Friday, May 4, 2012

Let's Hear It for IFRD!

Today is the 6th annual International Female Ride Day!

The one day of the year that women make a concerted effort to get out and ride.

It's not a feminist thing. Not for me anyway. And I have never been the sort of girl that won't do something because it's only for guys.

Oh, wait. I lied. I have never tried to write my name in the snow with a free-flowing stream of piss. That really is something uniquely male.

But motorcycling isn't. Anyone can ride a bike. Really. They come in all shapes and sizes. And there are lots of classes available where you can learn. Once you get your license, it just takes practice.  

I have been looking forward to this, quietly, for weeks. I didn't want to jinx myself. I can't spare a PTO day. And my job is very deadline-driven, with many of those deadlines being on Fridays. While I can usually finagle a few hours out of the day, unless I have a document to finalize, I didn't want to plan ahead and have something come up.

Hopefully the day will go smoothly and I'll get to cut out of here for awhile.

As a woman, getting out on IFRD is important. I applaud the awareness effort. It's cool to actually show the world that women can ride, too.

I really enjoy riding. It's fun. And relaxing.

Hopefully I'll snag some good pix to share later.

As the e-mail from Motoress today said, "Let the 4th be with you."

Corny, yes, but it made me laugh. Here's some more corniness to end this post...

I am woman, watch me ride!


Trace4J said...

Go Super Kath!
Have a great time. Can't wait to see photos.

Trobairitz said...

You go girl. Hope you get out for a ride. I am not riding today but if the weather is right we'll go over 300 miles on Sunday and go to Astoria and back.

I too haven't tried writing my name in the snow. I would agree, definitely a male task.

ToadMama said...

Thanks, Trace! Trob, I got out but not for long. Sunday's ride sounds lovely. I'll look for pics and a ride report. :-)

Deb said...

I did not get to ride today either, but glad you did. Thanks for raising awareness!