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#843462 - 07/25/13 02:44 PM Re: Let the Planning, Discussing and Volunteering begin [Re: rogera]  
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While this conversation is important and needed, as a former Moderator I have retained enough sense to know that it is likely not going in the direction it was intended, and that is to identify a volunteer. Sorry to have de-railed it (but look at that support - YES!) So if you are out there busting at the seams thinking that you might be able to add to the Un Legacy with your idea, please don't hold back and pony up. I did that for UN2, and it was exceedingly gratifying.

My parting comment is that for future UNs (past 2014), we should consider easing/lifting the East/West tradition. With so many members living on the coasts, any location on the far side of the Rockies from where you live likely makes the Un a non starter for you, unless your name is Paul.

I miss me some 'Nando, ButterKup, Bump, DTool, Beav, etc and all the other Left coasters who would be great to meet. I know, however, that you aren't ever riding East, that was proven by the last Un, and previous ones. The inverse is also true. If we want to keep the reunion spirit alive, it has to be at our old high school, and that is in the Rockies. 'Nuff said. smirk


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#843470 - 07/25/13 03:53 PM Re: Colorado? [Re: Dances_With_Wiener_Dogs]  
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Originally Posted By: Dances_With_Wiener_Dogs
Hey Bud. How have you been? We had some fun times in Gunnison.


Yes we did!

I've been fine.

Hope all is well with you. Are you still riding?

I'm on a 99RT.


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#843517 - 07/25/13 11:44 PM Re: Colorado? [Re: EffBee]  
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there are many other parts of the country where this website has yet to hold an Un. There's the CA coast, WA/OR, MT/ID, WI/MN, KY/TN, Upstate NY/New England.


That's true, especially if you don't count Cody Wyoming (2004); John Day, Oregon (2008); and Lancaster, New Hampshire(2009). wink

I always thought the point was to ride any of the many of the beautiful places this continent has to offer while also putting names and faces together - there is nothing like riding and breaking bread together to remove anonymity. That is something which contributes greatly to the quality of this site. You are right, Fernando. There are tons wonderful spots left to explore. I think, if one were to speak with past UN organizers, one would find that they understand what a great service they've performed for this community. Back in my hole now. Spread the love. wave


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#843530 - 07/26/13 01:19 AM Re: Colorado? [Re: Les is more]  
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I will add one comment, for what it's worth. I attended my first UnRally in Gunnison in 2006, and all but one since then. My point is this: given the distance that many of us ride to an UnRally (and the associated expense in gas, lodging, food etc. while on the road, no matter where it's held), I think we're being rather "penny-wise and pound-foolish" with regard to the somewhat arbitrary limits we put on the cost of rooms. I say we should consider places with higher room costs, because in the grand scheme of things, the room cost is a small percentage of what it costs many of us to get there, and back, in the first place.


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#843535 - 07/26/13 01:39 AM Re: Colorado? [Re: marcopolo]  
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Originally Posted By: marcopolo
I will add one comment, for what it's worth. I attended my first UnRally in Gunnison in 2006, and all but one since then. My point is this: given the distance that many of us ride to an UnRally (and the associated expense in gas, lodging, food etc. while on the road, no matter where it's held), I think we're being rather "penny-wise and pound-foolish" with regard to the somewhat arbitrary limits we put on the cost of rooms. I say we should consider places with higher room costs, because in the grand scheme of things, the room cost is a small percentage of what it costs many of us to get there, and back, in the first place.


Mark,

You may be right. However, I wouldn't have been able to attend this years UN if I had to stay at the hotel. Camping allowed me to be there.

Different strokes for different folks.

It's all good. thumbsup


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#843536 - 07/26/13 01:40 AM Re: Colorado? [Re: marcopolo]  
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Originally Posted By: marcopolo
I say we should consider places with higher room costs, because in the grand scheme of things, the room cost is a small percentage of what it costs many of us to get there, and back, in the first place.
And I respectfully disagree, I simply won't go if the room costs are excessive, I think the rough limits are appropriate.

#843542 - 07/26/13 02:45 AM Re: Colorado? [Re: TyTass]  
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#843544 - 07/26/13 02:47 AM Re: Colorado? [Re: EffBee]  
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#843622 - 07/26/13 09:26 PM Re: Colorado? [Re: Lester V]  
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Originally Posted By: Lester V
New to all this but 'In'


rofl


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#843713 - 07/27/13 04:35 PM Re: Colorado? [Re: EffBee]  
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i wOULD bE deff trying to make an Idaho / Montana "UN".

I'd also be up for takin' a run up to Enterprise OR for the Terminal Gravity Brewery via Lolo Pass.


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