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    .... 5 times. Nay sayers abound it seems but we'll be there..... hot 'n' grinnin'. Did you know that if you don't gas up in Gillette you can find it for $5 a gallon in Crazy Woman Creek? I wish even more now that I did get that gas in Gillette because then I would be able to share my perceptions of the place. However, we will enjoy our ride to and from the rally and look forward to being at the rally itself. In my opinion, what could be worse than Morganton? or Charleston?

    NOTE: I would like to know more about that bear thing ..... U turns..... tourists feeding bears...... never had that happen but not keen on the possibility of communing with the critters so openly. What to do? -Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    .... 5 times. Nay sayers abound it seems but we'll be there..... hot 'n' grinnin'. Did you know that if you don't gas up in Gillette you can find it for $5 a gallon in Crazy Woman Creek? I wish even more now that I did get that gas in Gillette because then I would be able to share my perceptions of the place. However, we will enjoy our ride to and from the rally and look forward to being at the rally itself. In my opinion, what could be worse than Morganton? or Charleston?

    NOTE: I would like to know more about that bear thing ..... U turns..... tourists feeding bears...... never had that happen but not keen on the possibility of communing with the critters so openly. What to do? -Bob
    A couple of times over the years, I ran across tourists feeding buffalo and elk but never bear in South Dakota in the Black Hills, but I don't think that’s going to happen in or around the rally site in Wyoming.

    I preface my comments below by stating for some who object to the rally for practical reasons, I'm not referring to you, John/Big Delta and others, I recognize and respect your reasoning, but I am referring to others who have so staunchly tried to tear down the pride and beauty of Wyoming with their harsh and biting comments. Maybe it was the same for each rally site before this one I am new to BMWMOA and don't know. I can only reflect on this year, and my knowledge of the Wyoming area, the geography, the people and what I see as a great rally site; it simply dosen't make sense the group of BMW/MOA brothern who try so hard to tear up, paint black the 08 rally. What's up here? I

    I understand that the very nature of Wyoming of wide open expanses, wild as the west is today must scare the be Jesus out of some that are so critical, and can't see what the 08 rally has to offer in Gillette. Once again, I am NOT speaking of you that have actual experience, and have an actual opinion, that's your biz, you make the call for you. The Cam Plex is great, and offers everything that this large group will need (except cheap hotels, I concede that one, and can't offer explanation or a fix. I concede that point. If you must have a moderate priced hotel I have no answer. What bothers me about the other "objections" is, as follows:

    Here we are, each of us,setting on the very motorcycles made and designed for distance travel, yet a portion of us who are so negative on the location act like they are scared with having to travel 70 miles here or 40 miles there to reach "exciting "terrain! 35 miles brings great GS riding, hell 5 miles out of town brings great panoramas of the west, open clean views of the very land that the great Indian Nation fought so hard to retain and the earlier settlers battles the elements so hard to survive.

    My opinion for what it's worth is Gillette will make a great rally site for 08
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob204bc View Post
    I have traveled Wyoming and I will do so again. It is a beautiful state.

    I will not, however, suffer through any day, much less a hot, treeless, shade free July Day in the dirty industrial park named Gillette!

    You know, back east, when you place an event 100 miles away from any worthwhile riding destination, we say ... you chose the wrong spot.

    MOA leadership; you goofed this time.
    I couldn't put it any better.

    I've been to Wyoming a dozen times or more and I really like most of it. But the one area I don't like is Gillette. I've spent time there (2 mos.). When I went to visit a buddy I was in the USMC with. I didn't like it then (by a lot!) I Don't think I'll like it next year either. So I choose not to go. Thats all one can do, right? I only have 4 weeks a year vacation, and I'll spend it off somewhere else. But I gotta love you cheer leaders that have been "through it" once and deem it "great".
    I'm not going to run down the MOA and their choice, because its their committee and club and since I don't participate in the inner workings and logistics, I can only attend or not, but really, if you've only ever ridden through the area, you don't know what your talking about.
    Where's the '09 site? Pine Ridge S.D.? The Midway in Chicago? The Superdome in N.O.?

    Sanders

    P.S. Have fun, I hope all who attend do! And may your wheather be even better then '07's rally. The D.A. and I will attend our second international rally in '09 (we hope)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanders View Post
    I couldn't put it any better.

