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Offline chrisB

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Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2007, 12:20:30 am »
Everyday rain or shine, because i LOVE it  :)
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Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2007, 07:02:09 am »
Its getting  a bit chilly in da mornings now n?¨ bru's....
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« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2007, 08:30:29 am »
Ama, she is starting to get cold yes!

The luxury of heated grips and a wilddog buff. Makes it worth it :wink:
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Re: Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2007, 02:10:00 pm »
(I am sorry for digging up this somewhat oldish ?cow?, but I was absent from the Forum for 3 weeks and I am now trying to catch up with everything I have missed. This thread gives an interesting profile on members? riding habits, especially riding for leisure versus riding to earn the daily bread.)

I work in downtown Pretoria and live 8km from here in the Moot area. I use public transport every weekday ? yes, the Tshwane Metro?s road-dinosaurs :!:  I know it does not say much for individuality, but for me it is indeed the cheapest, safest and less stressful way to get along. The Tiger thus have to wait until weekends for attention :roll:
 

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« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2007, 02:12:11 pm »
Wow, you are the second person i know that uses public transport, my aunt is the other one, catches a bus from Florida into JHB to the library..
 

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« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2007, 02:21:46 pm »
Quote from: "Lootch67"
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« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2007, 02:33:07 pm »
When I lived in Cape Town I used to take the bus to work for a while. Bloody awful especially since no-one heeded the "No Smoking" signs and I tell you when that south easter catches the bus broadside you really feel like it's going to blow it over. Add to that the fact that they stopped running at 18:00 it really left me with no option other than to get my own transport. Took the train from time to time but that was a major schlep too as the station was quite a way from my flat. Still hate public transport with a passion even though London's public transport is not too bad if you don't mind feeling like a cow on an overloaded cattle truck.
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« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2007, 08:00:41 pm »
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when i drop my maid off ...after her seeervices LOL


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« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2007, 08:30:52 am »
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when i drop my maid off ...after her seeervices LOL


 :?  :?  :?  Eet jy rob??  :?

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« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2007, 09:19:42 pm »
I commute wif da scoot every day.

It makes the day more bearable. :P
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Re: Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2007, 01:29:13 pm »
Commuting by bike is like being on holiday every day.  The best part of my day is cruising to work oblivious to the frustrations of traffic jams.  And back from work is even better...
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Re: Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #51 on: August 01, 2007, 01:52:48 pm »
I use the bike every day that the wheather is fine... still a bit hesitant to ride in the rain. Will probably do once I have had the bike for a while.

Cold is not really a factor. O0
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Re: Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2007, 01:54:12 pm »
Commuting by bike is like being on holiday every day.  The best part of my day is cruising to work oblivious to the frustrations of traffic jams.  And back from work is even better...

i agree!

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Re: Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #53 on: August 01, 2007, 02:00:36 pm »
I use the bike every day that the wheather is fine... still a bit hesitant to ride in the rain. Will probably do once I have had the bike for a while.

Cold is not really a factor. O0

Just get a rain suit, and do it. You won't look back once you've done it. I was also scared of rain, until I realised afterwards that I did not melt or die. Yes, do pay the white lines respect, and lower the speed and lengthen the following distance.
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Re: Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #54 on: August 01, 2007, 03:08:47 pm »
I use scoot almost every day.  It sets you in the right mood. I just love riding my bike. I only use my cage if i have to pick up or deliver any item that does not fit on the scoot.
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Re: Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #55 on: August 01, 2007, 03:22:18 pm »
just a few minutes ago i was looking at my key lying on my desk, eager for home-time so i can hop on my bike again :D
 

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Re: Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #56 on: August 01, 2007, 03:30:18 pm »
This winter has seen me on my scoot 95% of the time! Cold is an issue, lets not kidd ourselves.......but its worth it!

Roll on summer!!!!!  ;D
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Re: Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #57 on: August 01, 2007, 04:09:44 pm »
I do and have been for 2 years and 4 months. It's just getting a bit tiring on my 4-stroke 150, which is why I'm looking at buying something more powerful.
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Re: Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #58 on: August 01, 2007, 04:13:47 pm »
Can't remember when last I used the cage to commute.  Have agreed with Red last night, will trade her Terios in on a Pathfinder, me I'll be scooting!
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Re: Who commutes on their scoot everyday?
« Reply #59 on: August 01, 2007, 05:05:01 pm »
I spend more time on my bike during winter than in the summer...go figure
Me to. I can take the cold...but not the rain :)
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