There's a thread started on the NorCal board by a woman rider looking for fellow women to ride with. I've been working with my husband to try join up with other couples to do basically couples rides. We've gone on a couple of rides where I rode with the girlfriend who is a new rider and the guys rode part of the way with us and then broke off to do more technical riding. The idea is to let the newbies ride at a pace that let's them increase their confidence and skills without the more advanced riders feeling like they're being held back. It worked great. And the best part was being able to be comfortable about the discussion material while riding. The faster riders (men) ride the trail at their pace and the not so fast riders (women) can do things at their own. I put men and women like that for the reversed couples, faster women, slower men. What do you think? Are there any other NorCal ladies interested in this? I'd love to work out some ideas about where and when we could meet.