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    Saturday, 15 Septemebr | Misano MotoGP Qualifying

    motogp.com: Spectacular last-gasp San Marino pole for Pedrosa

    motogp.com: De Puniet top CRT qualifier at Misano

    hondaproracing.com: Pedrosa & Honda grab crucial Pole at Misano

    yamaha-motor.co.jp: Lorenzo Continues Spanish Duel in Misano Qualifying

    ducati.com: GOOD QUALIFYING SESSION FOR ROSSI AT MISANO, HAYDEN SLOWED BY INJURED HAND

    motomatters.com: Misano MotoGP Saturday post qualifying press releases

    1 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1'33.857
    2 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 1'33.875
    3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1'34.001
    4 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 1'34.221
    5 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 1'34.299
    6 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 1'34.619
    7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1'34.916
    8 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 1'34.988
    9 56 Jonathan REA GBR Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1'35.358
    69 Nicky DUCATI 10 HAYDEN USA Ducati Team 1'35.401
    11 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing DUCATI 1'35.648
    12 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 1'35.756
    13 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 1'36.048
    14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 1'36.284
    15 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 1'36.340
    16 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 1'37.124
    17 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 1'37.162
    18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 1'37.316
    19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER 1'37.751
    20 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing SUTER 1'38.068
    21 44 David SALOM SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 1'40.075

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    Ben Spies: Third row in Misano qualifying

    motogp.com: Lorenzo fastest in morning warm-up

    motogp.com: Lorenzo charges to dominate victory in Misano

    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics
    SuterRacing.com, NGM Forward Racing Team



    Formula 1

    dailyexpress.co.uk: The biggest decision of Lewis Hamilton's career

    jamesallenonf1.com: McLaren legend Ramirez on what Lewis still has to learn and and life with Prost and Senna

    speedtv.com: Mercedes offering Michael Schumacher 2013 contract

    thefitimes.com: McLaren in contact with Perez for 2013



    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
    fia.com: 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship - Race Information & Event Starting Times for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship


    Other Racing



    On the Street

    motorsportnewswire.com: Harley Davidson Inc declared dividened

    The Mothership

    BMW Team RLL finished the inaugural American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race at the Virginia International Raceway with the no. 55 BMW M3 GT of Bill Auberlen (US) and J?Ârg M??ller (DE) in fourth and the no. 56 car of Dirk M??ller (DE) and Jonathan Summerton (US) in ninth. The disappointing result ended the teamÔÇÖs drive for a third consecutive GT class championship as Corvette Racing clinched the 2012 GT titles. ...More

    Louis Del?®traz (CH) had two reasons to celebrate after the second race of the ÔÇ£Grand FinalÔÇØ of the 2012 Formula BMW Talent Cup, which was held as part of the DTM event at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on Saturday afternoon. Not only did the Swiss driver take full advantage of his pole position to lead brilliantly from start to finish, but Del?®traz also picked up 25 points for his efforts, which have seen him move into the overall lead on 40 points going into Sunday morningÔÇÖs third and decisive race (start at 08:55). ...More


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    FWIW

    superbikeplanet.com: Spies explains change of heart



    Reference::

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    fim-live.com: FIM Superbike & Supersport Championship & FIM Superstock Cup Regulations 2012

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    BMW MOA 2013 International Rally

    BMWMOA.org/Forum: 2013 Rally Including curent updates

    Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center
    Maps & Directions

    oregon.gov/OPRD: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department ÔÇô State Parks
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    TravelOregon.com : Travel Oregon
    The Oregon Tourism Commission, doing business as Travel Oregon, is a semi-independent agency created by the Oregon Legislature in 2003 to enhance OregoniansÔÇÖ quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the stateÔÇÖs $8.7 billion tourism industry.

    nps.gove: Oregon National Historic Trail
    america101.us: Oregon Trail

    RESTAURANT GUIDES

    SalemDinningGuide.com
    ÔÇ£DiningGuide's Directory of Salem Oregon Restaurants. Read unbiased reviews from people who have eaten at the restaurants listed.ÔÇØ

    tripadvisor.com/Restaurants
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    SALEM MEDIA
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    Salem-News.com

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    WEATHER
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    http://www.weather.com | Salem, Oregon

    CA:
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    ROAD CONDITIONS
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    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS Feed

    NHTSA recall database allows searches o safety-related complaints about motor vehicles and equipment by make, model and year.

    Transport Canada Recalls Database

    Vehicle Owner Service Agency (VOSA) Vehicle Recalls ÔÇô UK government recall database site

    Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: Car and Motorcycle recall site.

    Governor's Highway Safety Association. ghsa.orgHighway safety law charts

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
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    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada
    buyrealgas.com: U.S. - drill down state menu

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

    webbikeworld.com: Motorcycle Helmet Reviews by Shape

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    Packers.com

    Bike Candy

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    motogp

    fim-live.com: Lorenzo relishes tough weekend

    ducati.com: Exciting podium for Rossi at Misano; Hayden seventh despite pain

    hondaproracing.com: Bautista on the MotoGP podium, Pedrosa out of luck in Misano

    honda.com/HRC/reppsol: Misano

    BenSpies.com: Fifth at Misano

    motogp.com: Rossi on Misano podium

    motogp.com: Hayden battles through pain for seventh

    bbc.co.uk: Title hopes not over for Pedrosa

    motomatters.com: Misano MotoGP Sunday post race press releases

    superbikeplanet.com: Misano quote machine





    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics
    SuterRacing.com, NGM Forward Racing Team



    Other Racing



    On the Street

    hellforleathermagazine.com: A brief conversation with Michael Czysz

    cyrilhuzeblog.com: Profile of the typical Harley-Davidson rider

    nytimes.com: Born to be wild, aging bikers opt for comfy
    Trikes and three-wheeled motorcycles on rise as riders age.

