Who rides to work?

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

  1. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    School counts fosho - shoot, it's about the same day, can be the same workload, can be even worse as they expect ya do work on yer "off hours" too - then they have the gall to not even pay ya.... heck - if yer in collage yer payin' them o_O

    Ride on man ;)
     
  2. marioaz

    marioaz New Member

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    Ride to work 5 mile round trip. Prescott, AZ. Mtn town at 5000+ft MSL. Presently 30 degrees with snow on ground. Left work last night after the streets froze-walked the bike home (uphill) as it was too dangerous to ride.

    Edit: bike runs great. Point Beach, 66cc Grubee, at least 2k miles on build. Maintained and babied. Fingers crossed? Just installed 12v/7ah/SLA rechargable battery, and lighting setup. Let there be light.
     
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  3. chrisme

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    I tried to ride today in 8in heavy snow. Epic failure ensued.
     
  4. TheBeak

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    used to be riding 15 miles to work, then last night of summer before i came to college i tried riding home in the left overs of a hurricane, well i killed it, cover around the coil filled with water and one wire came loose. Gotta get a new coil and solder the wire, lesson: don't ride in hurricanes even if your in Maine, still is gonna be raining damn hard.

    but best transportation ever, rode it from my apartment to work and to the market for groceries, put couple hundred miles on in 2 months, rode for 6 hours in one day, talk about sore

    going back home in a week and hoping to bring her back to Syracuse to bring back to life
     
  5. Humsuckler

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    and while your at it, sillycone that mag cover!
     
  6. Sparks66

    Sparks66 New Member

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    My commute is only 2.5 miles each way. I live in San Jose which is far enough away from Berkeley that I don't get bothered by the ultra liberals. It's rainy and a bit cold right now but I suspect commuting on my bike will increase in the spring.
     
  7. wjliebhauser

    wjliebhauser New Member

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    I built mine to ride to work to save $$, 8 miles one way. But don't do it every day; sometimes need car for errands, or bad weather. Rain not so bad (only 4in/yr), fenders were a good addition! But wind is worst! My big gut makes too big a sail! Easy ride here in Boulder City NV, but it gets windy! I'd be too chicken to ride in a city like Vegas over the hill! Heck I hate to drive a full size car there. Might make the ex and wife and kids happy though as they split up the life insurance after I take a MB ride down the I-15.[:)
     
  8. TheOtherChris

    TheOtherChris New Member

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    I am mid 50's and ride 3 miles to my office (in a white shirt and tie) every day unless I need the car for something.

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  9. placidscene

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    I was riding 16 miles each way to work on a regular bike 1 time per week and driving the rest. I built my MB to ride 3 days a week, but am still working out little bugs.
    I have ridden it to work maybe 7 times for the 32 mile round trip though and loved it every time!
     
  10. ocho ninja

    ocho ninja New Member

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    Dang I ride my bike to work and back, something like 30mile roundtrip 4 times a week or more; especially these last couple of months for my summer job.

    I learned to have two MaBs just in case :-||
     
  11. CR500AF

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    I ride mostly racing toys but i hop around alot so everthing blow around the same time sadly

    I rebuild cbr250r/cr500 about ever 8-9weeks or 6500km and ever other rebuild i do crank and tranny barrings and seals and gaskets

    i don't own a car


    my sled i get about 4-5hours of wot water crossing or high speed runs or a full day of hard trail riding to crank also it gets about 1/2 a mile to the gallon of a methol nitro castor blend (more nitro bigger jets and fual pressure less hours to the crank lol

    the top end seems to take the power and not ware much or break but the cranks always bend and cause crazy vibs

    im building a crazy mb right now so i can save on money

    i don't think i could ever trust a mb crapy chain and aliment to my job but i could for my school lol
     
  12. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i've been riding to work for over a year now. used to live 15 miles away, then moved 3.5 miles from the shop.

    only had a few minor breakdowns, and a coupla flat tires in all that time.

    i work a lot of nights, though, in fact, i just got home (2:30am.) i'm starting to rethink that expansion chamber on my street bike. the neighbors gotta be hating it...:)
     
  13. borntofli

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    I live on a small barrier island near Corpus Christi...... I clean boats for a living and haul all my stuff w/ a trailer behind my bike....Nothing is over 3 miles away so i'm good.....

    It's fun tinkering w/ the bike and trying to improve it.....bt.
     
  14. Bronze

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    It has only been a couple weks so far, but I ride around 0-32 km round trip for work 5 days a week. I baby it for the most part and mak sure everything is still tight after every ride. I carry most the tools with me just in case. I think I have to tighten the engine to the frame a little bit again before I ride home today.
     
  15. CTripps

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    I ride to work as much as I can, it's a 15 km (9 mi) round trip, with a bridge crossing, and the last couple of blocks are an uphill trip to the house at the end. The motor takes the pain out of the hill climbs nicely.
     

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