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Cheers Kim! Glad you decided to stay on and finish. I am still only half way there. Congrats on getting you licence and who knows, maybe see you on the road. Although I'm thinking Africa after this, India is absolutely insane
I have fond memories of riding with you folks in CA. Seems like a long time ago now...
Anyway, hi to Kyle for me. Is he heading to Venezuela on his way back up?
I just met a very cute biker at a petrol station in Mexico and found out he'd just left the same place I'd been staying. The reason we never met, was because the hotel let him store his bike away, out of sight. I say, make sure the bike is visible as long as possible, or at least the helmet!!!
I can relate. I'm having problems too, not too many people want to ride as much as me. I’ve recently ended a relationship, part of the problem was the guy I was with just wasn’t in to sport-touring as much as me, he didn’t want to spend every available minute on the bike, every holiday, every vacation day I want to spend touring the country. I’ve actually registered here so I can start planning a world tour, which will take place in a few years.
[This message has been edited by VIVID1 (edited 31 January 2006).]
Nice thread! I agree with the meeting at an (extreme) sports club - I met my guy doing aikido - he's the biker, and we're off at the end of the year on a 6 month overlander, just getting my riding skills up to scratch! Keep looking, but don't just go for a biker chick, unless that's all you want! Oh, and I love pitching up a tent and making a brew - not all ladies HAVE to have cotton sheets and make-up when they're travelling, and yes, I can ritz it up with the best of 'em when I want to!
Think Eastern Europe,
Best looking girls on the planet and are much more durable than American or Western European girls.
I met my girlfriend while riding through Europe convinced her it was a good idea, or maybe she convinced me it was a good idea to bring her along, well whatever the case we got along really well.
So I guess my point is "Build it and they will come" no that doesnt work.... how about "Go Traveling and you will find what you are looking for" yeah thats it.
Perhaps if you just ride your bike to Darwin and go see Perkins Shipping, that's where all the overlanders pass through going to East Timor, Indonesia and on to Europe. I don't think you'll have to wait too long... And if you get bored, just go.
Guys, you've got problems! My new lady friend just asked me whether my mattress and sleeping bag are up to it. She does things like a bike rally in Norway in winter, -20°C! Makes me feel insignificant...
Maybe she wont be your lady friend for long, biddhist! Be fast- or last! StrikingViking may come along....
OK, just going to add my .0002 worth!
I'm female and would love to meet a guy to go round the world with, or even just ride on long trips here in the US... not necessarily throw romance in there... but wouldn't rule it out, either...
However, if you think finding someone in their 20's or 30's is hard, try looking for a guy in their 50's or over that's not married, not gay, and is willing to actually discuss where to go, what to do, etc, rather than just the macho thing about "I'm the guy I make the decisions".
I do have some wonderful male friends that ride and are single, but due to various reason don't/can't want to travel.
Some of us ladies dont' mind the bugs, tents, dirt etc, just throw a hotel in once in a while...nothing beats a nice long hot bath after being on the road!
I do know one great guy, works a year or two as a mech, then moves on to the next place... but, as he told me, he's upfront with the ladies and tells them that he will only work for a year or two at the same job, then he will move... he says somehow they dont' quite get it, and expect him to settle down... Oh yeah, he's been married 6 times so far! He's a bit too young for me tho...but he is a dear friend. <BG>
There are some of us willing and able ladies out here, but in the meantime, I'll see you on the road!
Keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down..hurts less that way!
Mary aka Krashdragon
Well i do have to say you guys make me laugh.
there are so many people out there looking for long distance riding partners but we can never seem to find the right one, it's alway wrong time, wrong town, wrong sex, wrong age. i think i am going to have to try my RTW solo. Might run into someone on the way!
I haven't done much serious biking stuff - couple of trips into Europe. However, I am a bit dubious about finding travelling companions as part of the trip planning. I can't help wondering what is a guys motivation in responding: maybe they fancy a chance to help a damsel in distress with greasy sprockets and burst tyres or maybe they would simply like some company for the trip or... maybe none of the above!
If I met a guy on the trip and we got along okay, I'd consider travelling together but, I'd be so cautious!
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