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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by biker061, Oct 5, 2016.
OK, I'm in to this phenomenon, ask away, I'll do my best to answer promptly!
How many miles a year do you ride?
How'd you get so grey?
we (mrsbiker rides her own bike) about 10-12,000 miles a year. i'll try to add some bike pix soon.
just lucky i guess, plus teenagers helped! maybe i need to add a pic of my beard which is coming in very evenly sliver!
what's your favoite places in the country to ride
i'd have to say the national parks/forests in Colorado. of course in the winter you hae to find an alternative that;s warmer.
Do you attend any biker gatherings?
some times. we've been to state HOG rallies, SparksAmerica Bike Week, RoT, many smaller local rallies. never made the "big" ones, Sturgis, Daytona,Laconia, Aspencade, etc.
I have good friends that have bikes and we go to the smokies a lot and ride, I love the blue ridge parkway and deals gap.
although I have not been a lot of other places on a bike to compare them to
How much time do you spend polishing your bike???
not very much, really a lot less than most bikers do. we like to ride not polish! a trip to the car wash or in the driveway (we can wash them in the nude)is about it. maybe every couple months we'll take time to do a good detail job. they ave engines on for a reason!
the riding is what it's about for us, just being IN the scenery not watching it go by is what we love. have you tried riding your own?
They have let me ride it and let me get my license on one of them,but no I don't own one,although I keep thinking about getting one,
I go to bike shops and look around and I'm wanting a Low Rider, although it's a little intimidating to me.
Low Riders are a good bike, nice low seat and fit. Have you considered taking the MSF beginning rider class? It takes a couple days and would add confidence with no intimidation.
How old were you when you started riding (bikes....not asking about your love life lol!)? How did you come to want to try it?
They say there are two types of riders: Those that have gone down...and those that are going down.
Any good war stories of 'laying it down', or near-disasters?
if I get a bike I would take the time for something like this
the very first time i rode anything with a motor between my thighs i was 11 or 12, I WAS HOOKED! our neighborhood had a lot of kids in it and seemed someone always had a mini bike or little dirt bike that was almost like community property. Easy Rider came out in '69 and then it was really on! didn't get my own big street bike until i was 20 and out of parents house, a yamaha 650, and the rest is history.
and '69 was the same year i started riding something else, too!
that statement is pretty accurate!
i've been down 'hard' only twice on the street in 40+ years.
about '79 or '80 i got into a turn a bit too hot, found a patch of sand, had the bike 'high side' me and then it tried to run over me! pretty good roadrash but i was riding again in 3 days.
in '14 i had an 18yo start to make a left turn in front of me with not enough time to do so.he fucking stopped, blocking my lane and the traffic behind him took away my escape path.hit the right rear panel of pick-up and went down. totaled bike (which i bought back, rebuilt and am still riding), broken right hip three month recovery period but i was riding as soon as doctor said i could be weight bearing again!