I am with you Doubleplay, I also respectfully disagree.
[QUOTE=Doubleplay;699207]I respectfully disagree. BMW Rally is a big rally and will draw the same or even more riders from all parts of the country if the dates moved to a more pleasant time of the year such as early September. As far as crashing and burn it will never happen no matter where and when you held the rally. As I stated in an other thread I invite the board members to conduct a general poll(no more focus groups or calling 30 random members to make decisions) among the members.[/QUOTE]
Hear, hear Doubleplay! My Son Seth, then 12, and his Daddy Don spent every single day of the Johnson City Rally on site, except for the organized day ride to Bush's Beans, and we were never polled or contacted regarding future dates!!!
The time has fully come for a general poll! Not calling 30 people or a focus group!!
yes but the entire point is:
the simple fact is:
the Rally is fully, wholly, and completely STAFFED BY VOLUNTEERS.
IF YOU THINK YOU CAN DO IT BETTER OR HAVE A BETTER IDEA, THEN STAND UP AND TAKE THE LEAD.
just think for one hot second about how seamless the rally was, in spite of all the heat and other potential difficulties.
did you personally have a problem?
was there not enough space?
didn't you get enough to eat right on site?
wasn't there plenty of beer?
didn't the music suit you?
weren't you welcomed in a hospitable manner at registration?
wasn't the entire fairgrounds clean enough for you?
weren't there enough vendors to cover your needs?
DIDN'T THEY HAND OUT FREE WATER?
i defy anyone to show me another single event where a bottle of water wouldn't have been 4.00 no matter what.
guess what. in addition to mowing the grass, raising the kids, going to work every day, painting the house, fixing the car, and all the things that make up every day life, a SMALL HANDFUL of dedicated people put this MOA National Rally together so that several THOUSAND folks could come out and pretty much have everything they needed at their fingertips.
and this small group of dedicated people do it year after year after year after year. FOR YOU.
i know for a fact that the same guys have been running the beer operation for ever. to the point of exhaustion.
it wouldn't surprise me at all to find out that it's the same in every department. so put your money where your mouth is and VOLUNTEER to do it *BETTER*.
i guarantee that less than 1% of the *happy rally goers* were actually responsible for this entire event. many of the rest of us, it seems, take it all for granted.