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#993887 - 08/05/17 12:30 PM 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27  
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I am their leader, which way did they go?
#993891 - 08/05/17 01:17 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Well Jeremiah is certianly going to be excited! Can't even begin to imagine how many times he's told me and about anyone else who'd listen about the Crazy horse Memorial since we visited in November.

Most often heard: "...and the entire Mount Rushmore carving would fit inside Crazy Horse's head!"


*insert witty remark here*
#993894 - 08/05/17 01:50 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Is that a hint?????


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#993899 - 08/05/17 05:02 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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The dates are close enough to Sturgis 2018. If time allowed, you could make it a twofer! thumbsup A bit Sturgis curious, never been, maybe for good reason. dontknow

Pat


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#993904 - 08/05/17 08:27 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: ltljohn]  
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Originally Posted By: ltljohn
Is that a hint?????

If it is, I'm already posting my ... IN!


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#993905 - 08/05/17 08:42 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Dang. Another one (like Red Lodge) I probably won't be able to make due to being scheduled the week after our standing (30+ years) family trip. Sigh.


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#993912 - 08/05/17 09:54 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: szurszewski]  
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Originally Posted By: szurszewski
Well Jeremiah is certianly going to be excited! Can't even begin to imagine how many times he's told me and about anyone else who'd listen about the Crazy horse Memorial since we visited in November.

Most often heard: "...and the entire Mount Rushmore carving would fit inside Crazy Horse's head!"



I am with Jeremiah on this one! thumbsup My first visit was as a 10 year old. My dad took us all over the United States first camping and then later pulling a small travel trailer. I have been back to Crazy Horse Memorial 4 times since and will continue to go every time I am even close to it. I am definitely and "IN" for next years UN. clap


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#993913 - 08/05/17 10:54 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Going to try to make this my inaugural Un. Let us hope the EMS Gods smile upon me so I can make it.


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#993916 - 08/05/17 11:24 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted By: Bill_Walker
Dang. Another one (like Red Lodge) I probably won't be able to make due to being scheduled the week after our standing (30+ years) family trip. Sigh.


No chance the family trip can be to SD I suppose?


*insert witty remark here*
#993921 - 08/06/17 12:10 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Originally Posted By: Whip












Raaaaaan, you in for this?

#993923 - 08/06/17 12:56 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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IN. I missed the one in Red Lodge last year. I don't want to miss this one. I'd like to make a side trip to Montana before or after the UN.


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#993932 - 08/06/17 12:03 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Well I can see that it is already time to start sucking up to the vacation schedulers.......Tentative IN...... thumbsup


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#993948 - 08/06/17 03:58 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Lester V]  
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#993949 - 08/06/17 04:05 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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ININININININININININININININININININININ !!!


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#993954 - 08/06/17 05:47 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: EffBee]  
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Originally Posted By: EffBee
ININININININININININININININININININININ !!!


I thought that was out of your radius?

I am a high percentage probable at the moment.....

#993964 - 08/06/17 07:33 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Been there, done that......but it was on my RT while the Sturgis rally was going on. I'd love to get back there with out all the leather chaps and chromed out rolling road blocks. Its one of the most interesting landscapes I've ever seen. I have it on the calendar, and hope to make it.

Can we please pray for triple digit heat in the plains that week? You know.....because it wouldn't be a proper road trip without it grin


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#993967 - 08/06/17 08:04 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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I am in trailering out
riding, riding, riding
Trailering home

Ok my trip planning is done 😀


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#993972 - 08/06/17 08:16 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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#994015 - 08/07/17 03:57 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: ** Chris **]  
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#994031 - 08/07/17 11:58 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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#994073 - 08/07/17 05:02 PM 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 (updated) [Re: randy]  
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I am in (updated based upon earlier triple digit remark)
trailering out (in my air-conditioned truck)
riding, riding, riding
Trailering home (in my air-conditioned truck)

Ok my trip planning is done 😀


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#994083 - 08/07/17 06:16 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Originally Posted By: OoPEZoO
Can we please pray for triple digit heat in the plains that week? You know.....because it wouldn't be a proper road trip without it grin


rofl dopeslap facepalm

#994096 - 08/07/17 09:32 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: szurszewski]  
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Originally Posted By: szurszewski
Originally Posted By: Bill_Walker
Dang. Another one (like Red Lodge) I probably won't be able to make due to being scheduled the week after our standing (30+ years) family trip. Sigh.