    The Mothership

    At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, three fascinating concept studies will point the way forward to a future defined by both sustainability and driving pleasure. What is more, BMW sends out an impressive signal in terms of efficiency, premium quality and innovative technology with its latest models in a range of vehicle segments. BMW Connected Drive innovations and the BMW M Performance accessories round off the appearance at the Paris show. ..More


    Cage World

    topspeed.com: Gymkhana parody is all sorts of hilarious

    FWIW



    Reference::

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    fim-live.com: FIM Superbike & Supersport Championship & FIM Superstock Cup Regulations 2012

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    BMW MOA 2013 International Rally

    BMWMOA.org/Forum: 2013 Rally Including curent updates

    Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center
    Maps & Directions

    oregon.gov/OPRD: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department ÔÇô State Parks
    Official information on all state park campgrounds and day-use sites. Maps, driving directions, special events and virtual 3D panoramic photos.

    TravelOregon.com : Travel Oregon
    The Oregon Tourism Commission, doing business as Travel Oregon, is a semi-independent agency created by the Oregon Legislature in 2003 to enhance OregoniansÔÇÖ quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the stateÔÇÖs $8.7 billion tourism industry.

    nps.gove: Oregon National Historic Trail
    america101.us: Oregon Trail

    RESTAURANT GUIDES

    SalemDinningGuide.com
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    WEATHER
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    http://www.weather.com | Salem, Oregon

    CA:
    http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html

    ROAD CONDITIONS
    US:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS Feed

    NHTSA recall database allows searches o safety-related complaints about motor vehicles and equipment by make, model and year.

    Transport Canada Recalls Database

    Vehicle Owner Service Agency (VOSA) Vehicle Recalls ÔÇô UK government recall database site

    Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: Car and Motorcycle recall site.

    Governor's Highway Safety Association. ghsa.orgHighway safety law charts

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada
    buyrealgas.com: U.S. - drill down state menu

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

    webbikeworld.com: Motorcycle Helmet Reviews by Shape

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    Packers.com

    Bike Candy

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK - Portimao - Preview
    Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport heads to the south of Portugal this week, as the season enters the finishing straight. The ÔÇ£Aut??dromo Internactional do AlgarveÔÇØ will host the penultimate round of the 2012 FIM Superbike World Championship from 21st to 23rd September. The circuit, which was opened in 2008, welcomes the Superbike World Championship for the fifth time this season...More

    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer
    LeonHaslam.com, MarcoMelandri.co.uk, BMW Motorrad Motorsports.com, AlphaRaccing.com


    motogp

    ducati.com: Promising test for Ducati Team at Misano

    motomatters.com: Misano MotoGP Sunday round up ÔÇô Pedrosa foul up, and Ducati's improving performance

    motorcycledaily.com: Ducati chassis finally coming good just as Rossi heads for the exit

    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics
    SuterRacing.com, NGM Forward Racing Team



    Formula 1

    reuters.com: Hamilton holds the key to the F1 carousel

    bbc.co.uk: Hamilton 100% focused on the title

    thef1times.com: Maldonado will learn from his mistakes


    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
    fia.com: 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship - Race Information & Event Starting Times for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship


    Other Racing

    fim-live.com: France looks for a winning return (ISDE)

    cmgonline.com: Electric hack almost beats sidecar top speed record

    superbikeplanet.com: Presure builds for release of 2013 calendar

    On the Street

    visordown.com: Triumph Trophy 1200 review ÔÇô UK roads

    hellforleathermagzaine.ccom: Spy photo ÔÇô BMW F800GT
    FWIW: More grist for the rumor mill

    moto-station.com: BMW F 700 GS test ÔÇô sehr gut!



    ultimatemotrocycling.com: Harley-Davidson Street Glide | Preview

    motorcyclecruiser.com: All New V Star 1300 Deluxe Headlines Diverse Star Motorcycles Lineup





    The Mothership

    BMW Group and Local Motors team up to identify the future of class-leading functions for premium vehicles in an urban environment. ..More

    Third pole position, third win and 47 points: BMW Motorsport enjoyed another successful race weekend in Oschersleben (DE). Bruno Spengler (CA) led from start to finish in the BMW Bank M3 DTM to further reduce Mercedes driver Gary PaffettÔÇÖs (GB) lead in the championship.Read here what the BMW team principals and the six drivers had to say after the eighth DTM race of the year. ..More

    he MINI brand is once again combining the expansion of its model range with a foray into a new vehicle class. Indeed, the MINI Paceman is the first Sports Activity Coup?® in the premium small and compact segment. ..More

    With the new BMW Concept Active Tourer, BMW presents a vehicle at the 2012 Paris Motor Show which is the first in the premium compact segment to combine comfort and space functionality with dynamic performance and style. Annual growth rates of up to five per cent are expected in the small car and compact segment of the premium class in the years to come. For this reason, the BMW Concept Active Tourer is a key component in the ongoing development of the BMW brand and its model portfolio. As a plug-in hybrid, the BMW Concept Active Tourer also provides a glimpse ahead to future drive variants in automobiles of the compact class. The eDrive concept familiar from the BMW i8 is used here for the first time in a model of the core BMW brand and will in future be the designation for all electric and plug-in hybrid drives. It covers all components of the electric drive, the electric motor developed by BMW, the lithium-ion battery and the intelligent engine control unit. ..More

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated a record Goodwood Revival over the weekend, with all three days of the popular event selling out for the first time ahead of Revival Friday. The local manufacturer of super luxury motor cars hosted customers, prospects and VIPs and also entertained the thousands of visitors to the worldÔÇÖs most popular historic motor race meeting in true Rolls-Royce style. ..More

    Cage World

    thecheckeredflag.co.uk: Nissan Deltawing makes racing return at Petit Le Mans



    topspeed.com: 2014 Ferrari LMP1 race car

    FWIW





    Reference::

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    fim-live.com: FIM Superbike & Supersport Championship & FIM Superstock Cup Regulations 2012

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    BMW MOA 2013 International Rally

    BMWMOA.org/Forum: 2013 Rally Including curent updates

    Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center
    Maps & Directions

    oregon.gov/OPRD: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department ÔÇô State Parks
    Official information on all state park campgrounds and day-use sites. Maps, driving directions, special events and virtual 3D panoramic photos.

