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    Hello From Upstate NY

    Hi everyone new member here from upstate NY. I've been riding a 2011 G 650 GS since May of last year and am truly enjoying it. Started my riding "experience" back in 1972 on a little Honda QA50 3 speed with an automatic clutch after hurricane Agnes wiped out all of our toys. A few months in to that summer of '72 flood clean up Mom and Dad asked my brother and me if we'd rather replace our games and toys OR "go get a couple of minibikes?" The rest as they say is history. I'm looking forward to making new friends here at MOA.
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    Welcome neighbor, from Bat-A-Via myself.
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    Welcome, Max! I had a 650gs and everyday, I am sorry I sold it. Are you doing any off road riding?

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    Hi Max,
    Welcome, I'm a newbie here myself, from upstate New York myself, Saratoga area.

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    June '72

    I bought my first BMW in June of '72. I got it home in the garage and it started raining! It seemed to rain forever. I was living in Skaneateles and going to SU. I have moved to NC a few years ago and still ride an airhead. I miss the summers in CNY but not the winters or Cuomo.
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    Hey max, where in Upstate are you?

    I just joined myself. Living in Albany

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTellman View Post
    I bought my first BMW in June of '72. I got it home in the garage and it started raining! It seemed to rain forever. I was living in Skaneateles and going to SU. I have moved to NC a few years ago and still ride an airhead. I miss the summers in CNY but not the winters or Cuomo.
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    Yes, June in 72 seemed to rain forever. The flood in Corning area was on June 23rd. What a mess for sure. We lived in a camper in our drive the rest of that summer as we tried to clean up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy13 View Post
    Hi Max,
    Welcome, I'm a newbie here myself, from upstate New York myself, Saratoga area.
    Hello sammy, you have some great riding roads in your neck of the woods. I love to head up to the ADKs area whenever I have a chance. Was up last October, camped at Cranberry Lake and biked around the Lake Placid
    region. Scenery was awesome.
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    FYI

    I see one of you is from Rochester NY

    Check out the Beemer Barn in Middleport NY about 45 miles west off the 104

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxcatalyst View Post
    , camped at Cranberry Lake and biked around the Lake Placid
    region. Scenery was awesome.
    Welcome to the site.
    In 1974/1975 I went to New York State Ranger School, which is located on Cranberry Lake.
    You're right, that part of the state has great scenery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    Welcome, Max! I had a 650gs and everyday, I am sorry I sold it. Are you doing any off road riding?
    I've done a bit of off road riding but need to replace the Metzeler Tourances on the bike. Looking for a more aggressive tread. Just heard there's a new Karoo 3 coming in March. May give them a try to improve off road confidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxcatalyst View Post
    Hi everyone new member here from upstate NY. I've been riding a 2011 G 650 GS since May of last year and am truly enjoying it. Started my riding "experience" back in 1972 on a little Honda QA50 3 speed with an automatic clutch after hurricane Agnes wiped out all of our toys. A few months in to that summer of '72 flood clean up Mom and Dad asked my brother and me if we'd rather replace our games and toys OR "go get a couple of minibikes?" The rest as they say is history. I'm looking forward to making new friends here at MOA.
    Since 99.5% of the NY land mass is "Upstate" could you guys be a bit more definitive. Since you mentioned Agnes, I assume you're near the North Branch of the Susquehanna. Is that so?

    Otherwise, welcome to the cranky, semi anti-social world of the BMWMOA forums. We do bipolar better than most
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Since 99.5% of the NY land mass is "Upstate" could you guys be a bit more definitive. Since you mentioned Agnes, I assume you're near the North Branch of the Susquehanna. Is that so?

    Otherwise, welcome to the cranky, semi anti-social world of the BMWMOA forums. We do bipolar better than most
    Grew up just outside of Painted Post not too far from Corning where the Tioga river meets the Chemung. Now live just east of Rochester near our local BMW dealer Country Rode Motowerks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxcatalyst View Post
    Grew up just outside of Painted Post not too far from Corning where the Tioga river meets the Chemung. Now live just east of Rochester near our local BMW dealer Country Rode Motowerks.
    I live directly south of Painted Post / Corning near Penn State University. Most of my riding is in the twin tiers of PA/NY
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