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Old 10-06-2009, 06:41 PM   #81
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60+ mile round trip, 4+ days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Beats the out of the car.

I actually LOVE riding in inclimate weather, it makes people think you are freaking nuts and I look at it as a personal challenge from , which probably does makes me nuts...

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Old 10-06-2009, 07:12 PM   #82
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For me if I wanta ride, I ride, if not, I don't.. my truck was in the shop awhile back and I just didn't like having to ride everyday and I needed to haul a few times and couldn't. I like to wake up in the morning and choose to ride not be forced to ride.. weather and doesn't really factor in except when the streets are flooded, I don't like riding in like that.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:26 PM   #83
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:35 PM   #84
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You should take I-10 to BW 8 South to Westpark Tollway (there is an entrance to Westpark going East from the middle lane of the beltway) until the tollway spits you off on Westpark, then take Westpark under 610 to Edloe and head left over the bridge to Greenway. This could save you 10 - 15 minutes.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:42 PM   #85
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60+ mile round trip, 4+ days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Beats the out of the car.

I actually LOVE riding in inclimate weather, it makes people think you are freaking nuts and I look at it as a personal challenge from , which probably does makes me nuts...

.. im basically the same in all aspects..just a little more commute.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:57 PM   #86
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my job is about 20 mins away from my house and i dont have a car so i ride rain or shine. 5 days a week and i love it! plus once i get home from work i take a shower and get on my bike again to go chill with my friends!
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:11 PM   #87
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I don't see the adrenaline factor at all
How come?? Just ride Westheimer from HWY-6 to 610 at morning rush hour..!! I'm not talking about going fast, just trying to avoid all the cagers when they want to share the same lane and space where you are, then all the cagers speaking on the phone, women putting the make up and going all the way from the last right lane to the median lane in one movement without paying any attention.

The I-10 is safer but just to practice your "evasive maneuvers" skills try Westheimer at morning rush hour. Is a blast!!!!! I used to get very upset with all the cagers trying to kill me. Now I found it fun and challenging.
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my job is about 20 mins away from my house and i dont have a car so i ride rain or shine. 5 days a week and i love it! plus once i get home from work i take a shower and get on my bike again to go chill with my friends!
That'a boy..!!!!! That's the spirit..!!!!
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:21 PM   #89
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:38 PM   #90
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i leave in the early morning for work and i'm there 20 minutes later. sometimes the rides home take a little longer like if it was a sucky day at work. i arrive at home all nice and sweaty, but i feel a lot better. i do it year round, bike permitting, and generally love it. it also has earned me the reputation as being 'the motorcycle guy' on my shift. people who have $$$$ harleys and victorys and ride semi frequently arent known as the motorcycle guy, but the guy on the cheap, iffy sv is
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:05 PM   #91
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i leave in the early morning for work and i'm there 20 minutes later. sometimes the rides home take a little longer like if it was a sucky day at work. i arrive at home all nice and sweaty, but i feel a lot better. i do it year round, bike permitting, and generally love it. it also has earned me the reputation as being 'the motorcycle guy' on my shift. people who have $$$$ harleys and victorys and ride semi frequently arent known as the motorcycle guy, but the guy on the cheap, iffy sv is
same here, my co-workers call me 'ROUGE MALE', and the foriegn co-workers call me 'motorcycle'...... yeah.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:44 AM   #92
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You don't arrive at work the same way? I work in an office. The last thing I want to get the reputation for is being the stinky guy....
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:36 AM   #93
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keep a stick of deoderant in a tank bag and a fresh under shirt, I get to work 30min early to change shrit and cool down and have a cig. just part of riding.
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You don't arrive at work the same way? I work in an office. The last thing I want to get the reputation for is being the stinky guy....
He's probably like me in that I get in early enough to really beat the heat of the day so I don't get to work sweaty, but going home is a diff story.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:37 AM   #95
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You don't arrive at work the same way? I work in an office. The last thing I want to get the reputation for is being the stinky guy....
then by all means take your cage... and YOUR MAN CARD HAS BEEN REVOKED. justine take it away
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keep a stick of deoderant in a tank bag and a fresh under shirt, I get to work 30min early to change shrit and cool down and have a cig. just part of riding.
LOL I've been rolling with a small can of Axe lately
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:41 AM   #97
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lol oh sh*t not the MAN card!!
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keep a stick of deoderant in a tank bag and a fresh under shirt, I get to work 30min early to change shrit and cool down and have a cig. just part of riding.
All this I need to buy:

Non-supersport bike

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Seems to quickly eat up any cost savings I might get from the bike's increased fuel economy. Not to mention I ALREADY wake up at 5 fvcking 30...............I'm not going to get up an additional half hour early just to make this misery slightly less offensive to my coworkers.

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then by all means take your cage... and YOUR MAN CARD HAS BEEN REVOKED. justine take it away
how bout this: if you, or Justine, can catch me on the track....you can take my mancard.
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me , i try and buy atheltic polo shirts, golf or one's that wick. i wear khaki's and have some that are wicking style too.

i always carry a tank bag, i keep a ziplock bag (big one) so if it rains on the way home, i put my phone and wallet in there. other pocket has smaller ziplock w/ my reg and ins. paperwork.

no rain gear, i ride home in the wet. no biggie

in the morn. just gotta go w/ your instincts, the further you live from work, the more conservative you have to be when deciding whether its gonna rain or not.

also i keep my work shoes at work, and wear M/C boots. and change shoes.
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All this I need to buy:

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Seems to quickly eat up any cost savings I might get from the bike's increased fuel economy. Not to mention I ALREADY wake up at 5 fvcking 30...............I'm not going to get up an additional half hour early just to make this misery slightly less offensive to my coworkers.



how bout this: if you, or Justine, can catch me on the track....you can take my mancard.
let me get some track experience and youve got a deal.
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