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Old 05-02-2012, 07:58 AM   #16
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Usually nine or ten at my workplace, but I'm the only rider. In my 30-mile commute I rarely even see another rider. Around here very few riders consider them transportation devices. They are for riding on a nice weekend, or parking in front of the bar or coffee shop while you pose in your leathers, but certainly not for routine transportation.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:00 AM   #17
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Nine employees at my location, four licensed riders. Three of us are regular commuters, one occasional.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:15 AM   #18
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I'll count grad students in my department as my workplace...

18 grad students and doctoral candidates. Two of us ride daily, another rides maybe once a week. Yet another has a bike, but I've never seen it.

I'm actually pretty surprised given gas prices, parking permits, lack of parking close to the buildings etc, that more students don't ride. Nearly 18,000 students and I'd bet there are less than 100 bikes on campus at any given time. I know I like being able to park by any bike rack for $25 a year.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #19
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I work in a manufacturing plant...of the salaried portion of the plant, I know of 3 (out of about 50).

Of the 300 or so wage folk, I don't know the number, but there's definitely a good bit of chrome out in the lot on nice days.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #20
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there are around 10 riders that I know of out of 150 people. I'm the only year round all weather rider.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:01 AM   #21
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It's hard to define "workplace" for me, but if I restrict it to the 3 employees at my site...

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:03 AM   #22
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #23
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2 out of 2...100%
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:24 AM   #24
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48 out of 50.

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:40 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by Bronco638 View Post

However, everyone knows I ride and are always in a hurry to let me know when the weather is going to change, especially if it's going to rain.....
Let them know every day you do ride that it's not going to rain and they are stuck in a cage.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:48 AM   #26
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I'm guessing less than 20 out of 400 employees at 3 different geographical locations (all in TN). I'm one of two that actually rides in our office here out of 250 and am considered something of a novelty when going up or down the elevator with my gear on. There are a couple of others that have scooters, but I think they ride about 100 miles a year (yes, one hundred).
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #27
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Counting me, 1 out of about 15 or 20.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:08 PM   #28
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Out of roughly 200 people I know of 10 (including me) that ride.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #29
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There are several hundred people that work in the building but only 4 of us ride. Out of the 4, there is a lady who rides a Can Am Spyder and myself that actually ride to work and I'm the only one that will ride whether it's raining or not.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:03 PM   #30
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Most of the year I am the only bike in a 6 level garage. On a really nice day I've seen as many as 10 bikes in a day in this particular garage. It's a fairly large campus with thousands of people, 3 garages and several parking lots.
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