ugh, I dont even want to know. This summer with moving and the new job and all...I havent ridden much. That and since Im teaching...when I drive the bike to school, no matter how much I comb it...it looks like crap after using the helmet, so I take the car.
25,000 here in western nebraska....cold in the winter months but it always seems to warm up enough for a ride now and then...we do a Jan. 1st cold but ride every year and it has been from 15 degree's some years to 70 degree's others. The old saying if you don't like the weather here wait 5 min. it will change.
Averaging 12K miles per year, with 66000 miles on my '01. Rode last Tuesday up to Baraboo, WI and then over to the Mississippi River and then last Saturday around Mt. Horeb and Black Earth, WI (great motorcycle roads between these two towns) with the temps never over 45. About 400 miles for the 2 days.
Entertained a couple of Harley owners (they were in their pickup on this day) with a demonstration of Gerbings and Garmin at a gas station.
Saw 1 Harley on Tuesday and 1 Buell on Saturday.
Will continue to ride until the snow and salt falls. :wink:
When I lived in CT I never broke 30,000; that's why I moved to Florida.
Florida had those hot summers with hurricanes and it was hard to break 38,000; that's why I moved to Georgia.
Georgia has such pretty roads that I don't feel the need to ride far...
I work 45-50 hours per week and I have averaged just over 16,000 miles a year since I got the Wing. I did not make that much this year because of illnesses. Maybe next year I can get back to the old routine..
I very seldom ride the wing to work. I usually ride one of my smaller bikes. I only live about 2 miles from work. That does not even get the bike warm. Now on days I have ridden it, for some reason I seemed to get lost.,, End up over 50 miles just one way :wink: :wink:
I'd be willing to bet many norhtern riders have more miles than the southern riders on here. Lots of people in the south get chilly when it gets to 70 degrees and I hear about a lot of riders parking the bike when it gets 'cold.' Ive ridden the bike up in MN in the middle of december with measureable feet of snow on the ground and clear roads. All I need is a thick jacket, some carhart overalls and gloves and Im toasty and I can ride no matter what the temp is.
NE not riding in the winter? Just put on 300+ miles last Sat at Patriot Guard Ride?
I don't think its all about how many miles (quantity) you ride, I think its about the quality of the miles. Probably why I'll never do an iron butt ride. I enjoy going somewhere to see the sights & smell the roses. Doing it on a Wing just makes it more enjoyable. How about you?
OH, FWIW, I did 19,000 miles from mid Oct 2005 - mid Oct 2006. New Wing.
Like Ross, I am in the shop 40-50 hours a week, but since I got this bike last June '05', I have put 18K on it. Left the house yesterday at 7AM with a brisk 28 degree reading on my temp gauge, no heated clothes, and got home at 6PM. Folks at the Leola Motor Trike shop in PA are some fine people.