Day 00: On the Bike in Germany
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After a quick review on what one should and should NOT do on a motorcycle, then working through the insurance and waiver paperwork, we were handed the key to a 2007 BMW K1200GS. Then we, a couple members of the tour group, and one of the tour guides took the bikes to a nearby military base to acclimate to the bikes and test them out. One of the other GS bikes had some sort of engine malfunction and we had to spend some time trying to get him to a point to either fix it or get it replaced. Just about the time they decided to replace it, they found the problem and we were on the road again. We stopped back by the hotel for coffee and a short break.
After the break, we took the bikes out for a short (160km) jaunt through the German countryside.
Upon returning to the hotel the remaining tour members had arrived. There are two couples from California, one couple from Canada, one couple from Guatemala, one couple from Brazil, and the the two of us from Texas. Twelve in all.