We then spent the next two days riding a huge variety of terrain, chasing points in the poker-run-style rally around Gunnison. Asphalt, gravel roads, rocky Jeep roads, mud, and roots greeted us each day, but on the second day, while riding up a rocky ATV trail, I crashed the GS. It was one of those crashes that when you get to your feet you can’t believe you survived. But I was worried about the BMW. It was hemorrhaging oil out of the left cylinder-head cover that had a hole punched in it by the accessory crashbar that had flexed into it. GSs are not designed to be launched 5 feet in the air off an embankment. After patching the cylinder cover with QuikSteel, we nursed the bike through the rest of the day and the two others it took to get back home. Our trip back required multiple stops to modify our QuikSteel patch (and top off the oil), but we were pleased it kept the oil leakage to a trickle. Overall, I’m very impressed by how well the GS survived the crash; it’s a burly machine.