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Old 06-05-2013, 06:10 AM   #1
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Riders, where did you choose to ride today?

Am I finally turning into a Rider (as Dakez would say) instead of a Biker? I needed to run to Memphis and back, and chose to take the RT instead of the company cage. Endured 150 miles of slab early in the day to get the business out of the way, in order to enjoy 200 miles of back-roads the rest of the day .

On my first overnight ride a few years ago I woke up one morning and thought "Oh crap, I'm a whole days' ride from home, what if something happens?" Not a rider.

A year later, woke up again on a trip and thought "Alright, I'm two full days' riding from home, wonder how much further I can go?" Maybe a Rider?

Earlier this year, rode a 1,000 mile round trip one weekend to meet some (new) friends for BBQ; 250 miles of the ride home were in the pouring rain, didn't get home until midnight. I think I'm turning into a Rider...

Where did you choose to ride today, that means you've turned into a Rider?
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:15 AM   #2
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I commute into DC most days. That makes me a rider!

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Old 06-05-2013, 09:09 AM   #3
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I rode to work and back. I rode to Wal Mart and back. I ride nearly every day and almost everywhere while I leave the cage in the driveway. I ride when it's in the 20s and when it's in the 90s. I ride in the rain and sometimes in the snow.

I'd say all that makes me a rider.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:26 AM   #4
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work and back.
same every day, sometimes take the long way home.
weekend rides through northren cal.
18k a year
23 - 110 deg f. i avoid the rain if i can.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:22 PM   #5
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I commute into DC most days. That makes me a rider!
I raise you a Los Angeles!

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Old 06-05-2013, 01:48 PM   #6
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I raise you a Los Angeles!

We might have to thumb wressle to decide a winner. I have ridden in both, and LA at least allows lane splitting, and the drivers there are a bit more attuned to the idea that there are MCs on the road with them.

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Old 06-05-2013, 01:53 PM   #7
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I raise you a Los Angeles!

I have only driven cars in either, but the people in DC may be the most clueless drivers in the US.

Also, because it is our nation's capital, and pretty much at the Mason/Dixon line, it gets every kind of bad driver. It gets the northeast/big city get the frack out of my way road rager and the oh no, I insist, your first, AH'M in no hurry overly polite southerner.

I don't think any thumb wrestling is in order, DC is the clear winner (loser?).

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Old 06-05-2013, 02:12 PM   #8
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I commute into DC most days. That makes me a rider!

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IDK about that, but you ain't very bright for doing that!

...and yes! I'm teasing you!

If I needed to get to DC on a regular basis sure as shootin I'd ride too!

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Old 06-05-2013, 04:16 PM   #9
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Riding in SoCal scares the pee pee out of me!!

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Old 06-05-2013, 04:27 PM   #10
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I chose to ride to work today, just like most days since towards the end of April. I've only got about 2200 miles on so far this year but the majority of those are commuting miles. :(

Tomorrow, I'll choose to ride to meet some friends who are already camping, and remain there for a day or two.
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:32 PM   #11
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I've only been commuting in Orange County, California for the last 15 years and a bit. Doesn't seem much different than commuting in Seattle, Denver, Phoenix or anyplace else I've had to.
Well, we do get to split lanes here.

And I rode to work today. Once upon a time I rode my bicycles to work often enough that my motorcycle and car batteries would go flat. Now, I live too far away for that and am in no condition to support the venture.
But, now I don't have a car. My wife has the car, I have the motorcycle. Most days I think I have the better side of that deal.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:05 PM   #12
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i got caught in the escape from portland comute on the way to see my sister in washugal.
i'll take the bay area comute any day....i can split!
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:46 PM   #13
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IDK about that, but you ain't very bright for doing that!

...and yes! I'm teasing you!

If I needed to get to DC on a regular basis sure as shootin I'd ride too!

M
HOV man, HOV!

It takes me 40-50 minutes in and 50-75 home by bus and metro. On the bike it is 15 minutes in a 20 minutes home. That is a lot of saved time, plus I get to ride!

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Old 06-05-2013, 08:11 PM   #14
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Lucked out and did some recreational riding today. Did the loop through Oakman to Berry and through Wolf Creek Wildlife Management area down by Carbon Hill. Taunted Mother Nature by skirting thunderstorms the whole trip. Got sprinkled on a bit. She got revenge and dropped a Biblical downpour on me the last 1/2 mile.



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Old 06-05-2013, 08:24 PM   #15
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Daily Grind

Northeast PA commute (60 miles round trip) is nice except when it snows. I do take the cage if its raining when I'm heading into work. Yesterday I did a little loop in the Bald Eagle SF and the day before a loop in Northern Columbia, Luzurne, Lackawana,Wyoming and Sulivan counties. Other than snow or taking the Family I ride!!
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