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    Hello from Ontario Canada

    Hello to all from Ontario..
    Very glad to have at last joined MOA and the forum.
    Living in Ontario/Canada with my Brit wife ,I was originally born and raised in Istanbul/Turkey

    Had an attraction for BMW GS for much longer than I am able to consciously recognize, but after watching Long Way Around and Long Way Down years ago for the first time, this love became quite apparent and I have been dreaming of a GS every since.
    Over the years my wife and I watched both Ewan&Charley series way too many times and my wife got sick of passing me tissues to wipe off my drool...eventually in September 2014 I made the leap to a 2012 R1200GS from our wonderful Gen6 VFR800.

    My wife and I love to travel two-up and been to Tail of the Dragon in 2013 two up on the VFR which was fantastic on twisties but agonizing during slabbing on 1000km first and last days...looking forward to many more long distance rides on the much more comfortable (to us) GS.

    Greetings and respects too all
    cheers

    Bugra

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    Welcome, and congrats on your new bike! Where abouts in Ontario are you? Dave and I divide our time between Oakville and Flesherton. We each ride and were down in that area in 2012 to visit friends, so rode the Dragon while we were there. Fun, wasn't it?

    Enjoy yourselves and come back to tell us all about your adventures on the GS!

    Cheryl

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    Thanks Cheryl..
    We are located in Glen Morris (small town between Cambridge and Paris) but I work in Burlington so rack up a few kms every season commuting on two wheels before permafrost hits.
    Yes, all roads we got to around the Dragon and Blue Ridge was excellent and a ton of fun.
    Coming back to Southern Ontario I felt like, so...why do we need a steering again ?!?!? thanks to our mostly grid system roads (minus forks of the credit rd of course...Ooo watch out Cherohala !!)

    We are planning a ~7K trip in early summer to Cabot trail through Vermont, coast of Maine and coming back through Gaspe peninsula
    Looking forward to meeting MOA members in Canada and USA

    Bugra

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    Welcome Aboard!

    Welcome to the club and the forum - great bike you have there, I'm sure it will serve you for many, many miles/adventures

    Thanks for being a member!

    Come join us at the International Rally in Billings, July 23-26.
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    Welcome to the Forum, neighbour!

    Be certain to check the clubs near you; The Niagara Riders and the Toronto BMW Club. As well, the Loonie-Tics are located in the Trenton area, the Sun Parlour Beemers are in the Lemmington region and the Forest City Motorrad Club operates out of London. You will find information about all of these clubs under the membership, or look them up on-line.

    Cheers!
    Paul
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    Welcome britturk

    Make sure you have lots of rubber on your tires for the Cabot trail - the surface is unusually abrasive (both a good and bad thing) ... I thought I had enough rubber for the loop a couple of years ago - but needed a new rear sooner than expected ..! Fantastic ride - as is the Gaspe.

    Gio
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    WELCOME and thanks for being a member! Enjoy the GS!
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    Fellow Canadian!

    Welcome to the MOA Forum fellow Canadian!

    If you are out for a ride on the 2nd Sunday of the month stop in at 9:00am for breakfast and meet our
    Niagara BMW Riders Club. We meet in Smithville Ontario at the Mapleleaf Pancake House on Hiway 20.
    We get from 40 to 70 riders show up for breakfast then we go out into the parking lot and tell lies.

    Hope you can join us sometime!
    Ambassador BMW MOA Ontario Canada
    President Niagara BMW Riders #298
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    1977 R100RS, (Retired) 1993 R100GS (just getting started)

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    Registered User britturk's Avatar
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    Thank you all for the warm welcome and thanks to fellow Canadians re local clubs.

    Gio, cheers for the tip on road surface at Cabot trail...if you wouldn't mind I will reach out as the time gets closer for some recommendations in the area as we hope to do some shamrock tours.

    Bugra
    2012 R1200GS Rallye

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