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    Have re-located to CO

    Hello all! After living in New England for just about all of my adult life I have re-located to the northern front range of Colorado (my previous screen name here on the forum was NewEnglander). Yes, I did this move over the summer in the midst of the COVID-19 mess we find ourselves in! The move was quite the adventure, to say the least. It took me several months to find a permanent residence and I am now settled enough to think about life again. I'd love to hear from others in the area and find perhaps some form of getting to know a new local club, its members, and the things they are doing at this point.

    A little about myself - I have been riding since 1981, got my first BMW in 1983 and it was a 1980 R65. I rode that bike until June of 2005 when I sold the R65 and bought a brand new R1150R. Since buying that bike I have been to several of the National rallies that had me riding cross country more than once; I have attended Bloomsburg, Sedalia, Redmond (OR), Billings, Hamburg, Lebanon. The Bloomsburg rally was my first rally since 1993 and I felt like a little kid in a candy store! I had a blast in spite of the heat. Other rides have been to CO and NM to visit friends and family. I was also active in the Granite State BMW Riders (NH) since 2006 - I was newsletter editor for several years, and sat on the club Board as Secretary (5 [6?]) years, President (5 years) and Director (2 years).

    I look forward to hearing from folks in the front range/Rocky Mt. area!

    Cheers, Louise

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    Glad you made the transition...safely! Now the next order of business...changing your profile info! Maybe that's something you can do when winter sets in!
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    Hi Louise,
    Good to hear you got out to what has to be a better place
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    Welcome SilverGirl! From the PNW. You even have the right color R1150R. Is that part of your handle?

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    Welcome to Colorado! Been here a little over 18 months from Michigan (chasing grandkids brought me here).
    As you're starting to find out - great place to ride. - we just need to get rid of the wildfires.

    Can vouch for the BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado - great group, very active.
    https://bmwmcc.org/

    Hope to see you at a breakfast sometime. Ride safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfeld View Post
    Welcome to Colorado! Been here a little over 18 months from Michigan (chasing grandkids brought me here).
    As you're starting to find out - great place to ride. - we just need to get rid of the wildfires.

    Can vouch for the BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado - great group, very active.
    https://bmwmcc.org/

    Hope to see you at a breakfast sometime. Ride safe.
    Thanks for the welcome! Well, bummer! I checked in too late and missed the breakfast this week. But... I was helping family with a move. I have not been riding this season due to moving and then numerous attempts to get to Denmark to meet my first grandchild. I succeeded, finally, in late August. Then did my final move in late September and am still unpacking. I am also not riding this season because surgery I had back in December on a completely torn rotator cuff failed and almost everything has torn off the pins. So, I am being cautious by not riding because I simply don't have some muscles functioning. Next week I start the process of figuring out the way forward on this issue. I will try to get to a breakfast sooner rather than later! Annnddddd..... I can now see the mountains because the wildfires have finally either gone out or are mostly contained! Yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    Welcome SilverGirl! From the PNW. You even have the right color R1150R. Is that part of your handle?
    Actually, no it's not but I guess it should now that you mention it. I am that age! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Hi Louise,
    Good to hear you got out to what has to be a better place
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    It's been an interesting time. I loved being in New England and got spoiled by having endless great riding right out my driveway but having been laid off from a 43 year stint with the same bunch of people made me realize it was time to make the change. I wasn't going to ride this season anyway due to torn rotator cuff surgery failure. Need to be closer to family and I get that here in CO. Now that the fires are mostly out or contained I can finally see the mountains! I am hoping the shoulder will be put back together for next season of riding but in the meantime want to at least reach out to local folks. Cheers! Louise

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Glad you made the transition...safely! Now the next order of business...changing your profile info! Maybe that's something you can do when winter sets in!
    Didn't wait for winter - it's already been here anyway. Got it updated! Thanks for the heads up on that. The transition from MA to CO was actually easier than getting to Denmark to see my new/first grandchild! Took 5 tries to get there!!

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    Congrats on making a move in these troublesome times! Good luck finding a surgeon.
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    Congrats on your move. We were in Colorado two times in 2020.
    The first time we were close to your area when we ran up the Pouder River Canyon.
    We wanted to do Pouder River again on the September trip but the road was closed due to the Cameron Peak fire.
    We ended up dropping into Colorado at Walden.
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    Later when you can get out for day rides run up Pouder River to Walden and have lunch at the River Rock Cafe.

    Pouder River & Walden (12).jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Later when you can get out for day rides run up Pouder River to Walden and have lunch at the River Rock Cafe.

    Pouder River & Walden (12).jpg
    Oooh, that looks delightful!

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    Lee, I don't know a Pouder river in Colorado. Where? I know the Cache la Poudre river West out of Fort Collins. And hwy 14 along that river is a nice ride over 9,000ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guenther View Post
    Lee, I don't know a Pouder river in Colorado. Where? I know the Cache la Poudre river West out of Fort Collins. And hwy 14 along that river is a nice ride over 9,000ft.

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