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Old 04-19-2018, 11:28 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY I-BMW

20 Years ago this site was born, and for one, I'm better off for it.

So, Happy Birthday I-BMW and a big thanks to Vic and those that got it off the ground and have kept it going for all these years!

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Old 04-19-2018, 12:39 PM
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Definitely changed my life

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Old 04-19-2018, 12:54 PM
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:55 PM
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Best internet dating site EVA !



Happy Birthday ��
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:55 PM
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Mine too!

All of my friends are from this site!
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:02 PM
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HAPPY HAPPY I-BMW

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Old 04-19-2018, 01:05 PM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I-BMW!!!
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:05 PM
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I know none of you personally, yet you are all friends! And smarter than me and help me with all things Motorcycle! This site has truly enhanced my BMW MC experience! Big thanks to the founders!
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:07 PM
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Congratulations to Victor and the boys 20 years is quite the accomplishment to have a website survive. And in this case: thrive.
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:18 PM
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY I-BMW

Happy Birthday i-BMW thanks for all the great people you have brought into my life and thanks for all the great forums here - all the information all the fun.

Vic since I just said a few nice things - any chance the site can buy me a new street bike - I will even let you decide what bike - if I could ask just one favor of you - can you give me triple black just triple black and you won't see me no more - well just kidding but a black BMW anything would be very cool.
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:54 PM
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Happy 20th Birthday I-BMW....from me and Nadine.... Thanks for all the friends and memories....
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:16 PM
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Can't wait for the party, I heard that Shiva will be bringing the cake.
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:44 PM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY I-BMW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY I-BMW and to all those others out there that make it work THANK YOU THANK YOU. I-BMW has saved my bacon several times over. :-)
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:49 PM
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Best internet dating site EVA !

Happy Birthday ��
This gave me a good laugh, but seriously, who could have imagined that a site dedicated to a single motorcycle would bring together so many common folks.

The REAL magic was the Rallies.... Rallies for RIDER's, what an idea. For those that still haven't, do it [Rally]... it makes the fine folks of this site all the more real.

I LOVE THIS PLACE.
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:59 PM
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY I-BMW

Happy Birthday INDEED.

Here is a quick story:

Bought a "leftover" 04 KGT in late December 2004, shipped to my house beginning January. Googled BMW Forum and this site popped up. Read for a few weeks and Joined in February 2005. Went to my first BRPR that year at Peaks of Otter and rode with the "fast ones" in the rain on a Friday, told the group I'll be in the back and not to worry if not able to keep up. Amazing to run with approx 12 riders and not be too slow. Vic was actually there and Randy too. THANK YOU BOTH.

Fast forward a few years, bid and got a 15 year banner when offered to the masses.......

Now its 5 years later and its the big 20!!

Am still in "awe" of ALL the GREAT folks that MAKE this forum the BEST. Doesn't matter where people are located, if help is needed, hands are offered.

There are many members who I have met and many more that someday will have the honor to meet.

Until then, I'll toast and drink a beverage to all the members.

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Old 04-19-2018, 04:33 PM
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Happy Birthday!! I started riding beemers in 1971! Thanks!
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Old 04-19-2018, 04:51 PM
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Yup. Thanks Vic. Happy Birthday.
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:10 PM
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Has the internet been around that long . Its a good site and congrats to those that keep it going.

Happy birthday.
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:22 PM
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY I-BMW

Thanks Folks,

Still here in the island at the bottom of the world, (looks like a small continent)

Riding well on my ol GT.

Many Many thanks to all for help, especially PIERRE BEGIN, up there in the mountains.

Keeping my ol machine running through the rocky, muddy, tree strewn, mountain trails.

Thanks very much Vic, for the best site of all.

Kind regards,

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Old 04-19-2018, 06:04 PM
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Joyeux anniversaire i-BMW!
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:14 PM
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MAZEL TOV!!
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:17 PM
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Before I found this site if someone had told me that I would meet people on the Internet and become friends with them I'd have laughed at them. Lo and behold, i-BMW comes on the radar after buying my K-RS. It was odd but I felt "at home" among the refined hooligans that inhabit this space!

Happy Birthday i-BMW! I'm happy to be here!
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:12 PM
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Before I found this site if someone had told me that I would meet people on the Internet and become friends with them I'd have laughed at them.
EXACTLY where I'm coming from. At the time I joined I had a friend that had just met someone on an online dating site and picked on her endlessly about it. Two or three years later it felt like i had made real friendships with "internet people". 15 years later and STILL can't believe it if I'm being totally honest.
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:17 PM
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Many Happy Returns!
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:33 PM
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Congrats and thanks Vics and everyone that has worked hard and made positive contributions to this site.
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Old 04-20-2018, 12:49 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I-BMW!!!
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:15 AM
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Wow. Happy Happy
Time to celebrate 😁😁
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:27 AM
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY I-BMW

20 years of information , good times , and meeting great peoples all over the planet .

Thanks a million times to Vic , and also to all the people that makes this site what it is .

Joyeux Anniversaire I-BMW !!!

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Old 04-20-2018, 06:57 AM
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Thanks Vic and Happy Anniversary I-BMW!
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Happy Birthday iBMW!
Thanks for bringing our Australian members together.
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Happy Birthday i-BMW !!!
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