Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Few Statistics From The Year 2010

A few statistics from the year 2010.

I keep a log of the days I ride to work. I rode 85% of the possible work days in 2010. Since March, I've rode 94% of the possible days. This date is important because I purchased the Symba in February and took possession of her on 27 February 2010. There were six months that I had perfect 100% scores.

There were nineteen days that I couldn't ride last year because of weather or road conditions. The other days I missed were because of mechanical issues. There was a period of three weeks that the dealer had Billie. They gave me a loaner that I rode or the numbers would have been rather bleak. Ironically, I'm not sure they did very much to Billie while they had her. I'm very glad that I now have service support that I can trust.

When I picked up Billie she had 2.7mi. on the odometer. Here's the photo of the odometer on 31 December 2010:
6618 miles.
Mileage on the Symba for 2010 = 6615.3 miles.

A slightly belated Happy New Year! And, may 2011 be a safe and drama free year for us all.

~CB and Billie.


  1. SWEET!!! Some good statistics! Does your service department say Billie's mileage is good or average for a scooter?

    Here's to a new year! Hope it is a good one with all the riding days you want! Hugs to Billie! (And your significant other. :) )


  2. I keep hearing that I'm ahead of the curve when it comes to mileage. If we hadn't had the snow in December I suspect I'd been over 7000 miles easily.

    I must say that the number of miles that went on Billie increased after the "re-invention" of the service department at my dealer. It was like having a new bike. I am very grateful for that!

    Thanks for the well wishes and be safe!

  3. Happy New Year Keith, and congrats on the mileage. I imagine some bikes never see that kind of mileage in a lifetime, let alone in one year.

  4. I am impressed that you can actually ride to work in the middle of winter...As I remember it, it gets cold in MO, How do you manage to ride in the cold.

  5. You are quite the Symba Mileage Stud! Keep on riding!
    Happy New Year

  6. Dear Keith:

    Happy New Year! You bear the coveted title of a "Rounder," a rider who manages to get out and score significant mileage everty month of the year — regardless of the circumstances. This puts you among the ranks of Chris Luhman and Domingo Chang — two riders who do not know the meaning of the word "fear."

    I am chargrined to admit that I do not ride in the slush, salt, or heavy grit of winter.

    Fondest regards,
    Jack • reep • Toad
    Twisted Roads

  7. Ms Bluekat: I see older bikes on Craigslist with fewer miles. It is difficult for me to fathom, but I know it is true.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment. Hmmm, I wonder how many miles Sam will travel in 2011?

    Happy New Year!

  8. Baron: I think being from Michigan originally gives me a different approach to the cold. Living around snowmobile riders teaches one about dressing warm. Hands continue to be an issue, but I'm working on that, other than the hands I stay nice and toasty.

    Thanks for the comment.

  9. Jim: I am confident that is the first time I have ever been referred to as Symba Mileage Stud. Thank you!

    It is always good to hear from you :)

  10. Jack,
    Happy New Year! I'm honored to be mentioned in the same sentence as Domingo Chang and Chris Luhman. They are two gentlemen whose riding accomplishments I respect greatly.

    Thanks for reading and commenting on my Blog; and thank you for listing me on your Blog list. I appreciate your support.

  11. Great job Keith! I think your dedication to riding has put you in the upper percentage of those who ride. 7000 miles in one year is good. I feel like the average is 1-3k miles. Congrats on making your scoot your primary transport!

    PS: Thanks for the kind words.

    -Chris @ - year round riding in Minnesota

  12. I would say your 85% is exceptional, as is your mileage of 6615.



  13. GAW: Thanks. I really appreciate your commenting. Heaven knows you certainly know what kind of weather I ride in :)

    A slightly belated Happy New Year. I hope your 2011 brings fewer bumps in the road for you. Take care and keep those feet on the pegs.


  14. THat is excelent are getting value for money with her!