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Old 08-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #81
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:57 PM   #82
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Who cares about miles ? I can ride up and down all these stupid straight roads here all day long, pretty much takes no skill riding around these roads around Houston. Come to Utah where I'm from and we'll go who ride, or lets go to the dragon. I've yet to be one one really exciting ride here. Ok, that's is all
I'm sort if inclined to agree with this! Quality over quantity. I guess it depends on the quality of your rides. To me city miles are not quality miles, more like survival miles. As far as the roads we have here, I guess we just work with what we have. Living in Cypress, there are some ok roads to ride.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:48 PM   #83
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I'm sort if inclined to agree with this! Quality over quantity. I guess it depends on the quality of your rides. To me city miles are not quality miles, more like survival miles. As far as the roads we have here, I guess we just work with what we have. Living in Cypress, there are some ok roads to ride.
Or try the track. It has, and will do miracles. Last weekend was the furthest I have leaned the bike. Felt great.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:08 AM   #84
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People are going to get worked up, over anything they want.... mileage/seat time only brings with it any real bearing when some snot nosed squid/scrublet is 'educate'.
Is any 'type' inherently better thatn the other? No... and it is the broader range of experience that is the most benefit to the rider, in general.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:42 AM   #85
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With bikes joining and leaving the stable, I don't bother keeping count how many miles I ride on each.

All that's important is I have at least ONE bike in the garage - read to ride - when I am. I thank the All Mighty for allowing me to swing a leg over a motorcycle. I'm content even if I don't press the starter button.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:34 AM   #86
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all this talk about riding, and it's just that, talk. Many people talk the talk but don't walk the walk.

All this talk, then they're selling their 5yo bike w 10,000 mi = a whopping 2000mi a yr riding.

I looked at the first 6 street bikes in the F/S section, on avg 3000mi a yr


Is that really riding?

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my FZ1 has a hair over 70K, riding is for sissies
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:59 AM   #87
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #88
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why are you complaining about this? that means in a few years or more, they will be up for sell with little miles on them, and they will probably sell em cheap just to make room!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #89
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Who cares about miles ? I can ride up and down all these stupid straight roads here all day long, pretty much takes no skill riding around these roads around Houston. Come to Utah where I'm from and we'll go who ride, or lets go to the dragon. I've yet to be one one really exciting ride here. Ok, that's is all
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Umm.. Referring to the opening post. They way I read it, apparently your a "real rider" if you put lots of miles on your bike. Just cause my poser boss commutes his goldwing back and forth to work everyday and racks up some miles makes him "walk the talk". Guess ill trade in the S1000 for a Honda shadow and ride it to work down I10 doing on avg 15 mph, so I can be a real rider. That way I can some real respect around these parts. Lol
Miles are the only way to measure experience and also hours ( i know a guy on a 50cc with lots of experience).

Yeah, I enjoy my commuting. luckily for me my commute isn't the same everyday. Sometimes, I can from Cy-Fair, to atascocita and then on down to Sugar Land in one day. I ride all over Houston.

I enjoy running through traffic. Its fun getting through wherever faster than a cager could. Weaving from lane to lane, or lane to lane to lane, lane splitting, the whole bit. Yes that takes skills. No incidents yet on the street, cause it takes street smarts.

There's a bunch of commuters here who know what i speak of. Its not my only form of transportation. I don't do it cause its cheaper, cause its not.

My favorite time to ride... in the rain.

Am i riding today? Nope, cuase i didn't feel like it.
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2012 FJR1300 bought new in december of 2011 , current reading 11990 and I dont ride much in houston most are from long road trips to the Ozarks or Smokey mountains . maybe 1000 is local . my other bikes have a combined 6 k since 2011 . I dont commute on a bike so nearly 18 k in two years is all fun miles . Back in the day when a bike was all I owned it was common to see 35 k a year . Rode my old DR650 from Houston to Virginia and many places in between in 7 days with a total of 3800 miles a few years ago ( stock seat )
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Miles are the only way to measure experience and also hours ( i know a guy on a 50cc with lots of experience).

Yeah, I enjoy my commuting. luckily for me my commute isn't the same everyday. Sometimes, I can from Cy-Fair, to atascocita and then on down to Sugar Land in one day. I ride all over Houston.

I enjoy running through traffic. Its fun getting through wherever faster than a cager could. Weaving from lane to lane, or lane to lane to lane, lane splitting, the whole bit. Yes that takes skills. No incidents yet on the street, cause it takes street smarts.

There's a bunch of commuters here who know what i speak of. Its not my only form of transportation. I don't do it cause its cheaper, cause its not.

My favorite time to ride... in the rain.

Am i riding today? Nope, cuase i didn't feel like it.
you should have! i rode my sv to work today, felt great since the rain yesterday and that dry air from the north came in AND pushed out a lot of the humid funk!
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:35 AM   #92
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Got my '07 VROD in March 2012 with aprox. 700 miles. (No idea why the previous owner never rode it) This month I hit the 15,000 mark. That's like aprox. 840 miles per month and I feel like I don't ride enough :(
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:25 PM   #93
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Had some problems with my 04 ZX-10R back in March 2010 and was on a somewhat voluntary hiatus for about 2 years. Bought my 2011 ZX-10R end of June 2012 with 1800 mi on the clock, I just turned 21,000 this weekend...guess I've been making up for lost time....I ride just a little bit

No kids,wife,gf....so I try to ride any chance I get when the weather is good. Don't commute too often as it's only 7 mi one way...

I didn't plan on it, but logged about 600 miles this weekend...mostly backroads and about 25% slab/city
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:58 PM   #94
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Im so past riding at this point. I do it for a living 6 days sometimes 7 days a week. 70k a year on average. When I finish this assignment I'll probably never get on a bike again. The money is good though.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:16 AM   #95
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Been averaging about 400 miles a week, mostly my commute to work but spread between 4 bikes.
I've got to think about resale value so I might buy a 5th bike to spread out the miles a little more.
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