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Other members in Central and/or Southern Texas

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Other members in Central and/or Southern Texas

Am I the only RA member in Central or Southern Texas?

Edited by: ben721364 on 2011-01-23 05:39
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No, you're not the only member, but you and I may be the only ones reading this forum.
We have several members in the San Antonio area as well as in Austin area. I think part of the problem is that the RA has not been too vocal about promoting thier forum so not many folks are logged on. That and the fact that there are so many BMW related forums that nobody can be on them all so many folks just keep track on a couple.
There is also the issue that mnay new riders (to BMW) don't even know who the RA is while almost all are aware of the MOA.

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TexPaul » wrote:
No, you're not the only member, but you and I may be the only ones reading this forum.
We have several members in the San Antonio area as well as in Austin area. I think part of the problem is that the RA has not been too vocal about promoting thier forum so not many folks are logged on. That and the fact that there are so many BMW related forums that nobody can be on them all so many folks just keep track on a couple.
There is also the issue that mnay new riders (to BMW) don't even know who the RA is while almost all are aware of the MOA.

Thanks for the note Tex. MOA has done a good job promoting itself, as you noted. I like the fact that RA is more laid back and the OTL has more of the type information that appeals to me. RA is a better fit for me; though there are some things to commend the other club, most notably Paul Glaves' column in my opinion. Robert Hellman can't be replaced and we will miss him terribly but I feel sure someone with talent and the grit to continue to keep us informed will step forward; and that OTL will continue in the tradition that has distinguished if for so long.

It sounds like the Rally in MI was a great success. I'm sorry I missed it but decided to go west for the MOA rally next month instead. I think that the RA rally will be in the Southeast next year and I look forward to it.

Cheers,
Ben

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Southeastern rally

Ben,

What do you know of about next years rally. I had to leave Houghton early so if any announcement was made concerning next year, I missed it.

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TexPaul » wrote:
Ben,

What do you know of about next years rally. I had to leave Houghton early so if any announcement was made concerning next year, I missed it.

As Sargent Schultz (Hogan's Hero) would say, I know nothing! I heard something about it being in the southeast, somewhere. It may be strictly a rumor. Time will tell...
Best,
Ben

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I have been a member of RA for 14 years but just today signed on line. I live in Bellville, TX so I guess I'm in "south Texas".
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I don't live in South Texas; but I do live in Texas (near Tyler) and this seems to be the only Texas forum!

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I live in Austin. Many of the MOA members in this area also belong to the RA.

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I live in Austin as well.

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I'm in Nacogdoches. Not south Texas, but south.

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I just want somewhere to ride and food when I get there.

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This seems to be an aging (and slow thread) but I'll add my two bits. I too am in San Antonio.

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Houston (Clear Lake) area.

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Re: Other members in Central and/or Southern Texas

Any Texians going to the RA rally in October?  Post up.  Maybe we can get a group migration or at least share trailers/rides, etc.

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Leaving from Channelview/Houston late Thursday and pushing through East Texas as long as light holds out.  Headed Home on Sunday afternoon.  Will be riding as Trailers are for Sissies and Harley Riders.  We'll push as hard as my riding buddy on his Ultra Classic can be drug along.

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kocook wrote:

Any Texians going to the RA rally in October?  Post up.  Maybe we can get a group migration or at least share trailers/rides, etc.

I'll be leaving Lorena early Thursday morning. I will probably ride the Talamina Senic Byway on the way up. Anyone wants to ride along are welcome. After the rally will be heading to Alabama for a week.

 

Mike White

Lorena, TX

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Great info. 

Jim, I am close to you (Clear Lake City area), but may be leaving sooner.   Maybe on the Sunday rebound.

 

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Mike, You going Lorena > I35 > Dallas > 69 > 43 > Talamina > Mena or Acorn > 71 > 80 > 7 > Harrison?  10 hrs + stops?

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I'll be leaving Missouri City ( Houston ) before 4am Wednesday. I'll be setting up a vendor booth and can do that Wednesday evening. You can camp Wednesday night. 

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kocook wrote:

Mike, You going Lorena > I35 > Dallas > 69 > 43 > Talamina > Mena or Acorn > 71 > 80 > 7 > Harrison?  10 hrs + stops?

No, I won't be on I35. I'll take 31 to 19 to 271 to the byway then the AR roads you mention.

 

Mike

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I'll be leaving Missouri City ( Houston ) before 4am Wednesday. I'll be setting up a vendor booth and can do that Wednesday evening. You can camp Wednesday night.
What are you vending?  Ear

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kocook wrote:

 

realshelby wrote:

I'll be leaving Missouri City ( Houston ) before 4am Wednesday. I'll be setting up a vendor booth and can do that Wednesday evening. You can camp Wednesday night.

What are you vending?  Ear

 

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WERKS Quiet Ride Windshields for the 2014 and up RT. Couldn't find one that worked as well as I though they should, so I developed my own!
Saw that you were not showing on the Vendors List.  Fixed it!

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Re: Other members in Central and/or Southern Texas

Wasn't here when this thread started... but I've been here 5 years now (Chicago area transplant).

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Re: Other members in Central and/or Southern Texas

Wasn't here when this thread started... but I've been here 5 years now (Chicago area transplant).

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