Our Newbie Member: Ron Franks from Henderson, Texas, was at our February meeting and we hope will be able to join us on a regular basis. Ron rides an LT. Welcome, Ron!
Our Newbie Bikes: Jean Hanson is the proud new owner of a cherry red F650GS Twin.
As you may recall, Jean's last bike was a Kawasaki Ninja 250 so this bike is already proving far more versatile, especially over long distances. Jean has written up a great report talking about some of the options she researched and added to her new bike and we will post that story next month.
Liz Swaine is honoring the Swaine-Culp family "sell one to buy one" agreement by putting her K1200S sport bike on the market after purchasing the Namibia Orange R1200GS at SMS. This was a purchase that literally came out of nowhere, Liz says. One pretty day she and Steve stopped by SMS to chat and Liz asked to test ride the cool-looking black with white pinstripe R1200R. Afterwards, she hopped on Mark Jamroz' R1200GS and was completely smitten. "This bike wasn't even on my radar," says Liz. "But when I pulled back into the parking lot laughing with a big grin on my face I knew it was a keeper. I think this is going to be a great bike for rides of any distance!"