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#11497 - 12/16/03 08:29 PM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: Les is more]  
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Yep, Leslie pretty much said it all, Santa. The Un-Rally emphasizes the UN. No vendor area (although there may be a few people with a few products here and there), no hanging around the rally site all day, no classes and seminars all day. There might be a tech session, if anyone feels like doing it. You might be able to find someone to help you work on your bike, if you really needed to (we tried to fix Mitch's rear shock last year, but it was pretty spontaneous, and we did it just for fun). Typical day will find you waking early, meeting everyone at our central location, hearing a few general announcements, joining a group of great people for a great ride of your choice, return to the base-camp, have dinner, drink some booze, smoke some ceegars, get some sleep, then get up and do it again. Or not. It's all your choice. But as Leslie said, ride, eat, sleep, repeat. The small size of the group (150-300) makes it very conducise to socializing with a lot of people. I doubt that you'll find a better group of folks anywhere. I may choose to miss the MOA in Spokane, but I won't miss the Un-Rally.


P.S. I'd like an Autocom, a new 'Stitch, about 4 sets of tires (including those new MEZ6s), some Held gloves; I've been real good, just ask anyone....(well, maybe not them)......


Howard
'07 Titan Silver RT

"Got a motorcycle and a bottle of gin,
Ima go downtown see what I can get in."
#11498 - 12/17/03 04:59 AM Re: the barberpole Headquarters ! [Re: PhillyFlash]  
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Dear phillyflash, it ain't like it used to be... Santa has taken a strong dislike to all the commercializm of Christmas... however if you've been good, maybe at the unrally he'll spring for a beer...

I have a double connection to christmas, first by the name , and then sadly because my birthday also falls into the Christmas season... nobody would ever come over for a birthday party. you wouldn't believe how many people could still screwup spelling my first name, so i've used the Santa association in hope that the basic english might help....

sounds like a good time, think i'll have to get my wife to authorize the "boy's day out permission slip"...

c.l.




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#11499 - 12/17/03 04:58 PM Re: the barberpole Headquarters ! [Re: SANTA]  
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Santa, Have you checked your PM's ?


Rodger & Sue
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#11500 - 12/17/03 07:45 PM Re: the barberpole Headquarters ! [Re: Signman]  
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just checked it, thanks.


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#11501 - 12/31/03 03:04 PM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: KMG_365]  
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Swwweeeet...I reserved one of the houses from the very nice lady at the carriage house! I can't wait...( but I will have to won't I ? ).


Chris Long
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#11502 - 01/21/04 06:17 AM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: KMG_365]  
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i JUST found out that I have leave approved from work the week of the UNRALLYIII. I am so excited. I read all the post about the rooms but I am planning on Camping, I took the tent and sleeping bag 1600 miles to the unrallyII and ended up sleeping in one of the "A frames" in the rear of the IRON HORSE, The camping gear never made it out of the waterproof duffle,(HAHA) and with all the rain that came to Eureka, I was happy for that. (no wet moldy bags and tent.) I bet I will be Happy to get wet in JULY if it rains in Cody this year. What do you all expect Temps to be out there that time of year?
Anyway ,I am ready to ride,woooooohoooooo. btw, mapquest states 1595 miles from Nashville, That is what I rode round trip to Eureka and back last oct. This will by far be my longest trip. cya soon....david.


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'04 Unrally III. Cody
'05 Unrally IV. Staunton
'06 Unrally V. Gunnison
#11503 - 01/21/04 06:50 AM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: aTennesseebmw22]  
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Does anyone know what we can expect in the way of weather for the Un-rally?


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#11504 - 01/21/04 09:56 PM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: bmwdave152]  
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Hello from Lander, Wyoming! Lander is about 160 miles South of Cody, so I will see you all in my back yard this summer!

