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    New member in Olympia, WA

    Hey guys, new BMW owner in the Olympia area.

    Came over from an Aprilia Tuono. Finally realized that, being 6'5", what I really needed was a 1200GS (and when I first got the Tuono, what I really wanted was a K1200R, but that's a whole other story), so I traded the Tuono back in December for a new 2012 GSA from the fine folks at South Sound BMW and joined the MOA at the Seattle IMS the same day. Loving it. Looking to get into some adventure stuff as the weather gets warmer. Registered for the PSS Off-Road course coming up this weekend, and the AltRider Ride the Hoh trip in August. Will be down at the rally in July. The Tuono was fun, but I don't think I ever saw another Aprilia in the five years I owned it (no joke). On the BMW it's like I'm part of a group of friends, all with stories and tips to share, be it for an R, a GS, or an RT, we're all boxer buddies (whoa, wait a minute...).

    Been lurking on ADVRider since last summer when I first hatched this crazy plan of getting a bike worth more than my truck and then riding it off into the wilderness. I'm SwissFreek over there. Now, if only I could figure out how to change my username to that here. How come I didn't get to pick???

    Anyway, see you guys around the Sound and Peninsula...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank.debros View Post
    Hey guys, new BMW owner in the Olympia area.

    Came over from an Aprilia Tuono. Finally realized that, being 6'5", what I really needed was a 1200GS (and when I first got the Tuono, what I really wanted was a K1200R, but that's a whole other story), so I traded the Tuono back in December for a new 2012 GSA from the fine folks at South Sound BMW and joined the MOA at the Seattle IMS the same day. Loving it. Looking to get into some adventure stuff as the weather gets warmer. Registered for the PSS Off-Road course coming up this weekend, and the AltRider Ride the Hoh trip in August. Will be down at the rally in July. The Tuono was fun, but I don't think I ever saw another Aprilia in the five years I owned it (no joke). On the BMW it's like I'm part of a group of friends, all with stories and tips to share, be it for an R, a GS, or an RT, we're all boxer buddies (whoa, wait a minute...).

    Been lurking on ADVRider since last summer when I first hatched this crazy plan of getting a bike worth more than my truck and then riding it off into the wilderness. I'm SwissFreek over there. Now, if only I could figure out how to change my username to that here. How come I didn't get to pick???


    Anyway, see you guys around the Sound and Peninsula...
    Welcome to Beemerland, I can see you're already having a great time!

    BTW, we S folks are okay too...

    Cheers! Bill
    Bill Johnston

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    Welcome to the club. You have great riding in the great Pacific Northwest. Of this I know.

    See you in Salem at the Ralley (You are going arn't you?)

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    Welcome Frank.

    How about posting a pic of your Beemer???
    I used to post here, but now I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeabeckS View Post
    BTW, we S folks are okay too...
    Well, most of us are.

    Welcome aboard, Frank. Will you be attending the International Rally in Salem this July?

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    Yup, I'll be slabbing it down from Olympia for the rally. I can't justify the amount of time to leave early and do the GS Giant, sadly, but I did sign up, so when the itinerary shows up I'll see if there's anything I can fit into my trip. Damn shame considering that the rally is in my back yard this year.

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