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View Poll Results: Whoe gets paid to ride?
I have sponsors and umbrella girls 2 6.25%
Over 100 miles per week on the company dime 2 6.25%
It happens, but it's not the norm 5 15.63%
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post #1 of 15 Old 05-23-2008, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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Question Do you get paid to ride?

With today being the first day in some time that I didn't bring the bike to work I was wondering just how many of you are lucky enough to travel for work and get paid to ride your bike.

I know many of you commute daily on the MC to work, but who really gets to travel for their job and get paid to put miles on their bike? I average around 100miles a week on the bike at my employer's expense, it's great!

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not paid to ride, tho ocassionally i get to borrow a bike from the used showroom

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I'd also be interested to know what prevents people from riding during business. I'll admit that the business dress code/attire issue is nearly enough to prevent me from riding.

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post #4 of 15 Old 05-23-2008, 07:42 AM
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A few times I've hopped on the bike to go to a customer's site to fix/check something when I new I wouldn't need any tools/laptop. Pretty rare though.

'02 Honda 919 - She's the only one for me!

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Mileage reimbursement is up to 50 cents a mile, I make deliveries biweekly and most of the time it will fit in a backpack.

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So far I've seen contingency $ from Bridgestone and Vesrah (still waiting for payouts from several others) and you get cash in an envelope from WERA for top 10's in Solo events, which is nice because you can put it directly in the gas tank on the way home.

All that together may put tires and brakes on the Bike and cover fuel for the bike for a race or two.

It's not much, but every little bit helps.

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I'd love to have a paying gig. Courier: Milwaukee, madison, kenosha, racine would rock.

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Mileage reimbursement is up to 50 cents a mile, I make deliveries biweekly and most of the time it will fit in a backpack.
That's one heck of a nice gig. Congrats

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So far I've seen contingency $ from Bridgestone and Vesrah (still waiting for payouts from several others) and you get cash in an envelope from WERA for top 10's in Solo events, which is nice because you can put it directly in the gas tank on the way home.

All that together may put tires and brakes on the Bike and cover fuel for the bike for a race or two.

It's not much, but every little bit helps.
... and the girls?

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I'd also be interested to know what prevents people from riding during business. I'll admit that the business dress code/attire issue is nearly enough to prevent me from riding.
My biggest problem with riding during the business week is helmet hair. I wear jeans frequently to the office so that's no big deal, can carry a change of shoes so I don't have to wear my riding boots all day, but with longer hair it's hard to have it look decent when the helmet comes off.

Guess it's time for the summer short hair cut, just hasn't turned warm enough yet to ride to work regularly.

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I work out of the HQ (about 500 miles away) & in the summer I run to the city on my bike, here's from a trip last year. I was traveling monthly last year but this year it's every 2 or so.


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Guess it's time for the summer short hair cut....

Good recovery there!!

Looking at the results I find myself to be rather lucky.

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I get the kids ready in the morning & deliver them to school so no commuting on the bike for me. Occasionally I'll put a few small tools & a repair part in a knapsack and go on a service call. That's fun.
Rush hour sucks around here anyway though. I don't think I'm missing much.

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Not to mention those pesky jughandles eh gpz ?

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