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View Poll Results: Do you ride your 2-wheeler to work?
No, I wear a skirt & heels to work 22 2.75%
No, I'm too lazy to pack and gear up 22 2.75%
No, I sleep in too late 7 0.88%
No, my expressway is a nightmare. I'd rather be protected by my cage 38 4.75%
Yes, a few times a week 216 27.00%
Yes, fair weather only 197 24.63%
Yes, it's my only mode of transport (lucky devil) 71 8.88%
Yes, I follow the postal motto-neither rain nor snow shall stop me! 151 18.88%
You didn't give me my option-I'll explain below: 76 9.50%
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:15 AM
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Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

I ride as much as possible and would love to exist without a cage. But, in Pa. we have sleet and ice to deal with.
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:27 AM
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

I have done it a few times but not regularly because... the ride sucks.
About 20 miles, lot's of stops, roads suck, and when I get there... I'm at work, when I just want to keep going.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:26 AM
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

Not practical to work, but whenever possible to a job site and I can make an excuse to do it!
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:39 AM
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

From one Steeler fan to another, let's hope for a better season!

That being said, before I sold my beloved KS in May, I would only occaisionally ride to work, as I, unfortunately, am one of the few that wears a suit to work everyday, but Friday. The fun factor was outweighed by the need to pack gear (couldn't see myself in a one-piece 'Stich), and the simple fact that it is all highway, and stop and go traffic to boot. Those of you that get to ride the backroads to work everyday and don't take the bike are missing out on an incredible opportunity to unwind before you get home, IMHO. Those days that I did bring the bike in were planned out in such a way that going straight home wasn't in the cards, and a long, late afternoon ride was what the doctor ordered. Damn, I miss my bike!
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:53 AM
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

i ride to work everyday so long as the temp is above 45 degrees and it's not raining. i can take the hwy to work if i'm running a bit late or i can take the back roads if i leave early. weather permitting i ride to work april through late october or early november. i live in PA so once the cold settles in and the temp drops into the 30's at night i park the bike and drive the truck. usually there are a few mild days in Dec, Jan and Feb so i might get the bike out a day or two during those months.
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

Even though I live in sunny So Cal, I ride to work only occasionally, when the car is in the shop, or if the spirit moves me. The ride to work is terribly traffic congested and while I can cut about 15 minutes off the commute time in each direction with lane splitting and the simple efficiency of two wheel travel, I almost exclusively take the car - its a Prius by the way, and gets better traffic mpg than the bike.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:28 AM
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

This needs to be a mulitple choice poll!
  • I don't like rush hour traffic on a bike.
  • I have the need for a SUV/Truck to carry things.
  • Heels and a skirt are a bitch on a bike!
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

I hate riding in traffic too, but the bike takes some of the hatred from it since I hate it in a car too. I also have something to look forward to when I get off work, on nice days, I simply follow the lyrics of Supertramp and, "take the long way home".
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You mean there is another way to get there!

22 miles one way and all back roads, temp read out said 27F this past spring, and 98F this summer,

Bike does not want to turn into the drive way for work, the ride home sometimes stretches to much more than 22 miles.
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I ride to work as much as possible - i wouldn't say only in fair weather because i'll ride in the cold (cold for here, usually 30F is as low as it gets). But these past two weeks have been so hot and humid that i have taken the cage most days - couldn't stand to put on the ATGATT and be soaked in sweat before I mounted the bike..... August sucks (N. Florida)
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

I have ridden to work in all 12 months of the year.

The only thing that will stop me is slick road conditions and below freezing in the winter.

It is not so much that I enjoy riding at 36 degrees in Dec. But, more that I really enjoy calling my Harley riding co-workers pussy girls.
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No,I drive a van load of tools to work.
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I walk to work .......250+ feet
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

My employer supplies me with a vehicle and gas card to get to and from work, although I will occasionally ride one of the bikes to work if it is nice out and I don't have business that requires the work vehicle that day.
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My commute to work is very complicated - I wake up, roll over, plant feet on ground, walk ten steps and arrive at the office. Not sure how practical it would be to crank up my K1200S in order to cross the living room - I work at home.
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Yes, I ride daily to and from work. There is a special route I take, about 25miles each direction, no slab, but unfortunately not too much good corners either. I have a suit at my place of work in the closet - when I need it. Guess I'm lucky: I took my wife's car only two times last year. I don't ride when it is snowing or when there is ice on the road.
When there is salt on the road in winter I take my K100LT - it is there specifically for this purpose...
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

NEVER, 20 miles of slab, trucks and pot holes. And I leave before sun-up. Yesterday morning a tractor trailer blasted right through the concrete divider and into my lane not a minute before I got there.
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Too many tools to carry around.
But, if I did have a job where I could commute by motorcycle, it wouldn't be the K.
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  • Heels and a skirt are a bitch on a bike!
Yeah, but while at Laguna Seca, on the way over to canary row I saw a gal on the back of a tricolor 1098 wearing black stillettos and a matching black thong that kept creeping up her backside. It was hot!

