how many miles under your belt

How many miles or kms do you have under your belt?

under 1000 (noob)
13
12%
1001 - 20 000 (intermediate)
42
39%
20 001 - 50 000 (seasoned)
14
13%
50 001 - 100 000 (vet.)
14
13%
100 000 + (old timer/my bum hurts)
26
24%
 
Total votes: 109

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#21 Unread post by olebiker » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:36 pm

I have no idea how many really. I can't remember how many bikes even. A lot. Started at 13 yrs old and I am 56 now. Sometimes I will have 3 or 4 bikes in a year. Have toured pretty much all of Canada and the States. Rode in competition when I was younger. I voted plus 100,000 but I guess it is likely much higher. I think one year I did around 40,000. Lots of touring that year.

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#22 Unread post by storysunfolding » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:04 pm

Added ~4,000 miles since last tuesday. skyline drive, Blue ridge parkway, tail of the dragon, smokey mountain national park, cherhala skyway, natchez trace and a few others like burkes gardens thrown in too.
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#23 Unread post by dragonwire » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:25 pm

Between March of 2007 and today June 21, 2008 I have logged 24,000 miles. Loving it
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#24 Unread post by matthew5656 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:58 am

I've only ridden about 6-7000 miles since last July of '07. Haven't drop a bike yet!
storysunfolding wrote:Though I suffer from SMAS enough that that list changes quite a bit. I've sold a magna v30, 2 XZ550's, a gs 850 and a kz 400 in the last two years. Turned a nice profit on each one too.
Wow, it's too bad you sold the little V30, I always liked those bikes and heard they have really decent power for the motor size/HP. Fairly rare model of the Magna generation as well, so why didn't you sell it to me?!!? :lol:

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#25 Unread post by storysunfolding » Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:55 am

I sold the magna when my arm wasn't working (story in my blog). It needed a new head gasket so I took it to a local shop. Two weeks later I go to pick it up and the motor won't start. Their claim, it wasn't running when I brought it in. My claim- I rode it there and it started before they started repairs.

They wanted $500 for all the work they did on the bike including the new head gasket but whatever they did fubared the motor :frusty:
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#26 Unread post by slimcolo » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:36 am

In poll, are these total miles or just total miles on particular bike?

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#27 Unread post by drrick » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:20 pm

storysunfolding wrote:Added ~4,000 miles since last tuesday. skyline drive, Blue ridge parkway, tail of the dragon, smokey mountain national park, cherhala skyway, natchez trace and a few others like burkes gardens thrown in too.
How was it riding the blue ridge Pkwy? I was in Asheville a couple years ago and drove it in my car alot. I took it to Smokey Mountian Nat'l park (I think twice) I saw a lot of bikers on the pkwy and all seemed to be enjoyiong it. How was your experience there? I would like to do that someday (along with the Pacific Coast Highway)

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#28 Unread post by storysunfolding » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:59 pm

It was fun. Lots of great roads leading up to the pkwy. Great hikes, cheap campsites and since it was 95 in DC when I left- much cooler! :laughing:
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#29 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:51 pm

moltar wrote:So let hear it, how many miles have your ridden? Sorry for the purely miles thing, the metric crowd will have to convert :wink:

I have around 40 000 miles clocked.
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#30 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:38 am

Well, I haven't logged nearly as many miles as most on this site - even some who have ridden more in the past two weeks than my two months!

1800 miles. Probably more than half is commuting (64 or more miles a day).

My miles will go up faster when I start commuting to Yonkers instead of the Bronx.

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#31 Unread post by -Holiday » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:40 pm

meh, I have no idea. If I had to guess I'd say 50k or so with about 40k of that being in the last 3 or so years.
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#32 Unread post by Schmink » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:37 pm

I've been riding since September 2007 and I have 1100 miles on my '81 Honda CB650 Custom. I recently bought a 2008 Yahama V-Star 1100 Custom and have 250 miles on that one!! This weekend I should be putting on a couple hundred more miles on that baby!! It's gonna be a nice weekend to ride!
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#33 Unread post by BusaEater » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:56 pm

I got over 60,000 miles.
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#34 Unread post by follow » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:19 am

Storysunfolding, your trip sounded awesome I would like to try that area someday. As far as miles never counted over the decades but over the past 3 years around 90K.
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#35 Unread post by badinfluence63 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:03 am

I would have to say over 36 years I have over 200,000 miles and counting. 80,000 miles between 2 bikes alone.

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#36 Unread post by Scott58 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:36 am

Been riding since 1975. Maybe not a million yet, but well over 500,000.
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#37 Unread post by IcyHound » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:12 pm

Now back from my latest trip 15,000 in a year and a half of riding and rolled 10k over on my bike at just over a year of having him.
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#38 Unread post by CYNWAGON » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:29 pm

Had to check my bike as I was reading this.....
Thought I'd still be a newb.
After converting I realized that on my ride last night I pass the 1000 mile mark!!! :mrgreen:
I have been riding for a month, not too shabby for a beginner?
Oh wait that's right - according to the poll I'm Intermediate now! 8) :lol:
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#39 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:13 pm

I put on about 8700 miles on one trip last year...

Earlier this summer, I did about 1300 miles over a weekend.

My last three weeks, (of which one week was spent in a single location) had over 3300 miles click by on the odometer.

Needless to say, 100,000 blew by years ago
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#40 Unread post by ofblong » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:09 pm

I am coming up on 9k miles in 2 years. Would be more but winters around here have been "back to normal" in that they last for 3 months of straight snowing and another month before the roads melt so I can ride the bike safely.
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