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  1. If you get over to Maine, I would avoid riding...

    If you get over to Maine, I would avoid riding after dark if you can avoid it. Our moose like to come out onto the roadways at night, I think they just like to watch the traffic go by or something....
  2. I think I know that jingle, can you hum a few...

    I think I know that jingle, can you hum a few bars? :bolt
    Mark
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    Prayer and the exercise of Faith. Even when by...

    Prayer and the exercise of Faith. Even when by myself, I never am traveling alone.

    Mark
  4. Yeah, But I gotta leave my bells at home.;) ...

    Yeah, But I gotta leave my bells at home.;)

    Mark
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    Congratulations on the bike and welcome to the...

    Congratulations on the bike and welcome to the club! Although my current BMW is twenty years newer I still have a warm spot in my heart for my first BMW, a 1978 R80 which I purchased in '82 and owned...
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    Saw a popular camper on Craigslist a couple of...

    Saw a popular camper on Craigslist a couple of years ago at a "steal of a price. It was listed here in the Northeast. Just by chance I saw the same camper, pictures and all sell on Ebay just days...
  7. In central Maine we still have a foot of snow on...

    In central Maine we still have a foot of snow on the ground and snowbanks are still lining the roadways which keeps the streets all wet. A few folks have been out but not me.
    It got to near 60F...
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    "The Dirty Life" On Farming, Food, and Love: by...

    "The Dirty Life" On Farming, Food, and Love: by Kristin Kimbal.

    Very enjoyable. Great writer.

    Mark
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    I asked this same question a few years back and...

    I asked this same question a few years back and the answer I got was "white lithium grease".

    Mark
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    My year start/end update: BMW R11RS...

    My year start/end update:

    BMW R11RS 343,470/349,353
    BMW R11S 73,465/75,072
    BMW K75 92,559/98,217
    BMW F650 56,382/56,510
    Yamaha TW 3,076/3,182
    F800S 8,420/36,684

    Total 41,636 Wonderful...
  11. I noticed that this thread has 2,350 posts about...

    I noticed that this thread has 2,350 posts about pretty much nothing. Has anyone read all of them? Now that would be something. Wouldn't it?

    Mark

    P.S. I know nothing.
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    I think he must have been born with a pair of...

    I think he must have been born with a pair of gyroscopes instead of ba**s.

    Mark
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    Phil, be sure to check out the local club. "BMW...

    Phil, be sure to check out the local club. "BMW Riders of Southern Maine". Great bunch of folks.

    Mark
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    Steve, I have always been curious as to the...

    Steve, I have always been curious as to the source of drinking water in your part of the country. Is a drilled well the norm or are you able to treat the water out of the water collection tanks? What...
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    Phil, Welcome to the club. Short term, joining...

    Phil, Welcome to the club. Short term, joining this club may not seem like much of a big deal or different than joining just about any other club. I was in my twentys when I joined and I can tell you...
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    A nineteen sixties Cape Dory 14 foot sailboat for...

    A nineteen sixties Cape Dory 14 foot sailboat for $700 purchased half a dozen years ago. Oh what fun. Sold a few months ago for $1450. Oh what fun.

    Two dozen 3&1/2 inch X 13 inch X 18 feet Old...
  17. I did manage to get many of the Canadian...

    I did manage to get many of the Canadian Provinces on my way home from the 2001 Redmond, OR. rally.

    Mark
  18. Hopefully I have succesfully uploaded the US map....

    Hopefully I have succesfully uploaded the US map. I have ridden BMW motorcylces from my home here in Maine to all but Hawaii, Alaska, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Florida. I have been within one...
  19. We rode home to Maine from the RA rally on VT 9...

    We rode home to Maine from the RA rally on VT 9 and NH 9. Very nice. Able to make good time. Road surface very good.

    Mark
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    Michael, Welcome to the club! My first roadbike...

    Michael,
    Welcome to the club! My first roadbike was a 78 R80 that I purchased used in 1982. Owned it for eleven years. Wish I still had it. Nothing but fond memories. I was a young man and wanted...
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    For those of you who have been following along,...

    For those of you who have been following along, we headed out last weekend and rode the last three Maine state numbered roads that I had previously never been on. One that we rode was actually just a...
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    I agree with Tom, stay on the interstate until...

    I agree with Tom, stay on the interstate until Augusta, then Rt 3 to Ellsworth.

    Lamoine Beach State Park for camping on Frenchmen's Bay. Approximately 20 minutes from Bar harbor. Ten or so to...
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    Florida!? It's too hot to ride it in Maine on a...

    Florida!? It's too hot to ride it in Maine on a day above low 80's. Great three season bike as long as one of the seasons isn't summer.
    Mark
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    Roads Obsession

    Was wondering if there is anyone else out there with a similar affliction. Read on and perhaps you will be able to identify with some of the symtoms. Let's see, where shall I start? Hmmm, OK, I'll...
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    If anyone is traveling East of Ellsworth, Maine...

    If anyone is traveling East of Ellsworth, Maine be sure to ride Route 182 between Franklin and Cherryfield. Hills, linked turns, lakes on one side and ledge outcropping on the other. One of my...
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