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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    I arrived Thursday and was pre-registered.
    I literally breezed through registration, I think it took 5 minutes.
    The walk-in registration line looked like it was moving briskly but there was a line.
    i was amazed at how quickly the regular line went.

    i showed up wed, threw up a tent, then went south to an ADV thing for the night. i got back about 11:30 on thurs and was done registering by 12:05. 35 minutes at prime time is pretty good IMO!

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    I arrived Thursday 3:30 p.m. Pre-register line was 20 min. tops with some fine conversation. The walk in line appeared to be moving faster.

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    The walk-in line moved quickly Thursday AM even though the lot was already filled with bikes -- the longest part of our registration was filling in the forms. There were lots of volunteers handling registration and things moved quickly.
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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 TexanRT View Post
    The walk-in line moved quickly Thursday AM even though the lot was already filled with bikes -- the longest part of our registration was filling in the forms. There were lots of volunteers handling registration and things moved quickly.
    It's the 25th....I'm still in line!

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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 ima4nr View Post
    I was wondering when the first post like this would appear and the discussion would start again.
    I hope one of these days we will get 0% of bikes in trailers and the organisers will not have to bother anymore with the Vintage Bike display (can you see a perfectly restored 1965 R69S being ridden from Florida to Redmont)
    I think you might have misinterpreted the comment by IndyGT. You must know that the Vintage Display is always a popular stop for rally-goers. Thanks for taking the extra effort to add to the rally, by bringing your older beauties for all of us to enjoy.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Guenther View Post
    5% out of 6,000 = 300

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

    /Guenther
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    Jack Wells used a trailer. To haul 15 vintage bikes. I also saw some bikes being loaded into the beds of pickups. Both would reduce the actual number of trailers, right?

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