Dirt Rider - - Tear Offs - Teal Lans­ing Boul­der, CO

I took up dirt bik­ing last year and have got­ten com­pletely ad­dicted, as hap­pens when you take up dirt bik­ing! How­ever, as a woman, I feel that there just aren’t a) enough of us ladies rid­ing, b) many re­sources (ad­vice for women), and c) women-spe­cific rid­ing gear/equip­ment!

I re­cently be­came the proud new owner of a KTM 150 XC. I love this bike; it has in­creased my rid­ing abil­ity and con­fi­dence. How­ever, in fig­ur­ing out which bike to buy, I had to re­sort to talk­ing to a bunch of big, Endurocross-lov­ing men. Al­though we got around to the right bike in the end, the point is women are dif­fer­ent! That said, I do love Moto Girls [a sec­tion on dir­trider.com]. Well done with that. Keep dig­ging that dirt! There are a ton of us ladies rid­ing; come join us girls at the Babes In The Dirt 3! If you’re ever out West, come find me; I love meet­ing new friends to ride with. As your res­i­dent fe­male staffer, I ap­pre­ci­ate your let­ter and we’re work­ing on more cov­er­age for women rid­ers in­clud­ing how-tos, prod­uct re­views, and bike-test opin­ions. —Lind­sey Lovell, Web Pro­ducer

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