Lets_Play_Two Posted March 19, 2007 Share Posted March 19, 2007 It was a great day for a ride in South Florida and my girl friend and I decided to join a group from BMW Motorcycles of Miami for a lunch ride to Everglades City which is kind of on the west coast....of Florida. It is an 80 miles ride for us to get to Miami so we started off in the early chilly morning light. Since we were in a hurry to get there, we just jumped on the turnpike and headed south. By the way, my girl friend just got her own bike 4 weeks ago and as of this evening she has 1250 miles on the odometer. The ride to lunch was through Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve and we went with about 40 other bikes, mostly GSs!!! An interested aside to this ride was the chance to talk to Emilio Scotto who, according to the Guiness Book, holds the record for the longest motorcycle ride. He just published a book on March 15th about his adventures when during 1985-1995 he rode around the world, not once, but twice, accumulating just less than 500,000 miles while visiting over 200 countries and taking 90,000 photographs. He rode a Honda. We had really fresh fish for lunch and Key Lime pie. We then made the trip home in a nonstop 150 mile shot. My girl friend can really wind up that 650GS. It certainly was a great day to ride and a great chance to meet a lot of other BMW riders in south Florida. I also learned that BMW Motorcycles of Miami is number 8 in sales in the US after only being open 1 1/2 years. These guys do a great job of looking after customers and selling their products and promoting motorcyling. I may even sell my H-D and by a GS just to see what all the interest is about. Link to comment
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