Pink Ribbon Ride

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Sharon, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. Sharon

    Sharon Guest

    I've been asked to post this on behalf of the Pink Ribbon Ride organisers.



    For all motorcyclists!


    0413 299 254

    9 AM SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER 2003
    (check your clocks - it's the first day of daylight saving)

    The Mean Fiddler Hotel,
    corner of Commercial and Windsor Rds., Rouse Hill.

    Ride registration is now open and you can download registration forms from
    our website
    There are prizes to be won by some lucky people who register early so get
    your forms in as soon as possible.

    The new 2003 tshirts are also ready - order forms also on the website. We
    have 3 new designs this year and some are available in women's sizes or
    polo shirts. Don't wait too long to order in case we run out of your size.

    The Pink Ribbon Motorcycle Ride
    PO Box 121,
    St Peters NSW 2044
    All proceeds of the 2003 Pink Ribbon Motorcycle Ride will be donated to The
    Cancer Council NSW for their breast cancer research projects and support
    Sharon, Sep 30, 2003
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  2. Sharon

    Manning Guest

    A good thing - I'll be tagging along behind the wife.

    - Manning
    Manning, Sep 30, 2003
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  3. Sharon

    Manning Guest

    I will be on a black '98 R1100GS in yellow and black RJays leathers.

    Lucy (wife) will be on her '02 blue SV650S wearing grey and white Dainese

    You seriously have a pink bike? Can't wait to see it :)

    Cheers Manning
    Manning, Sep 30, 2003
  4. In on Tue, 30 Sep 2003 17:30:08 +1000
    Oh he has a seriously pink bike alright.

    Pink bike, yellow leathers, if you can miss him then your sunglasses are
    clearly peril-sensitive and protecting you.

    Zebee Johnstone, Sep 30, 2003
  5. Sharon

    smack Guest

    blue boots

    Can't remember the helmet colour
    smack, Sep 30, 2003
  6. Sharon

    Fwoar Guest

    We'll also be there
    Me on the GS500 & Bren on Bluey ( Crazycams Z50(ish))

    Bren is also looking for sponsors!!!!

    Fwoar, Sep 30, 2003
  7. Sharon

    Boxer Guest

    Now that's the Theo we all know.

    Boxer, Sep 30, 2003
  8. Sharon

    Dr.Shifty Guest

    Riding a bike beats breast cancer any day. :)

    My wife got through breast cancer more than ten years ago. The impact of
    the diagnosis was hard enough considering that the doc told us to toss a
    coin to get her chances of survival, but then came surgery, chemotherapy,
    radiation therapy, and a radioactive implant. Almost a year in treatment.
    She's still very involved in breast cancer support groups and recently
    managed to get some pretty nice govt funding (almost a $million) for
    post-surgery programs for women who've had breast cancer but live west of
    the mountains and too far from the Sydney support programs. She doesn't
    let too much stuff stand in her way, especially male politicians.

    But after all that do you reckon I can get her on the back of the bike? No
    way. I've had my eye on the pink ribbon ride as a bit of a softener for
    ages, but still no dice.

    Maybe if I was to buy the T-shirt.....
    Dr.Shifty, Sep 30, 2003
  9. Sharon

    Manning Guest


    You've probably already tried this, but have you considered engineering her
    into a situation where there are lots of female riders around? I managed to
    drag my (not-then-but-is-now) wife to a Girls Ride Out event, and after an
    hour or two being surrounded by "Grrrl-power" she became a convert.

    Now she rides better than I do (grumble, so what if that's not so hard,

    Cheers Manning
    Manning, Oct 1, 2003
  10. Sharon

    Gary Woodman Guest

    They do. Been keeping your eyes on your speedo, Theo?

    "25% of the motorcycles now registered in the United States are
    registered to women"

    Gary Woodman, Oct 2, 2003
  11. Sharon

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Gary Woodman" wrote
    Puzzled look. Where does it say they ride?

