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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonLargiader View Post
    Canaan Valley Resort will be providing shuttle buses during the RA rally. I'm not sure exactly how far they will go away from the park, but I'll find out.

    Biltmore had them also. It really made sense there, but I get the feeling there weren't enough.
    Awesome! I hope to make both the MOA and RA rallies, but we will see.
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    Anton, any idea when lodging may be available to reserve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvscorpio View Post
    Anton, any idea when lodging may be available to reserve?
    I'm not Anton, but I do know - December 1st.
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    Why, thank you Don.
    Details to be posted on RA Rally page, I assume. The process for rooms at MTU last year was very well organized, BTW.
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    Being pretty familiar with the area nearby lodging is petty sparse in them thar parts, just a quick search on google maps only shows 5 motels inns or resorts besides Cannan valley itself so I'd book early if you're not camping.

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    Sherpa Mayberry

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    FWIW there are some vacation homes that could be rented there at Timberline. I'd think it would be off season too.

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    I was just about to press on with another event that same weekend, guess I'll hold them off until 2010.

    RA has been tough, because of the constant change in date, often they conflict with another event of mine.

    I'm there for RA in '09 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman View Post
    Being pretty familiar with the area nearby lodging is petty sparse in them thar parts, just a quick search on google maps only shows 5 motels inns or resorts besides Cannan valley itself so I'd book early if you're not camping.

    RM
    FWIW: The park itself probably has 250 motel rooms available. Since I think they're all doubles that solves part of the problem. They also have cabins available. There are several time-share places in the area and ski resorts not too far away.

    http://www.canaanresort.com/lodging/

    http://www.t4sr.com/ - Timberline and http://www.t4sr.com/rentals/RateCard.asp

    General maps of all sorts of rentals in the valley: http://www.damaps.net/t4/maps/canaan
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    Quote Originally Posted by SherpaMayberry View Post



    I was just about to press on with another event that same weekend, guess I'll hold them off until 2010.

    RA has been tough, because of the constant change in date, often they conflict with another event of mine.

    I'm there for RA in '09 though.

    You host a great party. I'll be there with you. Save me a spot under the canopy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post

    You host a great party. I'll be there with you. Save me a spot under the canopy.
    • Coffee every morning
    • Mint on the pillow
    • Clean Towel Every Morning
    • Chair
    • BIG air mattress
    • DC recharging station
    • 110 recharging station
    • Ice
    • SHADE

    Home away from home!
    Aw, shucks. Thanks for the plug

    Didn't know you took that picture, that's from WY. Windy times, in the end, four canopy struts broke, and that's saying a lot. One of these canopies survived the Lima storm.

    Also lost 4 trailer tires on that whole trip. My fault, semi-long story. I'll tell ya under the awning next summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amiles View Post
    Maybe the RA and MOA could work something out whereby they would have opposite features each year ie: city vs country Warm vs cold weather East vs west north vs south.

    Hopefully this way we pain in the neck BMW riders would be able to choose our favorite aspects and not whine about these things for a year.
    That's a good idea but better still might be a combined rally. The car clubs settled their differences and the sum is stronger than the parts. Just a thought from one who sees no defensible justification at this point in time for two U S based BMW motorcycle clubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben721364 View Post
    That's a good idea but better still might be a combined rally. The car clubs settled their differences and the sum is stronger than the parts. Just a thought from one who sees no defensible justification at this point in time for two U S based BMW motorcycle clubs.
    Would you volunteer to be the rally chair? Combining the rallies would put attendance around 12,000. It is hard enough to find a big enough site now! I think most people prefer 2 separate rallies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben721364 View Post
    That's a good idea but better still might be a combined rally. The car clubs settled their differences and the sum is stronger than the parts. Just a thought from one who sees no defensible justification at this point in time for two U S based BMW motorcycle clubs.
    Tell that to the rabid anti-MOA BMWRA members I camped next to at the Biltmore rally. They kept going on and on about how the RA was formed first, and the MOA copied this, and blahblahblah. I'm glad I was out riding or touring the Biltmore house most of the time. I'm sure they are a minority in the RA, but there are still groups in both clubs that don't want to see a combined rally or anything else combined between the clubs. Hopefully we will work towards a better relationship in the future. Things like the Peaks of America tour are a good example of working together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben721364 View Post
    That's a good idea but better still might be a combined rally. The car clubs settled their differences and the sum is stronger than the parts. Just a thought from one who sees no defensible justification at this point in time for two U S based BMW motorcycle clubs.
    I don't want a combined Rally. The size of each club makes each rally a different experience. The MOA rallies are limited in location and the lead time is long due to the size of the rally. The RA rally has a much better opportunity to find good locations because it is smaller and the lead time is much shorter.

    Besides, two opportunities to go to a rally beats one any time. I would be more in support of splitting the MOA rally into two separate rallies so more people would have an opportunity to be close enough to make a rally and there would be more locations available. I realize this won't happen because you would have to have another set of volunteers to handle a second rally and vendors would not like it and might not come the a smaller rally.
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