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RoanokeRider
Posted 5/2/2017 8:59 PM (#93376 - in reply to #89146)
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Is tent camping included in the rally fee? Do we need to register with the campground also or does the rally registration cover this? Thanks.
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CCjon
Posted 5/2/2017 9:18 PM (#93377 - in reply to #89146)
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RR, the tent/RV camping fee is paid direct to the campgrounds, it includes access to all of the Ferenbaugh amenities ( of which there are a lot) but not the Rally Fee. Rally attendees staying at a motel or else where do not have use of the Ferenbaugh amenities, i.e. swimming pool, fishing, putt putt golf, etc.
You will need to register with the campgrounds and reserve a spot for your tent. They expect a big turnout that weekend, as they are also hosting their annual Mid-Year party Saturday night. There are families that leave their campers there year round and go every month for the activities.

The USCA Rally fee covers refreshment bar, dinner, breakfast, equipment rental, printing, awards, tech sessions, skills refresher, etc.
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CCjon
Posted 5/2/2017 9:36 PM (#93378 - in reply to #89146)
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NEWS FLASH. . . . . . .
We have confirmed TWO Tech Sessions for the upcoming rally in Corning, a third is pending:

First session:

Ever wonder how the weight on your rig is distributed? Carrying too much in the sidecar? Back end heavy? Al Olme has agreed to bring three scales so your rig can be correctly weighed after which he will offer you advice on setting the best weight distribution for your rig and how you use it.

Second Session:

ASK THE EXPERT: Claude Stanley of Freedom Sidecars has agreed to offer his expertise and knowledge on any sidecar subject the audience wishes to ask. Starting questions will be: What causes head shake and what steps do you take to eliminate it? What can cause rapid tire wear on the Rear, On the Front? On the Sidecar? How does a anti-sway bar work on a sidecar rig? What is your question for Claude?

These tech sessions are open to registered rally attendees only.

The Corning rally is shaping up to offer a lot of activities and ride destinations of interest to all sidecarists. Did you know that the finger lakes area of NY was home to Mark Twain? There are many sites and museums dedicated to him around Corning.

See you there, last weekend in July.

CCjon
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dholaday
Posted 5/3/2017 10:54 AM (#93383 - in reply to #89146)
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CCjon

PM sent.

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CCjon
Posted 5/9/2017 10:46 PM (#93460 - in reply to #93383)
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NEWS FLASH II-
We now have three (3) confirmed Tech Sessions for the upcoming USCA Rally in Corning, NY.

Klaus Hüenecke of EPM Performance ( the suspension guru) will be speaking on setting up sidecar suspension, selecting the right shocks for your rig, how to know when its time to replace the old shocks and answer all of your questions about getting a better riding/handling rig.

We now have three outstanding tech sessions planned that will not be repeated in future rallies. These experts are from the midwest and Eastern side of the US and cannot justify the expense and time away from their businesses to travel to a rally out west. Take advantage of this great opportunity to meet and talk with these sidecar experts.

Rally Location:
Ferenbaugh Campgrounds
4248 State Rte 414
Corning, NY 14830
call (607) 962-6193 to reserve your camping/RV spot.
Motels are available in Corning and Painted Post.

Dates: July 27 - 30, 2017 Thursday thru Sunday morning, Tech sessions will be on Friday and Saturday.

If you have not registered for the rally yet, here is the link: http://www.sidecar.com/rally_regs_2017.html

See you in Corning
CCjon

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CCjon
Posted 5/12/2017 10:10 AM (#93483 - in reply to #89146)
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If you still on the fence about coming to the Rally, David Hinze of Stroker Wheels fame just confirmed that he will be there with a few samples. This is shaping up to a be a unique gathering of sidecar experts with unparalleled expertise and knowledge, together in one place this one weekend. A not to be missed opportunity for any sidecar enthusiast.

Claude Stanley of Freedom Sidecars
Klaus Heinecke of EPM Performance Suspension
David Hinze of Stroker Wheels
Van Le (Gobium) a Ural guru
Al Olme, MC Instructor sidecar Enthusiast
Plus many highly experience sidecar drivers from across the country.

Register now: http://www.sidecar.com/rally_regs_2017.html
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Sidewise
Posted 5/12/2017 3:37 PM (#93485 - in reply to #93483)
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Will there be a single day at the gate fee, for Fri. or Sat. if so what will it be?
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CCjon
Posted 5/13/2017 9:52 AM (#93491 - in reply to #89146)
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The registration program is not set up to handle day fees.

The Rally in the Valley fee is: $39 for USCA members, $49 for non- members

A surcharge of $10 if registering and paying at the rally.

THANKS (not That's. Darn spellchecker/auto speller inserts more words in my sentences than my wife) for asking, am sure others had the same question. See you at the rally.

