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RichardMc4
Posted 7/25/2014 10:40 AM (#79025)
Subject: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 1140
Location: Williston, Fl
Your Board members have been talking about makes a good Nat Rally. I thought I would ask the people who make a good rally you. Below are something’s I would to know. Feel free to add to.
1. Have you been to a Nat Rally?
2. How many?
3. How far will you go to a rally? Number of miles.
4. How much will you pay?
5. What is the biggest thing about a rally for you?
6. When is the best time for you? Spring, summer, etc.


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RichardMc4
Posted 7/26/2014 8:10 AM (#79029 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: RE: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 1140
Location: Williston, Fl
OK people this is not hard to do.

1. Yes
2. 3
3. 500 to 600
4. $60
5. Meeting new people putting fases with names I have met on this site.

It took me 2 min.
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hdrghack
Posted 7/26/2014 9:24 AM (#79030 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: RE: What makes a good Nat Rally


Posts: 1346
Location: WESTERN NEW YORK

RichardMc4 - 7/25/2014 10:40 AM Your Board members have been talking about makes a good Nat Rally. I thought I would ask the people who make a good rally you. Below are something’s I would to know. Feel free to add to. 1. Have you been to a Nat Rally? 2. How many? 3. How far will you go to a rally? Number of miles. 4. How much will you pay? 5. What is the biggest thing about a rally for you? 6. When is the best time for you? Spring, summer, etc.

 

1- Yes

2- 14 National Rallys  also attended 2 @ So long Summer  11 @ Keystone Sidecar Camp out's  3-Keystone member Christmas party's 3- Keystone member picnic's and 2 @ Hack'd Campouts

3- Depends on time, but have traveled 1100 miles one way to Joyce Canfields National Rally in Missouri

4- $55-$70

5- Meeting people sidecar games and touring the area

6- Would prefer the summer but ultimately it's up to the planing committee  

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Reardan Tom
Posted 7/26/2014 3:00 PM (#79034 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 1164
Location: Reardan, WA
Yes.
Two.
Depends where and when. Probably 500 miles one way.
Reasonable rally fee, plus hotels.
Friends.
Summer.
Just home from the UMCI International in Cashmere. A mighty fine rally and fun time in spite of the rain. The rain was much needed because of the fires so no complaints this time!!
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J.R.
Posted 7/26/2014 8:47 PM (#79041 - in reply to #79034)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally


Posts: 354
Location: Crockett Tx
yes 10 have traveled 1500 mi
prefer $30-50
meeting new and old friends,playing games
depends on location. I hate cold weather
spring is best
J.R. Sec. Tex. rep
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SwampFox
Posted 7/28/2014 7:53 AM (#79070 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: RE: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 1662
Location: Summer Grove, LA USA

1. Have you been to a Nat Rally?  Yes
2. How many?                               1
3. How far will you go to a rally? Number of miles:  600 miles, more if time allows
4. How much will you pay?          $30-$40
5. What is the biggest thing about a rally for you?   Meeting sidecar enthusiasts, enjoying local area & the journey
6. When is the best time for you? Spring, summer, etc.  Summer or Spring

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Peter Pan
Posted 7/28/2014 10:33 AM (#79075 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 1884
Location: San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica
In my case it would have to be a long vacation and a pretty deep wallet.
I'd love to go.
Remember you live now and here.
Tomorrow might be too late.

I haven't participated in a rig meeting for about 26 years, don't ask how my fingers cribble.

Proposal=> have a pig or ox turning over the fire and baptize it from time to time with some artesane beer out of a barril.
And for the ones who like less grease. a deep pot hanging over another fire place and fry trouts or even better bass.
Some good full grain black bread with real butter.
And bring a good appetite.
Music made by hand.
Nice rideouts and hability parcure tests would make for a perfect weekend.

