In decent riding weather be it on any of the three sportbikes I will clock from 5 to 8+ hrs around 4 to 5 days a week. I feel it is the 5 to 6 to 7 hrs of riding that make 8 or 8+ to not be such a toll on this old body. Note all of these are up here in the Cdn Rockie Mtn roads that can be twisty up down to lane to three lane to four lane roads. Preference is for two-lane.
Usually I have some restaurant in a small town that accepts me where I can stop off for brunch being a muffin & a few mugs of coffee plus my bike will be outside of said restaurant & all sort of guarding it---the advantages of using small towns.
Always a cool bottle of water, a roll of toilet paper--well 1/3 of it in plastic container in case my timing is out of order.
I start off early in the morning so it is a bit cool & also not to much traffic, but on the way home the gear I am wearing will be to warm, but then I open up the zippers & such. No real toll on this old body, but feel the 5 or 7 hr runs are more to my liking though I always stop to stretch to take a break & the half-way break is at the restaurant.
I do not do longer then 8+ hr runs that is for sure.
Lastly about the ONLY time I might putter around town is to pay the bank, pick up some medication from a drugstore, visit my PO box, possibly visit a dentist or my GP Doctor. So in other words I do not putter around town as my main riding. For groceries I use my cage & have a list I have already written out & hope I take it with me or I am guessing & will forget something like 4 L of milk & have to go back again for some I forgot.
Last edited by Smitty; 07-31-2007 at 08:32 AM.