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post #1 of 22 Old 09-24-2003, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Re: For those who ride to work

How do you keep your job?....

* For those who have thought of it... How do you intend to keep your job?

* My Silverado is in the shop getting the passenger side window fixed (have you seen the internal workings of Chevy’s electric windows?... it is a cluster F...). Soooo I have elected to ride the XX to work. My dilemma....

A) 15 minutes to work
B) 1.5 hours to suches (N. GA Mtns.)
C) 3 hours to the Cherohala Skyway (and then Deal's Gap)
D) 4 Hours to the Blue Ridge Parkway

*Disclaimer: All of these times are voided unless traveler leaves before rush hour traffic situations. (If I leave at 6:00 AM in order to be at work at 8:00... someone call me in sick please.)

Heck, it only took me 3 hours to get home today...That's not bad , is it?

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Re: For those who ride to work

I don't understand your question

I ride to work and to school, almost every day, and have been for the past, uhh, couple of years. I've been riding for the last three weeks, regardless of weather. No problems.

Whatcha axin?
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I think he means if you're ever tempted to just not go to work, but keep riding
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Re: For those who ride to work

Hmm, do you mean, how, if the temptation to ride off is so great? It's no different than not wanting to get up in the morning to go to work/do chores.

On a beautiful day like today, it sucked to go to school/work, but so what.

'The sweet ain't as sweet without the sour', right?
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My 'punkass job' is all of 10 minutes via highway, or 25 minutes via the twisties. After being late a bunch, I cut it out.
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Re: For those who ride to work

‘Twas but an observation. Riding a motorcycle, for me, is all about freedom. To be tied to a schedule when on my 'freedom machine' seems like some sort of perversion of the natural order of things. I suppose that if I rode to work everyday I would be desensitized to this feeling... Don't know if I want that to happen.

Back to the light hearted spirt that was intended in this thread...

Remember the old Kawi commercials where the guy was going out for a short ride then the next thing you know he is calling home claiming....Gee..I must have taken a wrong turn in Albuquerque.

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Re: For those who ride to work

I take the freeway to work (52 miles one way) and take Bouquet Canyon (local twisties) home. I look forward to the ride home all day and it makes the time go by faster.
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Re: For those who ride to work

I haven't had a vacation in a while so I just take a day off here and there just to ride.
Also, I have some great roads close to my company. A few of us bikers at work get together for really really long lunches.
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I would ride to work but my Blade would be overkill to ride from my bed to my home office. *
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There's no fun roads anywhere nearby here I either hit 3 freeways on the way to work, or make a left out of my driveway, make a right at the first major intersection, then pull into my work 40 min later
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Re: For those who ride to work

There's a noticeable difference in my energy level at work if I ride vs. drive. I prefer to ride no matter how boring or short the route is. The bike is just way more exhilarating and my car is a Honda S2000.
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Re: For those who ride to work

I leave at about 5am, so I'm so tired when I leave, I don't really feel like it
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When you're the boss, no one questions what time you get there...
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Re: For those who ride to work

Quote There's a noticeable difference in my energy level at work if I ride vs. drive

I used to feel the same way before I lost my job (STUPID TELECOMM). *There were mornings where I used to take a few side roads instead of all highway and there were many days I was tempted to just keep riding but my theory was if I lose my job how will I support my addiction

Sometimes ya just gotta suck it up and make the $$ so we can support our 'freedom machines'


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Re: For those who ride to work

That's funny, today on my way in, I thought to myself 'would anyone miss me if I just kept going and went riding for the day?'

I love riding in to work! Right now is the perfect weather 50's low 60's in the AM and 70's on the way home.

Invigorating is the word I always use to describe it.
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