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Meanwhile, back in the litterbox, Deadstiffcatt has once again been woken up in the middle of the f--king night by another absolutely useless but nevertheless interesting question regarding one small cat's existence in the universe-" I wonder how many miles everyone else rides in a year?"

So I'll start off with mine:
On a 1965 Triumph 650:
Currently, about 6500 miles (10,000km) per year. This is 600 miles (1000 km) a month, half of it at night, and about a quarter of it in rain- roughly 150 inches of it per year here in Hawai'i.

Back to motorcycle only since that dreadful night in Dec. Of '20, when the rod knock in the van got too scary to handle anymore. A blessing in disguise though. It ain't too bad riding in the rain properly geared up, and Miss Penny the Triumph never complains with a twenty five pound bag of cat litter draped across the passenger section of the seat!

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Enough to enjoy myself, get me where I want to go, and spend all the money I want to spend on tires, oil, and maintenance!

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Perhaps not a proper response, but since November 6th 2020 until yesterday morning at about 10AM, I had ridden less than ONE mile in TOTAL, owing to the right leg I broke on 11/6.

Basically no riding for EIGHT MONTHS. That is the longest stretch (BY 5 MONTHS) since I learned to ride in 1971. The previous time, 3 months no riding, was Navy boot camp in 1975...

FINALLY, yesterday I did a 245 mile ride to meet a friend for lunch. As hot as it was on the return trip, it was FANTASTIC to finally be back at it.


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Wish you had not asked that question


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Never enough, but I commute on one 4 days a week when I can. I've found however that on my day off alone (wife still works 5 days a week) that my rides are much longer. Never at night unless it's unavoidable. If I'm gonna kill a deer or moose I want to do it with a rifle.


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I don't track my mileage, but ride multiple bikes as often as possible. I'm sure it varies year to year and some years I'll ride somebody else's bike in another country, above and beyond whatever miles I put on my bikes.


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Originally Posted by MikeG
Never at night unless it's unavoidable. If I'm gonna kill a deer or moose I want to do it with a rifle.


Definitely one of the biggest hazards in our neck of the woods!


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I have consistently done at least 5,000 miles a year and often closer to 10,000. It varies quite a bit depending on the weather. 99% of my miles are commuting, often on something old.

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1000 miles since 2019 when I bought this bike which hadn't been run in ~34 years. Got it in shape pretty easily, but at the Department of Motor Vehicles I couldn't see a thing in one eye due to cataract. Months later I got it taken care of and finally got the license endorsement, put about 1000 miles on it and then broke my arm at work. Similar to GrandPaul, the stat is skewed because I could not ride with my upper arm broken and then I found that even if I wanted to ride, my clutch hand was too weak to pull it in! 6 weeks of exercise and I can ride, so numbers will be better this year, I HOPE!!! -BA


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I really have no idea, the Trident is the only working bike I have which has an odometer, and the trip gauge doesn't work. I probably put more miles on the Bonnie, but it only has an OP gauge.
Back when I had no car and rode my 74 Trident everywhere I only had a working speedometer for a short time. I put 11,000 miles on it between October and the BIBR rally, and I still couldn't win Ridden Daily in the show.
Retired now, I have a proper rain suit but I've never been caught out for long enough to put it on. laugh


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Looked at the speedo on my modern Triumph (2011) Sprint GT yesterday. Having owned the bike for approximately 2 months, I have about 2400 miles on it... been clocking longer rides, 2 rides this week were 160 and 180 miles. So far my typical ride on this bike is over 100 miles, we'll see what the remainder of the year brings in total for this one.

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I have put a 1,000 miles on the 1965 TR6SR this year. Neighbor and I try to ride to lunch each week and have a number of windy back road routes to good lunch venues.


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