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General Talk & Membership => Introductions => Topic started by: Daboo on May 02, 2018, 04:31:44 am

Title: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: Daboo on May 02, 2018, 04:31:44 am
Just joined.  Sorry, I don't have a Concours, though I've admired them many times.  The Concours fits my riding desires more than the latest and greatest sport-touring bikes.  It's made for putting the miles behind you without overly insulating you from the experience.  Just a nice blend of comfort and sport.

I live up north of Seattle, between Martha Lake and Mill Creek.  Locals will know where that is.  Those of you who aren't local, will maybe have heard of Seattle.

I like to ride.  Before I retired last April, I commuted on my motorcycle in almost any weather.  My standard answer when someone asks if I rode, is "Is it snowing outside?"  Snow is a four-letter word.  Though I've asked myself at times why I am riding as the snow flakes are coming down and hitting my visor...while my AWD Subaru Outback sits in the driveway.   ::)

My current ride is a BMW F800GT.  I hope you don't kick me out for that.  :D  As a commuter, it is great.  There's just enough fairing to keep most of the weather off you.  It's light at 470 lbs, wet.  It's comfortable.  I've taken it on some trips across the western US, and found it all day comfortable. 

So why am I here?  I like to ride, and I've heard there are members here who like to ride also.

I'm hoping I can meet up with some of you, and maybe even contribute on things when it doesn't require knowing about a Concours.

Chris
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: The Wizard on May 02, 2018, 05:06:49 am
Or Chris, The Wizard(in COG) could sell you a CONCOURS    $1500.00.Welcome all motorcycles that bless our shores.                   Jerry"The Wizard"Gaither
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: danodemotoman on May 02, 2018, 06:34:44 am
 Welcome to the forum!
 MMS, ride a lot...
 South of you in Graham
 Retired 2 !
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: connie_rider on May 02, 2018, 02:51:05 pm
Daboo, I know of others in Seattle area and I think their getting ready for a ride.
Until I figure that out; Send Dan a PM and he can probably give you info on their coming rides.

Dan, I saw your 2007 Australian Tour photo's.
We need to talk!

PS: Are you by chance, doing the Alps Tour in July??

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: Kelly E on May 02, 2018, 04:13:27 pm
My brother also lives between the lake and Mill Creek, just off 3rd. I am near Warm Beach. You might see my brother go by on his dark blue C-14.
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: Daboo on May 02, 2018, 05:47:07 pm
Wow!  Especially on that last post, Kelly.  I'm about a block away.  Unfortunately, Cascadian Way and 3rd don't connect, or we'd have seen each other.

I'm thinking about making the Bun Cooler in a couple weeks.  I've cleared out my schedule.  Now I have to see about a motel reservation and if I can register.

Chris
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: ZXtasy on May 02, 2018, 05:56:15 pm
Welcome to the Concourium.

Is this Seattle you speak of near California?  :))
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: Daboo on May 02, 2018, 06:10:07 pm
ZXtasy...it might as well be near California.  We have a lot of immigrants from California, and they brought their traffic congestion with them.

Okay...I made my reservation and registered.  I'll be at the Bun Cooler!

Chris
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: connie_rider on May 02, 2018, 07:01:33 pm
Enjoy the Bun Cooler!
   Tell Charlie Gary Ted sez hello, and wish I were there..

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: Kelly E on May 03, 2018, 01:25:18 am
Wow!  Especially on that last post, Kelly.  I'm about a block away.  Unfortunately, Cascadian Way and 3rd don't connect, or we'd have seen each other.

I'm thinking about making the Bun Cooler in a couple weeks.  I've cleared out my schedule.  Now I have to see about a motel reservation and if I can register.

Chris

Cascadian Way is part of his test loop that he rides sometimes.
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: Grant on May 03, 2018, 01:40:35 am
ZXtasy...it might as well be near California.  We have a lot of immigrants from California, and they brought their traffic congestion with them.

Okay...I made my reservation and registered.  I'll be at the Bun Cooler!

Chris

Welcome aboard see you at the Bun Cooler...
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: Gumby on May 03, 2018, 03:09:08 am
Welcome to COG Chris.....See you at the Bun Cooler :great:
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: NinjaBreadMan on May 07, 2018, 05:47:55 pm
Welcome to COG, Daboo!  I'm not far from you, in Lake Stevens.  Was registered for the Bun Cooler, but had to cancel when I tore the Achilles playing softball.  No riding for me for a couple months, but hope to meet up with you at a ride later this summer or fall.
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: Daboo on May 08, 2018, 01:20:03 am
Thanks, Steve.  I got your PM and sent my own contact info. 

The time will go by quickly.  Heal up.  Maybe we can get together for coffee somewhere near you.

Chris
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: funsize on May 10, 2018, 05:51:52 pm
Welcome to COG Chris.  I don't ride a Concours because I'm "vertically challenged".  In other words, I'm short.  My husband, Jorge, does ride a C-14 and I ride a Vulcan S.  The COG people are the best.  The more you get to know them, the more you'll realize we are crazy about riding.  Hope to meet you one day.

Irene
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: Daboo on May 10, 2018, 06:17:33 pm
Thanks for the warm welcome, Irene!  I'll be at the Bun Cooler in a couple weeks. 

I too am "vertically challenged", or like I mentioned at my Life Group last night when we were talking about the chair I prefer to sit in, I'm "compact".  (I like my feet to touch the floor when sitting, so prefer one chair over the others.)

And like you, Irene, I doubt I'll ever get a Concours.  It's a nice bike, but made for bigger souls than me.  If I dropped it, I'd probably need help to get it upright again.  :D

Chris
Title: Re: Greetings from Seattle!
Post by: Grant on May 12, 2018, 12:25:20 pm
Hey Daboo I was going to meet up with Ninja Breadman for the ride east, unfortunately he pulled his Achilles tendon and will not be going to the bun cooler. If you would like to meet somewhere for breakfast and the ride over send me a PM.