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Motorrader
Posted 5/30/2017 5:08 PM (#93657 - in reply to #92510)
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Yesterday I made reservation - via htps://bookings.mapquest.com/hotels - at Econo Lodge, Painted Post - $67+tax per night... Didn't know USCA was trying to negotiate a special rate ($85-90) until now...Shucks, I shoulda waited!

Initially I assumed camping was included in registration fee, like every other rally I've attended (hundreds!), unless it is clearly stated to NOT be included....and was planning to camp. Website for this rally leaves a lot lacking----After reading forum about another rally simultaneously at campground, plus lots of dust, plus pay additional for all amenities, a motel seemed the way to go. Convinced a couple of friends to do the same.

One of my favorite rallies of all time was USCA Rally at Stone Mountain, GA .....the worst was USCA (I think it was the second national rally-1980's)) in Pennsylvania....arrived Friday afternoon, left Saturday morning...along with friends. Volunteers do all the work to put these rallies on and make them a success, so thanks to them all.
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CCjon
Posted 5/31/2017 10:15 AM (#93672 - in reply to #89146)
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Add another name to list of experts attending the Rally in Corning: David Hinze (Stroker), creator and owner of Stroker Wheels has agreed to participate with Claude Stanley in the Saturday morning Tech Session.

This is beginning to look like an All-Star Game of the sidecar world.

If you have not registered yet, you can do so here: http://www.sidecar.com/rally_regs_2017.html
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Al Olme
Posted 6/1/2017 12:06 AM (#93683 - in reply to #93657)
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Joe,

Since you decided to stay at the EconoLodge, I'm guessing you haven't seen the EconoLodge or read the reviews.

I missed the posting about another rally being scheduled for Ferenbaugh's at the same time as ours. What's the rally and where can I read about it?

Also, what extra cost amenities are there? I missed that too.
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mulefour
Posted 6/2/2017 8:02 PM (#93704 - in reply to #89146)
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Just made our reservations so we'll be heading up from SC.

Bob & Dee
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Al Olme
Posted 6/4/2017 5:43 PM (#93733 - in reply to #93683)
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Joe,

I went out and looked at the EconoLodge again. It looks like they are under new ownership and they are getting better reviews. Much better than they were getting when I made my reservations. One really bad review about bed bugs but since there's just one, I'd probably over look it. Looks like you hit the jackpot.

Still can't find anything about another rally at the campground or extra cost amenities, can you fill us in?
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jwshort
Posted 6/5/2017 7:14 PM (#93753 - in reply to #89146)
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It seems that we have some confusion as to what constitutes registering for the Corning Rally. If you fill out the forms on line and don't pay YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED. A word to the wise. If you haven't paid - please do so.
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Glenfiddich
Posted 6/23/2017 9:02 PM (#93939 - in reply to #92548)
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dholaday - 2/28/2017 10:41 AM

Reservation made. See all y'all in July Thanks Duncan


Duncan! Man, it would be great to see you again!

I'm hoping to attend this year but am not signing up in advance as Tulliver and I will be coming back from a three week ride to the BMW Rally in SLC and the TOR Rally in Paonia CO...with a bunch of exploring to do in Utah and Colorado between and after. Then the long trek across the plains and Midwest. If we do make the USCA rally it will likely just be for a day since by then I'll probably miss my other two dogs (and wife) a lot!

Pete

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Al Olme
Posted 6/23/2017 9:53 PM (#93940 - in reply to #93939)
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Peter,

Are you going to pick up the BMW RA Rally in Petoskey, MI on the way to SLC? It's the weekend before the MOA.
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Glenfiddich
Posted 6/24/2017 7:28 AM (#93944 - in reply to #93940)
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Al Olme - 6/23/2017 9:53 PM

Peter,

Are you going to pick up the BMW RA Rally in Petoskey, MI on the way to SLC? It's the weekend before the MOA.


No...too close to our Independence Day weekend travel nightmare for me. Also I've learned not to try to cram too much into a single trip. We'll be leaving Vermont on July 7th; camping in Rocky Mtn Natl Park the 10th and 11th before continuing west. After the MOA rally depending on the weather we'll either drop down to Monument Valley via the Moki Dugway (traveling in the relative coolness of the mornings) then to the cooler heights of the San Juans in Colorado...or scoot directly to those cooler heights.

I can sweat. Tulliver can't!

Edited by Glenfiddich 6/24/2017 7:29 AM
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dholaday
Posted 6/24/2017 10:46 AM (#93945 - in reply to #93944)
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Pete: Great to hear from you - hope you can get to the Rally in Corning.

Loki Dugway is a great ride - You'll enjoy it. But you can expect daily temps near or exceeding 100. 

You might look at the thread[s] on last year's USCA Rally in Hotchkiss CO for info on rides and roads in the Paonia area. There are some REALLY good ones. DirtyDR now lives in Hotchkiss and would be a good source of info.

