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How often do you ride your love?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by dmrmgl, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. #1 dmrmgl, Nov 27, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2013
    Personally I ride mine everyday.

    Distance may vary from 3km to 50km and I have done just over 3500km since i got my bike in August
    Wonder how often and how much KM other riders ride their bike.


    Sorry in advance if it has been discussed before.


     
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  2. I started off riding her as often as I could but after a few years it slowed down to once every few weeks...Oh...umm, your talking about your bike...

    In that case I started off riding her as often as I could but after a few years...
     
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  3. used to ride the GPX every day, usually at least 500km a week, more if joyrides were taken on the weekend (up to 1000km). Now I don't commute on the new Z because my workplace is too dirty/dangerous to park it there, so weekend joyrides only.
     
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  4. I use to ride every day, to work and back and when I wasn't working, I'd be down at the strip racing, practicing my cornering, or out at the hills. Not at all since I finished my car though, actually, I don't even drive that. The 250 bores me I guess.
     
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  5. Every day to and from work. And I ride every weekend as well. I get ansty if I can't ride for whatever reason. If I have a bad day at work I head out for a ride around Lake Mac to clear my head.
     
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  6. Everyday. I've done about 25,000 since getting my bike in April/May. The excitement is slowly growing old now though. But, I don't own a car.
     
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  7. Don't make me slap you. Kms. Doofus.
     
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  8. Oh slap me slap me please please
     
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  9. I've had my L's for 15 days...... I've ridden everyday for 15 days....... Conclusion....... I can see the attraction and dangers to riding. On my first ride I was blown off the lights by an elderly lady driving Hyundai, on my first ride on the road I found drivers who had cut me off, would not make eye contact or offer any remorse. Sorry I'm getting off topic......
    I ride everyday. Love it.
     
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  10. I own a car... but... I can't stand driving because I'd rather ride. Traffic is so chaotic, and too many delays when in a cage. So, basically I will ride - daily to and from work, to the shops and back, for a spin to clear the mind, any time I can.
     
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  11. As often as possible but especially when I need to clear all the noise of life away.
     
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  12. Yeah, it's amazing how riding has that effect...
     
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  13. Not often enough lately. Every weekend but mostly just short trips around town.

    It was 1300-1600 kms a week up until July. Some of them were arduous but most of them were enjoyable.

    This year, after going in and out of Melbourne five days straight, I couldn't be bothered going in again to watch the footy a couple of times so I guess it was starting to wear me down a bit.

    I'm being stay home daddy right now so I'm getting a break from it and next year it will be a shorter ride so I am looking forward to getting back on it every day.
     
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  14. Every day, no car means the daily commute and weekend shop.
    Pity the joyride and day trips here are limited, just wish the commute was longer.
     
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  15. Every week day been averaging about 110km a day lately. Don't get out on the weekends as often as I would like.

    Doing a 5,000 km oil and fiter change today, picked up the bike new in mid July.

    Cheers Jeremy
     
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  16. as often as she lets me.... but she usually has a headache so i've got motorbikes.
     
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  17. Daily. Love the ride.
     
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  18. All the time, I don't have a car, I sold it over a year ago because cages just don't feel right to me. I have a V Star 650 for a year and did over 10,000km on it in that time. I suspect it'll be much the same for my Virago 1100 that I now ride :D
     
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  19. Someone only mentioned something similar to me the other week.

    A 'what do you reckon' type question. (Has no correct answer; however, got me thinking about different riders.:)

    If you had three riders, that all ride around 15000km per year, who would be more statistically at risk of crashing? (exposure to hazards Vs Experience gained)

    Rider 1: Commutes 5 days a week, on the same stretch of road, dealing with traffic during peak times; riding around 15k a year.

    Rider 2: Weekend rider, riding most weekends, various routes out of town through the hills, with or without mates; riding around 15k per year.

    Rider 3: Does three rides a year for up to a couple of weeks at a time (Avg 5000km per trip, all over the country, including riding through major cities and various country landscapes on offer here in Oz. Does 15k per annum.

    I know there are many variables; however, lets keep it simple,
    same age, skill set, bike suitable to the task.
    Hazards: Road conditions, weather conditions, terrain type, wildlife, other traffic, fatigue...etc

    Sorry about the thread jacking, thought this was relevant in a way.

    cheers
    Dobbo
     
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  20. I've only been riding for a bit over a month now but I ride every day I can as long as it's not torrential rain. Done 2500kms now in just over a month.
     
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