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Old Jan 15th 2017, 7:38 pm
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Around 15k miles/year in the 4 years I've been here.

Was less, but then I unretired myself last year and now I go around all the eastern half of the state photographing houses.
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Old Jan 15th 2017, 8:13 pm
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8 -10k miles or so. The husband & I share one car & we're both semi-retired. He works totally from home, & I work very locally (--can bike or walk to work when weather is OK--).

The most miles we put on our car are from our regular monthly visits to elderly family in other states. Then the husband has some professional meetings/conferences per year in various cities here across the northeast USA, most best accessed by car.

I do miss the public transport (trains/bus) in southern England.
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Originally Posted by Beaverstate View Post
And Amazon etc is even closer.
Amazon don't do food deliveries to me yet.
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Old Jan 15th 2017, 8:49 pm
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8 -10k miles or so. The husband & I share one car & we're both semi-retired. He works totally from home, & I work very locally (--can bike or walk to work when weather is OK--).

The most miles we put on our car are from our regular monthly visits to elderly family in other states. Then the husband has some professional meetings/conferences per year in various cities here across the northeast USA, most best accessed by car.

I do miss the public transport (trains/bus) in southern England.
The strikes on Southern Rail, I don't miss those.
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Old Jan 15th 2017, 11:01 pm
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Originally Posted by mrken30 View Post
Are you a travelling salesman?
Nope. Probably ~20k of that is from commuting and driving around at work. Most of the rest is from road trips. I could probably add a few k more for rental cars when I do travel for work, which is quite often.
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Old Jan 16th 2017, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by mrken30 View Post
The strikes on Southern Rail, I don't miss those.
I have to agree, though those didn't affect me nearly as often as the underground transport problems whenever we'd try to visit family in central London on the weekends. Always a pain to try to get anywhere specific, with all the line closures/work/rerouting/etc.
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We bought the Highlander when we came over at 83,000 miles. It has just ticked over 170,000 which is just under 20,000 a year. Considering that work is 6 miles away (call it 3,000 miles a year) and the kids cycle to school, i don't understand how we have managed that
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Old Jan 17th 2017, 3:24 pm
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On a slight tangent, but for the bikers here.

I just read a review about someone who was moving, had a Surly fatbike, Cannondale roadie, Santa Cruz for XC and a Rocky Mountain DH on the back of the car hitch.

Got rearended.

Almost $35K written off and that's not including damage to the SUV
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one vehicle, just over 12,000 miles in 2016, expect the same in 2017
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Default Re: So just how many miles do you do a year?

Originally Posted by Bob View Post
On a slight tangent, but for the bikers here.

I just read a review about someone who was moving, had a Surly fatbike, Cannondale roadie, Santa Cruz for XC and a Rocky Mountain DH on the back of the car hitch.

Got rearended.

Almost $35K written off and that's not including damage to the SUV
Anyone that spent that amount of money on bicycles got rearended more than once.

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Default Re: So just how many miles do you do a year?

Originally Posted by Bob View Post
On a slight tangent, but for the bikers here.

I just read a review about someone who was moving, had a Surly fatbike, Cannondale roadie, Santa Cruz for XC and a Rocky Mountain DH on the back of the car hitch.

Got rearended.

Almost $35K written off and that's not including damage to the SUV
Just goes to show bikes are built to be ridden, not just dumped on a a trailer.
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Old Jan 17th 2017, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by mrken30 View Post
Just goes to show bikes are built to be ridden, not just dumped on a a trailer.
Who mentioned a trailer? Bob didn't.

I don't think that 99.99% of people would get any more enjoyment out of a $8,000 bike than a $1,000 bike, or even a $500 bike for that matter! That said, the owner who placed bikes that cost that much, on a trailer hitch is an idiot, twice over.
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Old Jan 17th 2017, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutek View Post
Anyone that spent that amount of money on bicycles got rearended more than once.

I don't know...not that I have the money for it, but there's something said for a full carbon bike that has as much travel in the suspension as they do. Heck, some of these $10K bikes weigh nearly as much as my front fork
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post

I don't think that 99.99% of people would get any more enjoyment out of a $8,000 bike than a $1,000 bike, or even a $500 bike for that matter! That said, the owner who placed bikes that cost that much, on a trailer hitch is an idiot, twice over.
You're right most probably wouldn't.

Though you wouldn't ride one of those bikes to the grocery store either, you wouldn't ride a single speed bike 30 miles to get to a trail either and riding down hill is a very different style to riding single track cross country in say Utah compared to Vermont and it's a very different, technical style down here in MA, hence most people having a hitch for multiple bikes, as a lot of folks group ride and lot of trails don't have much parking so it makes sense.
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some of these $10K bikes weigh nearly as much as my front fork
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