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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#21 Unread post by Fearless » Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:43 pm

G'day all

Been riding since I was 17, learned on my late mate's Suzuki A100 two stroke. As I am now approaching 53 that makes it (wait till I get the plastic brain out) 36 years with a break of 5 years. My first missus wouldn't let me ride.

Call it 30 years. ain't life grand.

Keep the black rim protectors on the black stuuf and stay upright.

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#22 Unread post by Keyoke » Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:26 pm

About 17 years all up - 6 of those on the road....
Don't give up.

Not now, not soon, not after being continually knocked down.

If you never give up, you can never truly fail.

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#23 Unread post by liablemtl » Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:52 am

23 years, meself...


Oh crud... 23 years was a long time ago. When did I get old...
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#24 Unread post by CentralOzzy » Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:11 am

Started when I was 7 on a Honda 'Amigo' but I had to wait till I was 8 to get my 1st bike, a Honda 'Mini-Trail'!

SO....that makes 36 years....Cool!

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#25 Unread post by storminsince73 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:38 pm

35 years

started on a honda 50
honda 65
honda 300 dream
* honda 305 superhawk
suzuki 380gt
* honda cb350
* kaw kz900
kaw kz750 twin... PIG
honda vt750c
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yamaha xs850 special
yamaha xj750r
honda gl1100
yamaha xs1100
yamaha xj650lk
honda vt1100c spirit

* means borrowed, not owned

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#26 Unread post by JustJames » Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:13 pm

4 months 5,000 miles and counting. I pass MSF course in December start riding ever since. I plan to take ERC course right after 6 months period due to stat about a big percentage of accident with 6 month to 2 years experience rider.
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#27 Unread post by bonnie4me » Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:37 pm

Well, I started 37 years ago on a 1960 something Honda Sport 50 (unless you count the Taco 22 mini-bike I rode when I was ten). Lots of bikes came after that 'till I hit my mid-30s, then I took eleven years off. I had been commuting by bike for years, when I finally decided that EVERYONE in a car was trying to kill me!

After the eleven years passed, I had calmed down and really wanted to ride again, and bought myself the Bonneville. So, that makes 26 years actually riding.

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#28 Unread post by chickenhawk » Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:09 pm

13 years here- boy they just fly by when you're having fun! When I started EVERYONE told me that all riders have an accident in the first 5 years. Still waiting! Anyone else hear that one?


PS Did I just jinx myself?

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Re: Poll: How long have you been riding for?

#29 Unread post by Whip Lash » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:26 pm

This question reminds me of another, that being: How long have you worked here.
The answer is: Ever since they threatened to fire me.
Ha ha.

32 years (on and off road)
Awaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

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#30 Unread post by Johnj » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:27 am

chickenhawk wrote:13 years here- boy they just fly by when you're having fun! When I started EVERYONE told me that all riders have an accident in the first 5 years. Still waiting! Anyone else hear that one?


PS Did I just jinx myself?
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Re: Poll: How long have you been riding for?

#31 Unread post by dj biker » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:58 pm

36 years this year, and I am only 42. Started on a Honda 50 Mini trail and been on two wheels ever since. Now riding an 07 Heritage Classic Softail. Best bike I ever had!

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