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    Hehehehehe:)

    Polarbear is "roaming" East for sure. I'm a lost Hillbilly from Virginia, but been gone so long, I forgot my roots. I'm sure that'll come back soon enough. Ya'll better practice them dirt skills. The Polarbear cometh to challenge them smaller cousins of the Hills back there....You'll bet on it...Randy,Happy Trails

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    In!

    Ian

    I am in for helping out and riding, as well. Sent you a PM as well. SOunds like you need folks there ready to go Thurs AM. I think I can do that. Coming in from NOVA area and should be able to push to Weds departure.

    see you there and thanks for setting this up.

    s/f
    Mark

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    Another Volunteer

    Hey Ian, son of mine is coming and said he'd help for a shift both days. He's young and strong, good candidate to help pick up downed bikes, not mine of course.

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    Updated information

    We're continuing to plan the event, this post is to update you all on progress.

    First, a nod to our volunteers, we have 13 people (including guys who are brining their sons) but we could still use a few more. Don't forget, if you volunteer, you qualify for a chance to win some really sweet prizes.

    The event is 2-days long, split into Training and Competition activities.

    Training Day is open to all motorcycles, and it comes with the opportunity to glean advice from the same BMW Performance Center guys who teach the Enduro School in Spartanburg.

    Competition Day is open only to BMW GS motorcycles, and will feature four sessions with a shootout between those for winners for the final prize.

    Final prizes are some excellent items from the BMW Motorrad goodie bin. You will be pleased.

    Here is the track plan we've laid out:



    And here is the tentative schedule of events.

    Thursday, July 16 - Training Day

    9am ÔÇô 10am Train volunteers
    10am ÔÇô 11am Training Session 1
    11am ÔÇô 12 noon Training Session 2

    12 noon ÔÇô 1pm Performance Center Exhibition

    1pm ÔÇô 2pm Break, track repair, if required
    2pm ÔÇô 3pm Training Session 3
    3pm ÔÇô 4pm Training Session 4
    4pm ÔÇô 5pm Break

    5pm ÔÇô 6pm Performance Center

    Friday, July 17 - Competition Day

    9am ÔÇô 10am RiderÔÇÖs meeting

    10am ÔÇô 11am Competition Session 1
    11am ÔÇô 12 noon Competition Session 2

    12 noon ÔÇô 1pm Performance Center Exhibition

    1pm ÔÇô 2pm Break, track repair, if required
    2pm ÔÇô 3pm Competition Session 3
    3pm ÔÇô 4pm Competition Session 4
    4pm ÔÇô 5pm Break

    5pm ÔÇô 6pm Final Challenge ÔÇô Ride-off between sessions 1-4.
    Awards Ceremony


    VERY IMPORTANT

    We're not sure how many riders will participate, so we are in the process of creating a Registration/Sign-up form on the BMW MOA web site.

    While this event is FREE to all BMW MOA rally attendees (courtesy of the fine people at BMW Motorrad), space is limited.

    I will post again when there is a link to the form and it is strongly advised that you sign-up prior to the rally.

    Thanks, and we look forward to riding with you.

    Ian
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    Hey Ian,

    How experienced does one need to be to partake in this event?

    Is this a basic rider thing, or does one need to have logged 1000s of miles of dirt to enjoy it?

    raz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasbutan View Post
    Hey Ian,

    How experienced does one need to be to partake in this event?

    Is this a basic rider thing, or does one need to have logged 1000s of miles of dirt to enjoy it?

    raz
    hey raz - this is for you, especially the training part.

    this is an excellent chance to practice and learn skills in a controlled environment.

    the whole concept involves "challenge by choice" so you decide what you want to try or wait until you're more experienced.

    to that end, doing the training doesn't mean you hav to enter the competition, unless you want to for more practice!

    and... there's people to help pick up your bike!

    hope you can make it.

    ian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    hey raz - this is for you, especially the training part.

    this is an excellent chance to practice and learn skills in a controlled environment.

    the whole concept involves "challenge by choice" so you decide what you want to try or wait until you're more experienced.

    to that end, doing the training doesn't mean you hav to enter the competition, unless you want to for more practice!

    and... there's people to help pick up your bike!

    hope you can make it.

    ian
    Cool, sign me up. I'll see what I can do about volunteering as well.

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    Think this too;

    Sometimes removing your "mirrors" and possibly your "windscreen" will save you some grief, if you do topple over. TAKE as much off your bike as you can, "easily" and the fall(s) will be less painful on your wallet! I've fallen a lot from my GSA1200 and its been slow, first gear getoff's with little to no issues. One broken windscreen however. FUN times are coming in Tennessee, so here's a tip I've learned that I hope helps, TAKE IT OFF Randy

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    Hey Ian, look forward to helping out , use me wherever you need

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    Quote Originally Posted by 126229 View Post
    Hey Ian, look forward to helping out , use me wherever you need
    jim - thanks, and i am looking forward to meeting you.

    for those who don't know, 126229 is the "old" guy who made the cut for the GS Challenge Tunisia.

    the big dogs are coming... woof, woof, WOOF!

    ian
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    See ya there

    I just signed up for the Thursday afternoon training session. I'm a TOTAL NOOB at this...don't hurt me!
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    Question Another Noob and Volunteer

    OK, after thousands of street only miles (and a few hard packed double track roads) I am game. Registered for Thursday afternoon session to allow time for the twisties earlier in the day. I can volunteer as well for Friday's event (Thursday YBs are already working the gates and pouring the suds) - question - can these events be run on street tires or should we mount up knobbies???

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    I'm in, TOO:)

    Signed up for training and competition....Got my confirmation. I hope I got in quick enough to get a shirt! Randy"Polarbear"GSA1200

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    Thumbs up I'm in!

    This n00b will be on Tourances- no knobbies for me.

    I signed up for a morning session, in an attempt to "beat the heat."

    Also, I'm hoping for less spectators at the first session!

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