Nice memories:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOeINceNzqw&index=5&list=PLF403135C5...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JnW1LSOD8w
Better known to you>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnepPZChA5U

Best wishes to all.
Sven



Edited by Peter Pan 7/28/2014 5:01 PM
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Mary Jo
Posted 7/28/2014 2:55 PM (#79077 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 133
Location: Valencia, PA
1. Have you been to a Nat Rally? no
2. How many? n/a
3. How far will you go to a rally? Number of miles. any - boyfriend(who comes along) probably 300-500
4. How much will you pay? up to $75 - I realize how much goes into putting on these events - and there isn't much free these days
5. What is the biggest thing about a rally for you? Seeing folks and all the different rigs, games, information, traveling
6. When is the best time for you? Spring, summer, etc. Summer
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MrMike
Posted 7/29/2014 6:34 PM (#79106 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 205
Location: Richton, MS
1. Have you been to a Nat Rally?
Yes

2. How many?
Just one and then for one day only

3. How far will you go to a rally? Number of miles.
Would like to make it in one day's travel

4. How much will you pay?
Depends on what you get/$50 seems reasonable

5. What is the biggest thing about a rally for you?
The people/meeting like minded folks

6. When is the best time for you? Spring, summer, etc.
Summer/when school is out
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jwshort
Posted 7/29/2014 9:30 PM (#79111 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally


Posts: 813
Location: Rapid City, SD
1. Have you been to a Nat Rally?
Yes
2. How many?
5 sidecar Many more BMW
3. How far will you go to a rally? Number of miles.
1500 miles (Sioux Falls SD to Stevenson, WA was the furthest)
4. How much will you pay?
$50
5. What is the biggest thing about a rally for you?
Meeting other sidecarist and seeing other rigs.
6. When is the best time for you? Spring, summer, etc.
Early summer before the heat but after the cold temps in the upper midwest.

Keep these emails coming folks. This is stuff your Board of Directors need to know to be able to provide the best rally possible.
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RichardMc4
Posted 7/30/2014 11:18 AM (#79117 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: RE: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 1140
Location: Williston, Fl
Will I think I would do a little summing up here. BUT PLEASE DO NOT STOP REPLYING I will update.

Number of people replying 9 of them 7 have been to 1 or more Nat Rallies with an average of 5.21. The average number of miles willing to travel 837.5 and pay $54.37. The biggest things people like about rallies were people, friends old and new, but also the games and enjoying local area. The best time spring got 3 votes and summer got 6.

BUT PLEASE DO NOT STOP REPLYING I will update.
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jwshort
Posted 7/30/2014 6:43 PM (#79124 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally


Posts: 813
Location: Rapid City, SD
Thanks Richard number one for posting this and number two for your summary. The info is very helpful for next years rally planning (going on as we speak).
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RichardMc4
Posted 8/2/2014 10:44 AM (#79186 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: RE: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 1140
Location: Williston, Fl
Come on people 430 hits on this message and only 9 of us have been to a rally?? The people that put these things on need your feedback, good or bad.
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HHShort
Posted 8/2/2014 12:33 PM (#79187 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally


Posts: 114
Location: Rapid City SD
I have attended 3 nationals 300 miles to 1100 miles. 300 miles to Arkansas because it was only a short day in the heat, 1100 miles to Idaho because it was a comfortable 2 1/2 day ride.

Other Rallies were 5 butterflys because it was a good way to begin the riding season. 4 Flint hills rallies because it was the end of the season. Several BMWMOA nationals and regionals. I do not plan my life around rallies. Having said that I usually plan several months ahead of time for at least one rally a year.

I would pay $50

I enjoy the people, looking at other rigs and venders. (that has not applies to USCA rallies) I usually try to plan the ride to and from to include other scenic rides or arrive a little early to check out local rides. I enjoy the games as a spectator.

I think that rally time depends on location. Choose the part of the summer that is the most comfortable and make the announcement as early as possible.

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phlaug
Posted 8/2/2014 10:37 PM (#79200 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: RE: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 85
Location: Durham, Connecticut
1. Have you been to a Nat Rally?
Yes.

2. How many?
Americade 10 years in a row. Will be to Sturgis next week.

3. How far will you go to a rally? Number of miles.
Sturgis is going to be 1100 miles in the saddle (1,400 miles towing). But 500 / 750 is more ideal.

4. How much will you pay?
Really depends on what's included. Demo rides and the huge vendor section at Americade made it worth $75 to me.

5. What is the biggest thing about a rally for you?
Bikes, bikes, bikes. I like being around them, seeing interesting things people have done to them. And being away from everything else.

6. When is the best time for you? Spring, summer, etc.
Indifferent.
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RichardMc4
Posted 8/5/2014 1:21 PM (#79265 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 1140
Location: Williston, Fl
Will I think I would do a little summing up here. BUT PLEASE DO NOT STOP REPLYING I will update.

Number of people replying 11 of them 9 have been to 1 or more Nat Rallies with an average of 5.5. The average number of miles willing to travel 802.5 and pay $56. The biggest things people like about rallies were people, friends old and new, but also the games and enjoying local area. The best time spring got 3 votes and summer got 7.

