Day 5 of the 2014 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy was the first time the competition started and finished in the same place: Kootenay Lakeview Lodge. The ride was loop of approximately 200 km, offering what the competitors unanimously agreed was the best mix of riding so far this year.
After three consecutive high-mileage days, the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy riders today were allowed some respite, with a stage distance of 230km it was set to be less a strenuous day. Only it wasn’t! The day again featured a ‘black run’ to properly test the riders’ technique and ended with a suitably physical Canadian theme – ‘The Logger Games’.
Day 3 of the GS Trophy consisted of nearly 200 km of off-road adventure. 150 km of scenic paved mountain passes with three special challenges. The day started early – with a 6am wake-up call – but yesterday's rain and mud soon became a distant memory as blue skies and warm sunshine greeted the early risers.
Team CEEU (Central Eastern European Union) continue to lead the 2014 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy after a tough second day of competition in Canada, which saw France and newcomers Korea emerge as joint day winners.
When Hank Arriazola (MotoHank) mentioned his dream of turning over 500,000 miles on his R1100GS somewhere in Africa, Touratech-USA offered to help make the dream come true by sponsoring his trip.
Today we woke up to a choice: Juan and Skip would drive the support truck up the western coast along a scenic highway to Ensenada; Chicon would ride off road to Coco’s Corner, then up along the eastern side of the peninsula and over the mountains to Ensenada.
This morning, we woke up early to go whale watching before crossing the Baja peninsula to Bahia de los Angeles on the Sea of Cortez.
We make our way from the east coast of the Baja Peninsula over to the west coast. Given that our ferry left a day earlier than anticipated, time is on our side.
Today started off with an historic tour of El Fuerte with Ivan, then we made our way to Guaymas to catch a ferry to Baja.
In late March, the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization held its first fundraiser event called the Wickenburg Desert Ride. Operating out of a private oasis in the desert known as the Boyd Ranch, participants were treated to three meals a day from the chuck wagon and guided rides in some of Arizona’s best backcountry terrain.