You go girl! What a great way to combine having a ton of fun with helping a worthy cause. Hope you get lots of publicity for both.

How few women out there, know the pleasures of dual sport riding? I saw an article somewhere that said only 1 percent of female riders are involved with dual-sporting. I would hardly class myself as a "one-percenter" but I do have fun, pottering around off road.

Otn he MSF dirt riding class: some locations will offer a private session for not much more than the regular rate. For riders who already know the basics of street riding, progress can be made much faster without waiting for a classmate to learn the friction zone.
Also, for California girls, check out the "Mystery School." That's a great next-step from the MSF class.

Jill Hall
Huntington Beach, CA
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Dongratulations on this journey. My husband and I also took up dual sporting after many years of street riding. One piece of advice -- get some dirt/adventure training -- if you have not already. Riding on dirt like you ride on street will get you in a ditch (or down a mountain) faster than you can imagine. The correct technique (which also translates nicely to riding on the street in reduced traction conditions!) makes a huge difference.

MSF offers a beginner and intermediate Dirt Bike course and the techniques will apply.

JoAnna Murray
Epworth, GA
Monday, March 2, 2009
Editor Response
Thanks for reminding me to share with WRN readers that I did take the Dirtbike School offered by MSF a few years ago. It was a good way to get familiar with riding on sand and gravel.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Can I go to? I ride off road (CRF250X) and I am a cancer survivor. What a great thing to do. I was so impressed to see 11 women going to do a dual sport ride and end up at the conference. That would be the thrill of a lifetime and a great way to raise awareness. Wishing them success and happiness on the journey.

Jan Russo
Guilford, CT
Monday, March 2, 2009
Editor Response
Thanks for your enthusiasm and support of our ride. You'll be in our thoughts as we journey onward.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor