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Anybody else get tired of riding Motorbike 100 miles per day to work and back??
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Where do you live, and what kind of weather do you have? I can see where it would lose its appeal in the cold and wet though.

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I didn't tire of riding the bike into work and back--I was a rookie rider on a new bike (my first and only, so far); I simply got tired of doing the same job for a third of a century.

I rode mine 101 miles to work on one day and then returned home the next morning after the shift change. I only had to do this the last year on the job. I had purchased the bike for a pre-retirement present to myself.

Fortunately, or unfortunately if one considers the costs of riding, I haven't grown tired of riding the bike yet!

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Depending on the type of riding (highway, back roads, etc.) and the weather you typically have to ride in, I can see where that would lose its appeal rapidly. I ride roughly 50 miles round-trip, and am still enjoying the heck out of it, though most of my riding is back-roads and I normally don't have to ride in the rain.

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My riding is in Nebraska, very windy , tornadoes and thunderstorms in march, april, may, bloody hot in July and august, i start out good, but after a few months that long 50 miles each way starts to get to me, but i am also very spoilt because i have a corvette which i love to drive, however the bike certainly has it's lovely moments too.
I was just wondering if it's me, or if anybody else ride's that milage to work, it is all highway 50 straight miles each way.
The fuel economy does come into mind, but because i am a buissness owner, the fuel is a complete write off anyway, weather it's a freightliner or a moped so other than cash flow, the exspence is not really mine, it's a buissness exspence.

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Not being mean but I've driven through Nebraska on several occasions and I can see how it could get old quickly, flat straight roads are not nearly as fun as the twisties. Sorry for ya.

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Not being mean but I've driven through Nebraska on several occasions and I can see how it could get old quickly, flat straight roads are not nearly as fun as the twisties. Sorry for ya.

That is true, but at least i can see whats coming around the corner, the landscape can get boring no matter where you live, if you travel the same everyday, it has nothing to do with location.

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I ride to work every day I can, won't ride in the rain on purpose, but I live in Texas and have the luxury of riding nearly every day, and also have a car I can drive if it's raining. But I always look forward to my ride to and from work. Sometimes it's the only thing that motivates me to get out of bed. So far it hasn't become a drag to ride the bike, and I hope it never does.
My suggestion would be to spend a few bucks and do some things to your bike to spice it up, like a windshield, floorboards, new pipes, a backrest, maybe a mustang seat, etc. to make it more fun or comfortable to ride. Do it a little at a time. This will add some excitement to the ride, something to look forward to.

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