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Old 01-22-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default Triumph by Motorcycle - Woman on a Mission

Last year I posted I would be doing a round trip ride to the Panama Canal and back from the Boston area. I completed my mission of 15,000 miles in 60 days on my beloved Triumph Bonneville.

I shared my story with MOTORESS readers. Here is the article.

Woman Motorcycle Enthusiast - MOTORESS, Connecting Women With Motorcycling and much more- Motoress.com!

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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That sounds like an experience that'll be tough to top!

Congratulations!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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To think you made the entire trip while having to endure the constant barrage of male misogyny but somehow were able to find a few good gentlemen along the way. Those jealous bastards could not possibly appreciate you bravery. All of that accomplished while being a damsel in distress. It boggles the mind. Not to mention the free service. I wonder if they would have given free service to any of the misogynists. One can only hope that they will eventually accept a woman standing her ground through all challenges. NO TEARS. It could be your mission statement.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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But all the best "authority" sez that a Bonneville is unsuitable for touring. No auto windshield and less than 1500 hp.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:02 PM   #5
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But all the best "authority" sez that a Bonneville is unsuitable for touring. No auto windshield and less than 1500 hp.
I can get buy with 1300 hp but the auto windshield is a must.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:40 AM   #6
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Here's a tip: don't ride alone in India. Apparently gang-rape is the national pastime.
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Good for you, sounds like quite the trip. Good choice on bikes too, simple is always best if you're out in the back of beyond. All that gee-whizz electronics on more modern bikes is wonderfull until it quits working and leaves you sitting on the side of the road.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:33 PM   #8
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Simple machine always better.
I want a BMW F700GS but worry about the technology and on-board computers.

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Good for you, sounds like quite the trip. Good choice on bikes too, simple is always best if you're out in the back of beyond. All that gee-whizz electronics on more modern bikes is wonderfull until it quits working and leaves you sitting on the side of the road.

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:35 PM   #9
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Thank you for the tip. Will stay away....

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:37 PM   #10
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Not all the men that accompanied me were difficult. There were some true gentlemen and I hope to someday ride my motorcycle alongside of them. There are wonderful men in the world, just a few bad apples...

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To think you made the entire trip while having to endure the constant barrage of male misogyny but somehow were able to find a few good gentlemen along the way. Those jealous bastards could not possibly appreciate you bravery. All of that accomplished while being a damsel in distress. It boggles the mind. Not to mention the free service. I wonder if they would have given free service to any of the misogynists. One can only hope that they will eventually accept a woman standing her ground through all challenges. NO TEARS. It could be your mission statement.
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