- What makes a MTB gal different from other women?
I certainly don’t feel any different to other women, I like pink, handbags and cake.
However, I don’t mind going out into the wilds, getting a tad muddy, having my hair blown about and looking like I’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards, being covered in the odd bruise or riding in winter, when its, cold, wet and miserable.
Also I have this bad habit of seeing trails everywhere, or steps and just wanting to ride down them.Posted 6 years ago
The girls I bike with are pretty much the same as girls I’ve met elsewhere, but they just happen to like biking. Much like the blokes I’ve cycled with too.
If I were making any recommendation to encourage more women to cycle, I’d simply say that it helps you get fitter, it’s a great way of seeing the outdoors and of course it’s a good way of meeting outdoorsy folk.Posted 6 years agoemma82Member
I’m with bunnyhop I’m afraid. I think I am normal(ish). Most of my female friends think I’m mad though and can’t think of anything worse. I also get funny looks when I don’t spend £100 on new clothes to ‘go out in’ but then spend £60 on shorts or a new helmet. But, I also like handbags, chocolate and wine so it’s all ok 🙂Posted 6 years agoButterfly2346Member
I recently saw a pix of a lass dress up at a wedding looking fed-up, and not quite like her female counter-parts, with the trail calling, but instead was stuck listening to girly cr@p.
This I soooo… relate too! I’d sooner be eating dirt than wedding cake. I wondered if it’s this just me who thinks we are just wired up different?
P.S If anyone can remember the ad please put up a link, I want to print out a copy 😉Posted 6 years agolarge418Member
I think it’s great that girls want to ride bikes – it’s a bloke dominated thing that should be more equal.
Not all girls are into pink though – my other half doesn’t do biking, but she does love the outdoors (and that isn’t the bit of pavement between John Lewis and Monsoon).
More girls on the trails is what we needPosted 6 years agoMunqe-chickMember
Nah I understand what you are saying, I don’t love mtbs but don’t have a clue or ever wear make up and certainly never wear heels. My handbag is a howies canvas one and there is nothing I want to do less than shop, i am also not addicted to chocolate to be fair I could leave it out .. but crisp and cheese now you are talking. I have never painted my nails, dislike spa days, beach lying around holidays and seriously can’t stand facials..there you go! Love my MTB and all things sport, outdoors, rucksacks and merrell trainers!!!!Posted 6 years agoHerman ShakeMember
You’d easily forget the presence of females on STW given the amount of willy waving on forums here!
I think there’s something special about women on bikes, it’s unjustifiably unusual. It can be intimidating entering a sport people are so nerdy about, particularly when it’s male dominated as we tend to bang on about minutia. I’d love MTB to be more inclusive, as rock climbing is becoming.
Recently Mrs Shake started riding, I’m well chuffed. It’s nice following her on the singletrack 😉Posted 6 years agofluffykittensMember
I’m not too fussed about pink clothing, but I would like to see stuff like a pink Crank Brothers multi tool and a pink Lezyne mini pump – mainly to stop my other half nicking my stuff. As it is I think I’m going to have to invest in some “Hello Kitty” stickers… 😉Posted 6 years ago
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