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Old 06-29-2006, 07:30 AM   #81
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:31 AM   #82
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Of course it would only appear on poser's trucks. Why would a real cowboy need a sticker to convince people he's real?
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:32 AM   #83
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and the mome rath outgrabe!
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:33 AM   #84
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Thanks for the advice... Looks like I may soon be commuting to Bellevue via 405 yikes...i.e. got to start riding the bike if I don't want to spend 3 hours in the car every day.
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:38 AM   #85
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You are absolutely correct sir. The really practical and still fun bikes are not in the US in general. I ride an'02 BMW F650GS which gets 65 - 75 mpg (I have no idea why mine does so well), has ABS, dual sport tires for rain and light dirt, highway smooth at 5200 rpm at 80 mph, and can run smoothly on flat distant desert roads at 110 mph (not that I would ever do that). Handles twisties just fine and dandy. City is a breeze. Despite complaints on boards, I find the stock seat and minimal wind deflector (hard to even call it a screen) perfectly fine for 400-500 mile days. BMW hard bags and top case are pricey but worth it if you are going to use the bike like you should. I believe that the US doesn't get these type of bikes because the American public doesn't "get it" in terms of buying preferences. See Jossef's review on the F650GS from '02 on this website and he explains it well.
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:39 AM   #86
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That thing is real?
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:40 AM   #87
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I'm Catholic. We're allowed to say hell and drink!
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:43 AM   #88
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Default Re: What's the Best Bike for Commuting? A CAR!!

Only libs who are trying to "save the planet" from "global warming" due to "burning fossil fuels" fly in private jets.
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:47 AM   #89
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Default Vespanomics!

As it happens, Vespa has a site that goes through all the math on the economics of commuting on scooters instead of in a car. Also includes best practices world wide on making cities motorcycle friendly.

http://www.vespanomics.com/

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Old 06-29-2006, 08:00 AM   #90
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No, that get's in the way, can't stack a couple cases of Lucky Lager on the back with a milk crate. You really should have known....
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