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Question: Do you commute on your bike? If so, how do you feel about it?
I commute often, and don't mind the added mileage and square tires. - 386 (71.1%)
I commute often, but dislike the added mileage and square tires. - 25 (4.6%)
I commute occasionally, so there isn't much added mileage or square tires. - 60 (11%)
I rarely (or never) commute on my bike—ain't gonna have NO commuting miles or square tires! - 42 (7.7%)
Other (please post up below). - 30 (5.5%)
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« Reply #160 on: October 31, 2013, 09:17:14 am »

I live in San Jose, Costa Rica and commute every day on my Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 (TEX).  The car (a new car) sits in the garage except for those very rare occasions when I need to take someone somewhere during the day but I try to stay away from those situations.  This is a country where it rains everyday for nearly 6 months with monson level rains for two full months and I still take the commute.  Sure, most of the trip is slab riding but where else could I use the audacious power of the TEX, certainly not off road.  There are always two sides of the square tire issue.   I try to get off road riding when ever I can (usually weekends) and we have plenty of these type of roads but the commute is all slab.  I turn on the bluetooth SENA communication system, connect to my bluetooth Samsung and listen to the music for the commute.  If it rains I just put on the rain gear and nothing changes.  I've been riding since I was 15 and now almost 60 and still get on the bike everyday with the same level of excitement as when I was a youngster.  

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« Reply #161 on: November 01, 2013, 09:31:36 am »

I commute in the mountains on mostly deserted roads that are a biker's wet dream.

80 mile round trip with a big portion being 181.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina_Highway_181

No square tires here, and mileage - well a bike is to be ridden isn't it.  
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« Reply #162 on: February 02, 2014, 01:42:50 am »


Being down to a single bike these days (my Wee-Strom)...I'm really conflicted about commuting on the bike.

On one hand...I love the excellent fuel efficiency, the ability to go as fast as I want (e.g. pass at will in any situation), and just how much fun it is to ride.

On the other hand...I can't stand putting (in my case) 60 miles per roundtrip commute on the bike and rapidly squaring off my tires in the process (it's all slab for me).

What do you think?
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I felt the same way. I couldn't stand replacing a rear tire that still had plenty of meat on the sides. So I put a car tire on it.
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« Reply #163 on: February 02, 2014, 12:05:40 pm »

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« Reply #164 on: April 23, 2014, 03:06:22 am »

Intill last year when I re-injured my back (old military injury) I didn't even own a cage.... I rode my Bandit 1200 every day to and from work. Then I got my Concours and rode it till I physically couldn't. ONE DAY I WILL RIDE AGAIN Bigok
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« Reply #165 on: April 23, 2014, 08:21:14 am »

What is this "cuh moot" of which you speak?
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« Reply #166 on: April 23, 2014, 04:16:18 pm »


Intill last year when I re-injured my back (old military injury) I didn't even own a cage.... I rode my Bandit 1200 every day to and from work. Then I got my Concours and rode it till I physically couldn't. ONE DAY I WILL RIDE AGAIN Bigok


I have a friend on anther forum who had similar issues.  He's had five knee replacements and other issues which rendered him unable to handle his Kawasaki Concours.  He downsized to a Honda NT700V in April 2010 and now has 83,000+ miles on it including a 70 day, 22,000 trip around the country.  Oh, he is 70.

I hope your back issues can be cleared up and yo can continue riding.

Thank for your service,

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« Reply #167 on: June 25, 2014, 10:32:46 pm »

When I work at a small hospital about an hour from here I routinely take the bike in the warm weather


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« Reply #168 on: September 03, 2014, 01:35:26 am »

My ST is the only vehicle I own, so yeah...
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« Reply #169 on: September 03, 2014, 09:29:38 am »

Lousy biker!










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« Reply #170 on: November 02, 2014, 01:11:58 pm »

I'm still commuting and will until the roads get icy.
Each day it puts a smile on my face and keeps 5 bucks in my pocket.
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« Reply #171 on: August 27, 2017, 01:43:35 am »

its my daily driver. 25 miles daily on the regular (each way), 60 miles (each way) when I go to base.
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« Reply #172 on: September 02, 2017, 01:29:32 am »

I really like going to work by bike, too bad is to wear jacket and tie...
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« Reply #173 on: September 27, 2017, 08:51:56 pm »

I ride into work everyday, I ride everyday for that matter, at least until it starts snowing. The only problem is there are plenty of times I just want to keep riding right past work  Twofinger
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« Reply #174 on: September 28, 2017, 09:58:15 am »


I really like going to work by bike.....


I used to love riding home from work.  Not so much going in.  I crashed going in!
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