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Old 09-16-2014, 04:20 PM   #4801
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Ok I must have missed something. Explain these pics. Where were they taken and what is up? Obviously a BMW event... Is there a website to check for future rides? Looks awesome...
BMW GS Trophy. It was held in our backyard this time. Its a biannual event with teams from several countries competing. Competitors are selected at GS Challenge events held in the various countries; Canada has three events, one in Quebec, one in Ontario and the third here in Alberta every year. The top finisher in the qualifying year at each event gets to be on the team.

Yes, they do get to keep all the personal gear which from the looks of it is quite a haul. They don't get to keep the bike, but apparently can opt to purchase it after the event for a discounted price.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:49 PM   #4802
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BMW GS Trophy. It was held in our backyard this time. Its a biannual event with teams from several countries competing. Competitors are selected at GS Challenge events held in the various countries; Canada has three events, one in Quebec, one in Ontario and the third here in Alberta every year. The top finisher in the qualifying year at each event gets to be on the team.

Yes, they do get to keep all the personal gear which from the looks of it is quite a haul. They don't get to keep the bike, but apparently can opt to purchase it after the event for a discounted price.
2 of us from Calgary on the team and one from Montreal. BMW gave us a Ralle 3 suit with GS Trophy badging, Marmot tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, couple t-shirts, couple Marmot jackets, toque, ball cap, Leatt neck brace, huge gear bag, back pack, hydration pack... We used our own helmets, boots and gloves. The bikes are available to competitors at a steep discount but the bikes are all euro spec and can't be registered in Canada for 15yrs unfortunately. In past years, non-european riders have bought them and stored them in Europe to do fly and ride holidays. It's a lot of money to have tied up in a bike that you'll ride a couple weeks a year at most though.

Solid event, BMW treated all the competitors extremely well. 21 countries represented on 16 teams, over 100 new R1200GS and GSA bikes. Very cool event to be a part of.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:49 AM   #4803
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Cory it was great to see you guys compete in Nelson and Balfour. Too bad it wasn't an exotic country!



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Old 09-17-2014, 11:38 AM   #4804
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One day I would love to head towards Radium, then take Settlers Road, not sure how close it ends near Fernie, and back up 940, but sounds like portions of 940 may be closed and I'm not a poacher... How would one link this up back to Calgary and how long would this take? Could it be done in a long day?

I want to learn some more routes / loops... Please share your suggestions. Thanks!
You can easily link Settlers to Fernie on FSRs and have a nice stop at Whiteswan in between. There are several options, all nice. There are a couple bridges being worked on back there, but that was back in July so I'd expect that they'd be done with them by now.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:57 AM   #4805
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Hello - I need to do the doohickey on my KLR. I don't have the tools. Do you know anyone in Calgary who can do it and you recommend? Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:33 PM   #4806
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Do you mean a shop? If so, I recommend Redline Motorsports. Nice people, good mechanics and they won't look down their noses at a klr.
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:42 PM   #4807
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You can easily link Settlers to Fernie on FSRs and have a nice stop at Whiteswan in between. There are several options, all nice. There are a couple bridges being worked on back there, but that was back in July so I'd expect that they'd be done with them by now.
Some of the area around Whiteswan was closed back in August for fires. Probably good by now, but worth checking first to be sure.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:25 PM   #4808
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Do you mean a shop? If so, I recommend Redline Motorsports. Nice people, good mechanics and they won't look down their noses at a klr.
A shop or an independent mechanic. Thanks for the tip though.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:45 PM   #4809
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Cory it was great to see you guys compete in Nelson and Balfour. Too bad it wasn't an exotic country!



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Just luck of the draw that the year I qualified it happened to be here. It was exotic for everyone else
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:01 AM   #4810
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Though getting to travel to and ride in some far off destination would've been cool, the honour of being the representative of the home country is great too.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:31 PM   #4811
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RedBull Rocks and Logs Calgary this weekend, weather looks nice too.
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