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View Results: Here's your damn poll...
you've attended a rally over 100miles away on your bike 10 25.64%
You've attended a rally over 1000 miles away, on your bike. 19 48.72%
you've attended a rally over 100miles away with bike in tow. 0 0%
You've attended a rally over 1000 miles away with bike in tow. 1 2.56%
You've never attended a rally.. 8 20.51%
Pole? Smoke 'em all the time! 1 2.56%
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Old 02-10-2004, 04:33 AM   #16
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But I do know several people that consider 50 miles on sunday afternoon a ride?
Thats 1/3 the usual sunday mileage I put on my Bicycle during the spring and summer!
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Old 02-10-2004, 07:27 AM   #17
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A H.D. owner at work justifies not riding much this way. "The less I ride the less chance I have of getting hit." He thinks me stupid for commuting by motorcycle everyday.?

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Old 02-10-2004, 03:55 PM   #18
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carrot in...

'the less i ride to work, the less it breaks down.' that's one thing i notice too... not a lot of harleys, nor superbikes for that matter, out this time of year. i'm not complaining, s'just me and the cages.


300 miles of street on a dirtbike=9000 on a street bike.


50 miles of single track=1500 on the street.

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Old 02-10-2004, 05:46 PM   #19
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Yea, the guy I know won't ride if it's raining within 100 miles of us. He actually checks the weather channel before he goes. IMHO there are 2 type of people in the world those who ride and those who don't. Those guys are in the second catagory.
Is it ok to check the weather to see what bike to ride?????
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Old 02-11-2004, 06:50 AM   #20
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A. you've attended a rally over 100miles away on your bike.

I rode to sturgis in 2000, about 320 miles up there. Stayed about half a day - not really my scene - went and visited a friend in Spearfish. Left the next day and rode to Yellowstone, then Jackson Hole. From there to Salmon Falls Creek Resevoir in ID, to Moab, UT and home. It was about 2k leisurely miles in 4 days on my R100GS.

Been to Sturgis once, been to Bike Week in Daytona once. Probably won't ever do either again.
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Old 02-11-2004, 10:47 AM   #21
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Went to Sturgis in 1995. Shipped the bike from Anchorage to Seattle, rode two-up on my Heritage through WA-OR-ID-WY-MT-ND-MN-WI-IL-IA-NE-SD to get there (picked up the girlfriend's bike in IA). Then SD-WY-CO-NM-AZ-NV-UT-OR-WA back to Seattle. About 8500 miles. On the road 30 days, 13 days of actual riding.

You want comments? We got asked a bazillion times about our Alaska plates.

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Old 02-11-2004, 03:56 PM   #22
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Last time we went to Sturgis (1989 I think) we left from Phoenix, went up by way of L.A. and San Francisco (visiting the wife's relatives - plus we just like the PCH), stayed in Sturgis half a day, and came back by way of Chicago (to visit with mine - plus we just like the House on the Rock Museum in WI) with the last leg down along the Continental Divide starting in N. CO. Time spent in Sturgis was the least enjoyable day of the trip - since then we have an annual event called "anywhere but Sturgis" where we do just that (go anywhere but Sturgis) on the second week of August.

Added- Would that be "A" or "B"? Because the way the question is worded, Sturgis really *wasn't* 1000 miles away, if we hadn't taken the scenic route.

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Old 02-16-2004, 06:00 AM   #23
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I have visited my daughter in Kansas City, MO, and by coincidence I was there around the time of the Sturgis Rally. There were quite a few riders on the road, many on Harleys, who were riding to the Rally.

One of the gals from our local ABATE chapter rode her V-Rod from Corning, NY to Sturgis and back last summer.

That impressed me. She's just a little gal, barely 100 lbs.
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Old 02-16-2004, 01:35 PM   #24
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Hey folks, first post here. I'll throw in my .02

I currently ride an SV650. Me and my buddy (TL-S rider)

used to do 200 to 500 miles twice a week. Chattanooga

to the Cherohala Skyway or down to TWO in Georgia.

I hope those are long enough rides to qualify. Put 13,500

miles and four trackdays on first year. I hope to be getting

an R1150GS Adv in the near future.

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Old 02-16-2004, 01:44 PM   #25
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Old 02-26-2004, 12:28 PM   #26
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more "hardcore" harley riders

i was standing outside of a bar on york avenue in manhattan one evening when i saw a gang of 25 harley riders pull up. they rumbled onto the sidewalk, parked their hogs, and fired up smokes, looking as crusty and badass as possible in their leathers and chopped off denim vests. i strolled over and examined one of their bikes as its owner hopped off, saying 'where'd you guys ride in from?'

with a menacing scowl, the guy replied, "hoboken."

(for those who don't know nyc geography, that's about a 5 mile ride.)

they must have had a serious case of monkey butt after that one. . .







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how about the bike show
aint no stinkin bike show, its the suv show here in chicago

"Ninety percent of all Harleys ever made are still on the road...the other ten percent made it home"

Nintey percent of people like harleys best. About .1% of riders have actually rode one of those shitty things since september. The motorcycle show here in chicago let me really see the nature of their dependability. fifty thousand harley shirts and two kawasakis and one suzuki in the parking garage. hard to break down if the bike is in a garage and your tooling around in your suv (of course with the bar and shield sticker on the window to prove your a real man or better yet the shirt i saw a few times reading "i dont just have this shirt I also own a chopper") Where the heck did you park it buddy, cuz i sure didn't see it in the parking garage?

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Old 02-26-2004, 12:42 PM   #27
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I'd normally ride to whatever rally I go to. But Ouray will be different. 1,200 miles (each way) and knobs just do not mix - so it's trailer time.

See you there, punk!

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Old 02-27-2004, 07:15 AM   #28
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I'd normally ride to whatever rally I go to. But Ouray will be different. 1,200 miles (each way) and knobs just do not mix - so it's trailer time.

See you there, punk!

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For god's sake man...at least put her in a ENCLOSED trailer.
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Old 02-27-2004, 07:43 AM   #29
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Is it ok to check the weather to see what bike to ride?????
You betcha
Some bikes are harder to clean than others
But some bike ya just can't ride in the mud

And I've ridden to a couple "get togethers" that were over 1k away. does that count Chopfest was a rally, wasn't it???

In 2000 rode the Harley to Illinois to a party of about 110 like minded riders. No trailers, well except for the 3 or 4 that were pulled BY the bikes. That was 2k one way.
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:34 PM   #30
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There are plenty of Harley riders who really ride. I run into hundreds of Harley riders every year on the way to Sturgis. Then I sell 'em sheepskin buttpads because their ass is on fire. I would venture to say there were far fewer trailering to the 100th anniversary in Milwaukee last year than to Sturgis. I also know of a former Harley rider, pictured above, who rode that beast to Prudhoe Bay one year. Barb
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