Commute? That would require a jobby-job, which lets me out. I have never understood the "commuter mentality" anyway, this lemming horde that swarm the highways twice a day, one little person per SUV, lined up for miles in their little coffins. I do not get it, the only thing I can think of, for redemption, is that the rest of their lives must be worse, therefore sitting in traffic while their life ticks away must seem somehow less painful.
However, ever since I took your advice and got a Buddy, I can't think of a better grocery-getter or errand runner than a smart twist and go! Especially traffic-clogged events, Uptown Art Fair, State Fair, May Day, Brit Pub, Grand Old Day and the like. No parking problems. While I didn't get the MP rating on my plates, I've never had a problem parking by bicycle racks or up on the sidewalk out of the way. I must look so pathetic on it even the potential road ragers in their Hummers allow me to split lanes, that is, to crawl along up to the front of the pack in stalled lines of traffic. If you do it on a motorcycle they might go off on you.
Glad to hear you are commuting. What's yer putt these days? ET?
Joined: 19 Jan 2005
Location: Best Saint Paul
I go to work every day in order to provide food, shelter, scooters, and other mundane materialistic garbage for my family. It's depessing, and I'm going to die one day, and so are my kids, and so are their kids (if they have kids). It's a pretty hellish existance, but it's pretty tough to back out now.
And I ride my scooter to work every day.* Gas prices and trains don't really factor in. By the time I put on big-brother-mandated insurance, new repair bits, protective gear, etc, I pretty much swallow up any MPG advantages I may have eked out. And I put my (as mentioned above, pretty worthless) life way more at risk on the actuarial tables, which is kind of a drag.
I have to haul something bigger than my cargo net and rear rack can hold.
I'm expected to ferry people to another event.
I'm expected to attend an event at a distance of over 20 miles away, and timeframes don't allow for avoiding major interstates.)
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