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This year, my bike will cover...

It's the start of the biking season for most - a time to get back on two wheels. But how many two wheel miles will you cover this year? Have you got thousands already done, or will your pride and joy only cover a few hundred?  

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busaman195

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busaman195 says:

sket1234

Toughen up?,been there done that ride in all weathers,long gone riding in crap wearher now,its the summer only for me,find this hard to do with a back problem! max is only 1.30 hours on the bike ride,might get 1000m each m.o.t.

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owldhairybiker

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this year my bike will cover

I only use my bike now in decent weather, I can hear the chorus of fair weather biker etc, well yes I am and proud of it. I am 65 in July and have had one knee replaced, have arthritis in hips, knees, wrists, thumbs and neck!!!   I started biking in the early 60s with a Francis Barnett Plover then a Royal Enfield Crusader Sports the list since then includes BSA Road Rocket,BSA Rocket Gold Star, AJS 650 CSR, Royal Enfield Interceptor,68,69,Triumph Bonnevilles, Laverda Jota,Honda 750 4 x 3, Kawasaki H1 500 MK3, H2 750,Z1B, Z1R x 2 (first one written off) GPZ1100, Yamaha FJ1100, FJ1200 x 3 and my current bike a Suzuki Bandit 1200. I have served my time and been through it all, the abject misery of "waterproof" gear that wasn't, open face helmets, snow drifts on my bollocks and the dreaded hunt for the receeding willy with frostbitten figers,hopefully before it starts to leak!! (you know it was there when you left home but where the hell has it gone??) I still love bikes but prefer to ride for pleasure now, not pain. My Insignia SRI is much more inviting and warm and dry, so there you are call me soft if you like I can take it :)  I do still remember with a big smile when I lived in a small village in Co Durham in my teens,no such thing as a speed camera, no speed limits except in town, the local bobby had a LE vellocette and I had my Rocket Gold Star, ah the good old days when 4 galls of 5* petrol was less than a quid.

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billysollocks

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Well, if I manage to phuqqup, it will probably cover a few metres of road way and / or field.........

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snev

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snev says:

owldhairybiker

Much respect to you..... Fellow FJ1200 owner and Lover.... Ace bike Wasn't it?

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owldhairybiker

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FJs

fantastic bike, loved the FJ1100 too, the handling was a quantum leap forward after the GPZ1100. They were much better than the lard arsed FJ1300.

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owldhairybiker

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ooops!

missed the R off the fat arsed FJR1300  dyslexia lures ko.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

This year my bike will cover...

ZZR600 will do the Snetterton 300, and Santa Pod. Also the coast road TT, chasing badly ridden sportsbikes.

 

Also, many miles inbetween. I've already done a few hundred miles this year. Got to grab the good days when you can.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Snow and Ice

I will ride my Yamaha TW200 on snow covered back roads, but even with studs would not want to ride on snowy or icy roads around town – too many out of control cagers sliding wide through corners, stop signs, and red lights.

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sable

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sable says:

15k+ here ^^

13,000 alone on commuting on a wee Sinnis Trackstar. Do oddments at weekends and Expecting a few longer trips this year too ^^

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deaks25

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deaks25 says:

15k without a fuss

About 15,000 miles a year out of a Honda Varadero 125, whether it's wind, rain, sun, snow, ice, or even the apocalypse, despite it hitting ten years old this year.

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