Scoot Commute

2015 in Mileage

Posted in Honda Transalp XL600V (Kaiju), Repairs, Uncategorized, Yearly Mileage by cheesebot on 2016/01/01

I definitely didn’t ride as much this year as I had in previous years for various reasons but I’m not making any excuses and just here to post the facts as tradition dictates.  Pretty much all of this is from commuting and a couple of short day trips.

1971 BMW R75/5

1/1/15: 87,036
1/1/16:  87,543
Total miles for 2015:  507

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1989 Honda Transalp

1/1/15:  47,853.6
1/1/16:  48,160.0
Total miles for 2015:  306.4

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19xx Mystery Bike (more on this coming up)

10/4/15:  15,571.0
1/1/16:  15,689.7
Total miles for 2015:  118.7

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My (cheesebot) mileage for the year: 932.1

Wow, I didn’t even break one thousand miles.  Now I’m angry – that’s pretty sad.  I promise to ride more this year.  I’m not going to beat myself up about it but, yeah, I am going to beat myself up about it.  This year went by very quickly and I did spend a lot of time in the garage.  It’s very therapeutic for me to be in there and fix things and there’s nothing more rewarding than hearing a bike roar to life after sitting for thirty years.  I was in there most weekends this summer instead of out riding.

Obligatory New Year’s Day Post — Welcome 2014

Because we closed on a garage (that happens to also come with a house) on December 23, there’s been no riding this Christmastime. Actually, we didn’t even have a tree. This is only the second time I haven’t had a tree, but I was in “economize” mode.

My sad little ride today was about .2 miles on the Honda Elite up the street on tires desperate for air. It’s 28 degrees, brrrr.

s ATGATT -- and it's 28F!

Crocs as ATGATT — and it’s 28F!

So now, without further adieu, the year in miles!

2008 Genuine Buddy St. Tropez scooter (my daily commuter)

1/1/13:  13,104.0
1/1/14:  15,231.0
Total miles for 2013:  2,127

15,231.0 on January 1, 2014

15,231.0 on January 1, 2014

1995 Suzuki DR350SE

1/1/13: 7,185.9
1/1/14:  11,074.7
Total miles for 2013:  3,888.8

11,074.7 on January 1, 2014

11,074.7 on January 1, 2014

1986 Honda Elite 250

1/1/13: 7,367.0
1/1/14:  7,979.8
Total miles for 2013:  612.9

7,979.8 on January 1, 2014

7,979.8 on January 1, 2014

1971 BMW R75/5 [boyfriend’s bike]

1/1/13: 85,262
1/1/14:  86,138
Total miles for 2013:  876

86,138 on January 1, 2014

86,138 on January 1, 2014

1989 Honda Transalp [boyfriend’s bike]

1/1/13: 38,575.0
1/1/14:  42,128.8
Total miles for 2013:  3,553.8

42,128.8 on January 1, 2014

42,128.8 on January 1, 2014

My mileage for the year:  6,628.7

Boyfriend’s mileage for the year:  4,429.8

Every year, our mileage goes down. I need to pick a farflung location for our big trip this year.

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.

 

The Year in Mileage

2008 Genuine Buddy St. Tropez (150 cc) – my commuter scooter

1/1/11: 7,636.5
1/1/12: 10,014.3
Total miles for 2011: 2,377.8

Buddy 150 scooter

Buddy 150 scooter

2007 Suzuki DR-Z400SM (400 cc) – my ADV bike

1/1/11: 13,883.5
1/1/12: 21,894.3
Total miles for 2011: 8,010.8 (plus another 750 to 1,000 miles for when I ride on the S wheels and don’t recalibrate the speedo)

DRZ400SM

DRZ400SM

1971 BMW R75/5 – the boyfriend’s commuter

1/1/12: 83,943
I didn’t note the mileage last January.

BMW R75/5

BMW R75/5

1989 Honda Transalp – the boyfriend’s ADV bike

1/1/12: 33,140.9
I didn’t note the mileage last January.

Honda Transalp

Honda Transalp

My total mileage for the year is 10,388.6. Not bad for a 4 mile commute. The two weeks touring through Quebec, New Brunswick and New England helped.