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    Something is afoot in Badger Land. Such concentration indicates either a transmission rebuild is in order or something even more important.


    Ah the resourceful and hardworking coffee team planning for opening day.


    There has to be teats on this heifer someplace.


    Things are getting desperate. Instructions and manuals are being read.


    A bit of invasive investigation is in order.


    Now we are getting someplace. Pass me the breaker bar and 22mm socket


    Looks like the problem was a third order harmonic disarray which ended in a cascade failure of the transmission splines and that is no bull.


    Advice arrives from Vermont. The First Lady of Vermont motorcycle riding and writing and our new Secretary, Muriel Farrington offers sage advice on how to milk that electronic Koffee Kow. Notice the green VT MOV shirt which invokes special powers which even Harry Potter lacks.


    All problems solved! By opening day the coffee was fine and appreciate MOA members arrived to fill their cups. Never underestimate the determination of the Badger State

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    Great photos and comentary, Paul. Being a serious coffee devotee, I especially enjoyed the coffee machine sequence.

    Robert

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    An old Navy Chief enjoys his coffee too. I knew things were getting mighty serious when the determined Badgers broke out the instruction manual.


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    Moved this thread from the Campfire

    ... and made it a sticky here.

    I'd like to commend Paul on his excellent commitment in shooting pictures and getting the facts. And for bravery above and beyond the call of duty in struggling through SmugMug and the vagaries of Window and the Web.

    bravo!

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    There were so many things I missed. Thanks to all three of you guys for putting together the report!

    Paul - I am loving this thread.
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    Here Comes Hallie


    Mapping and tracking using computers and various software programs at Camp Gears


    Hallie from the heart of the Kettle Moraine and Elizabeth Clark plot a scenic route from West Bend to the pasties in Escanaba and back to Beemer Hill. Hallie is the daughter of Sue and Brian our RallyMeisters.


    The Grand Poobah swings by to check out Camp Gears


    Past President Glaves shares some wisdom with President Swider


    In response to the observation that volunteers are too often seen as amateurs: "Just remember: Noah's Ark was built by amateurs. The Titanic was built by professionals."


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    nice thread


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    Headed off to family gathering. Will post more this evening.

    Thanks all for checking out the thread.

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    Great job Paul! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your photos.
    Was good to meet you in person, hope to see you at the next rally.
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    Featuring Doug Crow and Nate Kern


    Rick Mayers and Son


    If you are going to hang out at the rally, this is the way to do it.


    This is my shipmate Doug Crow. He has forgotten more about cooking than I have ever learned. He told me that addition of a diet soda does NOT mean your triple bacon cheeseburger/chili fries combo is a healthy meal.


    Doug talks about road kill. Nothing wrong with fresh road kill he says. But he likes the quick kill the K bikes deliver. He claims that flipping and flopping after being hit by an R, RT or GS just toughens the meat. But with the right marinate, raccoon tastes almost as good as possum.


    Camp Gears just eats it up; Doug’s advice that is.


    Elizabeth’s castle is her home. Talk about class camping.


    Nate Kearn advises that when you come to the fork in the road – take it.


    While Nate talks about how he and teammate Brian Parriot scored their first Moto-ST victory of the season at Virginia International Raceway one of Camp Gears participants is ready to take Nate’s bike for a quick trials test.

    Quote from Nate's website/blog

    I think the MOA rally was awesome. I didn't realize how many folks knew about this blog and or had their families following things. LOL, I think it's funny how many BMW riders said their wives and girlfriends say it's "OK" to go and be a part of this Conquest of ours to race BMW's and prove their validity. Meaning, they have either been to the track and or heard through the grapevine how great a time it is and condone their spouses involvement, lol. Just pretty cool
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    More pictures of Nate


    A good rider can overcome marginal equipment. However, even the best equipment can't overcome a marginal rider. How would you like to get up close and personal riding lessons like this Camp Gears participant got? Next year spread the word about the Camp Gears experience. Age window is from 16 to 26.


    Paul Glaves distracts Nate while his bike is slowly slipped off the stand and …

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    Most of the following pictures lack names of participants. I did record all the information in a notebook but have been down hard since getting back home. Have yet to unpack the bike yet find the little notebook. If anyone knows the names of unnamed participants please PM me with the information and I will change the captions.



    It is still Monday of the rally. While Dave Hough presents another seminar to Camp Gears participants.


    This is Russ Mowry, one of the best pin stripers and free hand artists in the business. He is working just across the aisle from Marty, the detailer. Russ is painting my GT so lets check out what else is happening at the rally.


    Marty gets a hand putting a bike up on the center stand.


    Registration opened on Wednesday for early arrivals. Here are the gents that checked me in. No, I did not have my membership card. Was bringing the card in the small print I missed?


    I remember the member with the beard was from New York.


    His name is Murphy and is from Ontario. As I recall he had an accident on way to rally but soldiered on to make registration possible.


    RallyMeister Brian checking out the early details of organization and how smoothly set up is going.


    Meanwhile Russ is making good progress and that Navy E-8 painting. Russ was a Warrant Officer in the Army.


    Old friends meeting outside of the main building. I recall the folks on the bench are husband and wife and standing member is from Canada. Darn CRS!
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    Paul,

    Really enjoying these photos; thanks for such thorough reporting.

    Any photos of the finished product on your bike?

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    Thumbs up

    Great job Chief Buy you a couple of cold ones at Meatcove in August

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    Aw,

    you folks are the best. Will start in a couple of days promoting the Salty Fog Rally!

    An now to post a few more pictures including the finished E-8 logo.

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