|07-15-2008, 12:21 PM||#1|
Joined: Mar 2007
National Ride to Work Day!
Tomorrow, Wednesday July 16th is national Ride to Work day!
In order to promote riding as a social good...green...economical...and fun...Andy Goldfine started National Ride to Work Day some years ago.
I'm going to make it happen, tho it will take some doing cuz of my job...but for one day, it's fine. Help to relieve/circumvent traffic congestion...ride to work!
Hope to see you guys out there.
|07-15-2008, 07:26 PM||#2|
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Hope Mills, N.C.
I ride to work 99% of the time already. It will just be another day commuting to work for me. Hell I cannot afford not to!
|07-15-2008, 08:45 PM||#3|
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Butt, Montana
I ride to work every day anyway. My engine for the cage is being rebuilt and I leave my tool van onsite for mobile office. 10 miles oneway with 8 of it dirt rode to the cabin. Some days I even get to ride up the mountain to look for trees to build furniture for the client. Woo Hoo
|07-16-2008, 05:41 AM||#4|
RESIST WE MUCH !
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Chesapeake AND Bedford Co. VA
its just another day for me, to ride.
For some its not feasable to ride to work, for me it is.
parking lot is crowded with american iron, I just smile, knowing in a few months I have the lot all to myself....
|07-16-2008, 10:00 AM||#5|
from B4 "adventure bikes"
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: WNC (currently Prudhoe Bay AK)
2 HD and ...
one old beat-to-hell XT600E
as usual until the TDM be running again, I'm sure enjoying the XT on the back roads between Greenville, SC & Lake Lure, NC
rode to Top Of The World, TN Friday, did about 175 miles of NF roads Sat, rode home (another 160 miles) ... rough on the Kenda rear (mine too), but like a quick bout of coitus ... satisfying ... very satisfying
as to cooler days
they are all amazed at 1) heated liners 2) my attitude upon arrival 3) repeat
Do one thing every day that scares you. Baz Luhrmann
Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlen
Adventure is discomfort recounted at leisure. Flash / GSWayne
Chrome don't get ya home. Rob Nye
Stamp Out Hoplophobia in Our lifetimes.
1999 Tiger 885
|07-16-2008, 11:36 AM||#6|
Joined: May 2006
I made a point to ride today.
Wish I could ride every day but I get a lot of last minute requests and haul equipment so it's not practical. I set up an extra mountain bike to leave at the studio so I can go to the bank, post office and run local errands by bike.
Bike free at the moment but looking
|07-17-2008, 10:49 AM||#7|
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Boiling Spring Lakes, NC
I can honestly say that the entire staff rode motorcycles to work Wed. That is 100% participation.
OK I am the only one here and I rode almost everyday.
'02 F650GS Dakar (why do I continue to ride a 400lb bike like an enduro bike?)
Proud to be RIFF RAFF 2011
|07-17-2008, 04:19 PM||#8|
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
I saw more bikes on the road and more in the parking deck near my office than ever ....Its nice to see Harleys, Ducatis, BMWs and Yamahas sharing spots in the deck...
Good idea ! My goal has been to ride to work every day this week....Only Friday to go ! Not only do I save $...Its fun !
1992 Yamaha TDM 850
1978 Yamaha SR 500
1978 Husqvarna 390OR
1982 Honda Passport
|07-17-2008, 04:24 PM||#9|
Joined: Jun 2008
I rode my Yamaha in (as usual) and noticed a bunch of bikes behind a barricade and yellow tape. I recognized about half of them as "regulars" in the parking deck. I parked in a different lot and then realized it was Ride to Work Day.
All in all there were about ten bikes all snuggled together. The weird thing was that they were parked one to a space. I thought it was a missed opportunity to demonstrate that dedicated bike parking may increase available parking for cars.
I wrote a little more about it on my blog, and took a snap. Check out the three-wheeled scooter from Piaggio
DrFaulken screwed with this post 07-17-2008 at 04:25 PM Reason: No direct link to pictures?
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