Made the jump from local day rides to cross country rides. I liked commuting, day rides, hitting the local bars, hanging with the bikers. Hearing talk of group overnight rides outa town. Riding and seeing the USA from the seat of my motorcycle hit the spot. Had to get my gear together to camp out with those crazy Beemer rider. My geometric riding circle kept expanding getting larger. My bike became my travel partner. Getting back home, people were asking; where have U been? Wished I could do that. I had the right bike, rode with the right people and went to the cool places. I got plans for more rides coming up. The Naturally Beemer Rally and the MOA National in Springfield, Mo.are on the list. Iím getting my gear together.