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#343200 - 06/01/08 02:54 PM Re: We're Ten Years Old! [Re: snod]
JDog Offline

Registered: 09/07/07
Posts: 114
Loc: Chino Hills, CA
Wow, 10 years! Congratulations.

I only got my RT last July, and as at the time I I didn't know anyone who owned a motorcycle, much less a BMW, I looked around for data. And I found exactly what I was looking for--information, a group, entertainment, help, advice, tips. I've met several people and I haven't been disappointed.

I've mentioned to several of my local friends about the camraderie of the BMW community and what a refreshing and genuine community it is. And am feverishly hinting to them that it would be a very Zen-ful thing to get a BMW so that they also could be on this forum. \:\)

I bought my first motorcycle 26 years ago to impress a girl, and although that might not have been the most honest motivation, I have thoroughly enjoyed motorcycling since. And I still am looking to impress girls now that I am on my own again (after all, it's very hard to tell that I'm a middle-aged/almost-eligible-for-the-Senior-menu-at-Denny's fart underneath the full-face).

I am very grateful to the folks who run this show, and if you need any help, I will be one of the first to step up.

Muchas Gracias!

John C.
2004 R1150RT carport queen
John C.
'10 1200RT

#343225 - 06/01/08 03:45 PM Re: We're Ten Years Old! [Re: Les is more]
Dietrich Offline

Registered: 01/26/03
Posts: 488
Loc: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Well, congratulations on a great site!
The work is much appreciated, I am sure, by the whole community.
I found out about this place from a BMW dealer who was complaining about all these people posting stuff on the internet that doesn't exist, such as "surging". So I went looking and found BMWSportTouring. Never looked back.
Again, keep up the good work!

Thank you.

Dietrich H. Look
For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Sir Winston Churchill.

#343256 - 06/01/08 04:48 PM Re: We're Ten Years Old! [Re: Les is more]
SAAB93driver Offline

Registered: 06/25/01
Posts: 2217
Loc: Lakeland, FL USA
10 years, time flies. congrats.

The forum concept (for everything) has evolved quite a bit with the internet, we are all in the middle of it. Think about how you did things 10 or 15 years ago, from shopping to paying bills to renewing your driver's license or researching a topic, or remember a time before email.

MRN, the background behind the name as I remember it is interesting. I remember how this forum was dotted with cyber skirmishes and some profanity and the "offenders" either left or got booted and went off to advrider and IIRC they coined the name Mister Roger's Neighborhood. At least that is how i remember it.

The one that stands out in my mind is the guy who quit and got kicked off at the same time because he threatened someone over their distaste for his removal of the evap cannister. Whoever came up with that popcorn eating emoticon really nailed it...

Happy Birthday.
'02 BMW R1150RS
'08 SAAB 9-3 AERO vert
'08 Honda Element - for the Dog
'11 SAAB 9-5 Aero

#343293 - 06/01/08 07:15 PM Re: We're Ten Years Old! [Re: Les is more]
BeniciaRT_GT-GT Offline
The Owl Hunter

Registered: 10/10/03
Posts: 2124
Loc: SF Bay Area,Ca. (Benicia)

I've almost been here 5 years of it, and it has been amazing. What a cast of characters.

I couldn't begin to ask for more from a group, either in "love," knowledge, OR entertainment value.

For my 1000th post, I did a short summary of my tenure here with a quite a few pics. It might fit the bill of what Leslie was looking for.

Link here

Now let's get some more tales/stories posted and make the next ten even better!!!!
Where will U go next?

Whatever you do, LIVE!!!

#343312 - 06/01/08 08:11 PM Re: We're Ten Years Old! [Re: Les is more]
Hawk28 Offline

Registered: 11/09/01
Posts: 205
Loc: Sierra Foothills, NorCal
I first registered in 2000, I believe. Let it lapse and re-registered in Nov. 2001. Great community. Best part was meeting Cary and getting to thank him in person.

