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    Vermont Rally PICS, Please!

    When are we go'in to get the "meat and potatoes" pics of our Rally Site in Vermont? I know in past we've gotten pics of the places, beforehand. I know these are coming(I hope) and some charts of the planned Beemer Community there. We're getting "Anxious". Better feed us some more Rally stuff, "powers that be". We're "Rally Cannibals" out here, and we're crawling from our winter caves. Feed us the good stuff, baby......

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    Greetings,

    There will be a large amount of information including some photos, recommended routes and more on the website in about 10 days.

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    Thanks a ton

    Thanx Rob, I suspected these were forthcoming, as usual. Your work and others is sincerely appreciated. Randy13233

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg
    The resolution is very good and the picture is a Fair in pogress. I hope to get near the shade tree on the right.
    It always amazes me that everyone wants a shady campsite. After ten o'clock at night, all campsites are in the shade!!! I'm not travelling all the way to Vermont to sit around on my butt in the shade sipping beers and reading a newpaper. I finally bought a Kermit Chair and took it to only one rally because I want to go go go go! I want to ride around and see things, visit the vendors, go to tech sessions, sneak into the airhead tent (I sold my airheads but still like the ambiance) and see what is going on, visit the beer tent. There is so much to do! Why sit in front of your tent all weekend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzc
    It always amazes me that everyone wants a shady campsite. After ten o'clock at night, all campsites are in the shade!!! I'm not travelling all the way to Vermont to sit around on my butt in the shade sipping beers and reading a newpaper. I finally bought a Kermit Chair and took it to only one rally because I want to go go go go! I want to ride around and see things, visit the vendors, go to tech sessions, sneak into the airhead tent (I sold my airheads but still like the ambiance) and see what is going on, visit the beer tent. There is so much to do! Why sit in front of your tent all weekend?
    I hear ya loud n clear!

    I will admit that if possible I do like a shady campsite. Sometime around Friday afternoon I find a little nap does wonders and having some shade makes napping or just taking a moment to relax much nicer.

    Unfortunately lots of shade trees and a proper venue don't always match up. Last year was the exception, in Vermont there is plenty of shade along the sides however much of the prime camping is in a field.

    Prior to Spokane I decided that the best solution was to bring my own shade in the form of a MSR Parawing.

    I had it shipped directly to the rally site and in the heat of Spokane it was a real life saver. It is nice to not worry about trying to compete for a shady site. Since Spokane I have taken my wing all over, it is great to have not only for shade but for rain as well. It packs to the size of a larger two man tent and weighs around 8lbs on the bike. I don't carry it on every trip but for longer tours it has proven to be well worth having.

    While the Parawing is in my opinion the best, there are many others available at a good value. If you absolutely positively want to count on a shady spot at any MOA rally bringing your own is the best solution.

    If you don't want to carry this on the bike I highly recommend taking advantage of the UPS service at the rally for shipping stuff to and from the rally site.

    Best,
    Rob Nye
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Nye
    I hear ya loud n clear!

    I will admit that if possible I do like a shady campsite. Sometime around Friday afternoon I find a little nap does wonders and having some shade makes napping or just taking a moment to relax much nicer.

    Unfortunately lots of shade trees and a proper venue don't always match up. Last year was the exception, in Vermont there is plenty of shade along the sides however much of the prime camping is in a field.

    Prior to Spokane I decided that the best solution was to bring my own shade in the form of a MSR Parawing.

    I had it shipped directly to the rally site and in the heat of Spokane it was a real life saver. It is nice to not worry about trying to compete for a shady site. Since Spokane I have taken my wing all over, it is great to have not only for shade but for rain as well. It packs to the size of a larger two man tent and weighs around 8lbs on the bike. I don't carry it on every trip but for longer tours it has proven to be well worth having.

    While the Parawing is in my opinion the best, there are many others available at a good value. If you absolutely positively want to count on a shady spot at any MOA rally bringing your own is the best solution.

    If you don't want to carry this on the bike I highly recommend taking advantage of the UPS service at the rally for shipping stuff to and from the rally site.

    Best,
    Hey Rob,
    Is there any info out there yet about the UPS option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailingJack
    Hey Rob,
    Is there any info out there yet about the UPS option?
    To ship items to the rally address as follows:

    BMW MOA Rally / Your name
    Champlain Valley Exposition Center
    105 Pearl Street (Route 15)
    Essex Junction, VT 05453

    If you are shipping stuff you packed it would help to put your name on the box near the label with a magic marker in nice big letters.

    Best,

    Rob Nye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Nye
    To ship items to the rally address as follows:

    BMW MOA Rally / Your name
    Champlain Valley Exposition Center
    105 Pearl Street (Route 15)
    Essex Junction, VT 05453

    If you are shipping stuff you packed it would help to put your name on the box near the label with a magic marker in nice big letters.

    Best,

    Rob Nye
    Is this UPS only or can you use FedEx and/or DHL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailingJack
    Is this UPS only or can you use FedEx and/or DHL?
    If you have a street address, you should be able to use any of them.
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