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Postby LPC » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 6:06 pm

Wd40 wrote:Ride a Motorbike to office guys! Ride a Motorbike :cool:


here's a song for ya! "I'm only happy when it rains!" :twisted:

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 6:08 pm

LPC wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Ride a Motorbike to office guys! Ride a Motorbike :cool:


here's a song for ya! "I'm only happy when it rains!" :twisted:


Doesn't matter lah. How heavy does it rain in Singapore? Raincoat is always ready in the rear box.

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Postby LPC » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 6:17 pm

Wd40 wrote:
LPC wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Ride a Motorbike to office guys! Ride a Motorbike :cool:


here's a song for ya! "I'm only happy when it rains!" :twisted:


Doesn't matter lah. How heavy does it rain in Singapore? Raincoat is always ready in the rear box.


Yes... you can do the other "Singing in the rain" then! The downpour this morning was horrendous though! :roll:

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Postby offshoreoildude » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 7:18 pm

Wd40 wrote:Ride a Motorbike to office guys! Ride a Motorbike.
I even come home for lunch :cool:


Yes - I've been doing that for a few years.. kicking myself I didn't start when I first came back in 2007 - I've had a full class bike license for years as well.

Two bikes helps (one will always be broken/not starting/needing inspection or service or new tyres). They're cheap enough to run (rego/ins is about $400 per year) for two as well. I've a H-D 883 and a TW200 - a good mix - TW is much safer in the rain and extreme traffic and the H-D is good for scaring people with. For some reason the local HOG group don't like my riding style tho.
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Postby bgd » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 8:14 pm

... broken/not starting... talking about the HD right? :D

I've gone down the 2 bike route as well. One for Singapore (XT250) and one for the rest of Asia (Tenere). So far that's only been Malaysia.

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 9:36 pm

I just ride a normal 200cc commuter bike, made in India.

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I was able to convert my Indian license only to a 2B and dont want to take up the 2A course and besides 200CC fulfills my needs at the lowest cost ;)
I got it for 2 and half grands, 4 years old.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:27 pm

LPC wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Ride a Motorbike to office guys! Ride a Motorbike :cool:


here's a song for ya! "I'm only happy when it rains!" :twisted:

It is more manageable that you could think. I commute on motorbike every day and get wet perhaps twice a month and this is just because I hate wearing raincoats. Admittedly flexible working hours help. Today I just waited a bit longer till 8:45am when it stopped.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:32 pm

Wd40 wrote:I just ride a normal 200cc commuter bike, made in India.


I was able to convert my Indian license only to a 2B and dont want to take up the 2A course and besides 200CC fulfills my needs at the lowest cost ;)
I got it for 2 and half grands, 4 years old.

IIRC you were talking about cbr400 after you got promoted already some time ago :)

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Postby LPC » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:33 pm

x9200 wrote:
LPC wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Ride a Motorbike to office guys! Ride a Motorbike :cool:


here's a song for ya! "I'm only happy when it rains!" :twisted:

It is more manageable that you could think. I commute on motorbike every day and get wet perhaps twice a month and this is just because I hate wearing raincoats. Admittedly flexible working hours help. Today I just waited a bit longer till 8:45am when it stopped.


Lucky you! =D> not a brolly or raincoat person myself... :lol:

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:38 pm

Not much about luck. A lot with this:
http://app2.nea.gov.sg/rain_location.aspx

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Postby LPC » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:41 pm

x9200 wrote:Not much about luck. A lot with this:
http://app2.nea.gov.sg/rain_location.aspx


oh it works? hahaha... que sera sera... :lol:

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Postby Hannieroo » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:48 pm

I've been googling and searching on here for this one today and i'm not sure of the actual answer. Is a bike ridden by somebody with 24 years of varied terrain experience a viable commuting option here?

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:56 pm

A motorbike?

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:27 pm

x9200 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:I just ride a normal 200cc commuter bike, made in India.


I was able to convert my Indian license only to a 2B and dont want to take up the 2A course and besides 200CC fulfills my needs at the lowest cost ;)
I got it for 2 and half grands, 4 years old.

IIRC you were talking about cbr400 after you got promoted already some time ago :)


Yeah, I was considering it(CB400 btw, CBR400 is a completely different beast), but gave up the idea after finding out about the ordeal of getting a 2A license.

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:38 pm

x9200 wrote:Not much about luck. A lot with this:
http://app2.nea.gov.sg/rain_location.aspx


Nice link. Until now, I used to just rely on the OneMotoring expressway cameras to find out whether or not its raining.


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