Team Canada

Dominique Lemaire:

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU RIDE A MOTORBIKE FIRST TIME?
My parents bought me my first motorbike when I was 11 years old.

WHICH MODEL WAS YOU FIRST MOTORBIKE?
A 1980 DA XL 70.

WHY ENDURO?
The physical and technical aspect of hard Enduro sport riding is what motivates me the most, and there’s nothing like with friends.

WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS? WHY?
My idols: Sue Coster, a motorcycle enthusiast and a good friend who is going through a tough battle with cancer and David Knight, he’s just incredible!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST EXTREME ENDURO EXPERIENCES?
Riding 450cc motorbikes over 2000 km of log roads and single track trails in northern Quebec in 4 days, passing through rivers and over many fallen trees.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE GS TROPHY?
To live an experience like no other and to win!

WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO ACHIEVE WITH YOU ENDURO?
My dreams have always been to race in the Dakar Rally. I would like to give a try to complete the Rally du Maroc next year and get a taste of desert Rally racing.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE?
Thank you BMW for organizing this event, it is great to see manufacturers giving regular clients and not professionals the chance to live this experience.

Brian Kiely:

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU RIDE A MOTORBIKE FIRST TIME?
I started riding when I was 13 - inspired by my older brother.

WHICH MODEL WAS YOU FIRST MOTORBIKE?
A 1977 Honda XL 75. What a fun bike that was!

WHY ENDURO?
There is so much more to explore. Most roads in the world are dirt, and many of the dirt roads are the most scenic.

WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS? WHY?
Just everyday regular people that travel the world and can handle a large motorcycle off-road.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST EXTREME ENDURO EXPERIENCES?
In 2007 my wife and I rode to Ushuaia in South America on our mighty R1200 GSA with many backroads.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE GS TROPHY?
To learn from other good riders, meet new friends and have some fun.

WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO ACHIEVE WITH YOU ENDURO?
The world waits!

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN?
My lovely wife Conchita.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE?
For most people, this will be an adventure of a lifetime. One that could not duplicated at any cost. Thank you, BMW!

Patrick Horan:

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU RIDE A MOTORBIKE FIRST TIME?
I started riding at the age of 12.

WHICH MODEL WAS YOU FIRST MOTORBIKE?
Step thru Honda 90.

WHY ENDURO?
I grew up in the mountains of British Columbia, so I needed a bike to go up the mountains and in some cases back on roads.

WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS? WHY?
Kenny Roberts, Heikki Mikkola, Dick Burlson and Al Perret are all great riders!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST EXTREME ENDURO EXPERIENCES?
1983 I.S.D.E. in Wales, managed a Bronze medal, no one is more amazed than I!

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE GS TROPHY?
I hope to benefit to the Canadian effort and that our team puts on a great show and also to get to know other riders from around the world.

WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO ACHIEVE WITH YOU ENDURO?
I would like to ride from London to Vladivastok as I have crossed Canada already, then ride from the south to Ushuaia, Argentina.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN?
Sue my wife and my son Sean.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE?
I would hope that anyone that has any desire to ride across town or across the globe would do so. Time waits for no one, act now, or never.