Hmmmm - daydream over! what is this poll about again, commuting to work on the bike - why the heck not, gives me something to smile about on the way to work!

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I have an 18-mile ride on a scenic highway (plenty of curves). However, often have the kids in tow (drop off at day care/school). So, ride when I can and don't when I can't (which, sadly, is most of the time).
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I am a plumber, could you imagine hauling 20ft joints of pipe on your bike to the job....I am good but not that good
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I ride my bike to work most days. I have a co-worker in need of a cage for awhile (long story) and lent her my Durango. A few weeks ago another co-worker asked if I even owned a car and I stated that I own three. One that my wife drives with my kids (our Mommyvan), an old truck and a Durango (pointing at the cage Jenny had driven that day).

Tomorrow I will take my old truck because I plan on having a few beers afterwards with some friends. I have gear for rain, cold and heat. South Florida doesn't have to worry about snow/ice. There you have it.

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If I don't have to pick my kids up directly after school - which is where I work part of the time - I'll often ride to work.

First time I rode and taught a project for kids in a new-to-me, and rather unruly class, it got REAL quiet when I walked in the door and the kids remained well behaved. For some reason they were not accustomed to their teachers coming in decked out in full leathers.

I enjoy occassionally teaching in full Vanson leathers for the shock value!! ..... the helmet does come off though....

Would love to ride to work all the time but in my car I carry large quantities of supplies and fragile items... including my kids.

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Too many tools to carry around.
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Why not the K??
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

The cages, buses, trucks, potholes and traffic on my commute make for a horror show ride. Maybe I need a GS with chariot spike hubs?

I normally take the train. However, there is always that cherry weather day and the family is enaged in something else where the K12S commute works - albeit via a safer roundabout route, but that's the idea... the ride home somehow always ends up being about 50+ miles out of the way.



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Whenever the weather forecast is good (no rain).
Most of the journey is via highway but it's still fun with a K12RS.
The weather in Belgium can be unpredictable but the it is financially very interesting to ride a motorcycle to work in Belgium. All costs are tax deductable (gas, insurance, clothes, maintenance, purchase ).
Every mile (or km) I ride with the motorcycle to work I gain money
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I ride mainly in the fall, winter, and spring as the heat and humidity here on the coast in GA is pretty bad most of the summer. I commute about 35 miles each way so this gives me some time to relax before starting work.
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I used to ride to work several times a week year round except for the hottest Summer months. Then a life altering event happened...I retired. Now I ride to places like this and to the grocery store and to eat out and...well you get it. Last year I put about 18,000 miles on the GS and maybe 5,000 on the Toyota Life is good

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Yup. Daily 3 miles each way. Or take the canal banks and it stretches out to 9 miles and dust.
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24 miles a day, 5 days a week. Half of that 24 miles is a sweet morning haul ass on the interstate with a cool 76 degree wind in my face. The other half, holy cow pie! 95 degree bumper to bumper ride while dodging crazies!

I guess I should just shut up and be happy with the morning ride.

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Yes, I have a back road loop to and from work. I average a couple yellow line violations each way, but I can't help myself. This AM ride was f***'n awesome: 60 degrees, cool and dry. It must be dry or I take the Audi and slab it the 35 miles.
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The only thing that will stop me is slick road conditions and below freezing in the winter.

Ditto for me! The K1200S rules for cold weather.
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I can't find a reason to not ride.
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I just came in from a ride @36F. I have checked NOAA weather and a Friday ride to work is planned.
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Every day. I have put nearly 20,000 miles on my beast since I bought it nearly 2 years ago. She has nearly 213,000 (!!!!) miles on it now. The corbin seat has its leather shrinking though.

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Yep 6 days a week 120 miles round trip every day except when snow and salt are on the road and below 28 deg.
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If I'm not putting at least 50 clicks on the odo, I don't ride. I can be at work in 5 minutes ... that's less time than it takes to suit-up and get the bike out of the garage. I only ride for pleasure.

