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Old 07-19-2006, 11:55 AM   #31
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10 mph!!! I can't ride in that sort of cross wind. It could blow me off the side of the road.
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:17 PM   #32
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Default Left for two years, in your garage?

At what point do you sell this guy's bike as 'found' property? Is he family or something?



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Old 07-19-2006, 12:41 PM   #33
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Let`s see, I have had my new Harley four months. Six Thousand miles. No biker bars either.

How many miles have you ridden this year ?

Oh, I live in NH. Ride in the rain. But we only have a six month riding season.

Just got back from a 2,000 mile tour.
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:42 PM   #34
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Just another commute for me... but I plan to print out some of Andy Goldfine's propaganda and hang it up in the 'cube.

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Old 07-19-2006, 12:58 PM   #35
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I ride to work every day there is a chance I might not get rained on and the temp is over 40f. I try to ride from march to november and nearly every day from may to oct.



Here in ct the only real problem is the sand on the roads and the suv's but the later is just as terrifying in my civic.



As for the heat I can do up to 90 in the aerostitch with mild discomfort, and 100+ is ok in my rocket pheonix 3. if it is really hot I will remove the armor before going for the tee shirt as it does help quite a bit when you get over three digits.



Maybe I'm daft, but I really enjoy it
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:10 PM   #36
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Out of 7 m/c riders at work, only the usual 2 rode to work today. The crusty old Intruder rider and my somewhat getting crusty by the day self. Yeah, it was 105 degs. and there was a chance of rain, but that has always been intriguing to me about riding bikes, dealing with the conditions and the weather and being prepared. I think the plain and simple facts are that hardcore bike riders let very little stop them from riding and casual bikers ride when it is convenient and the conditions are nice. I did notice a lot of scooters out and about on my way home and I gave them the same wave I give any biker. Glad to see the two wheelers out in force.
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:16 PM   #37
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How many miles have I ridden this year? About 12,000 so far, but there are still 5 months to go. I put 4000 miles on my bike the first month I had it (a 2,400-mile trip, an Iron Butt run, and commuting to work). Average about 20,000 miles a year.
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:21 PM   #38
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You don't want me loaning you money. The interest rate I would charge would empty your 401k.
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:30 PM   #39
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All I saw today was the "usual" two Sportbikes, two Tourers, and 4 Cruisers on my way to work this morning, - same as every morning.



I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed in our area's Moto Community.



But then, those eight guys probably think I'm a Freak when they pass me in their cages when I'm riding to work in December and January.
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:37 PM   #40
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I would have riiden the Concours in today, but I had a mild accident with a cow a week or so ago (actually, I was standing still & the cow ran into ME!) At any rate, I am missing some small parts right now. However, I have been riding my mountain bike into work lately - at least it's a two-wheeler! I typically ride the Kawi if it isn't raining hard or snowing/icy. I do sympathize with those who avoid the hot weather, though. Here in Nevada, it can get pretty warm, and sitting in 95+ hot sun, slowly moving traffic, and a radiator fan roasting your thighs is just not fun at all. I also think that many people don't like having to deal with extra clothing (jacket, helmet, gloves, etc.) when commuting. I think it probably depends upon the length and type of commute. If you can get going & don't have to spend a lot of time building up left arm muscles in rush-hour traffic, or have the option of lane-splitting (which, for all you CA bikers information, is NOT allowed in Nevada), bikes are OK. Physical pain and stress tend to drive (no pun intended) people to a transportation mode that coddles them a bit more.
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