View Full Version : How much do you ride?

08-02-2009, 1:15 PM
I know it varies for everyone, depending on life/weather/location/whatever. But on average, how much do you ride your beloved scoots?

I don't own a car, so If I'm not walking or borrowing the wife's car my bike takes me everywhere. It sucks sometimes when its a torrential downpour and you have to cancel appointments, but oh well. I honestly couldn't say how many miles I put on a week, but it seems like it would be kind of high.

And no, this thread wasn't started to show that I'm a "tough Guy", I'm just curious about everyone else's riding habits.

Have at it....

08-02-2009, 1:43 PM
When I first got married my only transport was a BSA 441 . I rode that bike over 300 miles a week . Now I don't own a bike that runs so I don't ride to often just when I fix a buddies bike .
The wife on the other hand rides the piss out her bike and I just drive the van !

08-02-2009, 1:50 PM
every day!

08-02-2009, 1:57 PM
I travel a lot for work, but when im home I ride daily...and not just to the bar!

08-02-2009, 2:19 PM
My bike is my primary transport, so I ride it everywhere I go. I have a truck that just sits in the driveway waiting for a rainy day (which in CA doesn't happen often).

08-02-2009, 2:24 PM
Not enough!!!!!

08-02-2009, 2:28 PM
My bike is my primary transport, so I ride it everywhere I go. I have a truck that just sits in the driveway waiting for a rainy day (which in CA doesn't happen often).

My truck is my primary transport, so I drive it everywhere I go. I have a bike that just sits in my garage waiting for a sunny day ( which in The Forest of Dean in the UK doesn't happen often).

08-02-2009, 2:30 PM
28 mile round trip to work at least 3 or 4 times a week. Once a month trip of at least 300 miles. Not nearly enough though.

08-02-2009, 2:38 PM
Not enough!!!!!

Quite f'ing true. I ride as much as I can, but with the amount of rain we've had around here lately I can't ride much during the week as I can't be showing up to work soaked. During a week that I can commute I bet I can get at least 300 miles in, if I'm not commuting then it's more like 150.

08-02-2009, 2:57 PM
It is 108 degrees here today, so we don't ride as much as we like in the summer, but we still can ride year round.

So I ride 2-3 times a week. Pretty good IMO having a wife, 2 kids and a job as commitments.

08-02-2009, 3:15 PM
I need a car for my job, but when im not working im riding.

08-02-2009, 3:31 PM
Every chance I get, no where and anywhere, solo it don't matter. Unfortunatly I don't have anything running right now and it's FUCKING KILLING ME, FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCKKKKKKKK!!!!!! I feel a little better now.

08-02-2009, 3:37 PM
most every day,,,i truck durin the week,,so weekdays its short hops to pay bills,beer runs an what not..
weekends durin the summer ,,ride up on the mtn where its a bit cooler

08-02-2009, 3:58 PM
my truck sits in the driveway unless my bike isnt running. i ride mine every chance i get

08-02-2009, 4:41 PM
every day all year - no 4 wheel transport.

riding over 30,000 miles per year between the bikes, what with commuting 70 miles a day and then all the fun stuff on top of that

08-02-2009, 4:44 PM
As often as I can. I have a company supplied truck that I put an average of 40,000 miles per year on. I try to ride every weekend, but sometimes I skip a week or two. It's been over a month (tanks out for repair) and I'm DYING for a ride.

08-02-2009, 4:47 PM
When I'm working I do at least 100ml a day. Just did around 150 today. Time to charge the battery.

08-02-2009, 4:47 PM
As much as possible. Weather, job and life in general don't always leave alot of room, but ALMOST EVERY OPPORTUNITY IS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.

08-02-2009, 5:12 PM
i'm averaging around 150 a week, unfortunately its mostly in city riding. But every so often I get to get out of town.
The rain has been brutal around here and kept me off the bike quite a bit.

08-02-2009, 5:15 PM
Not enough!!!!!


But I did leave the house at 9am this morning and rode down to almost the Mexican border in 110 degree heat.. Just got home to bring the core temp down!

08-02-2009, 5:22 PM
I've only had this bike for about three weeks, but I've been riding it every chance I get. I rode to work every day last week, but I only work three days a week. Still, it's a 40 mile round trip ride through homicidal LA traffic Monday through Wednesday, and anywhere else I need to go the other four days of the week so far.

