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Here's A Story... Of Some Lovely Ladies... Leaning Ladies Lunch (Merged)

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The rest of the ladies should be back and posting soon. I'll let them start the ride report since I forgot my camera!!! :doh:
 
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Re: Ladies Only - 11/30/08

Just made it home. It took longer than I would have liked due to I-45 being a backed up mess the whole way! I finally bailed in Conroe and cut over to 59.

Had a great time today! I really enjoyed meeting some of the other lovely ladies of TWT. :mrgreen:

No pictures from me, but I look forward to seeing the ones that were taken.

Justine - Hope you are feeling better.
 

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Re: Ladies Only - 11/30/08

I'm home, and I just got a call from Chuck saying Susan was home. I had a great time. The route was beautiful and seeing everyone was great.
I didn't take any pictures either....

300 miles exactly for me. Chuck said that their house is 20 miles from mine, so that puts Tortuga at 340.
 
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Re: Ladies Only - 11/30/08

I'm home too, and I also don't have any pictures!

I had a great time and look forward to riding with everybody again soon!

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Re: Ladies Only - 11/30/08

I'm home, 296 miles for the day. That wind was really something, great ride though. I have lots of pics of empty roads.... uploading now... Great to see old friends, and new ones!
 

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Re: Ladies Only - 11/30/08

Chuck said that their house is 20 miles from mine, so that puts Tortuga at 340.
I double checked the Edom GPS track from your house back to ours and it was a smidge over 25 miles, so about 350 for Susan. She definitely enjoyed riding with you, Janet. :thumb:
 
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Leanin' Ladies Lunch

I rode solo to Madisonville, almost stayed in bed, but glad I didn't.

8 a.m and 45 degrees:
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Somewhere between Elgin and Lexington:
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Snow's BBQ in Lexington, apparently it's pretty good. Only open on Saturdays:
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Bustling downtown Lexington:
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Somewhere between Lexington and Caldwell:
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Gas stop in Caldwell, my Gerbing's liner makes the trip possible. I LOVE my Gerbing!
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It was a little breezy:
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Re: Leanin' Ladies Lunch

I was running a little early, so I took a backroads detour in search of dirt. These horses were interested in the Wee:
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There's some dirt roads northeast of College Station that cross the Navasota River, so that's where I headed:
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I thought of Squeaky as I crossed a wooden bridge, she just loves these bridges with no guardrails :lol2: :
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The Navasota Swamp, errrr, River:
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Re: Ladies Only - 11/30/08

Home. I split from Mollie and Lilia up on 249 and took the tollway, so they should be getting home soon as well. Seems I bit off a little more than I could chew for the after-lunch route, but with some butchering it should hve most of us home before midnight :doh:

I have pics to go through, but I have to unwind a little first. That wind sure was something!

Got a message from Miranda that Justine was already feeling a little better by the time their ride showed up. I guess all those assorted meds finally started relieving the pressure. For those that weren't there, the short version: Justine had a low-speed drop on the shoulder on our way up to lunch and she hit her (helmeted) head hard enough to really ring her bell. A bad migraine crept up on her so she and Miranda opted to play it safe and get someone to meet them at the restaurant and truck her and the bike home. I'm sure she'll add her input when she gets a good nap.
 
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Re: Leanin' Ladies Lunch

The DFW-area twosome arrived at the restaurant around 11, I got there at 11:40, and the Houston gang showed up around 12:30. Let's eat! :eat: :

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Justine (sp?) had a little off-road excursion on the way to Madisonville, and wasn't feeling very well. I hope she's feeling better soon. Apparently she's not a member on this site, can you please pass along some good wishes Squeaky?
 
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Re: Leanin' Ladies Lunch

On the way home, I found some more dirt roads near the Navasota River, a little further upstream than earlier in the day. This bridge was about 30 feet above the water. :uhoh:

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Guardrails? We don't need no stinkin guardrails!
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I've only been in Texas for 5 years, so seeing drill rigs is still a novelty to me:
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The Alcoa lignite mine operations near Elgin are expanding in size, causing some detours and closures of the county roads:
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:lol2:
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Got home at 5:30, Lucy was not impressed at having to spend the day alone:
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She forgave me though:
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It was great to see everyone! Can't wait for the next one!
 
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Great photos everyone!!! I was so kicking myself when I realized I left ,y camera, especially since I haven't seen the color in the leaves in the trees turning so nicely in a while on these parts!
 
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Re: Leanin' Ladies Lunch

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I thought of Squeaky as I crossed a wooden bridge, she just loves these bridges with no guardrails :lol2: :
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On the way home, I found some more dirt roads near the Navasota River, a little further upstream than earlier in the day. This bridge was about 30 feet above the water. :uhoh:

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Guardrails? We don't need no stinkin guardrails!
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I've got to get me a street legal bike.......
 
