Hola from Texas!

  • Or, greetings from the Lone Star State!


    Where do we start here...born in the UK (London, but moved around a lot), been in the USA, primarily in Dallas, Texas, for over 35 years. Met my lovely wife at high school in the UK, she's a Geordie Lass with most of her family hailing from the Border Country around Duns. It's time for us to start winding down our working lives and we're building a home on the Isle of Skye to be closer (not too close, mind you) to family.


    I've been riding since my teens (even spent a while as a despatch rider in London & lived to talk about it) and the wife is an avid pillion passenger & motorcycle enthusiast in her own right. Our current ride is a BMW R1250GSA called Tim-Buck-2, the story behind the name comes free with the purchase of a single malt. We recently downsized our home in Texas which meant the sale of my Husqvarna 501, before that I was also an avid dirt rider too, mostly desert in West Texas and Mexico (off road paradise).


    We're excited about our plans for Skye and are looking forward to the spectacular riding offered in Scotland, happy to trade some 100 degree days for wet days in the saddle! Of course the pandemic means we haven't been able to visit this year so our plans are on hold and we're left with Google Earth & route plotting until things clear up.


    If you made it this far, congrats & we look forward to riding with y'all soon.


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    "El piloto que se levanta es aún más grande que el piloto que no ha caido"

    2019 BMW R1250GSA "timBUCK 2"

    Yep, down to one bike.

  • LargeWayRound

    Changed the title of the thread from “Hola from Tejas!” to “Hola from Texas!”.
  • Hi from a fellow “newbie” to this site. That’s some history you got behind you ! Hoping the move goes well for you, but ......”open desert ‘v’ peat bogs ?? ( just jokin guys)

    Oh.... by the way, your steed looks awesome!, bringing it with you?

  • Hi from a fellow “newbie” to this site. That’s some history you got behind you ! Hoping the move goes well for you, but ......”open desert ‘v’ peat bogs ?? ( just jokin guys)

    Oh.... by the way, your steed looks awesome!, bringing it with you?

    Hopefully you guys will correct me but it seems that long distance off road opportunities are fairly thin on the ground in Scotland? C'est la vie...


    Probably will import the GS, I promise not to park it in the middle of the road!

    "El piloto que se levanta es aún más grande que el piloto que no ha caido"

    2019 BMW R1250GSA "timBUCK 2"

    Yep, down to one bike.

  • Yeah, any off roading is likely to be technically illegal, but then so is going over 60mph.:evil: Don't worry though, there is plenty of tremendous riding to be had, and a GS is a great choice for it.

    Three Dawg. A man of many parts, most of them broken.

  • Hi Philip and welcome to the forum.


    We’ve already exchanged a greetings over on my ADVrider thread... unless there’s another Philip Barrett from Dallas TX on that forum! 🤔


    When are you making the move to Skye? And, are you really sure you’ve thought this through! 😂😂😂

    '04 TDM900 😁 ‘84 XL600R (again) 😎 ‘08 Ulysses XT 😂

  • One & the same, I always use my real name as I'm too old to think up a clever avatar & too stupid to remember it if I did!


    At the risk of sounding like all those home shows we're hoping to be in by Christmas 2021 but Mr. Covid is obviously interfering with those plans. As for thinking it through, well if I did that I'd never get anything done ;)

    "El piloto que se levanta es aún más grande que el piloto que no ha caido"

    2019 BMW R1250GSA "timBUCK 2"

    Yep, down to one bike.

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