08-02-2009, 5:37 PM
Was riding to work every day since i got my bike. But i got laid off saturday(so happy!!). Now i will still ride it every day but now because it gets great gas mileage. Don't know how many miles i ride it but i do know that i have put less than 3000 on my truck since i got the bike 6 months ago.

08-02-2009, 5:47 PM
I rode my other bike every day to work, before I got laid off last february. And just thursday I got another job, so I can ride again! All that time I was loafing, I got the bugs in my sled worked out. The OL only had to tow me twice!!! Thank god for Cycle Electric.

Dirty Dee

08-02-2009, 5:56 PM
I try to ride at leaset 4 times a week. However I live right on the coast of North Carolina so the weather can be hurricane one minute and then amazing the next.... but as of right now it looks to be around 250 miles a week.

08-03-2009, 5:33 AM
A bunch of people already said not enough and I'm the same I've ridden mine maybe 150 miles THIS year but Ive got a good excuse. Hopefully when I get back to Cali I will be able to ride more

08-03-2009, 6:25 AM
25k miles on my sportster so far, in the middle of its 4th NY season.

08-03-2009, 7:04 AM

But I did leave the house at 9am this morning and rode down to almost the Mexican border in 110 degree heat.. Just got home to bring the core temp down!

yea well wendy - we have a whopping 64 degree F and drizzle - beat that with that fancy bright thing in the sky that you seem to have over there :)

08-03-2009, 9:06 AM
As much as I can, weather permitting. I ride to work a couple of days a week and at least once on the weekends. I've got a one year old and another on the way, so it's not as much as I used to, but I'd say 150+ miles a week on average.

08-03-2009, 9:07 AM
Daily, some times more.

08-03-2009, 10:20 AM
Not as much as I'd like. Though I don't ride to work unless I have to. That trip takes all the fun out of riding.

08-03-2009, 10:25 AM
I HATE when I have to drive my car. Not just because the AC doesn't work and it needs new front struts but because I wish i was riding my bike. I try to find reasons to ride everyday even if it's 20 miles.

08-03-2009, 10:52 AM
My average is 200 miles a week in the summer just gettin to and from work, and around town, 100 towards winter. Sometimes a free day on the weekend bumps it up another 75 miles. If its above 34*F and the chance of rain is less than 60% im on the road year round, what the hell is winterizing? Sometimes maryland is a damn good riding climate.

08-03-2009, 3:15 PM
Usually a few times a week and Sundays we go all day and try to get lost.Not enough,it's been in the 100's this summer in Texas,so I wait till dark to go out.

08-03-2009, 5:10 PM
Ride to work everyday (about 50 miles round trip) that it's not raining like hell (NY) and as much as I can otherwise (weekends and such) Wish it wouldn't rain again for the rest of the summer so I could ride every single day!!!

08-03-2009, 8:43 PM
About a thousand miles a month year-round.

08-03-2009, 9:48 PM
with a fairly fresh baby, it is difficult to get much riding time in. i mostly do a work commute during the weekdays and during the weekends i try to get a few hundred miles on a saturday or sunday solo ride if possible. on a crappy week my least amount of miles would be 200-300 miles. i just can't ride enough really.

08-03-2009, 10:22 PM
a wopping 2.7 miles to work everday. as long as im not waiting for parts to fix whatever broke/fell off at the time

08-03-2009, 10:27 PM
i average ~500 miles per week around town.

i bought my legend in june of '08 and it had 14k on it. it now has 30,500. plus i've got the two other bikes...
and i'm in detroit. winter SUCKS.

08-04-2009, 12:51 AM
Too true - sadly my bikes down more than up but I do ride as often as I can

Not enough!!!!!

08-04-2009, 9:09 AM
last year I did about 12,500 which is pretty good her ein New Hampshire. This year hasn't been so good. I don't mind riding in the rain, but running no fenders in a downpour pretty much sucks ass. Sooo, if it's raining hard when I wake up, I check ht e weather to see if it'll last all day and if it will I usually take the cage. If it's just spittin' I'm riding!! Wish I lived in an area where I could ride year round and get rid of the cage all together, I hate that fucker.

