USA Today Features Gillette, WY
Well, for the second year in a row, the cryptosporidian virus has infected the water in Gillette, WY, affecting primarily public pools, according to today's issue of USA TODAY.
When we all get there next year, bottled water and motel showers (not pools) would be the order of the day.
Combined with lack of shade, high (and limited) motel rates, and great distances before there is something besides open prairie (Black Hills, Devil's Head, Custer Memorial, Mt. Rushmore, etc.), it will certainly be a challenge to rival previous rallies.
Here's hoping the plus's will outnumber all minus's.
Paint it black whydontcha
[QUOTE=knary;233315]You're a veritable fountain of positivity, aintcha?[/QUOTE]
Somebody from the Minnesota MOA branch thanked me for going there to check out the place and the riding, and that my preview had quelled any fears that Gillette was not a good site, and my response was well it won't last; somebody else with a goal of screwing up rally attendence would come along and mess it up for everybody...and guess what, HERE THEY ARE!
FYI for all of you...I drank the water, swam in the pool and came home WITHOUT GETTING AT ALL SICK. What I did get was hospitable dining, a huge welcome from the locals from the complex, and fantastic riding [U]anywhere[/U] I went. I had a blast, and didn't want to leave.
1/2 day on the road before coming there, I rode 1000 plus miles throughout Colorado, and wished I would of had more time to ride another 1000 miles right there, as well as the Black Hills.
I think what I am reading in this post is pure blowing alarmist smoke. Hows the lake water in Sheboygan, anyway? Never had to close a beach?
"Me Thinks You Doth Protest Too Much"
Gee. The USA TODAY must have gotten it wrong, huh?! You know, a great many contributors to this Forum found fault with Gillette, and somehow, if you dress up my grandmother in a string bikini and smother her with Clinique perfume, she still looks like an old lady with wrinkles.
If Gillette has problems, let's all put our heads in the sand?
As for good 'ol Sheboygan, our beaches stink (littered with dead alewives), people here motor around like they all got a D- in Driver's Ed., and there is little to see or do.
But wait - Sheboygan wasn't ever a Rally Site, now was it. Now who is spinning.
Your analogies are stretched to the breaking point, and the excuse of making Gillette sound great because of certain routes to it is also wearing thin. Let's make Tiajuana our next Rally Site because of scenic roads within a couple of hundred miles? Please.
I'll give Gillette a visit, but......oh wait. Someone is slapping a "GILLETTE: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT" bumper sticker on my truck. Gotta go!