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Old 03-01-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Whats wrong with commuting?

ppl always complain bout not having time to ride. I wonder whats wrong with riding back and forth to school or work. Im sure theres some benefits like lookin badass infront of the ladies at school.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:12 PM   #2
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I carry a laptop and a few other things.

Its more convenient to drive; so Im around 50-50 lol
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When I'm home, I ride everyday to eat lunch and dinner...and sometimes, I ride to gym when it's really nice outside. That tallys up to anywhere from 100-200mi/day riding which gives me more experience as a nub. And as a bonus, I have been averaging 40-50mpg, tend to get to places faster , find parking anywhere I want, and have reduced my maintenance costs.

As long as you are ok with the dangers of people on Houston's Roads and developing a center strip on your tires, all is good
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:16 PM   #4
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I don't like riding to school because of having to carry gear around....

Riding is supposed to be fun, except when it becomes a hassle.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:18 PM   #5
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I don't like riding to school because of having to carry gear around....

Riding is supposed to be fun, except when it becomes a hassle.
I have to dress business professional for work
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:20 PM   #6
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Why do you have to dress business professional for school? Maybe if you have to give a presentation...but all the time?
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:24 PM   #7
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I don't know about ya'll but if you live in Houston a bike is the way to go. You don't have to sit in traffic and you don't have to struggle to find parking. Why the not? I have a dumb fancy office job that you have to dress up for, and I still ride to work. Just put something over your shifter so you don't scuff up your dress shoes, stop off in the bathroom to fix your helmet hair and whaalaaa...professional looking bad .
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I have to dress professional as well but I still wear my gear. cant fix my hair tho but thats okay. being a professional badass doesnt require gel
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Why do you have to dress business professional for school? Maybe if you have to give a presentation...but all the time?
Sorry, you said work...I can't read...been staring at the screen too long.LOL
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I have to dress professional as well but I still wear my gear. cant fix my hair tho but thats okay. being a professional badass doesnt require gel
I wear my smx+ boots whenever I ride. Walking/sitting in class for 8 hrs doesn't work well with these. My knee guards also wouldn't fit under slacks.

PS- I live in the Heights and I do have to sit in traffic to school or work!
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I don't know about ya'll but if you live in Houston a bike is the way to go. You don't have to sit in traffic and you don't have to struggle to find parking. Why the not? I have a dumb fancy office job that you have to dress up for, and I still ride to work. Just put something over your shifter so you don't scuff up your dress shoes, stop off in the bathroom to fix your helmet hair and whaalaaa...professional looking bad .
Dress dont work well during a get off and getting to the office sweaty as with a wrinkled shirt is not very pleasing. Im sure my customers thank me for not smelling like when I deal with them.
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i ride to work also. there has been times that i would just wear reg. clothes with gear and carry a book bag with work clothes. the bike is the best way to get around in Houston traffic. coming from the woodlands to 610/45. I will always choose the bike when possible.

i can jump on the HOV lane when I feel necessary to or ride like a hooligan when approaching heavy traffic. although relaxing in a cage has its benefits.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:46 PM   #13
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Everything that was said. Mostly the part about it being a hassle. Work/class is not very far, only about 10 minutes (less on a bike of course). Having to carry my lid in class and set it on a tiny desk leaves little room for books (class dependant of course). And when it cold out and u had to gear/layer up for the weather then go into the class/office/whatever and u get all hot. If u take it off then u got alot of to carry around. This may not hold true to all but to most it does.

It's kinda hard to get some To-go food when ur on the fly...
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:24 PM   #14
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For me I work a mile away from work... I wont even get passed third gear sometimes. Not worth it. They also say most accidents happen close to home anyways...
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U work a mile away from work? Lol must be nice
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Dress dont work well during a get off and getting to the office sweaty as with a wrinkled shirt is not very pleasing. Im sure my customers thank me for not smelling like when I deal with them.
There is only like three months that this is true. If you get too sweaty while just sitting down any other time than June, July, and August then you should see a doctor. LOL. Sometimes I have to cage it too when I am seeing clients that day, especially if I have to drive em to lunch or something. I should try making one ride on the back one day and see what they say.
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As long as you are ok with the dangers of people on Houston's Roads and developing a center strip on your tires, all is good
That is my main problem... I eat up rear tires. There is only one underpass I can get any lean angle on. Everything else is straight line, turn at the light.
30 miles worth....

FWIW commuting with cages seams to be worse in the AM. Everyone is either late or half asleep...
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Im worried about my chit gettting stolen! And rush hour traffic sucks Donkey whats fun about sitting in traffic in the summer and inhaling exhaust fumes?
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Im worried about my chit gettting stolen! And rush hour traffic sucks Donkey whats fun about sitting in traffic in the summer and inhaling exhaust fumes?
Summer time does suck, but any other time you get to go through traffic and not sit in traffic. Well at least I used to. Found out I'm having a baby girl so no more of that stupid .
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