BMW RawHyde Adventures Rider Challenge

Once a year, a sea of die-hard BMW enthusiasts converges at Jim Hyde’s 500-acre compound in Castaic, California, with the simple goal of exploring the limits of themselves and their motorcycles.

We spent one of the program’s two days embedded aboard a BMW R1200GS, and our excursion took us from the mountainous hills near Gorman across vast expanses of ranch land and desert. Sun-baked interstate time was punctuated by brief sojourns into wilderness, and our armada of bikes handled off-road bits with aplomb and on-road sections with ease.

Reaching the final destination of Randsburg—a dusty ghost town in the Mojave desert—we headed back to base camp to observe the heartiest riders pitted against a precarious “rodeo” of hill climbs, rock-strewn pathways, and a corridor constructed of wooden beams with large, swinging pendulums. The obstacle course schooled most of the big-bore riders, but encouraging shouts from the crowd suggested that this group’s camaraderie eclipses outright competition. At the end of the day, these dual-purpose motorcycles may be menacing, but at the core of the Adventure Rider Challenge are its good-spirited participants.(http://adventureriderchallenge.com/home.html)

From Around the Web...
The twin-turbo sedan tears from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 202 mph…
These record-breaking cars are the fastest in the world…
The division’s projects include the first example of the rarest Lamborghini Miura, the P400 SV…
Able to cover zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, the car will enter the fray at Formula E on October 9…
We put the new wagon and sedan through their paces on Mercedes-Benz’s home turf…
The model is Ferrari’s first four-seater to feature a V-8 engine…
These cars were game-changers and pioneers in the luxury segment…
Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com
In this video, the Beverly Hills car collector takes us inside his incredible vintage car...
From diamond detailing to hand-painted silk, these cars reveal the real mastery of the marque…
The performance package includes carbon-fiber components and an engine upgrade to 612 hp…