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I was kind of bummed today riding with my other group, so I cut out early. I thought about you guys a lot of the time. Seems like I wasn't meant to ride a long way since the speedo went out on my V-Star. Last month on my long ride the speedo also went out on my Ninja.
Today was my long maiden voyage with the V-Star and it rides way different than my Ninja; much busier driving, so I'm glad I stayed fairly close. So glad all of you made it home safely. Hope to see more pictures.
 
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I'm home safe and slowly thawing out. I can hear my pillow calling my name and I won't be fighting it much longer. I really enjoyed meeting the other ladies I hadn't met before and look forward to another (less breezy :doh:) Estrogen rally! :sun:
 

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As I geared up and packed my bags, Jamey got to work checking over the bike. The tire pressure was so low it wasn't registering on the gauge and I was half a quart of oil down.
He even topped off my tank and filled a spare gas can and stowed it in my pannier in case we'd need it.

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I met Lilia (StarSapphire) and Mollie (BMWBabe) at West Oaks Mall and we sauntered up to Starbucks together, miraculously only hitting one red light along the way.

Star
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Mollie says hi
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We met Michelle, Justine, and Miranda there and chatted while sipping our sweet caffeine, then geared up to head north. The bikes were as diverse as the ladies themselves.
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We were already running behind schedule, so I opted to cut out a portion of the route that doubled back on itself and instead we high-tailed it for Navasota while getting a few good "warm up" roads underneath us.

Miranda (NavaJib)
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Justine (Falkryte)
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After picking up Deb (Snoopster), Jennifer (NinjaPrincess), Cici (ctoons) and Ana (Anaconda) we turned onto 3090 towards Carlos.

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Justine wanted to stop and take a pic with a historical marker along the way.
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The bike parked itself on auto pilot
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Once in Madisonville, the local traffic impeded our progress as our bellies rumbled. Arriving at the Lakeside Restaurant, we made our way to the table where the Dallas and Austin gals had been waiting on us.

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We did a few rounds of "My name, my riding experience, and what I do for a living" to get to know each other a little better.

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A few ordered off the menu while the rest made a mad dash for the lunch buffet
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Justine's migraine was getting worse, so she and Miranda called for a ride back home while we sat around (for a good long while) talking, laughing, and sharing before steeping out into the sun for a group picture.

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To make Papa Chuck proud, I went around and tried to get photos of everyone with their steed.

Janet and her FJR - always smiling!
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Miranda (Navajib) and her WR - it might look like a small bike, but she makes that baby sing
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Susan (Tortuga) and her Piaggio MP3 - from from Chuck but still in good hands
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Claire (Bobcat) all the way from Austin - gettin' dirty this side of the 'Sota
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Mollie (BMWBabe) - Shiny pony tails firmly affixed to her helmet just for the occasion
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Lilia (StarSapphire) - having fun, are we?
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Ana (Anaconda) - Jazz Hands!
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Jennifer (NinjaPrincess) - Show us your "sexy" pose!
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Ok...

Michelle shows us her sexy pose!
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Bye Janet! It was great seeing you again!
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Those that continued the route refueled and headed east, but with the late hour I started adapting on-the-fly and cutting off sections of twisty bits. I took the group down a poorly paved road (it was paved though) and turned onto an FM that eventually wound its way to a PAVEMENT ENDS sign. Ok, so I didn't get through the day without a U-turn. but to my credit, I didn't make the street bikes folow me down the dirt path either!


We split off in Trinity, then split again in Huntsville (after the loooooongest fuel stop I've ever experienced) and once more near Tomball. Once solo, I aimed for the Tollway and was home by 7:30. Cold, sore, and tired - but I'd do it all again in a heartbeat for the companionship alone.
 
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I made it home around 8:15 but to be perfectly honest..I have no built-in sense of direction and probably could have been home 30 minutes earlier without the wackadoo gps tricks. I did bring my camera..so I'll put the best ones in a little later, but I wanted to jump in and echo the sentiments of the ride.

Great to meet the new to me people and wonderful to see friends already made. I don't mind the long hours in the seat and found out that 4 layers was perfectly comfortable.

Special thanks to Squeaky for the fun route and the great job of leading and planning....and congrats to StarSapphire for doing so well with less than lovely riding conditions..woot! I had an awesome time...count me for the next one!!
 

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An update from Justine:

Falkryte said:
I was really sore in my neck and shoulders yesterday. Im back up to 100% today though. Just gotta swap out some parts on my bike and Im ready to roll! That migrane was intense! I would say that was the worst one I have had yet! Just anyone talking near me hurt my head. Hope I never have one like that again. But all in all im back up and running again :thumb:
 
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Me and you, Sandy. I respect the heck out of these ladies--that was a nasty day. I look at the pictures and realize I don't have the right clothes for this type of escapade--all the more reason to hit Cycle Shack! Plus-- I had a test the next day, getting home that late would not have been a wise decision.

