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Thread: moving the rally to the spring or fall

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    MOA Rally 2012

    PLease, Spring or Fall for the sake of all. This years heat is too much for anyone to have to endure. Better to be wrapped up in a nice sweater than a swelter!

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    I'm also one of the riders who is pre-registered and decided to stay home in NC. It's a 600 miles one way trip, if you ride ATGATT as I do it's a misery in this heat. I stated this in couple other threads and I'll say it again. East Coast's weather during summer sucks and I wonder what was the reasoning behind scheduling the rally in the middle of the summer???
    I do ride my motorcycle to have fun and enjoyment It's not fun riding in this weather and actually down right dangerous.
    I hope the board makes a wiser decision for the future locations and times of the year.

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    Maybe some Camping Shade?

    OK so it is HOT here.....and maybe most of us here are VERY uncomfortable in spite of the excellent planning and attempts to keep us hydrated.
    But at the VERY least when we camp in the middle of the summer, some thought should have been given to a shader camp site. Only about 3-4% have any shade to camp in, now that is something that should have been planned for this time of year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jewels View Post
    But at the VERY least when we camp in the middle of the summer, some thought should have been given to a shader camp site.
    Open space is the nature of fairgrounds, and you definitely don't want to camp under trees in a thunderstorm.
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    Next year it will be in Sedalia, MO.
    I wonder how it is there now?

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    Every year we get the same reasons that it can't be changed.
    We have a lot of teachers going to rallys. The kids are off in the summer.
    In Reno, NV half of our schools have gone year-round.

    The vendors have to have it in July. Have you asked the vendors ?

    At the Lima, OH rally one vendor said she thought thet she was smart by getting a space inside. She said she way wrong there was no air conditioning inside the vendor buildings.

    The only change we fear is change itself.

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    Angry

    All I know is no more advance purchase of tickets for anything for me. It's a waste.

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    i know what it would take for the MOA board to seriously consider changing the month the rally is held, some of the more influential members to make the suggestion to hold the rally at a different time of the year. when a peon like me makes the suggestion i am sure it falls on deaf ears, but let a member who carries more clout then me make the same suggestion and i bet it will be given serious consideration. although we all pay the same amount for our membership it is just a fact of life that some voices carry more weight then others.

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    Apropos of nothing, it just occurred to me that five months ago it was 135 degrees cooler here in New England. Relief from the heat is just a few months away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by widebmw View Post
    Next year it will be in Sedalia, MO.
    I wonder how it is there now?
    It doesn't matter what it is now. The planners have weather data, but not a crystal ball. Sedalia's normal high at the end of July looks to be about 88 and the normal low is about 65. Plan accordingly!

    I agree with the earlier comment about not registering in advance. It makes sense to stay flexible and is easier done if the fee hasn't already been paid.

    Hopefully there will be minimal injuries/illnesses at Bloomsburg. The MOA will probably take a bath, but that's business. Some years are better than others.
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    Well... Redmond was just as hot...

    Seattle area on the other hand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    If we had been here last week, the temps would have been in the 70s and not the 90s.
    HA! That's the number one excuse at any fishing resort and ski resort!
    Ya shoulda been here last week.

    But guess what. They ain't and it's still hotter-n-H*ll...


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    I pre registered as well, and decided not to go because of the heat. I'm not blaming the MOA, I'm blaming my self. I know people who have decided to go, I just didnt see much comfort value this time.

    However, I did go to Johnson City. Had a blast.

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    You know, It amazes me that people are actually complaining about the weather in Bloomsburg..Shure it is hot here, But look at what our servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan are going through...and they are wearing body armor and humping who knows how many pounds of gear..Could the weather be nicer here?..Shure it could, But those guys would trade places with you in a heartbeat..So when you remember that, It is a lot easier to bear.. http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/40650.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by khill View Post
    You know, It amazes me that people are actually complaining about the weather in Bloomsburg..Shure it is hot here, But look at what our servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan are going through...and they are wearing body armor and humping who knows how many pounds of gear..Could the weather be nicer here?..Shure it could, But those guys would trade places with you in a heartbeat..So when you remember that, It is a lot easier to bear.. http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/40650.html
    What!!! I really think this is one lame statement. In the first place the guy in Iraq never got drafted as in nobody forced anybody to go to Iraq. Also, I bet I'm at least twice the age of the average serviceman in Iraq. I got no sympathy for anybody that ends up in Iraq. What I think is tragic is that so many died and for what? Oh jeez, I might be getting political here and that is a big no no but you started it.
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