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Old 11-05-2012, 07:48 AM   #18256
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:52 AM   #18257
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Geez, go away for a couple of days and I open the forum up to find everyone's panties in a bunch. But at least we're keeping the forum politics free. Thank goodness for that.

What's that old saw about opionions are like ???? Every one of us has one. Yeah. That one. I agree with practically everything that has been said here about the GS series of BMWs. Granted, everyone knows I'm a dyed in the wool BMW bigot. But like many have said here, I've owned and do own many bikes, but if I HAD to sell everything and only keep one bike, it would be my GS. The bike is built like a tank, more comfortable than any I've ever ridden, and can do far my tecnically difficult stuff than I ever will want to, be it high speed twisties or single track. It's only downfall is the difficulty in picking it back up off the ground.

My GS is hanging in there with just shy of 140K on it. 20-30K of that has been in absolutely abusive conditions, mostly not on pavement, or worse, on pavement that has horribly deteriorated leaving potholes with jagged edges. Heck, I had so much confience in it that I intentionally chose to use it on my world trip (vice buying a new one) knowing it had over 100K on it already, That is confidence in a machine.

So in response to ToddZ, I'd love to host a dual sport (big bike) teaching weekend here at our place in WV. I've never taken a off-road course, but have some experience, Eddy has and could share, along with Andrew or anyone else who would like to offer teaching and advice. I've a few beds inside, 130+ acres outside and miles of gravel, dual track and single track here on the property. Then we could move off-property and be into the GW Forest in 20 minutes with lots of FS roads and easy water crossings. I would be happy to host it, and spend the entire weekend helping people learn and try new techniques under controlled conditions. No macho BS. No large groups of people standing with cameras waiting to post to Facebook.

I think ToddZ's idea is great, there is a need to help each other out, and it shouldn't cost $300 for a weekend. The only problem is finding a date that is convenient to all. Or heck, finding several dates.




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I'd be in on this without a doubt! Your spot of WV is a lovely place to visit.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:58 AM   #18258
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Thanks Eddy...I will try it out


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Old 11-05-2012, 08:03 AM   #18259
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Got it thanks...now I feel like I'm part of the group...well better not push it


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Oh you'll know you are part of the group when you start getting your full share of abuse.

I get mine from Jeff when he insists on talking politics with me.........
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:34 AM   #18260
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Okay...who wants to put some dirt under there tires and start logging some serious time on the trails?..



Just looking at this weekends nice weather forecast and thinking about getting up in the hills for at least one day. anybody want to go?
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:41 AM   #18261
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I'd love to host a dual sport (big bike) teaching weekend here at our place in WV. (I'm in...working on something for this, will chime in later...)

it shouldn't cost $300 for a weekend. (I WISH! It's more like $600+/DAY!)
Several of us here have either been to RawHyde, the BMW PC (Performance Center) or other schools for formal training. I would be happy to show anyone what they taught me, share the training DVD with you and tell you what you are supposed to do in certain situations. Doing it all beautifully is a different story. Going to these programs only means that you spent a bunch of money, not that you are a crazy good GS rider...that was proven a few weeks ago when I got humbled in the finals of the GS Trophy. There is a plethora of excellent, very experienced riders in this area who could share their skills.

Jeff, I am also bouncing around an idea that I could discuss in a PM.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:07 AM   #18262
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Oh you'll know you are part of the group when you start getting your full share of abuse.

I get mine from Jeff when he insists on talking politics with me.........
The exchange is most amusing to onlookers though.

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I'd love to host a dual sport (big bike) teaching weekend here at our place in WV. [/IMG]
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:13 AM   #18263
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Okay...who wants to put some dirt under there tires and start logging some serious time on the trails?
May-be. Would Nicole be able to join along? If so, I might be up for some easy dirt with her while the guys tackle other fun, if she'd be up for same. (Still haven't found a DR200 FS in the area, but then again I forget to look... is there any way to get those craigslist tools to email you new ads based on your search terms?)
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:18 AM   #18264
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I will not even say anything about this weekend to her...or maybe Sunday...she is in class all day Saturday & if I said you wanted to go she would try to skip class...not good for the patients. I will say something about Sunday if you want...


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Old 11-05-2012, 10:21 AM   #18265
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New addition to the family...before anyone says something, after the last couple days of chatter about the big bikes...this is my sons


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Old 11-05-2012, 11:31 AM   #18266
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Hey where can I get an ADV sticker? I have the RVA riders sticker.


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Old 11-05-2012, 11:36 AM   #18267
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Hey where can I get an ADV sticker?
I've got a couple Richmond ADV stickers left. Chuck may also have some still. Will bring what I have with me next ride. And thanks for putting Nicole and I in touch!
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:39 AM   #18268
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I've got a couple Richmond ADV stickers left. Chuck may also have some still. Will bring what I have with me next ride. And thanks for putting Nicole and I in touch!
Cool...Nicole needs one of the Richmond ADV stickers. I need the other ADV sticker. Thanks


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Old 11-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #18269
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Cool...Nicole needs one of the Richmond ADV stickers. I need the other ADV sticker. Thanks
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #18270
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I'm in for any dual sport riding camps and btw, I love my GSA too...on and off road.
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