Favorite parts of the rally for me:
1) The fish guy vending out of his truck was AWESOME! I was sad I didn't find out about him until late Friday, but his food was great.
2) The GS challenge was great fun to watch. Ian and his crew did a fantastic job setting up that course and, if it is at all possible, this should be a staple for future rallies.
3) Seeing lots of people I knew but hadn't seen in a while. I set up a MotoDiscovery trip to Mexico for my customers (from all over the USA) in Nov 2007, and I think every one of them was on site.
4) Great riding area, but we knew that already, right?
5) As usual, I skipped the closing ceremonies because those things ALWAYS go on forever and I never win the bike. But one of my customers did
6) I chauffeured a friend with a broken wrist to the rally, her first MOA national (she would normally have ridden her own bike). It was fun to see her enjoy some of the experience as a rally virgin and remember my first MOA national in 1987. She jumped in and volunteered, met bunches of people, and had a really good time.
7) Teach McNeill doing stunts was a fun show. I've seen Christian Pfeiffer do his show, too, and they're both well worth watching.
8) The shuttle was a great idea, especially considering the size and hilliness of the fairgrounds.
9) I was recruited by MOA Prez Ray Zimmerman to be part of a focus group on MOA and BMW. I thought this was a great idea to get ideas, comments, and suggestions from the membership.
10) Again, the people. BMW riders are the best, hands down.
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