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Old 21 Apr 2006
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Confession

I have been following this post since I decided to do my own bike trip through the Americas. This is probably a 'girly' to say but I would much rather have met a bloke that wanted to take me along as a pillion passenger. As I prefer sitting in the passenger seat but as you can't wait for that to happen thought I better just get on and do it.

I feel like a traitor (not sure to what though) to admit that after my trip I do hope I can meet mr right, settle down and have children (c; If not, I guess there is London to India next!

It looks like from the post that there is both sexes looking for travel partners. It is a pity that a love of adventure doesn't automatically mean that you are compatible.

Annette www.argentina2alaska.co.uk

ps. Not to say that I am not looking forward to my trip. Though it might be more about having an excuse to have a year off work. I had my business case for a sabbatical all prepared to give to my boss today and he isn't in until Monday. )c:
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Dave,

I would think that if you are the type of person who would do a long distance bike trip that you would have better luck finding a partner along way. I know that I always meet really interesting people when I travel.

And I take back my comment above about coming back to London and settling down. I was just excited about getting to three dates with a bloke before he came up with the excuse that we have different goals in life. Fair enough when I have my trip coming up but I have heard that reason before from guys and it surprises me as other than a few ideas about finishing my pilots license and building a glass eco-home in the bush I am pretty open to doing anything given that it is interesting.

btw - I have decided to take the easier option and start my trip in Argentina and not until nov/dec as I have to start saving again after investing in a restaurant so if you are travelling though Turkey near the Aegean Islands you could stop in Alaçati do some kite/wind surfing and pop in to see my business partner and convince her that long distance biking isn't insane. I was going to mention that she is gorgeous, single and can cook - but I don't want you to get the wrong idea about the type of business we are running ;-)

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Given the popularity of this thread maybe the HU meets should have a 'Traffic-Light' night, you know the ones, green clothes for 'I'm available', red for I'm not available' (where does amber fit in?).

However, this could degenerate into a lot of single blokes pestering the ever elusive single adventurous female with a bike, biking seems to be fairly male-dominated!
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I might have to take it all back, just had a flick through the whole thread and it seems to be about 50/50 gender split.

Grant - can I get my HU t-shirt in green for the next meet..... (just kidding)
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Some thoughts that might run through a womans head when you mention riding around the world on a motorcycle:

Malaria, monte sumas revenge, snakes, spiders, bugs, scorpions, land mines, scorching heat, rain, cold, aids, powerty.....
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You forgot leeches. :-)
Do you mean Montezuma's revenge, poverty? Maybe she thinks of none of those your list, but instead thinks " Hmmm, literacy problems....."
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Even though I have the literacy skills of a seven year old I must admit that in these days of online flirting poor grammar and spelling are quite off-putting. Thank goodness for spell checking and online dictionaries.

ps. I would have posted this privately but I was 1 post off being able to
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(where does amber fit in?).
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I'd heard somewhere that women often find men who are overly keen to find fault and appear fairly pedantic and nit-picking quite off-putting as well........
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Now Dave, just save that moola, fix your liitle Ducati and head off for Japan, Russia and points east. Those So Cal girls would struggle to get out of the hairdressers. Let alone getting that poor little bike to carry two!
Totally Agree On This Message.

Overlanding with a bike is more for men I think.
What is the percent of ladies over the man for overlanding?
% 1?

In this case you must have a look the specialities and characters of this %1 and try to fin out them. As Grant said may be you must go to HUBB meetings?!

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Hanging out in backpackers hostels with stories of your travels while your bike is off the road does appear to work, he said with a smug grin......
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Hanging out in backpackers hostels with stories of your travels while your bike is off the road does appear to work, he said with a smug grin......
Tell us more, Henry, a blow-by-blow account...
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I'm not one to kiss and tell! plus shes lurking in the background somewhere and might look over my shoulder...
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Talking i have just spotted this thread myself

i has been a bit of a laugh with a few different ideas from both sides ,i have just sold my backpacker hostel and can vouch that having a bike does make things more favourable for those loveley travelling girls ,like "can i come for a ride on your harley" and well thats it say no more, i would have liked to had a girl on board when i travelled around europe last year, but by travelling alone it did lend itself to a few opportunities ,i met so many people who would just come up and chat because you were on a bike that was obviously loaded up to the hilt with crap and then they thought you were crazy because you were alone i would say go alone or ride with a girl as a buddie more so than your girlfriend unless of course you have the girlfriend/wife already i am off to canada shortly heading north anyone wanna come
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Where does amber fit in?).
..... engaged to be married?

It seems to me that we'd all like the right sort of company when it comes to travelling but having a poor choice of companion is much, much worse than going it alone.

I've done a lot of solo travelling and met some wonderful people along the way, but occasionally, its nice to share the experience - "wow! did you see that?"

Advantages and disadvantages whatever you so.

So ends my tuppence worth!

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