Winter 2006

Breaking in the BMW R1200GS

 8 Days

 3,470 miles (actual GPS mileage)

 7 US States


These are pictures from my December 2006 trip across the southern part of the US.  This trip was my first real ride on the 2005 BMW R1200GS that I purchased in November.  I was very pleased with the performance of the bike.  It lies somewhere between the comfort of the Goldwing and the utility of the BMW F650GS. 

Las Cruces, NM at dawn

Las Cruces KOA

Camping at the KOA

Apache Trail, AZ

Apache Trail, AZ

Apache Trail, AZ

Apache Trail, AZ - you can see a red truck on the trail

Apache Trail, AZ - one of the smoother sections

Apache Trail, AZ - No Pavement 22 Miles

The end of the Apache Trail

Track of the entire trip shown in Google Earth

Garmin GPS track