Hi everyone!
I'm new to this if you couldn't already tell by the subject line. I live in Gilbert, AZ and ride a 2004 R11S. Sorry to anyone who hates this movie but I think Ferris Bueller sums it up pretty nicely how I feel about this motorcycle in this quote from Ferris Bueller's Day off:

"By the way, it's (insert my R11S here) SO choice. If you have the means, I strongly recommend picking one up"

If you didn't see it you must have been riding or something.

But seriously folks. I've been riding since I was 5 years old (mostly motocross) and I'm really excited to join this awesome club! I am glad to be a member and look forward to meeting great people that share the same, almost genetic, love of motorcycles that I have. I'm also hoping to absorb some of the vast knowledge this group has to offer as I'm a long time admirer but new to pilot the BMW machines.

I would love to ride with you too! I mean, that's what we are all here for isn't it? And to share and learn from each other? So hopefully we can hook up for a ride and if not I'll see you out on the roads or at the very least, the internet highway, which is not quite as fun. But hey, you can't spend every waking moment on a motorcycle. Some of us have jobs that allow us to rack up some serious saddle time on that dang internet highway! Really, my butt is pretty flattened from all the work I've been doing lately but at least I can flow home on my BMW (even if it is 115F like it was today)... that makes it all go away.

Cheers!
Chris

SMC