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    Seattle-area Rounder OfficerImpersonator's Avatar
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    Puget Sound area commuters?

    I see you out there every day on your GS or your C or your RT or your K-bike.

    Who here commutes year-round on their BMW? Where do you commute from/to?

    I live near the Canyon Park area of South Snohomish County, near Mill Creek, Bothell, Lynnwood, Brier, etc. I work in downtown Seattle. My commute takes me south on I-5 every morning and north on I-5 every afternoon.

    Are you one of the riders I wave/nod my head to as we pass each other?
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    Nope, I'm south end. Puyallup to Tukwila. I do see a champagne K12LT occasionally around Tukwila.

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    Living in exile Threeteas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post

    Are you one of the riders I wave/nod my head to as we pass each other?
    No I'm not, despite being your neighbour for the next few days.

    Beer on Thursday?

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    Thumbs up

    I ride daily on my RT but typically (99%) only in the Everett area the other 1% is zipping down 405 to Renton.

    This spring I came out to snow on the bike numerous times. The parking in those situations is excellent

    I did see a guy on a dark blue K75 last Sunday heading north on 5, turned off to head towards Arlington, it was a nice day for a ride.
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    Juanita to Redmond commute

    Commute almost every day on my '04 RT

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    Bainbridge to Seattle via the Washington State Ferry system. Depending on which job I'm headed for it's either southbound on Alaskan Way South to West Seattle or north to Queen Anne.

    Lots of beemers on the ferry...
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    Ahem... you forgot about us R riders

    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    I see you out there every day on your GS or your C or your RT or your K-bike.
    Every day from West Seattle, these days only to downtown.

    A short ride indeed, but it took an hour to get home tonight because of the usual panic-stricken cage-drivers trying to avoid the promise of nonexistent snow.

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    First of all, a "C" bike or an "RT" are both "R" bikes, so it's not like "R" bikes were left out in the cold!

    The guy I bought my first BMW from lived on Bainbridge. He told me about the legions of M/C commuters who all ride BMWs and wear 'Stiches on the boat. That's how I learned of the venerable 'Stich and came to acquire one myself.

    My office is at the corner of 3rd and Marion downtown. Marion is a popular street for motorists exiting the ferry and heading up to First Hill or I-5. If I time it right, I can watch a parade of three or four BMWs, obviously fresh off the ferry, heading up the hill towards I-5. If ever a squadron of M/Cs are heading up Marion, you can rest assured that a ferry just started unloading down at Coleman Dock.
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    The real fun is going home (back to the island) in the late afternoon...it's like the start of a GP race and you get to dodge bicyclists on the way up to the first light...
    Steve
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    I can't say that I ride my bike every day but I do ride often. For daily commuteing I stay in Kitsap County. I leave Olalla towards Hwy 16 then to Hwy 3 to Subbase Bangor and then back home, 28 miles each way. I am longing to ride as I have too much snow and ice at the house to even consider going for a ride. As soon as the white stuff melts away enough for me to exit my property I will be back at it, hopefully sometime this week.

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    Ahh yes, those dark, cold, wet mornings. I've been commuting from Tacoma to Bellevue right up until this recent snow storm. I'm anxious to get back on my GS after the New Year. I just added some Piaa 510s which should help.
    Rob

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    Thumbs up Gee! It is good to see other BMW commuters!

    As a Rider who is out there just about every day, Rain or Shine (But not Ice and Snow!) It is good to know I am not alone. Though at 5 am it is pretty lonely out on the I405 commute! I am the Blue F800ST with a BMW Motorrad Rack bag! Wave at me next time!
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    With the ice and snow finally gone, it looks like decent riding weather this week. Hmmm, 50's on Friday . I feel a cold coming on later this week

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    Well the weather report is warm rain!

    Looks like the Snow and Cold is finally leaving, just in time to go back to work after the holidays. Well I am ready with my new Gerbing heated liner. Yeah!
    CoyoteBMW
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    Quote Originally Posted by coyotebmw View Post
    Looks like the Snow and Cold is finally leaving, just in time to go back to work after the holidays. Well I am ready with my new Gerbing heated liner. Yeah!
    You may not need it this week after Monday!

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