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    Default Getting Paid to Ride!!!

    I love my job, I have to travel to our Huntsville, AL, Savannah, GA and Titusville, FL offices alot. I'm fortunate enough, because the CEO rides, he let's me ride.

    AND I GET PAID FOR IT

    Who else rides and get's paid?

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    Default Does being retired from Military count?

    You are paying me for my retirement for service in the military does that count for getting paid for riding?
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    My girl friend bought my Goldwing + gas for my services, and keeping my wife from finding out...................

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealMcCoy View Post
    You are paying me for my retirement for service in the military does that count for getting paid for riding?
    One of the best uses of my tax dollars. Thanks for your service.

    I get paid to ride because I'm the boss.

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    I get to make parts runs where I work $0.40 per my plus my hourly wage.
    If it fits on my bike. I take it
    I am not totally useless I can always serve as a BAD EXAMPLE

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    After 30+ years in military, it does feel good to have the taxpayers paying for my retirement rather than buying me more bullets and paying for vacations in strange and far away places........

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    Quote Originally Posted by topster View Post
    After 30+ years in military, it does feel good to have the taxpayers paying for my retirement ........
    And you well deserve it I'm sure, a BIG Thanks for your service to our country, you got it coming.

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    There are times when I run a part out to a customer, and I get paid mileage as well as my hourly rate, so....yes....sometimes I do get paid to ride
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    Sometimes I get to visit customers locations where we were doing product testing.

    "Some days it's not worth the trouble to gnaw through the restraints!"

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    Im the man in the house, and shes the investor paying our bills - so I think I get payed to ride because she loves to ride with me....

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    I ride the Wing everywhere I can - and that includes to/from work and visits to clients. People are amazed when I walk into a meeting with a suit and tie knowing that I rode a motorcycle! I love that I can leave my "work clothes" in the trunk and be ready to go when I get to a client office. I figure if I gotta work and travel I might as well have some fun doin' it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRsWing View Post
    I love my job, I have to travel to our Huntsville, AL, Savannah, GA and Titusville, FL offices alot. I'm fortunate enough, because the CEO rides, he let's me ride.

    AND I GET PAID FOR IT

    Who else rides and get's paid?
    I did too, before I retired.


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    Me. And I get the added benefit of riding to U.S. military installations. Yippee.

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    My wife buys all my gas for the wing, does that count?

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    Very cool. I get paid to ride also. The county I work for pays me.
    We who get paid to ride are truly blessed.
    Now I have to sit out another long winter, as the riding season is over for us.

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    I'm currently on a round-trip, cross-country, long tour for work. You can see pics and blogs of my adventure here: www.hargest.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoVARaif View Post
    I'm currently on a round-trip, cross-country, long tour for work. You can see pics and blogs of my adventure here: www.hargest.com

    Cheers // Ian
    I'm not quite sure what you do for a living Ian, but it looks like you may be the only one of us so far that is riding a wing for a living??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtsandbagger View Post
    I'm not quite sure what you do for a living Ian, but it looks like you may be the only one of us so far that is riding a wing for a living??
    Lol, Sgt...

    I am fortunate in my current work position, as a Field Systems Engineer, in that my predecessor showed our management that, in certain cases, it is more cost effective to drive a POV instead of flying & renting cars.

    He would often travel from northern VA to Florida and NC, I just decided to kick it up a couple notches

    So, we put together a plan for me to get out and visit a veritable ton of customer sites. Given the hours and miles I've previously spent in the 'winged aluminum tube' over the years, plus the H1N1 health threat, I'm much happier riding in The Ladys' saddle

    Cheers // Ian
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    you may be the only one of us so far that is riding a wing for a living??

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    I'm fortunate enough to get paid for riding as well. I get mileage, based on GSA Rates, currently around $0.45/mile for my job.

    My last trip to Minot and back paid me around $900.00 round trip.
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    i need a new job, lol

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    Like a few others who have posted here, I, too, make a living off the back of my bike:

    www.astronautbiker.com

    Just got back from a two-month long, 8500 mile business trip. I reached on the order of 15,000 - 20,000 kids.

    The only thing better than riding is to be doing something that you think will make America and the world a better place in the future.
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    I guess I am getting paid to ride.
    I retired from my job at the railroad last February. So, I guess I am getting paid while I ride. Maybe this will be the same thing?

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    I am the area manager for a construction company. I travel all of WV and western PA. Some days I have to haul tools and some times I have to go a mile back in the mud to get to the jobsite and I take the company truck. The rest of the time I take the bike. I pull a trailer so I can haul my blueprints with me. The owner of the company loves to see my $15 gas receipts. Today is typical. I'll leave at sun up and highball it to Marietta,OH. Two and a half hours to get to a meeting then to a bridge for another meeting. Have lunch and then head home on the back roads across southren OH. Time it to get home before dark. Maybe two hours for the meetings and eight hours pay. On the weekends I haul my wife around to buy antique jewlery that she sells on Ebay. She makes enough to pay for our riding, food and motels plus a car payment for her BMW. Even when we take a vacation she will shop every where we go and make a good part of our expenses back. It could be said that I ride for a living and she shops for a living.

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    I hope to do this in the spring. I have to visit our plants that stretch from Houston to Pinedale, WY so that should be about 3,500 miles round trip. I should clear over $1,600 or 4 payments in a 10 day period and get to see great sights going up through Albuquerque, Durango, Glenwood Springs, Salt Lake City, Green River, and back. Boss (at work) has no problem with it and other sudo-boss is unconcerned. So come March, it will be trip planning time for perhaps a early - mid May excursion.

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    My company not only pays me to ride, it paid for the bike - it is a bike-friendly company (because I own it).

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    I do occasionally and its great. Had a business trip to take, about 300 miles from my home office. After calculating the plane ticket, parking at the airport, rental car when I got there and all other expenses, it was cheaper for me to ride the bike and collect the mileage reimbursement. Plus I was on the clock for the 5-6 hour trip each way.

    Doesn't get much better than that, unless the wife has that gleam in her eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topster View Post
    After 30+ years in military, it does feel good to have the taxpayers paying for my retirement rather than buying me more bullets and paying for vacations in strange and far away places........
    Good point. I let Uncle buy my house for me bought it about 9 months before I retired now it's all mine just like a big pay raise each month. 30+ is a long time they "fired" me at just over 20 less than a month before Desert Storm. Actually they did away with my job and it was either reclass and go support the 82nd ad 101st or retire. That was a no brainer.

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    I own the company. So while I ride my guys are working. That means I also get paid to ride.
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