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Question: Do you tell your tell anyone when you are going out on your bike?
I almost always tell/call/text/leave a note/etc. before leaving. - 46 (22.2%)
I almost always tell/call/text/leave a note/etc. before leaving *and* when I return. - 37 (17.9%)
About half the time I'll tell/call/text/leave a note/etc. before leaving. - 10 (4.8%)
About half the time I'll tell/call/text/leave a note/etc. before leaving *and* when I return. - 2 (1%)
What are you kidding?  They can see the bike is gone, they'll figure out I'm lost/broken down/out having too much fun if I'm not home for dinner. - 29 (14%)
I wish I had a significant other to tell. *sniff* - 17 (8.2%)
Marcster, you're too funny!  My significant other is typically riding pillion!!! - 4 (1.9%)
Silly rabbit!  My significant other is typically riding next to me on their bike!!! - 13 (6.3%)
I like pie. - 49 (23.7%)
Total Voters: 147

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« on: April 23, 2009, 04:33:57 pm »

I typically text my wife when I leave and then again when I return.  If I can, I give her a general idea of where I'm going (going to run around in Oley, going to California Tortilla for lunch, etc.)

Although she tries to not worry, my wife takes after her mother. http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/Marcster2005/Smileypad/Sad%20Upset/girl_impossible.gif

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 05:40:58 pm »

i always just TELL my wife since she is sitting right there when i head out and she knows when i get back cause she is right there waiting on me. i do tell her where i am at and what's been happening while on the ride. sometimes tho, she'll tell me to go ride because i need my stress relief and she wants me back to normal. whatever that is.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 07:04:30 pm »

On my trips, I rarely know when I'm leaving, where I'm going or when I'll be back. I do call my wife when I finally get into the motel room each night. Sometimes we connect.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009, 07:15:42 pm »

If my wife is home I let her know when I'm leaving the house and when I get back but that has nothing to do with the bike. I'm a commuter so no, I don't make it a point to notify anyone that I'm going out on the bike twice a day.

If I'm on an overnight trip we talk every evening.
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2009, 07:52:56 pm »

I posted a note to Twitter once when I left for a ride... my college son called me a couple of hours later "to make sure you got home safely."  
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2009, 08:01:11 pm »

I bicycle and motorcycle almost everywhere.  They'll get a call if there's a problem.
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2009, 08:55:56 pm »

there's a difference between riding a motorcycle and "going for a ride." commuting, errands, etc. don't count. but when I "go for a ride," yea I let 'em know.
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2009, 10:26:23 pm »

I chose "What are you kidding ....".
Would you tell anyone if you are taking the car, public transit, or just walking ?
If you feel the need to inform people when you are using your motorcycle but not your car; then maybe you shouldn't be riding motorcycles.

If I'm going on a vacation; then yes. But it's not because I'm on the motorcycle; it's simply because I'll be away from home for an extended period of time. (ie days as opposed to hours.)
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2009, 09:02:04 am »


there's a difference between riding a motorcycle and "going for a ride." commuting, errands, etc. don't count. but when I "go for a ride," yea I let 'em know.



+1,  riding to work isn't a big deal since it's on base and she'll know somethings wrong probably before i can tell her. those "wives groups" chat constantly. but i agree with "goin" for a ride. my rides don't last days (oh how i wish i could do one tho), but hours. she worries a lot and i like to keep her stress level down. she's not worried about my abilities but all the r-tards that can't drive, that may or may not take me out. if we could afford a tracking device for the bike, i'd do it in a heartbeat just to give her some peace of mind.  plus, i wouldn't have to call her almost every time i stop somewhere.
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2009, 09:07:16 am »

I usually let her know when I go & when I get back in. It's peace of mind for her, & it's a habit that has been drilled into me at work for years, so it's second nature for me...
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2009, 10:09:58 am »

Eh, I'll only give notice to someone if I have set plans later on. If no one expects me somewhere I prob just won't mention it. I try to keep my cell phone in my jacket though.
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2009, 11:28:09 am »


If I'm going on a vacation; then yes. But it's not because I'm on the motorcycle; it's simply because I'll be away from home for an extended period of time. (ie days as opposed to hours.)

My parents worry too much so I tell them after the fact. Next time I see them I hand over a big pile of maps from the state welcome centers and tell them they should quit worrying about me.  Lol
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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2009, 12:32:43 pm »

http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/Marcster2005/Smileypad/Mil-Hol-TGiving/piesmiley5.gif I find it strange that only 13 out of 34 voters like pie.  That's only 38%! http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/Marcster2005/Smileypad/Mil-Hol-TGiving/piesmiley4.gif
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2009, 02:04:07 pm »


I chose "What are you kidding ....".
Would you tell anyone if you are taking the car, public transit, or just walking ?



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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2009, 03:16:42 pm »


http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/Marcster2005/Smileypad/Mil-Hol-TGiving/piesmiley5.gif I find it strange that only 13 out of 34 voters like pie.  That's only 38%! http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/Marcster2005/Smileypad/Mil-Hol-TGiving/piesmiley4.gif


I'd be all over some gluten free pie.  Regular pies make me sad because I want to eat them.
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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2009, 03:21:34 pm »



I'd be all over some gluten free pie.  Regular pies make me sad because I want to eat them.

Regular pies mock you when you aren't looking. http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/Marcster2005/Smileypad/Tease/th0ff3139f.gif
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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2009, 03:57:28 pm »

As I commute - no.
On weekend trips - no again.  She's riding her bike with me.
Solo dual sporting up in the mountains - yes.  I usually leave my planned route on the answering machine and do my best to stick to it.  If I extend the trip I'll leave another message with details.  Busting my wrist or ankle is one thing, but freezing to death aside some random dirt road sounds like a crappy way to go.
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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2009, 04:19:00 pm »



A few people will know where to find the body if I don't call in for a while.   Bigsmile
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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2009, 05:09:11 pm »




A few people will know where to find the body if I don't call in for a while.   Bigsmile


Satellite eh ? What if there is an obstruction between the body and the satellite ? Bigsmile
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2009, 05:10:26 pm »




Satellite eh ? What if there is an obstruction between the body and the satellite ? Bigsmile


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Actually, they'll know where I was 10 minutes prior to something getting inbetween the transmitter and the satellite.  In tracking mode, it sends out a locater ping every 10 minutes.
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