June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #59292
Rides to take at the rally:
Dual Sport rides from Sunday the 25th to the 31st. there’s ten different rides, They are route-sheet rides. some are four hours, some are eight hours, your pleasure, from beginner to hard core crazy. Everything is a route sheet ride.
There will be a group hard core crazy ride “Not for the faint of heart” NOT ROUTE SHEETED. Knobbies required, Saturday morning. Be back for lunch. I’ll be sweeping. Everyone drops their bike, at least once. Kickstands up at 8am. Rider’s meeting at 7:30 by the grandstand, presumably.
GS Trials will begin after Lunch, and the Not for Faint of heart ride returns.
Contact Steve Mauk at Max BMW Motorcycles for route sheets. 518-279-3040June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62007
Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight. Come prepared. Stagehand aka Desert Fox and Steve Malk are among the best GS riders you will find anywhere!June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62010
I am new to site, so forgive me if I missed something. I am well versed in off road riding and a new GSA rider.
I am planning on attending rally for dual sport rides and meet other GS /GSA riders.
Will there be GS rides for standard enduro tires? I have some long distance paved trips planned leading up to rally. I will attempt to plan a knobbie swap out prior to as the hard core rides sound great, timing is just really bad for me with paved road trips.
By the way, the information on site is great.
GSA/09June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62013
Yes, there are several different versions of Dual Sport rides available- all of varying intensity, if you will, and I think the worst of the bunch will be on Saturday Morning. Short Ride of Great Difficulty 😀
All week long prior to that, though, Route sheets will be available from Steve Mauk at Max BMW motorcycles. Something for every skill level and every tire.
JasonJune 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62014
Sounds like a good time. Just might have to buy some knobbies while I’m there and change them out. Nothing like changing tires around a campfire I always say.June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62018
All – Stagehand is being modest. Steve Malk and stagehand are gnarly dudes who will take you on a hell of a ride. Will street tires do it? Remember – never bring a knife to a gunfight!June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62029
Good morning all and thanks again for the tips and info.
Due to work related issues and other travel plans, I can only attend event Saturday and will arrive hopefully by 8:00pm Friday night.
I am well versed and expeirenced in off road riding, with that said, I will only have Torrance EXP ties. I am a believer in having the right tools and equiipment for planned ride or exploration in some cases. I will not have time to mount knobby tires 🙁 ,
Do I need to consider not going on Saturday morning planned dual sport ride due to lack of knobby tires?
I do not want to hold up group due to “lack of proper tires”. Again with that said, I really would enjoy a “GSA” ride with experienced GSA riders on a “more agressive ride” as I totally get the hint all play hard. If I can join group, where do I meet? I will be staying in Williamstown, I think Willows motel but need to check my resveration when home. I am all ready pre-registered for event.
GSA/09June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62030
Call Steve Malk at Max BMW in Troy, NY.
MAX BMW will have a BIG presence at the rally.June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62031
Thanks, I spoke with Steve. He was very helpful.
Looks like I am good to go for “not for fait of heart ride”. EXP tire is Ok with consideration of my experience “if really stuck with EXP tires” I will avoid a few mud pits Steve has planned.
Steve offered some great advice and I will work on a few knobby swap options to more enjoy the agressive ride and mud pits!!!
I’ll meet up Friday night to catch up and Staurday morning for ride.
PS: Unrelated: Steve stressed interest so I though I share. I recently completred a 600 mile off road and trail Grand Canyon trip, mainly Strip District region. Made it to river in 3 different locations on GSA. I be more then happy to share information on routes, logistics and planning.
GSA/09June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62032
Could you do a one hour seminar describing the route, adventure and just general show and tell for the faint of heart like myself who own a GS but will never use it for a Grand Canyon adventure?
All I can offer is a beer or two but would love to hear about the adventure.
PaulJune 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62033
beer works! I would be happy to share info on my Grand Canyon trip. I look forward to sharing with other adventure riders.
I keep digital pics, I’ll try and bring a laptop or print a few sheet pictures. Topo maps and routes I have printed as back up to my GPS.
I am planning on leaving NYC at 3:15pm Friday July 30, I will be returnign from London on Thursday so timing is tuff. I’ll ride to Williamstown motel and unload bags then head to event. Letme know what day time works, I’ll be at event and hopfully riding off road! If I can obtain knobby I’ll try out teh GS challange.
GSA/09June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62034
I’ll give and drink a few beers over that discussion as well.June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62035
I’ll have Guinness beer with me, always travel with 6 pack 🙂 I’ll make it 12 pack for all. Looking forward to event, bummer my time is limited. I’ll have top plan better next year.
GSA/09June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62048
[B]Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight![/B] MAX BMW is building one of the gnarliest GS courses to be found at any rally; the biggest, the best the most challenging. Included in this GS (Guts & Sinew) course are:
Sneak Preview from previously classified documents
[*]Small Mountains of Dirt
[*][SIZE=”3″]The Teeter Totter[/SIZE]
A few more “planks” will be added to the Teeter Totter but think of this:
[*]ride up entry
[*]stop in middle
[*]ride down front slope
[B]Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight![/B]June 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm #62053
Looks like it’s gonna be fun.:hurray
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