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5,427 Days in a row
« 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
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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 05:31:45 PM »
Almost 15 years , very impressive  ;-T

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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 05:38:35 PM »
how far north and east ?
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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 05:41:32 PM »
 :bow :bow ;-T
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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 05:44:11 PM »
IMPRESSIVE!
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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #5 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...? 

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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2014, 06:39:44 PM »
That's frickin' amazing.

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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #7 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).
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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2014, 08:04:56 PM »
So what is he riding - same bike , multipule bikes.  Just wondering....

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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #9 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...? 

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Not a book per say just his log book. Its about 2-1/2" thick.
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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2014, 08:08:54 PM »
Almost 15 years , very impressive  ;-T

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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.
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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2014, 11:50:28 PM »
So what is he riding - same bike , multipule bikes.  Just wondering....

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Multiple bikes. He is also into getting miles on as many different manufacturers bikes as possible. Normal everyday bikes are GS's.
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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #14 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
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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #15 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
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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #16 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?
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« Reply #17 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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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2015, 10:30:04 AM »
Tip of the cap. Hardcore.
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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2015, 11:11:14 AM »
Shine on you crazy diamond.   ;-T

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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #20 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
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« Reply #21 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

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Re: 5,427 Days in a row
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2021, 04:55:07 PM »
So how is Blaine doing??
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2021, 05:10:34 PM »
So how is Blaine doing??

Back in March Blaine’s record came to an end when he was hospitalized with that thing we’ve all been dealing with for the last 20 months.  He has made a full recovery and was back to riding starting all over again. He got over 80,000 miles last year and wants to best that this year. He’s been riding 200 mile days while the weather has been warm/hot.
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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2021, 05:25:14 PM »
Good to hear that he's back on the road.   :thumb:  I met him shortly after he shut down his dealership.  I came in for a wedding.  I was in the neighborhood and thought I'd drop in to take a look at some bikes and the Moto Guzzi dealer sign he had for sell.  I did ponder the packing and shipping the sign back to Hawaii.  It was big.   :shocked: 
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« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2021, 05:40:31 PM »
That's impressive!  :smiley:

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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2021, 06:06:26 PM »
As of Sept. 13th, Blaine has already done 60k miles this year.  :shocked:
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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2021, 08:44:00 PM »
Glad he recovered.  The riding stuff is cool too. 
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« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2021, 08:53:20 PM »
 :bow: What else could be said. In general must be one healthy SOB to not had any other illnesses that would have grounded him for at least a day.
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« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2021, 09:44:09 AM »
:bow: What else could be said. In general must be one healthy SOB to not had any other illnesses that would have grounded him for at least a day.
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