No chance the family trip can be to SD I suppose?


No, it's a trip to a particular resort in the Sacramento Delta for waterskiing, that I've been going to since I was 5 and my current extended family has been going to nearly as long. My BIL's boat is stored there. And being gone for 2.5 or more weeks straight would be complicated.


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#994098 - 08/07/17 09:40 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted By: Bill_Walker
Originally Posted By: szurszewski
Originally Posted By: Bill_Walker
Dang. Another one (like Red Lodge) I probably won't be able to make due to being scheduled the week after our standing (30+ years) family trip. Sigh.


No chance the family trip can be to SD I suppose?


No, it's a trip to a particular resort in the Sacramento Delta for waterskiing, that I've been going to since I was 5 and my current extended family has been going to nearly as long. My BIL's boat is stored there. And being gone for 2.5 or more weeks straight would be complicated.



*sad face*

I mean, that sounds like a very fun vacation...but, still...


*insert witty remark here*
#994105 - 08/07/17 10:42 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: szurszewski]  
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Originally Posted By: szurszewski
*sad face*

I mean, that sounds like a very fun vacation...but, still...


Yeah, I hate to miss this one, just like I hated to miss Red Lodge. It's not impossible, but the need to preserve marital harmony may take precedent.


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#994110 - 08/07/17 11:35 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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News flash.. Your 2015 BMW RT maybe possessed by evil spirits that only
can be removed at a special service to be held July 24th, 2018 at
Chief Crazy Pony's statue at high noon. Solar scientists say this
is the only time and place your BMW can be cured. wave


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#994143 - 08/08/17 02:24 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Lester V]  
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Yeah! I'll work on getting there...

#994177 - 08/09/17 02:02 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: mrzoom]  
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Originally Posted By: mrzoom
News flash.. Your 2015 BMW RT maybe possessed by evil spirits that only
can be removed at a special service to be held July 24th, 2018 at
Chief Crazy Pony's statue at high noon. Solar scientists say this
is the only time and place your BMW can be cured. wave


thumbsup


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#994178 - 08/09/17 02:13 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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We will try to be there


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#994181 - 08/09/17 02:57 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Yeah, that looks good. On the calendar ! Assistance offered if needed.


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#994182 - 08/09/17 03:45 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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#994226 - 08/10/17 12:28 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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#994233 - 08/10/17 02:33 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: BrianT]  
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Is it sad that I'm already looking at maps and routes and getting excited about something that doesn't happen for another year?


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#994284 - 08/10/17 05:34 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Brian T, shoot you are not even in the running, I have already created an excel workbook showing the driving time, stops and route from Atlanta to SD and back. I have a worksheet for trip out, one worksheet for each days riding and one worksheet for the trip back. My planning OCD is so bad, my wife jokes that I need to take up METH so I would have more time for my family.
:-)


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#994321 - 08/11/17 02:01 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Lester V]  
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Originally Posted By: Lester V


Raaaaaan, you in for this?


Uh...Mmm...Well...'K. grin

I've got a family reunion in southern Illinois on Sunday, so will be a little late. (Tuesday evening)


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#994441 - 08/12/17 12:58 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Ron_B]  
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Well, this may be doable for me. I haven't been to an "UN" since NH! Awaiting details!


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#994511 - 08/13/17 03:06 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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We're IN!!!!!!

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#994692 - 08/15/17 09:43 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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YES!!!

Time to check on my vacation accounts. smile


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#994716 - 08/16/17 10:45 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Originally Posted By: OoPEZoO

Can we please pray for triple digit heat in the plains that week? You know.....because it wouldn't be a proper road trip without it grin




Bite your tongue sir!!!!!


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#995158 - 08/22/17 04:35 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Never been, probably should. Looking at best 3 day route there; I-90 is soul sucking.


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#995223 - 08/23/17 01:13 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Kitsap]  
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Originally Posted By: Kitsap
Never been, probably should. Looking at best 3 day route there; I-90 is soul sucking.


