Want to or have to?

Discussion in 'Activism / Safety' started by SUX VR40 Rider, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. SUX VR40 Rider

    SUX VR40 Rider New Member

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    This is a simple question and really only requires a one word answer. I will give you the 2 choices you can use for the answer. Only choose one or the other. If you wish to elaborate that is ok too.

    Do you drive a motor vehicle because you want to, or because you have to?

    I drive because I have to, NOT because I want to. In fact I don't like driving. If we could my wife and I would sell our motor vehicle and never own one. right now that is unfortunatly not an option. I would rather rid emy bike every where I go or take some other form of transportation other than drive.

    Your turn.
     
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    You should have bought a Honda Civic, or similar vehicle, rather than a Jeep. And I'm thinking that you really need to find a different forum. You seem less pro-bike than anti-car.
     

  3. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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    Have to.

    I'm a home health aid for Hospice so I drive about 60,000 miles a year.
     
  4. CTD50

    CTD50 DX's Biggest Member

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    One-word answer, eh? Here's a third one for you....
    DON'T.
     
  5. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Have to. I have a company vehicle and visiting customers is part of my job. Plus my commute is really not doable on a bike. I wish it were. I miss commuting by bike.
     
  6. whyeyebike

    whyeyebike New Member

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    Have to (Car).....Want to (Motorcycle)
     
  7. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I understand.
     
  8. goldentouch

    goldentouch New Member

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    Have too Police officer with a 60 mile one way commute
     
  9. gatorguy

    gatorguy New Member

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    Want to - I love to drive.

    Plus, 17 mile one way commute and I live in Minnesota.
     
  10. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    Have to, home fleet, I'm lucky I bet I spend 30 buxs a month in fuel in my personal truck....maybe:)
     
  11. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I'm going to elaborate. I hate driving. It brings out the worst in me. The inconsideration of others is only surpassed by my hatred of them. That being said, I live in Texas. If I want to visit my family, 120 miles round trip. All my friends are a minimum of 30 miles away. My wife's family lives in in town but good luck carting a 2 year old on a bike. I love the freedom of a car. It akin to the freedom of a bike, but until we get this urban sprawl issue down there's no sense in it. So to sum it up, like car,hate driving.
     
  12. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    I drive because I have too.
     
  13. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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    I'm gonna go with have to... I ride my bike to work, but whenever I go somewhere with the missus and the kids, a car is a necessity.
     
  14. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    I drive the bike because I like it
    I drive my truck because I like it
    I drive my boat because I like to fish
    I don't drive the Harley any more can't deal with people
    But I don't drive the race car any more Dr will not sign for my licence, but it is what I realy like to drive
     

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  15. whyeyebike

    whyeyebike New Member

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    That sums it up for me too!!!!
     
  16. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I'm glad not to be the only misanthrope on the board.
     
  17. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    AMEN !!!
    [​IMG]

    Not my car I just hep a bit on it ! 2009 LMS Champ !!!!
     
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  18. djcyberlegend

    djcyberlegend Group rookie

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    Have to - because of my jobs. Can't schlep tools or music gear around and travel long distances with a bike.
     
  19. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Same thing with groceries for a family of three. Unless I want to go to the store every other day.
     
  20. brightbird

    brightbird New Member

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    I don't ever drive. I have a sticker on my top tube that says 'one less car'. :)

    @industry_hack - it is possible to be both pro-bike *and* anti-car!