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    How much did you ride this Winter?

    Took account of my miles a couple days ago barring bad weather and a crazy work schedule, 811 miles between four (4) bikes:

    2007 Ural Patrol: always the "Bull" in the Winter. After all this thing was built in Siberia, loves the cold & snow. Half the miles are from one organized rally.
    Dec. 21st, 2017: 23,506 Kilometers or 14,606 miles
    Mar. 21st, 2018: 24,116 Kilometers or 14,985 miles
    610 kilometers or 379 miles

    1995 BMW K75: Top Dog of the 2-Wheelers. Similar to the Ural at least half the miles were from one annual endurance event.
    Dec. 21st, 2017: 44,085 miles
    Mar. 21st, 2018: 44,408 miles
    323 miles

    2006 Yamaha TW200: I thought I would have had more than 71 miles as it's the kick-around town bike. Also two long days in the woods. But traveling thru the Pines in 1st & 2nd gear can take hours and just get you tired, not the bike. This still has the initial gas + Seafoam cocktail that I put in all the bikes around Thanksgiving though I'm close to reserve. Blew that all out with a ride today.
    Dec. 21st, 2017: 1,477 miles
    Mar. 21st, 2018: 1,548 miles
    71 miles

    1969 BMW r60/2 US: back of the garage with the fuel cocktail, covered and sipping a Battery Tender. Took it out twice a month for 6-7 mile jaunts on the highway and then home. Still starts on the 1st/2nd kick (it's kick-start only. I'll need to go on a long ride to blow the Winter gas out of her. Maybe on Easter?
    Dec. 21st, 2017: 25,573 miles
    Mar. 21st, 2018: 25,611 miles
    38 miles

    811 Total Winter Miles
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    150 miles.

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    As I was in Arizona for over 5 weeks and rode one of my bikes very day. I would say more than any other winter.
    Most likely over 3000 miles.
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    Between my K bike, the R1100R and the KLR.

    Mike, we are riding Sunday for a short blast. Leaving at 9, back at 1.

    The others are going out Saturday, but I have crap to do.

    There is talk of a Friday ride ending well before sundown.
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    Diddly squat....other than a couple of rides around the block when the roads were clear.
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    We had some snow twice this year and just a little ice. I probably didn't ride only about 1 month and mainly because I was sick. Texas is a great place to ride nearly year round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejfranz View Post
    As I was in Arizona for over 5 weeks and rode one of my bikes very day. I would say more than any other winter.
    Most likely over 3000 miles.
    WOW, that's some amount of riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty Blackstone View Post
    Over 1k.

    Between my K bike, the R1100R and the KLR.

    Mike, we are riding Sunday for a short blast. Leaving at 9, back at 1.

    The others are going out Saturday, but I have crap to do.

    There is talk of a Friday ride ending well before sundown.
    Thanks for the invite, I'm just the opposite of you. Off on Saturday but have to work on Sunday/Easter Sunday which sucks. But only till about 5:00pm.
    I'll be in touch during the week about some other local dates and rides.

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    The West side of WA state where we live is wetter, but much warmer during the winter than the East side... It usually includes a few days of sunshine each month with temps at times in the 40's and maybe even into the-50's. Very rarely do our "below freezing" periods last even a week at a time.

    I Have until just recently, had 3 bikes which I intentionally I ride for a minimum of at least 40 miles each, per month, during the winter months. For that reason I carry year around insurance on each of them. Those would be the Harley, Triumph America, and Tw200. ( even though it may be uncomfortably cold at times ) ..

    I personally believe letting something with an engine sit for extended periods of time does them no good at all...

    Now there is that newly acquired 1978 Trail 90 with it's fresh engine and a wopping 15 miles on the re-build that I'll need to add into the mix .....

    The 500 Suzuki 4x4 quad gets driven very often around our cabin and acreage as I consider and use it as a tool ( but to also be a well taken care of tool).

    A warm jacket, good pair of gloves, and good rain jacket go a along ways in extending my riding time.

    Gene
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    This winter was very mild compared to last winter here in NE Oregon, but I surprisingly rode less over all. Last year I studded my tires and had a blast riding on the hard-packed snowy roads. This year I didn't needs studs but only rode 100 miles or so. Maybe is has to do with buying a used KLR that needed repairs after almost every ride due to the previous owner letting ethanol gas sit in it for too long. But all is now sorted and I'm riding more every week, still mostly on the TW.
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