A 10,000 Mile Year

Over the last two summers, I have been riding motor cycles.  Starting out with a Honda VLX 600, and moving up to my dad’s Honda Shadow Spirit.  My first year I put probably 2000 miles on my VLX, and the proceeding year I probably put another 2000 miles on my dad’s old (my new) Spirit.  I actually rode less my second summer even though i accomplished roughly the same number of miles, because my riding season started earlier my second year of riding.  I got my VLX in the end of June, so I lost a whole month my first year to riding.

This year I decided on a goal. 10,000 Miles.  In 2015 I want to put on 10,000 miles on my motorcycle.  This is two times more than I have done in my previous two years.  At the moment I am writing this, I”m not sure exactly how many miles I currently have on my bike, but I will be sure to make another post letting everyone know what I start out at.  I will be telling you my stories on the road, and giving you plenty of updates throughout my 10,000 mile year.

Now I understand that this might not be a lot to some people, but living in Pittsburgh, there is pretty crappy weather for most of the winter.  Even if its not bad weather, it is cold or there is salt on the road, so I don’t feel comfortable riding.  I could get some cold winter gear and ride more in the winter, but at this time I don’t have anything for suitable longer cold weather rides.

Feel free to ask me questions if you have any, and I’ll be sure to answer them to the best of my ability.  I might be planning a few trips, and I would really like to get into some motocamping (more mild locations, such as National Campgrounds and such, and not full off roading and then camping).  I’m hoping I can rack up some good miles and enjoy each and every time I hit the open road.

Remember, keep the rubber side down, and the shiny side up.

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