Several people have asked about what to expect for weather, so I thought I'd respond from personal experience. We've had unusually hot and dry summers out here for several years, and it looks like the drought cycle is continuing but getting a little less severe. We had an early and HOT summer last year, with daytime high temps in mid-July in the low to middle 90's, with nights cooling to upper 50's to low 60's. Afternoon thunderstorms are pretty common in the area in mid-July, and get more common as you get higher in elevation (which of course we all plan to do!). We don't typically get multi-day storms at that time of year, usually just a gully-washer in the late afternoon into early evening, then it clears off and is GORGEOUS. Cody sits right at the mouth of a canyon that funnels wind over the town, so be prepared for windy weather a lot of the time.

I've ridden the Sunlight Basin/Beartooths/Yellowstone and Tetons area many times and been rained on, baked, frozen, hailed and snowed on all in one day. Fun, fun fun! You know you're alive when that happens!

Some notes on the highways: An important thing to remember is that mid-July is the height of the Yellowstone tourist season so be prepared for ENDLESS lines of traffic. Most of the roads into Yellowstone from the Cody area have been recently rebuilt, so the asphalt is mostly good and traffic flows better now. The Sunlight Basin and Beartooths get a lot less traffic, and the asphalt in Wyoming is all new and just spectacular! The roads into/out of Cooke City, Montana is rough and narrow, but not for an appreciable distance. The highway over the Beartooths to Red Lodge is very good at lower elevations but gets narrow and rough up high (it's only open a few months of the year, so who cares!). I rode past an operating ski lift last year on July 4th, lots of folks up skiing their guts out! Can you get a Thule ski rack for an RT?

The roads IN Yellowstone have gotten a lot of work in recent years. The Northeast Entrance from Cooke City to Tower is in pretty fair shape, and very nice from Tower to Mammoth. The road over Dunraven Pass (between Tower and Canyon)is CLOSED for the rest of the year (this is a good thing - I rode it last September and it was horrid and very dangerous). Mammoth to Norris is fair to very good, and Norris to Canyon is very good. If you plan to loop into Yellowstone from the NE Entrance and get back to Cody, you will have to go from Tower through Mammoth (18 miles) to Norris (21 miles) to Canyon (12 miles) rather than the shorter loop over Dunraven. Then go south (through new roads and active construction) to Fishing Bridge, then out to Cody over Sylvan Pass and the East Entrance. The highway between Fishing Bridge and Sylvan Pass is all brand new twisties with stunning scenery (the East Fire got all the darn trees out of the way last year). Sylvan Pass to the East Entrance is old and narrow but OK (and gorgeous), then it's all new asphalt and twisties from the entrance to Cody. That is a LONG day ride in July traffic conditions, but it's worth every second of it!

To the East of Cody, the Big Horn Mountains offer lots of stunning views and great asphalt with endless twisties and low traffic density! There is road construction on Highway 14 between Burgess Junction and Shell, but it's worth the hassle to see Shell Canyon, the Medicine Wheel (Hwy 14A), and all that gorgeous country. To the south on Highway 16, there is construction just west of Buffalo and between Tensleep and Worland, but in between is some STUNNING scenery and outstanding twisty roads with great asphalt. I rode all this stuff last September and October and didn't spend very long at all in any of the construction zones, and they will have probably finished a lot of it by July 2004.

Happy riding, be safe and go fast!

Doug


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#11505 - 01/22/04 04:04 PM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: DouglasR]  
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Doug,
Welcome to the family. You'll find lots of great people on the board, and get to meet many of them in July. Your knowledge of the area is going to be a great asset for the Unrally. I've ridden the roads around Beartooth, Red Lodge, Cooke City, NE Yellowstone, and the Bighorns many times, but you'll obviously have lots of up-to-date info on road conditions and construction. Look forward to meeting and riding with you in July.


Howard
'07 Titan Silver RT

"Got a motorcycle and a bottle of gin,
Ima go downtown see what I can get in."
#11506 - 02/12/04 03:06 AM Re: Headquarters and lodging announcement! [Re: Les is more]  
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I'm told that there is ample camping space, so it's possible that you could wait fairly late to make your decision if camping is your game.




Does that mean that if I am planning on camping, I still need to make reservations at some point in time?

Or will there always be room for "one more tent" in the tenting area?

thanks,
hank


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