Saturday, October 26, 2013

Milestones for Brigitta and I

A week of milestones for both Brigitta, my '87 R80 BMW Airhead motorcycle and myself.

Suffice to say, this week I turned one year older, that was my milestone.

What's more important, is that Brigitta reached a milestone that is not that common for motorcycles, though BMWs are perhaps a bit more known for reaching that mark.

I watched, while riding home from work when about four miles from the house, as the odometer on Brigitta went from 99999 to 000000!  There wasn't a safe spot to stop for the 99999 point but here's a picture I took I believe two days ago when I got to work; showing that she was approaching the milestone:

iPhone Camera shot, at 99968 miles

Shortly after the odometer rotated to all zeroes, I found a nearby spot to park and safely take pictures.

 Brigitta's dash at 100,000 miles....all zeroes!
4:52 PM October 25, 2013
The clock is wrong, never did reset it for Daylight Saving Time this year.

A view of the Front Range Mountains the hour that
Brigitta went over 100,000 miles.

I bought Brigitta back on June 12, 2008.....shortly after my accident while on Maria, my 2004 BMW R1150RT.  She came to me with 61,643 miles on her odometer so she and I have ridden 38,357 miles together since then.  

The advent of sidecaring into my life set back achieving this mileage goal by a few years, I'll admit.  Brigitta became my fair weather/canyon carving motorcycle.  My sidecars, Natasha and later Valencia became my fun/foul weather/snow riding steeds while Brigitta sat safe in the garage.  

Brigitta is the steady/reliable steed, especially when compared to the vagaries of the URAL Sidecar Rigs.....I expect she'll reach the 150,000 mile mark and beyond with no major issues.  

I got home and noted the light on the sole tree in my front yard.  So here's a bonus picture of Fall Coloring.


RichardM said...

Happy birthday and congrats on the mileage milestone.
Are milestones for people when their age ends in a zero?

scott said...

Very cool! That is a lot of miles on a bike. Hope you can get another 30,000 out of her.

scott said...

That is a lot of miles on a bike. I hope you can get another 30k out of Brigitta!

SonjaM said...

Congrats as well from the Black Forest, for the milestone and the birthday.

redlegsrides said...

Thanks Richard, wonder how long before she reaches 150k? As to my milestone, it ends with 4 this year.

redlegsrides said...

Scott, unless something catastrophic happens, I am sure my Beemer has more than 30k miles left in her, some airheads have seen all zeroes more than twice in their lifetime! Thanks for commenting.

RichardM said...

I was wondering what the stickers on the dash would say. They were missing on my bike, just have the outlines.

redlegsrides said...

Now you know..... :)

Trobairitz said...

Woohoo, congrats on the mileage and happy belated birthday. Ends in 4 hmmmm? I didn't know you were 44. :-)

Unknown said...


Happy 44th Birthday to you & Happy milestone to Brigitta with many more to come

Riding the wet coast

redlegsrides said...

Trobairitz, sure....lets go with that! Thanks.

redlegsrides said...

Thanks Bob for reinforcing the bit about me being 44.

Anonymous said...

That makes your bike all brand new again! :) Happy birthday as well Dom


redlegsrides said...

Thanks Cliff! Wanna but a "low mileage" airhead? :)