Scoot Commute

Obligatory New Year’s Day Post — Welcome 2013

Loving the windshield on the Elite

Loving the windshield on the Elite

First, the ride! Took out the 1986 Honda Elite 250 for a ride up and down the block. No gear and it was wikkid cold. Brrrrrrr just thinking about it. He’s ready for tomorrow’s commute!

Maneuvering the Honda Elite out of the garage on the ice...oh yeah, wintah in New England

Maneuvering the Honda Elite out of the garage on the ice…oh yeah, wintah in New England

Thanks to the boyfriend for getting the Elite properly registered. I’m all legal!

Squeezing the Honda Elite 250 between the tenants' cars

Squeezing the Honda Elite 250 between the tenants’ cars

Now, on to the mileage!

First up, drum roll please, the Buddy (my daily commuter).
1/1/12: 10,014.3
1/1/13: 13,104
Total miles for 2012: 3,089.7

13,104.0 on January 1, 2013

13,104.0 on January 1, 2013

Next up Centipede, the DR350SE

Mileage at purchase on September 8, 2012: 5,539.3
1/1/13: 7,185.9
Total miles for 2012: 1,646.6
Not bad for a bike that has been barely ridden. Just wait until he’s set up for touring!

Mileage on the DR350 on January 1, 2013: 7188.9

Mileage on the DR350 on January 1, 2013: 7188.9

The new-to-me 1986 Honda Elite 250 (CH250)…boy, I’m gonna love this thing. Just registered 12/20/12.

Mileage at purchase on November 5, 2012: 7,351.1
1/1/13: 7,367.0
Total miles for 2012: 15.9 miles
Scoot was not registered and not ridden except to get it home. Let the miles roll on!

Honda Elite 250 mileage at the start of 2013

Honda Elite 250 mileage at the start of 2013

Boyfriend’s 1971 BMW R75/5
1/1/12: 83,943
1/1/13: 85,262
Total miles for 2012: 1,319

The year in mileage on the R75/5

The year in mileage on the R75/5

Boyfriend’s Transalp, the tourer and commuter
1/1/12: 33,140.9
1/1/13: 38,575.0
Total miles for 2012: 5,616.1

1989 Honda Transalp mileage for the year: 5,616

1989 Honda Transalp mileage for the year: 5,616

And most sadly, I’m trying to figure mileage on my beloved Elsa, the Suzuki DR-Z 400 SM that was ruthlessly stolen overnight of  August 12-13, 2012. I’ve unfortunately not heard of any severe accidents on a half-dirt bike, half-Schiaparelli glamour machine so I still hold out hope she’s out there.

After the blown motor fiasco in West Virginia, the boyfriend and I went on a long weekend to Vermont (using Townshend State Park as main base) after he rebuilt the top end and put in a new piston. There were small rides here and there but this is the best I can do figuring out mileage.

I made a video on July 30, 2012 of how to set the clock on the DRZ (for Al) and that showed the mileage at 24,391.8. I wrote down the mileage from the Vermont trip, 469.1 miles. This was on the dirt wheels which distorts mileage, as did the trip to WV because I don’t recalibrate the speedo. Whatever, close enough.

1/1/12: 21,894.3
8/12/12: 24,860.9 (guess)
Total for the year 2012 before the theft: 2,966.6

My total mileage for the year: 7,718.8

Wow, that seems really low. It doesn’t include all those miles riding in a circle doing MSF training ;)

I gotta do more riding in 2013.

 

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