View Poll Results: 2008 Gillette National - Attending, not attending, not sure?

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Thread: 2008 Gillette National - attending or not?

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    It's # 1 on my list to attend!

    It should be a rule to attend any MOA National that is within a days ride. It's only 6 hours or so for me. Wouldn't miss it for the world. I'm still kicking myself for not going to the National when it was held in Durango, CO in 1994?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodag View Post
    I'll be there

    wanna volunteer?
    You plugging stuff in again?
    I got some ideas how to make that process more smoooth.
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    Oh I guess I'll go

    I will have to cross the cascade range and a few passes in the Rocky Mts but I suppose it will be worth it once I get to Gillette.

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    Good point. I will suffer my way through all the nice backroads until the really bad riding in Custer, the Pigtails, the Black Hills, Devil's Tower, and then the Rally. Oh the unfairness of it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheRidesABeemer View Post
    You plugging stuff in again?
    I got some ideas how to make that process more smoooth.
    volunteers that show up and work a full shift would be a good start


    what ideas...pm me some details

    I'm bringing bike battery chargers and extension cords this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodag View Post
    3 claps and a snap for the charging station volunteers.

    (let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement)
    One thing we should get for you Hodag, is some USB chargers. More and more devices charge with a USB cable that is supposed to be attached to your PC. Hard to do on the road. I'm seeing some really inexpensive USB chargers that pull into an AC outlet. Perfect for the Charging Station.
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    Thumbs up Of Course

    I'll be doing my usual thing in the Beer Garden, working so that all you beer drinkers will have a great time.

    Note the signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullit7801 View Post
    I'll be doing my usual thing in the Beer Garden, working so that all you beer drinkers will have a great time.

    Note the signature.

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    Must go to Gillette...

    I am absolutely making my way to Gillette next year. There are many reasons why I need to attend the rally.

    1.) More states to add to the growing list visited by motorcycle.
    2.) Interesting seminars and vendors.
    3.) Comradarie. If for only this reason, it makes it worth my time to travel to an area deemed by some to be almost uninhabitable. My first rally in WI made such an impression that I can't see not making the trip. Besides, coming from Illinois, how flat can it be??
    4.) Did I mention the beer tent?

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    ...check list: Out of Nova Scotia.... Portland, Maine; NYC; Nashville; New Orleans; Austin (me and the two step Queen...really); Santa Barbara (maybe); Las Vegas; Reno; Vancouver Island (Son's wedding); Calgary; Independence Pass; Yellowstone; kiss the ground of Our Saint of Crazy Woman Creek (the fuel savior); Gillette; Wisc; and, home. Lots of ground to cover but we'll be there grinnin'. Maybe this time we'll finally be able to work with the beer serving crew! -Bob
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    If time permits

    Quote Originally Posted by GregFeeler View Post
    By the time you're to the Black Hills you're across the flatlands and a stone's throw from Gillette!
    If time permits, I will do both. Just like the nice riding and good company along the way.

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    I'll definitely be attending. Wyoming is a gorgeous state, with fabulous riding. What's not to like?

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    Based on this poll this will be the most attended MOA rally ever.

    53% of the 38,000 membership will be over 20,000 attendees. Wow!

    Or maybe on-line polls don't tell the real story??

    Just wondering!
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    Or the smallest

    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Based on this poll this will be the most attended MOA rally ever.

    53% of the 38,000 membership will be over 20,000 attendees. Wow!

    Or maybe on-line polls don't tell the real story??

    Just wondering!
    Sure they tell the real story. 180 people have voted so far so there will be 95 attendees.

    Holly

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    Stat Observation and Question

    ... random sample from a select group within a greatly diversified population. Skewed data likely. Good discussion though. I wonder if those who do go (and ride there) may be of a more adventurous sort ...

    Question: we will be travelling through Texas and Nevada about June 10. What sort of weather might we expect? Been there in July and August but not June. -Bob
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