#343315 - 06/01/08 08:14 PM Re: We're Ten Years Old! [Re: BeniciaRT_GT-GT]
PRC Offline

Registered: 07/01/06
Posts: 1147
Loc: Capital of Looniest State in U...
Two years ago, I was looking for an RT. That's when my good buddy John (motorman587)told me about this site. After buyin the RT and then hanging out on the board, Richard's traveling "love in" (50cc) came to town. I stayed out a little (several hours) past my shift and, umm, gave him an "escort" through town. Besides John and Tim (Tallman), he was the first board member I'd actually met in person. Then came Cedar Key 07 and met a great group o' folks. Friendships were made and grew via the 'net and phone calls back and forth. Biketurkey Fest was my next meeting of the minds. Made a great friend, Matt(Matts_Vstrom) and his wife, Diane(bsfmfu) . Then came Dec'07 and I had a difference of opinion with my bosses, so I retired at 20 years. During this time of let down so to speak, relationships got tighter and I was happy to see my friends at Cedar Key again, especially meeting the ones I didn't know I had! I really enjoyed playing human forklift putting Calvin's bike into Matt's truck after Marty pushed him over with his mind powers. It showed how tight this group is (well....)

More calls (drunk folk from the left coast), tequila teasers and meetings along the way have brought me great joy.

Here's to another 100 years and maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to make it out of this flat state for a get together!
'98 R1100RT
- Teamwork is essential; it allows you to blame someone else.

#343421 - 06/02/08 01:06 AM Re: We're Ten Years Old! [Re: Les is more]
Shaman97 Offline

Registered: 05/16/04
Posts: 1703
Loc: El Dorado Hills, California.
Four years ago, was looking to get back into motorcycling, and wasn't sure which bike to buy. Not having alot of experience wrenching, I was searching for a site that would help out a fellow when he needed it - boy did I find it here!!

Went looking for a bike, found one, and have been an almost daily lurker ever since.
1997 R1100RTL

"Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn't Work Hard"

Want to be a British Secret Agent?

#343430 - 06/02/08 01:20 AM Re: We're Ten Years Old! [Re: Les is more]
Happy Birthday Bud Offline
68% of an RT

Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 6762
Loc: Southern Illinois
I'm a relative NOOB considering 10 years of history. But, I was made to feel welcome by everyone. The UN at Gunnison was the first time I met many of you.

Then the PPR which stopped here last year was the icing on the cake.

Thanks to all who made this happen.
Picking up my new ride on the way to FART.

#343452 - 06/02/08 01:55 AM Re: We're Ten Years Old! [Re: Les is more]
Laura Offline

Registered: 10/04/01
Posts: 3956
Loc: North Georgia USA
Happy Anniversary to BMWST(RT).com, don't know what I'd do without ya.

In early 2001 we had just purchased two new BMW's and wanted to find out as much as we could about them. I poked around the internet and found this site. I bought a couple of shirts and lurked on the site for a while. I joined about six months later and have been hooked ever since; it's been 6 1/2 years.

Thank you BMWSportTouring for helping me learn so much about my then new ride and more than that....thank you for the friends I've made. This community has become a part of my life and even though I've only attended a few member get togethers I have always been made to feel welcomed and valued. you've been my one and only. I feel so lucky to have found the right group. I wear my shirt proudly and it's always a treat when a member of this community recognizes the shirt and introduces themselves.
02 R1150RT Aquamint SOLD
01 K1200RS Silver/Blue SOLD
05 FJR1300ABS Galaxy Blue HIS FOR SALE
19 others, gone but not forgotten

#343463 - 06/02/08 02:10 AM Re: We're Ten Years Old! [Re: Les is more]
murrayg Offline

Registered: 07/20/00
Posts: 1504
Loc: Paducah, Kentucky
So I'm bring up my internet after a typical hard Arkansas thunderstorm, and I decided to bop by my favorite mc stite that I don't visit as much anymore, and I see this 10 yr anniversary. Let me tell you this place has added immensely to my riding enjoyment. Of course my hat is off to Carey, David, Leslie and all the moderators through the years for creating such a great community online and on road. I've been privileged enough to talk, pm,chat and meet a lot of you and it's always fun and insightful. Now where is my champange to toast with?
I Ride to Experience Poetry
Vay Ya Con Dios

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