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#1009657 - 04/16/18 02:22 PM Seen on ADV  
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95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1009660 - 04/16/18 02:40 PM Re: Seen on ADV [Re: Bud]  
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For anyone not making the connection, that's Spirit, who has been living on the road with his owner Ara, as chronicled on BMWST in the epic ride tale The Oasis of My Soul (and also on Ara's blog).

#1009666 - 04/16/18 05:47 PM Re: Seen on ADV [Re: Bud]  
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Glad I met Ara before he left Atlanta. Great guy!


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#1009683 - 04/16/18 08:21 PM Re: Seen on ADV [Re: Bud]  
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He has - sort of quietly - listed the rig for sale over on ADV as well. In fact, I'm sitting across the room from a potential buyer who is at this moment on the phone with Ara...

(and not, it's not Laura - she doesn't really talk to people on the phone...)

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#1009688 - 04/16/18 08:52 PM Re: Seen on ADV [Re: Bud]  
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Well I just looked there, a real piece of history at a very attractive price and it includes the aluminum trailer to boot!

I think it should be in the Wheels Thru Time museum!


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1009689 - 04/16/18 09:04 PM Re: Seen on ADV [Re: Bud]  
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Originally Posted by Bud
Well I just looked there, a real piece of history at a very attractive price and it includes the aluminum trailer to boot!

I think it should be in the Wheels Thru Time museum!


Per his reply on ADV, and from what I can hear of his side of the conversation, I don't think Ara wants it to be in a museum - I think it's important to him that it be ridden. On the other hand, I totally get what you're saying.

Maybe we need to figure out how to turn it into a rolling museum and pass it on from one adventure to the next and the next...


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#1009691 - 04/16/18 10:25 PM Re: Seen on ADV [Re: Bud]  
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Good plan. Drive to where it is, put it on the trailer, bring it to my house and I will then pass it along to the next person.


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1009695 - 04/16/18 11:34 PM Re: Seen on ADV [Re: Bud]  
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Originally Posted by Bud
Good plan. Drive to where it is, put it on the trailer, bring it to my house and I will then pass it along to the next person.



I'll mention that to the new almost owner (deposit is getting mailed and he's planning to pick it up next week). wink


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#1009697 - 04/17/18 12:04 AM Re: Seen on ADV [Re: Marty Hill]  
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Originally Posted by Marty Hill
Glad I met Ara before he left Atlanta. Great guy!


He is, I met Ara at the Bulow BMW campground at bike week in the late 90's(?) Bummer about Spirit, but I think at some point down the road it would be cool if that rig was donated to the Barber Museum and could sit in the same room with Jim Rogers airhead RT, Jacqueline's F650, and a few other extraordinary travel bikes.


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#1009704 - 04/17/18 12:52 AM Re: Seen on ADV [Re: roadscholar]  
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Originally Posted by roadscholar
Originally Posted by Marty Hill
Glad I met Ara before he left Atlanta. Great guy!


He is, I met Ara at the Bulow BMW campground at bike week in the late 90's(?) Bummer about Spirit, but I think at some point down the road it would be cool if that rig was donated to the Barber Museum and could sit in the same room with Jim Rogers airhead RT, Jacqueline's F650, and a few other extraordinary travel bikes.


Have they moved her bike up from the basement? I was pretty sad to not be able to see when we there. We stayed with RTRuss and his wife Peggy Sue in the first couple of weeks of our trip, and Jacqueline - and some goofy looking guy - showed up as surprise guests at dinner the night we arrived.


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