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60,000km on my first trip... So far

My first bike was a Yamaha YBR 125. My second bike was (is) a 2009 BMW R1200GSA. The first time I ever rode anything bigger than the 125 was when the snow had melted enough that I could take out the GSA that was delivered over the winter.
The first time I went more than 50km distance on a bike was when I took my new GSA for an overnight camping trip in May 2009 to make sure I had everything I needed to travel.
My next trip started in late May 2009 and is still going. I've done over 60,000km through almost 40 countries- from Canada to Europe to Iceland to Iraq to Kenya.
My 2009 GSA might not look as pretty as other 2009s anymore, but I think the duct tape holding things together gives it character...
Gelände/Straße Travels
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Yes, I did post a link months back, but I'm feeling a bit more self-promoting now.
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It's good to see you're still doing well. And again, you will have to pay us a visit again next time you're in Munich. And just like last time we won't take no for an answer

PS: your sock is still here, I'm keeping it till you get back
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Fantastic experience, congratulations!!
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Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say Ni at will to old ladies. There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing is sacred. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history.
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