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Doing my Dirt Divas day on Saturday

Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
edited June 2009 in Women
and I'm very excited :D
I ride like a girl
Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
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  • OMG - I never knew!

    I want to do that course...

    That would make a GREAT birthday present for me... hmmmmm :twisted:
    Ned Flanders: “You were bicycling two abreast?”
    Homer Simpson: “I wish. We were bicycling to a lake.”

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  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    It made a great birthday present for ME! :D



    I'm on the B2B day. I'm at just the right stage for the technical stuff, but I'm worried that the climbs are going to kill me :( I'll report back with a full review :)
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • ooh yes, please do

    and don't be afraid of the climbs - embrace them, learn to love them and then get off and walk anyway

    (or have a paddy and throw your gloves into the bushes, whichever suits best!) :D
    Ned Flanders: “You were bicycling two abreast?”
    Homer Simpson: “I wish. We were bicycling to a lake.”

    Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc 08
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    Put me down for option 2 :lol:
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • StrawceriStrawceri Posts: 16
    Good Luck... I hope you enjoy it!! Maybe you can give us some tips on here!!!

    Llandegla are starting to do womens courses in July... Might book myself on one...

    Have fun DW :D !!!!
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    We did a Gurls only event last year at our local up lift and it was very popular.
    I greatest thing i saw was how much everyone improved.

    the biggest thing i noticed was how the riders ALL put themselves in lower groups (ability) than they were.
    Even the Gurls that had done some DH learnt something.

    And us supporters realised what we had forgotten/never learned.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    I think that's true. We do tend to lack a lot in confidence, but I suspect that's because we generally have only had our boys (for those of us that are that way inclined :lol: ) to compare ourselves to.

    I have a female friend I ride with regularly and what I've learned from that is that she surges up the climbs like a friggin billy goat leaving me huffing and puffing in her jet stream but she is far less confident going downhill due to a serious injury which has really sapped her confidence, whereas (stumps and narrow bridges aside) I'm pretty confident going downhill and can get up a fair lick of speed.

    We balance each other out quite nicely :lol:
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • I think that's true. We do tend to lack a lot in confidence, but I suspect that's because we generally have only had our boys (for those of us that are that way inclined :lol: ) to compare ourselves to.

    That aimed at me, missus? :wink::lol:
    Ned Flanders: “You were bicycling two abreast?”
    Homer Simpson: “I wish. We were bicycling to a lake.”

    Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc 08
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    Might have been *whistles* :lol:
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • cheeky moo :twisted:
    Ned Flanders: “You were bicycling two abreast?”
    Homer Simpson: “I wish. We were bicycling to a lake.”

    Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc 08
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    Tee hee!
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    Besides, as much as I'd like to, I can't blame men for EVERY woman's problems :lol:
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • No, you can't!

    In fact, most of my friends are men - that must mean something :D
    Ned Flanders: “You were bicycling two abreast?”
    Homer Simpson: “I wish. We were bicycling to a lake.”

    Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc 08
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees, that you're a TRAITOR! :shock:



    Or, that you have them well trained :lol:




    Most of my friends are men too, but I am a bit of a tomboy and tend to be involved in fairly roughty-toughty sports like snowboarding and mtb. And being such from a really early age, I got a lot of grief from girls I went to school with so didn't really learn how to deal with, sorry, I mean socialize, with women. It's only been in the last in the last 10 years or so that I've become more in touch with my feminine side :lol: (I've always loved pink, though!)


    God listen to me! :roll: *SOBS* :lol::lol:
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • TRAITOR - mwahahahahaha :twisted:

    put it this way, i spent my uni years living in a house full of men. they made me into an honorary bloke and gave me a badge too (bless 'em!).

    now then, DW, lie back on this couch and breathe deeply - we shall solve all of your troubles with the aid of the good Dr Freud

    *rubs hands gleefully, smiles knowlingly and reaches into pocket for syringe....*

    To Be Continued........
    Ned Flanders: “You were bicycling two abreast?”
    Homer Simpson: “I wish. We were bicycling to a lake.”

    Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc 08
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    eeeep! :shock:


    :lol: was the badge made from an cocoa tin lid? :lol:
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • ... nope

    cardboard, felt tip pens, a safety pin and sellotape to prevent beer damage

    'Honorary Bloke' and proud of it :D
    Ned Flanders: “You were bicycling two abreast?”
    Homer Simpson: “I wish. We were bicycling to a lake.”

    Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc 08
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    I want one now :lol:


    And I can just picture their little tongues poking out as they were making it :lol: Bless 'em.
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • bingo-bloke-roll.jpg

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    that do ya? :D
    Ned Flanders: “You were bicycling two abreast?”
    Homer Simpson: “I wish. We were bicycling to a lake.”

    Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc 08
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    :lol: *wipes tear from eye* It's what I've always wanted *sniff*
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • i know, i know...

    no need to thank me :wink:
    Ned Flanders: “You were bicycling two abreast?”
    Homer Simpson: “I wish. We were bicycling to a lake.”

    Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc 08
  • Major DanMajor Dan Posts: 53
    Back early from Swinley Forest :lol::lol::lol:



    ...I'll let DW explain! LOL
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    yes, my mistake. The DD day is tomorrow, not today :roll: :oops:
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • Si78Si78 Posts: 963
    ... nope

    cardboard, felt tip pens, a safety pin and sellotape to prevent beer damage

    'Honorary Bloke' and proud of it :D

    We used to make 'OBE' or 'Order of the Brown Entry' medals for the butt kissers at work... I know its not quite the same thing, but there was much creativity involved, and lots of tongues sticking out while we were making them :P


    Si
    Why has my sig been removed by the admins???
  • Si78Si78 Posts: 963
    yes, my mistake. The DD day is tomorrow, not today :roll: :oops:

    D'oh!
    Why has my sig been removed by the admins???
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    Indeed :roll: I do that all the time. Better a day early than a day late.


    In short, it was AWESOME ladies. do it do it do it.
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • Major DanMajor Dan Posts: 53
    It was a complete success as DW came back with the world's largest grin, and we've done nothing but talk about yesterday since we got home!

    She also won the best rider prize! :D

    Well done hunny you're a star! :wink: 8)
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    Eeeee :D
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    And I did really, really, really, really REALLY scary drops! :shock:
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
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