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Old 10-21-2013, 08:37 AM
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Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

I can think of another reason. This applies to bicycles in general. But that includes motorized bicycles.

It's exhilarating to go out and defy any weather that Mother Nature chooses to throw at us. I usually win, too. It's very rare for me to be out riding and thinking, "ooohh....I shouldn't have done this". I don't think it's happened at all for a few years.

There are all sorts of days that I watch my colleagues walking out to their cars almost in tears over the cold rain, the freezing wind, etc. Usually I'm thinking, "Hey! This is all right".

Most of the folks around me have no idea of the feeling of well-being to be found by merely embracing the outdoors whatever it happens to be like that day.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:25 AM
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Normal? ...... No such thing!
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:26 PM
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Having read the whole thread I find one or more of four reasons why people take up this sport:
1) Pleasure
2) Transportation
3) Economy
4) Art--under this rubric I include both aesthetics and the exercise of mechanical ingenuity

The first three of these account for most of my motivation in this area. In other words, it pleases me to get around cheaply whenever I can. I hate dragging a ton and a half of tin with me when I go to the drug store to pick up a pack of AAA batteries.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:53 PM
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It's fun
I'm 16 and too cheap to get insurance for a normal car.
Gas Prices are as high as 1.50 per liter here (I use premium in my bike)
It's fun.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:34 PM
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Cause Im a cheap fart
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:45 PM
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Not all that cheap if ya mess with 'em long enuff
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:28 PM
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Not all that cheap if ya mess with 'em long enuff
That's so true, my $350 build is running close to $600 and counting :S
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:18 PM
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Having read the whole thread I find one or more of four reasons why people take up this sport:
1) Pleasure
2) Transportation
3) Economy
4) Art--under this rubric I include both aesthetics and the exercise of mechanical ingenuity

The first three of these account for most of my motivation in this area. In other words, it pleases me to get around cheaply whenever I can. I hate dragging a ton and a half of tin with me when I go to the drug store to pick up a pack of AAA batteries.
.... in a world that seems increasingly less free .... all of the above allow the human spirit to explore ... and express itself through an effort that may parallel an evolving universe ....
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:19 AM
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.... in a world that seems increasingly less free .... all of the above allow the human spirit to explore ... and express itself through an effort that may parallel an evolving universe ....
Let me just say, "Amen" to that
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:28 AM
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I ride my motorized bicycle when I tire of pedaling most of the time just to
go a bit further than my old legs can & a bit faster.
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