    TravelOregon.com : Travel Oregon
    The Oregon Tourism Commission, doing business as Travel Oregon, is a semi-independent agency created by the Oregon Legislature in 2003 to enhance OregoniansÔÇÖ quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the stateÔÇÖs $8.7 billion tourism industry.

    nps.gove: Oregon National Historic Trail
    america101.us: Oregon Trail

    RESTAURANT GUIDES

    SalemDinningGuide.com
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    tripadvisor.com/Restaurants
    ÔÇ£Dining in Salem, Oregon: See 1608 TripAdvisor traveler reviews of 157 Salem restaurantsand search by cuisine, price, location, and more.ÔÇØ


    SALEM MEDIA
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    Salem-News.com

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    http://www.yellowpages.com/?from=SEM...2Byellow+pages

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    WEATHER
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    http://www.weather.com | Salem, Oregon

    CA:
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    ROAD CONDITIONS
    US:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS Feed

    NHTSA recall database allows searches o safety-related complaints about motor vehicles and equipment by make, model and year.

    Transport Canada Recalls Database

    Vehicle Owner Service Agency (VOSA) Vehicle Recalls ÔÇô UK government recall database site

    Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: Car and Motorcycle recall site.

    Governor's Highway Safety Association. ghsa.orgHighway safety law charts

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada
    buyrealgas.com: U.S. - drill down state menu

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

    webbikeworld.com: Motorcycle Helmet Reviews by Shape

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    Packers.com

    Bike Candy

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    SBK

    worldsbk.com: World Superbike title battle now virtually down to three contenders

    hondaporracing.com: Rea reverts to World Superbike mode for Portugal



    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer
    LeonHaslam.com, MarcoMelandri.co.uk, BMW Motorrad Motorsports.com, AlphaRaccing.com


    motogp

    motogp.com: Stoner hints at Japan return
    -and-
    bbc.co.uk...and hints at future in car racing

    motogp.com: Mixed fortunes for Suter riders in Misano

    racer.com: FIM unhappy over Misano start mess

    2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix San Marino & Riviera di Rimini - Misano - (ITA)


    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics
    SuterRacing.com, NGM Forward Racing Team



    Formula 1

    thef1times.com: Lotus is doing what BMW should have done in '08






    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
    fia.com: 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship - Race Information & Event Starting Times for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship


    Other Racing



    On the Street

    sprotrider.com: 2013 BMW HP4 first ride impressions

    cycleworld.com: HUSQVARNA TR650 ÔÇô FIRST RIDE

    ducati.com: New Ducati Multistrada 1200



    asphaltandrubber.com: KTM 1190 Adventurer breaks cover











    The Mothership

    Eight rounds, 16 races and two titles for BMW Motorrad: last weekend the 2012 season of the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) drew to a close with the finale in Hockenheim (GER) ÔÇô a season, in which the BMW S 1000 RR riders in the fiercely-competitive IDM Superbike class were in a league of their own. Erwan Nigon (FRA) of Team Van Zon ÔÇô alpha Technik BMW secured the title in the RidersÔÇÖ Championship, while BMW dominated the ManufacturersÔÇÖ standings and ended the year with a huge lead. A large part of the success was down to BMW Motorrad HP RaceSupport and BMW Motorrad Deutschland, who assisted the BMW teams with all their needs. ..More

    A world tour on a BMW motorcycle in three minutes? Impossible of course, even for a GS-riding legend like Miquel Silvestre, but if anyone needs inspiration for their own global adventure, then they should look at the SpaniardÔÇÖs latest video, which could be described as a high-speed, whistle-stop journey around our planet, BMW style. ... ..More





    Cage World

    racer.com: McLaren reveals P1 Supercar

    FWIW





    Reference::

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    fim-live.com: FIM Superbike & Supersport Championship & FIM Superstock Cup Regulations 2012

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    BMW MOA 2013 International Rally

    BMWMOA.org/Forum: 2013 Rally Including curent updates

    Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center
    Maps & Directions

    oregon.gov/OPRD: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department ÔÇô State Parks
    Official information on all state park campgrounds and day-use sites. Maps, driving directions, special events and virtual 3D panoramic photos.

    TravelOregon.com : Travel Oregon
    The Oregon Tourism Commission, doing business as Travel Oregon, is a semi-independent agency created by the Oregon Legislature in 2003 to enhance OregoniansÔÇÖ quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the stateÔÇÖs $8.7 billion tourism industry.

    nps.gove: Oregon National Historic Trail
    america101.us: Oregon Trail

    RESTAURANT GUIDES

    SalemDinningGuide.com
    ÔÇ£DiningGuide's Directory of Salem Oregon Restaurants. Read unbiased reviews from people who have eaten at the restaurants listed.ÔÇØ

    tripadvisor.com/Restaurants
    ÔÇ£Dining in Salem, Oregon: See 1608 TripAdvisor traveler reviews of 157 Salem restaurantsand search by cuisine, price, location, and more.ÔÇØ


    SALEM MEDIA
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    Salem-News.com

    http://www.salemphonedirectory.com/YELLOW-PAGES.html

    http://www.yellowpages.com/?from=SEM...2Byellow+pages

    http://www.dexknows.com/

    WEATHER
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    As the 2012 DTM season enters the finishing straight, BMW Motorsport is already on course for next year: As of 2013, four BMW teams will do battle for points and victories in the popular touring car series. Like BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG, newly-formed BMW Team MTEK will also run two BMW M3 DTMs. ..More

