(forgive me for resurrecting an old thread, but I feel the context seems right)
I have an ACT 104 too but I find it quite hard to use. I've used a BSA Mach 3 during college and that was way easier. I'm fancying a 12-13km commute distance to work but after two attempts (yesterday and this evening), I realise that my ACT 104 is indeed tough to use.
I've done longer rides in the past on a few weekends on Kanakapura road. My fellow rider who was on a ACT110 had a much smoother ride (and wasn't nearly as tired as I was).
1. I'm hoping to make my commute (JP Nagar phase 7 to MG Road) a reality; would investing in a "decent" urban-bike or a road-bike (I loved my Mach 3 but I'm not sure how B'lore's traffic will hold up to it) make a real difference in making it pleasant to commute?
vek721/jimkerson: what are your views on this? Do you guys share the same feeling?
2. Is it standard practice for bikers in B'lore to commute in early hours? I've rarely spotted anyone on the roads 9am onwards, although I've spotted some past 9pm at night.