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05 March 2014 15:24
Commuting to work by motorbike can save you a lot of money and time, and add enjoyment to a potentially miserable journey. So why don't you do it?
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I used to but you're garranteed to have a least a crash a yea, usually thanx to the **** grip on the roads or in m last case cagers not looking.
12 April 2014 10:31
Snow weather's too rough...
12 March 2014 21:19
With all the pot holes we should be using jeeps.
11 March 2014 14:56
BenCBR6 is spot on
For all his reasons, plus the added fact that riding every day through traffic in (nearly) all conditions (I don't do ice & snow) makes you a better rider. I've been knocked off, spent 3 months off work but I'm getting a Triumph Sprint this week as commuting on the Gixxer is killing my wrists, and I can't wait.
In terms of time saved, this is obviously going to depend on everyone's individual commute but for me, my best door-2-door is 1 1/2 hours on public transport and 1 hour including gear on / gear off at either end. It's cheaper on a bike, even after servicing, tyres etc.
But - at the end of the day what really counts is that I have a bike when work's over, and I can pick when I leave home / office and provided I avoid all the other idiots on the road I arrive at either end in the best of moods, which is never the case using trains.
As a friend of mine once told me, nothing makes you feel as alive as spending the hour commute keeping yourself alive!
11 March 2014 14:35
But I do ...
But I do often commute by bike. Trains are insanely expensive and takes twice as long if you have to walk to/from the station and have to wait on average 10 mins for a connecting train. Also car parking has become pretty much unaffordable anywhere.
So the bike really is the only viable option.
Not to forget that public transport literally makes me sick. Whenever I go for a conference or meeting to London by train and tube I end up catching the latest bug.
The only problem I have is with stop&go traffic through South London. It's the worst direction to approach central London from. Literally does my clutch hand in. So should I find myself commuting into Central London by bike from Sussex some day, I'd get an automatic. Like a NC750 with DCT.
Just consider this ... a yearly travel card from Crawley, West Sussex to London with tube is £4000. Allowing for for fuel and service costs, that's a brand new Honda NC750 DCT fully kitted out every two years. Crazy, isn't it ?
11 March 2014 14:16
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