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another girl rider...

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by treefrog, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Hi everyone. I've been lurking here for a few weeks now so thought I would come out of the shadows and into the light.

    I started riding 14 years ago and I've done just about every dumb thing in the book. I started out on a postie bike, then a little honda cdu, then graduated to an SR500 (had a LOT of fun on that) and then found my way on to a Pantah which I loved until the day I wrote it off.

    Made a big mistake in marrying a guy who wasn't a biker, and under pressure to do the right thing (and after the sad demise of the pantah) I gave up riding for 6 years. Marriage ended a year ago - bought a '97 XJ600 - and been the happiest chick on the planet ever since.

    I have an 8 yr old daughter, who is my little biker buddy and we go everywhere together on the bike. The xj is just perfect for the two of us. I have never had a car licence - it never felt right - so the bike is my only transport - we ride every day - rain hail (yep been thru a hailstorm) or shine

    I've learned heaps from reading the posts on this forum. I don't have much to offer back, but I could probably tell you all the things NOT to do.

    I have had some goofy adventures in the past - just me and my bike - but it has been a steep learning curve getting back on the bike again.

    Oops didn't mean to write a novel.

    Oh bugger - I am really nervous about hitting the submit button...

    HI ALL
  2. Well hello and welcome, we are a friendly bunch. Well some of us are :twisted:
  3. You are more than welcome to the forum treefrog.
    You have not said what area you are in, so I cannot invite you to a specific coffee night so will invite you to the nearest one to you.
    :grin: :grin: :grin:
  4. You'd be surprised :!:

    Welcome to you and your girl.
  5. I live at Bangalow, bout 10 mins from Byron Bay..
  6. My favourite town, I love the pub there.. Sunday arvo blues sessions aahh the brain cells I have killed. Oh I used to live in Lismore, that's a shit hole though!
  7. + 1, you'll be surprised what you have to offer, 14 years with a 6 year break, thats still 8 years, and with no car licence probably more riding than 80% of people on the forum.

    Welcome Ms treefrog to you and your tadpole :grin:
  8. Welcome to netrider! :)
  9. Hi to both Ms and Miss treefrog, and welcome! :grin:
  10. welcome. i hope the handsome prince will come and give you a kiss :grin: :wink:
  11. Nah, i live to far away :p
  12. Well....I could tell you its not a good idea to go on your big road trip with your hairdryer cord trailing along the road behind you.

    Does that help anyone out? :LOL:

    And I could tell you its probably not a good idea to ride without a nut on the swingarm bolt thingy on the highway, and have to keep banging it back in with your heel until you reach the next town....(err I think thats what it was - at least it was some important bit that was fairly crucial to mobility)

    And I could tell you not to let a logging truck run you off the road on a hairpin bend outside Ebor, and leave your SR500 upside down in a ditch with the fuel pouring out while the trucky keeps driving off totally oblivious to the disaster

    And don't ride through hail - it hurts
  13. Oh, and most importantly - if you ride a Ducati - avoid bumps at all costs. They don't like it.
  14. welcome treefrog and little treefrog :)

    Nice to have another chick around the traps ;)
  15. Welcome to the treefrogs, it's great to have you here, enjoy :).
  16. welcome! Yes its strange how divorce can bring back the things we love most. A Pantah, I rode a 650 once. Man that was awesome :grin:
  17. [​IMG] treefrog
  18. ...are you a michigan treefrog???

    Hello my baby, hello my darling, hello my clemannnnntineee!



    Great to read you've rediscovered your passion!