Happy Birthday BMW GS! 40 years of adventure-touring. Pics from Edmonton

Edmonton area BMW motorcycle owners gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of BMW’s iconic GS adventure-tourer The 2014 sign was a souvenir from the GS Challenge, held in Canada that year
A dozen GS owners were among the 15 BMW owners who showed up in Edmonton for a quick photo op to celebrate the iconic BMW GS’s 40th anniversary
Ironically, the motorcycle that the left side of the banner is tethered to is a Honda Gold Wing, but the BMW perpetrators were at a loss to explain how this happened


  1. Rollie Lavallee says:

    Is this the Tim Yip who shares my birth day of April 24th and shared a friendship with Ian Smith?

  2. Roland Lavallee says:

    Hi Tim. I also meant to inform you of Ian. This is what I passed on to our many mutual friends. Pat’s email is
    Take care, Tim

    It’s with great sorrow that I found out today from Ian’s wife, Pat, that our old friend Ian passed away.
    Ian was diagnosed with lung cancer which he seemed to be controlling successfully with chemo and was actually able to go about daily routines, including his last motorcycle ride in September as well as numerous ebike rides.
    Regrettably, shortly after then it was discovered that the cancer had metastasized to his brain. Ian passed away peacefully at their Ladysmith home on November 19th, with Pat and their two sons at his side.
    Given the restrictions of the pandemic, Pat advises that no funeral services are presently being planned.

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