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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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    Welcome, RD.

    Please start a new post and introduce yourself and your bike.

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    Hello From Upstate NY

    Welcome from Downstate... New Rochelle, NY.

    mike wex
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    Welcome. Not from NY but love riding in your state. Started on a Honda CT70 myself in '72.
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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 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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    Campbell Tellman II
    '93 R100RT
    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.
    2011 G 650 GS
    ÔÇ£Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.ÔÇØ
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdcamp View Post
    Hey max, where in Upstate are you?

    I just joined myself. Living in Albany

    '86 R80RT
    I'm on the east side of Rochester. How long you been in Albany?
    2011 G 650 GS
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    Feel Better. Live Younger. Perform Stronger. - http://www.maxcatalyst.com

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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.
    2011 G 650 GS
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    Feel Better. Live Younger. Perform Stronger. - http://www.maxcatalyst.com

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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

    Not on-line, specializes in Airheads & vintage bikes.
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    Max and RD

    Welcome to the MOA forum. I bought my first BMW in 1975. I live just south of Albany. Lots of good riding in upstate NY and VT.

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