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    From The Great White North

    New to the Club but have been reading the forums for a number of years. Current ride and only BMW is a 2009 R1200RT that I purchased new. The photo included was taken at Waterton, Lakes Alberta enroute to Whitefish, Montana.

    Came from the dark side into the light after many years of touring the Pacific Northwest on Hondas and Harleys.
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    Welcome to the forum! Great looking bike and beautiful pic!

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    Welcome. Nice shot.

    Now's a nice time to do the Waterton ride,
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    Welcome to the Forum and the MOA!
    Paul
    Retired and riding my RTs, the '87 K100 & the '98 R1100 !
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    Welcome. Was the trip to Waterton a long tour or a shorter closer to home trip? It's always a favourite destination of ours too.
    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
    2008 K1200GT, 2009 F800GS
    I can't wait to retire and have a fixed income. The one I have now is always broke.

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    "long tour or closer to home" Going to Whitefish was the first stop on a ride that continued to Salmon Id, McCall ID, Enterprise OR, Colville WA, Kalispell MT, then home to Calgary.

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    Welcome to the forum, sounds like a nice ride - great looking bike !

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    Good to see more Calgarians here. I always see so many BMWs around but so few in the MOA and on the forum.
    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
    2008 K1200GT, 2009 F800GS
    I can't wait to retire and have a fixed income. The one I have now is always broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCMXCIVRS View Post
    Good to see more Calgarians here. I always see so many BMWs around but so few in the MOA and on the forum.
    Ed, you will just have to sign up more members at the show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinPH View Post
    Ed, you will just have to sign up more members at the show.
    Is that a challenge?
    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
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    I can't wait to retire and have a fixed income. The one I have now is always broke.

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    Welcome NoRTwind! Nice looking ride... unfortunately the Blue RTs are faster.

    Hope to see you on the road or very least when I renew your membership for you at the Calgary Motorcycle show.
    Ken
    [2008 R1200RT (Biarritz Blue) - Mine]
    [2007 R1200RT (Sand Biege) - Hers]

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    ... unfortunately the Blue RTs are faster.
    Than what
    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
    2008 K1200GT, 2009 F800GS
    I can't wait to retire and have a fixed income. The one I have now is always broke.

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    Welcome from another Great white North rider from Calgary, Alberta
    Eurobastard

    2012 K1600GTL

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRThwind View Post
    New to the Club but have been reading the forums for a number of years. Current ride and only BMW is a 2009 R1200RT that I purchased new. The photo included was taken at Waterton, Lakes Alberta enroute to Whitefish, Montana.

    Came from the dark side into the light after many years of touring the Pacific Northwest on Hondas and Harleys.
    How did you come to get a BMW and what do you like about the RT?

    I hear hondas are the best

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    AfricanamericanPickr,

    Over the years I have owned a number of Harleys - Dyna Lowrider, Road King, two Ultras, with the exception of the Lowrider the Harleys were selected for riding two up.

    As time passed at least half my riding proved to be solo so I went shopping for a sport tourer and the Honda ST1100 seemed a good choice. Although happy with the performance of the ST1100 the ergonomics of the bike were not a good fit for my body so I replaced it with an ST1300. No complaints with the ST1300 at all, great fit, good power, good ride, however, Honda doesn't make the ST any more and in Calgary, Honda has gone to a single Powerhouse for all Honda products save for automobiles.

    As my visit to the Powerhouse was less than inspiring, in fact, considerably less, I reviewed my options and decided to replace the ST with an RT. So far so good, if that changes, the RT will gone and something else will come home.

    So many bikes, so little time.

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