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post #1 of 71 Old 11-03-2016, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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So how many miles you ride?

So some of us ride more and some less. Usually the ones who commute put more.

Was saddling up yesterday coming from work and talked to GSXS rider. Turned out his round trip is 146mi and he doesn't ride on weekends. Mine is 100mi so I've been steadily clocking about 2,000mi a month on Wee2

OK V-Tom had 400k on bike but that took a better part of the decade. I think he averaged ab 90mi a day. There is also that guy on 2014 S10 with 146,000.

20-30k a year is easy to understand. OK 36 if you have longer commute or do LD in addition. But how do you get 146k on 2yo bike?

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post #2 of 71 Old 11-03-2016, 08:24 PM
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I don't commute, so I average about 10K miles a year.


...wait, but in my defense() I do a 5K+ trip each Sept................
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Same, about 10K, here. Mainly day trips and "it's a nice day for a ride" decisions. I am retired so can go anytime, but I also sail a lot, which cuts down the bike time. Tough isn't it?

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for 19 years i've been averaging 11,300/yr or so, givertake, pluserminus, that or thereabouts. clement year-round weather is likely my most accommodating advantage. i don't go long (or overnight) - 375 miler is a daily best for me, years ago: out to the desert, through joshua tree natl park, down the west coast of salton sea. just a bunch of rides, mainly in san diego county.
being retired eight years has not really changed the annual average.

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I have three bikes that are ridden every week for about 12K-14K miles a year total...I'm retired and usually just do morning rides that are between 70-100 miles per ride three to four times a week, sometimes more.

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I work from home and don't get to ride nearly as much as I would like to because I have a life... I mean wife ;-)

I only get in around 3000-4000 miles per year unless I plan a big trip, which is only every 3 years or so. Planning to retire next year so that will involve MUCH more exploration!
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for 19 years i've been averaging 11,300/yr or so, givertake, pluserminus, that or thereabouts. clement year-round weather is likely my most accommodating advantage. i don't go long (or overnight) - 375 miler is a daily best for me, years ago: out to the desert, through joshua tree natl park, down the west coast of salton sea. just a bunch of rides, mainly in san diego county.
being retired eight years has not really changed the annual average.
You need to venture further from home and explore that beautiful state you live in a bit more.
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Big B is right, but also you're so close to some great riding just a state or two away. Take a week (or more preferably) and go explore some of the western US states see a national park or something. You're retired, we shouldn't have to twist your arm.
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IDK but I'm not so much into the miles total as much as I am the rides. My thinking is, do it now while I can. My Dad tried to save everything for when he was retired but then he got Alzheimer's and died. Do It Now. :|:|:|:| The Future.


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It wasn't me that has 400,000 k (miles) on the strom... It is user Wera688(?) whose real name is Kith. I'm a piker compared to him but lately I have been doing about 30,000 miles/50,000 km per year. Lots of committing... But also lots of Sunday rides and longish trips.

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