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Old 07-15-2009, 04:00 AM
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Ride whenever I can - first option bike, second car
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:51 AM
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

You mean there are people who don't?

I ride every day...unless she's in the shop.
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I work in a cushy air conditioned space. Cushy except for the constant AC blowing on and having to wear an extra layer just to stay warm.

As long as I can get to work dry, without rain gear, it's time to twist the wrist... the ride home to far away too worry about.
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Sometimes I do ride to work. In fact, I rode to work today. Dayum, that GT is fast!
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:36 PM
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

With 108-116 degree highs lately, I am on a summer hiatus of riding mine to work.

But having just added BST carbon fiber wheels on mine, I can't wait until it cools enough my hiatus is over to continue doing so.

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I out of my home, but this is my Landscape design vehicle. I get to ride at "work"
Beats driving th 12 mpg truck in background. So I put didnt find an option.
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

unless snow falling (not much of a chance) i ride daily.
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HI buddy
I ride my bike to office .I like riding my bike all day.So the distance is also not that much long.
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I have a nice commute through Clifton, VA from Manassas on the way up to Springfield, VA. It's about 30 miles, just enough to blow out the cobwebs. I try to ride about 9-10 months out of the year, but not every day. I avoid the interstate at all costs, riding on the HOV lanes during rush hour around DC is a nightmare. A lot of people do it, but it's no fun at all. The cage drivers are just horrendous in and around Wash, DC. I don't even drive my Mini Cooper on the interstate when commuting to work. The roads through Clifton are almost as much fun in the Mini as they are on the K12RS. I work a six-week cycle of rotating shift work, so I don't commute at the same time every day or week. Keeps things interesting!!
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I fly to work and I'm afraid the K doesn't hold enough fuel for the trip
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:28 PM
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I'm a Sparky, so I couldn't possibly get all my kit on my bike. I have enough trouble fitting it all in my VW Transporter T30...

I spent 10 years in the motorcycle trade in the UK, and must have covered 100,000's of miles rep'ing for various companies by bike.
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In my biz, I use electronic files we can carry on CD, DVD or flash drive, if I need.

I rode to work today! I get to ride home later!
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I rode to work today! I get to ride home later!
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:59 PM
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As often as possible. Usually 5 days a week. Live in North Alabama and we do have 4 seasons, just not any snow. Rode at 14 degrees last year. Was on the RT then. So far with the GT only down to 21. 30 mile ride with half slab and half back road. Great relaxer and mood setter for the day.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:29 PM
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Ya know I lied Only the snow stops me. I know this is an old thread but what the hell. Road to work this morning at a balmy 42dg's, clear sky's and clean roads. Took the looooong way for obvious reasons....
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

I used to commute on the bike, but I had to quit doing that.

I didn't mind the weather. I commuted year round on the bike regardless of whether I lived in New England, southern California or anyplace in between. In January of 1982, I arrived at the main gate of NAS Oceana, Va., on my Harley with my guitar strapped on the back and they wouldn't even let me on the base to check in. The base was closed because the roads had snow on them. I had been riding on ice and snow, all the way from Texas. Three inches of fresh snow wasn't worth stopping for.

The reason I quit is, I retired in 1991. I no longer commute at all :-)

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

Hi all,

Everyday commuter over the Bay Bridge in to San Francisco.
Rain or shine. Comfy with electrics on the K12GT, my vest, shield on high, occasional balaclava and silkies.

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Old 02-06-2010, 08:54 PM
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Yes, but when inclemency hits I have to consider the number of idiot Angelenos out there.
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I would love to ride to work. My job has me hauling about 3K pounds of tools and materials. I don't think my clutch would hold up with a trailer that heavy.
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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".

Deja-vu!!! That's the tune I always hum while riding home on "alternate routes" (that include lots of twisties and a couple top speed runs).

I ride to work every day, unless there are other circumstances that force me into a cage (job interviews, kids to tennis, etc.).
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Two Wheeler? Everyday except when there's ice and snow

Then I take the three wheeler
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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!!

