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    • #61014
      PMitchell
      Participant

      Wally, Great routes, great food including the Biscuit Stop, and great fellowship. Thanks again for researching and organizing not only this ride but all of the past season’s destinations! Well done!!

    • #57353
      PMitchell
      Participant

      Autocorrect, ugh!  BTW it’s FREE!

    • #55179
      PMitchell
      Participant

      Here is all of the info.

      BTW lunch will be at the Casa Steak and Smokehouse- 42087 SR 154, Lisbon, OH 44432
      <div>Troy Todd told me by email today the lunch ride group will be broken down into several groups because of the size.  The gpx file for the ride in on our site as</div>
      <div>”UnRally Ride 2021.gpx</div>

    • #31460
      PMitchell
      Participant

      Sandi, thanks for your post. I had similar issues and additional ones such as not being able to find an address to a location less than five miles away (the Moth Man Museum in WV) and being unable to access GPX files from the additional SD card. I’m the 2nd owner on a then “nearly new” NAV VI and I checked with Garmin to determine if Warranty was transferable. It was! They had my personal info & serial number (based on my phone #) from the re-registration of the unit.

      I received the authorizing RMA within minutes of my conversation with “Levi” who explained that there was a known problem, the”Ghost Issue Touch”,  which may have been caused by some dust or almost microscopic debris on the touch screen panel during manufacture from their Taiwan facility as well as other software coding. He also suggested that I remove the battery from the unit before returning to keep as a spare!  I’m sure battery replacement costs follow the BMW credo of Bring More Wampum!   🙂

      Paul

    • #28059
      PMitchell
      Participant

      <div dir=”ltr”>Hal & Mary,</div>
      <div>That’s great news! I’ve been to a number of rallies both camping and finding a local motel (need to book early) but it’s great to see all of the vendors and check out the accessories as well as how others pack! All of the major tour companies (global) always have inside booths so you can check their offerings as well. If you stop by the IMT Bike booth (based in Madrid) say hi to Scott & Isabel. We have also toured with Adriatic Moto Tours and Matej (<i>Metey</i>) would remember us as well since we were in the Alps, Greece & Central/Eastern Europe with his company as well.</div>
      <div>Unfortunately Linda & I won’t be going this year due to a calendar conflict but are planning on one or or more of the MOA Weekend Getaways later in the summer.</div>
      <div></div>
      <div>Typically there is a resource at the rally tent(s) on local riding recommendations and I’m sure yoiu will receive responses from other BMWMOC members who are familiar with the area.</div>
      <div>Ride Safe!</div>
      <div>Paul & Linda</div>

    • #27601
      PMitchell
      Participant

      I wasn’t able to attend the last meeting, but I’ve successfully used Simichrome Metal Polish. Available from AMAZON at ~$12  a tube
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    • #27546
      PMitchell
      Participant

      Just a follow up . .  the comments below are from a recent post from the bmwlt forum. This site has been a good friend to me for over 10 years with info about LT’s RT’s R bikes etc. However, this really hit me as being important to the prelude of our 2019 riding season.

      https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/bike-talk/182629-safety-riders-mindset.html

      “Greetings all! Yesterday I stopped at a motorcyclist’s crash site, where he had been EMS transported alive and seriously injured, just minutes before. I comforted the young girl driver who though involved was not at fault.

      Upon reflection, I came up with an analogy for riders to have as their mindsets. Please don’t take this analogy too far. I am NOT suggesting that we as riders rise anywhere near the level of training, dedication, intellect, courage, etc as the analogy will possibly suggest! It is just to help us change our ‘THINK’.

      A motorcyclist on public roadways may in a much smaller sense, be likened to a combat fighter pilot. Bear with me, please. I am not saying we compare equally at all; every analogy breaks down at some point. I am not disrespecting any combat pilots here either.

      But a combat pilot’s life is in danger the minute his engine starts. Equipment failures can kill him. Collisions with fixed objects, encountering bad weather, collisions with friendly aircraft, and attack from hostiles both on the ground or in the air, can all kill the combat pilot and his passengers. And make no mistake, there are lots of people who can act in ways that can either on purpose, or through negligence, take his life.

      Now a motorcyclist faces danger from losing control, vehicle failure, poor and changing road surfaces, road hazards and foreign objects, bad weather, fellow riders, road ragers, drunk pedestrians, distracted drivers, as well as his own cellphone and navigation aid distractions.

      BUT…if we took the perspective that we are stepping into a hostile war zone, and we determined to have some ‘serious’ fun – meaning we enjoy what we do, but we remain vigilant and ready to respond to threats, I think we would – for example – not get lulled into trusting that that left turning car coming our way actually sees us, and paying with our lives.

      I welcome any other analogies or thoughts on this idea. Thanks. (The young man lived, multi fractured leg, lost 2 pints of blood, and was wearing shorts, tennis shoes, and a helmet. The helmet saved his life. He was following too closely, too fast, couldn’t stop, and struck the car ahead. He is conscious today and is expected to recover, thank God.)”

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