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Old 02-19-2013, 04:03 PM
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Heck yes on ABS, I'll never own another bike without it. I can outbrake ABS on a good chunk of road, but when you hit gravel in a sweeper while you were slowing down due to a $#@%%&* minivan that decided to stop... No contest
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That's what I've heard.
If you've got the skills, and the road is right, non-ABS is a shorter stop.
But if you're uncertain of the road, and/or you're a hamfister, the ABS is no fail.

My next bike is a Duc, but I wasn't gonna buy 'til the Italians got on board with the ABS.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:57 PM
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I will say this, I do ride my bike to work during Armageddon.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:05 AM
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Yep, every day, all year. The wife owns the only 4 wheeler.

It's usually great, and easy commute, except this time of year, 38 C for a few days in a row, and today I go accross town to drop it in for a service, then commute the 20Km back home WITH the freakin' traffic, on the shops loaner, whatever that will be.

Still, by 5 or 6pm it should've cooled off a bit... only 35.6 C at 6 last evening...

Roll on winter!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:18 PM
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Been an independent software consultant working from home for 13 years... my commute is measured in feet.
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

Work is 100 miles from home. Live in L.A. area so weather is favorable year round with minimal ice problem. Average 1000 miles per week commuting on K-1200RS. Occasionally take the K-1200LT or Honda F4-I. More or less have turned commuting into a sport.
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

Don't ride during the week, have a company car and I hate riding in traffic

Sat/Sun early morning starts with a bunch of mates is the best or a week-end away with the misses on the back
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

My work location now is accessible via some street, but mostly highway with HOV lane.

I've used the bike the last two weeks; it makes my trip home 20 minutes or so, instead of 1.5 hours in a car.
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I did today.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:23 AM
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I did today.

+1 Felt great!
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:47 PM
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+1 Felt great!

+1 again today! If you gotta work, might as well enjoy getting there.
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

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+1 again today! If you gotta work, might as well enjoy getting there.
No lie- even bummer mornings are better on a bike.
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A definite Yes! Any weather-day or night-year 'round. My round trip milage to work is 200miles, so really I have no choice but to commute by bike(or airplane). The huge plus came this month after I purchased a brand new S1000RR. That bike totally re-defines the thrill factor of crotch rockets. For any of you out there that haven't ridden one yet,do. The performance and quality of that machine have set the high bar for the class. Instead of dreading the work commute, I can now honestly say that I look forward to it. Cheers to the magicians at BMW who designed and built that beast.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:14 AM
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Ride pretty much every day... have to admit I'm getting lazy in the wet weather nowadays!
My only regret, is I wish I lived further from my office!!!
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

Thirty years ago if the sky and roads were dry I commuted on two wheels. Twenty five years ago I found myself riding all-day, every day as a legal messenger in So-California(Nirvana! ).

Age and the intolerances born of it now have me choosing the climate control and cup holders of my cage for daily errands. The dangerous popularity of "texting/tweeting while driving" was also a big factor in changing my "daily" choice of transportation.

In 1990 2 out of 10 drivers could be said to be "under the influence".
In 2005 8 out of 10 drivers were too busy texting!
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In 1990 2 out of 10 drivers could be said to be "under the influence".
In 2005 8 out of 10 drivers were too busy texting!

Not to mention the ones texting with one hand, and applying makeup or drinking coffee with the other!!!
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In fair weather and temps above 40...
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I ride to school almost every day. Although I have a permit for the parking deck (cars only) I can park a bike within a few feet of most buildings in which I have classes.
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I ride to school almost every day. Although I have a permit for the parking deck (cars only) I can park a bike within a few feet of most buildings in which I have classes.

Seconded- there is no parking on the my base, but there is always a ladderwell or someplace I can put the beast.
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Grueling 10.7 mile commute, so I ride everyday that it's not raining when I leave home. Snow and ice stop me from riding. I don't want to drive in that mess either!
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meditteranean weather allows yearround riding and i di ride my k1300s to work. average distances about 25 km in each direction 6 days a week. makes israeli traffic sufferable but encourages paranoia since drivers over here are not nice to each other...
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I ride most days. I don't really have an office. I am a representative for an addictions treatment centre in Vancouver. I'm here in Victoria (Vancouver Island) and my work means I travel the Island doing referrals and meeting with addiction resources. So I even get paid milage to ride my bike! The best!

