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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, 09:39 AM   #41
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I ride a much as I can. This week has been all car. Last week was all bike. In the building I work in there were about 3 guys that ride regularly and only 1 motorcycle spot. Some big shot complained because a buddy and I would part next to his "Reserved" spot since the motorcycle spot would fill. Even though there was a spot large enough for a car hashed off, he didn't think any motorcycle should be able to park next to him. We complained back and management dedicated 2 visitor spots for more motorcycles only. Everyone around here enjoys when I ride and are wondering why I didn't ride a certain day.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:01 AM   #42
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Every six weeks I'm on call for a week and have to drive the city ride. Other than that I ride as much as possible; weather permitting. , gas prices are stupid these days and I get about 40 to 45 mpg on 4.5 gallons on my bike. My truck gets 15 so....._________________o>*o
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:31 AM   #43
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i ride when it's not raining in the morning. don't mind going home wet. other than that i ride everyday. oh i drive when i have to go work ems when i leave the e.r.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:42 AM   #44
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I think its really just dependent on the higher ups' views on bikes in general. Some of us ride to work pretty much on a daily basis because the managing partners at the firm ride alot. like ridiing to sturgis and daytona riding. I am glad I work where I work. now diesel trucks on the other hand....
what is wrong with diesel trucks?
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:47 AM   #45
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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.
90% of the pay is simply for taking peoples , 10% for performing, and the promotion opportunity is more than worth it

if all I have to do is not ride to work, Im happy to do that to keep my job
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:16 AM   #46
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Gas prices suck, I ride to work whenever I can. We have 3-4 regular riders that park on my side of the building and some others that park elsewhere. Nobody has ever given me a hard time. I've even had the Harley riders ask me about my bike and tell me it's cool. I figure I have a pretty safe commute, I ride in the HOV lane up and down 59N from Kingwood to Downtown so I spent little time in actual freeway traffic. I've even been tossing around the idea of getting a 250 for commuting.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:22 AM   #47
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i ride from sugarland to 610 and 288, since im on nites traffic is pretty decent. there are like 20-30 riders, but only like 4-7 daily riders. one guy put a car tire on his v-star, cus he was goin through so many tires.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:26 AM   #48
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I ride every day. Rain or shine. There is one other guy at the school I work at that rides regularly but he occasionally cages it. Love the sig Tyler! :-P
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:31 AM   #49
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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"



I wanna hear those stories of hurt co-workers and bosses!
Thats ridiculous that your boss would think he could influence your mode of transport to work. Whats stupid is riding a jackassticly large pickup to your office job downtown. Cyclists are part of the solution.
I have a lot of folks at work preach to me about safety, its those same richards that are jabbing on their cells lane changing for no reason in their 4 door king ranches jacked to the sky whining about the price of gas.
I would think anyone comfortable on a busa to be completely competent in Houston traffic, maybe your boss is on too much bike.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:38 AM   #50
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If you dont ride every day give your bike 2 someone that will
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:48 AM   #51
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I work at UTMB in Galveston. Employee parking is $45 month. I take my bike and get 40 mpg with free parking. Some days I have to take the car. That sucks.
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:01 PM   #52
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ride as much as possible to work
somedays 175 miles round trip
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won't ride if there is a chance of rain as I transport a company laptop between plants - sux
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:03 PM   #53
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I work at UTMB in Galveston. Employee parking is $45 month. I take my bike and get 40 mpg with free parking. Some days I have to take the car. That sucks.
this the MRI guy??? if so,hey i'm in the e.r. yeah i cage it when it's raining
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:25 PM   #54
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Tell your boss to sell his boosa and get a bike that he could handle and ride it like it's meant to be. Tell him you'll race him.

J/K, maybe you should invite him to ride with you sometime.
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:53 PM   #55
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I commute from Mt Belvieu every day m-f. 50 miles round trip. Boss laughs at me when the rain comes, When its raining at the house i cage but other than that... hardest ride was when i left the house and it was 28 degrees...kinda chilly when i made it to work. I dont think any one can tell you what to ride or drive...if you get to hard a time about it...is your job the right one for you????????:/::/::/:
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:22 PM   #56
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I don't usually have a street legal bike. This week I am riding on a borrowed bike while my car is with Houseofpain getting a paintjob.

In the military they require us to wear long sleeves, hard sole shoes that cover the ankle, gloves, and a helmet. Some services require reflective material also. In addition it's now required that we have MSF or an equivilent. I fully agree with all those requirements so it's no problem for me.

BUT, we are allowed to ride to work.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:23 PM   #57
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I live too close to work to gear up and ride, but the boss lets me keep it there in the side bldg. with his other bikes and we work on them together.
I don't think I could work where I was told how to get there and back....
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:30 PM   #58
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I ride every day as long as I can get there dry. I don't mind getting wet on the way home, heck in the summer a rain shower is welcome to cool off a bit.

I wear some Doc Marten steal toes to work (I don't have to, but they're comfy and look like regular shoes) that are great fro riding and offer good protection. they've survived one low side
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:59 PM   #59
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i kinda understand the dont ride to work thing for the following reasons

1.- if your job requires you to deal with clients regularly, they might try to protect the company's image

2.- if your job requires going to eat with clients. is odd to tell them ill follow you in my sportbike

3.- insurance pourposes

my story is way diferent, i work in a machine shop where my office is half office and half tooling room, so i dont deal with clients that often

i went down on nov 06 and was off work for 4 1/2 months
they asked me if i would ride again i said not sure but i think i wont

after 5 months i got my gs and they got , they asked me why i got it

i just told them the leadman have a HD and this one is smaller then the last one
and lastly because is in my heart, i cant give it up

well i still work there, and every month there are more sportbikes there

and also i dont use the parking spaces, i park it next to the fence

way closer than the rest

but if they told me to get rid of it or not ride it

ill definitely look for a new job
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probably 75% of our employees ride plus the 4 owners. when it rains we park our bikes in the office and take a car home.
yeah its nice huh but one of our managers parks his bike inside because he is scared of it
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