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    Original 1973 LWB R75/5 TheSlashFiveTourer's Avatar
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    "We made the paper. . . we made the paper!" - barely.

    Not much of an article in the local newspaper today. I thought they'd be more impressed when 8,000 riders show up in their front yard looking to spend and have a good time.

    ("Vroom, Vroom" ???) ` `

    Maybe tomorrow's edition will have better coverage . . .
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    "High technology: A digital motor maintenance system performs self-diagnostics as the motorcycle is running, Pelkey said. "It means it's always running at its optimum."

    Hahaha. That's true, as long as I've rebooted my moronic brain today. Otherwise, not so much.

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    Thumbs up Low key

    Yep, newpaper coverage is characteristically "low key" in Vermont. Folks up this way don't get real excited about very much, unless someone wants to put up one of those giant whirley things that makes electricity. Specially if it's on top of a mountain or in their back yahd.

    But we are a friendly lot, once ya get to know us.

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    made the paper

    Did you post that from Vermont, Slash? That's a long ride from the Lower Mainland, even for a /5.

    Rinty

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    TV coverage

    However, there was great TV coverage both on the 20th in the evening and morning news on the 21st showing the economic impact of such a visit and appreciating it...

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    Here's another news story about the Rally:

    http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/a...=2006607200316
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    I wouldn't say barely
    Here's another...

    http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/a...=2006607210328

    You have to use Topix.net news search to find ALL of the news...
    http://www.topix.net/search/?q=bmw+motorcycle&x=0&y=0
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    Original 1973 LWB R75/5 TheSlashFiveTourer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rinty
    Did you post that from Vermont, Slash? That's a long ride from the Lower Mainland, even for a /5.

    Rinty
    Allo, Rint! Naw, I'm stuck here in the wilds off the Coquihalla Highway this year. Family matters precluded heading for Vermont in '06 but Wisconsin in '07 is lookin' good 'specially after viewing Jeff Dean's pictures of the site ` `

    As for the /5, it's pretty basic, you know, and always gets me where I'm going. A motor, two sets of drum brakes, wiring of some description here and there, a LOUD horn and a gas tank - that's pretty well it. It doesn't stop very good but then, I don't travel very fast. It's getting on in years but so am I. So I just ride s-l-o-w-l-y and let the 'K's, the 'R's', the 'RT's' and the odd '1200CLC' zoom on by in pursuit of whatever it is they may be pursuing. I can never figure out why the other guys are in such a hurry. The rally's not gonna start without 'em!

    See you in West Bend next July, bud! ` `
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    I knew I forgot osmething when I left saturday, the paper! Grah! Anyone have an extra one? (not the "cream puff" one... the full-pager that was at the main building I heard about.... cream puff my arse!) PM me if you do TIA.
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    Paper located, Thanks a million! that was fast :=)
    Keep the sticky part down and life is good!

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