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shinyribs

Zipper mouth? Geez, put your diaper back on, Beemer. Intentionally bombing the forum with emojis because you've decided to be on a no-text strike insults everyone's intelligence.  If you got something to say, just say it. 

 

On the topic of more riders, that's awesome. I wouldn't have guessed that at all.  Especially with us being in the dawn of the autonomous car. 

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cyow5
2 hours ago, shinyribs said:

Zipper mouth? Geez, put your diaper back on, Beemer. Intentionally bombing the forum with emojis because you've decided to be on a no-text strike insults everyone's intelligence.  If you got something to say, just say it. 

 

On the topic of more riders, that's awesome. I wouldn't have guessed that at all.  Especially with us being in the dawn of the autonomous car. 

I wonder if it correlates to congestion though. While my heart has always wanted a motorcycle, the free HOV lanes and easier parking are what won my head (and wallet) over. So you've got two responses to congestion - automation and smaller vehicles. I for one like the simpler approach; I smirked the other day when I passed a Prius with the license plate "42 mpg" because of the hell his car did to the environment just to be built. 

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Benh972

Great news! I don't have any evidence of why we are seeing an up tick, but I can offer my anecdotal observations. So, I am 37 and by most accounts I am just barely a millennial, the generation that kills businesses left right and center. 

 

Among my peers I am a minority as a rider, but I have noticed an up tick. It really seems most people I know that are my age are just now getting into a point in their lives where they have enough income to purchase bikes. Money kept me off two wheels for a very long time.

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