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Good to see you!
Hi, Swish, glad you're the moderator; I followed your 1000th post thread and thought you had some valid points. Not sure where a lot of the replies from others were coming from! Here's to a new beginning!

Kay, Hi! Looking forward to more words of wisdom and friendly chats with you!

Angel, I got some of the news about your weekend MSF class. I totally hear you about the stifling heat! By noon of the second day I thought I was going to pass out rather than pass the class. Funny that you were the only girl. Thanks for sharing your pics & CONGRATS! Have you decided on a bike yet?

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Glad to see you made it--I think we'll like it here--Swish will keep us all in line--Not that WE GIRLS ever got out of line----Ive already seen her kick-butt on the guys --over there--they respect her and that's what matters----Welcome again---Kay
 

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Yeah, Kay, I think this site will be great. More like the family picnic than the smoky bar! How sad is it that I felt bereft when I couldn't 'see' my friends on the other site?!? LOL...I need a bike so I can stop living vicariously through others.

I better get back to work. Have a great day!
 

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I think I am going to go with the TW200
but I'm not sure yet. Bullfrog thinks I should look at the
DRZ400. It is capable of going faster
so I can keep up with him on the Highway.
Not sure, any input?
 

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Angel said:
TheOtherRide
I think I am going to go with the TW200
but I'm not sure yet. Bullfrog thinks I should look at the
DRZ400. It is capable of going faster
so I can keep up with him on the Highway.
Not sure, any input?
I'd like to hear what others say about this too...
My guy is recommending that I get at least a 250 to even have a hope of riding with him. I'm looking for just a cheap 200-something-dualsport so that if (WHEN) I dump it I can get it back up, hopefully without any broken appendages on me or the bike! I figure a year or 2 on something small will build my confidence, ability, and joy in riding. If I start out with something too huge and end up scaring the poop out of myself, it would be tough to get back into it. :roll:

Based on his years of experience vs. my lack of coordination, the only way I'll be able to keep up with him is if I'm a) in a car, or b) on the back of HIS bike! So, keeping up isn't my goal...having fun with a new hobby is. :D Besides, I usually ignore his advice anyway (Love you, honey!)
 

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Hola senoritas!

Swish welcomed me, but I don't know the name... who you be?

Sorry I don't have any experience with the TW200, but I do know that the DRZ400 is good for (low) highway speeds (ie, 70 or so), even though there's no wind protection.
 

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My wife started out on a DR 200, great bike for starting out, but 55-65 TOPS. :cry:
She then went to a lowered KLR650 but it was too heavy for her in the tight turns, (parking lots)
Now she just rides on the back of the V-Strom.
 

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I think any bike that "feels" right for you when you are on it is good. If it feels too tall or too heavy or too wide, avoid it. Find one that feels like it's part of you when you are riding it. I know this is gonna sound corny but it's sorta like the two of you become one...

The more experience you gain on a bike, that will change what bike "feels" right for you. That's just my two cents...I don't ride solo yet, but I have this undertanding with my head and my instincts about riding...stay tuned. I'll get there eventually...

Hope that helps...

If I'm wrong...someone feel free to correct me...I won't ban ya! :lol:
 

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DantesDame said:
Hola senoritas!

Swish welcomed me, but I don't know the name... who you be?

Sorry I don't have any experience with the TW200, but I do know that the DRZ400 is good for (low) highway speeds (ie, 70 or so), even though there's no wind protection.
Hi there! How quickly they forget.... :lol:

DD, You and I chatted online quite some time ago over MSN...remember me? I was Wndancer478 on MSN. I no longer have that name on MSN but that's who I be. I have had fun reading your trip reports and I enjoy visiting your website.

Again, welcome!
 

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Swish said:
DantesDame said:
Hola senoritas!

Swish welcomed me, but I don't know the name... who you be?

Sorry I don't have any experience with the TW200, but I do know that the DRZ400 is good for (low) highway speeds (ie, 70 or so), even though there's no wind protection.
Hi there! How quickly they forget.... :lol:

DD, You and I chatted online quite some time ago over MSN...remember me? I was Wndancer478 on MSN. I no longer have that name on MSN but that's who I be. I have had fun reading your trip reports and I enjoy visiting your website.

Again, welcome!
How the heck was I supposed to make that connection??? Well, now that I know who you are: HI THERE!!!
 
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