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As a field sales guy it's kind of hard in my line of work to ride the bike. On a rare occasion I'll ride the bike to work.
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I ride to work, every day that I can. I live in Leadville,and work for the Town of Frisco...this means 35miles one way, over 11,318 ft., Fremont Pass. Have to wear a one-piece Roadcrafter, most days, as I leave at 6:00 a.m. with temps rarely above freezing. My record so far, (for cold), is 4 degrees, I don't even want to think about the wind-chill at 70 m.p.h.!! The bad thing is...if it does get to 60 degrees in the afternoon, I haven't found a way of stuffing the 'Stich in a saddlebag, have to bungee it to the seat. the ride is invigorating...to say the least...not much chance of falling asleep!
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I ride to work, every day that I can. I live in Leadville,and work for the Town of Frisco...this means 35miles one way, over 11,318 ft., Fremont Pass. Have to wear a one-piece Roadcrafter, most days, as I leave at 6:00 a.m. with temps rarely above freezing. My record so far, (for cold), is 4 degrees, I don't even want to think about the wind-chill at 70 m.p.h.!! The bad thing is...if it does get to 60 degrees in the afternoon, I haven't found a way of stuffing the 'Stich in a saddlebag, have to bungee it to the seat. the ride is invigorating...to say the least...not much chance of falling asleep!

I love that area of the country. We have a place near Frisco in Breck and I try to get up there every summer to ride/fly fish.

I had a nice ride in this morning. I ride on the days I don't pick up my son from school. Riding this k13s into work is not going to be good for my early departure "issue" that I've been told I have on certain days
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As a field sales guy it's kind of hard in my line of work to ride the bike. On a rare occasion I'll ride the bike to work.

Same here but as a field technician. I ride when I have a shop or class day, or when my service truck needs tune ups and such. I load it in the back and ride home!
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Whenever it's dry. 20 highway miles in, and 35 back road home...

And the added benefit of asking the boss where his Harley is.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:52 AM
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You missed an option "Yes, whenever I can: have to drop off kids at school". That's me. Only a few times a month my wife's schedule allows me to delegate this responcibility to her. Then I ride. The long road to work.. Like 25 miles longer than usual
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Heh.... I ride to work as often as I can, depending on what uniforms I can scrunch up in the back pack. When I take the car, I go to work, when I take the bike, I arrive nearly on time....

It always takes longer on the bike, gotta try a different way there and back again
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I work from my home office. If I didn't I'd commute via the K.

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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

Sold my last car almost three years ago... never been happier. I love riding on the street, on the track, in the heat, in the rain, in heavy traffic, in the wind... whatever.

Just don't put me in a car. Those things are far too dangerous, they lean the wrong way in turns, they take up WAY too much fucking space and are grotesquely inefficient. Cars only make sense if: you are taking at least two passengers, you are carrying a lot of cargo, you are carrying children, you are traveling in extreme weather conditions, you have physical disabilities.

Everyone else should be on a bike - just imagine how much more enjoyable everyone's life would be if only HALF of the people that commute in large metropolitan areas everyday, alone, in their moving living rooms, were to ride a bike or a scooter instead.
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Abso-freakin'-lutely!! I so rarely drive a car that people around the office ask me if I even own a car. Wouldn't have it any other way, either. Before I moved closer to Sacramento, I put 50,000+ on an RT and almost 60,000 on a K12GT, over a 4 year period. 'Course I lived in the Sierra foothills during that time, so it was a LOT more fun then than now...but I still won't stop riding my bike to work. What a GREAT way to start and end my day!!
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Abso-freakin'-lutely!! I so rarely drive a car that people around the office ask me if I even own a car. Wouldn't have it any other way, either. Before I moved closer to Sacramento, I put 50,000+ on an RT and almost 60,000 on a K12GT, over a 4 year period. 'Course I lived in the Sierra foothills during that time, so it was a LOT more fun then than now...but I still won't stop riding my bike to work. What a GREAT way to start and end my day!!
Its the only thing that makes me get up to go to work....My old 96 sunfire winter transportation with 245,000 miles is on blocks waiting for the first snow flakes to get back on the road amazing how much longer a car will last if driven in cold weather only...
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:25 AM
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Who's got time to work ???
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I ride most days. Usually once a week I take the truck for some reason or another. Never end up in the truck on a bad day, for some reason it is always nice out on the truck day. Then of course it rains for the next two weeks straight.

I fall into the catagory of I rather ride in a hurricane than be in a vehicle.

The ride into work is like a shot of courage for me and the ride home, well that is what I look forward to at the end of the day.
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i ride every day to work. i did not buy it to look at..well sorta..
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I'd never get to work on time if I didn't!!
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work rides are always fun...pass em..pull into the rest are have a smoke.... spit a few times...leave and pass the same car again.....I like to leave late so I can get there early
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Hmmm. If I had work, I would!
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I use my bike about once a week, when it's under 103 degrees high. The other days, I have to dress up too much.
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