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don't ever be this guy


agree...
post #1337 of 6886
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don't ever be this guy

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alright, i'll bite - what's so bad about having a motorcycle in the city?
post #1338 of 6886
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Ummm, why exactly? This has got to be one of the stupidest opinions i've ever encountered.
post #1339 of 6886
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Ummm, why exactly? This has got to be one of the stupidest opinions i've ever encountered.

I guess you've never read the CE forum.
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In riding season, there is nothing more convenient than having a moped or a low CC motorbike to putter around NYC in.

You are guaranteed to never be stuck in traffic, and you can split between lanes.

Consistently will get to destinations faster than if you were on the subway.

No need to ever pay for cabs.

Chicks dig it.

You can carry more shit you might need on a day to day basis rather than shlepping it on public transport.

Ridiculous MPG.

Parking everywhere

Riding a motorcycle makes you feel like a kid again, such a wonderful feeling. This is why I ride a motorcycle. There is a meditative quiet you have when keeping upright and alive is your single task during your morning commute. "Those things will kill you!" If you had any idea what sort of negative and destructive thoughts continually rattle around in my head on a regular basis, you'd realize that this thing keeps me alive.

The only, only downside is the other people on the rode. But just be as careful as you can, wear proper gear, and that is all.
Edited by MarkI - 3/2/13 at 10:01pm
post #1341 of 6886

I learned something interesting about bikes in the city the other day.  A friend drives a Ducati into the city in good weather and parks on the street on 20th and 6th -- a no parking zone but for commercial vehicles. To get around that he pulls the plates. The theory, according to NYC bikers, is that it's not easy for parking maids to ID the bike without the plate and it's a pain in the ass to call a crane equipped tow truck, so they leave them alone.

 

lefty

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I learned something interesting about bikes in the city the other day.  A friend drives a Ducati into the city in good weather and parks on the street on 20th and 6th -- a no parking zone but for commercial vehicles. To get around that he pulls the plates. The theory, according to NYC bikers, is that it's not easy for parking maids to ID the bike without the plate and it's a pain in the ass to call a crane equipped tow truck, so they leave them alone.

lefty

I've heard of this, but i'd rather not chance it. It's easy enough to find parking without having to do this.
post #1343 of 6886

Seems a little crazy but he does it all the time.

 

lefty

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First-clappers
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First-clappers

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post #1346 of 6886
A particularly annoying subset of the barbarians that attend concerts in the city.
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dp
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Please add the DMV to the list. Making me miss the sanity of the SanFo office.

lefty
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Please add the DMV to the list. Making me miss the sanity of the SanFo office.

lefty

need to go to the Express DMV on 34th. Civilized and in and out in less than an hour.
post #1350 of 6886
Really? Can I do my plates as well? After 2 1/2 hours and my number no where near the top I'm ready to book.

lefty
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