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Old 02-11-09, 09:45 PM
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Sisters are doing it for themselves....

...touring, that is.

http://meowww.com/bike/general/solo.php

http://meowww.com/bike/general/packing.php
 
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Old 02-11-09, 09:50 PM
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Thank you for posting this. I'm a woman planning to perhaps do a solo tour or two after this summer (which will be my first tour) and I admit being a little nervous about it - but more so about alleviating my family's fears for my safety! I think these articles will help and I really appreciate you posting them. Thanks!
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Old 02-12-09, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by 4000Miles View Post
Thank you for posting this. I'm a woman planning to perhaps do a solo tour or two after this summer (which will be my first tour) and I admit being a little nervous about it - but more so about alleviating my family's fears for my safety! I think these articles will help and I really appreciate you posting them. Thanks!
We have at least three women on the forum - Machka, Vaygrl, and Judy - who have ridden long solo tours. Perhaps they can comment.
 
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Old 02-12-09, 10:38 AM
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Considering that so many women are victims of people they know, there should be some increase in safety merely by leaving home.
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Old 02-12-09, 12:52 PM
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Although my family has accepted my solo touring, there will probably always be some fears. Mainly because I'm a woman. The more I tell them of the wonderful people that I meet while touring, and the experiences that I have, the more they are at ease. I don't stealth camp, and I plan everything pretty closely, so that I make sure that I do have a place to sleep at night. I do my best to alleviate their fears...and for the most part, I have.

My kids seemed to have accepted it better, and sooner than my parents. My father was the one who had the biggest problem with it. No matter how old I get, I'll always be his little girl. Mind you, last year I had decided to train for a triathlon. My father wanted me to go on another tour rather than enter a triathlon. Go figure. hehehe The first tour is always the hardest on your family.
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