08-04-2009, 11:43 AM
Ride my bike everyday, I don't own a car. However, I don't put many miles on my bike because I live close to work and friends.

08-04-2009, 12:57 PM
45 miles per day roundtrip on my KLR until my chop is back up and running. soone to be almost 90 miles per day if i we get our house in Lake Elsinore!

08-04-2009, 5:31 PM
No 4 wheeler here either so it's everyday, only when we get the ocassional snow around seattle will I make the wife drive me. Gonna try and stretch no 4 wheeler as long as I can.

08-04-2009, 9:05 PM
its a 98 mile roundtrip to work everyday, plus whatever else i do, put 20,000 on the dyna in a year. i got a car but the wife drives it. only time ill take the car is if its really pissing or icy!

08-04-2009, 9:08 PM
I ride every day, every where. Although it's a bit tough as it's 91f at 9am, and 104-110 by 3.

I don't own a car, just 3 running bikes.


08-04-2009, 9:37 PM
i wish i could ride everyday but i am a bitch.. when its 115 out AC looks and feels really nice. i try to ride a couple days a week.

08-04-2009, 9:44 PM
Not nearly enough...

08-04-2009, 11:16 PM
No rain or snow? I'm on the road! Here in Michigan, I try to get 12,000 miles a year.


05-28-2011, 1:03 AM
I usually ride on a daily basis but am out now due to an injury. Winter depends of course.

05-28-2011, 1:07 AM
I can't seem to keep a motor together for over a year! The most I have been able to accomplish is 10000 miles per year on my sporty until I discovered motor mods,

05-28-2011, 6:05 AM
I'm like a dry drunk , I havent rode in ...4 er 5 years , I sit on my (somewhatly recently aquired )bike in the driveway, and imagine I'm flying down some windy back road in the country side.... BUT Soon, All of the Planets, the Stars , Moon and Sun , will be aligned with the equator,and the Triple, and my ass will be rolling on down the road again. I'll hopefully be hitting around 100 - 300 mi a week ( If I can keep most of the bolts in it ,and the damn thing doesn't blow within the first 100 mi )


05-28-2011, 12:04 PM
I live in portland oregon. It rains every fucking day. I never get to ride. Maybe 3 days a month. Im pretty much pissed the fuck off all the time.
The weather here sucks the sweat off of satans ball sack.

05-28-2011, 12:11 PM
here in Miami, I ride to work every day. I don't ride much on the weekends because I'm a hermit.

I bought a rain suit just so I don't have to drive a car. I've pretty much given up on cars. They are too expensive and you get stuck in traffic with them, they are only usefule for groceries and pooling.

05-28-2011, 1:32 PM
My bike is my daily ride and we ride year 'round here in SC. Usually 200 to 300 miles weekly. My truck only moves to pull the boat fishin' or to haul scrap iron.

Bill in SC

05-28-2011, 5:45 PM
not nearly enough.with the weather we ve been haveing im lucky to get my scoot out once a week,our riding season is usually april to early october,but lately its been 6 days of rain one sunny day,when im workin.average around 4to5 thousand miles in a season,and i m always tryin to get more than that.

05-28-2011, 8:54 PM
"My bike is my daily ride and we ride year 'round here in SC. Usually 200 to 300 miles weekly. My truck only moves to pull the boat fishin' or to haul scrap iron."

Bill in SC

Bill- You took the words right out of my mouth, haulin scrap iron on the weekend is how I funded my build, except mine has been closer to 400 miles a week, now that it is done.

05-29-2011, 7:06 AM
,,this week .....lotta miles ,,3 days in row off ,fat check this week,,,,,,,as long as old ladys ass,, can deal with it ,then drop her off and criuse solo ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, is better because i can go FAST without the extra weight,and no bitchin,,, no sniveling,,,,,,,,,,,well Memorial day week end is over,,, did about 375 miles the whole week end,old bike hung in there good ,,rode the mountains around here ,,sunny and hot 91 today

05-29-2011, 9:01 AM
My bike is my only mode of transportation.
So I ride everywhere.
And I love when I have to run errands because I am always just itching to get on my bike.

05-29-2011, 10:36 AM
I ride 130 - 140 miles a day just going to school unless it rains then its the truck.