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Old 02-20-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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New Rider in North Texas

Just got my new bike. No long journeys just yet, but I am learning about the backroads of North Texas.

Loving my BMW G650GS!

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On the backroads.

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Who can resist an old sign like this - the Malts were delicious too!

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Real horse meet steel horse.


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My friend also enjoyed the bike - so much so that he went out and bought a used F650GS the very next day.


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Can't wait to share more as we progress in our skills and expand our journeys.


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Old 02-20-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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Nice Bike!

BillyJack,

You have a really nice looking bike. I ride an F800GS here in DC, but had the chance last week to ride an F650GS through and around the Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=765000


I have not yet tried the G650, but I certainly hope to. There has been a BMW 650 X-Challenge on CycleTrader for some time, and I think about it frequently.

Thanks for posting,
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:08 PM   #3
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Welcome, BillyJack

Bike looks very sharp in white. Keep the rubber side down and keep posting pics of your travels.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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Gorgeous girl you got there amigo. Looks like she's ready to eat up the miles. Must be proud to feel that thing gyrate between your legs.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:04 PM   #5
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Location??

Are those street shots in Carrollton by chance?
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
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keep it coming

more pics please!

texas is on my must do list... where is that milkshake joint?
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:07 PM   #7
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Nice looking 650. Head that bike SW towards my part of TX and you will find some great roads. And great BBQ. What a combination. Give me a shout if you need road info. I have been riding these roads for many years.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the enthusiasm- everyone.

The pictures from the previous post were all taken just north of McKinney, TX.

I had the opportunity to go for a very short run today, and I took some more pictures. A different route today, that revealed a great farm road that quickly turned to heavy dirt (with massive tractor grooves) and a stream crossing. What a great way to break in the bike.

Here are some shots (sorry, was too busy to take pics on the dirt roads) :)

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The road ahead.

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And the 650 - ready for action.

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Inside a cozy little cafe for a slice of pie and a coffee.

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A quaint cafe - highly recommended for the above mentioned pie and coffee.

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And a great old barn/shed that reminds me of my great grandmother's farm.

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Until next time...

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:27 PM   #9
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more pics please!

texas is on my must do list... where is that milkshake joint?
This is just outside of McKinney TX.

That old sign was awesome.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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Are those street shots in Carrollton by chance?
Small town just outside of McKinney. Carollton would be cool though. Maybe next time :)
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:35 PM   #11
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more pics please!

texas is on my must do list... where is that milkshake joint?
Here are a few more from today :)

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