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    "Running Out The Clock" grafikfeat's Avatar
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    I'm Just Gonna Wing It...

    ...I'm reading all the Q&A's... All the guys/gals meeting up here, there... etc...
    I'm gonna head out Thursday @ around Midnight - 1 AM and ride the hack through the night...
    Hope to arrive at a very long line @ 9AM or so.

    Packing a tire kit, first aid kit... Cell phone...
    Various camping implements, chair, tent etc.
    Camera(s), cards, batteries, charger...

    Oh and money for the beer garten.

    Not knowing a soul... And this my first MOA Rally...
    Hope to have some fun... And learn a few things from (PM) Dave, amongst others.

    We'll see...
    "Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."

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    1st rally

    By the end of the rally you will have picked up many more friends and a desire for more rallies.

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    Sweet - a pre-self-proclaimed future, rally addict.....

    Welcome to the fold......
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    shameless sales pitch

    First, if it's your first, strongly consider going to the "first time rally attendees get together" in the beer garden. Long time rally rats will be there and through the discussion you may learn of things that go on at rallies that you would have missed. You will meet some people you have heard about and read about. None of them I personally know think themselves "celebrities" but apparently some people view them that way.

    Secondly ....here's the pitch.... consider volunteering. Many very long term friendships have been formed when people met working a shift together at a rally. See the volunteer booth in the MOA building (North Sister.) There is something for everyone and you won't be new or a stranger for long.

    We leave this afternoon for Cheyenne. Wooooooo Hooooo

    Does anyone know a way we can BAN Aikens from showing up?? Worst rally rat possible, a noob returned million miler.
    Live this day.

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    I have to hand it to you Stan. That was a very good post - pitch for help or not.

    Keep this up and I'll have to find a new set of chops to bust.....

    Uh, sorry - I'm finding you. You can run, you can hide, but you can't run and hide where I can't find you....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    Not knowing a soul... And this my first MOA Rally...
    Be sure to make it to the Forum Frenzy (Friday at 6pm outside the entrance to the beer garden).

    You will find that you have a bunch of friends there!
    ride what you've got; enjoy the road you're on!

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    My first one too, can't wait, see ya in the first timers tent! I'm the bald guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStrube View Post
    My first one too, can't wait, see ya in the first timers tent! I'm the bald guy.
    Bald guy ...at a BMW rally
    Live this day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStrube View Post
    My first one too, can't wait, see ya in the first timers tent! I'm the bald guy.
    I'm the guy on the GS!

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    Thumbs up

    Grafikfeat,

    I'm heading out after work myself on Thursday (maybe leave by 2 PM) There is no way to make the 1st timer greet/meet but oh well, I'll deal with it. I just hope I don't have to turn around half way there as I've got a severely pinched nerve in the neck and it hurts just sitting at the computer. I doubt I'll be doing any ironbutt rides but do want to check out the rally for sure. Ride safe!

    Oh yeah, I'm the other semi-bald guy ha, ha, ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by JStrube View Post
    My first one too, can't wait, see ya in the first timers tent! I'm the bald guy.
    Good thing you didn't say Gray... we'd NEVER find ya!

    "Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdiver View Post
    I just hope I don't have to turn around half way there...
    If you are half way there you may as well finish...
    Half way either direction is still half way.

    Just take your time... I have a pinched nerve too...

    I'm leaving at midnight and would like to be in the Gorge by sunrise.
    If for anything... Photo ops.
    I'm riding the sidecar and by no means am I running any races.
    I already have an SS1000... This ride is the opposite.

    I'm on vacation and plan on making it last!
    "Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."

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    It's my second rally but I think I'm gonna pretend to be a first timer. Sounds like a great meet and greet.
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    My first rally too, will definitely make the first timers event.
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    "IF" the mini-stan funnel comes in before Thursday, I'm gonna finish up the 'annual' on the C, and the spouse will ride that (oil/filter, final drive and tranny fluids changed today). I'm torn between the R850 and the R45. If I don't get that miserable ABS system bled, I'll ride the 45 and the spouse will ride the 850.

    We'll prolly head out around 0430-0500 on Sat and just stay one night. If the spouse booked jobs for Sat, the heck with him, and I'll head out Thursday or Friday morning.

    Grafik, please be careful of the deer and elk and bears and coyotes and cougars and bobcats and drunken idjits. :-)
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