Mileage Goals for 08 - Wrist Twisters
View Poll Results: I plan to ride, in 2008:
Less than 1,000 miles 1 1.85%
Between 1,000 and 5,000 15 27.78%
Between 5,000 and 10,000 21 38.89%
More than 10,000 17 31.48%
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post #1 of 19 Old 01-07-2008, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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How many miles is everyone planning to ride in 08? I was on another bike thread and they have a monthly posting/contest for most miles ridden =P

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post #2 of 19 Old 01-07-2008, 08:58 AM
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I usually do between 3 and 4k a year but plan on doing a few longer rides which should double that.




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My plan to ride my Tiger into the ground has not changed.
In almost 2 years, my average is about 1,ooo miles a month.

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When the weather cooperates I use the bike over the cage all the time. It really makes errands and commuting that much more fun. I do a minimum of 200 miles per week in pleasure riding as well. It all adds up pretty fast. I easily put 8k on a bike per season.

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Hoping to do a few long weekend rides this Summer to the Adirondacks and the Endless Mountains, one IBA ride, the regular commuting, and weekend rides to the lake house. 10K+ hopefully.

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Well bought my sv in march. put 8k on it and trade for my 9er in July.

my 9er now has 5k on it.

plus I put at least 3k on other bikes this year. (one of my father in laws harleys, and honda shadow)

So I am looking to do better this year.

My goal is 20k, and I just might be able to do it being that I am doing a iron butt in the spring, and I want to do the 50cc challenge. (50cc challenge is ride from the beach in jax fl. to ca in 50 hours. you have to collect 50cc from the atlantic and the pacific.)

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(50cc challenge is ride from the beach in jax fl. to ca in 50 hours. you have to collect 50cc from the atlantic and the pacific.)
haha very cool

the current record from New york city to Los angeles ca is 31 hours 4 min set in a bmw m5

50 should be plenty of time =P

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I'm planning a ride into southern Indiana in May, probably a trip to Lake Cumberland in the summer, and I'd like to do a trip up into Michigan somewhere. Other than that, just the daily 10 minute ride to work and the occasional Saturday afternoon ride.

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If it's anything like last year. And I don't see any reason for it not to be.
It should be another 15,000.

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I hope to get back to my 2006 level, about 8K+, last yr wasnt so great, only about 5k, Lowest in a while.

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Let's see: 2,000 miles a month commuting times 12 months = 24,000 miles to start, plus about 300 miles per weekend, plus minor errand running, plus visiting friends on the other side of LA, plus at least two trips to Utah and one to Glacier park. So that comes to ... divide by the square root of the fiduciary, carry the 3, second integral of the drain rate of my bank account, multiply by the fudge factor, uhhh: 34,671.2296 miles. Roughly.

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Let's see: 2,000 miles a month commuting times 12 months = 24,000 miles to start, plus about 300 miles per weekend, plus minor errand running, plus visiting friends on the other side of LA, plus at least two trips to Utah and one to Glacier park. So that comes to ... divide by the square root of the fiduciary, carry the 3, second integral of the drain rate of my bank account, multiply by the fudge factor, uhhh: 34,671.2296 miles. Roughly.

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Ever been up to Glacier before Rob? I'm kicking myself that I didn't spend more time riding when I grew up in Montana, with all that great country just to the north. This summer I'm planning on taking a trip up there on the DR, and spending some time exploring the west side of the park. I know there's some good roads and beautiful country up there.

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i can't be trusted to ride safely on the street, so i will most likely once again take The Tinman down my road and back before my first race of the year. this time, to try out my new Quickshift and MultiFunction Hub (which shipped today !).

approx. 1 mile

though i'm guessing i put about 200 miles on it per year drag racing.

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Ever been up to Glacier before Rob? I'm kicking myself that I didn't spend more time riding when I grew up in Montana, with all that great country just to the north. This summer I'm planning on taking a trip up there on the DR, and spending some time exploring the west side of the park. I know there's some good roads and beautiful country up there.
Yup. About 6 years ago attended an AMA rally in Kalispell -- it rained practically every inch of the way there, and off and on during most of the rally, but the rides in Glacier park were beautiful, and I want to return to see some of the scenery the rain hid the last time. Don't know if I'll make it this year, but will certainly get there eventually.

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I usually do between 3 and 4k a year but plan on doing a few longer rides which should double that.
We gotta plan a meet up or 2. Americade???

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Hoping to do a few long weekend rides this Summer to the Adirondacks and the Endless Mountains, one IBA ride, the regular commuting, and weekend rides to the lake house. 10K+ hopefully.
I'm always going thru Adirondacks... hit me up.

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That's what I was referring to, gotta do a couple adventure runs.




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I only managed 7k this past season. My most is 9. So i'm hoping for 10+this year.

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I typically do over 13k each year. This year I expect to top 15k.

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