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    May'17 MOTM - Gerhard




    Please congratulate
    Gerhard
    for being the

    May 2017 Member Of The Month.


    From Gerhard:


    At lunch today I checked my emails and then surfed a few of my favourite sites and there was a message from Mellow. I thought what did I do? Am I banned from the site? No I was made member of the month, wow I didn't expect that.

    I came to motorcycles by accident really, I had gone to a local auction and there was a Yamaha 400 Special that was not getting any serious bids and I thought this bike has to be worth more than $400 so I placed a bid and I became the owner of a motorcycle. I never rode a motorcycle before so friend of mine went and borrowed a helmet and rode it to my house. So that summer I got my license after the second try. The next summer I bought a Yamaha FJ600 and kept it for 10 years or so and mostly rode it locally, with a few over night trips with Cherie some of which had so little preparation that we had to buy tooth brushes and paste when we had gone far enough that we did not want to return home the same day. Then one year I joined a local group to a trip to Summersville WV, there where 6 Harleys, a Suzuki and my Yamaha. I enjoyed the trip but it was more of a drinking trip with a bit of motorcycle riding and I never chose to join that trip again. I also rode with a bunch of local police officer but we always did local trips, leave at 9 and be home by 4 type of thing but I was a better fit with this group. Spring of 1999 I bought a ST1100 and kept it until 2012, it was a good bike and aside from normal maintanance really only had to replace the high beam switch.

    Cherie and I took our first long trip 2000 with it visiting New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, in 2011 we made another trip to the east coast on the bike. We enjoyed the trip so much and our work time allowed for extended summer trips so we have taken a major trip every summer since.

    In 2012 I joined ST-Owners after Malks recommended the site on a Forum hosted by Motorcycle Mojo Magazine. A couple of weeks later I traded the ST for a BMW RT. That May I attended my first RTE that went from Harvest Moon in St. Jacobs to Niagara Falls. I had a great time and said to Cherie that she should join me next time and she liked it as well and as they say the rest is history. I am very lucky that along the way Cherie always encouraged my motorcycle endeavours and joined me on the trips.




    First ride with member of ST-Owners
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    Our last trip with the ST on the ferry from St. John NB to Digby NS
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    I had been thinking BMW for a while but I think this fellow convinced me that it could be a reliable choice

    One of our best memories from ST-Owners is hosting a RTE at our business in 2014


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    Re: May'17 MOTM - Gerhard

    Congratulations Gerhard.
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    Re: May'17 MOTM - Gerhard

    Congratulations, my friend!

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    Re: May'17 MOTM - Gerhard

    Congrats!! Great write up. Make sure John O teaches you the secret handshake.....

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    Re: May'17 MOTM - Gerhard

    Congratulations Gerhard.

    You thing you can be sure of when Gerhard and Cherie take a ride is that you're going to see a lot of very good pictures and videos.

    Take care

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    Re: May'17 MOTM - Gerhard

    Congratulations

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    Re: May'17 MOTM - Gerhard

    Congratulations!!!
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    Re: May'17 MOTM - Gerhard

    Congratulations Gerhard, well deserved! Wishing you and Cherie many more miles and smiles!

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    Re: May'17 MOTM - Gerhard

    Sweet! A well-deserved addition to the esteemed club. You have been a wonderful addition to the gang of misfit riders in Ontario (and beyond). Loved the write-up and photos as well...I recall the first RTE you went on, but didn't realize you were at that one. I look forward to upcoming rides and events together.

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    Re: May'17 MOTM - Gerhard

    Congratulations, Gerhard!! Well deserved. It's always good to meet up with you and Cherie to share good times! May we have many more.
    Ray

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