image pops in to your head? ...


My grandmother. Grandpa's name was...


Rick
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Deziner on January 11, 2015, 07:52:18 pm

My grandmother. Grandpa's name was...


Rick

Mr. Hall?
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Rick Hall on January 11, 2015, 09:29:34 pm
Mr. Hall?


Mom's side, sorry. Harry, Harlan, Hortense, Harley, Horatio, Oscar. Pick one.


Rick
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Deziner on January 11, 2015, 10:12:57 pm
Just a wild guess here but, Harley?
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 11, 2015, 10:15:32 pm

Mom's side, sorry. Harry, Harlan, Hortense, Harley, Horatio, Oscar. Pick one.


Rick
Rick, that was too much, being a grand father myself.  Guess everyone has fun riding Harley's.  Perhaps I need to change my middle name from Eric to Harley. 

 Hope all have a great week and pay special attention to that ECO indicator, to improve your MPG.   See how I fit that in, Jim?   
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Rick Hall on January 11, 2015, 11:03:26 pm
Just a wild guess here but, Harley?


Actually Oscar. But your lead in was too much to pass up ;)


Rick

Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: connie14boy on January 11, 2015, 11:38:37 pm

Old school from the old boys club!


Doesn't carry as much weight as it use to, considering the women that race sport bikes today.


I have always wondered why there are no ladies doing MotoGP or WSBikes? Seems like they would be the ideal weight for those bikes, and find sponsor money easily. The only one I can think of is Melissa Paris in the American Daytona 600 c.c. class who runs back of the pack.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: fartymarty on January 12, 2015, 10:16:05 am
.... on my small bucket list is riding to Texas and go camp for a couple of nights in Big Bend national park. From what I've read, it's beautiful.
Never been to Big Bend,...   

My dinger sounded...
...did someone say Big Bend?.....I love it out there.....

(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-QG9Dcm9/0/L/i-QG9Dcm9-L.jpg) (http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-QG9Dcm9/0/O/i-QG9Dcm9.jpg)

(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-jSMJpZw/0/L/i-jSMJpZw-L.jpg) (http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-jSMJpZw/0/O/i-jSMJpZw.jpg)

(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-JBghNcF/0/XL/i-JBghNcF-XL.jpg) (http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-JBghNcF/0/O/i-JBghNcF.jpg)

..so what does this have to do with the (current) topic? (women of Concours until it gets moved or changed)....my wife refers to my motorcycles and Big Bend as my mistresses. (that counts, right?)

..and yes there is sailing there too (of a sort).
(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-LH5g4Bv/0/L/i-LH5g4Bv-L.jpg) (http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-LH5g4Bv/0/O/i-LH5g4Bv.jpg)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 12, 2015, 10:29:04 am
Great pics.  BTW, how many ladies are on this site?  I only know of Nicole, but don't go to every section or thread here.  Just curious about C14 riders.  Seen tons of ladies ion cruisers/Harley's, but few on sport or touring bikes. . . tomp
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: maxtog on January 12, 2015, 03:40:43 pm
Great pics.  BTW, how many ladies are on this site? I only know of Nicole, but don't go to every section or thread here.

I would like to know too.  She is the only one I have heard of on these forums.

Quote
Just curious about C14 riders.  Seen tons of ladies ion cruisers/Harley's, but few on sport or touring bikes. . .

That should not be surprising.  The C14 (and other sport touring bikes) is a tall, heavy, and big bike- which is not the demographic that most women would go after.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 12, 2015, 04:17:42 pm
Beautiful pictures Marty! Now I really want to go to Big Bend.

I'm okay with being the token female on here :)
As far as the demographics of the bike,  yes it is a big tall bike, almost to tall for me. But when I was looking for bikes, I wanted something sporty, with luggage and fast! I need my speed fixes.
It's kind of funny when I take my Vmax out and people usually comment on  a woman on a Vmax, and I look at them and tell them that's it's my small bike. The looks and remarks are priceless!
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 12, 2015, 04:41:19 pm
I looked for a picture of the token female, but didn't find one.  This is what I currently resemble, with my twin, Big Foot.  I'm too old to be embarrassed, so where is your pic?  Not on a bike with FF helmet, but maybe one in your uniform.  I respect all those who have and are serving our country... tomp

(http://i.imgur.com/35lnygV.jpg)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: jimmymac on January 12, 2015, 05:58:03 pm
I looked for a picture of the token female, but didn't find one.  This is what I currently resemble, with my twin, Big Foot.  I'm too old to be embarrassed, so where is your pic?  Not on a bike with FF helmet, but maybe one in your uniform.  I respect all those who have and are serving our country... tomp

