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    Hoping for hot fun in the summertime! Riding with a friend or 4? From Mid-Mich. to camp out but the provisional room at the motel sounds good!

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    Goin' to the National

    Oh, yeah! Be there with bells on. Bringin' my shower shoes.
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    Sure its a "in town Rally" BUT.........

    THE ROADS, MAN, THE ROADS....No place on earth has roads like West Virginia! And such interesting little communities, river towns, mining towns, and twisty lightly travelled roads! Miles and miles of great dual sport roads too. Rivers for fishing, white water rafting, swimming. If you let the fact that the rally is centered in Charleston deter you from coming, you will really miss out. Sure it will be different than other rallys, but hey! its in WEST VIRGINIA!
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    Yup, this will be my first one. I hope to h-e-double toothpicks I meet a whole lot more folks between now and then, too. It'll be nice to have friends to visit with while there, rather than wandering around like a tourist in, say, Schenectady. Not that there's anything wrong with that fine city, but you know what I mean. I'm working on it, forcing myself on my local club, and the K12LT folks.

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    Originally posted by ctthayer
    Yup, this will be my first one. I hope to h-e-double toothpicks I meet a whole lot more folks between now and then, too. It'll be nice to have friends to visit with while there, rather than wandering around like a tourist in, say, Schenectady. Not that there's anything wrong with that fine city, but you know what I mean. I'm working on it, forcing myself on my local club, and the K12LT folks.
    Rest assured. You're going to make a whole bunch of new friends at the national. You put a bunch of people with beer in the region of a bunch of parked motorcycles and you can't help it.

    To quote a friend of mine: "You're among friends".

    Besides, we're probably going to have to set up a Forum meeting point and time so we can all meet each other, right?
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    Say, now...!

    Originally posted by KBasa

    Besides, we're probably going to have to set up a Forum meeting point and time so we can all meet each other, right?
    That'll work, I reckon (remembering the WVA-speak my parents taught me (they weren't brother and sister, though)).

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    Originally posted by ctthayer
    Yup, this will be my first one. I hope to h-e-double toothpicks I meet a whole lot more folks between now and then, too. It'll be nice to have friends to visit with while there, rather than wandering around like a tourist in, say, Schenectady. Not that there's anything wrong with that fine city, but you know what I mean. I'm working on it, forcing myself on my local club, and the K12LT folks.
    Rest assured. You're going to make a whole bunch of new friends at the national. You put a bunch of people with beer in the region of a bunch of parked motorcycles and you can't help it.

    To quote a friend of mine: "You're among friends".

    Besides, we're probably going to have to set up a Forum meeting point and time so we can all meet each other, right?
    Dave Swider
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    Early Arrival Camping

    Is camping available at the University on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for those rally volunteers that will be arriving early to help with setup?

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    I'm not a big rally guy

    Last year was my first national. I love Canada and the Kiltmeister and his crew did a wonderful job. But, it's just too big for me. I have gone to the Sportbike Rally in Parry Sound, Ontario for years and that too has grown too big for me.

    I think a rally with around 1,000 attendees in an out of the way spot is more my style. Like the Georgia Mountain Rally, nice size. I do like the vendors, music sights of a large rally but am willing trade that in for the smaller crowd.

    Also, the spread out you camp here, we camp there, plus the hotels are over that way, let's meet at the Civic Center later and then go to a restaurant for dinner just isn't my style. Just hand me a raw steak and point me towards the fire pit.

    Not to insult any of you who like that kinda thing. You go and have a good time. If I meet yo on the road or at a smaller rally later in the year please, tell me all about it.

    Mark

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    I plan on riding over as Charleston is about 2 hours away. I will not be on my beemer though, as it will be prepped for the AHRMA races the following weekend in Ohio.

    My boss is interested in BMW bikes too, so I mght bring him along to see what all there is to offer.

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    I had such a great experience at my first National in Trenton. When I got there on Thursday, I thought the rally was "full". Much to my surprise (and everyone else's laughter) I hadn't seen anything yet! I'm looking forward to another good time with the Dogs! See you there!

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    Originally posted by Melissa
    I'm looking forward to another good time with the Dogs! See you there!
    Hi Melissa!

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    I will be attending my first bike rally at the national. Looking forward to the concept of several different locations to visit. Hoteling the first time because I want to see how the camping is done by the biker experts. If you see someone wandering around with a dazed looked and mouth hanging open, stop me and say Hello!!!! :newbie

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    Originally posted by firstbmw
    I will be attending my first bike rally at the national. Looking forward to the concept of several different locations to visit. Hoteling the first time because I want to see how the camping is done by the biker experts. If you see someone wandering around with a dazed looked and mouth hanging open, stop me and say Hello!!!! :newbie
    You. Are. In. For. A. Treat.

    Hide your wallet, grab your favorite beverage and get ready to overdose on BMW motorcycles.

    We'll have to organize a forum meeting in the beer garden or something to put faces with the names, eh?

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    Hi All. I'll be there, looking forward to seeing Team K again, perhaps he'll show this time ;-)...Oh wait, Tina said they have a room, I'll take her word as gospel. This should be an interesting venue, we'll have to give it a chance to see how it works.
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