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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all!

I work with Miescha (he's my boss :-). I've been pestering him all summer to let me ride his bike (I actually only wanted him to give me a ride, but he keeps pointing out the solo seat, so . . . . ).

I signed up for the MSF course, but I couldn't get a spot until the begining of August (yikes) . . . so it may be a while.

I don't have a bike (yet) but Miescha has been suggesting several and recently suggested I join up here (I think I got tired of my pestering )

So . . . I've ridden before but only dirt bikes (mostly 250cc but I have ridden my dad's 750cc a fair amount - but offroad only). I'm 5'5" 115lbs so I can handle the lighter dirt bikes just fine, but I'm not as certain about a cruiser. I've sat on Miescha's 1100 plenty and rolled it around a bit - it seems manageable and I'm sure it is balanced well so it will be even easier once moving. I'm leaning toward the 950-1300cc bikes, and have really liked a lot of the Yamaha bikes Miescha has shown me on this site.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 08:19 PM
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Welcome to the forum Christine. You shouldn't have any probs with the power range you're looking at. We have lots of female riders on this forum and they mostly all ride in that same power range some even bigger . So tell us more about .... your boss. Well ok how about which bike your looking at and don't be shy to ask questions on them.

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Ha!

I also work with Miescha and Christine . . . and we all talk about that dang bike all day long (and our desire to ride in general)! What Christine didn't mention is that Miescha offered this coming Friday off with pay to any of us that actually signed up for the MSF course AND found this site and joined (I've seen it lots of times but always when Miescha was showing us . . . so didn't actually know the name of the site). I'm signed up with Christine in August (and now I found the site) but I've never ridden a motorcycle before. I've always had a desire, but never was motivated enough until Miescha started riding that dang purple fairy bike (errrr.....sorry....blue woodland nymph bike :-) all the time!

I guess I have plenty of time while I wait for the MSF course, but I suspect I'll lean toward the smaller size bikes until I have a solid comfort riding. I'm another female (future) rider of Christine's same height and weight, but lacking in the experience and comfort level needed to confidently handle the bigger bikes at the outset.

As for Miescha . . . . he also signs my check :-) So I think he is the most intelligent, handsome, funny, likable guy around and very generous with the bonus, raises, and vacation time!
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Welcome both of you to the forum!
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howdy to both of you. if Miescha gets one more employee to sign up then he gets a free set of steak knives!

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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 12:40 AM
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I'm pretty sure third prize is 'your fired' so . . . here I am Miescha!

Yeah, I'm Carlyn and I work for Miescha also, but I"m pretty sure I'll be the last as none of the other girls have enough interest to actually sign up for the MSF course - but I'm also on the list for the August date!

I used to ride a fair amount (BMW K series and a short stint with a Yamaha FJ1300). But I've been away for a few years and eager to get back on the bike since watching Miescha ride so much!

I'm with all the other girls but at 5'9" and 130lbs I've got a bit more strength to handle the heavier bikes. I've ridden larger bikes, but really liked the 1200-1300 cc bikes in the past. However, I've been shopping a LOT and all the bikes seem really well balanced so I think I could handle just about anything after some appropriate time getting back into the swing of riding and getting my comfort and skill level where it needs to be.

Looking forward to being involved with the forum and, eventually, getting my MSF course and a great scoot before the summer is out!
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Way to go team!






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Welcome ladies! Miescha seems to be bringing in lots of women lately... is there something you aren't telling us Miescha?

Anyway, I am 5' 0.5" and my weight is more than I want it to be but reasonable for my height (or lack thereof) and I have NO problems with my 1100 (unless I need to push it up a hill).

And Christine, Miesha is supposedly pretty close on the Stratoliner being ready so bug him to get a ride on the back of that beauty before he rips the pillion pad off of that bike also!!!

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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 05:28 AM
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It's great to hear of so many women joining the biking family. My wife used to ride before the arthritis in her neck became too bad for her to stand a helmet.

Cruisers make great first bikes as due to their low seat height and centre of gravity they are easy to handle and inspire confidence. I'm 5'10" but have short legs so I am very comfortable on my 950.

What is the MSF course? Is it similar to our CBT (compulsory basic training) which is a one day course for new riders before they go on the road.
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What is the MSF course? Is it similar to our CBT (compulsory basic training) which is a one day course for new riders before they go on the road.
MSF= Motorcycle Safety Foundation. It's a nationwide organization that runs classes on how to ride (among other things).

Depending on what state you live in you can do a 3 day BRC (Beginners Riders Course) that will teach a person who has never ridden before how to ride using their bikes (usually 250cc). The course includes classroom so you can pass the written test at the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) and the last day is a ride test that gives you a waiver (if you pass) to take to the DMV so you don't have to do the obnoxious riding skills test in order to get the motorcycle endorsement on your drivers license.

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