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Old 10-06-2009, 08:26 AM   #21
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ill take your gixxa off your hands then!!! how much you want for it!
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:31 AM   #22
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I didn't say I didn't like to ride. I just think commuting sucks . Being on a motorcycle makes a boring task worse due to the added risk, contortionist act, and sweat. I like to ENJOY being on a bike. There's nothing enjoyable about commuting.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:32 AM   #23
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ah the reality of a low speed crash such as bumper to bumper traffic is that your prolly not gonna die.......

I-10 inbound HOV dumps your right at N post oak road, which turns in to the 610 feeder road.....get to know all the side streets and also the flow of traffic......when i commuted thru the galleria, i used to get of tthe exits then enter the next entrance....was faster then puddling thru in the "fast" lane.....
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:37 AM   #24
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I think you need a more commuter friendly bike.
Something more upright with more leverage on the bars and a better view of traffic.
I can't stand riding a SS bike in traffic. Kills my neck and you can't make quick manouvers like you can on other bikes.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:38 AM   #25
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i do it on a more comfortable bike.

i don't know how I used to ride a sportbike back and forth to work daily in traffic.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:40 AM   #26
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I don't really have a choice at the moment, my truck is at the dealer. You can bet your I'll quit this as soon as possible. I just don't understand how going 65mph in a straight line for a half hour can be percieved, in any way, as "fun."
its not "fun" in the sense of adrenaline pumping fun, but more like relaxation and freedom, and stop and go traffic sucks, i listen to music and see how long i can balance the bike while standing still until i can work my way around the cars.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:42 AM   #27
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I think you need a more commuter friendly bike.
Something more upright with more leverage on the bars and a better view of traffic.

I can't stand riding a SS bike in traffic. Kills my neck and you can't make quick manouvers like you can on other bikes.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:43 AM   #28
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I'm with ya. I will stick to the truck to get to work. The truck being a company truck helps too.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:43 AM   #29
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I just don't understand how going 65mph in a straight line for a half hour can be percieved, in any way, as "fun."
Wait a minute. You are complaining because you have to slow down to 65mph? WTH. To me that is fast and I would love if my commute only slowed down to 65mph.

I bought a bike to commute, save gas, have cheaper insurance, have no car payment and then I got the added bonus of being outside and feeling the wind against me. I ride in the wind, rain, snow and traffic.

If you are asking why then you won't understand any explanation.
If you are asking how; summer riding gear, winter over clothes, really good rain gear, have a change of close at work, wear underarmor to work then change into the clothes you brought with, learn how to take a quick sink bath (if there is a private bathroom at your work) or shower if available, buy yourself a better cruising bike or take a few minutes to warm up/cool down and stretch before and after your ride.

Personally if you don't like it, don't do it. If circumstances dictate that you must then ask for tips on making your commute better. Don't stir up drama by insinuating that commuting sucks and that those who do are somehow idiotic/masochistic.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:44 AM   #30
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I commuted for years, as long as my shift was outside the 8-5 as there is no joy stuck in traffic, it's hot and the radiator fan is on. Graveyard shift was great, cool temps and no stops.

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more like relaxation and freedom
there's nothing relaxing about folding yourself in half to ride a SS bike........which is what I'm doing.
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the fun thing about my commute on bike is I explore a lot more for new routes and better flowing traffic.

it just puts a bigger grin on my face when I walk through the door of my office or house.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:47 AM   #33
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I didn't say I didn't like to ride. I just think commuting sucks . Being on a motorcycle makes a boring task worse due to the added risk, contortionist act, and sweat. I like to ENJOY being on a bike. There's nothing enjoyable about commuting.
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Don't stir up drama by insinuating that commuting sucks and that those who do are somehow idiotic/masochistic.
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But this is MH. Stirring up drama is what we do here.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:51 AM   #35
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there's nothing relaxing about folding yourself in half to ride a SS bike........which is what I'm doing.
i definately think if your going to commute you need a comfortable bike to sit on for a long time. i was never a fan of the 'normal' sport bike sitting position.

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Old 10-06-2009, 09:12 AM   #36
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I commute everyday on the RC and I love it. I hate driving in Houston. I get stressed out because so many people here drive like . I don't get stressed on the bike like I do in a car. I do like commuting on my DR650 a little better, but until it's fixed I'm on the RC and it doesn't bother me.
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I commute everyday on the RC and I love it. I hate driving in Houston. I get stressed out because so many people here drive like . I don't get stressed on the bike like I do in a car. I do like commuting on my DR650 a little better, but until it's fixed I'm on the RC and it doesn't bother me.

Really? I'm way more stressed on a bike as I realize I'm 4x as likely to be run over/die.

EDIT: thats not entirely true. Eventually I get bored and I'm not worried about traffic hazards. Probably not a good thing.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:26 AM   #39
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No but seriously I think due to me ALWAYS being on my bike that it helps my riding skill. When I take any decent amount of time without riding I can actually feel my riding suffer from it
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Really? I'm way more stressed on a bike as I realize I'm 4x as likely to be run over/die.

EDIT: thats not entirely true. Eventually I get bored and I'm not worried about traffic hazards. Probably not a good thing.
after riding everywhere all the time, i get in the car and feel like godzilla, slow, huge, taking up way too much space and cant fit anywhere.

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