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View Poll Results: Are you a all weather rider or fair weather rider
All weather. Rain or shine 40 74.07%
Fair weather only. I'm a wimp when it is cold 14 25.93%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

 
Old March 1st @ 01:21 pm   #11
ars0n750's Avatar
 
From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
Yes nice pics =]...


Yes nice pics =]...

Let me get to my point....

I think it is kinda unfair to sit there and call people babies (you are not the first) when they purposely choose not to endanger their well-being more then they have to. Not just physically, but, mentally, emotionally and financially as my life is dependent on my vehicle, where as most of you, have backup vehicles, be it another bike, car, spouse... I have none of these. (yet)

To experience months of agony, pain, poverty, for what? A ride in the snow? Ive crashed a car before, it was my only mode of transportation. I had full insurance and a rental car that was only covered for the first month. I was royally fucked for almost half a year and took YEARS for me to catch up, lost a job. etc etc etc. All because of a joy ride?

If you have the money to spend sure, if you have the options and backup vehicles needed to continue your life incase anything should happen to your main vehicle, lucky you.

Some of us dont. =]



EDIT -

I guess i could have just said

Yes I am an all weather rider. I think eric said it best. I ride when convenient. But that doesnt mean I wont ride in floods, snow, to get shit done. But I will choose not to ride in shitty ass conditions.


Last edited by ars0n750; March 1st at 01:33 pm.
 
 
Old March 1st @ 01:26 pm   #12
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From: Las Vegas[Summerlin]
Dude!
Was just messing with you mang!

No need to explain all this stuff...I think most of us agree with it anyways...

Tell me that kid in the pic isn't funny !

Quote:
Originally Posted by ars0n750 View Post
Yes nice pics =]...

Let me get to my point....

I think it is kinda unfair to sit there and call people babies (you are not the first) when they purposely choose not to endanger their well-being more then they have to. Not just physically, but, mentally, emotionally and financially as my life is dependent on my vehicle, where as most of you, have backup vehicles, be it another bike, car, spouse... I have none of these. (yet)

To experience months of agony, pain, poverty, for what? A ride in the snow? Ive crashed a car before, it was my only mode of transportation. I had full insurance and a rental car that was only covered for the first month. I was royally fucked for almost half a year and took YEARS for me to catch up, lost a job. etc etc etc. All because of a joy ride?

If you have the money to spend sure, if you have the options and backup vehicles needed to continue your life incase anything should happen to your main vehicle, lucky you.

Some of us dont. =]
 
 
Old March 1st @ 01:31 pm   #13
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
lol you always come in right after my edit, I gotcha as i was re reading my whale tale, tried to shorten it a bit. =]
 
 
Old March 1st @ 05:26 pm   #14
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
I have the upmost respect for Arson & Vegasbiker, as I fall under the same category: The bike is our only ride, no back-up.

I can assure you that only a very small percentage of the people on this forum would be able to survive with just having a bike as their only means of transportation. I'm not talking about the luxury of your wife/husband or boyfriend/girlfriend having a car as backup either. But just a bike.

Most of you would just give up and give in after less than a year, yet alone going 3 years plus. Yes, it's a minor inconvenience going to the grocery store everyday or every other day, or trying to purchase large items, which usually is via online delivery. Yes, you get wet when it rains but that's what rain gear is for. I have a heated vest, so it's never too cold to ride here in Vegas.

But again, I save a lot of money riding vs driving. I spend about $50 on fuel every month travelling about 1000 miles, and another $40 on insurance. Plus I look forward going to work and going home because it's a lot more fun to ride than drive in my opinion. Plus, riding everyday keeps you sharp. We never forget about the idiot cagers out on the road because we deal with them everyday.

For those of you who voted for all conditions, next TWT when it's pouring down rain, don't forget to ride in.

Last edited by VEGASRIDER; March 2nd at 01:55 am.
 
 
Old March 1st @ 07:35 pm   #15
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: 2006 GSX-R 600 Half Naked Edition
I actually prefer it windy - adds a bit of excitement.
 
 
Old March 2nd @ 12:09 am   #16
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
Since I work at home, I only ride for recreation. I'd probably ride a lot more if I had to go to a real job everyday.

But if its raining or cold outside, I'm not going to hop on my bike just for the hell of it, thats not very recreational to me. But there have been many times when I'm on long rides or weekend trips and have been caught in the rain/fog/freezing temps/scorching heat etc.
 
 
Old March 2nd @ 09:24 am   #17
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
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Originally Posted by VEGASRIDER View Post
I have the upmost respect for Arson & Vegasbiker, as I fall under the same category: The bike is our only ride, no back-up.

I can assure you that only a very small percentage of the people on this forum would be able to survive with just having a bike as their only means of transportation. I'm not talking about the luxury of your wife/husband or boyfriend/girlfriend having a car as backup either. But just a bike.

Most of you would just give up and give in after less than a year, yet alone going 3 years plus. Yes, it's a minor inconvenience going to the grocery store everyday or every other day, or trying to purchase large items, which usually is via online delivery. Yes, you get wet when it rains but that's what rain gear is for. I have a heated vest, so it's never too cold to ride here in Vegas.

But again, I save a lot of money riding vs driving. I spend about $50 on fuel every month travelling about 1000 miles, and another $40 on insurance. Plus I look forward going to work and going home because it's a lot more fun to ride than drive in my opinion. Plus, riding everyday keeps you sharp. We never forget about the idiot cagers out on the road because we deal with them everyday.

For those of you who voted for all conditions, next TWT when it's pouring down rain, don't forget to ride in.
Do you have kids?

Aside from that... there are times, like when I want to go out on the town with the wifey or a few friends, when riding just isn't practical for me. If you have the lifestyle that supports a motorcycle-only household, that is great. But a lot of peeps either do not have that luxury OR they would prefer to take a more efficient approach to transportation.

And FWIW... I think the majority of peeps (including myself) could survive with a bike as sole transportation. Vegas weather makes this situation tough, but certainly doable.
 
 
Old March 2nd @ 09:51 am   #18
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: CBR1000rr
I did the motorcycle only for two years riding from Pahrump to Vegas everyday. It sucked!!!!! I now ride when i want to because I enjoy it, not because I have to.
 
 
Old March 2nd @ 11:06 am   #19
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 08' GSXR 600
Well...My bike was my main transportation for the past 6 months. So I guess you could say I was and still am an all weather rider. That was the highlight of my day - riding to and from work. I love it! Even though I just bought a car about a month ago, I still ride to work 3 times a week. I believe it makes me a better rider. I have much respect for others that their bike is their main transportation. It's a much different lifestyle!
 
 
Old March 2nd @ 04:12 pm   #20
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
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Originally Posted by vegaseric View Post
Do you have kids?

Aside from that... there are times, like when I want to go out on the town with the wifey or a few friends, when riding just isn't practical for me. If you have the lifestyle that supports a motorcycle-only household, that is great. But a lot of peeps either do not have that luxury OR they would prefer to take a more efficient approach to transportation.

And FWIW... I think the majority of peeps (including myself) could survive with a bike as sole transportation. Vegas weather makes this situation tough, but certainly doable.
Nope, at least not that I know of. That would definatley make things difficult, and just not practicle. I agree, you have to have some form of transportation that will allows your family to move around.

Definately your ride must depend on your lifestyle. Single with no kids definatley is taylored made for bikes.

But I think the Vegas weather is one of the better climates to ride year round and that's part of the reason why I do it. I really wouldn't call it tough.
 
 

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