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    Another downtown parking question

    My office is moving from East Cambridge (easy bike parking) to Milk Street next week. Any tips or secret moto parking spots? I'll probably take my scooter for the first few weeks and scout it out, but if anyone has any pointers, I'd appreciate any help I can get. And if you have a super top secret spot you don't want the world to know about, I'll happily buy you lunch if you PM it to me

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    Re: Another downtown parking question

    I'd be interested to hear of options around the Pru/Copley. I don't mind paying...

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    Re: Another downtown parking question

    weed clinic @ 21 Milk, just sayin.

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    Scooter parking at liberty square. It might not be totally legal but if don't have a plate who cares. You can try your bike there but good luck with that.

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    Re: Another downtown parking question

    Quote Originally Posted by Teamdineen View Post
    Scooter parking at liberty square. It might not be totally legal but if don't have a plate who cares. You can try your bike there but good luck with that.
    Thanks! I definitely don't care about legal!

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    Re: Another downtown parking question

    Anyone have parking suggestions in the Seaport/Fort Point? Just started a new job and would like to take the Hyper down there before it gets too cold.

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    Re: Another downtown parking question

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    Anyone have parking suggestions in the Seaport/Fort Point? Just started a new job and would like to take the Hyper down there before it gets too cold.
    Where at? There aren't many motorcycle spots over there that I know of, but there are some easy tricks. If you're on Seaport blvd, most of the parallel parking ends at an angle with the curb, and bikes usually fit in there. There are also some spots with super wide sidewalks where it's ambiguous if it's city of private; those are usually safe too. Look out for construction dudes parking their bikes; they usually have good spots. If you're way down by the IDB area I can share some more specific spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePackage View Post
    I'll take a look, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    Where at? There aren't many motorcycle spots over there that I know of, but there are some easy tricks. If you're on Seaport blvd, most of the parallel parking ends at an angle with the curb, and bikes usually fit in there. There are also some spots with super wide sidewalks where it's ambiguous if it's city of private; those are usually safe too. Look out for construction dudes parking their bikes; they usually have good spots. If you're way down by the IDB area I can share some more specific spots.
    55 Pier 4 Blvd. There are some construction dudes right around the corner, I've seen bikes parked there before..

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    55 Pier 4 Blvd. There are some construction dudes right around the corner, I've seen bikes parked there before..
    Ah yeah, lots of construction over there. You should also be fine to piggy back at the end of a row of spots on Seaport or Congress. If I think of it tomorrow I'll take some pics or at least mental notes when I'm riding in. I think there's a guy on a DRZ who's always parked over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    Ah yeah, lots of construction over there. You should also be fine to piggy back at the end of a row of spots on Seaport or Congress. If I think of it tomorrow I'll take some pics or at least mental notes when I'm riding in. I think there's a guy on a DRZ who's always parked over there.
    Thanks! I rode today from Waltham.. 50 minutes to get there (left at 9:20am) and 45 minutes to get home (left at 5:40pm)

    It sucked.

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    Thanks! I rode today from Waltham.. 50 minutes to get there (left at 9:20am) and 45 minutes to get home (left at 5:40pm)

    It sucked.
    Yeah that blows. I do a lot of lane splitting getting in and out, and ride my Navi when traffic is bad because itís just easier to sneak around on. Truth me told my big illegal 180cc scooter registered as a moped was definitely the best city commuter I could have asked for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    Yeah that blows. I do a lot of lane splitting getting in and out, and ride my Navi when traffic is bad because it’s just easier to sneak around on. Truth me told my big illegal 180cc scooter registered as a moped was definitely the best city commuter I could have asked for.
    I don't have the guts to split on the Hyper.. maybe splitting is the only way to make it feasible?

    At least when driving in traffic for 40m you can listen to a podcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I don't have the guts to split on the Hyper.. maybe splitting is the only way to make it feasible?

    At least when driving in traffic for 40m you can listen to a podcast.
    It saves significant amounts of time, even if you're just scooting to the front of red lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I don't have the guts to split on the Hyper.. maybe splitting is the only way to make it feasible?

    At least when driving in traffic for 40m you can listen to a podcast.
    Dude... with a hyper you shouldn't even have to lane split, you should be riding it on the sidewalks or in the grass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    Thanks! I rode today from Waltham.. 50 minutes to get there (left at 9:20am) and 45 minutes to get home (left at 5:40pm)

    It sucked.
    Holy shit! What's that, like 15 miles???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Holy shit! What's that, like 15 miles???
    And the commute from the South Shore and North Shore are worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Holy shit! What's that, like 15 miles???
    19mi via 95S and 90W, but yeah - it's not very far.

    This is yet another reason why people don't want to go back to the office...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    And the commute from the South Shore and North Shore are worse!
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    19mi via 95S and 90W, but yeah - it's not very far.

    This is yet another reason why people don't want to go back to the office...
    That's fuckin' insane. It's hard for folks like me to wrap their heads around that...

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    Yeah I'm about 20 miles from Salem to downtown. In a car at rush hour it'd be like an hour and 20. Breaking all the laws on my bike is like 40 mins, hence why I ride deep into winter.

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    So crazy. Even on the worst days it takes me an hour to cover my 40 mile commute. It's usually about 50 minutes in the morning on a typical day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    So crazy. Even on the worst days it takes me an hour to cover my 40 mile commute. It's usually about 50 minutes in the morning on a typical day...
    back when I was commuting, 17 miles, 17 minutes,or on the bike, an hour or more, taking the long way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    That's fuckin' insane. It's hard for folks like me to wrap their heads around that...
    The wild thing is my commute really isn't that bad. Plenty of people have commutes that are 1-hour plus each way...

    Next year I'll probably try and ride a bicycle and see how I go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    The wild thing is my commute really isn't that bad. Plenty of people have commutes that are 1-hour plus each way...

    Next year I'll probably try and ride a bicycle and see how I go.
    I guess it's all about perspective. 15-20 miles in 45-50 minutes is mind boggling to us simple folk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    I guess it's all about perspective. 15-20 miles in 45-50 minutes is mind boggling to us simple folk.
    20 miles on Hayabusa time is about 12 minutes I would say .

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