Laurel Highlands BMW Riders Campout 2013   8 comments

Friday June 14, 2013 brings the annual Laurel Highlands BMW Riders Campout at Pioneer Park Campground between Somerset and Donegal, PA

If you’re not familiar with the nearby Johnstown, PA area, it’s worth a few minutes to check out what’s available

I’ll be posting information and photos during the event so stay tuned and thanks for visiting! It’s a great family and motorcycling event in the heart of The Laurel Highlands.20130614-133711.jpg

    Starting to arrive

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Rally Central

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Livin’ Large. At least it’s not a Harley >8-)

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Nice bike 8-)

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Tellin’ tall tales. “It’s true! Really!”

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The GS guys are ready to roll

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Nice ol’ RT

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The owner, Ray, on the right. George (on the left). We rode to Mt. Davis a few years ago and hiked to the top together

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Yeah, he likes to use his Garmin GPS. Ray is showing Craig how it works

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Tim & Stacey. “Some assembly required.”

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Tim needs to stay warm in the tent. No comment 😉

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1986 K-100RS 116,606 miles

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The Boss shows how to set up a tent the proper way

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Traveling in style!

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The operator can hydraulically raise and lower the sidecar suspension while riding to adjust for road conditions. Makes steering much easier. Very cool design.

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No free ride. Everyone pitches in to set up camp. Even the little guy, Nathan!

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Now, these guys have the right idea. Plus, they’re all retired!

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Friday night Chow time.

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Jason’s signature “Dump Stew“!

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An “eclectic mix” and melange of secret ingredients 😉

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Chef Jason working his magic!

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Makin’ coffee. It’s science, of course.

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What?? A dog’s gotta have fun, too!

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Monthly meeting of the Four Winds BMW Riders of Pittsburgh. They’re the second oldest BMWMOA club at 44 years. We’re happy they choose to hold their meeting at our Campout. Thanks Four Winds!

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Good turnout on a beautiful weekend.

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1976 BMW R90/S. One of the most collectible Beemers around.

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1981 R80 G/S. Probably the other most desirable Beemer. This model was the genesis of the dual-sport bike category. It’s evolved into a sophisticated 1200cc long-distance adventuring bike.

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This is what the R80 G/S has evolved into. Well, maybe not the camo paint job, but mechanically! This is the R1200 GS Adventure.

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A Yamaha Super Tenere rider had an equipment malfunction that caused some of his equipment to overheat and melt some rain gear into a solid plastic glob.

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The arrow points to the area on the saddlebag that melted on the exhaust pipe next to it. Ouch!

Below are some photos of our really great Saturday night dinner that was catered by Italian Oven of Somerset

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Here are some photos of the award ceremony that takes place after dinner. Many thanks to all of our great, generous donors who help to make our event such fun

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Here are some photos provided by Mark Sliwa from his GS ride Saturday

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Posted June 14, 2013 by BMWTwisty

8 responses to “Laurel Highlands BMW Riders Campout 2013

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  1. Great job Rick posting the pictures, everyone had a great time! The Italian Oven did a fine job with the Saturday evening meal !

  2. Very nice!!!

  3. Every one there found a lot of beef at Saturday dinner. LHBMW had the beef so tender you could cut with your plastic fork. Gravy, mashed taters, stuffing with all the fixins. Change your fluids and get ready for next ride.

  4. Thermal sleeping bag was needed Friday evening due to cool air. Tim was only tent with a heater.

  5. The newbies to the event said it right…..”This place and event is an unknown jewel”. They plan to spread the word and we can’t give up either.

  6. Great pictures, Thanks
    Jim

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