Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2011 BMW MOA Rally: Bloomsburg, PA

In record-setting east coast heat, the BMW MOA rally also broke records for number of people attending. I flew out to say hi to friends and shoot some photos.

Camping onsite made for much quicker & easier access to photo ops. Arrived & set up just before dark.

Brought two years of GS Trophy gear from both the northern and southern portions of Africa.

These guys were out in the morning. Called "trotters". I liked calling them "chariots".

Pieter Dewaal, Vice President, BMW Motorrad North America was on hand for the majority of the event. Here getting ready to join a group of owners on a long offroad ride.

I don't ask questions, just take the photos.

While shooting an old roadside shop, a local asked if I wanted a photo with "my" bike. It was about 1000 degrees with humidity you could swim through. A memorable day for sure.

Went hiking to find a waterfall that was supposedly only 1/2 mile off the road. Only had the motorcycle gear I was wearing. Took a wrong turn & ended up going for a 10-mile run through the hiking trails looking for waterfalls. Yet another local offered to snap a photo of the confused out-of-town jogger.

Did find some fantastic places to cool off.

Following the rally, rode north along the Hudson towards upstate NY.