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Old 01-08-2013, 02:49 PM   #76
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Three years ago I bought a r1200gs, while looking for info found a web sight for that bike( BMW r1200gs Forum) and under links found this site...... I am addicted to reading the rides, and checking the pics. Can't wait for the snow to go( I know I must be a softie) rides planned , ground to be covered.....
Ps I remember in the late seventies, before the arrival of quality ride gear. Shoving newspaper down my jacket and trousers to help keep the cold out on my 40 mile commute to work.......
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:15 PM   #77
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Three years ago I bought a r1200gs, while looking for info found a web sight for that bike( BMW r1200gs Forum) and under links found this site...... I am addicted to reading the rides, and checking the pics. Can't wait for the snow to go( I know I must be a softie) rides planned , ground to be covered.....
Ps I remember in the late seventies, before the arrival of quality ride gear. Shoving newspaper down my jacket and trousers to help keep the cold out on my 40 mile commute to work.......
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I remember that...and the bread bag boot liners...
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #78
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Found this place by accident. I was shopping for a BMW dual sport and found a few potential bikes for sale and ended up lurking then finally creating an account. I did end up purchasing a bike from a fellow inmate and it turned out to be a Blackbird.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:12 PM   #79
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I was searching for reviews of cheap top boxes to mount onto the luggage rack that I just made. I kept reading box reviews in this place, and saw some really nice setups. I ended up buying an Emgo trunk for now. I lurked around a little and found that I might want to play some tag, anyway. So, here I am.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:26 PM   #80
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A friend of mine (goes by macminter in most places online) showed me this place about a year and a half ago. I'd click around a few times a week, mostly looking at pictures when I was bored... And then I found the ride reports section.

The one that really caught my eye was titled 25,000 miles with Luke and Nick (linked).

It was probably one of the most entertaining, exciting stories I've ever ridden, about 2 friend's ridiculous quest to ride from the southern tip of Africa, to the northern tip of Norway (something I would have thought impossible, before finding these forums). I sat for at LEAST 2 hours each day, reading as much as I could of their epic story. Eventually I read every last page. It was a roller coaster of ups and downs, from beautiful memories and experiences, to unexpected breakdowns, setbacks, and the occasional corruption.

I still have yet to find a ride report quite as exciting as theirs, but many do come close.



EDIT: I should add, I certainly lurk a LOT more than I post.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:38 PM   #81
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Google search a few years ago for places to ride off road. A ride report of some inmate riding the arctic circle popped up. Been reading about my dreams ever since.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:45 PM   #82
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I remember that...and the bread bag boot liners...
HA!! I still do that. And NOOOOO I do not ride a KLR.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:35 AM   #83
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How'd you find this joint, anyway?

oops! i thought this was a mara-ja-wana thread.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:40 PM   #84
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Was using Google to search for the best beer and bacon sammich pairing...
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:25 AM   #85
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:35 AM   #86
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Met Brad Vardy at a BMW rally and later, somebody told me he had posted an awesome ride report here.
Found the report, was hooked on the site, joined up.

Then in 2005, I met and became pals with Flug.
Should have never come here, I guess...
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:46 AM   #87
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #88
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When younger I always wanted to drive across the US by car... When I discovered motorbikes I dropped the car idea and went for the motorbike idea.

I Google'd something like "Ride across America" and up popped a really good ride report of a bloke riding round the US. Hung around ever since and seen reports and photo's that have blown my mind any set me on the road to a biking life I never expected to follow!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:31 AM   #89
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