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Old 05-11-2011, 01:30 AM
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Default Re: 35 miles each way for work , possible ?

Depends entirely on the build - I've averaged about 6000 miles a year (16.5 miles a day) for a lil over 2 years now as a year-round daily driver & commuter & I've never, not once ever missed a day of work. I was 1/2 hour late one time 'cause I had a flat & my new replacement tube split (thanks wallyworld lol)... but hey, I figure that's acceptable

I'm not sayin' these things are bulletproof, but if you've worked the kinks out then there's no reason not to try I figure - there's a bunch of members that ride those kinds of distances every weekend for fun so what's the difference? The bike doesn't know where it's going lol

Remember the redundancy - while I'd not look forward to doin' it every day, worst case scenario if the engine did fail for w/e reason, you can ofc use those things ya normally rest yer feets on... urm... whadda call them, the things ya use ta start the motor? o.O ...Oh right - the pedal dealies ofc Ya know some folks use only those things ta get around? Crazeh but true

In all seriousness, if JdubMotorMan was talking about this as the only means of getting to work I'd be touch more conservative, but the interest is just offsetting the car usage & reducing fuel consumption - there's a backup vehicle in case things go badly *shrug*
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