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Old 11-25-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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How often do you ride?

Apart from road trips during holidays/vacation time or commuting or rtw or professional riding: how much time do those if you with full time jobs or family or demanding partners dedicate to this hobby? And I don't mean time spent on this forum or in the workshop. Actual riding time.


In my case, 1-2 times per week is unfortunately the max during busy periods. Each time 4-5 hours. And even that is often difficult to schedule. What are your tipps to integrate riding a MC into a busy life?
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:39 PM   #2
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I commute on mine ~50 miles 5 days a week. while there are certainly hobby aspects i view it more as a lifestyle than a hobby.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:42 PM   #3
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Same, I average 20k a year mixed with trips, commuting, and leisure riding. Some years it is more, some years slightly less.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:51 PM   #4
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Roughly two rides a week, sometimes no ride for a few weeks, sometimes several days of riding back to back.

My daily commute is 2 miles, which I do by bicycle. (A fixed gear actually, without wearing a helmet. Yes I'm Dutch. We learn to ride before we learn to walk, well, almost.) On occasion I have to travel to a client, which is done using public transport. The central station is half a mile away.

The R1100 is for fun only.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:58 PM   #5
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About 5K miles per year. Mostly commuting during the 6 months of good weather. Would like to do more day rides and trips, but other hobbies/activities get in the way.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:27 PM   #6
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I normally ride 5-6 days per week. Most of my commuting and running around town is done on my scooters. Then on weekends and sometimes weekdays I ride just for fun. Sport riding, touring, dual sport and group rides. Day rides, weekend trips and occasionally week long trips. My annual mileage fluctuates but is generally 10-15K per year. I expect my mileage to increase in the coming years.

BTW, this thread does not belong in day trippin. Maybe Perfect line?
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:33 PM   #7
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I commute during the week by motorcycle. At about 60 miles per day, 12 months a year I can get about 14,000 miles or so with my least favorite of riding. But, riding is better than driving out here. Add in a few long weekend trips and short day rides to explore the desert and I manage to keep it under 20,000 a year these days. Once upon a time my average was closer to 35,000.
There seems to be a lot of pavement between me and the dirt.
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:42 PM   #8
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When I manage to find some free space of 8hrs during weekend , I do short rides of about 300 to 500km, and that's all....
My new born son, and the work that never ends don't let me to do more things with my motorcycle. So yes, for me is just a luxury hobby, since I have to commute to work with my company car.
To say the truth, if my company didn't provide this s/w which is and the family car also I couldn't afford the motorcycle.
I just done 7500km in one year.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:21 PM   #9
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I get in about 5500 miles a year, mostly commuting. Like some have said, riding is better than driving, so I'll take it. I get about 10k a year because I wimp out in the slightly cold weather we get here in central California.
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Old Yesterday, 08:39 AM   #10
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Very little unfortunately. But definitely more of a fair weather rider. In GA it always seems to be too hot or too cold. Except for those 10-20 or so days per year that are perfect.

I talk a lot about commuting on my motorcycle, but have never gotten into the groove. Perhaps that'll change with my '12 GSA that I should be picking up next week. We'll see.

Mostly just the rare weekend ride with a couple of members of my family that also ride. So maybe 1-3k miles a year tops.


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Very little unfortunately. But definitely more of a fair weather rider. In GA it always seems to be too hot or too cold. Except for those 10-20 or so days per year that are perfect.

I talk a lot about commuting on my motorcycle, but have never gotten into the groove. Perhaps that'll change with my '12 GSA that I should be picking up next week. We'll see.

Mostly just the rare weekend ride with a couple of members of my family that also ride. So maybe 1-3k miles a year tops.


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I found my twin in Marietta. I generally put about 2,000 miles per year on each of my 3 bikes. Sometimes it can be work just trying to find the time to do it. Whew!
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Old Yesterday, 03:27 PM   #12
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The bike is the primary transportation for me so daily commute and trips must be 10-15000 miles per year. The pickup only has about 1500 miles on it so far this year.
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Car driving move your body, motorcycle driving your soul. So is there a choice? I love it every single day.
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