([url]http://i.imgur.com/35lnygV.jpg[/url])

I agree! Here's me.
(http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp236/Jimmymac25/8wonders11002.jpg) (http://s415.photobucket.com/user/Jimmymac25/media/8wonders11002.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: gPink on January 12, 2015, 06:05:38 pm
Wow, two dudes show up in the 'Women of Concours' thread. Do I need to start to worry if I'm on the right Forum?  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 12, 2015, 06:09:52 pm
I agree! Here's me.
([url]http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp236/Jimmymac25/8wonders11002.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s415.photobucket.com/user/Jimmymac25/media/8wonders11002.jpg.html[/url])
Trying to upstahe me? ;D ;D.  Looks like you are 30 years my junior.  What's the other Kawi?  I have a Ninja 650R, too, as well as a couple of others. 
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 12, 2015, 06:11:08 pm
Just funnin' you.  Wish I was young again... tp
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 12, 2015, 06:17:09 pm
Wow, two dudes show up in the 'Women of Concours' thread. Do I need to start to worry if I'm on the right Forum?  :rotflmao:
Us handsome guys are just trying to draw out the ladies with our great looks.  You bold enough to let Nicole, et al, know what you look like?
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 12, 2015, 06:46:25 pm
I guess it's time to put a face with the name.
Hope I don't scare you with this pic of me in my pink hardhat.  It was taken today!
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 12, 2015, 06:49:19 pm
Here's me at home
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 12, 2015, 06:51:59 pm
in perspective...

(http://i.imgur.com/86VdhB3.jpg)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 12, 2015, 06:56:23 pm
You look great, both shots!!  Thanks for sharing.  Now I know with whom I am sharing posts.  I maybe old, but not blind.... tomp 
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 12, 2015, 07:01:08 pm
Thanks Tom.  That's the best I can do with the pictures. I'm laying in my bunk right now, using my phone.
Age is only a number, so stop worrying, you look good!
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 12, 2015, 07:04:38 pm
You are aboard ship right now?  You Navy or Coast Guard?  FWIW, I cannot get on the water.  Very bad middle ear problem, and watching pirate movies on TV makes me sea sick.  tp
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 12, 2015, 07:23:00 pm
Yes I am. I work in the civilian side of the industry. We're currently in Tampa, in drydock for regulatory repairs and inspection. So yes, that was me today, standing under the boat.
It's not to often that I get to see it from that vantage point,  so I've been walking below daily. We're suppose to come off the blocks tomorrow and of course the office wants us underway ASAP. Being that I'm the lead person on deck, I have my hands full making sure everything is getting done, correctly. These shipyard guys have finally accepted that a woman is running the show and she knows what she doing.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 12, 2015, 07:27:18 pm
These shipyard guys have finally accepted that a woman is running the show and she knows what she doing.

Good for you. Have a great time at sea.   tomp
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Nosmo on January 12, 2015, 07:29:16 pm
I guess it's time to put a face with the name.
Hope I don't scare you with this pic of me in my pink hardhat.  It was taken today!

I'm impressed!  Not many people can walk on the ceiling of a drydock!
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: jimmymac on January 12, 2015, 07:32:24 pm
Trying to upstahe me? ;D ;D.  Looks like you are 30 years my junior.  What's the other Kawi?  I have a Ninja 650R, too, as well as a couple of others.
That's my Buddies 14, I had an 08 SE at that time. The 650 is his 'ol lady's bike. I just went to botophucket and found a pic of myself. I should've found a better one, but that's what I came up with in a hurry.
BTW, sticking with the title I got stuck with, My 'ol lady was rocking a FZ6R at the time. She rides too. Like a girl. :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Nosmo on January 12, 2015, 07:40:21 pm
Over on the V-Strom forum, www.stromtrooper.com (http://www.stromtrooper.com), they have a special women's section, "Strom  Sisters", that us men are supposed to stay out of, but they manage to invade semi-regularly (with good intent).  It's for things like advice on riding apparel that fits women, women-centric rides, riding advice from one woman to another, etc., etc.  I wonder how a women's section would go over here?
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: tomp on January 12, 2015, 07:47:39 pm
Viewable image...  Nosmo, used to have a DL1000 and spent lots of time on stromtroopers...  I miss that bike.  tp

(http://i.imgur.com/QW1xkKZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: stevewfl on January 12, 2015, 07:57:00 pm
Yes I am. I work in the civilian side of the industry. We're currently in Tampa, in drydock for regulatory repairs and inspection. So yes, that was me today, standing under the boat.
It's not to often that I get to see it from that vantage point,  so I've been walking below daily. We're suppose to come off the blocks tomorrow and of course the office wants us underway ASAP. Being that I'm the lead person on deck, I have my hands full making sure everything is getting done, correctly. These shipyard guys have finally accepted that a woman is running the show and she knows what she doing.


