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    Rally Maps?

    Anyone know when the rally maps will be available? I just realized I'm really going to need a lot of time to plan my route back to my tent after the Thorogood concert.

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    Map of the grounds

    I have been working on the maps, but they still look rather 3rd-grader. (ahem) BUT --- Sandy Cohen and Michael Cohen of the BMW Owners News have offered to clean up my scratching.

    I would estimate that the map will be close to completion around the middle of April.

    If you want to take a peek at what I have so far, please email me. But please --- NO RIDICULE.

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    Sue,

    Yes, I would like to see an early copy, and I WILL NOT make fun of it! IMO, it's counterproductive to ridicule volunteers.

    I see there's already been a question on WI-FI hotspots, so I guess there'll be requests for GPS coordinates (best route from beer tent to restrooms), topography data (so the tent doesn't end up in the middle of a river during a rainstorm), etc. The last MOA National I attended was in Prineville, so I'm happy that any map is available before riding off to Lima!

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    leave my monkey alone LORAZEPAM's Avatar
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    Take a look at a pancake, and that will give you an idea of the topography of the Lima area. Overpasses are the major elevation changes within 20 miles of the rally site.
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    Billings in 2015 Sue's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lorazepam
    Take a look at a pancake, and that will give you an idea of the topography of the Lima area. Overpasses are the major elevation changes within 20 miles of the rally site.
    Now cut that out!
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    leave my monkey alone LORAZEPAM's Avatar
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    Sorry Sue, but they need to know the truth. I used to ride a century bicycle ride up in Findlay every year, and they advertised that fact openly. But the wind made it just as hard as a hilly ride, sometimes even harder. Hills eventually end, but 20 miles into a headwind on a bike will wear you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lorazepam
    Take a look at a pancake, and that will give you an idea of the topography of the Lima area.
    Hey, Loraz, you should have seen my first and last attempt at making pancakes!

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    re: rally map

    Well, here's a link to the "official" Allen Cty Fairground map: http://www.allencountyfair.org/map.htm

    It's available thru the fairgrong link on the web page....

    Steve Huber
    '05 rally webmaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by shuber
    Well, here's a link to the "official" Allen Cty Fairground map: http://www.allencountyfair.org/map.htm

    It's available thru the fairgrong link on the web page....

    Steve Huber
    '05 rally webmaster
    Last walkthru of the rally site had the Beemerville Tap and entertainment stage located in the area of Bldg 30, so it's a short walk to the camping areas. In fact all rally events will be centrally located so the walks will be short. Sue has made several site visits and is giving much thought to making this a most enjoyable rally for all. And you've heard it many times but it bears repeating, "Camping is the way to go here" The camping areas are awesome. Hospitality comittee plans on having a large map of the site posted when you arrive to aid you. So do you're exciting riding coming to and leaving the rally and plan on relaxing and enjoying friends while you are here. See ya in July!!!

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    Rally Ride and Camping

    Old Salt is right ride threw the hills of Ohio to get to the rally there are plenty of them to the East and South in Fact if you ride north on RT-603 from Rt-95 south east of Mansfield you will go over one hill and if going 60 or so you will lift right up off your bike quit a rush on such a nice new highway also before you get to Rt-30 you will have twisties that you can really have some fun on.
    Now for camping the grounds are not a level as you may think and when you go to set up your tent or trailer you will find this out. You will have a fun time I am sure.
    John
    PS please use the trash containers
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