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Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« on: May 07, 2007, 10:19:22 am »
Just wondering how many of us use our bikes on a daily basis, and why?

I like the freedom it gives me, and the fact that my travel time is halved! Also, its a great way to start and end my day!!!!  :D  :D

Who else.......?
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 10:26:17 am »
I scoot to work every day......And I usually arrives in a good mood at work. Not even the bloody one-eyed cagers can spoil my day... 8)
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2007, 10:31:38 am »
I do too. In fact, I was using the car so infrequently that I had to jump start it every now and then before I used it. :) So I took it to my Mom's place a few months back for het to use when she needs to, and I have not needed it once.
 

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007, 10:44:30 am »
Not I :(

I ride as often as I can but it's not always possible for me
funny enough...I spend more time on my bike during winter than in the summer...go figure
 

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007, 10:46:55 am »
every day
come rain snow or shine
when I do drive it frustrates the hell out of me.
 

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007, 10:47:03 am »
Re-creational rider.

The wife doesn't want me to load both kids and their school cases on the bike. :shock:  :D
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2007, 10:52:53 am »
Groot een waner ek kan. TW vir my werk. Al wat my dan keer is baie slegte weer. :D
As die hoender in jou vasvlieg moet sy vere waai, maar dis darm ook nou nie nodig om in die hoenderhok in te klim nie.
 

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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2007, 11:01:03 am »
98% of the time I am on the bike. There are certain days when it is not possible. I am starting to use the new XLR instead. Its a lot of fun in the traffic :D and I need to try and slow down the mileage that is rapidly accruing on the Katoom.
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2007, 11:42:55 am »
Done so for the last 3 years come rain, hail, wind everyday. Do so for many reasons, but fun is the most of it.

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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007, 12:13:13 pm »
I commute every day using one of my two bikes.  Weather is not a factor that comes into play in this.  No, I lie, if the weather is really bad, I'll take the K100RT, otherwise I switch bikes more or less on a weekly basis (provided both bikes are rideable).  

Why?  Well, apart from the fact that I no longer have a car (since I sold mine so I can afford two bikes), the main reason is: it keeps me sane and stress-free.  Some days I'll leave the office a bit grumpy due to stuff at work, but by the time I get home, I'm in a good mood.  This does not happen if I drive a car.
 

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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2007, 12:18:16 pm »
Every single day, going to the office, clients etc (approx 130km/day). From Pta east to Sandton travel time is about a third in peak hour traffic.
 

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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2007, 12:24:22 pm »
Every day, 18km to the office. I normally skip the first day of rain, as the oil slick has to wash off, and the drivers have to adjust their attitude.
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2007, 12:46:37 pm »
I have not owend a car for about 8 or so years so have riden every day
I usally use my 1979 Vespa exept when it is raining the brakes are bad when dry and on the shitty side of shocking when wet , then I use the GS
or ST . I love ridding and somtimes do a big loop getting home so that I can ride more . The only thing that worries me is mist or fog , like this morning I cant see the cages and the drivers and they cant see me , scarry .
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2007, 12:48:17 pm »
Quote from: "Big Red"
I have not owend a car for about 8 or so years so have riden every day
I usally use my 1979 Vespa exept when it is raining the brakes are bad when dry and on the shitty side of shocking when wet , then I use the GS
or ST . I love ridding and somtimes do a big loop getting home so that I can ride more . The only thing that worries me is mist or fog , like this morning I cant see the cages and the drivers and they cant see me , scarry .


It was pretty hectic this morning and still dark too :shock:
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2007, 01:04:14 pm »
every day to work and back, weekends with the wife on the back (unless we're doing serious shopping or going out at night) - she has the car, i have the bike

jacket, gloves, boots everyday. rainsuit for kark weather, reflective vest for mornings like this morning was (misty)

i will go raving mad if i had to sit in a car in traffic, especially in winter when the weather screws up the traffic
 

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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2007, 01:18:30 pm »
When I don't ride my GS, I ride my GT mountainbike.  (Heeljaar)

Why - Because its lekka to ride, and it saves me time.

The MTB helps me to keep fit.  Takes the less time to get to work with the MTB than with the cage.
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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2007, 06:40:15 pm »
Me too everyday  :wink:

Reason - live in Pta, work in Randburg - nuff said  :D
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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2007, 06:46:15 pm »
I also commute with the bike on a daily basis and love every second of it :lol:
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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2007, 07:19:05 pm »
Everyday :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Live in Pta East and current project is South of Jhb - about 100km one way.  Reason - What other option is there? :scratch:   Only thing that scares the pooh out of me is riding at night, so the winter means shorter work days - have to take the good with the bad 8)
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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2007, 07:47:55 pm »
Come rain , Come shine , come wind - whatever - My bike is my only transport :D
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