A bit of FYI - the  biggest bike night in FL happens on Wednesdays at Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th Street North Clearwater, FL.  Starts around 7 PMish   (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/avatars/icononethumbup.gif)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 13, 2015, 05:30:20 am
I wish I had my bike here.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: maxtog on January 13, 2015, 05:49:02 am
Over on the V-Strom forum, [url=http://www.stromtrooper.com]www.stromtrooper.com[/url] ([url]http://www.stromtrooper.com[/url]), they have a special women's section, "Strom  Sisters", that us men are supposed to stay out of, but they manage to invade semi-regularly (with good intent).  It's for things like advice on riding apparel that fits women, women-centric rides, riding advice from one woman to another, etc., etc.  I wonder how a women's section would go over here?


It would probably be a very quiet and lonely place here.  Solitary confinement for sailor_chic??  That would be mean.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 13, 2015, 06:29:45 am
+1 She'd be all by herself..   Doesn't make sense, at least here, to do that.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Charlie747 on January 13, 2015, 04:37:54 pm
+1 She'd be all by herself..   Doesn't make sense, at least here, to do that.

Is Debs on this site Jim ?
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: jimmymac on January 13, 2015, 05:13:17 pm
Nice pics, Chic. 8)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 13, 2015, 06:29:11 pm
Thank you Jimmy :)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Nosmo on January 14, 2015, 12:21:06 am
I think I'll leave my fiance and move to Florida.

I guess I never thought about it, but it does seem that we're all men here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lCaIZE7Wuo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lCaIZE7Wuo)

Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Charlie747 on January 14, 2015, 01:43:45 am
I think I'll leave my fiance and move to Florida.

I guess I never thought about it, but it does seem that we're all men here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lCaIZE7Wuo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lCaIZE7Wuo)

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 14, 2015, 03:57:45 am
I don't think so, Charlie.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: twowheeladdict on January 14, 2015, 06:06:14 am
Great pics.  BTW, how many ladies are on this site?  I only know of Nicole, but don't go to every section or thread here.  Just curious about C14 riders.  Seen tons of ladies ion cruisers/Harley's, but few on sport or touring bikes. . . tomp


A lot of ladies on the Ninja 650.  Of course the lower those to be able to reach the ground.  Let's look at the facts.  The average height of a woman in the US is 5' 3.8" according to http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/growthcharts2/f/avg_ht_female.htm (http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/growthcharts2/f/avg_ht_female.htm)

That is probably why you see more women on cruisers than other bikes.  Seat height is the issue. 

My wife at 5'9" could probably touch the ground on the C14, but she doesn't have enough strength in her size 4 frame to muscle the bike around. 
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 14, 2015, 06:26:24 pm
I'm 5' 8" and touching flat foot is tough. It's better after getting my seat Laam-icised!
Title: Re: Virginia Slim set me up!
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 14, 2015, 08:14:16 pm
Just messing with you, Jim. Change it back if you want. I didn't start the thread, just the sheet storm. ;D

 :)
Title: Re: Virginia Slim set me up!
Post by: sailor_chic on January 15, 2015, 05:32:06 am
Wow, this thread is hard to follow with all the moves. I like the last title better.
Title: Re: Virginia Slim set me up!
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 15, 2015, 05:58:29 am
Welcome to the forum...   I changed it back...for today.  There are so many shiny things here and we're so easy called away...
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 21, 2015, 05:26:56 am
Yep, it's a lonely thread.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: Deziner on January 21, 2015, 05:30:24 am
Yep, it's a lonely thread.

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: stevewfl on January 21, 2015, 06:38:12 am
bump - Teressa has her own bike but is a COG member and hangs out on the back of my bike on the long trips...most coggers between FL and KY/TN that have met her consider her a Women of Concours anyway  ;D

her bike

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/junk1/hers.jpg)

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/Connie%2014/teressa_steve.jpg)
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: sailor_chic on January 21, 2015, 10:33:52 am
Very cool! I look forward to meeting both of you sometime.
Title: Re: Women of Concours
Post by: stevewfl on January 21, 2015, 03:46:52 pm
Very cool! I look forward to meeting both of you sometime.


^^^^likewise!