You asked for an intro, so here goes. First of all, as the title indicates, I am a "returning" member. After a sucession of Hondas thru the 70's, I originally joined the MOA in 1980 when I bought my first BMW, a new R100T. But, after that bike went in 1991 (with close to 100,000 miles on it), I had a riding "layoff" due to some injurys in the Persian Guld War.
When I returned to riding, there was a couple of Honda touring bikes that I just wasn't quite happy with, including an ST1300 and a Gold Wing. Both were good bikes, but not "just right", if you know what I mean. The ST 1300 was just too "tall" for me and the Gold Wing just too heavy and didn't handle those "back roads" as well as I would have liked.
So this year, I finially came back to a 2009 BMW R1200RT with lowered suspension and a lowered seat and it feels like I'm back home. In two weeks, I've put almost 2000 miles on it and I'm looking forward to a long and happy relationship with it.