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#988335 - 06/01/17 01:41 AM What to expect  
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For me, a newbie, and possibly others, can someone give me an idea of how a typical day will be during the rally? I can't imagine how 80+ riders can be "managed." Do we ride in small groups, by ourselves, leave at varying times, eat/drink on our own? A general overview would be greatly appreciated.


TIA

Knobby


'16 BMW RT Wethead
'03 KRS Blu/Wht sold
'05 Suzuki Bandit 1200S sold
'07 Ducati S4RS Monster sold
'13 Harley Streetglide traded
#988336 - 06/01/17 01:46 AM Re: What to expect [Re: Knobby10]  
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Dear NOOB Knobby,

(Has kind of a nice ring to it)

We have one meal together. The rest is all on your own. People sit around at night and tell lies, talk about where they may want to go the next day. Leave the parking lot at various times and get back the same way.

Everyone is friendly and if you ask, most will invite you to ride along if you wish. It's good to know your riding level and something about those who you may ride with.

All levels of riding pace will be in the mix. Some want to make miles, some want to smell the flowers, some want to ride to eat.

I will be there on my new to me hack and won't be burning up the road speed wise. But if you want to tag along, you are more than welcome.

Look for a black GS rig with a black Hannigan car attached.

Others will chime in as well.

Ride Well


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#988340 - 06/01/17 02:15 AM Re: What to expect [Re: Bud]  
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Originally Posted By: Bud

Look for a black GS rig with a black Hannigan car attached.


Ride Well


you say this like he's going to have to wade through a sea of hacks to find yours -

Knobby:

If you want to find Bud, look for the sidecar rig. I'm willing to bet a dollar it will be the only one there wink

josh


*insert witty remark here*
#988345 - 06/01/17 04:42 AM Re: What to expect [Re: Knobby10]  
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Knobby,
+1 to what Bud said. Very informal, very relaxed. Lots of fun. Come ride with me. Wait...you might be a Boilermaker. rofl


-Mike
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"If I don't like it, I'm not blaming myself!"
K. Greiff
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."
M. Jagger
#988348 - 06/01/17 05:37 AM Re: What to expect [Re: Knobby10]  
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Knobby,

Yeah, Bud nailed it in general.

As for any specifics ... the host team will staff a registration table at various hours Mon & Tues in the lobby, where UN-folk can "check-in" and receive their swag bag (T-shirts, ID tag, area information, etc.). Monday evening there will be a very informal kick-off meet-&-greet soiree around the pool (largely BYOB though a few standard items will be available). Wednesday night will be the group meal, with a cash bar preceding dinner.

Tuesday thru Thursday day light hours are ad hoc riding days and/or visiting (though some will arrive sooner and leave later). A variety of detailed routes are provided for those unfamiliar with the many great roads in the area.

The swag bag contents, Wed group meal, and a few items for Monday's soiree are covered by the registration fees. The rest is up to individuals. That's pretty much it, but it'll be a fantastic time as usual.

Our room block has officially expired, though Fontana Resort will honor group rates until 11 June, when registration ends. Lodge rooms are becoming scarce, though there are more cabins available.

If you want to attend, and I hope you do, I'd sign up ASAP.

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04 R1150RT (Sold)

"The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live." Seneca
#988368 - 06/01/17 12:46 PM Re: What to expect [Re: TyTass]  
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TyTass, might want to post where the Registration Table will be? That will point new folks in the right direction to get started. The rest will waddle around till we find it....

This is the UN rally and named that for a reason. If you have been to a MOA type Rally, this isn't one of those. Fine for their purpose, the UN is for meeting, greeting, and getting to know the Gals and Guys that hang out here. And I do mean Gals as they fit right in! No vendor Booths, although effbee and I have been known to mention our BMW products when prodded heavily. Informal. But in a way that should make new attendees seem welcome. They are more welcome to join a conversation here than most any other gathering. Again, that is what it is about. There will be groups riding and feel free to ask to tag along. There is so much good riding around this location that you can take off in any direction and enjoy. The Dinner is the only formal get together. But there will be plenty of groups hanging around in the evenings. There is no lying allowed, strictly enforced......

#988371 - 06/01/17 01:34 PM Re: What to expect [Re: realshelby]  
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Originally Posted By: realshelby
There is no lying allowed, strictly enforced......


Ain't that the truth!


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#988378 - 06/01/17 02:18 PM Re: What to expect [Re: Knobby10]  
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Things Not To Expect:
Egos
Cliques
Expectations
Anyone really caring what you do for a living

Things To Expect:
Dubious glances if your bike is too clean
Questions as to where you got that cool farkle
People trying to keep you up late with legendary tales

Cautionary Note:
You might make a new friend or two for life. It happens.


'76 R90/6
'04 ST4S
#988382 - 06/01/17 03:09 PM Re: What to expect [Re: Jake]  
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Originally Posted By: Jake
Cautionary Note:
You might make a new friend or two for life. It happens ... and quite often!

Fixed it for you, Jake!

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Craig
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04 R1150RT (Sold)

"The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live." Seneca
#988383 - 06/01/17 03:12 PM Re: What to expect [Re: realshelby]  
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Originally Posted By: realshelby
TyTass, might want to post where the Registration Table will be? That will point new folks in the right direction to get started. The rest will waddle around till we find it....


Originally Posted By: TyTass
As for any specifics ... the host team will staff a registration table at various hours Mon & Tues in the main lobby, where ...


Does that help? dontknow


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
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