I've crossed the the plains states on I-90, I-80 and I-70. For me, the most soul sucking is I-80 through Nebraska. I never had music on the bike until.....

I made a game of watching the elevation go up on the GPS one.........foot......at a ......time. From Iowa to the I-76 exit on I-80 it goes from 800 feet to 4000 feet. One......foot......at a.......time

#995246 - 08/23/17 05:45 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Kitsap]  
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Originally Posted By: Kitsap
Never been, probably should. Looking at best 3 day route there; I-90 is soul sucking.


Wade:

I can help with that wink There is actually lots of stuff to see, but I'm not sure what you have done before. All the high passes will be open (although forest fire season will have started). You could go down the east side of Rainier & Mt St Helens, head east on the north side of the Columbia River (WA 14), over to Palouse Falls, follow the Snake & Clearwater Rivers. Or the St Joe River if you have already done Lolo Pass/US12 a few times. Then it depends if you want to go through or avoid Yellowstone. Next head to the US212/I-90 intersection (Little Bighorn Battlefield Monument) and follow US212 to Devils' Tower and then the Black Hills.

Bring lots of water.

Mike Cassidy


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#995289 - 08/24/17 01:12 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Lester V]  
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#995364 - 08/25/17 03:48 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: MikeRC]  
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Mike,

Looks entertaining. Thanks.


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#995598 - 08/28/17 06:11 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Kitsap]  
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Originally Posted By: Kitsap
Never been, probably should. Looking at best 3 day route there; I-90 is soul sucking.


Lots of good ways to get over those mountains.....I-90 ain't one of them.

I suggest Lolo Pass, Chief Joseph Highway and/or Beartooth Pass, swing through Red Lodge, 14 through Bighorn National Forest, down through Thunder Basin, and roll into SD where you see fit. You won't be sorry, even if it takes an extra day thumbsup


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#995676 - 08/29/17 03:20 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
In. Praying to the vacation gods.


Me too... Maybe a Clampett Reunion is in order?? lurk


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#995681 - 08/29/17 03:50 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: TN_R11_Girl]  
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#995683 - 08/29/17 04:06 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
You have to remember the all powerful blue snuggie


It has.... heavenly powers


#995735 - 08/30/17 01:50 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
You have to remember the all powerful blue snuggie


Indeed... the vault will be opened should the planets align ...


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#995736 - 08/30/17 01:51 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Lone_RT_rider]  
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Originally Posted By: Lone_RT_rider
Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
You have to remember the all powerful blue snuggie


It has.... heavenly powers



rofl rofl rofl


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I don't always walk on water (just ask my wife), but when I do, it is wearing a blue snuggie.


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#995765 - 08/30/17 09:57 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
I don't always walk on water (just ask my wife), but when I do, it is wearing a blue snuggie.


But, but, but, we can see the rock! rofl


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#995781 - 08/31/17 01:59 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Bud]  
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Originally Posted By: Bud
Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
I don't always walk on water (just ask my wife), but when I do, it is wearing a blue snuggie.


But, but, but, we can see the rock! rofl


It takes some practice, after awhile you don't even need it. I know Pat and I were impressed.. grin



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#995784 - 08/31/17 02:40 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: roadscholar]  
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The blue Snuggie effect may have come into play here but more likely, another one of your magical hideaways you've been kind enough to share! thumbsup Yes, very impressive indeed! grin

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#995808 - 08/31/17 02:24 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Damn, I just stumbled across this thread. Being in North Dakota, I couldn't ask for a closer ride, other than the Montana one I missed out on. Bought my BMW the week after that rally.

Now the wife has an RT too. So this will be perfect. Matter of fact, we just came back from a week of riding the Black Hills last week. It'll be nice to meet up with some other BMW riders. Count us in!


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Originally Posted By: roadscholar
Originally Posted By: Bud
Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
I don't always walk on water (just ask my wife), but when I do, it is wearing a blue snuggie.


But, but, but, we can see the rock! rofl


It takes some practice, after awhile you don't even need it. I know Pat and I were impressed.. grin



wink


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Originally Posted By: 92Merc
Damn, I just stumbled across this thread. Being in North Dakota, I couldn't ask for a closer ride, other than the Montana one I missed out on. Bought my BMW the week after that rally.

