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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oh Hai! I'm a chick on a bike

Keep getting referrals here. 'bout time I joined. I know a bit about all you from reading things here and there about the forum. So in return, here's about me:

I am in my mid 20s and have a wonderful time riding all around Michigan, usally the whole thing in a weekend... just for kicks. I work at a bike shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan called "Treads & Sleds". I love it here they've always been good to me and now I'm employed here so it's even better.

I learned to ride on an 86 Honda Interceptor 500. Then bought a 2001 ZX-6R on eday. Rode that for awhile, and about a year later I bought my bike from "a little old lady" who sold me her 2006 GSXR750 to buy a 'Busa from me - go her!

I aspire to turn my Gixxer into a tracck bike and get my old ZX-6R back from my friend. But that will probably be years from now as I haven't got the money to get on the track... once on the track I'll never turn back. And that's expensive.

I'm currently building a website for to be a resource for women sport bikers. I want it to be a tool that women can use to learn to talk the talk, walk the walk, and ride the roads. I don't want it to be another forum, but a central location for lady riders. So far it's been fun, especially since I'm more of a computer geek than I am a rider.

I am a web developer, or rather was before I started selling bikes for a living. Someday I'll go back to that world... maybe.

And since I can't ride year round I'm a ski instructor in the winter time. Drag a knee on the pavement, and a hip on the snow!! Weeeeeeeeeee!

So that's me. Glad to be here.
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Re: Oh Hai! I'm a chick on a bike

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...I am in my mid 20s...

...I work at a bike shop...

...bought a 2001 ZX-6R...

...turn my Gixxer into a track bike...

...get my old ZX-6R back...

...I'm a ski instructor...
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Re: Oh Hai! I'm a chick on a bike

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So that's me. Glad to be here.
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welcome...

i spent the first half of my summer living in grand rapids...again...

went there for school in 04 and promptly came back to california after a few semesters.

i was living on fulton ave. right before it drops down the hill to downtown GR.

where is the cycle shop you work at located? i'm guessing 28th street?
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Re: Re: Oh Hai! I'm a chick on a bike

HEY, how YOU doin?

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Look out, here come the leg-humpers!

DAMN IT COOKEE!!! Why did you warn her?!





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There is a pretty big Michigan group of riders in this forum. Just wander over to Redline Superbike and post up. We'll be sure to greet you. I'm sure you've found it by now...but just wanted to make sure.



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I've noticed there are quite a number of Michigan riders in here. Perhaps because we have to be extremely energetic riders to put up with this weather.

Thanks for all the warm welcomes so far.

For the record, Treads is on 29th, which is close enough to 28th. I just got a bunch of picture messages from my boss in Vegas too - I'll post that info elsewhere.

I love having the inside scoop.
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29th street...right on...
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