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Old 11-11-2014, 11:05 AM   #1
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Texas Noob

Hi,

Noob greetings from San Antone. I ride an old-ish BMW R1100S but have always have sinful desires for a GS bike. The Guzzi Stelvio is a close second but the jugs face the wrong directions.

I'm an airplane mechanic so I'll never have the luxury of being able to lock up the office and furlough my secretaries for six months to take off to Alaska. It's nice to read the accounts of those of you who can do this stuff though. I did meet MotoHank a few weeks ago. 500000 miles on a GS!!! Living my dreams vicariously thru others.

Anyway, I thought I would sign up to keep an eye on your "flea market". Might pull the trigger on an old 1150GS some time.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:47 PM   #2
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Welcome to the asylum!

Keep an eye out for the occasional local meet and greets in your area.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:58 PM   #3
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Welcome OldM3!

Hey there,

I too live in San Antonio. Welcome to the motorcycle porn site. I also work and don't have the luxury to take months at a time, but I am hoping for at least a couple of one-week trips in 2015--one to Big Bend and another to Monument Valley.

PS. If you don't know Hank Arriazola yet, I recommend you pay him a visit down in Dilley, TX. He is the best BMW mechanic in the area and sometimes has older GS's for sale. Here is his web site: www.motohank.com
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:05 PM   #4
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MOTOHANK "Hank Arriazola" An Original

There are but a few moments in our lifetime each of us meet an "original." Someone who is clearl set aprt from the norm, someone who lives a passion, is the embodiment of his passion, shares the passion and all the while is quietly humble through it all. With over 500K on his bike he is a Mexico & Latin America legend who opted not to turn over a half million miles in Frio County, Texas. So what did he do, ship his bike to Africa to turn over the last few thousand miles, 85% on Africa's dirt. What's more amazing he is the best BMW motorcycle mechanic in Texas and likely in the top 5-10 in the US, and consequently a world class photographer. This guy is the real deal, an original.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:11 PM   #5
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Hank Arriazola "MOTOHANK" an Original, Dilley, Texas

There are but a few moments in our lifetime each of us meet an "original." Someone who is clearl set aprt from the norm, someone who lives a passion, is the embodiment of his passion, shares the passion and all the while is quietly humble through it all. With over 500K on his bike he is a Mexico & Latin America legend who opted not to turn over a half million miles in Frio County, Texas. So what did he do, ship his bike to Africa to turn over the last few thousand miles, 85% on Africa's dirt. What's more amazing he is the best BMW motorcycle mechanic in Texas and likely in the top 5-10 in the US, and consequently a world class photographer. This guy is the real deal, an original, a true original.
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:34 AM   #6
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Today I learned about Motohank, and added a visit to Dilley, TX to me list of stops on my next South Texas trip. Thanks, guys.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:18 PM   #7
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Welcome. I've got a loose group of buddies and we usually end up at Luckenback on Saturday about noon. You'll find us smoking cigars and watching the circus. Stop by and say Hello.
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