BMW Motorrad GS Challenge Ontario 2017 – Day 2

BMW Motorrad GS Challenge Ontario 2017 at the SMART Riding Adventure facility – presented by Dual Sport Plus:
Crazy weather made Sunday’s challenges even more difficult for the top 10 qualifiers. Lots of water and an afternoon downpour made things exciting for riders and spectators! Congratulations to Ontario’s top 10 that competed in Sunday’s Ontario finals.

The top 3 qualifiers representing Ontario at the Canadian finals in Fundy are:  
1st Jamie Jones; 2nd Artur Wronowiecki; 3rd Clinton Macbride.  

Awesome riding and go get ’em in Fundy!
(photos clipped from our video… in the works)

BWM Motorrad GS Challenge Ontario 2017 – Day 1

Enjoy some highlights from today’s BMW Motorrad GS Challenge 2017 at the Horseshoe Riding Adventure facility. Congratulations to the top 10 qualifiers advancing to Sunday’s finals and to Jamie Jones for taking top spot closely followed by the presenting sponsor Clinton Macbride of Dual Sport Plus. Looking forward to tomorrow’s Ontario finals!

Here’s Mike’s Latest Video: (click on the picture to watch)

Deals Gap Pictures

So besides the 318 corners in 11 miles, another great thing about riding Deals Gap – The Tail of the Dragon in North Carolina is the photographers located in numerous corners of this perfect motorcycle road!

Here are a few pictures we downloaded from 3 of those photographers.

Killboy.com

US129Photo.com

Moonshinephoto.com

Gotta get some of these blown up for the shop!

 

Bellistic Films Prep.

Bellistic Films… Getting ready to film the BMW Motorcycle Off-Road Ontario Challenge at Smart Riding Adventures (Horseshoe Ontario) with BMW Motorrad Canada and Dual Sport Plus Looks like my gear needs a pressure sprayer! … but the cameras are ready to roll!

The Return to Shannonville

It has been years since Mike and I have been to Shannonville….the last time was probably to test the Cobra say 10 years ago.  Oh and nothing has changed in the 10 years, it is like going back in time..and of course when we are out to see Toni and Kathleen on their vintage road race bikes for a test day it is really like going back in time.

Great to see all these bikes on the track again!  We all had huge smiles watching the girls having fun.

We made It……

Yes we are home……

and this site is back up and running…..whew!

We have been home for about a week (what is with this rain) and the grass hay field of our yard has been cut a few times to get it close to a normal level, the mail box has been emptied, the fridge is full and most of the water has been swept out of the basement!  Oh and we got this guy out of the house…..YIKES!!!

Its the size of a cell phone, and we did not find it until day 3 of being home…

So our last ride day – Day 27 (May 24th), from West Virginia, through Pennsylvania, New York and our final border crossing into Ontario! Just a little over 800km today in some really nasty weather.

Going Home Tour – Day 26 (May 23)

From Mike’s Facebook post….

“M&M’s “Go’n Home Tour, 2017” – Day 26 “Country Roads take me home…”: Leaving the Porsche Cayman behind we headed back on the road after a great stop in Virginia with Mark & Tiffany (pics / video to come)… Here’s some helmet pics from our soggy ride today – but the scenery of the twisty roads through Virginia / West Virginia is soooo beautiful – even with a little rain (actually had some dry pavement in the middle of the day). Some interesting gas stops – this is Hyatt who is a retired Afghan translator (for the US, British and Canadian forces) that bought a gas station in Virginia and is living the American Dream – his family lives right beside our home town of Markham, Ontario, Canada. Our next gas stop was equally as social and fun – we didn’t know it at the time but we spent 15 minutes chatting with the local Sherif over some fresh baked cookies made by the gas station attendant / bakery owner – his sister! Hilarious… and good for the sole on a cold rainy day (only 12c). No doubt we couldn’t get “Almost Heaven, West Virgninia….” out of our head today!”