http://www.gstrophy.com http://rawhyde-offroad.com/trophy.html Not really a "Race", but definitely a competition. I just registered. I took a day ride yesterday with some GS guys from the local BMW club. My first time meeting and venturing out with them since I moved back to the area. I needed to get out and try out the new rear TFX shock and didn't want to ride alone. It was a great weather day and a pleasant ride but I was thoroughly bored with the pace and terrain covered and just settled into enjoying the scenery for the day and a beer with some great guys at the end. My next group ride will NOT be boring!!!!! For the GS Trophy Qualifier I could pay $100 to go spectate for 1 day, pay $299 to spectate for the full weekend and get a few meals or pay $299 to compete and be fed. I figured WTH...I've got a bike that qualifies and mid-pack skill potential! I've always learned a helluva lot more by participating in something versus watching. I've spent enough money on shock replacement and headlight replacement and now a new set of MotoZ Tractionator Adventures...there is no way I will be buying any fancy trials helmet to improve my visibility during the skills comps nor will I be buying any light weight body armor to wear under a light weight jersey I don't yet own. I'll have to settle for my BMW whale foreskin rally suit and well worn off-road boots. For me this may very well be a true XLADV experience as I might just ride in on my dirty '08 pig loaded with my camping and riding gear and have a rugged weekend experience...well...with the food catered of course. At least it's only a 1-1/2 hour ride for me to get there. Wish me luck!