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Dag! This is going to be a loooooong weekend!

I've been way more than just "patient". But finally, I'm taking delivery on my new GT next Tuesday (the 20th). That's 11 days that it took to get a bike that was setting in a showroom in Grand Rapids, MI. That's just 5 hours away from my dealer!!! Dag it's tough buying a new Beemer sometimes.
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I've been way more than just "patient". But finally, I'm taking delivery on my new GT next Tuesday (the 20th). That's 11 days that it took to get a bike that was setting in a showroom in Grand Rapids, MI. That's just 5 hours away from my dealer!!! Dag it's tough buying a new Beemer sometimes.
I was waiting on a Graphite but "settled" for blue.

Picked it up yesterday

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Cool Randy! Congrats! I shoulda known you'd be joining Jeff and I.

I think I might hafta make a thunder run out to Colorado after I get my 600 service. Just to get a feel for how she's gonna do on a long run. That, and to say "Hi" to Dean & Deb Sauer. They live in Golden.
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Cool Randy! Congrats! I shoulda known you'd be joining Jeff and I.

I think I might hafta make a thunder run out to Colorado after I get my 600 service. Just to get a feel for how she's gonna do on a long run. That, and to say "Hi" to Dean & Deb Sauer. They live in Golden.
Yes they do. If you make the trip let me know, maybe we can grab some food at The Bluebonnet or sumpin.

Michelle and I are off to Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, ETC on July 1.
She bought a new K1200S, so we're heading out on two brand new bikes for a 3000+ mile journey. I hope these things are reliable

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Yes they do. If you make the trip let me know, maybe we can grab some food at The Bluebonnet or sumpin.
Sounds good. If I'm coming, it'll probably be the last week of June and I'll give you a hollar.

If I don't see ya...y'all have a safe ride.
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Sounds good. If I'm coming, it'll probably be the last week of June and I'll give you a hollar.

If I don't see ya...y'all have a safe ride.
These are huge (8mb) files, but will give you an idea why we want to go back to the Icefields Highway in Banf N.P.

http://randy.bmwlt.net/big/493T1808.jpg Bow Lake
http://randy.bmwlt.net/big/493T1813.jpg Bow Lake
http://randy.bmwlt.net/big/493T1915.jpg Lake Louise

Plus, we find the Canadians in Alberta to be very pleasant to visit with.

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Thanks for sharing Randy . . . those are beautiful! (Mind me asking what camera you're using?)
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incredible images... publishable even

i, TOO, wonder about your camera of choice
i just can't bring myself to travel around with my Nikon D200 on the bike/takes up too much room in the bag

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Should of given me a call, Joe. I would have picked it up for you and riden it down.


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These are huge (8mb) files, but will give you an idea why we want to go back to the Icefields Highway in Banf N.P.

http://randy.bmwlt.net/big/493T1808.jpg Bow Lake
http://randy.bmwlt.net/big/493T1813.jpg Bow Lake
http://randy.bmwlt.net/big/493T1915.jpg Lake Louise

Plus, we find the Canadians in Alberta to be very pleasant to visit with.
You're right; can't beat the Alberta/BC landscape and those Western Canadians are right nice and hospitable. Just don't forget about us little 'ol Ontario folks.
Some very pretty riding and we even make nice hosts too.
But... those rockies are supreme.
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You're right; can't beat the Alberta/BC landscape and those Western Canadians are right nice and hospitable. Just don't forget about us little 'ol Ontario folks.
Some very pretty riding and we even make nice hosts too.
But... those rockies are supreme.
JS
Truth be told...I have yet to meet any Canadian I didn't like. But then again...I'm just a likeable guy as well.



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Should of given me a call, Joe. I would have picked it up for you and riden it down.
What a guy! What a guy! That's OK Chick...we got it.
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You're right; can't beat the Alberta/BC landscape and those Western Canadians are right nice and hospitable. Just don't forget about us little 'ol Ontario folks.
Some very pretty riding and we even make nice hosts too.
But... those rockies are supreme.
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Ontario is next year. A few years back we covered ground from Vancouver to Regina. Next year we are going to start in Manitoba or western Ontario and head east to Nova Scotia. We are planning on making that journey cover three or four weeks.

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[QUOTE=randy]These are huge (8mb) files, but will give you an idea why we want to go back to the Icefields Highway in exhilarating N.P.

Stunning shots, Randy! Have a safe and exhilarating trip on your new bikes.
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I've been way more than just "patient". But finally, I'm taking delivery on my new GT next Tuesday (the 20th). That's 11 days that it took to get a bike that was setting in a showroom in Grand Rapids, MI. That's just 5 hours away from my dealer!!! Dag it's tough buying a new Beemer sometimes.
I recall your statement suggesting the GT purchase was Hinging on a test ride. I do not recall your test ride comments. Are you electing to forgo the test ride

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