Forty Years of OTL revisited – RALLY COUNTDOWN

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    [COLOR=”#FF0000″]16 DAYS!
    August, 1976. C.B. Radio For Your BMW. (excerpt). [/COLOR]What Use is a CB Radio on your Bike? Ron Meyer, President of the Brevard Motorcycle Wanderers and BMWRA Area Rep for Melbourne, recently looked into the subject. Here is Ron’s list of useful information obtainable via your CB:
    1. Location of local restaurants that serve good food at reasonable prices. 2. Ditto for inexpensive yet clean and comfortable motels. 3. Ditto for local points of interest-historical, industrial, etc. 4. Ditto for the local BMW dealer. 5. Ditto for the nearest gas station. 6. Can for help if No. 5 fails! 7. Break the monotony of long highway stretches by listening to truckers’ conversations. 8. Learn the conditions of the road ahead the the location of “Smokey Bear” (Highway Patrol), “County Mounty” and “Local Yokel”.

    CB Radios are the latest national craze. An estimated one-half million to a million sets of several hundred makes are sold each month!



    [COLOR=”#FF0000″]15 Days until the Colorado Grand National.[/COLOR]July, 1982. If you’re going to pay BMW prices, shouldn’t it be for a BMW? It would seem that other motorcycle manufacturers have decided to approach BMW prices, if not BMW engineering. Indeed, if you glance at these prices, you’ll see that there is now very little difference between the cost of certain competitive models and their BMW counterparts. And so…, with prices being so comparable, we’d like to invite you to compare motorcycles. In which case you see, first hand, the difference that a few hundred dollars and 59 years of German engineering can make.
    BMW R65 – $3,390 Yamaha 650 SECA-$3,099
    BMW R100 – $4,990. Honda Goldwing – $4,248
    BMW R100RT – $6,890 Honda Aspencade-$6,798



    Yikes! Yikes! Yikes! Missed yesterday. 14 Days. Now it’s 13 days. My postings may be a little hit and miss until rally time. [COLOR=”#FF0000″]May, 1975. Hi from the Great Rocky Mountain West.[/COLOR] There wil be a helmet protest ride the 28-29th of June in Loveland, Colo. It is a overnight run, they will have a band, food and beer and plenty of room for everyone. To top it off there will be a 60 mile ride to the Capitol on the 29th without helmets or with which ever you prefer. This is all in conjunction with the National Helmet protest day.

    You might like to know also that the Lights-on-Law was volted down by a landslide in Colo. So you won’t have to worry about it for two years or so.



    Forty Years of the OTL- Revisited

    [COLOR=”#FF0000″]30 days to the rally![/COLOR] As the RA approaches its fortieth year, thought you just might enjoy excerpts that have graced past issues of OTL. Imagine the magazine named the “BM Burbles” as suggested by one contestant. Did you know the average age of the BMW buyer in 1972 was 34 years old. These are reprinted exactly as they appeared in the magazine. As the saying goes “we’ve come a long way baby”.

    Stay tuned.We’ll post one a day until the rally.

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