Thanks to everybody who put in alot of hard work to make this a great rally in a perfect location! Somewhat warm, but more than offset with beautiful country and great riding.
At the closing ceremonies, of which I was not in attendance, it was pointed out to me how a particular individual was honored for a personal achievment of many miles ridden. That is worth a good mention. IMHO, a far greater accomplishment was not mentioned and that is the accomplishment of my fellow Chicago Region club member and BMWMOA pioneer, Norm Phoenix who attended his 38th consecutive rally and he has ridden his BMW to every single one. More importantly, Norm was involved in a crash the week before when a car turned in front of him, forcing him down with considerable damage to his bike and a great many bruises. Demonstrating his committment to the MOA rally, Norm got on his K1200 and made the trip from Chicago in 4 days and arrived to continue his record as the only BMWMOA member to ride to and attend every single rally in the history of the MOA. Here is a picture of Norm after arriving at the rally. Our hats are off to you Norm and here is the recognition you have earned and deserve. Well Done!