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Hi all,

 

I recently started riding a 2000 R1100RT, which used to be my Dad's. It has about 152,926 miles on it or so. I started out on a Suzuki Savage 650 which I rode for about 6,100 miles (mostly commuting miles). I ride with my Dad to and from work on a 90 mile round trip commute to work in San Diego. He rides a R1150 RT-P. We really enjoy riding together. I am looking forward to learning and asking more about my R1100RT, which is a blast to rise and so very comfortable, especially in the lower temps.

 

It is a pleasure to be a member of this site.

 

R1100RTFan

 

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I'm in San Diego, actually in the East County area in a town nobody has heard of, called Descanso, about 45 minutes east of San Diego. It is a pretty nice commute to and from work, you get highway, some country roads to the highway, and a little bit of city.

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Welcome, great to have you! :thumbsup: How about a pic or two? Photobucket will get you going in the right direction. ;)

 

 

Pat

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Glad to have you here. :thumbsup:

 

Second on the picture. On this site, if you don't have a picture, it didn't happen. :grin:

 

And, if you don't mind, I would rather call you by a name other than "Fan"

 

Ride Well

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Alright all,

 

I will get working on the pictures!. My name is Jack, just so you don't have to call me by "Fan." :) I certainly don't mind.

 

Jack

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Alright everyone! Here is a picture of me! I am standing with my R1100RT, and my Dad's R1150RT-P is in the background. This is at the look out point near Julian. We went on a ride up to Julian, around to Cuyamaca and back home. We are so lucky to live near prime motorcycling roads!

 

Jack

 

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Thanks Pat! I am finding it is already a lot more comfortable bike to commute on than my old Suzuki. Plus I really love the Sergeant seat, which fits me far better in the low position than the BMW seat in low. The Cee Bailey EuroCut windscreen really helps with the wind! All in all, I am a happy camper!

 

Jack

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Hi, Jack, Welcome to BMWST. Thanks for introducing yourself, complete with pictures.

Interesting that you ride with your dad, and both on RTs.

 

I saw the title and was going to ask "how far south in southern CA"...? And see that you answered that right away.

 

San Diego area, on an RT.

Hey, that is what I did for 5 days a couple weeks ago.

Maybe you recognize some of these pics I posted

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=921754&gonew=1#UNREAD

 

Yes, canyons of southern California just moved up to the top of my list. Need to get back there (now that have a running bike there again ... but that is a different story). Havent made it to Palomar Mnt yet, nor lots of other places on the SD BMW Owners Club map.

 

45 minutes east of SD, you say.

Man that sounds good. RIght about Sunrize Highway...? (if going out The 8)

 

I had great experience at SD BMWMC dealer.

 

Tell us more of your adventures riding with your dad.

 

Dave

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CoarsegoldKid
Hi all,

 

I recently started riding a 2000 R1100RT, which used to be my Dad's. It has about 152,926 miles on it or so. I started out on a Suzuki Savage 650 which I rode for about 6,100 miles (mostly commuting miles). I ride with my Dad to and from work on a 90 mile round trip commute to work in San Diego. He rides a R1150 RT-P. We really enjoy riding together. I am looking forward to learning and asking more about my R1100RT, which is a blast to rise and so very comfortable, especially in the lower temps.

 

It is a pleasure to be a member of this site.

 

R1100RTFan

 

Welcome. Now to ride. You won't want to miss this event affectionally called North Meets South in the Middle. http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=922836#Post922836

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Dave,

 

Thank you very much. We've had some wonderful rides up and around the Cuyamaca/Julian area. We went up one time on Sunrise Highway and took the loop around. I just remember how the ride on the RT was so much more comfortable than when we took the same route earlier last year, and I was on the Suzuki. It was quite a difference.

 

Last time we were up, on the way back from the Julian view point, there was a guy driving dangerously fast around the curves on a RV that looked like he was going to tip over. So the first practical pull over spot we found, we took the opportunity to pull over and let him go by. We saw a number of RV's that day, as well as motorcyclists.

 

My Dad and I have Scala G9xs in our Shoei Neotec's, so we can chat and communicate between us, which has been very helpful, especially when I was first starting out in motorcycling on the Suzuki.

 

I also remember my first ride home from work on the RT, it was a blissful experience, and it was a lot less throttle needed to go up the steep grade around Alpine, which made for a more relaxing trip back up. I told my Dad then that I loved this bike so much and that I realized what he was talking about it being a comfortable bike was the truth!

 

Thank you Marty!

 

Joe,

 

Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm not sure I will make this ride this time, but perhaps sometime in the future! Thank you very much for your invite and I very much appreciate you inviting me.

 

Jack

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Good to hear you are enjoying it.

Nice to see a young guy that doesnt think he needs race-replica-crotch-rocket.

 

Yah, communication in helmets can be good.

Expereinced that for 1st time on my 5 days there (with passenger wife). Was good for many reasons in several situations (like, ah, coasting-no-power across 3 lanes of I-8).

Although other memory is hearing her description of flowers on front porch across the street while I am in gas station trying to figure out this deal of cash-only-pay-before-pump.

 

 

 

SUnrize Highway.

Japutal Rd, Japutal Valley Rd.

Palomar MT East Grade, South Grade

Old Julian Highway

Montezuma Valley Rd (Borrego Sprn)

94

 

 

Man, you live right off the route 79 to Julian.

 

I flew 3/4th the way across country, to ride in that area.

 

Been on my list for decades.

(and then my daughter moves there, so I should go visit, eh. And buy a bike there, eh)

 

.... I am finding it is already a lot more comfortable bike to commute on than my old Suzuki..

...

 

Jack

 

Intersting to hear you talk of comfort. Yah, if more comfortabel, can ride further/longer.

 

I would say the RT is much more comfortable than a SAVAGE. Yes.

 

I would say that the RT is somewhat more comfortable than my Suzuki.

 

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Dave,

 

I agree, that is why it is so wonderful to have communication. I am blessed to live in a wonderful area for motorcycling that is for sure! Beautiful scenery around here that is for sure!

 

Thanks Bud!

 

Tonight on our way home from work I crossed over 153,000 biles on the 1110RT. Woo hoo! :)

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Bill_Walker
I'm in San Diego, actually in the East County area in a town nobody has heard of, called Descanso, about 45 minutes east of San Diego. It is a pretty nice commute to and from work, you get highway, some country roads to the highway, and a little bit of city.

 

I've heard of, and been to, Descanso! Welcome to the board!

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Thanks Bill for the warm words and welcome!

 

It is nice to hear that somebody has been to this little town! I love the morning ride to and from work, the best parts to me are the ride out to the highway, through our little twisties and through the village itself.

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Thanks Sweendog!

 

I really love riding my '00 RT with the Sargent seat. I think it is so much more comfortable, and plus, I have a short inseam (30"), so it helped me able to flat floor the bike better.

 

I am really enjoying being part of this community. I am looking forward to learning more about my bike!

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Welcome. I ride in your area often. The Banner grade, the very fast 79 and Wildcat canyon are fun. I regularly ride with my wife from Barona Casino to Julian for breakfast. She returns to gambling and I return to riding. Great!

 

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I had a 2004 1150RT before getting the K1600 GT. Both bikes have been superb on the road.

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Mark,

 

Thank you for the warm welcome. Sounds like you and your wife have a blast riding to Julian. Their pies are really good there. What do you think about the K1600GT compared to the 1150RT? Just curious on what you think about it. I've heard good things about the 1600GT.

 

Jack

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