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Old 11-08-02, 06:11 AM
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i find less makeup and an athletic build much sexier than the painted-face, fake breasted or thin but unfit...
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Old 11-08-02, 06:17 AM
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Hey Jeff, why do you avoid mountain biking with women? I'm curious because I had my first ride with a certain group last weekend and I felt a little funny about being the only woman in the group. I didn't get any bad vibes, just wondered.
ok, my experience is only for relatively experienced groups of riders - where most train regularly and some race -- but i have seen absolutely no problems with girls riding with the guys. i guess at the beginnning many may not know how to respond -- also many may pay too much attention b/c they're interested in dating the women or on the other hand others might too little b/c they want to make sure not to give that impression.

a few years back a big group of us did a weekend trip with a Sunday race and on Saturday's ride one of the guys who's kind of a loud-mouth @sshole sometimes anyway spent the whole day giving the girl "riding tips" and telling her how to ride better (like him) and then she smoked him in the XC MTB race the next day (she beat me by 15 minutes too) and he was a little surpirized... (she was already riding expert as he was also, but she moved up to pro the next year)

since any women who is experienced enough to ride with a fast group obviously knows how to take care of herself (i.e. doesn't need to be "supervised by men" or pampered) i don't see how it should ever be much of a problem except for guys who are insecure and intimidated or maybe guys who want to "talk freely" w/o the prescence of women (although i've never seen this)... i had a couple of female racing friends who rode almost exclusively with men b/c they claimed the women were too competitive, while not as personally challenging as the men, so they learned more and enjoyed riding with the men (and then raced against women)

for inexperienced riders it could be a totally different story as guys might feel required to assist/teach or women expect it (or maybe resent it)...
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Old 11-08-02, 11:01 AM
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Yep, my comment was based on a girlfriend/dating dynamic rather than shop rides and such.
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Old 11-08-02, 10:49 PM
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My ex went out and bought a nice Scott hardtail when I got into mountainbiking again, the only reason she didnt like my riding is she is of the nice and easy riding type of person, cycling down the canal towpath too the pub is about the extent of what she wants too do, but she stopped too scrape me of the floor when I've spanked it up bigtime trying too show off.
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Old 11-09-02, 12:18 PM
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going out/ hanging with/ or just asscociating with a guy(s).. who don't do any sport... or like the outdoors.. is boring.
i have a lot of friends that like pc games, movies and books..lol
even one who is a sfiction freak.. but at least he plays pool

... when i met my bf.. one of the first things i said to him was.. how often do you go cycling?... his answer.. any chance i get.
the same answer i would give..

i am lucky.. but then.. i met him through cycling friends.. that helps.. cyclochico(sp?)...
having male friends who like to hang out are great.. but friends that like adventure are terrific!..
go join a team.. or go ride alone on a busy day on the trails.. you can make some friends that like doing what you like..
riding your bike.
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Old 11-09-02, 04:02 PM
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i am lucky.. but then.. i met him through cycling friends.. that helps.. cyclochico(sp?)...
having male friends who like to hang out are great.. but friends that like adventure are terrific!..
go join a team.. or go ride alone on a busy day on the trails.. you can make some friends that like doing what you like..
riding your bike. [/B]
Thanks for the enciouragement, I am planning on join a club in the spring. I'm not pressed to meet someone, right now I'm having fun doing the stuff I want to do.
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Old 11-09-02, 04:22 PM
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thats good to hear cc... enjoy life.... have time for yourself and keep that confidence up..... the men will be swarming to you....
then YOU decide if you have time in your schedule..lol

have fun!
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Old 11-11-02, 04:55 PM
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Yeah!:-D I've been a mountain biker since I was 7. My bf (ex now ) got me an awesome mtbk for xmas..it was all good, until I started riding :-! oh well, he didnt want the bike back, Id rather have given it back..but he wouldnt take it ... more fun for me
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Old 11-11-02, 05:33 PM
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Wait a minute there--it's a "good thing",but you avoid riding with women??Please explain!

I,for one,would be pleased as punch to find a guy to ride with.Too often it seems,I end up rambling on about the last ride/crash/run-in with the law I had on my bike and realize the person across from me has that glazed over,bored to tears look on his face....what to do?

Sometimes I'm afraid of getting so obsessed with bikes that I won't be able to relate to people who aren't....
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Old 11-11-02, 05:41 PM
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oops-that first comment there was addressed to Jeff....
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Old 11-11-02, 06:02 PM
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Ok Gracie, for you I'll make an exception. An academic, serious cyclist, Guinness drinker and currently living in Ireland - a woman after me own heart. When shall we ride?
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Old 11-11-02, 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by cyclochica


Its a problem when all the attractive guys are taken

Seriously though, not its not bad, but I always feel like a novelty. And generally I find that most guys are a little scared to ask you out if you can hang with them in a sport. You kind of get stuck as the dreaded Friend. The one that is cool to bike with, but the one you couldn't imagine being with because you honestly believe she isn't capable of being girly.

But maybe its just the guys I am around.
Your definitely hanging out with the wrong guys.

If you were a few thousand miles nearer I'd take you out for sure.

If the guys in your life are intimidated by you then then I guess they are not right for you anyway.
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Old 11-11-02, 07:26 PM
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Originally posted by earleybird


Your definitely hanging out with the wrong guys.

If you were a few thousand miles nearer I'd take you out for sure.

If the guys in your life are intimidated by you then then I guess they are not right for you anyway.
Thanks. I'm only 25, so I have plenty of time. Plus I have two bikes to keep me entertained.
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When I was in college I spent a few winters fishing for crab in Alaska. The only woman I ever saw working on the deck of a crab boat was from Virginia, she was (is ... Gilia - you out there?) a tough lady.
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Old 11-11-02, 09:56 PM
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Originally posted by gracie
Wait a minute there--it's a "good thing",but you avoid riding with women??Please explain!

I,for one,would be pleased as punch to find a guy to ride with.Too often it seems,I end up rambling on about the last ride/crash/run-in with the law I had on my bike and realize the person across from me has that glazed over,bored to tears look on his face....what to do?

Sometimes I'm afraid of getting so obsessed with bikes that I won't be able to relate to people who aren't....
I seriously need a woman into biking as I get that same glazed over expression, and dont I just think I go on about them too much, guess people dont know what fun it is until they have ridden them.
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Old 11-12-02, 10:37 AM
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thats good to hear cc... enjoy life.... have time for yourself and keep that confidence up..... the men will be swarming to you....
Just wanted to add an old saying my dad used to tell me, "You'll never be happy with anyone else, until you can be happy with yourself and by yourself!"

Good advice that I actually took! My wife and I both enjoy cycling, camping and etc. We're also teaching our son an appreciation of these same things.

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