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More and more I see riders on my daily commute (105 miles each day, thank you very much) and getting the wave from the more familiar ones. But I agree, I'd like to see more bikes out there being ridden instead of just being a pretty toy to show off to the neighbors on weekends.



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I admit to being a weekend rider, but I shall definately make the effort on the appointed day, just have to make sure I don't need materials from the builders merchants:goofygrin:. I will pass it to my son and all I know, it's the only way to show solidarity.

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I admit to being a weekend rider, but I shall definately make the effort on the appointed day, just have to make sure I don't need materials from the builders merchants:goofygrin:. I will pass it to my son and all I know, it's the only way to show solidarity.

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I just realized how snotty I sounded spouting off about weekend riders, but I was referring more to the bike owners (NOT riders) that own a bike because it is fashionable rather than riding one out of love. I hope I don't offend too many people.



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Hey, it would take a whole heap more than that to offend me!! In fact, truth is, I am so thick skinned I didn't even notice a potential offence! No problem here.

I do just wish I had more opportunity to ride the bike though.

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I ride my bike to work every day 65 miles round trip and hardly at all on the weekend. As gas prices keep going up I notice more bikes on the road! I'm sure there would be more if it wasn't so hot here. People like their air conditioning!

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the roads would be safer with less cages on them!
 

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I read an article on that link about a phenomenon called "lane splitting". I'm sure many people have done it, I just can't see me trying it in Texas. These people carry handguns! Anyway, if you didn't know, lane splitting is where you ride between two lanes of stopped traffic. I just discovered that it is legal in some states here. Legal doesn't mean insane! Opinions?
 

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Lane splitting is very popular and legal in California. Unfortunately It has become some what of an extreme sport out there too. Usually when I am out there I have to drive a cage and it freaks me out when some kid on a rocket comes flying between me and car beside me. All most as bad as Boston when the open up the brake down lane to traffic.
 

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Ruaidh wrote:
More and more I see riders on my daily commute (105 miles each day, thank you very much) and getting the wave from the more familiar ones. But I agree, I'd like to see more bikes out there being ridden instead of just being a pretty toy to show off to the neighbors on weekends.



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I ride ever day it is over 30 degrees and not raining and have put over 10,000 miles on my 83 std. in the last year. I have friends that ride 500 to 1000 miles on their Harley lookalikes a year, but havespent more money in their riding gear than I have spenton my wing. My commute is about 30 miles a day and includes some interstate.:jumper::jumper::jumper:
 

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I'll be riding that day all right but not to work I'll be on vacation doing some riding and camping in northern wisconsin, and definatley not being at work,
 
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