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New England Elephanten Rally, 1/27-2/2, 2011
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Posted 12/20/2010 12:13 AM (#55115)
Subject: New England Elephanten Rally, 1/27-2/2, 2011

Brand new and my first post but some of you may want to try this.

I am hosting a WINTER 2011 RALLY at my home in Foxboro, Mass. This is a Winter Rally / camp out inspired by the German Elefanten that you can google if you are not familiar with this non structured congregation. Last year we had a grand total of TWO camping, and one intrepid V-11 on my three acres at 13-14 degrees. About a dozen New England Moto Guzzi members showed up for the day (Saturday ). This rally is meant to be a great time and meet new friends while defying Winter. If you have never camped out in Winter then this is your chance to learn to be 'one' with the elements.

My own Hack rig is a 1977 Moto Guzzi T-3 Ftb with a Globe chair . I am in the process of resurrecting it from its 'as found' condition in a barn in Connecticut. This is my first Hack but I have been riding two wheels since 1971.

This second annual rally can be found at 275 Mechanic Street, Foxboro, Mass. 02035. I am across the street from Exit # 8 Rt I-95 Southbound. Food and firewood provided and a snow blower will be available BYOB and donations are appreciated but NOT required. The dates are to allow for unpredictable travel conditions with the most riders.

Bring your tent, warmest clothes, two or three wheels and a willingness to push your comfort zone. There is no room for Rv's or truck campers. You can come in four wheels but parking is limited , bikes have the priority, but there is a shopping mall across Rt I 95 in Sharon for additional parking of four wheelers. My family will shuttle you back and forth as needed.

Any questions or concerns ? This site or Phone with voice mail 508 505-5350. Thanks and hope you can make it but let your good common sense be your guide as to your abilities and travel conditions within this time period.

Sincerely, Larry Davis
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Peter Pan
Posted 12/20/2010 8:46 AM (#55117 - in reply to #55115)
Subject: Re: New England Elephanten Rally, 1/27-2/2, 2011


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Location: Now D-Bäk else San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica
most important: date and location? ....easiest way by global angle.
For sure I will not come, we have just summer starting at 10ºN, 84ºW. and I run in my new work horse.

I never participated at the Elefant meeting, but at several other winter meetings in good old West Germany and riding in the snwstorm to Norway once for sylvester party in Bergen.
It is great fun and for sure you meet the real "wind faces".

Most important tip: All big 4 stroker riders take with you your camping cooker for to heat up the engine before you run down your batteries.
We 2 strokers have just to kick 2 times without ignition and switch it on then. 3rd or 4th kick and it will run..... reng kleng kleng.

take with you a rope or prepared chains, they do marvels.
For just in case: I allways took the long ski as dingi wth me.

Best luck and have fun.

PS: Damn it, I am yeallous....But proud on my yesterdays speed record 65miles through the earthquake area, 1h 25min makes = 28mph including stoppung for to let pass a family of 16 nose bears "pizotes". That is 1h less then with the rig and 20 min less then with my former solo bike before the 6.5ºRichter event.
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