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    NicolasV
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    Greetings!! January 2009 bought my 1st BMW (2007 K 1200 GT). I can not believe the technology of today's motorcycles. Home is Live Oak, Texas. July 6, I will be heading for Boston Ma. to see my new nephew born 2/28/2009. Good reason for road trip. Will hit the national rally on the way back home.
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    Rocky Bow BMW Riders #197 bogthebasher's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum. You will find it a very friendly and helpful place.
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    Rally Rat CATHDEAC's Avatar
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    Yeah.. welcome aboard!!!

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    NicolasV
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    Thanks for the welcome.

    I don't have the hang of this Forum thing. My 1st attempt. I will be headed to Boston Ma. 07/06/09 This is my 1st BMW and I can't believe the tech going on now.

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    NicolasV
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    cathdeac

    I really enjoy rolling to Austin, have family and a few friends there.

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    NicolasV
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    road info

    Anyone have helpfull info on San Antonio to Boston roadtrip. I was thinking 6 to 700 mile days. Maybe campground stops?

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    From MARS
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    Welcome to the Club and forum. You chose a really nice bike!

    When tripping cross country, I figured on averaging 50mph on my K12RS unless I was in a hurry. Most all of my mileage was done on two-lane back roads because I found them more relaxing, but if you are in a hurry, jump on the slab, set the cruise at traffic speed, and eat up the miles. 8-900 mile days aren't bad if you have a comfortable seat. Camping cuts into riding time, since I like to have everything done before dark, and therefore, I'd cover less miles per day when camping. Usually, I'd stay in Mom and Pop motels while traveling, and save the camping for after I got to where I was going. Start looking for motels about an hour before sunset or you may end up having to stop someplace that is less than desirable.

    Tom

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    Dances With Sheep GREGFEELER's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicolasV View Post
    Greetings!! January 2009 bought my 1st BMW (2007 K 1200 GT). I can not believe the technology of today's motorcycles. Home is Live Oak, Texas. July 6, I will be heading for Boston Ma. to see my new nephew born 2/28/2009. Good reason for road trip. Will hit the national rally on the way back home.
    Welcome to the family! Ride well, and often. Looking froward to seeing you at the rally in Tennessee - you *will* be amazed!
    Greg Feeler
    BMW MOA Director & Ambassador
    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

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    Welcome neighbor! see you on the road...we will be at the National as well.

    check out local San Antone BMW riders here:

    www.sabmwra.org
    Steve Henson
    SABMWRA MOA Club#62's Flat Fixer/ current forum moderator
    It's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away-D.Dillon/G. Strait

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    Still Wondering mika's Avatar
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    Welcome!

    Any reason is a good reason for a road trip on a K1200GT but yours is better than most. Have a safe ride, enjoy the rally and tell us all about it when you get home!
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    Welcome to the land of BMW. I too am new to BMW and so far am loving it. Only problem I can report is that everywhere I go on my GSA, people come up to me and want to know about the bike, trips, or the latest one (yesterday from a little 'ol man: "tell me some stories"). Hope you enjoy your new ride and your trip.
    '09 BMW 1200 GSA, 2013 BMW 700GS, 2000 Goldwing SE, '09' V Star 950, '09 Honda Rebel,
    '77 Honda 750A. Holding at six til I get new garage built - need more room for more bikes!

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