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Old 01-01-2013, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Starting outvat 16200 lets see how far we go in 2013 did 12000 miles since May of last year hope alot more this year

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Old 01-01-2013, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2003 Honda Shadow Spirit 750:

1-1-12: roughly 14.2k.
1-1-13: 28,957
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mileage means almost nothing.
Anyone can get on the Slab and knock out 400 to 600 mile days. This isn't what I count as good riding experience. Time spent in the saddle over various conditions and motorcycles is what makes it a good year for me. The things I've seen and the people I've met.....
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mileage means almost nothing.
Anyone can get on the Slab and knock out 400 to 600 mile days. This isn't what I count as good riding experience. Time spent in the saddle over various conditions and motorcycles is what makes it a good year for me. The things I've seen and the people I've met.....
Lighten up Francis.......

Many motorcycle forums do a version of this mileage thread. All in good fun....
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Wow didnt think it would cause negative response but ok 12000 a year and none was a great ride geuss I like to ride but not most people

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Wow didnt think it would cause negative response but ok 12000 a year and none was a great ride geuss I like to ride but not most people
You miss the point.

Nascar racers do 500 miles in an afternoon, but what do they see? You did 12K miles in seven months. Where did you go? What did you see. Take pictures and show/tell us about it. If your thing is just burning gas and staring out over the bars, that's fine but it's not for me.

While I do sometimes ride just for the ride, mostly I want to go places and see/do things. In over 40some years of riding, I can't even imagine how many miles I've gone on dozens of motorcycles, and I don't care. The ride that matters most to me is the next one.
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I see your point wilk do from now on

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Mileage means almost nothing.
Anyone can get on the Slab and knock out 400 to 600 mile days. This isn't what I count as good riding experience. Time spent in the saddle over various conditions and motorcycles is what makes it a good year for me. The things I've seen and the people I've met.....
Thatís true, BUT just because someone put 12,000 miles on their bike doesnít mean that they spent to whole time on the "Slab" just "knocking out miles." I put a lot of miles on my bike last year and most of them were miles that many "riders" just sit in front of their computer screens dreaming about.
So, I think this is a good thread. I didnít record my mileage last year but I did wear out two rear tires and one front so Iíll guess I did 16,000 to 18,000 miles. Right now Iím sitting at 33,452 miles, less than a quarter tank of gas, my rear tire is almost shot and Iím in need of an oil change. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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I put a lot of miles on my bike last year and most of them were miles that many "riders" just sit in front of their computer screens dreaming about.

. . . you get "mileage credit" and appreciation for sharing many of those miles, as well as your experience and knowledge. Thank you from a rider that would have been sitting in front of the computer, dreaming.

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I was surprised: I ended up with 6825 miles last year. I thought I did a lot more, but even though I went on a lot of trips and rides last year, they were mostly in the surrounding region, not really far and away. The rest was fun rides and commuting.

So this year... Starting mileage is 24855.

So many roads...

...and plans....I have plans.
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