Who rides to work?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by unior, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. CHIPS X

    CHIPS X New Member

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    markeatmark, what setup do you have and how does it fare in the rain? I just rode 12 miles on my standard commute bike and was daydreaming of my new setup. Can they handle the rain? Chips
     
  2. Finfan

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    Work!?!? What is this work thing you speak of? *sigh* I am now starting my second week of unemployment. I'm bored and there are no jobs to be had! It is also too freaking hot outside to go riding! :(

    BTW Unior you have got to love Lancaster County! Where else could you find a town named "Intercourse" that is located half way between "Blue Ball" and "Paradise" and isn't all that far from "Bird-in-Hand"?
     
  3. unior

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    Lol yeah its not bad. I grew up in Paradise. You just have to have a bike that handles well so you can dodge all the horse ****! .wee.
     
  4. chrisme

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    I usually work between 2 and 20 miles from home, depending on the day. But if it is nice weather I'll ride my MB. Save some money and miles on my car.

    Sometimes I get caught out it the rain though. I rode through some pretty heavy downpour today. Ick. At least my bike doesn't care about getting wet :D
     
  5. TheMotheMan

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    I will be riding my bike more to work now that I got it the way I want it mostly. I'm having problems with a front light, may have to check out Norman's light. I had it working but I must have shorted the resistors again, maybe need to use a regulator. My tail light is fine, but anyway, back to the riding. I commute 14 miles one way to work, with a couple small hills in there.
     
  6. HoughMade

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    ...and your ride is even more impressive because it takes place in the future .
     
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  7. Sydneysider

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    been riding to work and around town for over 3 years now and have gone thru 2 engines already.. this my 3rd engine.
     
  8. unior

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    HTs? may I ask how they died?
     
  9. chrisme

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    I put another 60 miles at least on mine today. I love being able to put around all day on less than $1 of gas.
     
  10. HoughMade

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    I did my 30+ mile round trip for work today. It only takes about 10 minutes longer each way than my car (40 minutes vs. 30 minutes).
     
  11. Sydneysider

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    High mileage .rd. I usually leave the V8 at home and ride just about everyday of the week covering about 30miles/day. On the average each engine has lasted me about 8000miles. The current one I got on my bike is a Skyhawk 48cc the best one Ive had so far.. looks like its going to outlast all the other previous engines Ive had :D
     
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  12. unior

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    What part failed?
     
  13. Sydneysider

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    Rings and cylinders in both engines. first one had deep score in the cylinder wall and there was only a small amount of compression enough to last 2 seconds before it always quickly died again.. had to push the bike 3 hours in the middle of hot day! not fun at all..

    The second one stopped completely after doing a burnout on some dirt.. lucky I wasnt too far from home otherwise I would have probably just left it there :p

    Both engines lasted me a long time but this one that I got is going really strong, plenty of compression and has already something like 6000-7000 miles on it :D must have done a good job running it in..
     
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  14. CrankyPoodler

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    When I had a job, I rode the bike to and from it every day. Now that I'm looking for one, I put about 20-30 miles on the bike a day. Riding across town at night is fun, too. :)

    Started because my license got suspended (three times over) and needed a way to get around that didn't involve Tucson's "mass transit" joke busses.
     
  15. chrisme

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    I can't imagine having my license suspended. For one, you can't even get to my house in the winter without 4wd and snow tires, and two, I just love driving my car.
     
  16. Comrade Alfonzo

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    I'm planning on riding it to school this fall, 5.8 miles says google maps
     
  17. markeatmark

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    I had to bide home from work today. In the rain. And it ran great.
     
  18. Humsuckler

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    i do about 30kms a day to and from work on approx 1 liter + 40 ml of mix oil wide open both ways.

    the co-workers love it! AND! when i go out at lunch to go to the store i dont have to get into a roasting hot sunbaked car haha
     
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    I try to ride two to three times a week. It's approximately 14 miles round trip. I've had to call the wife once though......I forgot to chck the gas.
     
  20. chrisme

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    Mine works great in the rain too.... It seems to go a lot faster in the rain. But that may be because I beat harder on it in the rain to get home faster lol
     

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