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    New to Forum but not BMWMOA

    My name is Paul. I've been a BMWMOA member since I bought my first beemer in 1978; an R80/7. Since then I've owned a R100RT and now a R1100RT. I'm a long distance solo rider. Solo in that I don't tend to join clubs a do group rides. I like the freedom of deciding where I want to go without having to negotiate. I'm not adverse to riding with others I just don't really know too many other riders in the area.

    I live in RI and VA because my job is in DC. I commute to work on the beemer year round and do a lot of weekend riding around the VA, WV back roads. I'm leaving July 1 for a 16 day trip that will end up totaling about 6,200. Counting the days.

    Paul
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    Hey Paul , Welcome to the madness!!
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    "Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. I've always believed this, in spite of the trouble it's caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba...." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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    2 Wheeled Troubador oldhway's Avatar
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    Hi Paul, welcome to the Forum world of the MOA. With your experience you will be contributing as much to the knowledge pool here as anybody.

    How about some pics and ride reports of your travels?

    Anyway, welcome to the online community, if you need anything or have any suggestions, let us know.
    Steve Marquardt, 2004 R1150RT

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    Welcome to the forum Paul. I envy you the backroads of VA and WV. I lived in Bawlmer (you may know it as Baltimore) many years ago and spend a lot of time in that area.
    Terence
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    Welcome to the forum. You are pretty high up on the seniority list.

    Love to hear a ride report after your trip this summer.

    Glad to have you posting.
    Ride Well, Ride Often, Ride to

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    Welcome to the forum!

    You have a great commute - I am always a little disappointed on mine when i have to pull off on the work exit, at least you have some time to enjoy it!

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    undercompensating BUBBAZANETTI's Avatar
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    welcome to the forum!

    you joined the MOA 2 years before i was born but i've been posting a lot
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    Welcome Paul;

    I joined too in '78, after buying my first R100/7,Feb.'78...I still have the bike! My 'MOA # is 13233, a rather low one by todays standards. Virginia when I joined, California now, so welcome from way out here. GSA1200 and KLR650 are my other two. Randy

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    Hi, Paul and Randy,
    It's nice to find youngsters like you in the MOA and posting to the forum. Some of us Olde Pfartes are Luddites and didn't start posting until just a few years ago, as opposed to the much younger guys (Bubba, for one) who grew up with the new technology! Anyway, it's good to have ALL of us here posting.
    Ride Safe,
    Phil Marvin - El Paso, TX
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    Welcome aboard, Paul. Better late than never.
    Paul
    Retired and riding my RTs, the '87 K100 & the '98 R1100 !
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