BUT PLEASE DO NOT STOP REPLYING I will update.

As of 8/5/2014
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Reardan Tom
Posted 8/5/2014 9:17 PM (#79278 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 1164
Location: Reardan, WA
And it seemed to me you're referring to USCA National rallies attended, not other rallies that garner national attendance and attention... Right Richard?
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RichardMc4
Posted 8/5/2014 10:19 PM (#79281 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 1140
Location: Williston, Fl
Yes but it is good to know what kind of rallies pepole make.
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DirtyDR
Posted 8/22/2014 1:55 PM (#79644 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 254
Location: Edwards, CO
1. Yes
2. 6
3. Unlimited
4. Up to $75.00
5. The trip there.


6. Any time.
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VLAD
Posted 8/22/2014 5:58 PM (#79650 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: RE: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 411
Location: DENVER, COLORADO
1. Have you been to a Nat Rally? Yes
2. How many? 5
3. How far will you go to a rally? Number of miles. 1000-1200
4. How much will you pay? 30-40
5. What is the biggest thing about a rally for you? People, bikes, places to see...
6. When is the best time for you? Spring, summer, etc. Late spring, early fall.
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pbrowne
Posted 8/31/2014 12:38 AM (#79889 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally


Posts: 54
Location: Shepherdstown, WV
1. Have you been to a Nat Rally? YES
2. How many? 2
3. How far will you go to a rally? Number of miles. LESS THAN 1,000 MI., BUT I'VE DONE 2,000 TO ONE AND 600 TO THE OTHER.
4. How much will you pay? $50
5. What is the biggest thing about a rally for you? CAMARADERIE WITH LIKE-MINDED RIDERS. INTERESTING PLACES NEARBY. RIDING INFO FOR THE AREA. MEETING MANUFACTURERS IS GOOD. TOPICAL PRESENTATIONS APPRECIATED. NICEST TO BE AT A FACILITY THAT PROVIDES A LODGE IN ADDITION TO CAMPING (MARINE CORPS GAVE ME ENOUGH OF THAT).
6. When is the best time for you? Spring, summer, etc. SUMMER
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Glenfiddich
Posted 8/31/2014 6:00 PM (#79903 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: Re: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 63
Location: Craftsbury, Vermont
1. Have you been to a Nat Rally? YES
2. How many? 1 USCA, 5 BMW MOA, 1 BMW RA, 2 BMW local chapters
3. How far will you go to a rally? Number of miles. Crossed the country in 2013> VT to OR. Would do it again if the rally was in an interesting place
4. How much will you pay? $75 - A lot of effort goes into organizing a rally
5. What is the biggest thing about a rally for you? Meeting new people, socializing my dog, checking out other custom rigs and getting ideas.
6. When is the best time for you? Spring, summer, etc. Anytime with good weather. Heat is a show stopper. So are tornados and biting insects. Would prefer when the rug rats are in school so the roads and campgrounds are less crowded. And unlike brownie, the Marine Corps left me with a lifelong enjoyment of camping. Semper fi!
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Marine By Choice
Posted 9/1/2014 1:19 AM (#79907 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: RE: What makes a good Nat Rally


Posts: 19
Location: Winlock, Washington
"And unlike brownie, the Marine Corps left me with a lifelong enjoyment of camping. Semper fi! "

Bet you don't still use shelter halves though! Semper Fi!
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Marine By Choice
Posted 9/1/2014 1:23 AM (#79908 - in reply to #79025)
Subject: RE: What makes a good Nat Rally


Posts: 19
Location: Winlock, Washington
1. Have you been to a Nat Rally? Yes
2. How many? 2
3. How far will you go to a rally? Number of miles. No limit
4. How much will you pay? $75. Wish there were day passes for relatives. $20-25 would be reasonable
5. What is the biggest thing about a rally for you? Vendors and meeting people
6. When is the best time for you? Spring, summer, etc. No matter. I'm retired!
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Glenfiddich
Posted 9/1/2014 6:21 AM (#79911 - in reply to #79907)
Subject: RE: What makes a good Nat Rally



Posts: 63
Location: Craftsbury, Vermont
Marine By Choice - 9/1/2014 1:19 AM

"And unlike brownie, the Marine Corps left me with a lifelong enjoyment of camping. Semper fi! "

Bet you don't still use shelter halves though! Semper Fi!


You got me there, Keith!
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