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How Have You "Used" Your Bike

  • To race

    Votes: 10 47.6%
  • To go to work

    Votes: 20 95.2%
  • To go to a rally

    Votes: 16 76.2%
  • To go out on a date

    Votes: 14 66.7%
  • To go on a charity ride

    Votes: 15 71.4%
  • To pick up groceries

    Votes: 19 90.5%
  • To place it in a bike show

    Votes: 9 42.9%
  • To bring home take-out dinner

    Votes: 16 76.2%
  • To give a ride to a young child

    Votes: 12 57.1%
  • To carry some kind of big object

    Votes: 8 38.1%

  • Total voters
    21
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On a ride
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Some random uses for your bike over the years. What can you note and share? You know, I've never been on a charity ride, placed a bike in a bike show, or bungied something big onto the bike.

Oh, I could say I've never been to the "track" and raced, but I've certainly raced. :)

Oh yeah, and I've learned to make sure take-out food I place in a pack is wrapped well and right side up!
 

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I've never been on a track made for racing, but I never pass up a chance to go fast :D

And this year will be the first time a young child (my daughter) will be on the bike with me.

Never had any other big object (other than myself) on my bike.

All others got my vote! :)
 

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Just passing thru
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Same ones as you Steve but no small children either.

Alot of these uses do not reflect large mileage numbers but can provide more use to the owner. I have not only used it for dates but it has been the reason for the date in the first place. Got to love Harleys, the ladies do!

Grocery shopping is great with the bike. I pull right up to where the bike rack is and walk right in. I just have to go twice a week instead of once.

I think I use the bike for work and take out the most, usually on the same trip.

Why you wanna race? That answers that question.

I'm not big on local rallies but have been to a few.
 

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I break stuff.
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Yes to all.

The biggest thing I ever carried on the bike were four motorcycle tires - they were on sale... I rode from Milwaukee to Chicago with them bungeed on the luggage rack of my Heritage.

And my ex-ex-ex would carry a week's worth of laundry on the back of his 'bagger (he didn't own a car).
 

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All of the above... no bagger either.
 

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On a ride
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I've never been on a track made for racing, but I never pass up a chance to go fast :D

And this year will be the first time a young child (my daughter) will be on the bike with me.

Never had any other big object (other than myself) on my bike.

All others got my vote! :)
Vic... Memories riding with your children are ones routinely recalled, even years later. A plus is the one-on-one time they crave. Let us know how it goes!
 

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Ayubowan!
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All of the above
For last 3 years I don't have a car. Never raced in the track. I use to live in Tokyo, did lots of street racing. (Been young and stupid). Had NSR, CBR, TZR, YZR. Groceries mainly beer.:)
 

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its rusting
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for the Night Rod i'll occasionally use to commute; and i hope to ride a mission with the PGR. previous scooters were used for all entries above except charities, dating, children, rallies and bike shows
 

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30 years ago I used to ride to work, but now I don't go anywhere to work, so that's out. The only other thing on the list is grocery shopping, and then only in Finland. My Suzuki has side boxes which are big enough to take a week's shopping there, though here in Luxembourg we buy more stuff so need to take a car. I use the bike for mid-week top-up shopping though.
 

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I don't see "run from the cops while drunk" so we haven't covered all of Lakey's possible uses.
 

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I don't see "run from the cops while drunk" so we haven't covered all of Lakey's possible uses.
you know better than that, this fat man don't "run"
 
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