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    Question 2009 Rally attendance?

    What was the official rally attendance?

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    8900 and some was announced at the Awards Ceremony.

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    8,972 was announced with between 6 and 7 thousand bikes.
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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    VT still has the record at 9200+ ?????

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    VERMONT = 9286

    TN was close, but no cigar!
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    That's a no brainer, e.g., the economy is now in the tank and VT is next to a large chunk of the USA's population. That's one reason the location this year WAS so nice-less people around to clog things up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyB View Post
    VERMONT = 9286

    TN was close, but no cigar!
    Vermont was a great rally destination. I loved it there. Great roads, great scenery, neat covered bridges and historic buildings. I look for another excuse to ride there.

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    Disappointed they did not mention the number of Canadians present

    Was really disappointed that when the tallies for registration were given they mentioned a number of countries but never mentioned Canada. Ever year a large number of Canadians come to the rally, the least they could have done was recognize this. Heck Belise got mentioned.
    Anyone know how many Canadians attended

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    Being a proud Canuck,I noticed the lack of mention as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAClark View Post
    Was really disappointed that when the tallies for registration were given they mentioned a number of countries but never mentioned Canada. Ever year a large number of Canadians come to the rally, the least they could have done was recognize this. Heck Belise got mentioned.
    Anyone know how many Canadians attended
    Well I know of two! Myself and a buddy of mine. We came from Newfoundland & Labrador. For the record, I had a fantastic 7166km round trip. (that's ~4500 miles for the non-metric types).

    we were in VT, this rally was more fun for us. Redmond is out of reach, but we.ll go in 2011 if its anywhere near the east coast. Like Ohio or nearer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAClark View Post
    Was really disappointed that when the tallies for registration were given they mentioned a number of countries but never mentioned Canada. Ever year a large number of Canadians come to the rally, the least they could have done was recognize this. Heck Belise got mentioned.
    Anyone know how many Canadians attended
    I agree. Lots of Canadians attend..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAClark View Post
    Was really disappointed that when the tallies for registration were given they mentioned a number of countries but never mentioned Canada. Ever year a large number of Canadians come to the rally, the least they could have done was recognize this. Heck Belise got mentioned.
    Anyone know how many Canadians attended
    I don't think they mentioned Canada because so many of your folks show up that you are considered a normal part of the general membership. It seemed like about every third person I talked with was from Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21440 View Post
    Don't take this personel but I was charged with drunk driving 35 years ago,and been ticket free since learning from my mistake, but Canada won't allow me into there country for that. So i'll just spend my time and money in the good old USA. Who needs such c**p!!
    I'm not sure how Canada not letting you in the country leads to a good reason for the MOA to not mention the number of Canadians in attendance at the rally.

    There are procedures you can go through to regain entry into Canada after a period of time. 35 years is plenty. If you're interested, you can visit this website, which has links to forms and people you can contact. Even if you disagree with their governments actions, there are plenty of really great people in Canada, and it's a beautiful country to visit.
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    5%? Are you sure?

    5% out of 6,000 = 300

    That would be much more than I would have guessed. Where did the 5% come from?

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    There must have been a few really big trailers because my friends bike broke down and I went looking to borrow a trailer to retrieve him and I didn't see anywhere near 300 trailers around the camp sites or in the parking lots.
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