2012 GS Trophy Challenge

Discussion in 'Racing' started by HalfPlate, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    Okay boys and girls we have the results from the 2012 GS Trophy East Coast Qualifier!!!! Dan Farson came in first!! What a rider, leagues ahead of everyone else. Carlo Boffi grabbed 2nd!! After spending an entire year two up to Patagonia on that same F800. I (Andrew Lacy) was blessed with an unexpected finish of 3rd overall.

    As a 3rd place finalist I am now in the running for the finals in South America, but the competition isn't over yet. We need everyone to go to the BMW Motard US Facebook page and vote for the finalist you like the most to go on. There are 6 riders in the running for the USA and this voting will narrow it down to the 3 that go to the Trophy Challenge and represent the USA. I really cannot believe I finished this well and would be honored to represent the USA, the ADV community, and BMW in South America.

    Be on the look out for a thread with pictures and videos!!

    Thanks to everyone for voting,
    Andrew Lacy
    Halfplate

    A few pics for your entertainment:

    Eddy and I studying for our navigation test.
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    Ready to go! by Tamela Rich, on Flickr


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    Eating up challenge #3 on one the BMW's own F800 GS
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    Get out and VOTE ANDREW LACY!!!
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  2. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    The hill of wonders on day #3, semifinalist took red option only.

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  3. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    Bill Conger showing the way. It was a real honor to have a Dakar participant judging us. Just something about racing Dakar that seems to earn you some street cred around here, not sure why. :lol3 One heck of a nice guy if you ever get to meet him. He is also an instructor at the BMW Performance Center in Greer, SC, go there and learn from some of the best.

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  4. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    Three little GS's all in a row. Purdy aren't they. :lol3

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  5. OUtback UFO

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    Let's not forget the Western Qualifier last week out in Moab...

    1st Ryan Frazier from Pheonix, AZ.... former highly decorated US Marine... a guy who does a lot for the GS community in AZ.
    2nd Chad Yoshitomi from Anchorage, AK... never rode a F800GS until the Day 2 of the qualifer and only had 6 dabs through the entire skills course and then went back afterwards and did it on his 1150GS
    3rd Jason Houle and Mike Drew... both very skilled riders..

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    OUtback UFO GLOW IN DARK SPACEINVADER

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  8. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    Seems like everyone had a hill climb or two. Watching these videos makes me wanna go find another one to play on..... Hey maybe there will be one in Argentina :clap

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  9. Stagehand

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    Great shots as usual, Mike!

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  10. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    For your viewing pleasure: GS Trophy Hill Descent

    This beauty was reserved for the final 12 and boy was it fun.

    If you listen carefully on this one you can hear me stall and restart the engine on the go :huh couldn't believe I pulled that off on a bike I had all of 10 min of experience on and had never started. (listen for an engine start at 0:09, that's me restarting, the other engines you hear are more contestants headed up the trail.

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  13. ~wsrock~

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  14. ~wsrock~

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    Thanks Jason...


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  17. BC61

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    Here are a few pics (~1500) from the east coast qualifier.

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  18. ~wsrock~

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    They're Great! Thanks Bill! :clap




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    They finished today, i think..

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  20. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Location:
    Pt Pleasant, NJ USA
    Bill: Looks like everyone had a great time, nice job on the tests.


    Who won?

    Jack
    #20