|06-28-2015, 01:30 PM||#1|
Joined: Jun 2015
Location: Bay Area
New GS rider joining the club!
I've been a long time lurker, but finally decided to join up after buying my first GS yesterday! I picked up a 2015 F700GS (big shout-out to Sam at Diablo Kawasaki/BMW in Walnut Creek for the great service and great price), and buzzed around the East Bay for a few hours yesterday.
I'm a recent transplant to California via Minnesota, and figured the best way to explore this beautiful state is on two wheels. I had an SV650S for a few years in Minnesota, but realized after stumbling across this forum a couple years ago and reading so many of the trip reports that I was gonna have to make it into adventure riding. Street riding is fun and all, but why not combine it with my love of camping, too? Eventually I'd like to get into long range adventure riding (my dream is to ride the entirety of the Pan-American Highway), but for now I'm happy to explore the plethora of remote highways and firetrails within quick riding of my home base. Eventually I'll add all sorts of farkles, but first I want to get a feel for it on the street and "naked".
Anyway, enough about me. Here are a couple quick pics from my first day with the new baby (name yet-to-be-determined).
Me picking it up after signing the paperwork (don't worry, this was just a photo op, I ride with full gear):
And a quick snap from up in the Oakland Hills off of Skyline Boulevard with Oakland, San Francisco, and the bank of fog visible in the distance:
I look forward to becoming a part of this community!
|06-28-2015, 07:41 PM||#5|
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Dave Rankine, Reno NV
I like the BMW ADV bags. Just a thought after seeing the pics. Dave
Pavement! We don't need no stinkin pavement.
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