Think Bike  

rm_iwannatellu 45F
849 posts
8/16/2006 1:04 pm

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8/20/2006 2:10 pm

Think Bike

There is an ever-increasing number of bikes on our roads, and I have started noticing that the cars are becoming more and more tolerant (or perhaps just aware) of them. Despite the few drivers (women, I must admit )who don’t see them, and can tend to change lanes directly in front of them causing them to pull front wheelies and make all kinds of hand signs at the drivers; the four wheel drivers on the whole are learning to share the road with their two wheel counter-parts.

I have noticed that bikes have the best of all worlds. If the traffic is backed up, bikes can wriggle their way through the lanes and keep moving through the gaps where the cars cannot. Bikes can park in much smaller spaces than cars; bikes can go from zero to ridiculous in like 2 seconds, where most cars cannot; bikes use much less fuel ‒ and let’s face it, it is not getting any cheaper! Bikes are somehow more mobile than cars, and seem to have a whole culture surrounding them.

Bikes represent a whole other world to me ‒ a freedom, an ideal, - a nebulous concept I cannot define in words. Something to do with speed, the open road, just you and your wits against everything else (including cars who don’t always see you), an element of danger I guess.

Have you ever owned a bike? Do you currently? Do you wanna?


rm_dosrev 39M
2091 posts
8/16/2006 1:57 pm

Haven't owned one
Don't own one
Yes I want one

You forget 2 major negatives to bikes. Especially in my area.

1. They are only rideable for about 5 or 6 months out of the year, then the weather makes you garage them for the better part of a year.
2. a minor fender bender that would have zero injuries in a dodge neon can be fatal with a bike.

"Enough of this palaver, lets get the show on the road!"
"The best thing about a day like that is that it can't get any worse. It was a bad day AND a Monday. The rest of the week has to be better." - Hotandsteamygirl


T_A_B_75 42M

8/16/2006 5:10 pm

I agree with the negatives from Dosrev. They are so much fun though.

I have a dirt bike, have ridden a street bike and will get one.


SingleWarrior 52M

8/16/2006 8:18 pm

use to own a harley. Now want to get a Triumph or an Indian cruiser.

And adding to the post above:

3. When zig zagging through traffic, one opened car door and OOPS!


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
8/17/2006 4:04 am

I didn't think about the points above - good points all three.

The weather here is such that we can ride bikes all year round. The only thing to worry about weather-wise is rain, but we have thunder storms - they are generally over quickly.

Dirt bikes are great - as long as you don't get a mouth full of mud and lose your teeth...


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
8/17/2006 10:37 am

    Quoting blonde367:
    HAvent had a bike since my school days, funny u should mention it, cos lately have been thinking of getting one to try get a little fitter, too much time spent sitting on front of a pc x
Good idea.

Too bad we look so silly with the helmets isn't it?


rm_NAGLAY 54M
2 posts
8/20/2006 5:23 am

Ladies I dont think you will get much fitter riding a motorcycle seeing that it has an enjine that makes it move, you dont have to peddal it. Might get fitt in other ways taking on the guys that give you attention because you own and ride a bike.


rm_NAGLAY 54M
2 posts
8/20/2006 5:33 am

I do own and ride a bike, BMW 1150 RT. It is great fun commuting with it. A true ridder does not put his bike in storage because of a little bad weather, there is safety equipment available such as winter padded jackets and pants, rain suits etc. And you can predict other road users (cars) behaviour by using savy when aproaching traffic. It all comes with experience like all things its what you do with it not how you do it.


rm_iwannatellu 45F
933 posts
8/20/2006 2:10 pm

    Quoting rm_NAGLAY:
    I do own and ride a bike, BMW 1150 RT. It is great fun commuting with it. A true ridder does not put his bike in storage because of a little bad weather, there is safety equipment available such as winter padded jackets and pants, rain suits etc. And you can predict other road users (cars) behaviour by using savy when aproaching traffic. It all comes with experience like all things its what you do with it not how you do it.
I was clearly referring to MOTOR bikes, and Blond was obviously thinking laterally, and referring to bicycles. Nothing wrong with that.

However, I agree with you all other counts.

Thanks for visiting.

Iwanna
xxx


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