Hope to see you in Corning. Now that I'm living in VA, maybe I can get my keeper to allow a trip to VT for fresh lamb 
 
 Duncan
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CCjon
Posted 6/27/2017 11:09 AM (#93977 - in reply to #89146)
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HOT OFF THE PRESS

RALLY IN THE VALLEY
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY July 27th ACTIVITY LOCATION
All Day: Individual Ride Routes Corning Area Maps available
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Open Coffee Water Donut Snack Bar Main Pavilion
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration Open Main Pavilion


FRIDAY JULY 28 ACTIVITY LOCATION
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Open Coffee Water Donut Snack Bar Main Pavilion
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open Main Pavilion
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM BREAKFAST ON YOUR OWN See Area Restaurant List
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM AREA RIDES Maps available
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM SIDECAR SKILLS Claude Stanley Sign up on-site
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM TECH SESSION Pavilion Central Balancing your Sidecar Weight Al Olme
NOON LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM AREA RIDES Maps available
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM SIDECAR SKILLS Claude Stanley Sign up on-site
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM TECH SESSION Pavilion Central Setting Sidecar Suspension Klaus Hüenecke of EPM Performance
5:00 to 7:00 PM DINNER ON YOUR OWN See Area Restaurant List
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ICE CREAM RUN Peaches-n-Cream in Painted Post


SATURDAY JULY 29 ACTIVITY LOCATION
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Open Coffee Water Donut Snack Bar Main Pavilion
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration Open Main Pavilion
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM BREAKFAST
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM AREA RIDES Maps available
9;00 AM - 10:00 AM Education: Motorcycle Law Glenn McGovern, Attorney
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM TECH SESSION: Pavilion Central "Ask The Experts" Claude Stanley, David "Stroker" Hinze
NOON LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM SIDECAR GAMES Near Trailer Camping Area
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Sidecar Show Staging In front of Campgrounds Trading Post
4:00 PM Sidecar Judging
3:00 PM Door Prize Winning Tickets Posted Main Pavilion
4:30 PM Door Prizes -- Deadline to Claim Your Prize Unclaimed Door Prizes to be awarded at Closing Ceremony
3:00 PM - 4:00 AM USCA Board Meeting Main Pavilion
4:00 to 5:00 PM USCA Membership Meeting Main Pavilion
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM DINNER Main Pavilion Catered On Site
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM Awards Ceremonies Main Pavilion
7:45 PM to 8:00 PM Closing Ceremony Main Pavilion
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Entertainment: Music, Movie, etc? Main Pavilion


SUNDAY JULY 30 ACTIVITY LOCATION
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Open Coffee Water Donut Snack Bar Main Pavilion
8:00 AM Non-Denominational Service Main Pavilion
9:00 AM Clean-up Begins
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Beepa
Posted 7/4/2017 8:36 PM (#94039 - in reply to #89870)
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I sent in my registration, paid with Paypal, but haven't received any confirmation. What do I need to do to make sure I am registered? Do we need to make separate advance reservations for the campground?
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Al Olme
Posted 7/4/2017 9:29 PM (#94040 - in reply to #94039)
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Let's start with what's your name? I'm betting you didn't register under "Beepa" and since you didn't put your whole name [as requested] in your profile, we are at a loss to be of help.

Successful registrations get a return email confirmation if you correctly enter your email address.

So, let us know who you are and we'll try to help.
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Beepa
Posted 7/4/2017 9:56 PM (#94041 - in reply to #94040)
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I am James Bailey, email james.douglas.bailey@gmail.com

I thought I filled everything out well. I have a Paypal confirmation that the money was sent, but nothing from USCA. I also need to know how to reserve a campsite. Thanks for your help.
Jim
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CCjon
Posted 7/4/2017 10:30 PM (#94042 - in reply to #89146)
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Beepa,

Yes, your name shows as registered and paid for the Rally.

To reserve a camping site, contact the Ferenbbaugh Campgrounds directly: (607) 962-6193 OR www.ferenbaugh.com

See you in Corning,
CCjon

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wvsporty
Posted 7/5/2017 4:49 PM (#94046 - in reply to #89146)
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I reserved site #4 last week. Wifes new sidecar rig is coming along , praying everything comes together so I can get both rigs there. More than likely she will ride it for the first time while at the Rally. But the main reason for building this rig is so we can all 3 ride together when shes having a bad pain day. I keep telling her once she gets used to it she will love it , cause she doesn't have to hold the bike up.
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wvsporty
Posted 7/24/2017 3:23 AM (#94278 - in reply to #89146)
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Wellll now. 3 am Monday morning July 24th. Just got home from Willaimsport PA via Tow truck. My Excursion decided to blow out the front transmission seal which streamed fluid directly onto my now extremely hot exhaust y-pipe. They were able to tow both home in one shot so needless to say I won't be joining y'all for the rally. Have fun and take plenty of pictures.
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