Motorbike or Bicycle

@carolbee (16241)
United States
November 19, 2007 9:16am CST
If you lived close to your job and wanted to save on gas expenses, would you ride a motorbike or bicycle to work? I work 15 blocks from our house and am too lazy to walk it since I'm on my feet all the time once I get to work. Which would be your choice and why?
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
26 Jun 08
I'm 4 miles from work and bought an Ebike last Year-It's coming up on saving Me Double what I paid for it,and that's only taking it out in dry weather for local topup shopping and commutes! Ebikes Have an electric motor with a battery pack you can charge like a cellphone,will give about 15 mile range between charges,Don't need Road Tax,Insurance,and can be serviced at a cycle shop...You only need about 1/3 of the effort of a regular bike,as it'll add to your pedalling,and most have a throttle control so you don't have to..You WILL need to pedal on a hill-it won't get you up anything much other than a gentle hill,as Legally their motor power is limited to prevent it being classed as a motorbike..
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Never heard of an Ebike but it sounds very intesting. Is it a 2 wheeler? Do you mind me asking what you paid for it? Thanks so much for responding.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
27 Jun 08
I paid about £350 ($700) for it..it's a 2 wheel bike,a 20" wheel folding type with 5 speed gears..Walmart Sell Ebikes-I took a look,and some of them look similar..
• United States
26 Jun 08
If I lived close enough and the traffic was reasonable, I'd get a bicycle. Really, though, I would probably choose to walk, because I sit all day at work. :)
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I haven't ridden a bike in years and I would ride if I didn't have to cross a major intersection. Walking is good also but since I stand while working, I'd be worn out before I got to work. Thanks for responding.
• United States
19 Nov 07
Since we moved we are so much closer to work. Like 5 minuts away. My husband says he will ride his dirtbike to work in the summer. That way he can save on gas. He loves riding and would use any excuse to ride his bike.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Now that's another good idea. Thanks for responding.
26 Jun 08
Hello Carolbee. I can't walk very far as I am because my back hurts so when I walk it don't my legs either, but I do try and walk to my local sho nearby, My husband hates driving his car and he use his raceing bicycle everyday to work it quite a way, he does enjoy it. He says everyone should walk or use their bicycles,but I can't ride a bike. Regards Tamarafireheart
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I have a bike but haven't ridden in years. Too much traffic in our immediate area to ride to work. Thanks so much for responding.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
4 Dec 07
Hello dear carol bee. I usually go to work by bike in all the other three seasons except in winter when it is so cold. As I live on campus, it is very convenient for me to either go to work by bike or on foot. But still I think that it is better for me to walk to work as it offers me more exercises than riding a bicycle. Thanks for your discussion, dear friend.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Thanks so much for responding. Have a good day.