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    Wow, what an impressive group we are!

    Folks here really put on the miles. Guess that's why I've enjoyed being here since I got the bike in July. Took my MSF course in August and, after getting over my intense fear of the thing, started riding and enjoying it just about the time the weather turned bad. I'll have about 2,000 miles this year, but look forward to many more next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motofranz
    What was your total mileage for the year 2004 ?
    About 200 km = 125 miles on a friend's bike in Hong Kong and Kowloon.
    5678 km = 3528 miles on a friend's bike in Australia.
    1637 miles on a bartered bike in Anchorage.
    About 4500 miles on a friend's bike in South Africa.
    About 400 km = 250 miles on a friend's bike down the Izu Penninsula near Yokohama, Japan.
    2000 miles on my own bike going to the Jailbreak (over a four day weekend).

    Since I only enter the odometer reading and date when I service the bike, it is hard to tell exacly what it was last January first. Since I'm 1500 miles from home, it is hard to tell exactly what it is right now. I'll guess that I put on another 3000 miles or so riding to work, sometimes the long way.

    So that's about 15000 miles total... two thirds of which was on borrowed bikes, 8400 miles of which was ridden on the left side of the road (not counting passing). Nearly 1000 miles (983) was done in one single day on asphalt coming home from the Jailbreak. Just over 1000 miles was done in one single day, on dirt, riding on the left, in South Africa.

    Yup... 2004 was a great year for rides, even if it wasn't much of a high mileage year.

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    Having just gone through a divorce in 04, my miles were way down from a typical year. I just eeked over 15K.
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    Talking More time to ride next year!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo
    Having just gone through a divorce in 04, my miles were way down from a typical year. I just eeked over 15K.
    You'd think a divorce would free up some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancogan
    Took my MSF course in August and, after getting over my intense fear of the thing, started riding and enjoying it just about the time the weather turned bad. I'll have about 2,000 miles this year, but look forward to many more next year.
    The year after I took the MSF course I also put on 2000 miles, then last year, I did 10K then this year I did 20K.

    I only WISH that I could do 40K next year!!!
    Even the AGATT/beemer Gals glowed like madonna space angels -redclfco

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheRidesABeemer
    You'd think a divorce would free up some time.
    Gail, You are right, time was not the issue however. With all the stuff leading up to and through it, to say I was distracted is a major understatement, a potential recipe for disaster in my book. Some folks I have heard say "I ride to clear my head", I prefer to ride with a clear head. So by choice I limited my riding early on. Most of my miles were accumulated that last quarter of this year when all the dust was beginning to settle.
    Best, Bruce
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo
    Gail, You are right, time was not the issue however. With all the stuff leading up to and through it, to say I was distracted is a major understatement, a potential recipe for disaster in my book. Some folks I have heard say "I ride to clear my head", I prefer to ride with a clear head. So by choice I limited my riding early on. Most of my miles were accumulated that last quarter of this year when all the dust was beginning to settle.
    They say YMMV. I found my divorce liberating, stress relieving rather than they other way around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RatSnake
    They say YMMV. I found my divorce liberating, stress relieving rather than they other way around.
    Yes Dennis when it was finally over it was as you say "liberating and stress relieving". It was the leading up to and the process that stole my attention.
    Best, Bruce
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo
    Yes Dennis when it was finally over it was as you say "liberating and stress relieving". It was the leading up to and the process that stole my attention.
    Like I said, tho, YMMV. My "leading up to and the process" took 17 years.
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    I did a little better than 40 MPG

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    I did just under 20k. No commuter miles . I had to drive pick-em up truck to work everyday.
    Go like hell, You'll get there quicker
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    Cool I'll admit it, I heart my car too.

    Quote Originally Posted by * SHAG *
    I did just under 20k. No commuter miles . I had to drive pick-em up truck to work everyday.
    I'm in that boat with you...I have 30K a year on the car...commuting on the bike would be no joy in stop/go traffic.
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    Around 15,500 for me in my first year of riding. I was hooked the moment they told me to let out the clutch at the beginner MSF course. One of the good things about living in Texas is you pretty much can ride every month of the year. Today was around 70??
    Luck favors those who are prepared.

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    One of the highlights of my year was meeting Boxergrrrlie and SheRidesABeemer at Spokane.
    Little did I know they'd be kicking my $ORRY @$$ in mileage.
    Shoulda thrown beer in their faces!
    Congratulations, you two overachievers!
    I'll be lucky to break 14k, not exactly a banner year.
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