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Old 12-19-2017, 05:53 PM   #1
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Recently Retired and up for adventure rides




Hi,
Retired in Sept and ready to do some adventure rides. Pretty excited to find the Texas Adventure Riders Association! I typically take a two week ride with my buddies from Wisconsin and California, all camping no hotels, typically cover about 5k miles in two weeks.

Looking forward to the Austin adventure ride ( I live in Austin ). Also would like to join the Medina 250 with the San Antonio chapter.


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Old 12-19-2017, 06:32 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-2017, 07:12 PM   #3
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Re: Recently Retired and up for adventure rides

Welcome to the forum.

And you are welcome to join any ride that strikes your fancy!
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Welcome to the site!

Once you start doing some rides, I will be interesting to see how long it takes you to either replace the GS or buy an additional bike I put 40K+ adventure miles on my 1150 GS and absolutely loved that bike. But like many other adventure riders, I have drifted toward lighter and more off road capable bikes. I did not get rid of the GS by choice. We had another kid. At the time, I had a KLR 650 as well. Now I have a 1200 GS on which I love taking my kids riding out on back roads and a KTM 530 EXC for the more "technical" adventure rides. I just missed my 1150 too much to not have another GS in the garage
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Once you start doing some rides, I will be interesting to see how long it takes you to either replace the GS or buy an additional bike I put 40K+ adventure miles on my 1150 GS and absolutely loved that bike. But like many other adventure riders, I have drifted toward lighter and more off road capable bikes. I did not get rid of the GS by choice. We had another kid. At the time, I had a KLR 650 as well. Now I have a 1200 GS on which I love taking my kids riding out on back roads and a KTM 530 EXC for the more "technical" adventure rides. I just missed my 1150 too much to not have another GS in the garage


Waiting for the Ténéré 700 World RAID my friend. I am hoping that it stays the same as the prototype.


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Old 12-19-2017, 07:40 PM   #7
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And you are welcome to join any ride that strikes your fancy!


Thank you! I love the Medina area. Headed out to do the Twisted Sisters tomorrow. Just a quick out and back, same day.


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Old 12-19-2017, 08:40 PM   #8
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Waiting for the Ténéré 700 World RAID my friend. I am hoping that it stays the same as the prototype.
That would be sweet!
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Where politicians flourish, long history has harshly taught us, people and their liberty wither. Where the state is god and the "public interest" worshipped, individual man will be found bleeding upon the altar. - Karl Hess

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Old 12-20-2017, 01:41 PM   #9
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:06 PM   #10
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:50 PM   #11
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Welcome from the Southwest contingent.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:24 PM   #12
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:49 AM   #13
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You'll probably love retirement!!
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:35 PM   #14
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You're right! I love retirement already!
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