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Old 04-29-2009, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Rode the bike all week

We've had some beautiful weather here in South Mississippi, and I've been able to ride my R6 to work all week. Spring has sprung and I'll be on the bike every chance I get.

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Old 04-30-2009, 10:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice going! Keep it up for 45 days to make it a habit. I don't know what riding gear you have, but good riding gear will help make the decision to ride in the rain/cold easier.

I was really suprised after I bought my Aerostich suit that I could ride nearly year-round with very little additional discomfort. Then came the heated grips for the winter, tail mouted trunk for utility, etc. Now I find it a really easy way of life, it's no longer a special occaision to ride to work on nice days, I ride all the time!

The more riding the better! Stay safe.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a great deal of riding gear. I use a thick black leather jacket in the winter with insulated black leather gloves. Living right on the Gulf Coast helps alot, I'm lucky in that I get to ride 12 months a year. In the summer I use a white vented Power trip jacket with armor and Joe Rocket vented gloves.

I'm a big believer in wearing the correct gear. I never leave the house without riding boots, jacket, gloves, and a full face helmet. I've been riding all my life and I've been through a bad accident racing motocross. If I hadn't had the right gear then, I may not be here now. I still have that helmet with the gouges on it. Luckly I've never had an accident on a street bike, and I don't put myself in situations where I can get hurt. You never know about the other guy though, and I ride defensively all the time.

I filled the bike up today and managed 51.06 mpg, it's really paying off and I get to be "in the wind" once again. So wear your gear guys and enjoy the open road.
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You tricked me :)

I have been riding my bike also but it is a bicycle.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have been riding my bike also but it is a bicycle.
Nice. I wish I could ride mine to work, but its a 50 mile round trip. Not to mention the fact that I lost my bicycle in Katrina and never replaced it lol.
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I was tricked too, but sounds like you're really enjoying the R6. Very cool motorcycle.
Reading this subforum about electric assist bicycles got me thinking, maybe I could get one to ride to work. Then I got to thinking, maybe I could just ride my mountain bike and not be lazy, plus save myself $300 since I already have my bicycle. Now I've made a commitment to ride to work once per week. (it's 13 miles each way, so it's like a 1 hour workout twice that day)

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