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Congrats and enjoy the ride!!!! Welcome.
Ride the clouds brother. Godspeed.
[QUOTE=parkec »]East of the Mississippi is good.
How about south of the Mason Dixon Line:)[/QUOTE]
East of the Mississippi is GREAT news, especially given that the MOA rally is in Oregon. I vote for NORTH of the Mason Dixon. How about VT or NH? That’d be righteous!
I agree – Sept or Oct would be killer.
[QUOTE=osbornk »]Wouldn’t late September or October in VT or NH be awfully cold for us normal people? I remember it being cold in Shelbyville, TN a few years ago.[/QUOTE]
Kidding aside, Sept/Oct in New England is beautiful. MT Washington , and riding the kanc in foliage is an opportunity worth requiring some heavier gear. Would be a nice change of pace from the humid conditions rally goers have faced in the south in July. Just my .02
Sounds like if folks want German made, they’ll need to stay clear of some models…
World economy…the times they are a changin’!
[QUOTE=keithh »]…The newer R1200RS and RT bikes have some very appealing technical improvements but I don’t care for the angular look.[/QUOTE]
Hey, did you just call my Fraulein [I]ugly[/I]?!?!?! 🙂
[QUOTE=MarkF »]Then again it could be just the bags. Every BMW recently sold without bags eventually had an option.[/QUOTE]
+1. I really think it is the bags. I sat on both models at the IMS. I remember thinking that the ST was more comfortable, the position felt more upright. While I didn’t spend enough time on it to give a real review, I liked the ergos on that bike.
A friend of mine (Nancy) has an ST and she, after having it lowered with aftermarket suspension, LOVES that bike.
Wow. Sounds like a win win win situation…An opportunity for the rider, the bike and for those of us that will enjoy the article!
::looking forward to this one::
[QUOTE=moondog »]…Of course you wouldn’t catch me dead or alive on it…!:D[/QUOTE]
Perhaps not…but without the aforementioned Honda Accord sidecar, at a red light you very well may be found dead UNDER it! 😀
Please let it be New England…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE….
::rubbing the rabbits foot::
Pleaasssseeeee pleeeaassseeeeee New England. Pleeeeeaaaseeee Pleeasssseeeee.:D
I had an very interesting conversation at a Labor day event. I met a nice guy in his 70s who had just recently given up riding. He spent hundreds of thousands of miles riding all over the united states over the past 50 years. In the most recent 20 or so, he was a self described Honda-guy. He struck up a conversation with me when he saw my red bmw ra t-shirt.
He was t-boned by a car in the spring. And his bike was totaled.
When I asked if he was going to get back on another Honda, his response was that recovery took longer than he thought it should have and during a follow up with his doctor, he was advised that due to his age, future accidents would take as long and longer to heal. “Reflexes and bones aren’t what they used to be” he said. So, after some careful consideration and the advice from his doctor, he decided to (in his words) “Hang up the leather for good. ”
He is a super nice guy, he had a terrific perspective. I hope when the days comes where I give it up, I’m as okay with it as he seemed to be.
I’ve seen posts on other forums where some folks kick around the idea of giving it up. In particular, it was advancing age (approaching the 70 mark) and concerns about declining reactions and reflexes, along with the physical stress of riding longer distances.
There also, from time to time, is the post about one close call too many…and on the for sale sign goes…
A good riding friend of mine replyed (via email) to the director that was interviewed for that article. Cited the direct contradiction in the mission statement of the company, while excluding motorcycles.
He received a response, and much to my friends surprise, the response was an invitation to meet and discuss the matter.