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    Hello from chilly Alberta.

    I've been an associate member since 2008 but this is my first post. Husband bogthebasher, is an active member. I have an R1200RT but haven't ridden much in the past two years. Hoping this site will help to restore my love and confidence in riding again.

    Karen.

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    Wecome!

    Not in chilly Ontario right now. Actually in Hawaii, near Kona.

    Won't be doing much riding either when we get home, but Spring is coming. I hope you get riding a bit more, and you will like this forum, I suspect.

    Ed
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    Welcome to the Forum, west coast neighbour! I imagine that you'll be out riding at least a month before those of us in central Canada getting familiar with your R1200. I'm envious of your riding location and weather.
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    Welcome aboard the forum Karen.
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    Had fun working the Calgary show with your husband. Nice to see you post.
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    Hey from St.Albert AB

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    hi from the east coast

    You have a fine bike, one that wants to be on the road and between your legs. That's what my bike likes. Greetings from the east coast, Connecticut.
    I just bought my first bmw 2 weeks ago, my first bmw and it just wants to be on the road. We have had great weather and I am taking it out every day, whoops, not today, way to cold, and learning about it.
    I have bee bikeless for over 5 years and it takes some time and miles to get your confidence back. I have a lot of back roads through horse country here and it has helped to take the bike out or short 1-2 hour rides to feel comfortable again. I don't want to get hurt, crash or cause other mayhem.
    So when it warms up, ride that baby, take your time, get comfortable with your incrediable machine and wa la, you will want to ride all the time.
    Enjoy your RT, I have a 2004 GT and I couldn't be happier, unless I won the lotto.
    Have a nice winter.
    Rip

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    Hi Karen, welcome to the forum and best wishes getting on the road again !

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    Hi Karen

    Welcome to you from Texas Hill Country. I'll be glad when it warms up here too; it has been in the 50's for the past two days. Much to cold for me. I'm waiting for the 70's which should be here next week.
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    Welcome Karen. Confidence on the road starts with skills training and a good riding partner. These Calgary winter days with no snow on roads but ice guarding my garage is making me crazy with cabin fever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RT_KID View Post
    I've been an associate member since 2008 but this is my first post. Husband bogthebasher, is an active member. I have an R1200RT but haven't ridden much in the past two years. Hoping this site will help to restore my love and confidence in riding again.

    Karen.
    For me, nothing beats a nice, long, ride. But, in between - and especially during the cold winter - this forum is a great way to keep the juices flowing, and hang out with some great people!
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    Welcome aboard Karen, from Karen in Wisconsin. I hope you enjoy your visits to the forum and don't forget to check out the Women's subforum. It has lots of good things to share and learn.
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    Hi

    Welcome Karen...I hope you enjoy the forum and get back to riding soon...

    DW
    1978 R100rs MOA#22600 125cc Kymco
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

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