The neat thing is none of the bikes are wimpy bikes- these are big bikes! In the safety course I took, the instructor (who I did not like) told me my bike --honda 750--was too large for me. I don't think so--I really like my bike! So, it was neat to see women on these bikes, bigger than mine.

Please- another soon? How about a bi-monthly even?

I did get an extra hug that morning, so maybe it all evened out. I sure would have enjoyed the trip, the stories, and the information though!
Zandra
 
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Me and you, Sandy. I respect the heck out of these ladies--that was a nasty day. I look at the pictures and realize I don't have the right clothes for this type of escapade--all the more reason to hit Cycle Shack! Plus-- I had a test the next day, getting home that late would not have been a wise decision.

The neat thing is none of the bikes are wimpy bikes- these are big bikes! In the safety course I took, the instructor (who I did not like) told me my bike --honda 750--was too large for me. I don't think so--I really like my bike! So, it was neat to see women on these bikes, bigger than mine.

Please- another soon? How about a bi-monthly even?

I did get an extra hug that morning, so maybe it all evened out. I sure would have enjoyed the trip, the stories, and the information though!
Zandra
Too big??? Really? Was he kidding, maybe? Mine is a 650cc engine and I'd actually consider a bigger bike if there was a reasonable (and cheap) way to adjust for height...

Yes, I vote for more frequent Ladies Only rides. :sun:
 
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Thanks Squeaky for organizing this all. :thumb: It's really awesome to see a group of ladies get together and ride. It turned out to be quite a long day though & I think I was the closest person to our meeting spot.

I showed up about 15 minutes early in Navasota. The wind was really blowing & I kept watching my bike to make sure my jacket would fly away. I was sitting away from it trying to soak up the sun. As it got closer to 10:00 I started to wonder if the group was meeting down at the other exit. Sure enough, Squeaky shows up alone about 45 minutes later and waves for me to follow here. We had a nice variety of bikes in the group.

It was nice to get to meet some new faces. I got home around 5:30 and did not envy the girls who were heading back to Houston. :yawn:
 
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Wow! What a nice ride.
I rode with a group of gals in Hawaii and really miss that. Guys do not ride the same way, not the same at all.
I'd love to ride with you guys..err.... gals!... on your next ride.
I should have my bike fixed by then. Just need to know what date so I can be sure and take off from work.
Mary
 

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I was thinking of making the next one female-centric but not necessarily ladies only.

How do y'all feel about "Ladies Choice" ? Each gal that comes for the ride can bring a guy of her choice (doesn't have to be her SO) but unless he's invited by a woman, guys can't just invite themselves.

Cute idea or over-the-top insane and too hard to manage? :ponder:
 
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You go ladies! Fine report and love it that more and more ladies are getting out on the road. Use to be I'd do a 7000 mile trip about the US and never see a lady on a bike the whole way. Now, it's getting very common. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Ladies choice. Hmmmm reminds me of the Dances in the 60's and '70's where it was a Ladies choice dance. And lots of the guys were trying to hide. :lol2: :lol2: But they drug them out anyways. :giveup:
 

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I was thinking of making the next one female-centric but not necessarily ladies only.

How do y'all feel about "Ladies Choice" ? Each gal that comes for the ride can bring a guy of her choice (doesn't have to be her SO) but unless he's invited by a woman, guys can't just invite themselves.

Cute idea or over-the-top insane and too hard to manage? :ponder:
A Sadie Hawkins ride? :rider:
 

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A Sadie Hawkins ride? :rider:
Yup, that's what we called it back in school when we had a "ladies choice" dance but I was't sure if it was a regional thing so I didn't use the name.

Now I need to go research the origin of the name... :mrgreen:
 
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As long as I don't HAVE to invite a guy.... I don't know any single guys here...<G>
And as long as the ladies lead and the guys ride in back. Otherwise the testosterone will take over....Nothing personal, it's just how things happen.

Looking forward to riding with ya'll!
Mary
 

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As long as I don't HAVE to invite a guy.... I don't know any single guys here...<G>
And as long as the ladies lead and the guys ride in back. Otherwise the testosterone will take over....Nothing personal, it's just how things happen.

Looking forward to riding with ya'll!
Mary
They don't have to be single - heck, you don't even need to know them! :lol2:
Consider this - all the guys on here that want to tag along will have to kiss up to each of the women going (that aren't already taking someone) to get themselves in.
 
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They don't have to be single - heck, you don't even need to know them! :lol2:
Consider this - all the guys on here that want to tag along will have to kiss up to each of the women going (that aren't already taking someone) to get themselves in.
Oh, that's ok, then! ;-)
Mary
 
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Not to argue the point or anything, but all my group riding experiences with TWT where a woman leads, the men in the group never took over. I don't think anyone should worry about that.
 
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