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    GS Trials Event at the Rally on Saturday

    I don't know all the names (of the riders), but it was great to be part of this. I'm sure some would have hoped I left, however Randy is a convincing person and he twisted my arm to unload the bike. I had (very) briefly considered leaving everything on to make it fair(er), but Mike (OUTBACKUFO) sceeeered me.

    There are many many more on my Smuggy account: http://PacWestGS.smugmug.com/gallery...35952626_QrYXK



    and no, it wasn't an "easy" course, Randy did a great job setting up something on short notice...



    Ready, set, GO!








    Next up...


    Ooops... (Nice save, that was a long way down)







    Mike (OUTBACKUFO) wanted me to shoot with his camera, but I snuck this one in:


    Youth and exuberance, and a very sweet airhead - no not the rider - the bike!










    Maybe you are now 'BUSTED' but I can assure your Dad the bike (and rider) did well!!!
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    (Life comes at you pretty fast "Pay it Forward" - Have no regrets when the end happens)

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    Some more...





    Big rocks lurked beneath the grass -



    Skidplate tester -



    Oh yeah baby, let's get some air! (which made it really hard to make the next course direction )



    A lot of fun was had by all - participants and spectators alike...
    Russ
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    here is some more of the trials...

    Randy (Polarbear) showing the route

    young Nick showing how to do it via a road cycle

    Yellow GS

    Me riding... thanks Russ for the images



    Some of the cycles


    Russ in his winning run...





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    I'm bummed that I got there late. It was awesome to watch y'all banging through the course Randy (Polarbear) laid out.

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    Cool, I had no idea the rear left the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post


    I'm bummed that I got there late. It was awesome to watch y'all banging through the course Randy (Polarbear) laid out.
    i was impressed with how randy handled this event.

    i just wish i rode my G/SPD to the rally. i wasn't interested in taking the 1150 pig out one that course.

    down to those that did

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    i was impressed with how randy handled this event.

    i just wish i rode my G/SPD to the rally. i wasn't interested in taking the 1150 pig out one that course.

    down to those that did

    ian


    It was a LOT of fun to bang around the course on the big GS - though if my shocks were done before the rally launching off that one jump finished them.

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    Glad with smiles:)

    Randy "Polarbear" here and another big rally behind us. My wife, Gini and I made it home Friday after dark to Clovis, CA. and all is well. We had a lot of fun riding the m/x course on Thursday/Friday and doing the Saturday setup for the Trials Course for all to enjoy on the big GS's. A ton of fun, imo. I'm glad to see many pictures here posted from those participating and others. Thanks to all for doing this, for all the 'MOA club to enjoy. PacWestGS and Knary are great and very good offroaders on their respective GS's and all the others too, riding this event. 1st Place; Russell Mosher of Tacoma,WA on a 1200GSA..2ndPlace; Wade Stoughton of Morgantown,W.VA. and a F650 Dakar( age 60 something), 3rd Place; Mike Rand of carbondale, Colorado and his 1150GS and 4th to a young man(teen) riding a street bike, R100R, Nick Schmitz of Minot, N.Dakota. These are great riders and a course I found to be adequate for really good riders with better than average dirt experience on BIG bikes. My hats off to all of them. Another day, we'll meet again. THX, Randy,"Polarbear" and my wife Gini for the start gate data on these folks......

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    Will from Mass. here (first to eat dirt on the course!), back home after 6000 miles and a slight case of monkey butt...
    Thanks again for all that put together this trials ride, had a blast and actually put some of those skills to the test on the way home.... did a couple hundred more dirt miles, including a wrong turn that put me in some hairy stuff (but the gps says this is a road..) alone and way out. Figured if I could finish Randy's course, this is a cinch... and it was.
    Hope all had a nice ride home.
    Maybe we can set up something in Tenn.??

    Oh yeah, at the closing ceremonies, a GS oriented free rally in the Catskills was mentioned for October. Anybody know where one can get more info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtraubel View Post
    Will from Mass. here (first to eat dirt on the course!), back home after 6000 miles and a slight case of monkey butt...
    Thanks again for all that put together this trials ride, had a blast and actually put some of those skills to the test on the way home.... did a couple hundred more dirt miles, including a wrong turn that put me in some hairy stuff (but the gps says this is a road..) alone and way out. Figured if I could finish Randy's course, this is a cinch... and it was.
    Hope all had a nice ride home.
    Maybe we can set up something in Tenn.??

    Oh yeah, at the closing ceremonies, a GS oriented free rally in the Catskills was mentioned for October. Anybody know where one can get more info?
    More info will be in the upcoming ON and also shortly on the site (within the day if you get the newsletter).

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