"A man isn't totally drunk if he can lie on the floor without hanging on!" Joe Louis; comedian
"I'll make a deal with you, I won't bore with my Science if you don't bore me with your Politics!" Lionel Barrymore from the 1929 film "The Mysterious Island"
I'm not familiar with the Appalachian Fair Grounds or Gray, Tennessee, but the entire area is a wonderful place to hold a motorcycle rally.
I'll be there for the '09 Rally for sure! Thank you site selection committee!
I'm from the Midwest and proud of it. In fact, we have a saying about my home state of Illinois and it is as follows:
Illinois - 318 miles, 11 curves.
And besides, if we miss one of the curves, who wants a tree on the side of the road ready to catch you and your bike?
My wife says that other places have to plant grass and trees to try to look like Southern Illinois. :grin
Bud Meade W9BUD IBA 44018 MOA Lifetime Member
Diann and I really enjoyed our trip last year to the RA rally at Biltmore.
Wonderful roads/scenery/people. We had the pleasure of exploring aproximately 300 km of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which was spectacular.
We hope to attend the 09 MOA rally.
I would also enjoy a rally in Mexico, after all, the A in MOA does indicate America, which makes for two rather large continents to enjoy, along with the different cultures/food/languages.
Work is the curse of the riding class
'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.
Black 86 R80RT Brown 03 R1200CLC
Dang it!!! Up to now we have been able to keep the tourists on the Dragon. Now with all you guys coming I'll bet you'll find the all the other good roads!
Seriously, to ride the Dragon you are required to have a leather suit (preferably right off the show room floor) that matches your bike. If you have those little soap bars on your knees it is permissible to scrape them with a file to make it like you leaned over that far.
No really, seriously..... aw heck, there are just too many Dragon Trash jokes. Like did you ever hear the one about the guy that trashed his trailer on the Dragon while dating a traveling salesman's daughter?
Curtis "Kurt" Nugent
1985 BMW R80RT (Heidi)
2006 BMW R1200GS (Brunhilde)
BMWMOA #28698, BMWRA #23815,
ABC #3488, AMA #657795