If you don't want to camp,quitcherbitchin',and pay up
[QUOTE=Braddog;231612]It's rates like those that make the $35 rally fee (free camping!) a fantastic deal.
I believe that's the option I'll take.
We're riding expensive motorcycles to a MAJOR national event. If you don't want to camp, quitcherbitchin', and pay up. Don't forget the Sherpa option. If you don't own the equipment, or don't feel like strapping it to your bike for this trip, then consider using Sherpa to provide your camping gear.
I don't like price gouging any more than anyone else, but I think I understand why it happens in the hotel industry. It's been explained by others already.[/QUOTE]
yeah,that's the attitude.If you were in the Army,did you enjoy "camping"? As was explained earlier,"many don't camp, won't camp, and can't camp.Or simply choose not to.
Might try to look at alternatives puut out there
You know, I posted awhile ago that one of the campgrounds at Gillette was fully equipped with what best described as "Gentleman’s Bathrooms" lots of them set up in a separate area, and if anyone would consider if Sherpa Mayberry was to bring in DEluxe, stand up and set down in tents with cots, etc.. Versus the standard Sherpa "pup tents"
Nobody said yes and nobody said no. Sherpa Mayberry gave a definite Maybe if the intrest was there from the MOA brothern.
The facts, as I hear them is this.
#1. The 08 National is going to happen at Gillette. I don't think anyone in the BMW MOA Generals are going to suddenly announe "Since all of you have been a bitchin and a moanin, we are changing the national to Las Vegas, Nevada where room are abundant and cheap No, kiddos, Gillette is here to stay.
#2 By the amount of bitchin and a moanin, many WOULD like to go, but cant/won't experience the wonders of democracy in action, and pay the high cost of hotels. From the sound of it, the room ARE there, just going at a pretty penny.
#3 This alternative that I have brought out is a legit alternative. I have friends in their 80s who every year for 20 years go elk hunting in a big group up by Rand in Colorado. They set up these deluxe tents, and even without the bathrooms, the" tent experience" that many remember so fondly from the army has been transformed into a restful nights sleep with cots and pilows, and a decent respite from the elements. Gillette has the deluxe bathrooms to add to this, so think about it for a minute before you click out off htis post!
Having said that, I ask once again; is this option a possible for any if the price was right?