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Old 28th February 2019, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Weevil 2.0
I personally need 3 things: an empty twisty road, clear mind and dry weather. But I also commute every single day. Give us few more weeks of good weather and more bikers will pop out. Defo typical weekend coffee destinations like Largah will get busier.
Same here, commute every day but i've had a couple of winter weekend spins this year due to the mild winter & my heated vest!!!!
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Old 28th February 2019, 04:33 PM
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See at least 8-10 every morning around phisboro/Dorset st area, usually more.
Far from a dead pursuit imo.

And I doubt it's down to training/insurance costs.
lgbt is about the same as the mandatory minimum cage lessons and going by the insurance quotes I've gotten (around €800 for a naked 600/ cbr 400 fully comp compared to €3200 for a shitbox 1.2 tp only! Provisional licence) and the fact you don't need an accompany full licence driver along with cheaper tax,quicker commute etc it boggles the mind why more aren't jumping on two wheels.

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Old 28th February 2019, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ENGLISH
and yet bicycles are increasing by the thousands ?
It's a good thing. Less cages, more on two-wheels.

I occasionally indulge in a bit of cycling as well, and after struggling against the terrain, poor surface and wind... getting back on the motorbike feels AMAZING every time!
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Old 28th February 2019, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jic44
Is it just me or are there very few bikes on the road at the minute. I Didnt see one on the way to work this morning. Also heading for 400ppl in my job and only 2 full time biker 2 mopeds maybe one a week each and a harley maybe twice a yr.
Around 2% of private vehicles are motorcycles. 400 workers will probably
have substantially less than 400 vehicles parked outside, so the number
of bikes outside your workplace is in the expected range.

I know the whole thing about lgbt etc and young lads being put off but surely there are more bikes around than this.
I see very few young lads on bikes these days. Local I_B_T instructor
says there is very little demand for category A1 or AM. Most people
doing A1 training will be in the 16-18 age group.

I ride the bike in Cork City most days. There are always other bikes
on the road, even on cold or wet days. I see a lot of scooters and a good
few older bikes like mine. On longer journeys, almost 100% of the bikes
I see on national routes or motorways are BMWs.
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Old 28th February 2019, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Brrm!Brrm!
lgbt is about the same as the mandatory minimum cage lessons....
That is true, but there is a key difference: You need to do I_B_T before
you go on the road. You can start driving the other yoke as soon as you
get the learner permit. In my experience, youngsters tend to be impatient
and they want to get on the road immediately.
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Old 28th February 2019, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ENGLISH
and yet bicycles are increasing by the thousands ?
Motor bicycles are on the increase too. The latest stats I could find
say that there were 39,873 motorcycles under current licence (taxed)
on the 31st of December 2017. This is more than any other year in recent
decades and probably more than any other year in history.

Of these, the vast majority (31,846) were more than 250cc. The greatest
number were registered in Dublin: 12,633 and the smallest number in
Leitrim: 157.

Year | Currently licensed
2015 36,974
2010 38,145
2005 34,300
2000 30,638
1995 23,452

http://www.dttas.ie/sites/default/fi...stics-2017.pdf
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Old 28th February 2019, 07:34 PM
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Back on the bike daily the last few months and can't for the life of me fathom why I ever stopped using it.. roll out of bed at twenty to 9 and at my desk for 9. I'd argue with the "saves a fortune on petrol" line though
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Old 28th February 2019, 07:42 PM
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Shanks mare for me,it takes longer to push the bike out of the shed than it takes me to walk to work
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Old 28th February 2019, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by onetwomany
Back on the bike daily the last few months and can't for the life of me fathom why I ever stopped using it.. roll out of bed at twenty to 9 and at my desk for 9. I'd argue with the "saves a fortune on petrol" line though
i.have a particularly thirsty cage and a particilar frugal bike. I know what.you mean though your average cage and average bike there is prob not a huge difference. plus bike uses more tyres
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Old 28th February 2019, 09:51 PM
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I usually park mine from the end of December until March.
I'm old.
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Old 28th February 2019, 10:34 PM
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Shit weather all year round. Go to the continent and see the difference, bikes everywhere.
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Old 1st March 2019, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Christopher Livingstone Eubanks
Shit weather all year round. Go to the continent and see the difference, bikes everywhere.
It's not that bad actually, specially now these days where you can get very good gear.

For most parts of the year, I actually prefer it here than other places where you'll be sweating your balls off if you want to ride with proper protection.

For the young lads, I would agree that the cost of getting into bikes is almost prohibiting. Never mind the high cost of initial training and license, it's the fact that the market asks 2k for a 95' bandit or a 90s suzuki GN... they're all barn finds, ideal for restoration now these days which is ridiculous.

Only way a youngster will start biking is if dad is also a biker and will sponsor him/her.
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Old 1st March 2019, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Christopher Livingstone Eubanks
Shit weather all year round. Go to the continent and see the difference, bikes everywhere.
I commute all year round on the bike, and whatever about what happens during the day, I find that the weather while on the bike in the morning & evening is usually dry - I'd reckon I've been caught out by rain no more than a dozen or so times over the whole winter.
A lot of people reckon the weather here is shite, contrary to the reality.
You can keep your hot continental weather - fuck sweating like a rapist on the bike, unless you go for the 'safety' shorts, tshirt & runners approach!
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Old 1st March 2019, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by renniks
I commute all year round on the bike, and whatever about what happens during the day, I find that the weather while on the bike in the morning & evening is usually dry - I'd reckon I've been caught out by rain no more than a dozen or so times over the whole winter.
A lot of people reckon the weather here is shite, contrary to the reality.
You can keep your hot continental weather - fuck sweating like a rapist on the bike, unless you go for the 'safety' shorts, tshirt & runners approach!
Agreed +1
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Old 1st March 2019, 11:56 AM
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Great weather at the moment. Had a few quality spins this week. Been a very good year so far. Fingers crossed.
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Old 1st March 2019, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Christopher Livingstone Eubanks
Shit weather all year round. Go to the continent and see the difference, bikes everywhere.
Went to Paris before Xmas & visited the Champs De Elysse & the amount of bikes & scooters that passed was unreal. And this was around 11.00
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Old 2nd March 2019, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by renniks
I commute all year round on the bike, and whatever about what happens during the day, I find that the weather while on the bike in the morning & evening is usually dry - I'd reckon I've been caught out by rain no more than a dozen or so times over the whole winter.
A lot of people reckon the weather here is shite, contrary to the reality.
You can keep your hot continental weather - fuck sweating like a rapist on the bike, unless you go for the 'safety' shorts, tshirt & runners approach!
+2 About a handful of bad downpours during the whole year.
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Old 3rd March 2019, 02:20 AM
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Plenty of bikes in the country but not on the roads. Sunshine bikers driving cages.
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Old 3rd March 2019, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Biscuit
Plenty of bikes in the country but not on the roads. Sunshine bikers driving cages.
Damn those evil sunshine bikers that canít be arsed commuting!
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Old 3rd March 2019, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by akkakkman
+2 About a handful of bad downpours during the whole year.
Ya bollix,ya jinxed it.Not only has it been raining here for the last 2 days,it just started snowing.
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