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Poll: How long have you been riding for?

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:03 pm
by totalmotorcycle
How long have you been riding for?

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:41 pm
by High_Side
30 years this summer......YIKES!....but I'm only 35.....

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:31 pm
by poppygene
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:

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:12 pm
by sv-wolf
Just over a year and a half recently. Plus four-ish years back in the 70s

Making up for lost time.

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:26 pm
by Skier
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. :)

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:44 pm
by madmax
Been riding about 40 years. Started when I was 14 on a Honda Trail 90 and have been enjoying the hobby every since. :)

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:05 pm
by jonnyfp
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..

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:16 am
by MarkyPancake
Less than six months for me as I passed near the end of October 2004.

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:03 pm
by Ladymx
About twelve years now

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:58 am
by BuzZz
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.

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:58 am
by Gadjet
haven't quite hit the 1 year mark, but it's very close.

Owen

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:21 pm
by mikepel
Legally, 38 years

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:38 pm
by Sarek
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.

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:52 pm
by the_first_lonewolf
43 years....counting my first benilli 50 trail bike.

Lonewolf

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:17 pm
by Itzamna
Same as Owen, half month away from 1 year. 14,000 miles so far, shooting for 20,000 this year.

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:28 pm
by oldnslo
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.

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:39 pm
by Rebeccaatthewell
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.

Becca

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:34 pm
by BuzZz
It's not always the quantity that counts, but the quality, John. When it stops being fun, then you gots trouble.

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:30 pm
by barmy_carmy
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:

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:02 pm
by oldninja
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: