August 14, 2009 at 2:32 pm #3295EddiepowerfmParticipant
This morning on the way to work my odometer rolled past the ten thousand mile mark. First motorcycle ever and 10,000 miles in 13 months. Am I not considered a beginner now? I still have what is considered a beginner bike, Vulcan 500.
Please share what stage you are at in your riding career, things like; how long riding, what bike or bikes, and how many miles under your belt.August 14, 2009 at 2:40 pm #21596Zig308Participant
Just put the first 9 miles on my bike last night. I wouldn’t mind driving my bike to work once in a while once I get more comfortable since I put 30k/yr on my car.August 14, 2009 at 2:46 pm #21597nok610Participant
So far I got 50 miles on my 650R. Hopefully sooner than later, I will get comfortable enough to ride it to work.
Congrats on the 10K mark!August 14, 2009 at 3:03 pm #21599CandiceParticipant
4200 miles under my belt, still on my first bike which is a Suzuki SAVAGE LS650 2003, been riding since last Labor Day weekend. Have been sitting on a lot of bikes trying to see if there is anything I like better than the Triumph Bonneville SE, so far, nothing. Have to buy the hubby a camping van before I can get a new bike so that’s fine because the longer I stay on my current bike the better I think.August 14, 2009 at 3:30 pm #21601JackTradeParticipant
For 8 months of riding on my 2006 Buell Blast, I just recently turned 1000 miles. I take public transportation to work, etc. so she’s just a weekend toy.August 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm #21606eonParticipant
12 months as of last Monday and 8500 miles. No commuting for me, all fun miles on my Piaggio MP3 500. While I would say I am past the beginner stage I will never be past the learner stage.August 14, 2009 at 6:44 pm #21608Sangria7Participant
10 Months for 12,000+ milesAugust 14, 2009 at 6:50 pm #21609wbsprudelsParticipant
10 months as of last Sunday and 9200 miles. I commute with mine and try to ride it any chance I get. About 4,000 of those miles were on my Blast; the rest, on my C50 Boulevard. Still a beginner in many ways, including leaving my key in the ignition at work yesterday. Doh!August 14, 2009 at 7:30 pm #21610megaspazParticipant
20 K since april of last year… about 2k of those miles are track miles. All miles on my bikes are fun miles since even mundane commuting is better on a motorcycle.August 14, 2009 at 11:47 pm #21615MunchParticipant
3-4k on the V500…. and a il over 6k on the V900…..dang kids…. slowing me down 6yrs and the chain reaction to college starts!!! Then the miles rack up!August 14, 2009 at 11:53 pm #21616AtlAggieParticipant
4,800 on the Vulcan in the 7 months since I bought it (Jan. 9). 2,100 on the Rebel in the 4 months before that learning how to ride all over again, after 30 years away.
Agree with eon above. Maybe not a “beginner”, but still a “learner”!August 15, 2009 at 2:33 am #21621owlieParticipant
12,000 miles and how many bikes?August 15, 2009 at 2:34 am #21622owlieParticipant
Passed the BRC, dreaming of the bike.August 15, 2009 at 3:05 am #21623MunchParticipant
lucky SOB is on his third!August 15, 2009 at 12:11 pm #21628JtownJJAParticipant
I’ve had my Suzuki GS500F for 2 months now, and I’ve added almost 1,000 miles on it. I wish it could be more, but I’ve been away from home 2 weeks of that time, and I’ve got a family of 4 to transport most places, which requires taking the cage. I haven’t been on any group rides yet, but I’m trying to organize one for this fall with two of my friends.
Although each ride feels more confident and comfortable, I’m still very much a beginner. I’ve ridden to work in Columbus a few times, and I’ve had several short trips into Johnstown, but no major long trips yet.
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