My R1200GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Paul Mihalka, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

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    Gone but not forgotten - and it is in good hands. You can read where-why it went here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=835670

    Some of the places it took me:

    Foggy coast in California
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    The Geographic center of 48 States, near Lebanon, KS
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    In Red River, NM
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    Near Fish Lake, UT
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    The sun does not always shine. Near Durango CO
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    Independence Pass, CO
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    Cape Hatteras, NC
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    Slatyfork, WV
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    Yosemite NP, CA
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    On the Cherohala Skyway, NC
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    RT. 250, WV
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    Not so long ago
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    Lots of (s)miles!!!
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  2. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Glad that some of your 180,000 miles were spent HERE in CO...Independence Pass and Durango, et al. for sure.

    Actually thought I recognized the ole Comfort Inn?
    Stayed there often on the way to Phoenix during Thanksgiving.

    27 degrees one morning upon departure with FROST all over the bike.
    Heated grips sure felt great.

    After the scoot...look forward to a trike and another 180,000,
    Congrats.
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  3. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    Also glad you spent some time here in NC our outer banks are really nice.. Good photo's too..
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  4. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Way to go Paul/glad you got to really enjoy your GS!:D
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  5. jdub

    jdub Dawg bytes reel gud

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    Congrats on all of your miles on your GS and other your bikes, Paul. I can only hope I'm still riding when I'm 81, and whatever I'm riding then is irrelevant!
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  6. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    congrats on many fronts.....thanks for sharing,
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  7. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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    Hey Paul. Are you riding the scoot to Finger Lakes next year?
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  8. FlyingFinn

    FlyingFinn Long timer

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    A certain song made famous by Johnny Cash comes to mind.... :thumb

    Mikko
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  9. ridewv

    ridewv Been here awhile

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    Way to go Paul, you sure got your miles and smiles from your R1200! Great pictures of your travels too. I believe you'll really enjoy riding your lighter and lower Yamaha 400 scooter for many miles as well.
    When I'm no longer comfortable riding a motorcycle the next step will be one of the high performance scooters.
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  10. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

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    I plan ahead, but not THAT much!:D
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  11. Avner

    Avner Not noob anymore

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    You are the MAN Paul!
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  12. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    :clap
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  13. Ride4Coffee

    Ride4Coffee Been here awhile

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    I had the good fortune of meeting Paul and his steed at a gas station in Lexington, VA. That was the first time (and only since) that I'd seen an actual "BMW Million Mile Club" medallion.
    You can see it on his windshield, right above the headlight. Absolutely amazing!

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  14. papachiax6

    papachiax6 Adventurer

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    Hey Paul, In one of the photo's above there sits a nifty digital temp display. is it waterproof? Who makes it? Sorry for the hijack.
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  15. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

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    $5 to $10 on ebay from China. Not waterproof but I put duct tape on the back and never had a problem.
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  16. vproven

    vproven Adventurer

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    Great seeing your post. I remember you from BMWBMW days and when you were at Bob's. I also remember the old K75 you used to have. Nice to see you are still well and riding. If it has two wheels and/or three, so be it. Be well and ride safe. There are many more miles to be ridden.

    Vince
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  17. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    Your GS has had a great life under a great rider.
    You have been such a huge help to me on BMWsporttouring {Im kmac} forums and I am very appreciative and in awe of your years in the saddle.
    Keep up the great stories on your new scooter {literally}
    :clap
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