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    Any women out there that race????

    I took my son out for his first race last weekend. Turned out to be a huge triple point Redline, blah, blah, blah. A bit much for his first day on a track, but we had a blast and he's into it. I'm happy to now know the in's and out's of Moto's, etc. The thing is, it was hard watching from the bleachers and not getting out there and riding.

    Any women out there that race? Would love to hear your story. Or is this forum entirely male? Would settle for your stories about women...if you have them.

    Thanks.

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    I thought about it...

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Three females in my household race as of last month.

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    YEAH! Any cruisers? This is all new to me. All of the "older" women racing last weekend were on cruisers, but not sure if that's my style. Curious what you guys ride.

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    my wife's on a cruiser, yes. I got back into it and didn't do much research beforehand, so I thought I was limited to cruisers. Then I saw the men's open - all on 20" and all barely going fast enough to keep the bike from falling over. I **** you not someone had to be helped up a hill.
    The guys on the cruisers were a lot faster, catching air and railing berms and whatnot.
    My wife's currently recruiting a women's class so she doesn't have to race the guys. I'll keep you posted but so far there are already two ladies looking at cruisers.

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    "I **** you not someone had to be helped up a hill."

    That is the funniest thing EVER. Since I've never ridden BMX - other than my kid's bikes to get from here or there - I shouldn't really comment. But all of the women on cruisers (all 3 of them) was just as painful as your experience it seems. Maybe I'm in for a harsh reality, but they were going SO SLOW. I'll be racing cyclocross for the first time next month...I think I'll wait for that season to end before I give another sport a try...but that course looks like so much fun!!! Good luck to your wife!

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    Did you see any of the girls race at the Redline Cup?! Some of them are amazing. I know there are a lot of really good girl racers out there such as Alise Post, Shelbi Long, and a girl I actually know, Liz Passwaters.

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    There aren't many women who post here (I'm one), but I don't race. I think that if I had been brought up in a bike riding household I would have been out there racing, though. I would not have been much of a road racer, but I think that BMX or MTB would have suited me.

    I never thought of myself as that competitive, but it turns out that I am, actually.

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    There's a girl who races here, in the same division as the boys her age, she's pretty good. Better than I would be I'm sure..
    Actually, come to think of it, there are a few, but there's one who's good

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    in the NBL the girls can choose to race boys or girls. If they race boys they can change their mind at any time and go over to girls, but not vice-versa. my 11 yo is racing girls and the 9 yo went boys.

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    I saw a lot of the girls race, but I didn't catch many names. Only those with parents sitting around us. And we didn't stay for the Main (schoolnight yah know). So I didn't see who won the events. The girls were a lot of fun to watch. The little ones were so tough on their bikes, then you'd see them walking around with bows in their hair all girl'd up again. I love that!

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    The few times i've been to my local track there have been a handful of girls racing or practicing.

    Some of them were pretty fast too!

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    I haven't ever seen a proper racer over here
    Dip me in chocolate and feed me to the Lesbians, eight times because thats my name.

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    I was told the younger girls are faster than the boys because they develop so much faster at that age, which is true in most sports. As we all know, it isn't long before the boys take off and dominate. But it's fun to watch the girls blowing past the boys while they can.

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    When I raced in Australia, my old boss got tired of taking her kids to the track and just watching them. So she got herself a cruiser, and started racing. She sucked badly, but had fun. There were some girls out there that absolutely killed it. Lucky for me, I was racing in the Masters, and didn't have to go up against girls 20 years younger than me. I would have gotten spanked, and not in a good way.

    By the way, I got my wife a cruiser, along with a matching jersey and helmet. While she liked to ride, she never raced.

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    I raced 20" for a bit. Only i sucked on the start gate. The ladies i raced against were all nearly 10 years older than me and fast as hell. I've never seen a 35 year old chick jump so far! Most the chicks seem to be either really young or vets, not much in between so I ended up racing the former state champ. She'd just come back from having a baby and kicked my ass. So uncool...

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    Quote Originally Posted by onelibra View Post
    But it's fun to watch the girls blowing past the boys while they can.
    There are so many things that are wrong, funny and womanizing i could say about what you just wrote, but something is holding me back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker View Post
    There are so many things that are wrong, funny and womanizing i could say about what you just wrote, but something is holding me back.
    My foot having a conversation with your ass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    My foot having a conversation with your ass?
    Probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minichamp31 View Post
    Did you see any of the girls race at the Redline Cup?! Some of them are amazing. I know there are a lot of really good girl racers out there such as Alise Post, Shelbi Long, and a girl I actually know, Liz Passwaters.
    haha i never knew there was a girl that raced and had my last name.
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    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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    I thought they were one in the same...
    I am Gunz. Gunz are me.

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    you die.
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    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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    Actually, I live.

    At least until the 29th. I'm having surgery again on the aforementioned date.
    I am Gunz. Gunz are me.

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    Pfft, real men get surgery on the 16 of September.


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    I'd be getting surgery in September sometime if it weren't for a random opening. So I found out today that I'm getting surgery next week.
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