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View Poll Results: Do you ride to work?
Yes, and so do a lot of others 84 56.00%
Yes, but I'm the only one 36 24.00%
No, I'm not allowed (I can't) 6 4.00%
No, I'd rather drive 13 8.67%
What's a motorcycle? 11 7.33%
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:53 AM   #21
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If your job does not require you to have a cage (ie: you need to carry stuff around ect) and they are not paying you for your mileage your boss can shove it up his .

/That is all.
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:54 AM   #22
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what were his grounds for telling you not to ride besides the fact that he can't sac up and ride himself "b/c the ram makes more sense" WTF?

That would be like telling you not to have w/your girl b/c he chooses not to have w/his
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:54 AM   #23
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How does driving his truck make more sense?
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:54 AM   #24
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If your job does not require you to have a cage (ie: you need to carry stuff around ect) and they are not paying you for your mileage your boss can shove it up his .

/That is all.
broken record but.... where will you park it?
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:58 AM   #25
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I wish I could ride to work...but I still haven't figured out a way to ride without getting a suit at the very least wrinkled.
I face the same issue. I bought a good size backpack from UA. I put the shoes in the bottem, roll the pants, roll the shirt, throw in a tie and belt. I keep a shoe brush in the desk and polish before I leave. I use my regular gear to ride and just come to work in the tee. I also keep my cologne in the desk when I arrive.
I bought a Ninja 500 because it has the banana seat and hooks for bungees. It also get's 50 MPG with me getting on it so I can't complain. I keep the gixxer in the garage with the SV track bike for weekends, Fridays, etc...

Works for me!
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:07 AM   #26
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IMO - Unless your company is paying for your time going back and forth to work or giving you a vehicle allowance, it's really none of there business how you get to work.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:13 AM   #27
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Ya get there how ever the you can. And do you have to get a RAM also? And it was "a" supv; not "your" supv. Does he/she run the entire place/world.

What a stupid thing to say to someone.

I would have had no reply. Just a look of "How da do you find your way back here everyday?"

"Stupid is as stupid does" (never really understood that, but somehow it seems to fit)...
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:19 AM   #28
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we get prefered parking as well, next to the hybrids and carpool cars.........lol
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:24 AM   #29
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I ride to work regularly as does Shawn (Nox).
Mike ('99 R1) does occasionally.

None of the rest of the guys have street bikes, they either have track / race bikes or dirt bikes, although at least 2 of them are thinking of getting another street bike to save a bit on gas.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:26 AM   #30
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I do but I am by far the most dedicated to it, the others only ride if the weather is just right, usually I ma the only one sitting out there, maybe one or two others
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:33 AM   #31
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I ride to work almost everyday, even sometimes if it rains
my co-workers on the other hand, about 4 of them, also ride to work sometimes, we ride afterwork aswell.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:36 AM   #32
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This topic has come up time and again in the past, but I figured our newer members will be facing this as the riding season is upon us.

To kick off the discussion, on the second day of my new job I was putting my gear in a safe spot and was told by a supervisor "hey, don't ride your bike to work. i have a 'busa and i dont ride it to work... it's just stupid. i drive my ram because it makes more sense" I responded with the fact that it's my only vehicle and he said "well, i dont know what to tell you, but don't ride it to work"



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did he really say that ????????????????? ................... man wtf ??? i ride to work everyday and never here shyt i even sped passed my boss today on the belt way
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:38 AM   #33
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i see about 100 bikes at JSC on any given day... lots of riders here, my boss has a boss hog
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when my boss first heard that I was planning on buying a motorcycle he said something along the lines of

"intelligent people dont ride motorcycles" and "I don't think you should intend on keeping your job if you intend on getting a motorcycle, because I don't want to go to that funneral"

Then he backed down from his high horse ... and offered to pay me a few grand / give me a raise, or buy me a new car if I didn't get one

Then when I still decided to get one, he simply asked that I didn't ride it to work .... so unless I need to, I try not to


On the other hand, no they can't legally tell you that you can't ride to work, however Texas hire / fire laws being what they are, they can fire you for anything that is not protected - , religion, race .... those things. And, they can still just make your life untill you either stop riding or quit.


However look at it from the managers perspective and its kinda a compliment.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:39 AM   #35
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I ride to work regularly as does Shawn (Nox).
Mike ('99 R1) does occasionally.

None of the rest of the guys have street bikes, they either have track / race bikes or dirt bikes, although at least 2 of them are thinking of getting another street bike to save a bit on gas.
It's funny at my workplace, there is no designated motorcycle parking (extra parking is VERY ample so there's no need) but the motorcycles all park in two different areas not very close to the door, just so they can all park next to each other.
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I wear a suit to work.

lol tips

more thread counts help with the wrinkles.
buy a moto jacket that fits over your suit.
kinda pull your pants up before you get on.
and dont wear cuff links. you will lose them. or catch them on your gloves.

the main thing are the shoes that get messed up. I always keep some shoes at work and wear my boots.
tried and true lol.

my dress shoes stay at work haha` i just try to hurry to my desk so noone can see my icon boots on with my suit lol .... and the thread count thing is true also
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yea some jobs im sure spend alot of money training you or have a image they are concerned about. they dont want you getting hurt and not working or dont want that bike parked outside when there important client rolls up in the rolls royce. lol
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how good are they paying you to take that crzy talk from them. a backhand slap will set them straight but on the reals hope he don't try to break your ballz over time for not following orders.
at my job no other co-worker/boss rides what so ever so they are all trying to push me out of the idea of getting a cycle. it gets old bringin me newspaper bout yet another riderdown, talks of stories, how they lost a loved one, etc. all I do is sit there listen to what they have to preach say thanx and go on into readin my mag. or continue with this forum and go on about my day.
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:10 AM   #39
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Sounds like you need to get another job! That is pretty retarded that they told you not to ride to work. As soon as I get my tags updated I will be riding mine to work. This truck is killing me w/ it's 14 miles per gallon!
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:17 AM   #40
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when i had a bike, i would ride it to work when convenient. no one cared, i was the only bike in the garage. CEO would ask every now and then "no bike today?" or "great riding weather!"
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