    I've been to Wyoming a dozen times or more and I really like most of it. But the one area I don't like is Gillette. I've spent time there (2 mos.). When I went to visit a buddy I was in the USMC with. I didn't like it then (by a lot!) I Don't think I'll like it next year either. So I choose not to go. Thats all one can do, right? I only have 4 weeks a year vacation, and I'll spend it off somewhere else. But I gotta love you cheer leaders that have been "through it" once and deem it "great".
    I'm not going to run down the MOA and their choice, because its their committee and club and since I don't participate in the inner workings and logistics, I can only attend or not, but really, if you've only ever ridden through the area, you don't know what your talking about.
    Where's the '09 site? Pine Ridge S.D.? The Midway in Chicago? The Superdome in N.O.?

    Sanders

    P.S. Have fun, I hope all who attend do! And may your wheather be even better then '07's rally. The D.A. and I will attend our second international rally in '09 (we hope)


    when I was a kid in 1968? 69? My dad had a friend in Wheatland, Wyoming not far from Gillette that we used to go see in the summertime. Dad and Hank would work on his truck, or set around and drink beer, and I would go off with the kids riding horses in what they called "the sandhills" outside their ranch. We probably would go there twice a year, make the drive from Ft. Collins at our ranch or Brush which is where I lived most of the year. I grew up iin eastern Colorado, actually a stones throw from Gillette in western distances, and alot of the same terrain and look to it except gillette is much higher in altitude.

    Since being an adult (20 or 30 years), I have been around those parts ridden through those parts a a few dozen times since the mid 70s on my way to/through South Dakota.

    Opinions, everyones got one, and all have right to voice them. You got two months to set your jaw on Wyoming I got my experience that helped me set an opinion of the area. I'm going to Wyoming.

    -One of the "cheerleaders" your refer to in your post.
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    I am looking forward to riding in Wyoming again next summer.
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    This will be my first rally

    I'm planning on riding from Radford, VA to Gillette next year. I don't really care about the riding conditions around the venue. I am just thrilled about the ride that exists between me and getting there. Once I am in Gillette, I will be happy to park the bike and do some walking

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    did the western part of Wy this last july Yellowstone and so on, looking forward to next summer to do the eastern part,Gillette (BMWMOA)then Co(Paonia)top of the Rockies.


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    Occasionally I go to Wyoming to study Russian thistle.

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    Occasionally I go to Wyoming to study Russian thistle.

    Aren't they beautiful? Nasty little plants but when they flower...they could develop their own "Lemon Tree" song.....Russian Thistle; Makes you whistle, Especially in your socks. Russian Thistle; those tiny li'l bristles, make you cranky if they're in you sock. The flower of the russian thisle is a beauty to behold, but ya tangle with 'em just once, four letter words you can't withhold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
    I have been in WY 2 times - once in Lander for the National Outdoor Leadership School back in 1971, and once to Jackson Hole to ski. I haven't been there on a bike, so next summer it, and the ride there, should be fun.
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    Iteresting bit of trivia: The founder of NOLS, Paul Petzoldt used to climb mountains with my uncles back in the fifties, Tetons, Materhorn, and yes Devil's Tower (climbing route: Bailey Route was named after my uncle). Well it is Spet. now, and we are now betting on who gets first snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    Yeah, the riding sucks in Wyoming.



    Heck we have the same roads right here in Texas.
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    Wyoming is great. We were there about this time last year cruising Yellowstone. Fantastic day rides in the park alone. Bison in heat do NOT like motorcycles however.

    I look forward to going back to Yellowstone and the entire area again. I haven't been to Cody since I was a kid but I still remember the museum there.
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    Randy, where did you take the Texas picture? I'll believe that one when I go ride it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Veg View Post
    Randy, where did you take the Texas picture? I'll believe that one when I go ride it.
    I think that was taken on Lower Greenville Avenue.

    I stuck that on there to compare to the photo above. ( A really great photo from SIBUD by the way). It's just uncanny how there are these roads or places that will cause you to pause and take a photo right at a certain spot. It's funny that we took that shot of the same road view. It was pretty jaw dropping looking way down there and realizing it was all the same road you're on above.

    Back on the original topic. Wyoming has super great roads. That photo was taken north of Cody on the Chief Joseph Hwy before reaching Beartooth Pass. Don't want to start an argument, but those two roads might be the very best in the country. Route 296 from Cody heading to 212 over to Red Lodge. I'm getting goose bumps just thinking of that area. Anyone getting into Wyoming should put that stretch as a "Must ride" for sure !!

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