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

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  1. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by GregFeeler View Post
    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.
    Good idea. I think I'll buy a few for '08.

    I have had the occasional requirement from a customer or two. Think I'll make sure I have one for next year.

  2. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    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
    For Dallas, June 10 averages:

    Sunrise: 6:18 AM
    Sunset: 8:35 PM
    Ave High: 91??F
    Ave Low: 72??F
    Mean: 81??F
    Record High: 104??F (1911)
    Record Low: 58??F (1955)

    Average rain fall for the month of June: 3.92"

    For Las Vegas;

    Sunrise: 5:23 AM
    Sunset: 7:57 PM
    Ave High: 97??F
    Ave Low: 71??F
    Mean: 84??F
    Record High: 109??F (1921)
    Record Low: 51??F (1954)

    Average rain fall for the month of June: 0.08"

    All pulled from weather.com, they provide averages for given cities.


  3. #63
    JWHITE518
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    Not. I have a limited amount of time available for a solo vacation. I'm spending 2008's budget on the Spank Rally combined with the IBA National. I suppose one day I'll have had enough of LD rallies, and then I'll go to an MOA National.

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    It'll be my first National in 8 years. Yes, I will be there!
    Last edited by BlackBMW; 11-20-2007 at 05:07 AM.
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    Gillette Rally 2008

    Several of us from the EMOs of Las Vegas will be making the treak to the Rally this year. In fact we plan to make a two week trip to meet up with an old friend and ride, Yellowstone, the black hills, hit the rally then loop through the colorado rockies with a stop at Panoia before heading home to Vegas. Accept for leaving Vegas the heat shouldn't be too bad. Early morning rides in and out of vegas are the norm for us during the summer months. Nice to have a rally relatively close to home (999miles) for the first time in many years. See you all in Wyoming.
    Have fun and ride safe,

    Steve

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    You bet your sweet bippy I'm going. I am going taking all of July and part of August off. I am going to rally for almost two months.
    The best thing about Gillette is being there with all of you and drinking beer. I won't get much time during the rally because my responsability will be all of you.
    Now the other thing about the Gillette rally will be the razor factory tour. All us guys will be clean shaven and the ladies will have silky smooth legs.
    They get the steel for making the razors from HD's left over from the Sturgis rally from the prior year. There is a huge grinder at the beginning of the razor factory where all the left over HD's are dropped into. From there the metal is melted down and at the end out comes several different brands of Gillette razors.
    I guess it is quite amazing. I heard about this from my friend' cousin' friend whose uncle has a sister whose cousin' step-father' grand father who has a sister that had a brother-in-law whose beer drinking buddy worked at the razor factory in Gillette. WOW! simply amazing.
    I'll see you there.

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    I'll definately be there.

    Now I just have to decide if I'm going to extend the trip the week before or the week after..

    Decisions, Decisions


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    Quote Originally Posted by GregFeeler View Post
    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.
    Have bought a couple on eBay for less than $4.00. The work fine

    Do a search for USB Power Supply. I have seen them as low as $1.00. But then the shipping is a killer of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post
    Have bought a couple on eBay for less than $4.00. The work fine

    Do a search for USB Power Supply. I have seen them as low as $1.00. But then the shipping is a killer of course.
    Yes, on small items the shipping seems high. Some places will charge the same amount per piece so you don't get a better deal by buying several, however some (like Buy.com and TigerDirect.com) seem to charge by weight (plus a minimum) so you can get several small/light items for only slightly more freight than one. Hodag - PM me and we can discuss getting you some of these, if you'd like.
    Greg Feeler
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    Definitely going... I don't care what the nay-sayers have to say about Wyoming, it's not always where you are that makes for an interesting time! If I'm not working as a vendor, I'll volunteer for something. If I'm working... well... I'll be working...
    John A. Brown - Kalamazoo MI
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    Crazy

    Let's see:

    3000 miles round trip at 45 miles per gallon means $200 round trip for gas...
    $220 for cheap motel for 4 nights means $880 for rally motel
    $100 for normal motel to and from
    $450 for food for the duration for wife and I
    $200 for rally fees and misc junk

    So, about $1850 for a 4 day rally not including tires, oil, wear and tear.....

    yeah, right...... I can attend 20 local rallys for that kind of money and not feel like I am being ripped off

    NO, WE WILL NOT BE ATTENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. #72
    judjones
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    Quote Originally Posted by apopj View Post
    Let's see:
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    $220 for cheap motel for 4 nights means $880 for rally motel
    $100 for normal motel to and from
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    Moto-camper?

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    Gillette....You betcha!!

    Am from Polson (NW Montana). Any other NW Montanan's headed to Gillette?

    Tony Marshall
    Polson, MT

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    We will be there. I like Rapid_Roy's list. Being from TOTOLand we are always close to the MOA Rally. We can never get long distance, we are just down the road so I don't see to long of a ride. Look for us in a Go-fer cart.
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    ask for salt and Tequila!!
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  15. #75
    ghostridery2k
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    im attending,this will be my first bmw rally.im a new member an proud owner of my little K (still working on it).I own other bikes then bmw and attend other motorcycle rallys and i did not like it.I hope the i will meet nice people and make new friends.my friend coming from austria for few weeks so i hope the non members are welcome.see you all there,martin

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