View Poll Results: Are you going to the National?

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Thread: Going to the National?

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    Exclamation Going to the National?

    Are you going to the National?
    Dave Swider
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    I better be there or the Bike Show won't be happening!! :-)

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    Originally posted by phactory
    I better be there or the Bike Show won't be happening!! :-)

    Phac
    Hey Phac!

    Dave Swider
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    A long haul from LA

    I'm going to see if my new GS can go that far..and if I can hang on!!

    Jim Bud
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    I guess I'll be going, haven't been to my ancestral home since we buried Dad's ashes 16 years ago. I'm told my grandfather was once the City Manager of Charleston. I might even still have a couple of cousins there. Riding down with the YB gang will be great.

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    Course we will be there, family reunion with the doggies

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    Nice Job on the Board, Dave.

    The lovely wife Susan and I will be there.

    Should be lots of fun,

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    Originally posted by Colt03
    Nice Job on the Board, Dave.

    The lovely wife Susan and I will be there.

    Should be lots of fun,
    Well, there's a whole team of folks making this happen, I'm just one of them.

    We're glad you're on board and look forward to seeing more of you!
    Dave Swider
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    We wouldn't miss it.

    Just wish they were having everyone together in one area...
    much nicer.
    Jim

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    GSCOOKEMNSTER
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    One location!

    Last year's National at Trenton was my first national, and being in one location was great. I'm still undecided about going because of the idea of having to choose to be away from the beer tent & food and regular camping just to have quiet camping, and having to commute across the city to the convention hall to attend a seminar are all very negative. I enjoyed just walking around the rally site (note site, not sites), taking in a seminar without much planning, getting some food at a vendor whenever. I think this disjointed arrangement will not make a good rally environment.

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    One of the beautiful things about Durango was the shuttle bus up and down the main drag and right to the rally site.

    I checked and our hotel has a shuttle bus to the convention center. Right on!
    Tina Swider
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    Re: One location!

    Greetings,

    I can definitely understand your concerns about the rally set up. I am a camper and when I first heard about the "new" rally I was very concerned.

    This was before I attended a rally planning meeting in Charleston. The vendors, seminars, awards and registration will be in the Civic Center. This is a wonderful air-conditioned facility easily accessible from the interstate or local roads. We have arranged for a dedicated floor of an attached parking garage for secure parking.

    The primary camping is at the University of Charleston. They have excellent facilities and will be providing food service and showers. The beer garden will be located here. There is nice camping and there are areas away from the river front field that will be pretty quiet (but not as quiet as the quiet camping area).

    There will be evening shuttle bus service running between the University, civic center and quiet camping area.

    While not as easy as walking a fairground, my suggestion would be to ride over to the Civic Center when you want to attend a seminar or see vendors and use the shuttle to visit the beer garden.

    One of the bright spots of having the rally in this setting is that services are much more accessible. For example there is a food court in the mall between the parking garage and the civic center along with plenty of restaurants. Finding food without an hour wait will be easy.

    One thing for sure is that this rally will be different. I hope you will attend and make sure to let us know what you liked and disliked so we can incorporate this into future rallies.




    Originally posted by GS Cooke Mnster
    Last year's National at Trenton was my first national, and being in one location was great. I'm still undecided about going because of the idea of having to choose to be away from the beer tent & food and regular camping just to have quiet camping, and having to commute across the city to the convention hall to attend a seminar are all very negative. I enjoyed just walking around the rally site (note site, not sites), taking in a seminar without much planning, getting some food at a vendor whenever. I think this disjointed arrangement will not make a good rally environment.
    Rob Nye
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    DanGreene
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    Yes indeed. This will be my first National Rally and I am looking forward to it. After this event, I am leaving for Colorado for the Top o the Rockies rally the following weekend. I plan to camp, but have not decided between the "family" island park camping or the University "beer garden" camping. Any input would be welcome.

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    Ian
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    Originally posted by Dan Greene
    Yes indeed. This will be my first National Rally and I am looking forward to it. After this event, I am leaving for Colorado for the Top o the Rockies rally the following weekend. I plan to camp, but have not decided between the "family" island park camping or the University "beer garden" camping. Any input would be welcome.
    Beer Garden camping, for sure!

    Just get you some earplugs... and voila! instant quiet camping!

    Ian

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    Probably can't go this year. Have a pretty good excuse tho!
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