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Old 09-01-2012, 08:41 PM   #31
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Suddenly I wish I rode a GS 650 vs. the GSA I will be riding!
I thought the Trophy Challenge is only for "big bikes" say the 800, 11xx and 1200 but I guess not. Looks like all BMW bikes are allowed except for the 450X.

If I were competing I'd bring an XChallenge....

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Old 09-02-2012, 03:12 PM   #32
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I am with you Britome. I'd like to learn and not embarrass myself. It will be interesting who shows upand the skill levels as well as the bikes they will be riding. Suddenly I wish I rode a GS 650 vs. the GSA I will be riding!

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Old 09-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #33
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Well if u r with me then lets hook up down there... Not that way.
As long as its not "that way", it would be great to connect. To me that will be part of the fun, and since there aren't spectators, we all won't be distracted by friends and families.

Let's all stay coo ected on this thread and let each other know how we can identify one another.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #34
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As long as its not "that way", it would be great to connect. To me that will be part of the fun, and since there aren't spectators, we all won't be distracted by friends and families.

Let's all stay coo ected on this thread and let each other know how we can identify one another.
How many are riding to the event?
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:04 PM   #35
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I will be. It seems like they used to have an expectation that you ride and camp in the spirit of the GS and ADV riding. Doesn't seem that is the case this year.

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:19 AM   #36
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I'm riding and camping. I thought it was the expectation. Either way that is most fun for me. Im coming alone from Cincinnati.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:07 AM   #37
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I am registered for the western qualifier. To me it's a ride, not a race. Some favorite young guy is going to win. Remember BMW is trying to improve the demographics of it's bikes buyers. My question is about the announcement. It said they would be judging people by their write ups and the pictures they take. Anyone know how that will work? Dave
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:32 PM   #38
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Boy I wish I had the time energy and expertise to try one of these.
Color me jealous!
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #39
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Boy I wish I had the time energy and expertise to try one of these.
Color me jealous!
I got none of those things but I am doing it anyway. What the hell? Why not?

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #40
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All signed up! I'm going to kill on the social media stuff. The skills, ehhh, we shall see.

I'm currently on an extended ride indefinitely living off of my GS. I'm wondering where I'm going to put all my shiznit that I'm not using during the Trophy. I guess I can hit up the regional forums and see if anyone will let me leave some stuff at their place. Maybe BMW has some storage? Any other suggestions?
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:06 AM   #41
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I've thrown my hat in the ring for Moab. Went last year. The trails are uncomparable, and the Rawhyde crew can't be topped. Any other riders from the Michigan area headin out there?
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:05 AM   #42
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Denverite headed to Moab

Gents, I'm glad to see so much chatter about this. I too am headed out to "The Challenge" and have prepping my GS as well. Of course besides the tires, gear and such I'm also trying to get comfortable with pitching my new Triple Black into the red dirt a few dozen times day . I've went through the RawHyde camp last Jan and agree it's a top notch place to learn. I was however a little surprised at the lack of communication from those guys on this event. I responded to their initial email with some questions and followed up with a phone call over two weeks ago but haven't heard a peep as a response to either.

I'm coming from Denver and will probably haul my GS so that I don't spend 8 hours on knobbies getting there and back so if anyone else from this area is heading over drop me a note.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:07 PM   #43
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Anybody received more information on the east coast trophy challenge? I received my confirmation but no additional info. Guess we just show up at 1:00 on the 21st?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:20 PM   #44
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I'm coming from Denver and will probably haul my GS so that I don't spend 8 hours on knobbies getting there and back...
Better trailer it coming all the way from Denver huh?
It's not Sturgis you know...

I'll be riding to the same event from SF Bay.

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:50 PM   #45
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Busy time of year for a small crew so I expect that they are buried under the couple hundred e-mails they had to answer coming back from 3 continental divide trips and some more Intro camps.
Mike and I were there last year so shoot your questions here maybe we can answer them for you.
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Gents, I'm glad to see so much chatter about this. I too am headed out to "The Challenge" and have prepping my GS as well. Of course besides the tires, gear and such I'm also trying to get comfortable with pitching my new Triple Black into the red dirt a few dozen times day . I've went through the RawHyde camp last Jan and agree it's a top notch place to learn. I was however a little surprised at the lack of communication from those guys on this event. I responded to their initial email with some questions and followed up with a phone call over two weeks ago but haven't heard a peep as a response to either.

I'm coming from Denver and will probably haul my GS so that I don't spend 8 hours on knobbies getting there and back so if anyone else from this area is heading over drop me a note.
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