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I just got a reminder on my phone that I need to arrange an MOT for my bike. That led me to see how many miles I had covered since the last MOT.

Having not been on the bike since March I shouldn't have been surprised that the bike has only covered just over 600 miles since the end of September last year. I normally do well over 2k miles commuting alone. I started digging around some of my old runs I used to do with Dave and found a few where we did over 400 miles just in a single day!


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know the feeling Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) only had one run to kyle of lochalsh, need to get out soon, got a message from Gary CBR1000 and he's looking for a good run sometime this month when he gets back from Nigeria if anyone fancies it
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blueflame wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:32 pm know the feeling Big Kneed Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) only had one run to kyle of lochalsh, need to get out soon, got a message from Gary CBR1000 and he's looking for a good run sometime this month when he gets back from Nigeria if anyone fancies it
I noticed his post. :2up

I downed tools at 4 o'clock this afternoon and managed a leasurly run on the bike to ease myself back in. As the last time I was on the bike was March the thermal liners were still in my gear so it was a bit toasty out there but it was good to be out again. Apart from walking the dogs I have bearly left the house since this Covid nighmare began so it was strange being outside for so long.

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Reduced annual millage was the reason I sold the bike. Working from home sounds great, but it also removes a reason to get on the bike.

I have done 5k miles in the Caterham in five years of ownership. Not big numbers, but probably more that I did on the bike.
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Usage is right down for me also.. lucky If I have pulled 500 miles on the tard since last MOT.

Although I take it into work some days its only a 3 mile run.. :eek I recently bought some Kreiga luggage to help persuad me to drop everything at a weekends notice and get the tent out and on a beach somewhere!
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haiax0 wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:56 pm Usage is right down for me also.. lucky If I have pulled 500 miles on the tard since last MOT.

Although I take it into work some days its only a 3 mile run.. :eek I recently bought some Kreiga luggage to help persuad me to drop everything at a weekends notice and get the tent out and on a beach somewhere!
That was the sort of milage I did on my Monster when I had it. The sting in the tail with that was having to replace the timing belts every two years regardless of the milage. :eek

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Bike is over 16k miles now, so its bedded in a bit and has had the dreaded Desmo service completed aleady.. The tard is only due to get the routine maintenance for the next 15k and that nothing that Myself or a local garage cant do thankfully.

Love the bike to bits, defo miss some organised runs / new directions to go.
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