Poll: How long have you been riding for?

How long have you been riding for?

less than 6 months
6
9%
Less than 12 months
7
10%
1 to 1.5 years
5
7%
1.5 to 2 years
5
7%
2.5 to 3 years
2
3%
3.5 to 4 years
0
No votes
4 to 5 years
1
1%
5 to 7 years
1
1%
7 to 9 years
3
4%
9 to 11 years
2
3%
11 to 13 years
2
3%
13 to 15 years
2
3%
15 to 20 years
3
4%
20 to 25 years
8
12%
25 years or more...
22
32%
 
Total votes: 69

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Poll: How long have you been riding for?

#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:03 pm

How long have you been riding for?
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#2 Unread post by High_Side » Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:41 pm

30 years this summer......YIKES!....but I'm only 35.....

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#3 Unread post by poppygene » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:31 pm

Starting my 36th season this spring. You'll have to trust me on this. I'd say my Mom could vouch for me but I'm starting to think she's not so hot at math. She claims she just turned 49 last month! :wink:
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#4 Unread post by sv-wolf » Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:12 pm

Just over a year and a half recently. Plus four-ish years back in the 70s

Making up for lost time.
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#5 Unread post by Skier » Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:26 pm

Huh, I'm not quite at the 12 month mark! I think I'm hovering about 9 or 10 months at the moment, with 2,600 miles logged in and counting. :)
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#6 Unread post by madmax » Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:44 pm

Been riding about 40 years. Started when I was 14 on a Honda Trail 90 and have been enjoying the hobby every since. :)
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#7 Unread post by jonnyfp » Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:05 pm

Legally and not in a field at the back of me mums place...since i was 19..so thats 12 years...but field stuff since i was 11..

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#8 Unread post by MarkyPancake » Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:16 am

Less than six months for me as I passed near the end of October 2004.

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#9 Unread post by Ladymx » Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:03 pm

About twelve years now

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#10 Unread post by BuzZz » Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:58 am

Since there is no life before bikes, I have been riding all my life. That works out to about 31-32 years, but I have been sucking up oxygen for 39 years.
No Witnesses.... :shifty:

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#11 Unread post by Gadjet » Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:58 am

haven't quite hit the 1 year mark, but it's very close.

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#12 Unread post by mikepel » Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:21 pm

Legally, 38 years

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#13 Unread post by Sarek » Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:38 pm

I learned how to ride 20 years ago. I could ride 2 years before I learned how to drive a car. Cars were always so boring.

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#14 Unread post by the_first_lonewolf » Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:52 pm

43 years....counting my first benilli 50 trail bike.

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#15 Unread post by Itzamna » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:17 pm

Same as Owen, half month away from 1 year. 14,000 miles so far, shooting for 20,000 this year.
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#16 Unread post by oldnslo » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:28 pm

This will be 18 years, but it's the miles that really count, and mine have declined to about 5k per year in the last couple years. Early on, I did 15-20k a year. Rode constantly.
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#17 Unread post by Rebeccaatthewell » Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:39 pm

I find it interesting that the largest persentage of riders have either been riding a little over a year and over 25 years??? It makes you wonder where all those who have been riding during the inbetween times are? Perhaps they are not big on the internet, or, could it be because of a resurgence of popularity in motorcycle riding in the last few years??? Hummm.

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#18 Unread post by BuzZz » Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:34 pm

It's not always the quantity that counts, but the quality, John. When it stops being fun, then you gots trouble.
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#19 Unread post by barmy_carmy » Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:30 pm

I had my first ride as pillion at 4yrs old on my Dads bike. And I have been riding pillion ever since I was 14yrs old.................I'm now 46yrs. But where I'm such a short arse my legs dont reach the ground, I'm only 26" inside leg. I have rode a Triumph tiger, and a water cooled Suzuki. But each time the boyfriend had to sit on back while I pulled away. Now its a case of cant afford to run 2 bikes. But when I win the lottery, a bike for me would be 1st priority. :laughing:
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#20 Unread post by oldninja » Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:02 pm

This coming season is number nine for me. My wife got me started out, she said she wouldn't marry me if I didn't ride. Also found the Ninja for sale for me to buy, she did have to test ride it as Iwasn't licensed at the time. Love's a great thing :inlove:
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