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#312656 - 03/24/08 01:11 PM Moving help.  
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Anyone in the Gainsville Florida area? I will be moving there in May or June. Is there a BMW shop there? Is there a independent BMW mechanic in the area?

I will be living on a shoestring budget for a while. I don't want to live in the Hood but someplace reasonable. I would like a place with a garage to keep Nubb and tools in. A guest house or mother-in-law apt. would be fantastic.

Are there any good twisty roads in the area? Will I have to beware of drunk college kids all the time? Are there any 50 or so single women that ride in the area? Or maybe even 30 or 40 year old that like older men? I'm sure I won't get an answer on the last two but hey, I'm single now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and if you live up that way, let's ride!!

Wyn


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#312657 - 03/24/08 01:21 PM Re: Moving help. [Re: Wyn]  
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believe you will enjoy living in that part of florida. football saturdays will be the only hassle unless you're going to the games. BMW dealers in daytona, tallahassee, orlando, tampa area (as you prolly know). if any other up that way i'm sure someone will chime in.

#312658 - 03/24/08 02:49 PM Re: Moving help. [Re: Wyn]  
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We have many friends, and customers in the area, including the Alachua County Sherrif's Dept.
They ride RT-P's that we service.
College kids, yes, be vigilant.
Game days, make that home game weekends, bring a lot of traffic, increased lodging prices.
Roads?
There are some nice ones in the area.
Women?
You'll find out...


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#312659 - 03/24/08 03:11 PM Re: Moving help. [Re: tallman]  
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there are some real nice roads west of G'ville around the Trenton and Chiefland areas, some nice roads west of I-75 going through High Springs and Bronson and of course the Horse country from Ocala north through Micanopy area.

If you are on a budget I would stay out of Gainesville proper and maybe look in the Newberry, Alachua or High Springs area to live in a little more redneck but cheaper to live in.


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#312660 - 03/25/08 12:34 PM Re: Moving help. [Re: Knifemaker]  
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Looks like everyone will be East or West of me. Nobody in Gainsville?


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#312661 - 03/25/08 12:38 PM Re: Moving help. [Re: Wyn]  
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Look at it from the positive side: it means you will have to RIDE places to meet people !


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#312662 - 03/25/08 01:37 PM Re: Moving help. [Re: Francois_Dumas]  
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Look at it from the positive side: it means you will have to RIDE places to meet people !




Right again, Mr. Dumas. Besides, no one wants to ride with me anyway. I'm elitest, I bash Harley's and their riders, and I go to damn fast.

Hope your well Francois, and your weather is improving.


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#312663 - 03/25/08 10:53 PM Re: Moving help. [Re: Wyn]  
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Quote:

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Look at it from the positive side: it means you will have to RIDE places to meet people !




Right again, Mr. Dumas. Besides, no one wants to ride with me anyway. I'm elitest, I bash Harley's and their riders, and I go to damn fast.

Hope your well Francois, and your weather is improving.




Wyn, if you can keep up with the softail you can ride with me...
I'm an elitist too, I don't like snobs, just motorcyclists...


Matt


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#312664 - 03/25/08 11:03 PM Re: Moving help. [Re: Matts_12GS]  
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Wyn, if you can keep up with the softail ....




I don't think he'll have a problem in keeping up with it, but LISTENING to it? That there may be another thing.


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#312665 - 03/25/08 11:19 PM Re: Moving help. [Re: Huzband]  
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Wyn, if you can keep up with the softail ....




I don't think he'll have a problem in keeping up with it, but LISTENING to it? That there may be another thing.




It's easier to listen to than you are Dan...

I stopped by to show you the RT but y'all weren't home!


Matt


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