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    Voni and Ardys Rock!

    They've achieved their 1 million miles on BMWs! Congratulations to both of you.
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    posted by Paul Glaves

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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    Ouray, Colorado
    Red Mountain Overlook on the Million Dollar Highway
    August 30, 2011

    Voni Glaves and Ardys Kellerman became the first two women in North
    America to document riding one million miles on BMW motorcycles. As they
    approached these accomplishments they arranged to meet in Ouray,
    Colorado to ride their one-millionth miles together on U.S. Highway 550,
    the ÔÇ£Million Dollar Highway. They reached this milestone at Red Mountain
    Overlook between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado the morning of August 30,
    2011. Dealership documentation of their achievements has been sent to
    BMW Motorrad U.S.A. and to the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America, each of
    which provides mileage awards at 100,000 mile intervals.

    Glaves, 64, is a retired teacher who resides in the Texas Big Bend just
    north of Big Bend National Park. Kellerman, 79, is a retired electronics
    technician who resides in Lexington, Texas. Both have been riding BMW
    motorcycles for many years. Kellerman bought her first BMW in 1985.
    Glaves first BMW was her MotherÔÇÖs Day present in 1977. Glaves
    accumulated the million miles on 15 different BMWs over the years since
    then. Her highest mileage on a single motorcycle was 357,658 miles on a
    1993 R1100RS, which she still owns. Kellerman has owned 16 BMWs
    including a 1999 R1100RT with 170,000 miles.

    Both Kellerman and Glaves are experienced long distance endurance
    riders. Glaves finished the 11-day Iron Butt Rally in 2003. Kellerman
    completed the biennial 11-day Iron Butt Rally four times.
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    Yep. Makes me a boot shiner... Twice Over.

    Congratulations Ladies!

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    Congrats to two of the riders I admire for their determination, non- bravado accomplishments and always fun to talk to...doesn't hurt they both live in Texas either
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    and the hopes for another mil safe sMiles.
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    Congrats both!

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    Congratulations, women!
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    Congratulations, y'all!
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    : Wonderful news, so glad they both got together to achieve this (s)milestone.
    Well done Ladies.
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    Takes my breath away. . .

    What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.

    -Susan Sontag-

    For maybe the first time in my life, words (almost) fail me.

    See you in Sipapu, Voni.

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    Congrats to both women on a huge milestone and what a beautiful road to reach the milestone on.

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    Question???

    In the press release it says "Voni Glaves and Ardys Kellerman became the first two women in North
    America to document riding one million miles on BMW motorcycles."
    My question is do any other woman have 1 millions miles on any motorcycle?
    I did a quick search but could not find any.
    Thanks
    Darren

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    Congratulations Voni and Ardys! Very impressive number of Smiles!
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    Congratulations to Voni and Ardys!

    Congratulations ladies! Most impressive! Cheers!

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