Just wanted to drop in, say hi and make kind of an introductory post and sneak in a some queries while at it. Have been lurking and reading through the forums, especially the new rider section.
So here's about me:
I've recently moved to BC from India, been here 3 months. Been riding bikes for 13 years. Some of the rides I've went through are Yamaha Rx-100 (2 stroke), RD350 (2stroke again), HH CBZ and Zma, Royal Enfield Electra 350, Hyosung GT250 and GT650R.
Since I recently moved here, for the first time in a long time, I've no bike at all. Left all my 3 bikes back home and now I don't have a ride. Sad big time, I miss my bikes. :'( In fact, I don't have a ride yet. Nor do I know anybody around here who rides motorcycles.
Presently, what I need is a ride to get around. It's cold and everybody's telling me to get a car. Which makes perfect sense. However, I've spent all my life on bikes and all I want is a bike. Rather than a car, I've been considering getting a motorcycle and planning to slug it out over the winter and ride as and when and as much the weather permits. I do not care much about the chill factor but of course, I can't ride around with snow or ice on the road.
So among the multitude of questions I have, my first query is this: What if I just don't get a car and use the bike as my primary medium of commute? Is it feasible? Back home, I always rode bikes and the car was used like 1-2 days a month, maybe not even that.
Is there someone here who uses his/her bike as the primary vehicle to commute? Also, how hard is it to ride in the winter around here? I don't mean when it's snowing or freezing but on the certain day when there's no ice on the road?
Right now I just want to get back on 2 wheels again. It's been 3 months since I've been off them and it's the first time this has happened pretty much ever since I started riding.
So just wanted to say Hi to fellow riders and would appreciate if you guys can help me out and pardon the multitude of Qs I might have, as I'm new to area and unfamiliar with the riding conditions and scene here.