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Unbelievable year

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  1. jmstang302

    jmstang302 Well-Known Member

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    With all the restrictions imposed on us last year...I had a great year on my Vics. With their awesome reliability, I Installed 4 tire, 4 plugs, cleaned 2 air filters, 8 brake pads, couple cases of oil and filters, 1 battery about 750 gallons of fuel to cover 30,600 miles in 9 states.

    Hopefully this year I'll be able to share the road with more bothers and sisters.

    How did you guys do?
     
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    Props for racking up 30,000 miles man, that’s like 10 years or more combined riding for some folks.
     
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  3. jmstang302

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    I know right. My Vegas and XC were both 4yrs old with 1,1xx miles. I typically do 4-600 miles a week without thinking about it.
     
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    9 thou for the year here. couple of oil changes and an air filter, twas a good year, no complaints ! :ride:
     
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    Here in my part of Canada was a bit different. In the spring when I got my bike out of hibernation the cops were blocking all roads coming in and out of our city. They would not let you pass unless you had paperwork deeming you an essential worker. So I spent the first month just riding around the neighborhood. Second gear was the highest that I was able to do. A typical day of riding was about 20kms (15 miles). That became boring real quick but what else could I do?
    Finally I found a hole in the road that they were not guarding and I managed to slip through. Ha ha ha... I felt like a free animal that could finally run with the wind... 3rd gear, 4th gear and climbing, ha ha ha... It's beautiful, I love it. Finally now I can ride like I was born to do.
    I snuck through that hole for the rest of the time that they remained guarding the roads keeping it a secret so as not to spoil it.
    I managed to put on 6,500kms (4,000 miles) last year. The lowest that I have ever put on a bike in a year, but it was a year that none of us had ever seen before so I guess it wasn't too bad. I will take it.
     
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  6. jmstang302

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    Good job Paul. I bet that felt great. I can't imagine having the bikes in hibernation for 6 months.
     
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    I'm "essential" so I would just ride around them. :)

    Thankfully we did not do anything that crazy south of the border. I can't imagine having to deal with that all year.
     
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    we call that freedom, 106 Motors love the feel of the open road unrestricted!

    you keep up that kind of behavior we’re gonna have to start calling you an American trapped in Canada!
     
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    QUESTION: Where's LITTLESTOWN :cool018: (maybe meet up someday, PM if need to):icon_thumleft:
     
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    For riding this year has sucked for me. Between riots, hurricanes, and covid I had to cancel almost everything I had planned. I think this year I probably put the least amount of miles on the bikes since I've been riding. But I can't complain as I've been getting a regular paycheck. I know many many folks are hurting through all this and will be for a good while after.
     
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    I did roughly 19k miles on the 2 bikes this season. ( April thru Dec15th this year in North East PA )

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    Let me know if you head this way. We're like 10 miles south of Gettysburg.

    I'm not as available as my post may lead one to believe. Lol. I usually work 6 days a week or more.

    Shop work was a lot lighter this year due to the lack of traffic. This led to a whole new meaning of taking the long way home. Can't remember how many days I had to stop for gas to and from work. Then there's those, oh sure dear i'll pick that up for you on my way home, doesn't matter to me thats it's 40 miles outta my way.
     
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    How far are you from Skeeter's BBQ. We made a couple trips up there this year...
     
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    Only did about 10,000 miles mostly on the Valkyrie last year due to some other projects. Hope to do more this year.
    @jmstang302 how long has it been since that freak mishap that left you banged up with both legs broke etc? Kudos to you for the record breaking recovery!
     
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