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Old 02-07-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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I started a new job and never would of thought that i would stop / do less riding... i see people post about how they have to work and dont have the time to ride anymore. posts about people selling thier bikes because of no time to ride it.... i would always say LAME you always have time to ride. make time to ride and so on.

I was averaging 15-20k a year. doing almost 1500-2000 miles a month. i think i rode less then 100 miles the past 2-3 months WTH. im sure its the new job but the weather has not helped either. I have no plans of selling it at all. Im just getting depressed not riding it. so i feel for the people that have stopped riding. But i will continue to own and do my best to get back on 2 wheels.

also sucks being away from MH man i love it here
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:07 PM   #2
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Once the weather gets better you will probably get out more. I work a lot too but having a child affects my schedule the most. Even when I worked a lot I would just use my one day off to ride and would ride late at night after I got home. My days off are now spoken for more now that I have a child. But I just adjusted to it by buying a motard. Now I can have fun before I even leave the driveway and since it's only comfortable for 30 minutes it's perfect because I can't spend all weekend on my bike anyways.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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i feel ya on that one, i work all the time and i had 60k miles on my 2 year old bike before it went away, bought a new bike and changed jobs and boom i got a whole 5k on the bike in 2 years lol
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:19 PM   #4
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:01 PM   #5
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I started a new job and never would of thought that i would stop / do less riding... i see people post about how they have to work and dont have the time to ride anymore. posts about people selling thier bikes because of no time to ride it.... i would always say LAME you always have time to ride. make time to ride and so on.

I was averaging 15-20k a year. doing almost 1500-2000 miles a month. i think i rode less then 100 miles the past 2-3 months WTH. im sure its the new job but the weather has not helped either. I have no plans of selling it at all. Im just getting depressed not riding it. so i feel for the people that have stopped riding. But i will continue to own and do my best to get back on 2 wheels.

also sucks being away from MH man i love it here
you ppl whine about anything, i havent touch my bike because of school and work

and i really dont care, work and school are more important, bike will always be there for when i have time
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:06 PM   #6
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I in the same shoes here!
before when i got my bike and had some good people to chill with after work on the bike, i would go out every night just to cruise and ride then weekends i would go out and play with the other guys taking trips and so.

but now.... i dont get out like i used to, i would go out on sunday for most of the day but during the week i just stay at home and play with my kids.

my wife said that im gettting old and i'm no fun anymore! (My friend told her she should try different positions...LOL)

but... i do ride my bike to work and back home everyday!! so i think that most of it has to do that im starting to get old and riding is getting old too.
or... is that we started to care more about our kids and family that we stay at home?? i dont know but if my wife didnt have to fight with me them i moslikly would be out everyday all day and all night.! LOL
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:07 PM   #7
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you ppl whine about anything, i havent touch my bike because of school and work

and i really dont care, work and school are more important, bike will always be there for when i have time
lol... your bike(s) dont count!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:08 PM   #8
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I have a solution for this problem. Sell the car and ride everywhere, that's what i did. Sure, sometimes it sucks , but mostly it's awesome
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:14 PM   #9
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I have a solution for this problem. Sell the car and ride everywhere, that's what i did. Sure, sometimes it sucks , but mostly it's awesome
LOL... most of the time with houston sucks !!
specially last week and this week....
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:45 PM   #10
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That's definitely part of my story. More work, 2 kids, and probably the biggest reason...Because every day I need my truck to haul equipment, supplies, employees, or customers. It just can't be done on a bike...and it sucks...
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:10 PM   #11
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I have a solution for this problem. Sell the car and ride everywhere, that's what i did. Sure, sometimes it sucks , but mostly it's awesome
I long term borrowed my buddies 03 R1 (a full 1 year) while he was conducting business. I stored it, babied it, blessed it, and did maint on it. He didnt care if I rode it. Only criteria was that, I immediately inform if anything was different to it. (upgrades, "drop", or accident) He was certainly happy with the new tires, chain, and small carbon bits, fresh oils, brakes, yadda yadda.

He didnt like the 9 thousand miles I put on by taking it to work everyday though, when I handed the keys over..



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Old 02-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #12
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Kids, and weather will do it though...and the wife, and work.



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Old 02-07-2011, 07:22 PM   #13
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Makes the time you do have to ride it more meaningful.

Be sure to ride safely and within your comfort zone for that day.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:28 PM   #14
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While I can't say I've ridden motorcycles long enough to sympathize exactly, A similar thing happened to me with mountain biking. I got busy at work, then moved overseas and while I took the bike with me I haven't really ridden since. On average I think I've gotten out once every 3 months over the past 2 years. Sucks, but theres some things which you just need to prioritize (and in my case I got a motorcycle which also is taking up about 90% of my 'free' time)
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:30 PM   #15
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I sold a bought brand new boat with 50 hrs. on it. I never used it due to so much work. It was all the work that let me afford it though.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:55 PM   #16
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i put 53k on mine the 1st 2 years it has 54k on it now and ive had it for amost 4 years
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:48 PM   #17
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your still doin better than Phil, he is averaging 750 miles a year!!!!!
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:11 AM   #18
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I have a solution for this problem. Sell the car and ride everywhere, that's what i did. Sure, sometimes it sucks , but mostly it's awesome
only mode of transportation i have is my bike. winter sucked, but im still riding
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Its called life and growing up. i have an 07 that has 17-1900 miles on it. I don't even remember anymore.
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