Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Perazzimx14 on December 31, 2014, 05:25:11 PM

Title: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: Perazzimx14 on December 31, 2014, 05:25:11 PM
My good friend Blain Paulus just pulled in for NYE dinner and is finishing out his 2014 log book. As of today he has ridden a minimum of 10 miles every day for the last 5,427 days without missing not one single day. Living in the Northeast as you can imagine this can be quite a challenge.

I hope to see him do 10,000 days in a row ;-T
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: oldbike54 on December 31, 2014, 05:31:45 PM
Almost 15 years , very impressive  ;-T

  Dusty
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Post by: LowRyter on December 31, 2014, 05:38:35 PM
how far north and east ?
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Post by: Stormtruck2 on December 31, 2014, 05:41:32 PM
 :bow :bow ;-T
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Post by: fotoguzzi on December 31, 2014, 05:44:11 PM
IMPRESSIVE!
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: radguzzi on December 31, 2014, 06:02:41 PM

That is impressive.

I recall the name from some years back...  Any more info on the book...? 

Best,
Rob

Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: Cam3512 on December 31, 2014, 06:39:44 PM
That's frickin' amazing.

 :bow
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 31, 2014, 06:46:12 PM
Blaine (Paulus) was a Guzzi dealer back in the '80s, ran BP Cycles in Dauphin, PA. He lives near Biglersville, PA now (north of Gettysburg).
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: Markcarovilli on December 31, 2014, 08:04:56 PM
So what is he riding - same bike , multipule bikes.  Just wondering....

Mark
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: Perazzimx14 on December 31, 2014, 08:08:13 PM
That is impressive.

I recall the name from some years back...  Any more info on the book...? 

Best,
Rob



Not a book per say just his log book. Its about 2-1/2" thick.
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: jas67 on December 31, 2014, 08:08:54 PM
Almost 15 years , very impressive  ;-T

  Dusty

Go Blaine!

Blaine (Paulus) was a Guzzi dealer back in the '80s, ran BP Cycles in Dauphin, PA. He lives near Biglersville, PA now (north of Gettysburg).


He also was a successful racer in the "Battle of the Twins" series in the 80's as well -- on Moto Guzzi, of course.     His nickname back in the say was "Dr. Smooth", because of his smooth riding style.   He is still smooth and fast to this day.
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: Perazzimx14 on December 31, 2014, 11:50:28 PM
So what is he riding - same bike , multipule bikes.  Just wondering....

Mark

Multiple bikes. He is also into getting miles on as many different manufacturers bikes as possible. Normal everyday bikes are GS's.
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: cookiemech on January 01, 2015, 05:48:03 AM
That is phenomenal! I live in (southwestern) PA, and I do seem to recall quite a number of heavy snowstorms in the past 15 years . . . so how do you ride a motorcycle (I'm assuming this means two wheels, not three) in a foot or two of snow? Maybe they do a better job of plowing in central PA, but I live on a state-maintained road and there were a couple of storms where they weren't here for a couple of days.

Inquiring minds, and all that . . .
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: HDGoose on January 01, 2015, 05:53:54 AM
That is phenomenal! I live in (southwestern) PA, and I do seem to recall quite a number of heavy snowstorms in the past 15 years . . . so how do you ride a motorcycle (I'm assuming this means two wheels, not three) in a foot or two of snow? Maybe they do a better job of plowing in central PA, but I live on a state-maintained road and there were a couple of storms where they weren't here for a couple of days.

Inquiring minds, and all that . . .

Be elsewhere, much more southern.
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: Perazzimx14 on January 01, 2015, 07:22:28 AM
That is phenomenal! I live in (southwestern) PA, and I do seem to recall quite a number of heavy snowstorms in the past 15 years . . . so how do you ride a motorcycle (I'm assuming this means two wheels, not three) in a foot or two of snow? Maybe they do a better job of plowing in central PA, but I live on a state-maintained road and there were a couple of storms where they weren't here for a couple of days.

Inquiring minds, and all that . . .

Yes all on two wheels. He has different bikes set up for different weather conditions. I think if push came to shove he would ride circles in his garage on the trials bike to get his 10 ;D
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: jas67 on January 01, 2015, 08:35:26 AM
Yes all on two wheels. He has different bikes set up for different weather conditions.

He has studded tires on a (or more than one) Lifan 200cc dual sport.    I've seen Facebook selfies of him with his face shield completely iced over after rides during our many ice storms.      He is a breed all his own.


I think if push came to shove he would ride circles in his garage on the trials bike to get his 10 ;D

That's sounds like the Blaine I know.   ;D
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: jas67 on January 01, 2015, 08:41:27 AM
My good friend Blain Paulus just pulled in for NYE dinner and is finishing out his 2014 log book.

So, what was his 2014 total miles?
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: Perazzimx14 on January 01, 2015, 10:19:24 AM
So, what was his 2014 total miles?


40K+

5,428 day now. He just stopped by on his way to the Polar Bear plunge in HBG.
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Post by: Nic in Western NYS on January 01, 2015, 10:30:04 AM
Tip of the cap. Hardcore.
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Post by: Jim Rich on January 01, 2015, 11:11:14 AM
Shine on you crazy diamond.   ;-T
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Post by: Stormtruck2 on January 01, 2015, 11:18:19 AM
Damn.  If that is the standard to be a motorcyclist, I'm a piker. :-[   Love to hear about, read about, associate with people with that kind of drive and tenacity.   Love people that never ever give up.  ;-T :bow
Title: Re: 5,427 Days in a row
Post by: Lannis on January 01, 2015, 11:23:29 AM
Damn.  If that is the standard to be a motorcyclist, I'm a piker. :-[   

Maybe not a piker, maybe you've just got a job ....  :D   Just kidding a little bit, but jeez, I've spent probably 50 24 periods in that time in airports and in transit where you can't get your hands near a motorcycle if you wanted to ... ?

I guess you have to dedicate your whole lifestyle toward that being a goal, and give up everything else. ....  ;-T

Lannis