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    Beemerville - Definitely a "State of Mind"

    Originally posted by Mark11LT

    Is Beemerville an actual place or just a state of mind??
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    For the 05 National - "BEEMERVILLE" is a state of mind.



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    OK all you speculators. I may get my wings clipped by my fellow Board members, but I don't think so. We have debated this "next Rally site" announcement business for a while now. I think we will, in the not too distant future, give longer notice as to the future rally locations. I hope so, I favor it.

    Having said that, my "educated guess" is that the '05 Rally will be east of the Mississippi and north of Dixie. So there. I did it. Persecute me.


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    Originally posted by Hawk Hawthorne
    Having said that, my "educated guess" is that the '05 Rally will be east of the Mississippi and north of Dixie.
    Are you using the Mason-Dixon line as the definition of Dixie?
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    BradfordBenn: Let's just say north of the Ohio River....

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    Having Looked at my map...

    That narrows it down to:
    • a very small section Minnesota
    • Illinois
    • Michigan
    • Indiana
    • Wisconsin
    • Ohio
    • Pennsylvania
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Vermont
    • New Hampshire
    • Connecticut
    • Massachusetts
    • Maine
    • Rhode Island
    • Lots of Canada


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    Originally posted by Hawk Hawthorne
    OK all you speculators. I may get my wings clipped by my fellow Board members, but I don't think so. We have debated this "next Rally site" announcement business for a while now. I think we will, in the not too distant future, give longer notice as to the future rally locations. I hope so, I favor it.

    Having said that, my "educated guess" is that the '05 Rally will be east of the Mississippi and north of Dixie. So there. I did it. Persecute me.

    For folks playing along at home, some time ago the rally site selection committee divided North America into zones.

    While I believe for operational reasons the exact sites must remain held until the prior rally. I support the distribution of which zones we will be visiting as the sites are booked. I see no real benefit to not letting folks know that next year we will be in zone x, 06 in zone y etc.

    In other words I support our President in giving folks information on future rally plans, but I hesitate in announcing the city / state.

    Zones should be plenty.

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    Rob Nye: I sure have no problem releasing zones for future rallies. Let's discuss with Rally Site Team at Spokane....

    Gee, should I tell BradfordBenn it's west of New York and south of Canada?...

    That's all ya get, Brad..!

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    Thumbs up Looks like a "go" for me

    OK, so it's looking more and more like I'll be attending my first national rally in 2005.

    For me, (and so many others), it's not the miles, it's the time. It's looking more and more that the national will be closer for me than it's been for the last few years.
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    Time to really expand our horizons: How about the first ever BMW INTER PLANETARY Rally! I vote for Mars, Venus, and Moon, all an easy ride from Pittsburgh, PA.

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    Building a deck on the house instead of attending the Spokane rally. What am I, NUTS??

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    Originally posted by Hawk Hawthorne
    Gee, should I tell BradfordBenn it's west of New York and south of Canada?...

    That's all ya get, Brad..!
    See that spoils all the fun. :P

    As is it looks like it is toooooo close to home.
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    OK, Lets recap The 2005 rally will be somewhere east of the Mississippi, north of the Ohio, west of New York and south of Canada.

    IÔÇÖm getting an impression that next yearsÔÇÖ rally will be mostly flat, hot, and uncomfortably humid in July. Every time I go back there, IÔÇÖm reminded of why I left the Midwest in the first place.

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    BradfordBenn & Jet Doc: Too close to home? Too flat and hot? Geez, I rode to Rhinebeck via Michigan, Ontario, VT, NH, ME, CT MA, and RI. It was a longgg ride to NY! And pleasant temps. Gotta get creative!

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    Yup, sounds like my 1,000 ride to get gas at the corner station. By way of Chicago, St. Louis, Dayton, and Toledo
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    Hmmm. I'm going to have to cross eastern Colorado, Kansas and Missouri again.....

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    First guess: Ozarks

    2nd Maine/NH/Vermont

    3rd South Carolina/Tennessee

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