    Theo Bekkers, Oct 2, 2003
  12. Sharon

    CrazyCam Guest

    Smack replied to:
    The radiation hazard stickers are being organised for the pink bike. :)
    I also have black boots....for funerals etc.
    Depends, either white (open face) or red (BMW sys4).

    After warnings from the fashion police, I try and avoid wearing the
    yellow leathers when riding the pink bike, but sometimes....<shrug> I
    just can't help myself. ;-)

    CrazyCam, Oct 2, 2003
  13. Sharon

    John Littler Guest

    Warnings ? I'm amazed they didn't incarcerate you !!

    Yellow leathers, red helmet, blue boots and a pink bike ? You've proven your
    nickname is well earned !! :)

    John Littler, Oct 3, 2003
  14. Sharon

    Gary Woodman Guest

    Err... you're right. Maybe there's some very happy blokes out there. Or...

    "In her recent book about motorcycling, Melissa Holbrook Pierson (1997,
    p.168) reports that the proportion of female participants among
    motorcyclists has remained between seven and twelve percent since the early
    part of the century."

    "The subjects of interest here are women who operate motorcycles, not women
    who ride as passengers or women who associate with male motorcyclists or
    motorcycle gangs (see Hopper and Moore, 1990)."

    "Taken as a group the respondents are serious about their motorcycling.
    Almost half use their bikes to commute to work, and more than half have
    access to two or more motorcycles. Over half report taking trips in excess
    of three hundred miles on a regular basis. In addition to commuting, about a
    third of the women ride alone frequently. Three of the respondents ride off
    road, and three race or have raced. About three fourths are capable of
    handling routine maintenance, and nearly one third have advanced mechanical

    "It appears that the status of motorcyclist takes precedence over the gender
    of the rider."

    "Taken as a group the women in this study are educated, occupationally
    successful, technologically and mechanically adept, outdoor oriented, and
    confident. They are comfortable moving about in what used to be considered a
    man's world. As a greater and greater proportion of women fit this
    description, the number of women in motorcycling should increase. This has
    already occurred in the occupational world. Recreational pursuits should be

    Gary Woodman, Oct 3, 2003
  15. Sharon

    Manning Guest

    <snippage of very interesting material>

    FYI - Girls Ride Out ( now have 300 members in Sydney
    alone (doubled in the past 12 months), and have just opened two new chapters
    in the ACT and the Central Coast.

    Manning, Oct 3, 2003
  16. Sharon

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Hmmm, a female speaking with authority, and she rides a Guzzi.... I
    believe her. And yes, I do have her book.

    Theo Bekkers, Oct 3, 2003
  17. Sharon

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Manning" wrote
    OK, so, assuming they all ride, that's 300.

    Anecdotally, my guess would be well under ten percent.

    Theo Bekkers, Oct 3, 2003
  18. Sharon

    John Littler Guest

    Perhaps but with no disrepect intended there's an age group thing - most of the
    women I know who ride are under 30, in fact most are under 25. The X and Y
    generation are increasingly likely to be wimmin who can't see any reason why the
    boys should have all the fun. Of course it doesn't hurt if they have a boyfriend
    who rides or a close male friend who rides removes the "unknown" out of it.

    (I've introduced the last 4 g/f's to riding as pillion and they now all have
    bike licences, the current intends to....)
    John Littler, Oct 4, 2003
  19. Sharon

    sharkey Guest

    .... but she knows she'll dump you too, once she's faster than you?

    (sorry, cruel, pretend I said it about Clem or something ...)

    sharkey, Oct 4, 2003
  20. Sharon

    John Littler Guest

    <grin> To the best of my knowledge none of them are faster than me yet -
    although Ally always had the potential to be damn quick, if she didn't kill
    herself, haven't seen her in about 2 years so it's hard to say.... Bigiain is
    more likely to know than me.

    They all got taught the right way to corner though, it's amusing for Calista to
    have been held up through the Old Rd by a (male) friend when she's on Vespa and
    he's on an SV650....

    John Littler, Oct 4, 2003
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