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 Post subject: Re: Do you use your trail bike to commute to work?
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 5:37 pm 
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me too all year round sometimes on the way home (in the dark ) slight detour but fun use the local trails and short cuts the kids use :shock:


Be careful, that kind of stuff is frowned upon here ;) But yeah, the freedom of owning a dual sport even in an urban environment is immense fun. Nothing else can compare. Going through alley ways, up/down steps, stopping in a car park to have a little play, so much potential! You see potential in things you never did before :D

Although on the subject I would never use a motorbike as my only transport, takes the fun and sense of occasion out of it for me. I don't want to wear it out on a dreary morning commute, I would rather be in a car with a coffee and the radio on.

Motorcycles are great for playing on but not as a means of transport. It is nice to take the journey on the bike for a change though, but not as a regular thing :P


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 Post subject: Re: Do you use your trail bike to commute to work?
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 9:37 am 
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I only use a motorcycle as transport, I don't drive.

Right now, my trail bike is my only bike. Does the job.

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 Post subject: Re: Do you use your trail bike to commute to work?
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 10:19 pm 
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A bit risky don't you think if you break it whilst playing? But fair play although in all weathers the novelty soon wears off. Hence I like to wheel it out when I am feeling extra crazy :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Do you use your trail bike to commute to work?
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 11:58 pm 
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well, in an emergency I suppose I could borrow my wife's 125 :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Do you use your trail bike to commute to work?
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 2:29 pm 
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I guess it depends on what you call a "trail bike"

My 990 Adventure was my daily commuter until this time last year and I often took in a few trails on the ride home from work

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My Honda CB500X is now used every day now (27 miles each way and also gets to play on the lanes if it's dry enough)

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 Post subject: Re: Do you use your trail bike to commute to work?
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 5:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Do you use your trail bike to commute to work?
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 12:08 am 
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Lazy wrote:
me too all year round sometimes on the way home (in the dark ) slight detour but fun use the local trails and short cuts the kids use :shock:

still doing it and there is something about being in the woods at night lol on ya bike

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 Post subject: Re: Do you use your trail bike to commute to work?
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 9:33 am 
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I have to use mine to commute now unfortunately, cars dead, nowhere to park the camper van so the bike has to suffer :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Do you use your trail bike to commute to work?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:18 pm 
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As noted above I had a choice of a few on my previous commute from Bedford to Northampton but since moving to Milton Keynes in December, despite a lot of searching of the maps, there is nothing really "on the way" anymore :(

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 Post subject: Re: Do you use your trail bike to commute to work?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:31 pm 
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I don't think my wife would be too happy if I rode the bike from the kitchen to the spare bedroom every day.

I do try and use the bike for site visits or meetings though.

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