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Old 02-08-2013, 10:30 AM
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Default Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

I was wondering what are everyone's reasons for riding a motorized bicycle to a destination over biking.

my reasons are: Time(i can get there faster)
Sweat(i can get there dryer)
I'd like to find other ideas from everyone else.
so.... Why?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:58 AM
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Motorhead for years, then lived on a sailboat for a while jus' cruising the coast... can't have a car, they sink so bicycles it was.

Moved back ashore & was promptly reminded how much a car costs to own & operate even if not a hobby, stunned by the contrast I refused to do it again.

I now spend all that money on just toys... erm... "alternative transportation solutions" *whistles innocently* Best of both worlds I figure

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:35 AM
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The style!

Being 17 I have a car but ridding to school and throwing my beauty on the flag pole right in the front of the school, it definitely catches the eye of everyone who walks in!

And who doesn't love the look of someone when you pull in anywhere and they are trying to figure out what on earth you are riding!

But most of all I just love to ride, always puts me in the best mood
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:41 AM
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Difficulty and unreliable public transportation - where it would take 2 hours for the bus, would probably take 45 min on my MB. No waiting time. Also, i like fiddling with metal things that has wires. I used to do R/C Nitro before, but now it's just like having an R/C toy that you can ride at an acceptable speed. However, speed is relative...

My backpack would probably weigh about 10 kgs. so if I pedal, i would be tired to work and would be sweating a whole lot more. It's safer because i can keep up with traffic. Bicycle lanes are unheard of in this part of the globe where i'm at.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:34 PM
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its fun. that is the biggest reason for me
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:38 PM
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Default Re: Reasons for riding MB

I need a grocery grabber ,post office runs ,church,to the ocean,kite flying,getting around on a cup of gas lol bus stop is 10 miles away .
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:20 PM
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After the recession began in 2009, I lost my job in the manufacturing sector (steel service center). This got me behind on support payments and the state took away my license to drive. I bought the kit because it is impossible for me to survive without having the ability to get more than 10 miles. I live in a rural area where jobs I am experienced for may be up to a 30 minute drive away - too far to walk, too old to ride a bike to and fro ever day to find work or get to a job. I bought an HT as a lifeline of sorts. I've tinkered with it enough that I feel confident that it can be dependable as long as you have a few backup parts available.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:06 PM
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Cheaper than hot rods and just as much fun. I have four bikes currently, 3 running and the latest build almost ready to hit the steets.

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: Reasons for riding MB

Exploring.

I like to take the long slow ride thru other neighborhoods and see more of the city I live in.

Just don't seem right in my car or on the MC.

On the ebike I can go really slow and get a good look w/o seeming suspicious.

If I need to get something done I take the car. If I want to go have fun up the freeway I take the MC.

If I want to take the slo-ride, it's the MB.

Lotsa rides for different things. The best tool for the job.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:44 PM
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A friend at work came up with the idea when he had some bad luck with the men in blue, he wanted me to find him an alternate means of transportation. I started searching the net and found these ht kits, I built mine first among our group now there are seven of us. Being over fifty I call it the mid life crises or my return to childhood. Either way riding a motorized bicycle is just plain fun to me.
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