I am new to TT and a new dirt rider. I just picked up my new bike (05 DRZ125L) last Friday and got 2 days of “riding” in before we finally got some real winter weather. I say “riding” as I was just riding around in a field for a bit, but I worked on changing gears, stopping and turning while breaking the bike in a little. I loved it and can’t wait till spring!! I was so excited to pick up my bike and I felt like a little kid at Christmas. I could not sleep all Friday night in anticipation of riding Sat!
I was so glad to see that there are other women with the same dreams, hopes and fears as me. I am 34, so I am not a spring chicken any more. All my girlfriends think I am crazy! They do nothing but sit around, smoke, drink and b*tch about everything. Thankfully, I have some great guy friends that helped me pick out the bike, get the right gear and offer a field to start riding in. Now as great as these guys are, they have all been riding since small children, so there is no way I will be able to keep up with them this summer. I know they will help me out and take me along when they can, but I don’t want to slow them down all the time.
So, finally, here is my question: Are there any women in the Calgary area that would want to go riding with a beginner? I had a small street bike in my early 20’s, so I am not that out of the loop – just out of practice. I love a challenge and I am not afraid of a few scrapes. I will also take any advise people want to throw my way, I know the first thing to do is to get out and have some fun riding!
Can’t wait to meet some other riders!