Now the wife has an RT too. So this will be perfect. Matter of fact, we just came back from a week of riding the Black Hills last week. It'll be nice to meet up with some other BMW riders. Count us in!




Great!!!

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Count me in, haven't been to the Dakota's in forever.


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We're mostly in. It's a 50 50 chance. laugh


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#996696 - 09/12/17 02:02 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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No good roads out here.


😁 Just kidding.


Lots and lots and lots of stuff for families and non-riders to do at the site and in the area. Roads are spectacular. Even found a few outside of the RV packed areas.

This will work great. I look forward to seeing all in the summer.


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#996727 - 09/12/17 09:15 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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#996796 - 09/13/17 05:04 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: mrzoom]  
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Riding: everything from SUPER technical 10MPH hairpin switchbacks and a road that feels like a hot wheels track to undulating ???MPH sweepers to arrow straight and open plains runs, Sturgis canyon run is a hoot. Didn't have proper vehicle for dirt scouting but plenty of well maintained GS stuff plainly visible.

Facility: your UN host will discuss very shortly but a very wide availability of options, amenities, and pricing. It is a great place with super hosts and a ton to do without even leaving. My reservations are made clap

Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, The Black Hills, Devils Tower, Lead, Hill City, deadwood, casinos, keystone, Sturgis, rapid city all within easy striking distance. Rapid city airport is silly convenient to use. Dining options are plentiful with nicer stuff in Rapid City. Multiple wineries, distilleries, breweries in the area.

UN tip of the day: observe strictly the 25MPH zones in the vicinity of the Rushmore gates grin

Secondary UNtip of the day: Deer and turkey are super plentiful in these parts.


I hope to see many of you next summer. Someone has to take one for the team to make these things possible..... grin

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#996801 - 09/13/17 06:19 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy

UN tip of the day: observe strictly the 25MPH zones in the vicinity of the Rushmore gates grin



Let me guess....48mph?? dontknow


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It's funny. I just did all of those basically a month ago. Stayed in Rapid. Only thing we didn't get to was Devils Tower.

Wife and I have been riding for 25 years. So we're not exactly noobs on motorcycle. But I only switched to the RT 2 years ago. She got hers the end of this July. After only a month to acclimate to the RT, I through her into the curves of Black Hills. She did awesome. Really enjoyed the trip. We're ready to do it again! Can't wait.


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Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
My reservations are made clap




Cheap shot!


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Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
...Secondary UNtip of the day: Deer and turkey are super plentiful in these parts.


You mean on the restaurant menus? grin


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This should work out perfectly! The Clean Living Hoosiers and I will be in the neighborhood and officially finishing up our group riding just prior to the UN. This should allow a leisurely ride and rest period to ease revit bike on over thataways, dragging hopefully at least one of the Hoosier boys along with. read


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#996812 - 09/13/17 08:44 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: marcopolo]  
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Originally Posted By: marcopolo
Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
...Secondary UNtip of the day: Deer and turkey are super plentiful in these parts.


You mean on the restaurant menus? grin


Ummmmm................ Venison loin and smoked turkey breast! Count me in. A few fresh caught trout would pretty well round out the menu.


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Did I miss the hotel where everyone is staying?!?!

Or is it very UN hotel...?


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#996817 - 09/13/17 10:09 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: NickInSac]  
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Did I miss the hotel where everyone is staying?!?!

Or is it very UN hotel...?


It's still a secret - lawnchairboy hinted on the previous page that the loding location would be revealed "soon"....

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*insert witty remark here*
#996853 - 09/14/17 12:37 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: NickInSac]  
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Originally Posted By: NickInSac
Did I miss the hotel where everyone is staying?!?!

Or is it very UN hotel...?


The hotel info was posted in white text so only those who are UNable to read it can not find out where it's going to be. wave

However for your benefit I will post it again. If you run your cursor over this text it will display. If you are able to read this,
you will know that it's a closely guarded secret and those of us who know are UNable to tell others under penalty of death. OTOH, who knows? grin


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
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Originally Posted By: Bud
Originally Posted By: NickInSac
Did I miss the hotel where everyone is staying?!?!

Or is it very UN hotel...?