Living now in Felton, CA, ten minutes into the hills above Santa Cruz, I ride around 3k miles a month. I have many local and semi-local computer consulting clients (Cisco CCNE Certification, dyed in the wool Mac-head, lots of teaching small and medium sized businesses how to use their tools & toys)... I ride everywhere on my 2000 K1200RS with PIAAs, hard cases, (just installed cruise & full Ohlins-yay!), oscillators and a Corbin seat, along with lots more upgrades... I'm gonna go to Michelin Pilot Powers, instead of PR II's, 'cause I need wet and dry grip (no chicken strips here), more than wear resistance, big-time! Starting out yesterday morning, I turned onto my main road and accelerated onto what I thought was dry pavement.. it was damp... while still on the gas, I rolled off a little, held the power on as the rear tire kicked out a bit.. I put down my left boot, motocross style, and pushed her back up as I rolled it on again... didn't even know what had happened until after it had, down the road at 45 mph... that's a nice morning pick-me-up- unavailable in a car, which I sold years ago, anyway.
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Yes, almost every day except when I have to carry large items to the office or when facing icy/snow road conditions. I mix it up using various interchangeable routes to cover the 70-90 miles one way. Riding is a lifestyle and being a motorcyclist is a great stress reliever when stress is present though not that often. Add a consistent workout routine at the gym and it makes the riding much easier on the body, etc.
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I ride the GT to get away from work.

My walk outside in the morning is my commute and if need be I ride a Polaris Ranger to haul stuff and a Kawasaki Sherpa if I"m in a bit of a hurry. I seldom see people at all so the BMW gets me to where they are.
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Commuting to work is actually most of my riding time. As long as the temps are between 50 and 100. I can use the HOV lanes and it makes my commute a lot faster and easier.
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And all this in Atlanta Traffic, about 90 miles a day. If it is below freezing and wet I don not ride
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I rode to and from work today. This morning was 63F, and it was about 69F for the ride home, all with 18% humidity and 30-40 mph wind.

It was glorious! When I got home, my wife said it looked like I had a great time. I guess it was my (big grin)!
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And all this in Atlanta Traffic, about 90 miles a day. If it is below freezing and wet I don not ride
I hope not as no one is tougher than ice. I was just through Atlanta a few days ago and the average speed on those roads (when not jammed) is about 75mph. Add the multiple number of lanes and the HOV and I see why riding is the better choice. Well, riding is usually the best option when adding the fun factor and other benefits of riding.
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I hope not as no one is tougher than ice. I was just through Atlanta a few days ago and the average speed on those roads (when not jammed) is about 75mph. Add the multiple number of lanes and the HOV and I see why riding is the better choice. Well, riding is usually the best option when adding the fun factor and other benefits of riding.

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I rode to and from work today. This morning was 63F, and it was about 69F for the ride home, all with 18% humidity and 30-40 mph wind.

It was glorious! When I got home, my wife said it looked like I had a great time. I guess it was my (big grin)!


Your Wife must love you. My wife will comment when I have had a wonderful ride home from work. She knows it because of my expression like yours!!
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my ride is 7 miles to work now that we moved, often 60 miles to get home, traffic is usually bad going home so I go the other direction and over the mountain, do that loop at least once a week.

Does not take any extra time since my bike lives outside, so no getting it in/out of the garage. And getting my gear is not bad at all in the morning, boots instead of shoes do not take extra time, I put on my back protector vest and my jacket and I am out the door. Yeah, I have started riding to work in my work slacks, going to hurt bad when I hit the pavement. For the longer rides I put on my chaps over my slacks, have to find something better than chaps now that I don't ride v-twins anymore.

Many times I don't want to stop at work
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I ride to work whenever I can unload my kids on someone else. Dropping off two kids every freaking day has really cut into my riding hours
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beatnik, that's the price we pay for kids. I have two daughters, and my youngest graduates from High School tonight @ 7 PM. Her college plans are set, as welll.

Thank goodness she and her sister took after their Mom and Dad, both were/are smart enough for scholarships!
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I ride to work whenever I can unload my kids on someone else. Dropping off two kids every freaking day has really cut into my riding hours
I'm putting together a sidecar rig to avoid losing riding time when I have to take my kid to school

I ride most days when the high is above 30 and the low is below 90. Inside that window, one direction might suck, but it's better than being in a car... especially in the summer. I don't have A/C in my truck, so I might as well ride!

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No ride to work as I take the train.
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I am riding the K to the train station everyday. Trying to pretend like I don't have a cage.
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I live exactly 1 mile from work.. i wish i had to drive further so i had a reason to take the bike.. by the time i get my gear on i could have been at work in the truck.. But sometimes i do deliveries and pickups for work on the bike and that takes me all over the northeast.. i love that part..
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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. What a GREAT way to start and end my day!!

Ditto... I ride year around... People say what the hell are you thinking its pouring down rain. My reply... you never been wet?
But the few days a year I show up in the cage the first thing out of there face why didnt ya ride your MC?
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Ditto... I ride year around... People say what the hell are you thinking its pouring down rain. My reply... you never been wet?


