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#970104 - 09/08/16 02:04 AM Re: UNRally XVI 2017 Announcement [Re: TyTass]  
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Blocked it out on the Calendar, just waiting on the locale. This will my first UN...I so hope I can make it.


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2006 R1200RT Piedmont Red (totaled)
2004 R1150 RT-P my first love (re-homed)
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#970106 - 09/08/16 02:14 AM Re: UNRally XVI 2017 Announcement [Re: Whip]  
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Originally Posted By: Whip
IN!!!

...only if Bernie will lead me on a tour.



LOL, sounds like a deal.


Bernie
Jax, FL
2018 R1200RT, Alpinweiss, starting out fresh.
2007 R1200RT, Double Silver 188,700 Smiles, SOLD
2000 R1100RT, Opal 104,000 Smiles, SOLD
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#970349 - 09/11/16 03:36 PM Re: UNRally XVI 2017 Announcement [Re: Bernie]  
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Originally Posted By: Bernie
Originally Posted By: Whip
IN!!!

...only if Bernie will lead me on a tour.



LOL, sounds like a deal.


Tour, eh? Funny you should ask for a tour.


Craig
11 R1200GSA (aka Big Bird)
04 R1150RT (Sold)

"The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live." Seneca
#970389 - 09/11/16 09:52 PM Re: UNRally XVI 2017 Announcement [Re: EffBee]  
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FB, understand your reluctance to spill the beans yet. But If you were in SoCal, and were planning on riding to the Un, how many days would you allot? And what mix of slab versus "interesting" roads would you be driving?

I have several scheduling constraints...

Cheers,


Hank Murphy
2013 BMW R1200RT "Gretchen am Spinnrade"
#970405 - 09/12/16 03:28 AM Re: UNRally XVI 2017 Announcement [Re: Hank R1200RT]  
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Originally Posted By: Hank R1200RT
FB, understand your reluctance to spill the beans yet. But If you were in SoCal, and were planning on riding to the Un, how many days would you allot? And what mix of slab versus "interesting" roads would you be driving?

I have several scheduling constraints...

Cheers,


Well, I actually DO live in SoCal. Last year I went to Wisconsin and allowed 3 days each way. I got to sightseeing a bit in Yellowstone, and it took me 3.5 to get there. But a lot of that time was spent traveling north. So, since this next UnRally won't be that far to the north, I still figure 3 days as a minimum, if you figure 700-800-mile days (rough estimate and assuming you get yourself to Vegas on the afternoon/evening before your official departure day). But I also tend to start my riding days at 3AM and be done riding by 5PM, rack up about 1000 miles on the first day, then just a 500-600-mile cruise on the other two, and so forth. So that can skew things.

There are interesting places to visit in all states. But I think you're wondering about interesting roads. That's an entirely different kind of trip. If you've got scheduling conflicts, go through the middle of the U.S. and once you're past Denver's approximate longitude, just hunker down, make miles, and leave the scenery for some other trip when you have the time.

The Un Rally is always scheduled on a Tue-Thu which gives attendees 3 days on each side for travel. For a cross-country schlep like you're talking about, you're going to need all of those days, and maybe one or two more depending on weather, traffic (wrong time of the day through Denver or Chi, or ??? can add hours) and construction (the general rule is stay to the south and get good info on the internet regarding delays). And don't forget a day or two minimum for recovery upon your return (at least that's a requirement for me now that I'm in my 60's).

In other words, my trip may not be your trip. But that'll give you an idea of what the minimums would be, if you're not a 1000-mile per day Iron Butt Rider, in which case all bets are off.


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
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We will never forget you.


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#970463 - 09/12/16 06:08 PM Re: UNRally XVI 2017 Announcement [Re: EffBee]  
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Originally Posted By: EffBee
So, since this next UnRally won't be that far to the north


Aha! That rules out the Upper Peninsula, Finger Lakes and the Adirondacks. Got it cornered now...


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#970469 - 09/12/16 06:24 PM Re: UNRally XVI 2017 Announcement [Re: TyTass]  
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No, that just rules out Newfoundland.


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
#970470 - 09/12/16 06:28 PM Re: UNRally XVI 2017 Announcement [Re: Jake]  
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That's a damn fine looking shirt there Pat!!
[quote=TEWKS]Tough to beat the view behind me. thumbsup


Pat


I'm taking this as a HUGE hint! whistle But, I have no idea and I'm usually wrong on at least one thing a day. facepalm

Pat


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#970473 - 09/12/16 06:50 PM Re: UNRally XVI 2017 Announcement [Re: TyTass]  
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I'm happy to see folks committing so soon and delighted to see folks who have never been to an UN joining in.

I can assure you all it will be a great time ... being an excellent base of operations for exploring great roads and many other activities.


Craig
11 R1200GSA (aka Big Bird)
04 R1150RT (Sold)

"The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live." Seneca
#971426 - 09/23/16 09:58 AM Re: UNRally XVI 2017 Announcement [Re: TyTass]  
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Barbie and I are in. And if it where I think it is going to be, we will bring the Moto Guzzi so our dogs can ride in the sidecar.


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