    In 1977 BMW became the first carmaker to offer drivers the chance to hone their skills at the wheel ÔÇô and it has continued to do so ever since. This year, what began as a ÔÇ£driving schoolÔÇØ has been repackaged under the ÔÇ£BMW Driving ExperienceÔÇØ and ÔÇ£MINI Driving ExperienceÔÇØ banners to serve up driving experiences of a very special variety. Today, the range of training courses extends beyond the original remit of driving safety training. From drifting on ice and snow and the pursuit of the ideal line on the race track all the way to tours through picturesque landscapes ÔÇô the broad spread of brand-specific BMW Driving Experience and MINI Driving Experience courses offer the type of content and car to suit novices and advanced drivers alike. The basic idea behind the courses has remained the same for the last 30-plus years: learning how to work effectively with the car in a wide range of ÔÇô sometimes critical ÔÇô driving situations will allow participants to go about their daily driving safely and securely. Indeed, BMW Driving Experience or MINI Driving Experience courses prepare drivers to experience their cars in a totally new way. ..More

    The BMW Group achieved its best ever result in the Global 500 ranking of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) published today. Scoring 99 out of a possible 100 points, the company is Sector Leader, underscoring its leading position as the most sustainable automotive manufacturer in the world. In addition, the BMW Group ranks among the Top 3 of all participating companies worldwide. ..More

    Rolls-Royce Motors Cars will host a champagne reception on its stand at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, marking the launch of a special collection of art deco-inspired cars. ..More

    A total of 30 partners, comprising automotive manufacturers and suppliers, electronics, communication technology and software companies, universities, research institutes and cities, have joined forces in the UR:BAN project (the German acronym stands for ÔÇ£Urban space: user-oriented assistance systems and network managementÔÇØ), a research initiative aimed at developing new driver assistance and traffic management systems for the cities of tomorrow. The focus is on the human element and the different roles of human beings in the traffic scene ÔÇô as drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, or indeed as traffic planners. ..More

    BMW takes on the role of exclusive automotive partner at yet another leading event ÔÇô this time against the glamorous backdrop of the Monaco Yacht Show 2012. For the fifth time, the famous yacht fair provides the perfect stage for presenting the new BMW 7 Series and the luxurious BMW 6 Series to a high-calibre international public. Through its involvement in this event BMW is underscoring its commitment to the premium and luxury segment, in which the carmaker is targeting future expansion. ..More

    New additions to its model range allow MINI to strengthen its position as the worldÔÇÖs most successful manufacturer of small and compact premium-class cars and to reaffirm its compelling talent for innovation. The brand is using the Mondial de lÔÇÖAutomobile show in Paris (29 September ÔÇô 14 October 2012) to press its case as a byword for sporty driving fun on urban roads. Indeed, EuropeÔÇÖs most important motor show of 2012 will host the world premiere of the MINI Paceman ÔÇô the seventh model in the MINI line-up. The first Sports Activity Coup?® to be launched in the premium compact segment takes the brand into new territory once again, combining extrovert design and stylish individuality with a fresh interpretation of the hallmark MINI go-kart feeling. ..More


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    SBK ÔÇô 2012 Portim?úo, the penultimate round

    It is race weekend Thursday and time to 'fool' around with the Manufacturer Standings preview.

    Aprilia 384.5 pts
    Biaggi left Nurburgring once again having results beyond his weekend performance. Laverty will yield a lead if team rules existed in SBK but Davies is hot in so many ways and is the Aprilia rider to watch this weekend.

    BMW 377 pts
    Portimao should be a good tack for BMW.

    Haslam: Press releases suggest he is in good, or a least acceptable racing health. At this point he reminds me of Troy Corser a couple years ago; beat up, tired yet still doing his best. He could podium but don't expect a win from him.

    Melandri: Will do well, he must. There is every reason to expect him to reprise his Race 2 top of the podium finish this year.

    Badovini finished ahead of Corser in Race 1 last year and ahead of both Haslam and Corser in Race 2. This year if he finds his way out of SP1 I will be pleased. Sunday he will struggle to finish.

    Ducati 342 pts
    Checa took Race 1 last year and just missed the podium in Race 2. This year the Ducati contingent should practice and qualify well but fall short of the podium on Sunday.

    Kawasaki 322 pts.
    Sykes poles and fades on Sunday. Baz finishes ahead of him but who else he beats is up for discussion.

    Honda 240.5 pts
    Rea, fresh from a stron MotoGP debut, arrives to a track he scored a double P3 last year. I have not liked Rea or Honda of late but this weekend he are hot and he finishes ahead of the Ducati contingent.

    Suzuki 120.5 pts
    Mirror images are the reverse of the real thing. Kawasaki is becoming the real thing. For my coffe money Suzuki is its mirror image. They will struggle Friday and Saturday to sort the bike out an maybe make it into SP2. On Sunday they will improve. The only question is how much.


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    Portim?úo, 21-22-23 September 2012
    Superbike - Results Free Practice 1st Session


    1 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.343
    2 33 M. MELANDRI ITA BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'44.456
    3 2 L. CAMIER GBR FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'44.460
    4 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'44.500
    5 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'44.519
    6 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'44.598 0.255
    7 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'44.639
    8 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'44.708
    9 65 J. REA GBR Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'44.839
    10 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'44.843
    11 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'44.939
    12 76 L. BAZ FRA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.030
    13 34 D. GIUGLIANO ITA Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'45.061 0.718
    14 19 C. DAVIES GBR ParkinGO MTC Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'45.221
    15 87 L. ZANETTI ITA PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'45.409 1.066
    16 21 J. HOPKINS USA FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'45.914
    17 44 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'46.061 1.718
    18 68 B. MCCORMICK CAN Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'46.167
    19 4 H. AOYAMA JPN Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'46.769
    20 57 L. LANZI ITA Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati 1098R 1'46.813 2.470
    21 5 A. LUNDH SWE Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'47.736 3.393
    22 151 M. BAIOCCO ITA Red Devils Roma Ducati 1098R 1'48.113 3.770
    23 64 N. BRIGNOLA ITA Grillini Progea Superbike Team BMW S1000 RR 1'50.074

    FWIW: Fast out of the box is always a good way to start a race weekend. Look for Q1 update this evening.

