2014 BMW GS Trophy Challange

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  1. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    Alright ladies and gentleman the 2014 GS Trophy Challenge Qualifier has been set for September 20-22 2013 at the Performance Center in Greer, SC! :clap I was there last year and qualified 3rd, but sadly didn't make it through social media portion of the event. I can tell you from experience this is a real riders event. Don't worry about your skill level, this is all about having fun. Its a great time to just hang out with other off road riders, and all the PC trainers. I encourage anyone with a BMW dual sport to attend, if for nothing else than all the cool stuff in the swag bag. :lol3

    They have not announced where the actual challenge will be but I am sure it will be impressive.

    Sign up here:
    http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en...trophy_2014/gstrophy2014_event.html&notrack=1


    Hope to see you there.
    -HP
    Andrew

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    The final 12 from 2012
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    Its not all about riding they make you do all sorts of motorcycle related things, in this event we had to push the bike, pick it up, and change the wheel.
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    The PC guys really know how to host an event!
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    And the venue is second to none
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    Playing in that SC sand
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    The three finalist from last year (left to right - Myself, Carlo, and Dan)
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  2. Britome

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    Good stuff. I'm in again and paid up. [​IMG]
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  3. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    I'm in just sent in my papers and paid for.
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  4. GREWUPIN_D11

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    Andrew, I've signed up also. Look forward to seeing you there. Dan
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  5. jachard

    jachard Been here awhile

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    I'm in as well and will be riding down from NYC.

    Looking forward to meeting a bunch of great people and doing some gnarly riding!! Just got back from a week of riding in Vermont on some nice super slimy NE doubletrack:D

    Are there any good campsites nearby?

    Cheers, James
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  6. Conman

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    Seems like fun! How many people went to the US qualifier last year? Think I might have to come down as well.

    Cheers,
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  7. Britome

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  8. MoMan

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    no camping this year...
    anyone interested in spliting a hotel room?
    oh yeah, last year I made the semi-finals (on a AirHead no less) and finished 11th
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  9. Britome

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    How did you find out there wasn't any camping? If not, bummer. I thought that wa a good element from last year.
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  10. MoMan

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    I heard about "no camping" at the RA Rally in Asheville.
    When I called & registered for the Challenge I asked...

    It seems they didn't want any motorcycle trailers or RVs in their parking lot "taking too much space." You can still haul your bike in the back of a truck or ride to the event.

    I'm sure this is the car side talking, and the motorcycle training staff folks have to follow the rules.
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  11. jachard

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  12. Britome

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    I stayed there last year. I may mike in on your reservations. Thx

    However, last year there were two days of camping in the midst of the competition. I am confused as to how the competition could happen without that. Hotels aren't plentiful and camping was a part of the gs vibe.
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  13. MoMan

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    Interested
    I checked & they have showers...something that was missing from last years games
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    OK Guys, I reserved two campsites(#23 and 25) for the 26-29th.They allow two tents per site. The rate was ~21.00/night. Let me know if you want in.

    Cheers, James
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  15. MoMan

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    I'm IN :thumb but, uhhh, the challenge is from 20th - 22nd
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  16. jachard

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    Crap! When you say in are you referring to the campsite? I'll give them a buzz and reshuffle the reservations. It's been a long day at work....

    Cheers, James
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  17. MoMan

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    Yes, interested in camping. Cheaper than a hotel and I sleep quite nicely in my hammock.
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  18. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    Hey Guys,

    Per the girls at the performance center, the "no camping" they are referring to are RVs and travel trailers setting up in the parking lot. They were not willing to revel if there would be a camping element to the competition, but I would bet good money the setup would be simalar to last year.

    Glad to see there will be a good showing from the ADV crowd.
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  19. MoMan

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    Yeah, I got the same answer, but also "no on-site camping."
    with a slight mention of local hotels & campgrounds.
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  20. jachard

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    OK, I have the site reservation updated at Paris Mtn. Campsite. I have reserved one spot(#23) that will hold two tents comfortably.

    Cheers, James
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