First i would like to say i am new to this site and it's a great one!!. I have posted a few things and got immediate responses to critical info. I have been riding along time and lay down several miles a year. Our summers are short here in central New York, and have to ride as much as possible in the summer. I ride at least six days a week here(need one to rest!!!)..My average weekly ride is 75 to 100 miles. On the weekends i put down 150 to 400 a day. I run into a lot of people that ride and they look at me like i am nuts!!...when i tell them how many miles i do a day. The majority of the people around here just ride between 1000 and 3000 miles a year...I ask them why they have a bike!!...Most of these guys own Harleys!!!..I work full time, own a home(lots of work)..Last rainy summer i put down 9000 miles..Does anyone think thats a lot of miles for a biker?..or should it be more?..remind you our riding season here is very short!!!.....One more thing....why do these people call themselves bikers, when they just OWN a bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!