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    DRIVERS ÔÇô Timo GLOCK (Marussia), Nico HULKENBERG (Force India), Bruno
    SENNA (Williams), Kimi RAIKKONEN (Lotus), Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing),
    Sergio PEREZ (Sauber)

    formula1.com: Pre-Singapore analysis



    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
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    The Mothership


    Accolade heaped upon accolade ÔÇô just one way to describe the reaction of the worldÔÇÖs press when they first got to grips with the BMW S 1000 RR during the autumn of 2009. At the end of 2011, BMW Motorrad released an updated version of the RR to a waiting world. ... ..More

    For one glorious weekend every year, time is stopped at the Goodwood Revival. In a celebration of gentle British eccentricity and history, the Goodwood Estate takes on the pace and look of bygone eras. ... ..More

    With anticipation and excitement building for the International GS Trophy event that will be starting in South America at the end of November, the latest nation to confirm its team line-up is Italy, after hard-fought qualifying selection trials over 13-14 September. ... ..More

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    FIM: Official Documents
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    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    BMW MOA 2013 International Rally

    BMWMOA.org/Forum: 2013 Rally Including curent updates

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    Transport Canada Recalls Database

    Vehicle Owner Service Agency (VOSA) Vehicle Recalls ÔÇô UK government recall database site

    Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: Car and Motorcycle recall site.

    Governor's Highway Safety Association. ghsa.orgHighway safety law charts

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
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    Woot of the Day

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    SBK

    Melandri and his S1000RR are on the provisional Friday Pole at Portimao

    worldsbk.com: Four manufacturers inside the top four in first qualifying

    Portim?úo, 21-22-23 September 2012
    Superbike - Results Qualifying 1st Session


    1 33 M. MELANDRI ITA BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'43.196
    2 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.580
    3 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.731
    4 65 J. REA GBR Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.886
    5 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'43.921
    6 2 L. CAMIER GBR FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'43.949
    7 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.996
    8 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'43.999
    9 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'44.373
    10 19 C. DAVIES GBR ParkinGO MTC Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'44.390
    11 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'44.429
    12 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'44.499
    13 76 L. BAZ FRA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.542
    14 44 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.552
    15 34 D. GIUGLIANO ITA Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'44.602
    16 87 L. ZANETTI ITA PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'44.790
    17 68 B. MCCORMICK CAN Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'45.082
    18 4 H. AOYAMA JPN Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'45.318
    19 21 J. HOPKINS USA FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'45.655
    20 5 A. LUNDH SWE Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.817
    21 57 L. LANZI ITA Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati 1098R 1'46.024
    22 151 M. BAIOCCO ITA Red Devils Roma Ducati 1098R 1'46.954 3.758
    23 64 N. BRIGNOLA ITA Grillini Progea Superbike Team BMW S1000 RR 1'48.416

    worldsbk.com: Laguna Seca returns to the World Superbike Calendar in 2013

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    Formula 1
    Fia.com[/url]: 2012 Singapore Grand Prix
    Friday Press Conference Transcript
    21.09.2012
    TEAM REPRESENTATIVES ÔÇô James Key (Toro Rosso), Toto WOLFF
    (Williams), Bob Fearnley (Force India), Jean-Francois CAUBET (Renault Sport
    F1), Martin WHITMARSH (McLaren) Tony FERNANDES (Caterham).

    First Session
    Classifications
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    Second Session
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    formula1.com: Vettel dominates Friday in Singapore

    formual1.com: Friday analysis ÔÇô Very little light is shed on Singapore form


    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
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    Portim?úo ÔÇô Free Practice & Qualifying Practice 1.
    Friday, 21st September 2012.

    Weather conditions: Sunny with light clouds.
    Temperature: Air: 26 ÔÇô 29 ??C, Track: 40 ÔÇô 42 ??C
    Number of riders participating: 23 from 13 teams
    Fastest lap Free Practice: Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) 1:44.343 min
    Fastest lap Qualifying Practice 1: Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) 1:43.196 min

    Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport secured provisional pole position for SundayÔÇÖs races at Portim?úo. The Portuguese track welcomed the teams with sunny and hot conditions. BMW Motorrad factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) set the fastest time in today's first qualifying practice. His team-mate Leon Haslam (GBR) rounded up the successful Friday for the squad. He qualified for the provisional second row, finishing the session in fifth on his BMW S 1000 RR. Despite the good results, the team is well aware that there is still a lot of work to do to best prepare for the races. Michel Fabrizio and Ayrton Badovini (both ITA) of the BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet SBK Team finished the first qualifying practice in ninth and 11th respectively. Portim?úo hosts the 13th and penultimate round of the 2012 FIM Superbike World Championship. ...More

    BMW MOTORRAD ITALIA GOLDBET SBK TEAM - PORTIMAO - FRIDAY
    The penultimate World Superbike round of the season got underway today at Portim?úoÔÇÖs Autodromo do Algarve. After the fifth and seventh place finish in Free Practice 1, the BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet Superbike Team duo of Ayrton Badovini and Michel Fabriziofinished the first qualifying session in eleventh and ninth position. Sylvain Barrier was first at the end of Superstock 1000 Qualifying 1. [/url=https://www.press.bmwgroup-sport.com/pressclub/p/sp/pressDetail.html?title=bmw-motorrad-italia-goldbet-sbk-team-portimao-friday&outputChannelId=52&id=T0132344EN&left_menu_item=node__7249 ]More[/url]

