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|09-02-2017 09:41 PM|
It's my intention. Home life makes that a problem. Heck I've got a year to work it out.
The Eye and I attending would be good!
|09-02-2017 08:25 PM|
|Old Surf Dog||
Originally Posted by boatvs View Post
|09-02-2017 08:13 PM|
|John V Strom, Jr.||
The Ozarks are an excellent place to ride, but it's my understanding the roads are crammed full of bikes on the weekends. Sunday afternoon, everyone goes home. I rode M-F and it (NW Arkansas) was empty. Perhaps a local could comment.
Colorado as well is getting pretty clogged with summer traffic. But there are locations that aren't as bad as some.
|09-02-2017 07:36 PM|
Originally Posted by eagleeye View Post
Originally Posted by notacop View Post
See you next summer in the Centennial State..
|09-02-2017 10:08 AM|
The BMW club that I had belonged to no longer does it's rally due to lack of interest and the need for some to be at a hotel/motel since they don't camp.
The BMW National rally is always in July which means that it will be hot coming and going, most likely. It does tend to move around the country though. It is held in locations with camping, Fairgrounds, and hotels/motels nearby.
I don't like the hotel/motel thing since an extra cost is tacked onto the rally cost. Hotel/motel life is for the fatter of wallet than I own.
The dealer in Lake Havasu put on a splendid little gathering for a couple years and then sold the business, new owner had no interest in doing a rally.
The Cache rally is intended to celebrate the participation in exchanging the cache box and riding and meeting other Strom owners. It seems getting new folks to get involved in playing that game is more difficult. Anyone know where the last exchange was or when?
They do make a splendid bunch to spend a weekend with though. Worth the trip if you can make it..
|09-02-2017 09:50 AM|
I agree with Rick, in fact there is a rally this weekend (not strom) that I have gone to a number of years, but same old and I'm not going this year for that very reason.
One of the things about rallies that has always bothered me is camping in one location and then the motelers in another. It sort of works, but a camping rally is what I would choose.
Take the Cache Rally out west:
Different place every year and very loosely organized, (which is a good thing) No planned rides No big buck dinners, etc.
Next year it will be in Colorado, check it out.
|09-02-2017 08:34 AM|
Rally attendance at the bigger regional rallies has been falling off a little over the last few years. I suspect people are disinterested in going to the same place every year. I have seen first hand that a very vocal minority is driving choice of the same locations in some cases. I have had people come up to me and explain they didn't want to object to having the rally at location X again for fear of being shouted down by the loud minority. Funny thing is in one case the sponsor of the rally has said the same thing to me.
I prefer rallies at locations with EPIC SCENERY AND RIDES and will rider far to attend. Seems like we need to give rallies a rethinking. Publicize them well and make them worthwhile to attend.
I am finally in my new house so maybe I'll be able to put something together this year. Arkansas may be a candidate. Will do some research.
|08-31-2017 04:50 PM|
Hi, you also do the routing for the WV gathering end September? If yes are these GPX files or in what form?
Typically how many rider do show up for this?
|08-31-2017 01:12 PM|
Originally Posted by NVDucati View Post
I do the routing for that group.
|05-22-2016 11:30 AM|
I agree it's about time those Canadians started pulling their own weight and hosted a North American Rally. Maybe 2018 eh?
Regarding joining with a another existing regional rally, Terry (Werks Performance) said the rally with the most V-Stroms attending wasn't a V-Strom Rally. It was in Texas where 250 strom owners attended the Two Wheeled Texans rally. I posted something about adding an events calendar to the site. I think that will help add clarity to the possibilities.
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