I have no issues at all with riding in the rain. With a quality rainsuit and common sense it a piece of cake. I ride any chance I get either on or off duty.
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Ride to work every day, to the grocery store three times a week, to every other place I've got to go to that's too far too walk. Don't have a car. I don't need one where I live.
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I like all of your posts!!

It just remninds me that I am alive and feeling it all. I love trail running and cycling in the rain. On a bike it is a a cinch, properly gored out, electrified and rubberized!
Though I do have limits to cold temps and rain. Nearly fell off the bike one night cuz I had trouble getting my frozen leg over the seat to dismount at a gas station, heavily into the butt shaking, trouble keeping the nozzle in the tank. I prayed the last 45 miles.
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With 108-116 degree highs lately, I am on a summer hiatus of riding mine to work.

But having just added BST carbon fiber wheels on mine, I can't wait until it cools enough my hiatus is over to continue doing so.

Here are a few pics:







And for anyone that wants to know why these make a huge difference in ride-abilty, just ask!
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Today's ride home (shirt and tie):

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Stuck with hooffing it home?
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Hey Mike,

Woahh...Thank god for the butt Warmer (not).
Question, how are the PIAA's down low.... I liked mine when they were mounted on my K12RS tucked nice and tidy...NOt many places you can put em on our GT's.

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First, I rode it home (and did some running around later). Yes, I've already heard how insane I am. The heated seat helped me 'thaw things out', but the real challenge came after dark when the moisture froze my buttons. The starter and BC buttons, while clear externally, weren't working. I overcame the starter button fairly easily, but that short stroke BC button...

As for the PIAA's, the came with the bike. Nice filler I suppose, but I don't have any experience with extra lighting so I can't give a decent response.
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BTW, made the mistake of leaving the gloves in the top case


It's supposed to warm up to 31F today

**oops, local weather says it's only make it up to 24F today
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With oil and natural gas prices rising, I spend about 80% of my life living and working on oil/gas lease rig locations! I hall my 37' toy hauler to the rigsites and live/work out of it while I'm there. I actually bought the toy hauler so that I could take my bike to rig locations, however last year, one of my colleagues killed himself while taking a trip to town last year while on his bike, so our compant has stipulated that we can only have our 4X4's at the rig site now (a great shame as some of the scenery in SE Oklahoma is lovely and great for motorcycling)
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I commutted Thursday and Friday of last week, and yesterday, I rode with a group to Tortilla Flats and home, emptying the fuel supply.

Today, I dressed for and had an early morning client meeting that lasted hours (I just finished it) and later I have to meet wife and mom at a huge mall for dinner (my 10-year niece is visiting mom from L.A.). So today, I used the car.

But, all my ATGATT stuff is ready for tomorrow's wearing. While some have ice and snow, and cold, I am using our weather to commute by motorcycle as often as I can.
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Rode to work everytime I had an opportunity, traffic busses, trucks, potholes - what you talking about you're on TWO weels!!! My coworkers noted that when I was on the bike my smile was 130% bigger and wider... It is sad that we have winter here
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Commuting to work is drudgery... not fun at all. But on a bike, it takes on a feeling of play and I arrive much more cheerful than if I'd taken the "cage". My first ride of the season this year was on the 17th, commuting to/from work. Then 19th, 20th long fun ride of 300+ km, then again commuting 24th, 25th, 26th, and today, with fun rides on the weekend (my weekend is always Sundays and Mondays) 27th and 28th. Lowest temperature was -7C and only today did it go above 0C. The roads were bare and dry though with no ice. I did have to watch some corners where there was still some sand/salt residue from the winter but the biggest hazard was POTHOLES, some large enough to swallow an elephant.

I've got over 1,000 km this season already.

Geez, I hate winter.
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I have a car - don't know why, but I have one.

I ride a bike every day; rain, shine, sleet, snow, hail or alien attack - always on 2 wheels...
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62 to 86F here today. You can be damn sure I took the bike to work with me. It was gorgeous.
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Geez, I hate winter.

And I love skiing!

Winter is good. Gets ya to appreciate summer.

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And I love skiing!

Winter is good. Gets ya to appreciate summer.

Cheers bud

If I lived in BC I'd probably love it too. I mean it must be absolutely incredible to be able to go skiing and ride your bike on the same day! And I'd also love it a lot more if I didn't have to shovel it or drive in it.

Cheers back at ya!
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