    suzukiracing.com: Camier on form at Portimao WSB

    cmgonline.com: Liberty Racing releases Maxime Berger

    superbikeplanet.com: Portugal Superbike Friday quote machine

    Portim?úo, 21-22-23 September 2012
    Superbike ÔÇô Second Qualifying


    worldsbk.com: Top three challengers fill the top places

    No... Rider... Nat... Team... Bike....Session Times..... 1 Session..... 2 Time

    1 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.996 1'42.800 1'42.800
    2 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.731 1'42.940 1'42.940
    3 33 M. MELANDRI ITA BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'43.196 1'42.997 1'42.997
    4 91 L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'43.921 1'43.278 1'43.278
    5 58 E. LAVERTY IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.580 1'43.283 1'43.283
    6 76 L. BAZ FRA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.542 1'43.436 1'43.436
    7 65 J. REA GBR Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.886 1'43.441 1'43.441
    8 2 L. CAMIER GBR FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'43.949 1'43.536 1'43.536
    9 34 D. GIUGLIANO ITA Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'44.602 1'43.558 1'43.558
    10 7 C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 1'43.999 1'43.568 1'43.568
    11 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'44.373 1'43.700 1'43.700
    12 50 S. GUINTOLI FRA PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'44.499 1'43.867 1'43.867 1.067
    13 19 C. DAVIES GBR ParkinGO MTC Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'44.390 1'43.872 1'43.872
    14 44 D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.552 1'44.244 1'44.244
    15 86 A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'44.429 1'45.116 1'44.429
    16 68 B. MCCORMICK CAN Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 1'45.082 1'44.480 1'44.480
    17 4 H. AOYAMA JPN Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'45.318 1'44.569 1'44.569
    18 87 L. ZANETTI ITA PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R 1'44.790 1'54.217 1'44.790
    19 21 J. HOPKINS USA FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'45.655 1'44.865 1'44.865
    20 5 A. LUNDH SWE Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.817 1'45.158 1'45.158
    21 57 L. LANZI ITA Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati 1098R 1'46.024 1'45.682 1'45.682
    22 151 M. BAIOCCO ITA Red Devils Roma Ducati 1098R 1'46.954 1'46.344 1'46.344
    23 64 N. BRIGNOLA ITA Grillini Progea Superbike Team BMW S1000 RR 1'48.416 1'46.891 1'46.891

    FWIW: Melandri and Haslam are solid form heading into the Superpole rounds. While I still don't pick either to take pole position both are showing form capable of converting to podium finishes.

    Back this evening with SBK Superpole results and F1 Qualifying.

    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer
    LeonHaslam.com, MarcoMelandri.co.uk, BMW Motorrad Motorsports.com, AlphaRaccing.com


    motogp

    statesman.com: Austin is not on provisional 2013 MotoGP Calendar

    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics
    SuterRacing.com, NGM Forward Racing Team



    Formula 1

    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
    fia.com: 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship - Race Information & Event Starting Times for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship


    Formula 1

    bbc.co.uk: Singapore GP: 2013 F1 season calendar released to teams

    thef1times.com: Austin completes the final layer of circuit paving

    speedtv.com: New Jersey on unofficial 2013 calendar


    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
    fia.com: 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship - Race Information & Event Starting Times for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship



    On the Street

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    honda.com: CEO speech summary

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    The Mothership


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    Cage World

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    bloomberg.com: Porsche Daimler indicate Europe's car crisis spreading


    FWIW









    Reference::

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    fim-live.com: FIM Superbike & Supersport Championship & FIM Superstock Cup Regulations 2012

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    BMW MOA 2013 International Rally

    BMWMOA.org/Forum: 2013 Rally Including curent updates

    BMWMOA.org/Forum: 2013 Oregon Rally Train

    Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center
    Maps & Directions

    oregon.gov/OPRD: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department ÔÇô State Parks
    Official information on all state park campgrounds and day-use sites. Maps, driving directions, special events and virtual 3D panoramic photos.

    TravelOregon.com : Travel Oregon
    The Oregon Tourism Commission, doing business as Travel Oregon, is a semi-independent agency created by the Oregon Legislature in 2003 to enhance OregoniansÔÇÖ quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the stateÔÇÖs $8.7 billion tourism industry.

    nps.gove: Oregon National Historic Trail
    america101.us: Oregon Trail

    RESTAURANT GUIDES

    SalemDinningGuide.com
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    tripadvisor.com/Restaurants
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    SALEM MEDIA
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    Salem-News.com

    http://www.salemphonedirectory.com/YELLOW-PAGES.html

    http://www.yellowpages.com/?from=SEM...2Byellow+pages

    http://www.dexknows.com/

    WEATHER
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    http://www.weather.gov/ | NOAA's National Weather Service
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    http://www.weather.com | Salem, Oregon

    CA:
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    ROAD CONDITIONS
    US:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
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    CA:
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    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS Feed

    NHTSA recall database allows searches o safety-related complaints about motor vehicles and equipment by make, model and year.

    Transport Canada Recalls Database

    Vehicle Owner Service Agency (VOSA) Vehicle Recalls ÔÇô UK government recall database site

    Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: Car and Motorcycle recall site.

    Governor's Highway Safety Association. ghsa.orgHighway safety law charts

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada
    buyrealgas.com: U.S. - drill down state menu

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

    webbikeworld.com: Motorcycle Helmet Reviews by Shape

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    Packers.com

    Bike Candy

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    Saturday, 22 September | SBK Superpole, Formula 1 Qualifying

    Pre 1930 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run Coast to Coast
    MotorCycleCannonball.com
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    SBK

    worldsbk.com: Sykes from Checa as a new new best lap time is set

    Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport will tackle the penultimate round of the 2012 FIM Superbike World Championship from the first and second rows. Factory riders Marco Melandri (ITA) and Leon Haslam (GBR) finished todayÔÇÖs Superpole qualifying at Portim?úo (POR) in fourth and sixth respectively. Therefore they secured important starting positions on the front rows for tomorrowÔÇÖs races....More

