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    CamoGSA jlsquier's Avatar
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    What is in Texas?

    My company is looking to transferring me to San Antonio Texas and was looking for some feedback on the ridding there. I was there once a few years back and did stop into the BMW dealer there to buy a shirt and was not impressed with the store or the people there, I might have caught them on a bad day but no one even greeted me when I walked in.

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    Some of the best

    You'll just be centralized in some of the best riding in Texas! Lucky you! Can't say anything about the dealer as I have never been there. Had the same thing happen to me in Pennsylvania at Hermy's, going to Vermont in 06. Never said a word to me. Needless to say, I didn't buy anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlsquier View Post
    My company is looking to transferring me to San Antonio Texas and was looking for some feedback on the ridding there. I was there once a few years back and did stop into the BMW dealer there to buy a shirt and was not impressed with the store or the people there, I might have caught them on a bad day but no one even greeted me when I walked in.
    The Texas Hill Country is about a lot more than a BMW dealer! Some outstanding motorcycle roads are very near San Antonio. Overall, outside the cities that are like cities everywhere, Texas is motorcycle friendly place where , at least in the South, one can ride pretty much year around.

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    San Antonio

    The dealer in San Antonio used to be in the downtown area, with not much floor space. Now he has moved out to a brand-new facility out the West side (the good side) of town, out I-10 (Boerne), and also has a go-kart track/business running on the property. There is a newfangled Ducati dealer just up an exit or two, and there is a Ferrari dealer in that area as well. While I visited there, near Boerne, a guy in Ford GT-40 blew by the dealership. In TX, the operative phrase I've heard is, "Hi-Dollar!". The west side takes you out towards Kerrville and other Hill-country areas I haven't explored on my bike, but plan to. The old location of the dealership was in an older section of town, and the dealer commented to me that he just had to move out to the west side, this was where his business was coming from. That's about all I know about them at this point.

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    SABMWRA club

    While you are looking at coming down to San Antonio, check out the San Antonio BMW Riders Association web site at WWW.SABMWRA.org. The club is an active riding club with organized rides of some kind almost every weekend. If you come down for a visit, check with our callendar and come out to one of the rides or a Thursday night social. You will be welcome.

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    Dealer in Bournie

    I was on a trip on my new GW and I spotted the dealership as I blew by.
    I had gotten off without any earplugs so I went back. Everyone at the dealership was very friendly. I asked to buy some earplugs and they dug through drawers and found some buy wouldn't sell them. They gave me two pair and wished me a nice trip. I thought it was a neat place. Small enough to be like a real motorcycle shop but very nice.
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    Lucky you!

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    BIG BEND National Park.

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    We have been to Alamo BMW two times and they were very friendly to us both times, give them another try. The new location is easy to find and Rudy's BBQ is down the street.
    You can't beat the Texas Hill Country north of San Antonio for great motorcycle roads.
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    A few Hill Country pictures




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    Okay heres' my two cents worth.

    First: Those pretty Blue Bonnet pics couldn't have been taken this spring...we had so little rain that you'd be hard pressed to find any. Trust me, I looked.

    Second: Alamo BMW in fact stunk as a dealership...I had the very same experience. The guy acted like I was interupting something when I walked in. Now however, they are seeking to improve their image by hiring a new sales manager. Customer service seems to be at the top of his priority list. So I'm willing to give them another try. But I'll still be taking my '04 RT to Rhinewest BMW in San Antonio for work...you could eat off their floor, and their wenching is great. Not a factory authorized shop, but a good one for both your car and bike.

    Third: I live in Boerne (Burnee) just up the road from Alamo BMW. It's a great getting off point for some very good Hill Country riding. So if you're thinking about coming out, contact one of us with the San Antonio Riders Club and we'll show you around.
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    So whats in Texas, Well the Wonderful Ms. Voni

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greengo View Post
    First: Those pretty Blue Bonnet pics couldn't have been taken this spring...we had so little rain that you'd be hard pressed to find any. Trust me, I looked.
    You're right, the Blue Bonnet pictures are from 2007. We were not able to get any good wild flower pictures this spring.
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    Thumbs up

    Thanks for the input, I have contacted the President of the San Antonio BMW riders club and look forward to getting involved with the club, I canÔÇÖt wait to ride year round the weather to day in the Portland area will be RAIN and a high of 55 as it is much of the year. I did find a link that was pretty interesting I will share it with you http://www.openroadjourney.com/roads/Texas.asp it has routes that people have taken in the area. Look forward to seeing you on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlsquier View Post
    My company is looking to transferring me to San Antonio Texas and was looking for some feedback on the ridding there.
    Well, it looks like you've gotten the input you need. The Hill Country is not the Alps, but it does have some fine riding with not a lot of traffic, and there are some TWISTY, challenging roads . . . one curve has a 10 MPH warning sign. We go over to the Hill Country from Houston several times each year just to ride it.
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