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    High mileage award. Do you think you ride a lot of miles in a year? Well you don't.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post

    I for one have never been impressed with high mileage anyone accrues annually in a powered vehicle. Such a silly thing to be proud of.


    Now show me big miles, walking, hiking, running, bicycling or kayaking and I'm impressed.

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    I'm more of a "all things in moderation" type of guy. Outliers on the bell curve don't impress me all that much.

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    No doubt high mileage riders provide urologist, tire manufactures and oil companies higher rewards...perhaps there should also be a "TOUGH PROSTATE AWARD" for those male riders!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    No doubt high mileage riders provide urologist, tire manufactures and oil companies higher rewards...perhaps there should also be a "TOUGH PROSTATE AWARD" for those male riders!
    Worse than that - high miles on bicycles correlates with erectile dysfunction. I asked my urologist about this: motorcycle seats okay, hard bicycle seats are the culprit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post
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    [QUOTE=rad;1028055]I for one have never been impressed with high mileage anyone accrues annually in a powered vehicle. Such a silly thing to be proud of.


    If I were you, I wouldn't tell Voni that, or others who like to do high mileage. It always seems those who can't ride the high miles always want to criticize those who do and call it silly .
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    [QUOTE=shortythorne;1028108]
    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    I for one have never been impressed with high mileage anyone accrues annually in a powered vehicle. Such a silly thing to be proud of.


    If I were you, I wouldn't tell Voni that, or others who like to do high mileage. It always seems those who can't ride the high miles always want to criticize those who do and call it silly .
    My comment is not a knock on Voni or anyone else. Heck, Voni is a great ambassador for motorcycling. Her massive accident free miles is impressive.

    My feeling on high miles is that all it takes is the time and the willingness to sit for hours

    As for me, 1000 mile and 1200 mike days was something I have done in my day. Ya just sit for 18 hrs, nut'n to hard about that. I have had 25k and 30k mile years. Nothing impressive, just means I sat for a long time those years.
    Last edited by rad; 01-08-2016 at 07:53 PM.

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    The bicyclist Searvogel is aiming to have ridden an average of 208 miles per day for an entire year. A double century on a bicycle is quite an accomplishment. Doing it every day for a year is unimaginable to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robsryder View Post
    The bicyclist Searvogel is aiming to have ridden an average of 208 miles per day for an entire year. A double century on a bicycle is quite an accomplishment. Doing it every day for a year is unimaginable to me.
    And probably not wise: http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/b...e-201209145290

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    To some, the ride is the destination and the place you get to is just incidental. To others, like myself, born with the wanderlust the destination is someplace I want to see. I have been to all 50 states and 200 cities in 50 countries. There are still places in the 50 states I lust to visit again and getting there on the bike makes it great fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdubick View Post
    getting there on the bike makes it great fun.
    Yup. Riding 50k miles a year or 5k miles a year, does not matter; your comment is what it is about.

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    High Mileage Award

    With all due respect to Bud Mead,(my friend) I just don't care about any so-called mileage contest. I enjoy my riding time without regard to statistics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robsryder View Post
    The bicyclist Searvogel is aiming to have ridden an average of 208 miles per day for an entire year. A double century on a bicycle is quite an accomplishment. Doing it every day for a year is unimaginable to me.
    Been doing the math and thought of the commitment needed to pedal that far that often.
    Did anyone else read it as riding the same short loop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by James.A View Post
    With all due respect to Bud Mead,(my friend) I just don't care about any so-called mileage contest. I enjoy my riding time without regard to statistics.
    Hi James A.

    Glad to see you are still hanging out here.

    Hope you are hunkering down for a long winters nap up North.

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