    SaturdayÔÇÖs Superpole at Portim?úo saw the BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet Superbike Team riders Ayrton Badovini and Michel Fabrizio claiming 14th and 15th starting positions for tomorrowÔÇÖs two races ÔÇô that is on the fourth row of the grid. Sylvain Barrier scored another pole position after setting the fastest overall lap time in the combined qualifying classification for the Superstock 1000 class. ...More

    fim-live.com: Sykes takes pole in Portimao

    suzuki-racing.com: Camier on the pace in Porturgal

    Superbike - Qualifying Practices + TISSOT-SUPERPOLE

    1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'41.415
    2. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'41.780
    3. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'41.789
    4. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'42.015
    5. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'42.140
    6. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'42.271
    7. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.717
    8. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'43.459
    9. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'42.767
    10. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'42.799
    11. Sylvain Guintoli (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 1'42.995
    12. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.199
    13. Brett McCormick (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'43.410
    14. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 1'43.483
    15. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 1'43.863
    16. David Salom (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.479
    17. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 1'44.569
    18. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 1'44.790
    19. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'44.865
    20. Alexander Lundh (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.158
    21. Lorenzo Lanzi (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1098R 1'45.682
    22. Matteo Baiocco (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1098R 1'46.344
    23. Norino Brignola (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 1'46.891


    worldsbk.com: Honda announces comprehensive changes for 2013

    bbc.co.uk: Jonathan Rea joined by Leon Haslam on Honda World Superbike team

    motomatters.com: Portimao SBK Saturday round up
    Forget 2013 this one ain't over yet

    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer
    LeonHaslam.com, MarcoMelandri.co.uk, BMW Motorrad Motorsports.com, AlphaRaccing.com


    Formula 1

    fia.com: Hamilton takes pole in Singapore

    fia.com: 2012 Singapore Grand Prix
    Saturday Press Conference Transcript
    22.09.2012
    DRIVERS
    1 ÔÇô Lewis HAMILTON (McLaren)
    2 ÔÇô Pastor MALDONADO (Williams)
    3 ÔÇô Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing)

    Provisional Starting Grid
    Qualifying Classifications
    Lap Times
    Maximum Speeds
    Sector Times
    Speed Trap


    formula1.com: Hamilton springs Singapore surprise

    formula1.com: Qualifying selected team and drivier quotes

    formula1.com: Pic given time penalty for race

    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
    fia.com: 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship - Race Information & Event Starting Times for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship



    FWIW

    Press Release

    A big ÔÇÿThank youÔÇÖ to Leon Haslam.


    After being a vital part of BMW MotorradÔÇÖs World Superbike project for two years, factory rider Leon Haslam will leave the team at the end of 2012.

    Munich/Portim?úo, 22nd September*2012. BMW Motorrad and factory rider Leon Haslam (GBR) will part ways at the end of 2012. Leon has been part of Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport since the end of 2010 and has made a valuable contribution to the successes of the German manufacturer in the FIM Superbike World Championship.

    Bernhard Gobmeier (BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director):
    ÔÇ£We want to take the opportunity to say a big ÔÇÿThank youÔÇÖ to Leon. He is not only very fast and talented, but also a great fighter. He never gives up; we can see this often enough, when he defies even serious injuries, jumps on his BMW S 1000 RR and fights to give his very best for the whole team. We can always count on him 100 percent, on and off the race track. He joined our project when it was still young. And during the past two years he played a major part in bringing this project forward by always working hard on developing and improving the bike. BMW Motorrad would not be where it is now ÔÇô fighting for the world championship ÔÇô without LeonÔÇÖs contribution. And Leon has a great personality; he is a real friend to all of us. We are very happy that we could work with him for the past two years and of course we will give him maximum support in the remaining races to enable him to get the successes he deserves. And we know that he also will continue to give his very best for BMW Motorrad until our ways part.ÔÇØ

    Leon Haslam:
    ÔÇ£It is obviously very sad to saying goodbye after two great years at BMW Motorrad. It has been a tough uphill project but I have enjoyed it all the way. So I want to say thank you to everyone involved and hopefully we can finish strong in the last races for them so we can part ways on a high note.ÔÇØ


    Really nice to see Haslam smile, he has looked so serious of late.
    Gobmeirer looks like he read the Honda press release just before the picture...
    ...'Oh shi... what are we in for by not signing Leon?'

    FWIW: It is great to see a smile on Leon Haslam's face. It has been a long hard season for him, with precious little to smile about.

    Haslam provided a very important bridge for riders of the S1000RRv2. From a rider's perspective Troy Corser will get the nod for the work done over his tenure on the BMW Motorrad Team. Haslam was a key part of last year's two pronged development that finished the .v2 setup.

    2012 should have been his chance to finish the championship hunt he came close with on a Suzuki. The crash in Phillip Island testing happened early enough to have surgery and demonstrate heroic commitment coming home in P5 and keeping his championship dream alive for 2012. The crash and surgery came late enough that I have to question if he fully recovered his form. The season did not get much better. Certainly there have been podiums and he has spent his time at the front, yet he has not reached the top podium step.

    Racing is embodiment of the phrase 'what have you done for us lately?' With the news of BMW's Superbike effort who would be in the saddle for the team came into question. Rumors of Haslam keeping his seat or being replaced by Ben Spies, Chaz Davies and others sprang up. Contract talks ground on with BMW and Haslam. Did they offer him a CRT ride in MotoGP? He publicly said he was not interested in a tier 2 MotoGP ride. Did they think he could not do the job in SBK? Spies disappeared from the fray and Davies landed the spot.

    Haslam landed a job with Honda and from the sounds of it he is part of a big effort by the Big Red Wing to get back on top. Good news for Haslam and riders of the yet to be developed S1000RRv3. Haslam will do a good job at Honda forcing the boys in Munich to work hard on engines and the Italian Mob to work hard on chassis giving BMW fans a better bike in the future.

