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PORKCHOP_4
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6/20/10 7:16 P

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Many of us are retired. They should rename this event to "Ride anywhere you want to as long as you are on a motorcycle and making people aware of the fact that they are sharing the roadways with motorcycle traffic" Day. (I dunno. Is that too long?)

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JILLSMYTH
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6/14/10 9:28 A

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This is good timing, we were just talking about Ride to Work Day this morning and wondering when it was. We'll definitely be on the bike on Wednesday!


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BANKER-CHUCK
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6/13/10 11:27 A

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Since I am retired I will ride to someone elses work.emoticon

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PORKCHOP_4
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6/12/10 5:15 P

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Hey Guys!

Ride to work day is June 21st this year. Here is a link www.ridetowork.org

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8/29/09 9:25 A

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Sitting here looking out the window and kicking myself. It is a great day to ride. thinking of the long night I have coming at work (having a wedding tonite) and want to take a nap. Will not ride at night to work deer are to bad on a 6500 acre hunting lodge. It is lonely on those rodes at night.

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8/6/09 5:00 P

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I live in AZ so every day is ride to work day...except for when I'm sleepy or tired. But wind and rain don't even disuade me any more, unless it's EXTREMELY windy or EXTREMELY rainy and hey, I live in AZ, so it's rare for us to get those kinds of days.

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DAVIS5MOM
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6/15/09 11:24 P

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Both DH and I rode to work today, it was a beautiful day for a ride.


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PORKCHOP_4
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6/15/09 6:08 P

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Hi Folks!

My steed for today was my Sportster. I did not drive to work, but I drove to Wal-Mart, Lowes, Ace Hardware and the mall. I noticed quite a few motorcycles out. Everyone had the spirit...out riding, waving and smiling. It was 95 degrees and I got caught in a brief shower, but that's what happens in Florida.

I was surprised that there was no news coverage of the Ride To Work Day this year. Last year there was, but last year at this time gas was about 4 dollars a gallon and now it's not, so apparently people are not as concerned about saving gas as they were last year.

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6/15/09 8:17 A

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I'm on my Trophy today. It was 63 and cloudy when I left the house. Today's commute was cool - traffic and lights worked out that I never put my feet down from the time I left the driveway until I pulled up to my parking space at work - 20 miles, 7 intersections and I-95. Woo hoo!

Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit."
-- George Sheehan

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.



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PORKCHOP_4
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6/13/09 12:10 P

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Hi Upforfun and Carolx!

I like that T-shirt! Where can I get one of those? That is sad about the biker who was killed.

The weather here in Florida has been HOT! It has been mid-90's every day. I ride about every day anyway, so Monday will be pretty much like any other day for me.

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6/12/09 1:13 P

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My commute is about 40 miles and that will be a day I'll be sure to choose 2 wheels instead of 4. Some days (I work 12 hour shifts) there are two different weather patterns from the start of the day to the end, and about 15 different ones in between on the commute. But, safe to say that day will be a good one all the way through. I've become somewhat of a fair-weather rider. But, any awareness to SEE motorcycles is a good cause. A guy was hit and killed on his M/C last night right near my house, by a car that pulled out of a parking lot and just creamed him. His bike was thrown into oncoming traffic and he was pronounced dead at the scene. So sad and close to home. My husband said, "maybe that t-shirt I saw wasn't so bad after all ~ it was bright orange and said, "CAN YOU SEE ME NOW, A$$HOL*?" lOVE it! Let's ride! (and carry our good food in our saddle bags (the ones on the bike!! hee hee). emoticon


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UPFORFUN03
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6/9/09 8:43 P

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Thanks for the reminder. I just logged in to do the same thing!!! I'll be on my bike for sure!

Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit."
-- George Sheehan

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.



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PORKCHOP_4
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6/3/09 1:52 P

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I understand your plight, Sassy. My problem is that I am retired and don't work anymore (or at least I try not to), but I will be out on the road rain or shine on either my Yamaha or my Harley.

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6/2/09 11:10 A

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I will mark my calendar, but the only problem with it is I work at home so I wouldn't be able to ride very far. lol I will however make sure I take a ride that day. The Hubby is talking about goin to the hill country about that time so I'm sure I'll be riding somewhere.

