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Old 05-08-2012, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: I ride to work but i always ride for fun. how about you!

Purely pleasure. Before I retired I had an 80 mile a day commute, mostly highway so a motor bike wouldn't have been practical. Now I use my bikes for trips to the library, about once a week, 12 miles round trip, and just cruises around my end of town. Occasionally getting together with other area riders for daylong runs that average 50 miles.
I really enjoy staying in the 18 to 25mph range but short WOT blasts are fun too. There's a Dairy Queen near my neighborhood and every Sunday evening, weather permitting, the hot rod crowd gathers to show off their cars and listen to music. I go and alternate between taking my car or a motorbike. My bikes get as much and sometimes more attention than the car. Everyone knows what a hot rod is but not everyone is familiar with a motorized bicycle.
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