    Thank you Leon for all the racing fun these two seasons and for the bike to come as BMW tries to stay ahead of you.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    Pre 1930 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run Coast to Coast
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    SBK

    It was a black Sunday for Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport at Portim?úo (POR). Factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) crashed on the opening lap of race one. As he was lying on the tarmac, he was hit by the bike of Chaz Davies (GBR), who fell when trying to avoid him. As Marco’s was severe pain after the heavy impact, the Italian was taken to Portim?úo Hospital for precautionary checks. He returned to the team in the afternoon shortly after the second race. The examinations showed that he suffered no major injuries but has painful contusions on his back. His team-mate Leon Haslam (GBR) finished a more than difficult first race in 19th. In the second race he had to retire due to an electrical issue...More


    The penultimate race day of the World Superbike season took place today at Portim?úo and saw Ayrton Badovini and Michel Fabrizio obtaining 6th and 8th place in Race 2, after 9th and 10th places in the first race. Sylvain Barrier, thanks to finishing second in the Superstock 1000 race, was able to get back to the top of the standings...More


    Race 1

    bikesportnews.com: Sykes wins Race One as Melandri crashes again


    Race 2

    fim-live.com: Biaggi exerts his authority

    suzuki-racing.com: Camier robbed of Portimao WSB podium

    twowheelsblog.com: World Superbike Portimao highlight videos and rider quotes

    sportriders.com: Biaggi a step closer

    [SIZE="1"]WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer
    LeonHaslam.com, MarcoMelandri.co.uk, BMW Motorrad Motorsports.com, AlphaRaccing.com

    Formula 1


    FIA.com: 2012 Singapore Grand Prix
    Sunday Press Conference Transcript
    23.09.2012
    DRIVERS
    1 – Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing)
    2 – Jenson BUTTON (McLaren)
    3 – Fernando ALONSO (Ferrari)

    Starting Grid
    Classifications
    Lap Chart
    Best Sector Times
    Pit Stop Summary
    Fastest Laps
    Maximum Speed
    History Chart
    Speed Trap

    formula1.com: Sebastian Vettel Q&A

    formula1.com: Webber looses a point after penalty

    formula1.com: Selected team and driver quotes

    reuters.com: Hamilton forced to retire at Singapore

    jamesallenonf1.com: Hamilton's loss is Vettel's gain.

    thef1times.com: Schumacher handed a 10 place penalty for Japan

    [url=http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2012/09/celebrating-the-fastest-ever-pit-stop/ ]jamesallenonf1.com[/url[: Celebrating the fastest ever pit stop

    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
    fia.com: 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship - Race Information & Event Starting Times for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship


    Other Racing

    fim-live.com: 87th FIM ISDE is open



    On the Street

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    FWIW

    While a great racing weekend was turning into a disaster the FIM and Infront were talking about how to standardize superbike racing world wide. The goal is to standardize all the various national federation formats sanctioned by the FIM with the rules that World Superbike races under.

    The goal is to have an affordable racing format. National level teams will like the sound of that. Manufacturers may receive this with mixed feelings. The down side is SBK is a developmental class. New rules would need to honor the development process, keep it from turning into a MotoGP prototype class but not SuperStock with slicks. The upside is with a standardized global racing class they could develop parts and sell them world wide with greater ease.

    Afford ability at the national level has the appeal of attracting riders and teams to the class. The national level presents a mass of issues to deal with in the standardization process. Italy has just eliminated SBK as a class and put slicks on SuperStock bikes to save money and attract riders and teams. The Brits developed an entire set of rules going in a very different direction than the current SBK rules. The US looked at SBK rules but the fuel tank limits either eliminate host tracks that are to long or races have to be shortened.

    All of this is not being done out of the goodness of peoples hearts. Infront is interested in creating a world market for its Superbike product and expanding the base in the process. Expanding race fan base means more TV and advertising revenue for them and the sport. They may be interested in changing the current two race format with three hour break between them. Pit stops were floated as an idea to accomplish this. You could come up with a neat little package for TV that has wheel to wheel racing, tons of passing and the geek factor of pit stop strategy analysis.

    While all this is going on riders and teams will be watching closely. The investment in rolling racing stock is a major issue. At the privateer level it can take several seasons to develop a bike to be competitive at the local level. Longer races and pit stops would require another set of gear and team members that could be problematic to startup teams. The trade off for the aspiring rider or team owner for these hurdles is on the other side the new system may offer a way to work up the food chain to the big time.

    Talks are just beginning out in the open. Speculation by press and fans has probably mirrored behind the scenes talks by Bridgepoint/Dorna/Infront and the FIM to clear up the current mess of MotoGP/CRT and an increasingly more prototype class called World SBK.

    Lots of Bench-Racing to do in the off season.


    Reference::

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    fim-live.com: FIM Superbike & Supersport Championship & FIM Superstock Cup Regulations 2012

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations – Formula 1 World Championship

    BMW MOA 2013 International Rally

    BMWMOA.org/Forum: 2013 Rally Including curent updates

    BMWMOA.org/Forum: 2013 Oregon Rally Train

    Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center
    Maps & Directions

    oregon.gov/OPRD: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department – State Parks
    Official information on all state park campgrounds and day-use sites. Maps, driving directions, special events and virtual 3D panoramic photos.

    TravelOregon.com : Travel Oregon
    The Oregon Tourism Commission, doing business as Travel Oregon, is a semi-independent agency created by the Oregon Legislature in 2003 to enhance Oregonians’ quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the state’s $8.7 billion tourism industry.

    nps.gove: Oregon National Historic Trail
    america101.us: Oregon Trail

    RESTAURANT GUIDES

    SalemDinningGuide.com
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    tripadvisor.com/Restaurants
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    CA:
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    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS Feed

    NHTSA recall database allows searches o safety-related complaints about motor vehicles and equipment by make, model and year.

    Transport Canada Recalls Database

    Vehicle Owner Service Agency (VOSA) Vehicle Recalls – UK government recall database site

    Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: Car and Motorcycle recall site.

    Governor's Highway Safety Association. ghsa.orgHighway safety law charts

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series – Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
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    Tips
    Before every journey…
    Before a log trip…
    Before winter…
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    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada
    buyrealgas.com: U.S. - drill down state menu

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

    webbikeworld.com: Motorcycle Helmet Reviews by Shape

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    Packers.com

    Bike Candy

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    For some strange reason, my DVR did not record SBK today. I am not a happy camper.
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    according to my SpeedTV.com they are showing all three races on Tuesday the 25th starting at noon EST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40427 View Post
    according to my SpeedTV.com they are showing all three races on Tuesday the 25th starting at noon EST.
    So what was so important that they delay showing it for 2 days? Normally, it is same day coverage.
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    My guess is that the NAPCAR folks pay them more money than the motorcycle people .

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