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Old 05-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #46
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Over a 29 year span, one or two other riders besides myself. Long-time HD types, they rode to work a lot. I "graduated" in ~2006 and one of them retired a couple of years before and the other one a year after me. About the time I retired there was one employee who commuted about 60 miles, one way, daily, to the Tuscaloosa office on some sort of 250cc twin UJM (mainly economic necessity). The last couple of years one of the "new" employees rides a Farkled Harley on the nicer days.

For the most part, not terribly hardcore...
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:19 AM   #47
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30 in my office and I'm the only rider.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:52 AM   #48
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I get the same thing. They are the same ones who cower under the awning in front of the building waiting for the rain to stop so they can get to their cars as I walk out in my rain gear and get on my bike.
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yeah, soooooo helpful aren't they?
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Let them know every day you do ride that it's not going to rain and they are stuck in a cage.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:04 AM   #49
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Out of 80 people total, only me and one other ride, one passenger, and the boss says he has a bike but his wife says he rode it once when he got it and she doesn't even know where it is now.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:26 AM   #50
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Out of the full hospital staff of a couple hundred, about a dozen riders. Out of my group of 7 ER docs, two of us ride.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #51
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I started at a new company about 3 weeks ago, 130 employees, I'm the only one that has ridden a bike to work that I have seen. I've been told that once summer fully comes around I will see a few more bikes.

Why is that, if you use a bike as your main form of transportation, everybody thinks you must ride a harely?
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:00 AM   #52
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Why is that, if you use a bike as your main form of transportation, everybody thinks you must ride a harely?
Regardless of what people think of their bikes, the riders I see out the earliest and the latest in our riding season are on HD's.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:02 AM   #53
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Regardless of what people think of their bikes, the riders I see out the earliest and the latest in our riding season are on HD's.
Not to deny the validity of that observation, but they also probably comprimise 90% + (?) of the riding public, so yeah they should be out more often.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:07 AM   #54
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Not to deny the validity of that observation, but they also probably comprimise 90% + (?) of the riding public, so yeah they should be out more often.
Completely agree.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:15 PM   #55
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There are only 5 employees where I work. I am the only rider out of the 5. When the weather is poor I can count on each of them asking me how the ride to work was.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:18 PM   #56
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That is an interesting observation I had not noticed before. We have a large Mexican population here, and I can't remember ever seeing/talking to a first generation immigrant in a motorcycle.

However, many second generation and further ride. In fact, we have a large Latin Motorcycle Association (I think that's the name) club/branch here.
Huh, I don't know too many central americans but do know quite a few south americans (including my wife and her family...) and it seems like a lot of the guys know how to ride.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:30 PM   #57
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I'm not sure how many licensed riders we have in our 800 employees but our motorcycle parking lot consistently has 2 bikes in it, my scooter and the CFO's BMW 1600. In the winter, it's just me.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #58
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About 3000 in the company; around 250 at my location, which includes other companies.
In the garage, my general observation is that there are around 5 HDs and a GSXR1000 (friend). I am the only BMW, and the only one riding in cold weather. Everybody knows I'm the idiot riding year round and I always get the "did you ride today?" question when it's going to rain or it's below 40F.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #59
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Couple thouand people across 10 buildings - no idea how many are licensed but only about 10-12 bikes show up with any regularity. Me and maybe one other are year-rounders, everyone else is warm weather only.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:30 AM   #60
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Regardless of what people think of their bikes, the riders I see out the earliest and the latest in our riding season are on HD's.
Man, things sure are different on the western side of the lake. I don't see any HD's until late April or May. And, they're certainly put away for winter by the end of October, if not sooner. The only person I see commute, more than me, is some guy on his Honda Metro (scooter).
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