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Old 10-06-2009, 01:47 PM   #61
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my 45 mph commute is always my favorite commute anyhow. I prefer to ride Memorial and other backroads over the major highways.

Here's a 4 minute video of my 15 mile, 25-ish minute commute from work to home on the 50cc.

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Old 10-06-2009, 01:49 PM   #62
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:18 PM   #63
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how did justine and miranda live with you. you complain more than a woman. plain and simple we ride because we love it no matter the condition. we dont always have to be pegging our bike out to get enjoyment out of it. though it is hella fun. and yes cagers suck but this is fvcking houston. suck it up or ride the bus.
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I commute on the bike because I love riding. Any cost savings on fuel is quickly eaten up in tires that don't last like car tires, chains, and all that exp power ranger looking gear that doesn't last as long as you'd think it would when riding daily. I mean ya gotta have gear for the rain, gear for when it's hot, and gear for when it's cold.
+1 not for the cost case it all equals out. I do it for fun and access to the HOV

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I commuted all year in a joe rocket mesh jacket and a pair of $40 ski pants form Academy.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:20 PM   #64
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:24 PM   #65
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I like the front row parking available at work and school. Plus, when I commute back home, there isn't really anyone on the road anyway. I take Memorial to Allen Parkway to 45. A relaxing cruise.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:30 PM   #67
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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, 04:33 PM   #68
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In all honesty, I am almost with the OP on commuting... Yesterday and today I went to school in the bike, no more than 15 mins of 45mph max.

I do find the car alot easier to drive to/from school. I mean seriously, 2 pedals and 1 hand to steer? I hope I pick up the "i love to ride the bike always" bug soon.
I dunno... I picked up that bug the very first moment I got on a bike. i think either you have it, some variation of it, or you don't have it at all.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:56 PM   #69
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I recently started taking my bike to work and school when the weather is good. I'm fortunate enough it's almost a straight HOV trip once I get on the highway. It is nice to woosh past traffic. I park in a parking garage at work and have loved parking it on campus in the cycle parking area when I take it to school.

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Yup. The major slowdown on my commute is 610 from I-10 to 59......there's no HOV for that stint.

To me its completely not worth it. Boring riding is boring riding. Apparently I just don't like bikes all that much that I think resting my elbow on the gas tank for 15 minutes straight is better than the air conditioned comfort of my superduty. I want my truck back!
You are totally right Sir!!!!! You have nothing to do riding a bike!!!
I commute almost every day and is true that you get all sweety (sp?) to the office. I do not care. The thrill factor is just worth it and I do not care if the traffic is bad and just straight line. (Katy I-10 HOV lane). Just dealing with all the stupid cagers is an adrenalin rush that really wakes me up in the morning. When I drive to the office I found it VERY boring, just sitting there in the middle of the traffic with all the other stupid cagers. (The Rats in The Rat Race) Riding the bike makes me feel different, I'M DIFFERENT TO THE REST OF THE PEOPLE INSIDE THEIR CAGES. and I'm different because I ride a Motorcycle!! YEAH MOFOS!!!!!

Riding is a way of life..!!!! Either you are into it or not.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:41 PM   #71
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:42 PM   #72
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I had a (1967 year model) 1776 volkswagen beetle, and a 97 hyundai tiburon (which i loooved) but I NEVE drove them as much as I did my bikes.

I only used them when i HAD to carry something that wouldnt fit on the bike. that was it.

year round, wet,dry,humid,cold,freezing,burning.. since i started riding in highschool.

a BIG part of it is how did you get into street riding? if IT WAS YOUR ONLY SOURCE of transportation, you learn to deal with quite a bit more. you learn that you cant call out due to bad weather like others do (or you would miss quite a bit more work in reality, than cagers) most often than not, i am one of the few people that makes it to work when others fail from inclimate weather.

its quite easy when you HAVE to do it. and when you do get a car, you feel like a puss for wimpin out on yourself.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:46 PM   #74
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its quite easy when you HAVE to do it. and when you do get a car, you feel like a puss for wimpin out on yourself.
mmm good point, ya kinda gotta like challenging things i guess.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:02 PM   #76
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You are totally right Sir!!!!! You have nothing to do riding a bike!!!
I commute almost every day and is true that you get all sweety (sp?) to the office. I do not care. The thrill factor is just worth it and I do not care if the traffic is bad and just straight line. (Katy I-10 HOV lane). Just dealing with all the stupid cagers is an adrenalin rush that really wakes me up in the morning. When I drive to the office I found it VERY boring, just sitting there in the middle of the traffic with all the other stupid cagers. (The Rats in The Rat Race) Riding the bike makes me feel different, I'M DIFFERENT TO THE REST OF THE PEOPLE INSIDE THEIR CAGES. and I'm different because I ride a Motorcycle!! YEAH MOFOS!!!!!

Riding is a way of life..!!!! Either you are into it or not.
I don't see the adrenaline factor at all
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I don't see the adrenaline factor at all
the fact that you will encounter things everyday..that you will never see at the track. not just that..but that the encounters are in the tens ..or HUNDREDS each ride.

rolling the dice.
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the fact that you will encounter things everyday..that you will never see at the track. not just that..but that the encounters are in the tens ..or HUNDREDS each ride.

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20 years ago. im due soon
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Ya think?! Actually, it was probably 25 yrs ago for me.

But I did have dinner with Racer X and his daughter a couple weeks ago, so does that count?
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