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    Question Women Who Ride Seminar

    I always get stoked by the Women Who Ride seminar at the National. What wonderful sharing we always have.

    This year we'd like to schedule it earlier than Saturday morning so that we can meet other women riders earlier in the rally, and then have a meet and chat time Saturday morning during our traditional time. What do you think? What do you want from this seminar?

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    Thumbs up Women Who Ride

    I can hardly believe that there haven't been any replies to your inquiry! I caught the last 30 minutes of the session last year and it was great. I'm looking forward to attending the whole session this year.

    An informal get-together on Wednesday or Thursday morning might be nice (say over coffee or breakfast) if there's a suitable venue. Folks can meet/greet and make plans for the remainder of the week.

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    Re: Women Who Ride Seminar

    Originally posted by Voni
    [COLOR=red]I always get stoked by the Women Who Ride seminar at the National. What wonderful sharing we always have.
    Honestly, I have never attended the seminar. I'm usually out riding on Saturday's at the National. Doing something earlier during the rally would probably work better for me. But, that's JMHO.

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    I too was surprised not to have heard from anyone till now ; )

    At this seminar there NEVER is a lack of creative and fun responses.

    My hope by meeting earlier is that we'll not miss Stacey again

    And we'll have time to arrange rides, and other informal meetings during the rally.

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    Well, I look forward to it! I remember enjoying the one hosted at the RA in Greenfield.


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    Women who Ride seminar

    Hello Voni.

    Be sure to contact Susanna Parkhouse if you have a specific time in mind for your seminar. Susanna and I were in Charleston earlier this week checking out the facility. Every time I visit there it looks better and better. Susanna arrived somewhat skeptical, but left a true believer.

    See you in Charleston.
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    Susannah is the one who asked me to get "our" seminar going ; )

    I'm counting on wonderful facilities from all I've heard and seen. Our biggest need is for a large enough room. Seems we always overflow whatever space we're given.

    Can't wait!!

    Now - just need some more ideas for the seminar itself.

    What have you liked?

    What can we improve?

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    Women Who Ride Discussion Ideas

    I'd like to see the group assemble and distribute (via BMW ON?) a list of resources where women can find high-quality gear designed for women.

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    Re: Women Who Ride Discussion Ideas

    Originally posted by R1200CLC
    I'd like to see the group assemble and distribute (via BMW ON?) a list of resources where women can find high-quality gear designed for women.
    You'll be able to find, and try on, a whole range of motorcycle gear designed for women right in the same building as the Women Who Ride seminar. Just visit the vendors in the adjoining Commercial Vendor area, many of whom now carry gender specific gear.

    And it will all be air-conditioned!

    Just another reason to be holding our Rally in Charleston, WV this year. Be there or be sweaty somewhere else.
    Ride fast safely

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    And after visiting the vendors, we can share real life experiences about what works and what lasts - and what doesn't - and how to solve those problems that are unique to women riders.

    Thanks for the suggestion! Keep them coming.

    I've worn Hein Gericke and First Gear for years and highly recommend them. They're distributed by Intersport Fashions.

    I'm off to Hyder, Alaska next Friday, but I'll check back.

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    Lightbulb Womens Seminar

    Voni...This is my first BMW rally. Would love to have womens riding clothes experts who would do on-the-spot fittings..come to visit us. Lots of women have problems getting the right clothes..but more than that..the right fit! Lynne

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    Women who Ride

    For starters, the BMW Apparel Truck will be in Charleston with lots of clothing designed for women. The head of the BMW Apparel program is a woman, Joan Horst, and she should be there with the truck to help with any advice you might need.

    There will also be plenty of other clothing vendors inside the Vendor Hall at the Civic Center, many of whom will feature riding clothing designed for women.

    Of course you could always ask one of the many thousands of male riders, "Do these leathers make my....." NAAAHHH, I won't go there.

    See you in Charleston
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    Joan Horst is good people.

    Hi, Joan
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    women who may want to ride

    My wife is considering getting a bike and might enjoy eavsdropping. Is that okay?

    Brian Malsch

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    Of course she's welcome. We will have lots to share. And who knows, we just may encourage her ; )

    And you'd be welcome, too.

    We're really very inclusive ; ) As long as you want to learn about issues relevant to women.

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