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2005-04-28 01:11:08 PM  
1 in 10 motorcyclists are female. Ratio surges to 4 in 10 when counting women who just like to sit on bikes and rev engines

seems like batteries would be cheaper than gas

/just sayin'
 
2005-04-28 01:13:17 PM  
If you can read this, the biatch fell off
 
2005-04-28 01:17:59 PM  
I guess some women are just taken by the idea of owning a vibrator that requires a muffler in order to avoid breaking the local noise ordinance.
 
2005-04-28 01:18:23 PM  
Nice. This seems to fit pretty well with my anecdotal observations when I'm riding around Colorado here - about 1 in 10 riders is a woman.
 
2005-04-28 01:19:30 PM  
I sold my motorcycle to a chick. She was also in porn, go figure.

/yes, I have pics and they look like a girl that would buy a motorcycle would look like
 
2005-04-28 01:24:31 PM  
I think Submitter might have been refering to the bikini clad females at motorcycle shows that show of the "bikes".
 
2005-04-28 01:51:55 PM  
Thread is worthless without A_E's pics.
 
2005-04-28 01:55:58 PM  
I was on my lunch break and saw this tall blonde lady at a redlight riding her bike with a dress and high heels on.

Damn, I love this country!
 
2005-04-28 06:29:01 PM  
vernonFL: If you can read this, the biatch fell off

Saw a great shirt the other day on a (female) biker's:

"If you can read this, the biatch just passed you."
 
2005-04-28 09:30:30 PM  
I ride but *checks self* nope, still not a woman.
 
2005-04-28 09:38:39 PM  
I'M DRUNK

and i want a motorcycle, cause of gas milage, but don't want to die. what a conundrum.
 
2005-04-28 09:39:07 PM  
I ride a big arse Triumph, my assistant rides a Fat Boy.

Chicks who ride are cool.
 
2005-04-28 09:41:54 PM  
If I had the skillz I would post my lame mid-90s "Lesbian Chic" doo-wop song, which has a great dykes on bikes chorus. But I don't so go back to chatting about whatever.

/people who do what makes them happy rule
//Dykes on Bikes rule
 
2005-04-28 09:43:06 PM  
I was enjoying some bike riders high heels and nice tight ass just this week. Passed them to get a look at the face, HE HAD A BEARD!

Welcome to California.

/am I gay now?
 
2005-04-28 09:45:28 PM  
I saw something I never ever thought I would see, yet there it was: a chick on a motorcycle, with a cell phone shoved up under the edge of her helmet.

I had to look a couple of times, she would push it up in there long enough to clutch, then pull it out and talk on it until the next shift.
 
2005-04-28 09:49:30 PM  
 
2005-04-28 10:03:31 PM  
I fell in love with this girl on my last ride to Connecticut. I wasn't fast enough with the camera to snap a pic of her face, but I'm not upset with at least getting this much. She was STUNNING.

 
2005-04-28 10:06:57 PM  
"I have pics and they look like a girl that would buy a motorcycle would look like"

Hmmm... and how exactly would that be?

/thinking of the scads of extremely attractive professional ladies I've seen on bikes.
 
2005-04-28 10:07:41 PM  
El Morro

Exactly what I'm talking about
 
2005-04-28 10:18:25 PM  
This thread is worthless without pics of Michelle Smith from American Thunder
 
BHK
2005-04-28 10:24:15 PM  
It was Tom Robbins who said that girls like horses because they are essentially 1000 lb vibrators. I guess they grow up to like motorcycles.

I just taught my girlfriend to ride and now she has her own bike.
 
Rat
2005-04-28 10:37:22 PM  
Nothing sexier.

©
 
2005-04-28 10:38:32 PM  
http://www.viberider.com/bike1.html
 
2005-04-28 10:39:43 PM  
I just started to teach a friend of mine how to ride. The problem is that it's hard finding bikes low enough for 5 foot nuthin Asian girls to ride. But hot damn, do they ever fit on the back of mine nice. The manufacturers are stacking the odds against them. Blatant discrimination I tell you.
 
2005-04-28 10:55:29 PM  
Just curious, is there any particular reason your motorcycle has to be deafeningly loud? Motorcycles are cool and everything, but is there any particular reason motorcycle manufacturers haven't heard of an amazing invention known as a muffler? I heard someone talking about installing special pipes to make his motorcycle louder. Why, dear god why?
 
2005-04-28 11:00:36 PM  
mattloaf1

I think you mean this...


/It's hard for finding SFW images of her...
//We're going to be the only ones who get this...
 
2005-04-28 11:01:01 PM  
Analogy:

Just curious, is there any particular reason your motorcycle has to be deafeningly loud? Motorcycles are cool and everything, but is there any particular reason motorcycle manufacturers haven't heard of an amazing invention known as a muffler? I heard someone talking about installing special pipes to make his motorcycle louder. Why, dear god why?

Penis compensation.
 
