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Good for her, her background in snowboarding should come in handy because both sports require good balance and endurance.



Props to Kawasaki for supporting wimmins in racing too. Don't they also sponsor James Stewart in motcross.? Kawasaki is smart to tap into markets that have been ill represented at the factory level thus far, despite the fact that a lot of women and blacks buy and ride bikes.
 

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If anything, she can ride. She has been competitive in her racing efforts thus far and looks to be on track for a successful career. My only wishis that I had enough money to do an associate sponsorship.
 

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It's nice to see some factory support behind a female rider, since they represent a large portion of motorcycling growth. I hope she places better with her factory team than she did as a privateer(it would at least show that it was the equipment that was holding her back). I haven't been impressed with the abilities of the few female roadracers that have been around the past few years (Katja Poensgen-seemed like roadracing's answer to Anna K). It's a shame we don't have more smaller cc bikes in the US, it might attract more women to sportbikes.



Other than seat height, what is the biggest impediment to women on sportbikes? My wife rides a 900RR, but even though she's ~5'8", she can't flatfoot the bike(unless I'm on pillion). Lowering is probably not an option as aggressively as she rides.
 

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"My wife rides a 900RR, but even though she's ~5'8", she can't flatfoot the bike"



I've never understood this obsession with getting both feet (or even one foot) "flat" on the ground. I'm 5'8" with a 31" inseam. I've never been able to flat-foot any bike I've owned. At a stop I just get the ball of one foot down. It's perfectly stable.







 

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I'm curious about that biodiesal. How well is it working in your car? What kind of car is it?
 

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Yes Kawasaki supports James "Bubba" Stewart in Super/Moto Cross he's up there with the "Big Boys" (250 two-strokes and up to 500cc fourstrokes?) now and should do well. I don't know if anybody's got anything for Ricky if he's healthy though... They also support a Black guy in Pro-stock, I think, (Ricky Gadsen?) that does very well.



As far as Women on bikes... well, for me, I'M ALL FOR IT (hubba, hubba, drool!!!). If I wasn't with a woman when I met that Hooter's girl in Anchorage that rode her own 954 and seemed really cool (as if I wasn't going to Hooter's all the time anyway)... why... there could be a few more Motorcycle rugrats in this world!



Jessica been on my radar for awhile anyway (I think she just got married) and I think it is a smart marketing move by Kawasaki AND good for the sport.
 

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I myself don't have a diesel car now. We plan to get a biodiesel minivan or SUV when offered. I have two friends that have diesel pickups who use it. I think the cost is $2.50 here. They sell at some Chevron stations here in Seattle. One my friends knows this lady MD who uses it in her VWs www. biodieselmom.com Wish the government would put more money into biodiesel instead of protecting middle eastern oil....Also diesels are better than hybrids i.e. cheaper to make fewer moving parts and less complicated with very good mileage. Diesels are very popular in Europe where there isn't a stigma against them.
 

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"I myself don't have a diesel car now."



Yeah, that's what I figured.
 

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Let Her Ride

As long as she's got the talent, Let Her Ride!

I just hope she doesn't get wadded-up and we all have to put up with a LifeTime movie about her.

I can see it now..."She fought Adversity and men, Pain and men, Self-doubt and men, PMS and men, Dark Roots and men!" I can't imagine the used-to-be twenty-something-actress they'd get to play her (Please God! Don't let her get hurt!).
 

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What do you mean "fresh ideas"? Why, every year we get new paint jobs on the overweight V-twins and .001% better suspension on the sportbikes. What more could you ask for?
 
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