2020 BMW Riding Challenge

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2020 BMW Riding Challenge

Postby Rstroh » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:06 pm

BMW Riding Challenge 2020-Historical Markers- Starts Now
The history of New Mexico is fascinating and is represented piecemeal on over 600 Historical Markers located throughout the state. We have chosen 50 of them, and 2 BONUS markers, as the destinations for this years Riding Challenge. They are distributed around the state, none of them very close to home, and located where good riding roads will get you there. Intentionally left out of the choices were any located in the Southeast corner of the state. By reports, that area is just not any fun to ride in due to the disruptions of the oil boom.

There are two BONUS markers that are a little harder to reach because they require some miles on dirt roads, and not everyone relishes taking their shiny bike on gravel. You can win without the two bonus markers. They are thrown in to provide some bragging rights for the riders who reach them. Specifically, they are the "Fajada Butte" in Chaco Canyon and "Historical Marker #7" located in the far Southwestern corner, near Cochise's hideout.

The contest is open as soon as you read this, and all entries are to be submitted by midnite Sunday November 8th in order to be counted. As per the customary "rules", you must submit a photo of you and your bike at the Marker, which has to be recognizable in the photo. Send the photos to me at RidingChallenge@LOEBMWR.org. Winners will be announced at the Christmas Party which is generally in early December. You can check on the progress of club members on the "scoresheet" at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QtftJ1_svsAHLqKWE-f9SBlWM6M5G_GyfUVJ-7b11d0/edit?usp=sharing.

Check this forum thread from time to time for any updates or corrections. And PLEASE, if you encounter any issues such as missing markers or road closures, post those on either the Facebook Page of the club https://www.facebook.com/groups/loebmwr/ or on this forum thread. [/size]

Have fun. Ride Safely. Take a buddy. It's not a race, but a fun event meant to give meaning to our otherwise aimless wanderings. You must be a member of the LOEBMWR in order to win prizes, but of course anyone can submit photos of successful rides. You can join online at https://loebmwr.org/JoinRenew.aspx for a mere $35. The free lunch for two at the Christmas Party is worth more than that!

THE HISTORICAL MARKERS


Google Map at: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1Mg1fY-VGHJhplVusTnQ-AMN5n9vRJyUJ&ll=34.19027818217695%2C-106.06303350000002&z=7


Google info sheet at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RnS4oSSf8S_yI6SEq8Hnb9TYll1Uyh_sroBXu3mMUCM/edit?usp=sharing

Google Earth File at:https://drive.google.com/file/d/12TLzjmeTdDlCnuPbozP7MiVMQQCoQg9q/view?usp=sharing

GPX file (Basecamp)at:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qzj0oa0dNe09voJ8JjqyHTeqmF4vvSPi/view?usp=sharing

Plagiarized copy of Sandy's instructions on downloading a GPX file to your Garmin GPS device: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AgF2B16RtK44IQSBZ6vp6ILz56O21IyN/view?usp=sharing

MAY YOU HAVE GOOD RIDING AND GOOD LUCK AND LOTS OF FUN

richard Strohmeyer
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