The hotel info was posted in white text so only those who are UNable to read it can not find out where it's going to be. wave

However for your benefit I will post it again. If you run your cursor over this text it will display. If you are able to read this,
you will know that it's a closely guarded secret and those of us who know are UNable to tell others under penalty of death. OTOH, who knows? grin



Your joke only works for those foolish enough to not use the far superior -and faster!- "dark" option wink


*insert witty remark here*
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UNtip #3:

watch out for distracted A$$hats on the scenic drives. they don't care, and they are A$$hats.





Distracted A$$hat.

some roads are tight!


switchbacks

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#997061 - 09/16/17 04:34 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy


I like it! thumbsup


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Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy


What time of the year was that?

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Dang, how do I manage this? Hiking in Yosemite until the 21st at the earliest, plan is to fly out there, Suz won't want to drive home by herself so trailering to Yosemite doesn't sound feasible....hmmmm. 1200 miles across TX and the Plains in July...hmmmm.


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Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Dang, how do I manage this?


Just fly to UN.
I'm sure someone will loan you bike while there....

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Originally Posted by FlyingFinn
Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Dang, how do I manage this?


Just fly to UN.
I'm sure someone will loan you bike while there....



GREAT IDEA! How about yours?


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this sounds easy
Suz fly's to Yosemite
you drive to Yosemite
Suz fly's home from Yosemite
you drive to Un
you drive home from Un

what am I missing.


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#999367 - 10/20/17 05:55 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: randy]  
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Originally Posted by randy
this sounds easy
Suz fly's to Yosemite
you drive to Yosemite
Suz fly's home from Yosemite
you drive to Un
you drive home from Un

what am I missing.


Yeah, I thought about that. 3,000 miles of driving to get to the UN, a day late, then another 1500 miles or so home. I'm about 120 years old.


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Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Yeah, I thought about that. 3,000 miles of driving to get to the UN, a day late, then another 1500 miles or so home. I'm about 120 years old.

The drive and being with all of us at the UN will make you feel younger!
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it is you doing all the work, not me, so again were is the issue? :-) :-)


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Originally Posted by lawnchairboy
In. Praying to the vacation gods.


Me too... Maybe a Clampett Reunion is in order?? lurk



Possible...

I'm working at it


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Welcome. First beer on me.


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#1003294 - 01/07/18 10:44 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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Originally Posted by lawnchairboy
Welcome. First beer on me.


Very generous considering that john meyer only drinks

[Linked Image]


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#1003318 - 01/08/18 05:11 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: eddd]  
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I was thinking more PBR, or perhaps some Scottish malt type product..

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#1003338 - 01/08/18 11:37 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: eddd]  
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Originally Posted by eddd
Originally Posted by lawnchairboy
Welcome. First beer on me.


Very generous considering that john meyer only drinks

[Linked Image]



Nail Ale


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1003353 - 01/09/18 01:16 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Just stumbled on the thread. Hmm...this could be interesting. I'll be coming off a trip to Banff and Jasper with enough time to swing by the house and say hello to my wife...if I'm still married. Oh...our 44th anniversary is the 20th. This requires some thought... Wife and anniversary? Or bonding with my motorcycle?

Count me in. smile

What's the plan here for accommodations? Do we bring a tent to pitch in the parking lot at the appropriate watering hole? Or is there only enough space for hammocks? laugh


Chris


Elnathan - 2014 BMW F800GT
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#1003371 - 01/09/18 06:52 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Count me in for a free beer! laugh


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#1003379 - 01/09/18 10:18 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Daboo]  
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Originally Posted by Daboo
Just stumbled on the thread. Hmm...this could be interesting. I'll be coming off a trip to Banff and Jasper with enough time to swing by the house and say hello to my wife...if I'm still married. Oh...our 44th anniversary is the 20th. This requires some thought... Wife and anniversary? Or bonding with my motorcycle?

Count me in. smile

What's the plan here for accommodations? Do we bring a tent to pitch in the parking lot at the appropriate watering hole? Or is there only enough space for hammocks? laugh


Chris


Take the Lady out for a nice dinner on the 20th hit the road on the 21st, really hard,, no problem, the nice thing is that even if you don't show up on the first day, everyone will still be there, and there are so many nice roads between your home and the "UN" site.

I carry a tent and sleeping bag just in case the possible cabin spot falls through, they have camp site...