My other bikes have "collector" plates on them, that come with a 80% insurance reduction with the restriction of not being able to ride them to work or school. Pretty good deal.
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I probably ride to work about once a week - I work in the centre of Sydney and the traffic is horrendous - K1100 LT's aren't really designed for the city CBD's - and it's too big to filter through the traffic. However, if I am unable to take it out onto the open road on the weekends, I give it a run to work during the week to keep the battery topped up etc.
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I am very lucky living in Southern California. I only miss 4 or 5 days a year of riding. 24 miles with some twisties, some fast freeway and only a little city streets. I commute 48 miles per day and get to ride every weekend. I moved to my current house just so I could do that. My K1300GT seems to love it as much as I do.
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I used to ride almost every day except for rain until winter of 2012 when I went directly from work to my daughters basketball game. When I left work it was 40F and when I came out from the game it was 22 and snowing. I hit black ice on the way home $800 damage to right side of bike and tore rotator cuff in right shoulder. Now I only ride if it is above 32 when I leave in the morning. I really enjoy getting on the bike after work and relieving stress.
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Oooo, torn rotator cuff - NASTY! Hope you're fully recovered, unc.

My bike is my only form of transport, so yeah, I ride my 2-wheeler to work. I'm very lucky coz our weather is pretty darn good for all-year riding
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Yes, I ride every day rain, shine, and even snow! It wakes me up in the morning, costs only 20% the cost of taking public transport, and saves me 1.5 hours a day in commuting time compared to public transport. It keeps me 'bike fit' too
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I'll ride if it's above freezing and not raining too hard. I can use the carpool lanes to avoid traffic and riding cuts my monthly gas bill in half. My commute is 75 miles a day so it adds up pretty quick.

Plus the GT is a perfect commuter, heated seat, heated grips, ABS, Traction control and an adjustable windshield, bags and trunk to haul all my crap in, shaft drive and radials for wet weather, good wind coverage and enclosed engine make it easy to keep clean...

Couldn't ask for a better bike really.

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I usually do as long as the weather is something I can deal with. Basically no in the winter. Spring, Summer, and Fall is good as long as it's not cold & rain. Rain don't bother me, neither does cold. Mix them and I'm out.
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My " commute" to work is a 50 metre walk down the hallway to my office.... It would be rather difficult to get the bike through the garage door & take too long to kit up !
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I took my bike work on Wednesday.
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WHAT'S WORK??? Retired...ride it everywhere but work and loving it!
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In AZ the weather is good year around. I ride every day 76 miles round trip, it's good therapy..
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I commuted 150 miles a day for years, never drove a car once. That was a long time ago. I would love to be able to do that now. Richard.
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Once the snow is gone and the roads are kinda free of dirt and sand I RIDE rain or shine 72km one way to work 5 days a week.
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I ride pretty much as long as the roadway isn't frozen, or when I have to haul my double-bass, then I drive my truck.
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Just started a new job and I can ride to work again for the first time in years. It's only 40 miles a day but I love it. Richard.
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I ride to the Firehouse and take my truck on my second job (contractor). Can't carry much for tools/ladders/etc. on a K12S.
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I have no choice-my daily commute is 200 miles(all freeway fortunately). Doing it by auto would be impossible. Even after putting on 1000 miles a week however, I still enjoy a weekend ride. I guess I'm addicted to bikes.. My current commute bikes are a 2011 R1200GS and a newly acquired 2016 R1200RS. For those of you that haven't already done so, take a demo ride on the new R1200RS. The bike is truly state of the art in performance and handling(not to mention great looks). I suspect it is destined to become one of the all time best road bikes.
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I try to ride every day. But, the 1100 is a cumbersome beast in urban traffic and a lot of work. Usually, I use my scooter, which can slice and dice plodding city traffic like a Popiel all-purpose Ginsu Knife. I know 'scooter' is a bad word in some circles, but I thought beer tasted bad and girls were icky and had cooties at one point in my life, also
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I try to ride every day. But, the 1100 is a cumbersome beast in urban traffic and a lot of work. Usually, I use my scooter, which can slice and dice plodding city traffic like a Popiel all-purpose Ginsu Knife. I know 'scooter' is a bad word in some circles, but I thought beer tasted bad and girls were icky and had cooties at one point in my life, also
If I lived down in the city I would get a scooter. I am looking at something like a Zero electric motorcycle for my commuting and keeping my big K1200GT for long rides or 2 up.
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

I am a pastor. I ride to the office as often as I can. I also ride to visit the hospital and those who are unable to make it to church. I ride to pastor conferences and other church meetings. If I show up at a certain home for a visit I get grief if I don't have the bike.
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Nope. Need FWD.

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added this yesterday to the garage. Only 4 miles to work.
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Every day.
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