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6/2/09 10:46 A

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I will be on vacation that day, but I will be riding. We are riding the bikes through Colorado and Northern New Mexico, taking 10 days to just do what we want. I can not wait!

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PORKCHOP_4
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6/1/09 7:48 P

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Hi Folks!

This year "Ride to Work Day" is going to be June 15th. It is a little earlier than usual. Mark your calendars!

www.ridetowork.org

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Greg "Porkchop" Smith



SHADOW5455
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7/16/08 2:40 P

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yeah, around 1961 or so they made the "topper" I think they called it, it was a scooter like a Vespa. They bought out some european outfit, don't remember what it was called. Hard to imagine an HD scooter. Can't you just see those crusty old Hells Angels on Vespa's. (ohhhh, heee heee haw haw, it's almost toomuch).


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PORKCHOP_4
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7/16/08 1:49 P

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Hi Folks!

Did anyone catch Good Morning America this morning? Reporter Chris Cuomo arrived at work on a Yamaha V-star! He extolled the virtues of the motorcycling life. Then they did a feature on staffers who rode to work. They drove everything from Harleys to Vespas, and of course the message they kept hitting was "save your gas money, drive a motorcycle", although that is probably not the biggest reason most of us ride.

I rode to the bank and Wal-Mart. I got there dry, but I got soaked on the way back. We have been getting a lot of rain here in Florida.

I just read that Harley has acquired an Italian motorcyle builder. They are going to begin producing smaller machines. I am having a deja vu moment! Didn't Harley produce small motorcycles in the 60's and 70's? They were made in Italy, weren't they?

Edited by: PORKCHOP_4 at: 7/16/2008 (15:25)
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7/15/08 10:54 A

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I ride to work every day except for days I have to haul a bunch of stuff to the office. But Ihave been known for being very creative in thinking of ways to haul stuff on my bike. I brought home a solar panel for my driveway gate and everyone teased me about my solar powered Harley. I will pass the word around to all I know about tomorrow. it will be cool to see how many people actually ride way out here in the toolies.


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SPARQUEE
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7/15/08 1:45 A

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My son and family live in Goshen, IN

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7/14/08 9:29 A

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Sparque, I also have family in Indiana, in Shelbyville. I haven't been back there since 3rd grade when my cousin gave me chicken pox and we both had to stay home from school. She went to a one room school and this was in 1960.


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UPFORFUN03
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7/14/08 7:38 A

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I'm in!

Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit."
-- George Sheehan

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.



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LIZACARTER
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7/13/08 7:40 P

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Thanks for the info on the Ride To Work Day. I will make sure to participate, rain or shine. Liz

Making It Happen!

Someday I will....


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7/13/08 5:39 P

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Sparquee
I was born in Richmond In, and for the past 16 years we live just outside of Greenfield In, east of Indianapolis.


 
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PORKCHOP_4
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7/13/08 4:23 P

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Well, I really can't ride to work any more because I don't work! I am retired! But I will be riding on Wednesday rain-or-shine doing my best to raise public awareness about motorcycles. My wife says she will be riding too.

Greg "Porkchop" Smith



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7/13/08 12:42 P

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Just curious cuz I have family in Indiana. Where do you live there?

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What your mind believes, your body can achieve!

It only takes one spark to ignite a fire.

Worry looks around.

Sorry looks back.

Faith looks up.


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7/12/08 7:53 P

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I work at the VA Hospital in Tampa and there are a lot of riders here, both employees and visitors. It's the only way to guarantee a parking spot.


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Hi!
My husband and I ride to work everyday, unless it rains.
I would like to hang up signs everywhere for Ride to Work Day. There are only 4 or 5 of us that are parked in our lot at work. I don't know if there are more riders in our building. There are at least 4 huge office buildings in the area of where I work, I have seen more riders this year than ever before, Must be the gas prices.
I missed the Women's Ride Day, it was raining pretty hard in Indiana that day.
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PORKCHOP_4
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7/12/08 4:01 P

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Hi Folks!

Wednesday, July 16th, is the 17th annual Ride to Work day. This was a big deal at the Kennedy Space Center. We used to flood the parking areas with motorcycles on this day.

The purpose of it is to raise public awareness of motorcycles and make people know how many of us there are. There is even a website:

www.ridetowork.org

Edited by: PORKCHOP_4 at: 7/12/2008 (16:01)
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