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Thread: Your Mileage for 2005?

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    Luckiest Man Alive Timba's Avatar
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    Heat

    Quote Originally Posted by SheRidesABeemer
    I'm looking forward to your Rounder-Like reports this summer...
    "Got up this AM, asphalt is not quite liquid, was able to put on 100 miles, going out for coffee"
    Actually, the liquid asphalt isn't the main problem--it's the darned Aerostich! The occasional traffic jam causes me to overheat, not the bike!
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    Zero miles, but lots of plans

    It rained here on New Year's Day and every day since. You know it's great riding weather when your county is simultaneously under a flood watch and a winter storm watch while an ice storm is going on and the trees are threatening to smash your house because of the weight of ice they're carrying.
    Yeah, I know. Excuses, excuses.
    I expect to do 15-20k this year, especially since I have to ride to Champaign, Ill., or Cincinnati for service now that my Indy dealer is kaput.
    Here's a photo of my excuse for not riding today:
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    This is a gorgeous photo
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    Did around 230 on NYD, it got up to 67, with a group of 20 plus starting out from breakfast, been commuting every day but one since then, took a 40 or mile ride one and back to a local RTE (ride to eat) last night and rode today. will prob. go for at least 2 more, maybe 3, over 200 mile day rides by end of the month. So, gotta say it's starting out nice on the mid-atlantic coastal area for rounders.

    RM

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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.

    pete

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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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    Pete sorry to hear of the problems. At least you are safe and still have your humour.

    Remember the key to being a Rounder is to have round tires.
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    Pete, your story brought tears to my eye, poor bike. Oh, and you too!
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    I did 52 miles on NYD so I could have breakfast across the table from Voni.

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    I was out last week?!

    No miles today...but two very high quality snow angels.
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    Not many in '05... a nasty, lingering, with cold temps, system hung around most of this past week at 8800ft. 109 miles the first week of 2005.

    From last year, here's the first 1/4 mile of the 1/2 mile I clear to get out .


  14. #29
    SCDorman
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    0 miles so far in 05. I was quite happy with how I was doing in Rounder miles, got in a nice ride on New Year's Eve day, then we got hit with ice on New Year's Day, more on the 3rd, then a foot of snow on the 5th/6th. Ouch! I did start the RT yesterday just to hear it.

    Wait a minute, my snowblower has two wheels. Been up and down the driveway a few times, maybe got in a quarter mile all told. Sounds more like a Harley than a Beemer, though.

    Steve

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    I did a 400 mile ride on NYD. I rented a Harley Road Kind in Las Vegas. I just returned home last night & was planning on riding today but it snowed about 2 inches last night, so I think I will wait a couple hours & see what happens.

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