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    I Used to Be Someone sheridesabeemer's Avatar
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    Talking Your Mileage for 2005?

    So how much have you ridden this year?

    I'm up to 140mi...I figure I'll put about 19,860 on before the year is up...yeah, I think I'll go look at that route now.

    Happy New Year!
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    Well, I was futzing around in the garage and duck paddled my F650 from the front of the garage to the back. Then later I moved it back to the front of the garage. So for the year I am up to about 25 feet. Does that count??
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    Tom, if you made putt-putt noises while you paddled around, I say it counts!
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    SheRidesABeemer asks:
    >So how much have you ridden this year?

    152 sMiles today ; )
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    250 miles so far.

    I managed to get out in the Hill Country for about 3-4 hours today, and put about 250 miles on Bebe. There were a few rain showers, but temps got up to around 70 and we found some excellent back roads between Blanco and Fredericksburg!

    Nice way to start the new year.
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    In between rainstorms (mostly) here in the bay area, I got in a nice little 140 mile putt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nospamsatx
    I managed to get out in the Hill Country for about 3-4 hours today, and put about 250 miles on Bebe. There were a few rain showers, but temps got up to around 70 and we found some excellent back roads between Blanco and Fredericksburg!

    Nice way to start the new year.

    70 degrees? 70 DEGREES??? It got up to about 10 degrees here today, and dumped 6 inches or better of snow this morning. You are a lucky man. I checked out your pictures, it looked like you had a nice ride. Makes me envious for sure, but hey, I'm happy for ya.

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    Cool

    Well I am up to 65 miles. Today most tourists are leaving the Fl Keys and traffic is hell on earth. Imagine all these cagers getting on a two lane road.
    On the 31st two people died in a crash that closed the road for 4 hrs. I went to my folks in my truck and this crash happened 20 min behind me. While on the road up to Ft. Lauderdale I saw two more crashes on the south side of the Turnpike, lucky for me I went north. Yup tourist season has started and as usual they are in a rush to get here.

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    Rain

    It is rianing very hard, but I had an appointment to install ohlins shocks on my R1200GS this morning at 8am so I rode 2 miles to the shop.

    Surprise I was the only customer!

    Rode the F650Gs home 2 miles in the rain, mid 40's.

    San Diego averages 10 inches of rain annually so I figure by this evening we will have received our annual average amount of rain.

    Can't wait for the sun and temps in the mid 60's to return. I hate winter!
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    well, i took out my bike on new years day. i rode from ct to manhattan, then decided to ride from one end of brooklyn to the other and back. then back through manhattan and on the way back in the bronx, hit the mother of all pot holes after stopping for a light. i rode a few more feet and felt everything was ok, so i jumped on a highway heading north. right before the exit i was getting off on, i could feel a wobble. i still had about a half mile before i could safely pull over, by the time i did so, the front end was doing a dance. i pulled into a mcdonalds shopping center and checked out the situation. surprisingly, my front tire was ok, but my rear was flat (but only on the bottom) i took off my right saddlebag and saw a half inch gap where the rear tire hit the hole. at this time an older gentleman came over and told me i can get a bottle of flat fix at the auto parts store. i told him i don't think flat fix is going to do this one and showed him the dent in the rim. i was starting to draw a crowd and another person went to his car and brought back a small ball peen hammer. i gave it a few wacks (wincing with pain with what it was doing to my powder coated wheels) and it wasn't making much of a dent on the dent. someone else brought over a c-clamp, now we're cooking. i gingerly put the clamp on and slowly started bending the rim back on the tire. i took out my trusty compressor and pumped up the tire, when it hit 20lbs, i could hear a zzzzzz and saw the guage drop a half pound, nuts. i thanked the guys with the hammer and c-camp, gave them both $5 for a beer on me. i called road side assist and told them where i was and the situation. i spent around 20 minutes with them, they told me that they will pay for 15 miles, but i'm responsible for the rest. i was about 40 miles from home, yuck. when i hung up, i was going to go to the dunkin donuts and drown my misery with a donut and a hot chocolate. i noticed that the tire still had air in it, i gave it a kick and it didn't give. i called back roadside assist and told them i'm going to try and make it to my mechanic, worse case scenario, they will get another call from me. i had to get on the bronx river pkwy and i did about 45mph all the way. when i got to the cross county, my right saddlebag fell off, snit. i pull over, of course the road is cambered away from the side stand, but i managed to get off the bike without it falling over, and me getting killed by mad ny traffic. i retrieved the bag and it was skuffed up and one of the locking tabs was broken off. i put it back on and i really didin't care if it fell off again, i was po'd and tired by now. i made it to my mechanics place, i wrote a note and covered the bike. called home and got my son to pick me up. new report on monday was i dented both rims and had a blister on the front tire that i wasn't aware of since my focus was on the rear tire. so replacing both wheels, tires and right saddlebag on my rt should be about $2k. i put in a claim and they are paying everything but my $250 deductible. with luck, they may be able to go after nyc if someone else had reported a problem with that pothole, if not, oh well. so my mileage for 2005 is about 120 miles so far. hopefully, the rest of the years mileage will be less problematic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklyn pete
    ... so my mileage for 2005 is about 120 miles so far. hopefully, the rest of the years mileage will be less problematic.

    pete
    Helluva tale! May those be the worst 120 miles you ever ride.

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    Ark Building

    Due to the recent heavy rains The BMW Owners' Club of San Diego #4 has cancelled all organized motorcycle rides, and in their place is organizing the building of an ARK to carry our BMW's in case the rains don't stop.

    We hope to be able to resume polishing (it's a very anal group) and riding our bikes in a few weeks.

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    I am definately hoping to get more saddle time this year. Besides multiple trips up to Colorado for play and to visit with my daughter who attends college in Greeley, I am planning to either do the 4-corners tour or a trip over the Continental Divide from the Canadian Border to the Mexico border. Those are my bigger possibilities. I also hope to hit as many local rallies as I can.

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    800 and counting

    Getting off to a good start with a good weekend trip to the mountains. Hoping to ride more. Lost time at the end of 04 replacing my trans input seal and doing my first Ducati maintenance.
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