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lionessa

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About lionessa

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    TT Newbie

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    California
  • Interests
    literature, music
  1. lionessa

    Attitude

    Woops. Didn't work when I tried it. Thanks DC. http://peacecorpswriters.org/pages/2005/0505/505talklarsen.html Maybe this link?
  2. lionessa

    What do you do?

    LOL. Hire me too! Revise: Wait, FC did you want to start off with writing/editing.
  3. lionessa

    Introduction

    Lol. I'm just jealous you all can step into your backyard and tear it up.
  4. lionessa

    Attitude

    Just read an old interview with Karen Larson. The whole article is a good read, but page 3 caught my attention. http://peacecorpswriters.org/pages/2005/0505/505talklarsen3.html (I don't wan't to retype the whole thing.) I was wondering if you have experienced any confrontation like this and how you deal with it.
  5. lionessa

    Introduction

    There are so many women riding East of here. With your own tracks even! Thanks to all.
  6. lionessa

    What do you do?

    gads. took awhile for me to get used to working in an actual architecture firm. not so great at math either. it can be long irregular hours (aka all nighters.) you have internship to pay for. graduate school (for better future salary). umpteenth licensing courses and tests. aia membership fees once you are certified. and continuing ed courses (which can be free or pricey) for the rest of your career. the job market is iffy, cities and clients are iffy, so you have to ride everything out. you can do everything without a degree but it takes a long time. i got started less then minimum wage, under the table. not legal, i know, but it happens. its rewarding in some ways because every project is different and you're always learning. stressful though. still, i give it up to all you moms out there! your job is tougher! always wanted to write instead. woops forgot all my capitals.
  7. lionessa

    What do you do?

    I'm a CAD Monkey, aka, Designer/Studying Architect. I'll be going back to school for two semesters so who knows what kind of odd jobs I'll be able to find. I think Firecrackers gig is pretty nice.
  8. lionessa

    Introduction

    I don't think I've ever properly introduced myself to TT. I'm from Los Angeles, have been riding my ttr125 for about a year. I'm moving up to the Bay Area in August. I will lose my mechanic/mentor/riding buddies. I'm thinking about getting a Serow with plate and getting rid of my junky car so I can be trailer independant. (What say you?) I like getting dirty and splashing through puddles, I like pushing myself, but I'm not really a racer. Ive been trying to learn how to be my own mechanic but I won't have a garage for awhile, so I'll need to find a reputable shop on the Peninsula. Hope to meet some new people, discover new resources, keep my learning curve up. Let me know if you don't mind meeting someone who is enthusiastic about riding but green as all hell. Have a happy fourth everyone! BTW I ended up buying the Tom Cats for knee protection. Still getting used to the extra bulk, but no luck on elbow guards yet due to my chicken arms. Thanks for all the good advice.
  9. lionessa

    How long?

    I'll try that! It's a lot better than repeating over and over again to myself (and bike) "Ok, baby we can do it." or "Don't look. Don't look." or "Stop Death Gripping!"
  10. lionessa

    How long?

    What do you sing?
  11. lionessa

    I Got Me Some SCHOOLIN' On Monday!

    About the desert ride. Peanut butter and brown sugar sandwiches (less messy than jam) and apples. They really hit the spot when you eat them together. You can eat it fast and doesn't take up too much room. Cost less then a whole bunch of energy bars.
  12. lionessa

    How long?

    I think the testicles giving directions might be the real handicap! Always wanted to ride. I convinced my godfather I was serious and started early last year riding on a borrowed bike, three day weekends in sequoia and goldfield. And was HOOKED. Couple weeks and my godfather sees a an Ad. Next day he sees the Bike. After that I hand over my money. ("OMG What did I just do"). And we were riding every weekend after that. Seems like this year is slower - bunch of weddings and visitors and work... Don't get out as much as I'd like. Makes me stir crazy. I'm scared of any hills with dropoffs on the side. It's pretty silly.
  13. lionessa

    Knee Protection

  14. lionessa

    Knee Protection

    I thought the Thors felt nice too but they didnt creep down on your leg? I kept restrapping but no good... Maybe they work better with boots and pants on? Got a handy tip? Masameet, let me know after you test drive those Forcefields!
  15. lionessa

    Knee Protection

    I'm barely 5'2" and 100 lbs. I ride with guys that have decades upon decades of experience and they wear jeans most of the time. ("You don't need all that armor stuff...") Avoided a near accident (not my fault!) but busted my knee on my last ride. And well, needless to say I've decided safer is better, piffle to their pansy talk. While I'm healing up I figured I should look into some gear. Been trying stuff on, but youth sizes pinch and adult gear is often really bulky and slide off my leg even with a lot of tightening and cinching. I'd like something with a little movement (we do fair amount of hiking around and exploring) and good coverage. Wondering what you all suggest.
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