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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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    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.

    Vermonta from S Burlington

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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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    I picked up the Burlington paper this morning and expected to see something about us on the front page. They had an article and picture of a vintage BMW in the middle of the paper. The article said BMW motorcycle had high technological features such as anti-lock breaks.

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    Yeah, and it also says that the public is not welcome. Doesn't do too much for the 'Elitist Snob' image of the 'BMW rider'! This should be open to the public with day passes. These people will remember this attitude when they decide to buy a touring bike. I know I will!! Bye, snobs!!

    Burlington Resident

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    The paper was wrong.

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    You do not have to be MOA member either.
    Cannot get into HOG or ABATE rally without being a member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    The paper was wrong.
    Maybe technically. But the following is from THIS website:

    Will there be Day Passes?
    With a crowd of this size, there are NO day passes because they are too difficult for us to control. While we invite you to spend a few days at the rally you will find value in paying the admission even for one day. Even if you only stay one day you are eligible to win door prizes as you will not need to be present to win some of the grand prizes.

    So I can pay $35 to see some BMW motorcycles? What a privilege!! It is exclusion by default. No one locally will pay that just to wander around and look at BMW motorcycles.....

    Burlington Resident

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    Nuff said!

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    Thumbs up RE: Rally welcomes

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Maybe technically. But the following is from THIS website:

    Will there be Day Passes?
    With a crowd of this size, there are NO day passes because they are too difficult for us to control. While we invite you to spend a few days at the rally you will find value in paying the admission even for one day. Even if you only stay one day you are eligible to win door prizes as you will not need to be present to win some of the grand prizes.

    So I can pay $35 to see some BMW motorcycles? What a privilege!! It is exclusion by default. No one locally will pay that just to wander around and look at BMW motorcycles.....

    Burlington Resident
    Thin skin?

    I like the idea that not every hood is permited to enter. Most BMW rallies that I've been too, there are $1,000's of dollars of farkles on the bikes. If a day tripper was shopping, it would be a great chance to pick up a few V-1's, GPS', radios etc.

    Thanks but I like the current system.

    As for being snobs, sorry but what other brand rally attendees would visit with you and then give you the keys to the bike for a test ride. My wife became a BMW rider because a certain RED RIDER offered her bike to test ride.

    Thanks for playing.

    Rob Lessen
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    The Saturday edition has another report on International # 34 for us. ` `
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