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    BMWs of Paris

    lately a lot of you have been writing and calling me and saying, "username, what is the state of the BMW motorcycles in Paris? how are they doing?" so i thought i would go off and take a look and report back. so here you go, a small sampling of the beemers i went and checked on for you.

    there is a special prize for anyone that can name the bike, as well as the location in every photograph.




























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    Quote Originally Posted by username View Post




    Now THIS is a ride report. Pretty bitchin' dude.

    I vote for the three above for Picture of the Week consideration.

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    Ummm, lessee here...a bunch of BMWs and a blue scooter in Paris?

    Good stuff Lee!
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    no parlez francais, but nice bike shots!

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    statdawg - sweet, you got rue brea! it's not a big road. have you been in that area? there is an old timey candy shop on rue brea with incredible caramels. everything comes in a cool little metal box and the lady who runs it personally wraps everything by hand for you. it's really nice. she didnt speak english, so i had to ask her questions in my high school french, and she was super gracious. (as was the shoe repair guy a few doors up who directed me to a drug store.)

    i enjoyed that neighborhood a lot in the short time i was there. that's a cool city.

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    Nice bikes. What really surprised me, was the pictures of the French gendarmes. The back of their jackets, as well as their bikes, spelled "Police". I believe that "police" is an English word. I doubt that would be allowed in our "belle province" of Quebec with their stringent, anti-English language laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post
    Nice bikes. What really surprised me, was the pictures of the French gendarmes. The back of their jackets, as well as their bikes, spelled "Police". I believe that "police" is an English word. I doubt that would be allowed in our "belle province" of Quebec with their stringent, anti-English language laws.
    this post intrigued me as NOBODY, not even the belle provincials, are more protective of french than Parisians. My Websters says that "police" is Middle French. I have a friend that worked for French Customs. ALL testimony for court records must be in French. He was in court when a witness used the term " Walkman". They stopped the testimony until it was agreed that the term for the Sony product would be " Ballader" which is basically the French term to sing while walking.

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    Nice photo's, when can we expect the motorcycle baby carries in the states?
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    when i saw the guy with the baby carrier, and it was empty, it took ALL my self control to keep from yelling, "vous oubliez votre bebe!!!"



    but maybe he lost it, and didnt forget it, and i couldnt remember the word for lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by username View Post
    Nice shots, Lee. Arc d' Triumph?

    And good to see a R1200C in there, too!
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