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DaveSmith 13 Jan 2006 11:17

meeting a wanderlust partner of the opposite sex?
Okay, sort of a weird post, but how would one find a girl who's willing to ride across continents with you? I've got no problem meeting girls, but finding one who's willing to travel by motorcycle is hard to find.

I'm guessing for girls who travel, finding a boy isn't a problem.

I posted on match.com that says "ride the world with me". Not that I'm expecting someone in their 30s willing to travel in such a weird way, but it seems worth the shot.

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Rufcut 13 Jan 2006 22:44

Tough one. I'd say you might have some luck at a rally. It's hard enough finding a compatable partner that dosen't ride.

mrdexplorer 13 Jan 2006 23:39

Flamin perv. What do you think this is, a dating site?

DaveSmith 13 Jan 2006 23:46

Sheesh. Nope, it was a legitimate question. I've got no problem meeting girls, but finding one up for a trip like this is hard to do.

It was nice that your first post was you trying to insult me.

--Flaming Perv

Random attempts have
been made at RTW on
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Riq 14 Jan 2006 00:28

Perhaps mrdexplorer can explain how such a straight forward question is perverted.

Sorry Dave I can't help I married my wife 27 years ago and she says she only went out with me the first time because she had never ridden on a motorcycle.

Chin up

beddhist 14 Jan 2006 01:04

Is this the right forum to ask questions about "lust"? ;-) hihi

Seriously, though, going out amongst the biking folk should be one way, a forum like this one another. IRC, perhaps... maybe not.

I've just got a lead through a German bike travellers' forum, similar to this one. Tomorrow night I should know more... May have to postpone my trip, though.

mrdexplorer 14 Jan 2006 01:10

Er... You don't think perhaps that I'm just trolling. Yes/no?

JonStobbs 14 Jan 2006 02:44

Dave,i've been trying to suss the same problem out for a while now.Still no wiser mind you! Like you i've no problem finding someone who's fun to be with,but the travelling thing seems to be a step too far for everyone i've met so far.Even worse for us motorcycle riders(how do you 4wd-ers get on?).
mrdexplorer,got to say i do think your reply was a little judgemental.I think Dave's question is a valid one and does have a place on the forum.After all that is what it's here for,to ask questions and discuss matters of overland subjects...isn't it?

Just going for a short ride on my bike....

simmo 14 Jan 2006 03:32

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! http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/wink.gif

Grant Johnson 14 Jan 2006 03:51

The forum title IS "Travellers Seeking Travellers" and we WILL be having a sesssion on just this subject at the HU UK Travellers Meeting this year. http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/smile.gif

Also note trolling doesn't go over big here...

Less noise more quality is the motto... http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/wink.gif


doubleplay 14 Jan 2006 04:16

Well Said.

Matt Cartney 14 Jan 2006 04:47

Funnily enough, since I revealed to the world (or my circle of mates anyway) that I was planning a wee jaunt avec motorcycle I've had quite a few flattering "Oooohs!" and occasional "Aahs!" from the fairer sex. No actual concrete declarations of love, unfortunately, but definately what anglers call "a nibble." I am fully expecting to be fighting them off with a stick on my return.

Wheelie 14 Jan 2006 05:18

Maybe you could try to camoflage your bike as a pony?

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, having only two sets of underware, squatting toilets (if any), dirty clothes, body odor, riding sores, fungus, no hospitals, lack of fashionable clothing, only one pair of shoes, corruption, war, tribal disputes, male shovenistic cultures, crappy food, amebas, brain worms, sand (in everything), flat tires, bike break-downs, bed bugs, sleeping on hard ground, theft, robbery, violence, kidnapping, red tape, drunk drivers, bad roads, getting lost, being hungry, being thirsty, being tired, having to read maps, being homesick, being stressed out, being stuck, no friends, expenses, logistics, learning the gps, no family close by, lack of familiar things, lack of security, no favourite tv program, can't shop because of lack of space, dangerous ferries, wild animals, laundry by hand, plane crashes, lost sex appeal, pot holes, wash boards, sand storms, snow storms, rain storms, hail storms, foreign languages, beggars, touts, hustlers, political unstability, sexual harassment, loss of job security, loss of financial security, loss of chance to have children, terrorism, and ... who the hell is this guy I am travelling with that hasn't showered or shaved in ages, is dressed like a clown working as an astronaut, and one that gets turned on by raunchy women like myself.

Now that is a lot of odds to overcome, even for most men. You should ask yourself, is the kind of woman that really really really wants to do this kind of trip first off the kind of woman you would be attracted to in the first place? Or, would you like a more traditional femenine type that might need a bit of convincing? I've been so fortunate to have been able to convince my wife... but I'm not so certain I would have been attracted to a woman who was convinced allready.

I'd go for the pony trick and lure her along. Make your first stop a suite at the Ritz and gradually lower the quality as she gets climatized. Make her believe that you are just going to be gone for a week, then make all sorts of incentives to stay just another day ("around the next bend we will come to Cinco Terra, A world Heritage Site, probaly the most beutiful place on earth, a must see before you die kind of place, a place to write home about. I've heard that they have a world reknown SPA there and great food and wine... I've heard that Bruce Willis and Brad Pit is staying there right now, a small intimate and romantic place... we could probably get seated at the same table...) the next day offer another incentive, then another, then another... when you can offer no more attractive incentives, then come up with bogus excuses for why you have to delay the return home for another day (your uncle died in a plane crash this very date and you insist that you put off the flight until tomorrow... Going North to get to the airport means going over some really high cold mountains with warring clans and psycotic rug selling rapists, making it much better to travel to the other airport 200k kilometers further south... etc). If you are lucky, she might get climatised and comfortable with the whole idea of travelling around the world with you before you are half way round the world.

DaveSmith 14 Jan 2006 07:26

Thanks, folks. I'm going to borrow from Wheelie and use his "some thoughts that might run" because it makes me laugh.

This is a weird forum to troll.

Random attempts have
been made at RTW on
a '65 Ducati 250cc

paul_r 14 Jan 2006 08:38

might be worth checking out



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