Hi Ladies and Gents,
I just joined this fine organization and I am a new member in as much as I've never been a BMW MOA member before but I don't feel like a new member. My Dad, Les Rhodes, was a hard core BMW rider for most of my life. He was active in the local club in the Houston area, a lifetime member of the BMWMOA and an Ambassador for the MOA for many years. As such, there's been a BMW motorcycle in the garage for most of my teen and adult years and always an MOA magazine in the house. I bought my first Beemer in 1988, an '83 R80RT used from my Dad and rode it for almost six years. My new 2013 R1200RT is my second BMW motorcycle (all Dad had to say was, "It's about time!" ) and I have to say, it's much more than I could have expected. I've only got a bit over 1500 miles on it so far but I can already feel the engine loosening up and can't wait to make my first long ride with it. Life is good!