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poll: why do you ride motorbike?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by abvc, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. commuting - time and economy saving

  2. cruising

    0 vote(s)
  3. cafe - chicks, community

    0 vote(s)
  4. speed - thrill

    0 vote(s)
  5. others

    0 vote(s)
  1. would love to know your reason on riding a motorbike :grin:

  2. Where's the "all of the above" option? :grin:
  3. Given only one option, I'd have to say commuting as that's the main part of my riding these days.

    But there are other reasons as well.


    Gets up the nose of those who would save me from myself.

    Giving up doesn't seem to present itself as an option.

    Can afford exotica performance and quality for Hyundai Excel money.

    And so on and so forth.
  4. hehe, lucky I pressed refresh before making the exact same post..

    So, my post is now

    +1 :grin: :cool:
  5. Speaking of cafes... I've been looking around for biker cafe's in Sydney. Only know Deus Ex near newtown, it's a pretty hectic/yuppyish place... Anyone know any others?
  6. yep a all of the above.....started for the fun factor + commuting benefits.....and now i just ride almost everywhere.....whether that be commuting, ride days or tours away.....only place i take the car is to bunnings cos building materials are to long ot carry on the bike...... i know i have tired :LOL: :wink:
  7. Yup, hobby and addiction.

    Cant get enough... even if the main Km's that i do are city traffic.

  8. +1, except for the cafes.
  9. Because it's FUN :grin:
  10. everything except the "chicks" bit...I'm taken. :grin:
  11. All of the above....
  12. Where's the "I'm an anti-social motherf*cker and I don't believe the queueing up rule should apply to me plus I love wheeliez" option?
  13. Somethin I have always wanted to do as a teenager and never could so now is the time. Hobby, Socialising and meeting people, and that I have met some great people on these forums. And just for some of my time.
  14. I voted Café (it's in the Ducati Owners Contract), but it really is something that's becoming a passion. It's fun, a thrill and a great way to connect with people who you may otherwise never have anything to do with.
  15. black jacket wrote

    there's a joint on the old pacific highway [past hornsby heading towards central coast] where heaps of bikes meet up. its the best road to ride in sydney [appart from going up delhi road, and the macquarrie street entrance to the harbour bridge from the south, and the short cut from mobray rd to chatswood via beaconsfield st, and the short cut to to boundary road from tryon rd ish, east lindfield] .

    anywho its not yuppie like the cafe in norton st leicharct with the 2 apprillas indoor that can be seen thru the window, or the joint in newtown. if you're ever on norton st go to bar italia, its cheap and bloody unreal! you wot find a better pasta.

    cheers :cool:
  16. Challenge

    For me it's about the challenge of learning / mastering a new skill as well as feeling more a part of the outdoors environment, at the mercy of the climate, rain hail or shine.
  17. i forgot to put mine in.

    i had 3 jobs, 1 full time. i needed transport then and there. if i got a car i would have had to be on my Ls for ages before i got to be independent.

    i had horses when i was young and my last horse was sold [without me knowing] far too soon, so the bike was like a replacement horse.

    when i was in yr 2 at PLC [i know] i saw a red kwaka ride past me on my way to school. i was impressed and told myself that that's what i want when i grow up.

    i rode past the prep students outside the school one morning, it was great.

    once i got use to the bike i was very very happy. i had never been that happy in my life.

    cheers :cool:
  18. Started out as a money-saving exercise, when I was on the 250. Now, it's a passion that's probably just as expensive as using my car!

    I still commute, but love hitting the mountains as often as possible. Not really into the cafe scene; I'd much rather be riding my bike than sitting in a chair, sipping coffee and looking at my bike.
  19. Satisfatcion when racing and decreasing times...