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    ABC,AMA(LIFE),MOA,RA,IBMW MANICMECHANIC's Avatar
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    Now for the ciphering - bought Punkin' in March, just passing 16k for the year there. The airhead, probably about 3k. The old K-bike was a couple between January and March, and the TransAlp about another thousand. I figure just under 20K for the year. Definitely not enough.

    I'm happy to have met iRene and SheRidesABeemer, along with a whole lot of other folks at the National. Here's to all of you, and to meeting lots more of you in the future See ya down the road!
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    2004 was a lower sMileage year for me - about 33 K. No commuting days after May 27th.

    But when you consider some of those sMiles were in 5 difference countries in Africa, I'm feeling like one incredibly lucky lady ; )

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRene
    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.
    It ain't about the miles, 'Rene. It's about the quality.
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    Retirement

    I had time to ride and I rode a lot!

    74,712 miles on 4 BMW's

    As Voni would say I had a lot of sMiles this year!

    On December 16th I passed 800,000 BMW motorcycle sMiles
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    Dave wrote:
    >I had time to ride and I rode a lot!

    >74,712 miles on 4 BMW's

    >As Voni would say I had a lot of sMiles this year!

    >On December 16th I passed 800,000 BMW motorcycle sMiles

    Wow! Congratulations!

    Seems like only yesterday you told me you'd passed 700,000. Oh, yeah. It was!

    All the sMiles are good! Here's to many more. . .

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    Me, too.

    Oops, I am. And I rode fewer miles. But better sMiles.

    That's the ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradfordBenn
    I want to be retired so I can ride more
    Don't have to be retired to ride more, it all comes down to priorities. As I mentioned on an earlier post my miles were down this year, but in the past I have put on more miles in a year than some retired friends. As, I recall
    reading some of the mileage contest winner profiles, at least some are not retired.

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    Don't have to be retired to ride more, it all comes down to priorities.
    Well, unfortunatly my priorities are paying the mortgage and eating and not freezing in the dark Finding time to tour is a bit tough at times. I do ride as much as possible though in our all too short riding season. We're lucky to have six months if you include the early rides before all the snow is gone, and those cold fall rides just before it comes back to stay (which it did early this year). I only managed 13500 Kms (8100 miles) this year, lower than my average. Although, I did only drive my truck 800 Km from the start of May until mid October I hate driving when I could be riding.

    And, some of those miles ridden were going to my first national rally in Spokane
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    Ed wrote:
    And, some of those miles ridden were going to my first national rally in Spokane
    Just what I said. Better sMiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo
    Don't have to be retired to ride more, it all comes down to priorities.
    I guess I didn't make myself totally clear.

    The reason I mentioned that I was retired was to say that I wasn't out there trying to accumulate miles.

    I just had the time to do a lot more things, than I would have had the time for if I had job responsibilities.

    Actually, I still have time limitations because I have a cat that I need to care for.

    I'm fortunate to have many friends who also ride, and who invite me to join them on their travels.

    I 'm planning some trips this year that will allow me to visit several places I have never been before. There are many interesting places in the USA and Canada that I still want to see.

    I don't feel that I have to travel to Europe, South America, etc. to have a special trip. There are lots of interesting placed in North America.

    I have also ridden more miles in a year while I was working, but this year was at a much more relaxed pace... except for the 48 States Plus Alaska trip on the way to Hyder SeeK LOL

    This past year had many quality sMiles with many good friends. I hope to have the health and wealth to continue my travels in future years.
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    I thought i was just doing the regular 15k miles, but the other day i was looking at some service receipts and was surprised to see I did over 20k this year.

    pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradfordBenn
    I want to be retired so I can ride more
    Actually this statement was meant in jest to my big sis Voni, cause when I asked her in April what her big plans were for retirement were the answer was ride more.

    Also it doesn't matter how much we ride, it is if we ride. I would rather have a good five mile ride with lots of sMiles than a 1,000 mile day with no sMiles. Of course your mileage may truly vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni
    Ed wrote:


    Just what I said. Better sMiles.

    Voni
    sMiling cause they're all good

    Thought of you today Voni, during my long commute into the city, I passed a car with the plate: SMILES A dentist or a rider?
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