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    Registered User bart802's Avatar
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    1st Rally !

    I'm at 1 year of BMW ownership, I bought a left over 2016 R1200RS last year.
    Loving it ! But have been riding for over 45 years and have loved most of the bikes..
    My point is , I registered for the Rally my 1st ! Really looking forward to it !
    Maybe some other 1st time BMWMOA rally riders will say Hi here also.
    Ride Well, Mark
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    2016 BMW R1200RS,2013 KTM 250 XCFW
    some previous bikes, 2014 Suzuki 1000 V Strom, KTM SMT 990, Suzuki DR650, Triumph ST1050

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    I'm feeling your excitement Mark! Your first BMW... AND the National same year doesn't get any better.

    The RS is a great way to arrive also: can you camp off that?

    Welcome to the MOA and I hope to see you in Tennessee, don't be late to the party... probably not likely on the RS!

    "travel'n" john

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    Welcome to the family, Mark! At the rally you'll get a First Timer button. Be sure to wear it so others can welcome you and show you the ropes.

    Pete
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    I'm signed up as well and this will be my first as well. I was signed up for last year but my trip was unexpectedly cut short. Looking forward to doing a little volunteering and doing a couple of presentations about Newfoundland.
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    Welcome Mark from a couple RS owners.
    We're registered for the rally and you may spot our plates there.

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    Lee
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    Welcome from another first timer. I have been riding a BMW since '08 (cruiser,) but bought my first RT this January. Now, the wife and I are all set to do some touring together. As luck would have it, the National is close enough for us to attend (coming from NE Atlanta area.)

    Cheers!
    2000 R1200C, 2019 R1250RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Welcome to the family, Mark! At the rally you'll get a First Timer button. Be sure to wear it so others can welcome you and show you the ropes.

    Pete
    Also free beer ticket ( last year free beer ticket or tickets part of the deal )

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    As newbies to our rally, don't forget to visit the Volunteers' Table to see if there is an activity with which you can help.

    Volunteering is a sure fire way to meet people who can expand your circle of friends at this and future rallies!
    Paul
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    This will be my first rally also. Definitely looking forward to it.
    '13 R1200RT 90th Anniversary Edition

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    This will be a first MOA Rally for my wife and me. Getting excited here, too. Hopefully it warms up UP here to get some ride time in beforehand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bart802 View Post
    I'm at 1 year of BMW ownership, I bought a left over 2016 R1200RS last year.
    Loving it ! But have been riding for over 45 years and have loved most of the bikes..
    My point is , I registered for the Rally my 1st ! Really looking forward to it !
    Maybe some other 1st time BMWMOA rally riders will say Hi here also.
    When you get to Lebanon and check into the Rally, be sure to let them know this is your first. You get a free beer!

    Welcome to the MOA!
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    Glad to hear about so many first time rally attendees! I am betting you'll have a great time and meet a bunch of new friends. OK, so maybe I am a little partial but the location this year is another great one indeed. A spectacular part of the country that offers great riding opportunities and a rally that will be packed with lots of fun stuff to see and do. From the 100+ vendors, the over 100 seminars, great music, training, great food and this year the Fiddler's Grove interpretive area...trust me there will be plenty to do! You will also witness first hand the work of the hundreds of volunteers it takes to put this party on!

    Ride safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you at the "Boogie!"
    Vance Harrelson
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    1st timer here too for my wife and I. Looking forward to it - and a free beer !
    2010 R1200RT

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    Awesome

    To all our new members and first time rally goers, thank you. We always love seeing new blood at our events. Make sure you hit up the ambassador booth for your free beer token. This will be my fourth rally in a row, it gets better every year, and this year is going to be phenomenal.
    R. Reece Mullins Ebony R1200RT (Gretchen)
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    This will be my first MOA rally and I couldn’t be more excited. I have a local rally later this month that should serve as a nice “shake down” camping trip. See everyone in TN!

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