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post #1 of 10 Old Aug 31st, 2011, 5:49 am Thread Starter
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I don't think they would mind me reposting this from another forum.....Congrats Ladies!

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Ouray, Colorado
Red Mountain Overlook on the Million Dollar Highway August 30, 2011

Voni Glaves and Ardys Kellerman became the first two women in North America to document riding one million miles on BMW motorcycles. As they approached these accomplishments they arranged to meet in Ouray, Colorado to ride their one-millionth miles together on U.S. Highway 550, the "Million Dollar Highway. They reached this milestone at Red Mountain Overlook between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado the morning of August 30, 2011. Dealership documentation of their achievements has been sent to BMW Motorrad U.S.A. and to the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America, each of which provides mileage awards at 100,000 mile intervals.

Glaves, 64, is a retired teacher who resides in the Texas Big Bend just north of Big Bend National Park. Kellerman, 79, is a retired electronics technician who resides in Lexington, Texas. Both have been riding BMW motorcycles for many years. Kellerman bought her first BMW in 1985.
Glaves first BMW was her Mother's Day present in 1977. Glaves accumulated the million miles on 15 different BMWs over the years since then. Her highest mileage on a single motorcycle was 357,658 miles on a
1993 R1100RS, which she still owns. Kellerman has owned 16 BMWs including a 1999 R1100RT with 170,000 miles.

Both Kellerman and Glaves are experienced long distance endurance riders. Glaves finished the 11-day Iron Butt Rally in 2003. Kellerman completed the biennial 11-day Iron Butt Rally four times.

For additional information contact Paul Glaves at: [email protected]
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post #2 of 10 Old Aug 31st, 2011, 7:49 am
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High fives indeed - well deserved accolades to both ladies!! And a nice venue selection for the event!!

And to add a footnote: Voni's BMWs are mechanically serviced by her husband, Paul - who contributes a monthly wrenching article to BMW MOA's magazine "BMW ON" (Owner's News). Ardys' BMWs are primarily serviced by Lone Star BMW/Triumph in Austin, Tejas.
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Don't know Voni, but Ardys is a hoot! She used to hold court every Thursday evening at Lone Star. Very interesting lady, I'm sure Voni is the same. What a beautiful place to finish the feat. I love that stretch of Highway.

Congratulations to these very accomplished and driven ladies!!

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Ardys is A Joy to talk to & an inspiration to Both Ladies & men alike. When My 15 your old granddaughter met here a few years ago I had to pull her away from Ardys after about an hour of "tales of the road"
I've only meet Voni once a few years ago but was very impressed with her (& Paul) as well.
Congrats Ladies

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I have never met either one, but have read about both for years. Congratulations to both of these wonderful and inspirational women.

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Recognition well earned.

Seems like only thirty years ago Voni was teaching and riding here inTopeka.
Wait a minute, that was thirty years ago.
How time flies.


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Seconded.
I have wondered if there is anykind of recognition for something like that, my LT is coming up to a quarter of a million Clicks on the dial.
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Seconded.
I have wondered if there is anykind of recognition for something like that, my LT is coming up to a quarter of a million Clicks on the dial.
Yes through BMW via your dealer in increments of 100K, and a nice recognition BMW awards. If you are a member of BMWMOA they also offer recognition in 100K increments. Don't know if the RA group offer the same.

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Yes through BMW via your dealer in increments of 100K, and a nice recognition BMW awards. If you are a member of BMWMOA they also offer recognition in 100K increments. Don't know if the RA group offer the same.
Ole Toad got one of these a hunnert years ago. Dealer (Lone Star BMW/Triumph in Austin) initiated the process and presented it to us as somewhat of a surprise. I 'think' they've changed the puck to somewhat lighter in weight from this early version, which is ok - this thing weighs a bunch!!
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Ole Toad got one of these a hunnert years ago. Dealer (Lone Star BMW/Triumph in Austin) initiated the process and presented it to us as somewhat of a surprise. I 'think' they've changed the puck to somewhat lighter in weight from this early version, which is ok - this thing weighs a bunch!!
Nice you received one on a single bike, congrats. I received a 100k also, but on several BMW's.

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