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Old 06-17-2019, 08:57 AM   #1
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Is Ride to Work Day a Thing?

If so it's today.

Posted about it in the past with the observation that the cycling event Bike to Work Day appears to have a lot of support, while hardly anyone knows about the MC version. Anyway Happy Ride to Work Day everyone.
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:03 AM   #2
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I'm going to guess that's because there are a lot of people who *could* bicycle to work, but don't (ie, live a reasonable distance away, already own a bicycle, etc.) - so the bicycle to work day is a big deal because there are a lot of non-regular bike commuters who can participate.

On the other hand, I bet the number of people who could ride a motorcycle to work, but don't, is much smaller. I daresay most people who could, already do, so it's nothing special.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:33 AM   #3
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No, I didn't know it was today. But I rode in anyways

i did see 2 other motos in the moto parking spots - the same 2 that I see regularly.

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Old 06-17-2019, 11:22 AM   #5
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:36 PM   #6
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:55 PM   #7
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Almost, the wife gives me hell on seriously wet days. So I have made concessions for the sake of peace.
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:08 PM   #8
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Funny, had no idea but twisted the throttle today regardless.
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:25 PM   #9
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:35 PM   #10
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Almost, the wife gives me hell on seriously wet days. So I have made concessions for the sake of peace.
Man, I just have to be the guy to say it. Given our traffic density and sheer assholiness of so many cagers, it's smart not to intentionally commute on a rainy day. It's bad enough in broad, clear daylight much less their fogged windshields, splashy puddles and chronic distraction.

I don't mind riding in the rain, but especially this year, I have no issue with takin the car on those days and feel lucky that I have the option.

But I rode in today, not knowing it was a thing. I didn't see any more than usual riding along.
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Man, I just have to be the guy to say it. Given our traffic density and sheer assholiness of so many cagers, it's smart not to intentionally commute on a rainy day. It's bad enough in broad, clear daylight much less their fogged windshields, splashy puddles and chronic distraction.
I felt lazy one day last winter, it was cold and pouring rain as I got ready to leave home, and figured fuck it, I'll commute in comfort for once.

An hour and 5 miles later, I was punching myself in the face, and calculating if turning around, driving back home, and getting on the bike would get me to work earlier than if I kept driving.

I don't really like commuting by car, and much prefer the bike, but I'll take the car without too much complaining if something requires it. Except on rainy days. FUCK commuting by car on rainy days. Moto all the way.
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Man, I just have to be the guy to say it. Given our traffic density and sheer assholiness of so many cagers, it's smart not to intentionally commute on a rainy day. It's bad enough in broad, clear daylight much less their fogged windshields, splashy puddles and chronic distraction.
Funny enough, I've never really had a close call in the rain. I would imagine it is because my road scanning is in hyperdrive, everyone is moving slower, and I think people tend to dart in and out of lanes less.
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Funny enough, I've never really had a close call in the rain. I would imagine it is because my road scanning is in hyperdrive, everyone is moving slower, and I think people tend to dart in and out of lanes less.
My experience is different on Hwy 24 but more power to ya. That road has a few hydroplane spots though they seemed to have fixed em better anymore. Typically, you have the few who slow way down causing a lot of grief and anger moves by those who don't.

As for not being stuck in traffic, since THE ticket, I can't illegally use the bike lane on my two-lane anymore so there is no time savings. A couple of guys still do it. Their turn is coming by The Super Troopers of combined EBMUD/EBPRD. So for me, it ain't to save time.

But whatever works!
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