2005-04-28 11:01:27 PM  
I've been riding my Kawi for nearly 15 years, and chicks who ride:
1. Are NOT lesbians, please stop calling me that. Well, amybe after a few beers, but NOT because I ride!
2. Do NOT want your phone number, so please don't cut me off to get me to pull over and talk to you. That will just get you a kick in the balls. Ask Sean, he knows.
3. Can ride and still be girlie.
4. Are not real bikers if they are are on cellphones -- that is some poser BS! I ride to get AWAY from my cellphone.
And, I change my own oil and do my own tune-ups. So there. In case I see more smartass boy comments. It's ok. We're allowed to know stuff even though we have boobies.
 
2005-04-28 11:04:40 PM  
I own and run a motorcycle dealership, and I go out of my way to hire young women who ride sportbikes. I tell everyone that it's because I want to have a more diverse workforce.

So far everyone seems to believe me.
 
2005-04-29 05:14:42 AM  
Ah, Harley days are here again as spring blooms.

It's getting so any intersection you happen to arrive at features some middle-aged smacktard trying in earnest to live his very own badass fantasy. This would include, but is not limited to:

Blipping/revving the throttle: Is your cam that wild or your spark advanced that much that you need to do that? Hmm. I thought not, you ass-bag.

Accelerating a full throttle with straight pipes: Loud pipes to not save lives, asshat. It's emblematic of the stupid Massachusetts motor vehicle laws that bikes only have to pass a safety inspection, with no attention paid to SPL of the exhaust at part throttle.

Have glasspacks on your musclecar? You're in deep shiat, mister. Illegal straight pipe mod on your trophy Harley? No problem. Pass the donuts...
 
2005-04-29 05:35:57 AM  
As long as riders with a straight pipe give me their address so I can do that shiat in front of THEIR house at 3am, I don't care.

/wishes APD would enforce noise pollution ordinances
 
2005-04-29 07:21:52 AM  
JohnnyDanger:

Have glasspacks on your musclecar? You're in deep shiat, mister. Illegal straight pipe mod on your trophy Harley? No problem. Pass the donuts...


Totally. I have never been woken up by that sweet ass sound of a nice muscle car.

My neighbor who hs a Night Train, feels no shame as he blasts off to work at 6AM straight pipes and all. Of course he lets it idle for 15 minutes before that. He owns a muffler shop. Can you believe it? Irony kills. All of his cars dound good though.

These loud Harleys kill me. My '05 Triumph Rocket will absolutely toast all of them(except a V-Rod/Street Rod, which is a much closer race) yet is quiet as mouse compared to these clowns.

Loud pipes do not save lives, morons. You can have a nice throaty sound and still be within limits.

soze:

As long as riders with a straight pipe give me their address so I can do that shiat in front of THEIR house at 3am, I don't care.

Amen to that brother
 
2005-04-29 07:31:56 AM  
Submitter's a dork. One of my bikes broke down on my way into work yesterday. Funny thing was a whole team of landscapers were more than happy to spend an hour helping me with it before they finally loaded it up into their trailor and gave me, and my bike, a ride home. It's good to be a girl.
 
2005-04-29 07:35:15 AM  
This is a great book written by a woman who discovers motorcycling as an adult.

 
2005-04-29 07:56:14 AM  
 
2005-04-29 07:57:46 AM  
Motorcycling is a really great thing. More people should do it.

1.Get better mileage
2.less emissions
3.use less road
4.Fun
5.cool
6.fast

There should be tax incentives that encourage motorcycle use, with gas and traffic being what it is. Europeans use them all the time becuase of traffic and gas.

Of course, they're more dangerous and cell phones and latte's are out of the question.
 
2005-04-29 08:04:46 AM  
Phil Herup:

Motorcycling is a really great thing. More people should do it.

1.Get better mileage
2.less emissions
3.use less road
4.Fun
5.cool
6.fast



and don't forget

7. smelly helmet
8. bugs in teeth/eyes
9. get wet
10. massively increased risk of dying if you should be involved in an accident
11. cold
 
2005-04-29 08:33:41 AM  
Lindsey

7. wash your hair
8. full face helmet
9. full face helmet and appropriate rain gear -or- don't ride in the rain
10. massively increased enjoyment of life outweighs potential risk due to oblivious people in suvs. plus full face helmet, appropriate protective gear, and attentive riding help.
11. full face helmet and appropriate weather gear -or don't ride in the cold
 
2005-04-29 09:48:13 AM  
and don't forget

7. smelly helmet
8. bugs in teeth/eyes
9. get wet
10. massively increased risk of dying if you should be involved in an accident
11. cold


The tragically uninformed are always easy to pick out.

On another note, has anyone looked at the used bike market this year. WTF do these assholes think they have, solid gold? I always check the NADA average retail (roughly what you would expect to pay at a dealership, definitely what you should be able to talk them down to) prices before I contact the seller, and I'm seeing as much as 2x values on some of the bikes people are selling.
 
2005-04-29 09:50:15 AM  
Dunno about the rest of you riders, but loud pipes DO save lives. Maybe they don't have to be TOO loud, but stock pipes on most sport bikes nowadays are way too quiet.

