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    BMW people are the best

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    It was 1975, I was 19 yrs old and driving to California from New Jersey for college. I stop in Rapid City, S. Dakota to see Sue a friend who had moved there a year earlier. Sue's boyfriend Phil had a house vs Sue's one bedroom apartment, so he allow me to stay in the guest room. The next morning I found Phil in the the garage working on a wood project. I didn't know that Phil rides, but sitting in the garage was a 900/6. We talk shop for a few minutes and then Phil made an offer I couldn't refuse. How would I like to take the bike out for the day? Wow, only knew this guy less than 24 hours and now I riding his bike, a beemer no less. Rode all the Black Hills with a stop at Mount Rushmore. It's one of my best motorcycle experiences I've to date with more to come.

    Took a few years but now I'm a rocking with 2016 R1200RS.

    Thanks Phil.

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    Nice story! Thanks for sharing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by qmoto View Post
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    It was 1975, I was 19 yrs old and driving to California from New Jersey for college. I stop in Rapid City, S. Dakota to see Sue a friend who had moved there a year earlier. Sue's boyfriend Phil had a house vs Sue's one bedroom apartment, so he allow me to stay in the guest room. The next morning I found Phil in the the garage working on a wood project. I didn't know that Phil rides, but sitting in the garage was a 900/6. We talk shop for a few minutes and then Phil made an offer I couldn't refuse. How would I like to take the bike out for the day? Wow, only knew this guy less than 24 hours and now I riding his bike, a beemer no less. Rode all the Black Hills with a stop at Mount Rushmore. It's one of my best motorcycle experiences I've to date with more to come.

    Took a few years but now I'm a rocking with 2016 R1200RS.

    Thanks Phil.
    You honored that first BMW ride by buying the Lupin & White RS??
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    I remember a similar experience and more recently I have found that all of the Moto people who come to my door are good people which is a lot of why I am turning my pace into a B&B for touring motorcycles. We'll be open this spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qmoto View Post
    I stop in Rapid City, S. Dakota to see Sue a friend who had moved there a year earlier. Sue's boyfriend Phil had a house vs Sue's one bedroom apartment, so he allow me to stay in the guest room.
    How would I like to take the bike out for the day?.
    Thanks for the story.
    Reading between the lines I think Phil was keeping you away from Sue
    Welcome to the forum from another 2016 R1200RS owner.
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    Nice read. Phil rocks! What a good memory.

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    Thanks guys. In the long version you would see that Phil had no worries. And yes, Phil rocks and I was hoping he was here.

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