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#1003391 - 01/10/18 04:25 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Bud]  
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Thanks Folks.

A Lot of BMWMOA rallies under my belt and really looking forward to hanging out with you guys. Ive been told you're an awesome bunch by a riding buddy DrSwift!

And yes I love the brew. My kids a head brewer in Sacto CA (Moksa Brewing Co.) so its in the Family.



Johngvca



#1003420 - 01/10/18 09:13 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Plans are shaping up for a trip to the PNW and, since it's along the way, I guess I'm in.


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1003437 - 01/11/18 01:24 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Bud]  
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Originally Posted by Bud
Plans are shaping up for a trip to the PNW and, since it's along the way, I guess I'm in.


Yea! Let’s hope this really happens this year!👍


Bob Smyth
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#1003550 - 01/13/18 12:49 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Thanks Bob. Looking pretty sure (always subject to change), OTOH, I won't have to worry about prostate cancer treatments this year. rofl

Last edited by Bud; 01/13/18 12:49 AM.

95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1003679 - 01/15/18 11:55 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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I am in. Easy ride from Denver.


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#1004811 - 02/06/18 01:51 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Hmmm, let's see...
My new-ish bike hasn't been on a true long-distant trip yet,
had to cancel trip to START,
single, so no permission or coordination needed,
and it's the start of slow season at work.

Guess that means I'm IN!

Christopher Patterson, just me, Id's_OK


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#1005647 - 02/19/18 08:02 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Hmmm


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#1005756 - 02/20/18 09:14 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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OUT. Hip replacement surgery scheduled for July 13th. No UN. No big trip out west after. But pain free hip is worth something, isn't it????? clap clap grin


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1005757 - 02/20/18 09:37 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Bud]  
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No. Poor scheduling. If it can wait til the 13th, it can wait another 10 days. Take 2 bottles of scotch and call me in the morning.
Good Luck. wave


Doug
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"Poor judgement makes for great stories"





#1005761 - 02/20/18 09:59 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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This surgeon is fully booked. For instance, if I didn't take the appointment that I had today, the next available opening was April18th.

8 weeks post op I will be good to go. Have a cold one for me at the UN!


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1005770 - 02/21/18 12:44 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Bud]  
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Ask the DR. about a waiting list to move you up. Maybe someone will cancel or move or whatever....


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#1005771 - 02/21/18 12:59 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: mrzoom]  
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Originally Posted by mrzoom
Ask the DR. about a waiting list to move you up. Maybe someone will cancel or move or whatever....


Happened once already. My orig appt was April 18th.


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1006703 - 03/03/18 03:53 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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So..... sitting here as the massive snow (in PA) from yesterday is tumbling off the roof and limbs, heavy from the stuff, are cracking off... I'm working on seeing if this can work (please oh pleas oh please).

As we say in the i'm-still-employed-stage of life, I'm a firm maybe smile


Iron Butt Riding site - be a part of the insanity!

KT smile

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#1006704 - 03/03/18 03:56 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: KTsRidin]  
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Hope you both can make it.


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#1006706 - 03/03/18 04:21 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: KTsRidin]  
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Originally Posted by KTsRidin
So..... sitting here as the massive snow (in PA) from yesterday is tumbling off the roof and limbs, heavy from the stuff, are cracking off... I'm working on seeing if this can work (please oh pleas oh please).

As we say in the i'm-still-employed-stage of life, I'm a firm maybe smile



Book your room now!

Our block of rooms is ONLY held till March 30th.

Only $10 to cancel the reservation before July 13th.


I am their leader, which way did they go?
#1007127 - 03/10/18 04:50 PM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Is it time yet????? can't wait.


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#1007161 - 03/11/18 07:43 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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#1009846 - 04/19/18 03:56 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Hello Whip.
Cindy ,Cornelis ,L Bump and Sue are in we will be camping in a RV and bringing street bikes and Duel Sport bikes.Lots to explore !!

#1009851 - 04/19/18 09:05 AM Re: 2018 UN Rally ... July 23-27 [Re: Whip]  
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Barbie and I will miss the fun this year. The BMWRA Rally is the weekend before in PA and she still has to work for a living.


Old BMWs can be repaired.
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