Car drivers just don't look out for bikes. Only cars. I've been cut off plenty of times, only to evade a crash, pull up next to the driver and get the "Holy shiat, I didn't even see you there!" look. When I'm on the road and hear a loud pipe coming up, I know instantly that there's a bike in the area.

Just my two cents: At least get a two bro's pipe. They sound great, are loud enough to let car drivers know your on the road, but not loud enough to really piss off the neighbors.

/'04 CBR600F4i
 
2005-04-29 09:53:53 AM  
DrZombie, I was just thinking the same thing. I'm looking at used R6's, and the asking prices are a joke. Barely less than brand new. Thanks for the NADA heads up. One more tool to keep the haggling within a reasonable range.
 
2005-04-29 10:11:51 AM  
Dunno about the rest of you riders, but loud pipes DO save lives. Maybe they don't have to be TOO loud, but stock pipes on most sport bikes nowadays are way too quiet.

In the words of Trey Parker and Matt Stone:

"SMART SMART SMART SMART SMART"
 
2005-04-29 10:19:24 AM  
I was just thinking the same thing. I'm looking at used R6's, and the asking prices are a joke. Barely less than brand new. Thanks for the NADA heads up. One more tool to keep the haggling within a reasonable range.

Yeah man, great site to use (a subscription is a little expensive, but you get 5 free checks/day on the site), and has really helped. I'm looking at adding this to my stable right now (this is the ad the guy has)

YAMAHA: 1984 Virago, very clean, runs good, 1100cc, nice street bike w/leather saddle bags, $2500/bo.

I can't wait to inform him that:

A) Yamaha did not make an 1100cc. Virago in 1984

-and-

B) The NADA puts that bike at $1135 average retail.

I plan on using it for a week-long road trip this summer (unless some idiot comes along and pays for it without doing research first) and for some around town stuff. It's a solid, reliable bike, and I'd rather pay a little for something a little older and in good shape than a lot for something newer and in the same shape. You should always check the production count if you can too, to see how many were made/sold, so you can gauge part available/cost.

Buying new automobiles/motorcycles is a suckers game. Don't fall for it.
 
2005-04-29 10:38:56 AM  
Quiet pipes = law avoidance.
I can watch out for myself.

BMW R1100S, '64 Triumph Bonneville, RZ350, RD?TZ racebike, Seca II for my girlfriend.

OK, only the Seca II is really quiet, but the others (other than the racebike) have relatively quiet exhausts. Although tthe Triumph's old peashooters are rumbley. Best sound in motorcycling, IMHO.
 
2005-04-29 10:43:59 AM  
Hey now, Seca II's sound beautiful, particularly since my Seca is the only one in the garage that runs these days. :) I will admit though it's a great girl's bike. I love mine and most of the other folks I know who have them are women too. Not that it's not a great bike for men as well--but it's just the perfect size, weight, spunk, for your more petite riders.

\1997 Seca II
\\1970 Triumph Daytona
 
2005-04-29 11:15:09 AM  
I'll get a quieter exhaust when the use of a cell phone while driving is outlawed.

If I had a dollar for every time some dumbf*ck on his/her phone cut me off I could probably buy the new exhaust.

/can you hear me now?
//chicks on bikes are cool.
//chicks on the back of my bike are cooler!
 
2005-04-29 11:47:00 AM  
My fiancee rides, and she's faster than most the posers
around here by a great deal... And she's got the balls
to ride some of the stranger bikes in my collection that
other supposed motorcyclists won't even get near let alone
take for a spin...






Out here in the SF Bay Area we have a much higher chick/guy
ratio for motorcyclists. But we have some of the best
roads and weather for motorcycling. Shame about the
psychotic SUV drivers and self-absorbed cellphone weilding
cager assclowns.

If I know I have to go do battle in commuter traffic, I
jump on the Ducati with it's uncorked exhaust, loud
clutch, and air horns. Nothing says "Pull your head out
of your ass and pay attention to the road" like 944 CC's
of screaming Italian death belching fire and whatever
misc. parts are falling off that day. It's a good thing.

-Mike-
Vampires MC
Santa Cruz
 
2005-04-29 11:56:21 AM  
Carry some 2oz ball-bearings when you ride. Instant window-karma for inept tards on the phone.

Lane splitting alone is worth the price of admission with a bike.
 
2005-04-29 11:59:21 AM  
Try cycletrader.com for your used bike shopping needs. Got my VFR800 for $1000 less than the Blue Book value.


/I LOVE my bike!
 
2005-04-29 01:01:54 PM  
Hey, El Morro, if you ride in such a way that you have to have loud pipes to stay safe, you need how to re-learn how to ride in traffic.
What do loud pipes do? Piss off people and lead to decibel checkpoints (yes, these things do happen, especially in small towns that 1 day a week riders with loud pipes ride to for breakfast on the weekends.) I ride too but it pisses me off every time someone with loud pipes rides down the street in front of my house and leaves my eardrums ringin.
/love my motorcycle
 
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