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    Alex,

    I lived in Germany for six years and visited Europe another 15 or so times. I've skied, ridden and driven in the Alps a fair amount of times and it is fantastic place, but I do wonder what keeps you going back for so many years. And, evidently at the exclusion of so many other great places to ride. I think I would have moved on to other wonders. Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I do wonder what keeps you going back for so many years.
    A few reasons; logistics and time. If I had to rent a motorcycle where ever I went, I'd feel raped. Plus I like riding my own motorcycle and since I have one there, I ride there. It is cheaper to tour there than here and I've got the Excel spreadsheets to prove it since I have toured here and there.

    And the number-one reason: I get far better riding for less money. A win-win scenario. Then there is the food and drink.


    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    And, evidently at the exclusion of so many other great places to ride. I think I would have moved on to other wonders. Just curious.
    I will as soon as I retire and have all year to ride...soon...very soon.

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    Thanks.
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    Mine is just starting

    But winter was a blast. New 90th anniversary edition RT and 4 days after purchase took off on a 4500km ride to the Snowy Mountains etc. The rest was average rides of 600kms each. in perfect winter weather with an average !8 deg C temp and fine fine weather.
    Now summer is shaping up to be one hell of a hoot.
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    photo (31).jpgNew R12RT mid June and then swimming pool built in July. Totaled 2,000 miles thus far on bike, but hours with grand kids in pool...actually a great combination. Best times in the water, but knowing the bike is there whenever...can't beat it. Also note the Cialis chairs
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    It is not quite over yet, I hope! We had some nice rides, in spite of the fact that the pain in the hips prevented me from riding a couple of my bikes at all., and a week-long excursion to Maine had to be cancelled due to work commitments...
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    Summer is not over here. 94F today and dry. Tomorrow 89F and I'll ride to work and then play.
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    whats not to like about riding in Germany. I am stationed here and enjoy riding different places. It does not matter where, just riding to different spots. I too rode the Alps this year for the 1st time, would do it again, but I don't know if I could afford to fly from the states to here as globalrider does. If I am not deployed I will goto the Alps again next year. But our Summer was kinda short this year, still riding my euro spec 85 R80 though, I put approx. 10,000.00 kilometers on it this year. Plan to buy a 14 1200GS in feb, not going to replace the airhead, its going to get restored when I return to the states, then I can participate in the great sounding MOA events. There are none here unfortunately. I can start a chapter here that speaks English if possible. Another member just got stationed here a month ago, that makes 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-J View Post
    Summer is not over here. 94F today and dry. Tomorrow 89F and I'll ride to work and then play.
    I was out on the bike today for the first time in quite a while. Went over Usery Pass to Bush Highway, then past Saguaro Lake and back home on the Beeline Highway. Not a long ride...about 60 mi...but nice to get out & test out the new brakes & small tweaks to the bike. It wasn't too bad except when stopped at lights it got a bit warm. Hoping to do a lot more now that it's 'cooling' off. All the National Forest rec areas along Bush Hwy were closed due to the 'shutdown'...oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-J View Post
    Summer is not over here. 94F today and dry. Tomorrow 89F and I'll ride to work and then play.
    I think it got up to 90 here. The real heat is past, thankfully, at least until May.
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    Up to 85 in northern Indiana today and 83 tomorrow...but high of 63 on Sunday...middle-aged Fall is here and old man Winter, just waiting his turn.
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