Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who put the Gillette, WY rally together! My friends and I generally had a great time!
The folks at the hotel (Days Inn) were great and we got a good room at a good price (we booked it in 2007!) The vendors who kept taking our money gave us some very good deals on the stuff we needed, and some stuff we didn't need but hey, they're good salesmen (and women)... The LD Comfort folks even sold a pair of their shorts to my buddy in the hotel parking lot after the rally was over - funny!!! I'm just (sorta') happy the vendors underestimated the turn out, didn't bring enough product, and sold out of stuff early! The fellow riders we met were all great and we enjoyed our many conversations with them. After all, that is what the rally is all about, right?
Our only "issue" was at "the best place to eat" where we ordered our food and then waited for over 1 1/2 hours for it to arrive, the food was either over-cooked or cold, and the service was terrible! We thought we were just "unlucky" that night but after talking to others who went on different nights and at different times, that was the trend with The Prime Rib - I definitely would not recommend it to anyone!
Despite that, we had a great time and are looking forward to next year, though not happy about riding across Kansas in July!!
Thanks again to everyone involved with the 2008 Rally!!!
and a special thanks to the Santa Cruz BMW folks for allowing me to make a trade on a closeout at the end of the rally - I greatly appreciate it!!!!!