i ride my XT350 to work everyday that its relatively warm and not raining (which means A LOT!)...the bronco is now just for show - and the other one doesnt even see daylight unless i have a date - so - it never sees daylight.
i commute about 20 miles round trip thru the deepest darkest densest part of west l.a. - up and down the dreaded 10 freeway. since i work @ night the first part of my ride is the worst - end of day rush hour traffic. (which is a blessing AND a curse) i DO split lanes which tickles me pink until some MEATHEAD nearly hits me making a lane change while talking on the phone, messing with the radio and looking the wrong way - just so he can be in the next lane - STILL GOING NOWHERE!!
(can anyone say - overstimulated useless mutlitasking for me?)
usually - its a breeze - its mostly freeway with a couple of miles to shoot up fairfax then down wilshire for a bit.
if i take the truck - its 45 minutes to AN HOUR to travel those 9 miles one way (it might be time to move ) - but on the bike - its more like 20...and i get to work totally stoked - instead of pissed!!
the ride home is easy - middle of the night - with the entire freeway basically to myself.
i average about 50mpg - which is great as gas around here creeps up over $3.35 - THANKS PRES.DORK BUSH!!
(how is it we 'occupy' the country with the largest oil reserve and gas has NEVER BEEN MORE EXPENSIVE? )
but i digress...
shamefully - due to the usual fair weather - i can often be found commuting to work in a t-shirt (a nice one though) and jeans - a pair of vans with no socks (i save the socks for later when its chilly) my shoei, my moto gloves and a nice set of mirrored goggles!! (that also happens to be the same as my work uniform - hmmm?)
...the way home from work is another story - then i break out the gericke road jacket (with padding) and the socks ive been saving for the brisk l.a. evenings. oh and my CLEAR goggles to see better!!
wow - that was a lot for a simple question - good thing i havent had any coffee!!