2 bikes = twice as happy
I am pretty sure I read about this guy and his bike recently in MSL or some other rag. He and his bike were still going strong and he still lead tours on the continent. What a guy, what a bike.
This thread brought something else to mind for me its not transalp mileage (hope you don't mind) but its the highest mileage bike I have ever known ------- In 1988 I went to yugoslavia with a party of bikers led by a man called Stuart Jenkinson, he rode a vincent black prince which he bought new in the 1950s.
His vinny had covered 420,000 miles and one of the big ends was still original! he was 62 at the time and he told me he was hoping to clock up the half million before he packed in riding, I never did know if he managed it.
My bike at the time was a ex constabulary BMW R80RT which cruised down the autobahn in germany at a good 90MPH, Stuart passed me doing a good 30MPH faster! mind you everything else passed me as well including a transporter van