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Old 03-02-2010, 09:37 AM   #41
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commuting on the MC rocks, it helps me get out of bed in the morning. got the Versys FOR COMMUTING (50mpg)...just turns out it's also a run bike to ride.

You sweat gallons during the summer and need extra salts, but the winter is do-able even with no "heated/electronic" gear (down to about 38* imo).

All I used is a Joe rocket mesh jacket with the liner and two sweaters under, ski gloves, ski pants ($40 at Academy)....

unless you got to wear a suit to work
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:37 AM   #42
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So, ride the way that makes sense for your situation in life and learn to appreciate others' points of view.
Well stated. I live out of my car it seems like because 5 days a week, I'm going from school to work, work to school in the same day.

The bike is my stress relief. If I rode it all the time, it would defeat MY bike's purpose.
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I have thought about getting a one piece textile suit like the old guys on goldwings wear all the time, just for commuting. I will be riding about an hour to UH and I figure one of those one piece suits could be rolled up and put in a bag on the tail section of my bike. Ive been looking at something like this but I dont know how hot it would be in the summer..
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I have thought about getting a one piece textile suit like the old guys on goldwings wear all the time, just for commuting. I will be riding about an hour to UH and I figure one of those one piece suits could be rolled up and put in a bag on the tail section of my bike. Ive been looking at something like this but I dont know how hot it would be in the summer..
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I'd save for an Aerostitch Roadcrafter suit...the holy grail of textile MC suits
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:46 AM   #45
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i was digging up a link for it while you posted that
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My commute is 20 miles of I-10 followed by 15 minutes on 610. Quite possibly the most boring ride one could imagine. That, and I have no shower so I'm sticky and stinky all day.


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Old 03-02-2010, 09:52 AM   #48
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Sorry for the thread jack- but all the school commuters...

Which school?

Just curious.
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When I was going to Architecture School at UH, we had big *ss lockers for our projects. I would commute as much as possible just because I loved riding, no matter commuting or joy riding. I kept all my books there, too, since many of us Arkees practically "lived" there. It was a perfect setup for my helmet and gear (although back then, gear mostly consisted of a helmet, bomber jacket, and work boots). Still, even now, it would still work the same. If any of you have any Architecture friends on campus, maybe you can ask them if you can keep your stuff there? (I know I would offer a fellow rider a part of my locker for that purpose).

I was also the Sports Coordinator for the Filipino Students Assoc., and we had an office in the UC Underground, so I would also keep my stuff there. If you know anyone involved in those student Orgs, or are a part of one, that's another option you can look into. If you're not a part of one, join one... if not for any other reason but just to have a place to keep your sh*t!
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bikes are a toy, not a necessity. its supposed to be fun and enjoybable.

from a U.S. (or other established countries) I will say yes. but in 3rd world countries, a car is practically a luxury. Had a coworker who was from India, and said it is NOT uncommon for a family up to 6!!! to be seen on a large scooter, or moped!

me, i would say a motorized 2 wheeler is absolute bare bones necessity. i think everyone should have at least one.
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Sorry for the thread jack- but all the school commuters...

Which school?

Just curious.
SJC souf gettin my basics on....
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:03 AM   #53
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I can't ride to work because
1. I carry to much stuff around (contracts, paperwork, stuff im working on at the moment)
2. I drive around all day cold calling businesses and meeting with my current customers. My car is my office.
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When I was going to Architecture School at UH, we had big *ss lockers for our projects. I would commute as much as possible just because I loved riding, no matter commuting or joy riding. I kept all my books there, too, since many of us Arkees practically "lived" there. It was a perfect setup for my helmet and gear (although back then, gear mostly consisted of a helmet, bomber jacket, and work boots). Still, even now, it would still work the same. If any of you have any Architecture friends on campus, maybe you can ask them if you can keep your stuff there? (I know I would offer a fellow rider a part of my locker for that purpose).

I was also the Sports Coordinator for the Filipino Students Assoc., and we had an office in the UC Underground, so I would also keep my stuff there. If you know anyone involved in those student Orgs, or are a part of one, that's another option you can look into. If you're not a part of one, join one... if not for any other reason but just to have a place to keep your sh*t!
I was chair of Frontier Fiesta my seinor year. I used that office for everything. I would even have study groups in my conference room.
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I wear the Fieldshear equivalant to the Aerostich suit if the weather is going to be 70 or below.

It is fully armored and it is nice to undo a couple zippers and step out of it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:04 PM   #56
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this is the epic thread on ADV "Best piece of hear you ever bought"

I think Aerostitch 1pc or 2pc Roadcrafter ended up #1

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=165301
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well at least one person answered me......

haha, thanks. I need to find more ppl that go to SHSU main campus
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When I was going to Architecture School at UH, we had big *ss lockers for our projects. I would commute as much as possible just because I loved riding, no matter commuting or joy riding. I kept all my books there, too, since many of us Arkees practically "lived" there. It was a perfect setup for my helmet and gear (although back then, gear mostly consisted of a helmet, bomber jacket, and work boots). Still, even now, it would still work the same. If any of you have any Architecture friends on campus, maybe you can ask them if you can keep your stuff there? (I know I would offer a fellow rider a part of my locker for that purpose).
Architecture building also has showers on the 2nd floor. who was the guy who actually lived in there when we were there? Dude had 4 walls around his desk and a couch. I swear he moved in and lived there for a semester or 2. Was it Paul Nicosa?
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I love blasting to work BrrrraaaaAAAAAP POPPOPBRAAAAP and seeing the look of annoyance on the faces of slumbering commuters.

I know a DRZ is an odd choice for a commuter, but I like the way it handles in traffic and I figured when I finally get knocked off it the bike has no expensive plastics to get tore up like a sport bike.
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bikes are a toy, not a necessity. its supposed to be fun and enjoybable. i ride to work when the weather is right and im in the right mood, otherwise it completely defeats the purpose of owning one. me personally i love nothing more than smoking my cigarettes and drinking my coffee on the way to and from work. however, when weather permits, i just cant resist.
Exactly. I MAY have ridden to work 3 times in the past year. . . . and I don't have to deal with traffic AT ALL. I work in/around the plants in Texas City, so I have to walk around a lot. I'd rather hop in the car to go somewhere and test samples, etc. . . .

I'm more than likely about to only have an occupational license though, so I'll be riding to work a lot more often as it'll be about the only time I can legally ride.
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