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View Poll Results: 2009 Economy Affecting Your Riding Thus Far?
Yes. I do less riding / track days / racing than I did last year. 14 23.73%
No. I am doing more riding / track days / racing than I did last year. 8 13.56%
Not really. I am doing about the same riding / track days / racing as I did last year. 17 28.81%
I had to give up a few other vices and habits to continue playing with motorcycles. 12 20.34%
How is this a question? 11 18.64%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-21-2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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The Economy So Far In 2009 = Affected Your Riding?

So, here we are, almost seven months into 2009. The economic climate is quite a bit different now than it was last year at this time, isn't it? Has it affected your riding?
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:03 AM   #2
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yep, it has, i need new tires, brake pads....havent got them, work has been tight and i have to consider my family as a priority, still...if i could, id definetly get what i needed to ride.....
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:07 AM   #3
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(This board needs an economy section also for these discussions) J/K
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:09 AM   #4
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yep...haven't done a trackday since April 4th (but did 6 between Jan-Apr). Too hot and too much money to be spending....no worries, assuming I still have a job come October I plan on doing 6-8 more.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:12 AM   #5
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yes it has, that's the only reason it took me over 6 months to buy another bike after my last one was stolen. I couldn't decide if i should save money, or buy a bike... haha... needless to say i bought a new bike
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:26 AM   #6
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I think either directly or indirectly economy has affected the number of TD I've done this year:

*Workload: I am way more busy than last year.
*Personal finances: although I am making good money still, because of the uncertainty of losing my job I am saving way more than last year.
*Number of dates available: some TD orgs have reduce the number of available dates thus making it more difficult to fit in your personal schedule.

By this time last year I had done around 10 - 12 TDs. So far I have only done 6 or 7.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:35 AM   #7
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yup i didnt ride my bike for almost a year. Working twice as much for a 1/3 less money.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:37 AM   #8
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Well, aside from seriously reducing my need to commute... still haven't gotten my final check either. Bastages are really starting to tick me off.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:47 AM   #9
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Since I didn't have a bike last year I am riding more.

Also using riding/ socializing as an escape from the economy and its related stresses - so once again more riding.

More riding and more exercise is better than more drinking to deal with the stress.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:51 AM   #10
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I think the economy has made me slower.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:02 PM   #11
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I ride more..bike gets way better miale than my Ford S.D.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:19 PM   #12
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Started street riding last year after a 15+ year hiatus because of gas prices.

After remembering how much fun it is havent bought a new bike because of the economy.

Yes on both parts, ride more, spend less...
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:22 PM   #13
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:29 PM   #14
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I've spent more money on this this year than any other... especially since my offroad excursion.
I've cut down on some other things here and there, but not much.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:47 PM   #15
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Yup...was getting ready to use my Ride Smart trackday I got for Christmas then got laid off two weeks before I was going to use it. I try to drive the bike when I can because it get s better gas mileage than the truck by far. I've slowed down my street riding because I can't afford a ticket.

I guess it's yes and no
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