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    Quote Originally Posted by PHMarvin View Post
    Hi, Kevin,
    I find it offensive for ANYONE to try to save ANY space for someone who isn't there yet. I was at the Flagstaff rally in 1991. I arrived Wednesday evening and, when I thought I'd found a camping spot, I was informed that "All these spots are reserved for the Detroit Touring Club" and at the next nice spot, "All these are reserved for the Chicago club," etc. I finally pitched my tent away from everyone, far from where campfires were permitted. After my experience there, I wanted nothing to do with BMWMOA rallys and didn't attend one until Rhinebeck in 1999. The rule should be hard and fast, NO SAVING SPACES FOR ANYONE! Anyone who attempts to save a space should first be asked to remove the tape, etc., and if (s)he persists, should be escorted from the camping area. There should be NO reserved areas except for special needs (cpap, etc.) or the Sherpa Mayberry area. That's my $.02.
    Okay then I agree NO SAVING SPACES !!! That goes for the clubs that are out there also !!! Screw saving spaces period !!! First come , first served !!! There I am an official ARSE hole
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Actually I was pretty much in the middle of the field on the first day of the rally,
    so much for THAT theory

    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    The CMA lady treated me like some sort of unclean object. The little church treated me like a human being. Guess which one left me with warm fuzzies.
    just when you get to thinkin *they're ALL the same*... i actually love little things like that which serve to restore some smidgeon of faith in humankind... something we all need every so often in life, methinks.

    in Tennessee,
    too bad you didn't whip out your pistol and a bottle of Jack, shoot the top off the bottle with a loud war whoop, take a big swig of the liquor then spit out broken glass and blood and whisky
    and shout at the top of your lungs, H*** F****** YES I LOVES ME SOME JESUS BAYBAYYYYYYY.

    THAT could have been priceless.

    cheers. (and pass me them snakes)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwgs94 View Post
    Okay then I agree NO SAVING SPACES !!! That goes for the clubs that are out there also !!! Screw saving spaces period !!! First come , first served !!! There I am an official ARSE hole
    Actually, setting aside one small area for clubs to camp together was specifically intended to prevent clubs and other groups from trying to do it all over the place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmeister View Post
    You spend 3 or 4 rallys at the rent-atent guys and you spent enough to buy your own NEW tent.
    Then who would provide hundreds of gallons of ice water (and coffee and shade and...)

    A significant number (likely the vast majority) of my customers already have their own gear. But, that's not really the point of this service.



    Last week was a hot one. Record breaking ice usage, 938 lbs consumed in the Sherpa camp.

    And, with low temps at best 74 (some nights didn't get below 80), the sleeping bags were just about ornamental in nature.
    Camping guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherpaMayberry View Post
    Then who would provide hundreds of gallons of ice water (and coffee and shade and...)

    A significant number (likely the vast majority) of my customers already have their own gear. But, that's not really the point of this service.



    Last week was a hot one. Record breaking ice usage, 938 lbs consumed in the Sherpa camp.

    And, with low temps at best 74 (some nights didn't get below 80), the sleeping bags were just about ornamental in nature.
    hey man i for one, don't doubt the value of your service. it absolutely saves folks from having heavily laden bikes on their journeys from home. the convenience of it is NOT to be understated or taken for granted.

    i went to a BSA International Rally on the Isle of Man a few years back, and somebody there provided pre-set tents for folks like you do. some of us rolled off the Ferry (from Liverpool) at MIDNIGHT in the pouring rain. i was lucky and managed to follow some folks who rode directly to camp- only a couple miles from downtown Douglas. some however weren't so lucky and got spun out, wound up riding around the island before finally finding camp. at least one couple i know had a tent reserved. imagine their relief at simply getting into a pre-set tent and having a dry space to sleep that night.
    i wound up rolling out in the Grand Marquee (big circus tent) on the stage that night and setting camp in daylight the following day.

    for those who purchase your services, i am QUITE certain it's totally worth it.
    in all regards.

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    Outsiders? Why is there a special place for GS in the first place?

    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    There was plenty of room on the infield. And I'll also point out that we had outsiders (R-bikes, K-bikes, and other brands) infiltrate the GS camping area and we welcomed them....and shared out beer!

    Can't we all just get along???
    Outsiders? Since when are GS riders considered special? Why not have your own rally in the Mohave Desert? Might not work as most GS riders have not been on unpaved roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiordmann View Post
    Outsiders? Since when are GS riders considered special? Why not have your own rally in the Mohave Desert? Might not work as most GS riders have not been on unpaved roads.
    1. Outsiders, probably not the best chosen word, but don't be so thin skinned.

    2. We have always been special, ask our mums.

    3. Good idea, but we'll still be at the Big Party.

    4. True of most, come party of tarmac with us though.

    You are invited to our little party, we'll be camped next to the GS competition track we are building.
    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiordmann View Post
    Outsiders? Since when are GS riders considered special? Why not have your own rally in the Mohave Desert? Might not work as most GS riders have not been on unpaved roads.
    Seems a little harsh. The GS Giants had a camp in the infield as part of the GS Giant competition. There were a few RS's, K's, RT's and even CLEAN GS's, parked out there as well. We were not at all exclusive and welcomed everyone. Heck, we even shared our beer.

    Special? Yea, there are a few I would classify as "special" but good solid, welcoming folks, all. Before you judge too harshly, please stop by and join the fun.

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    Special?

    Who would even ask! We're NOT created equal,as in Airhead Central, The K Owners group, GSGiants, The Ambassadors and who knows all else gather in similar fashion. Join one, my friend, stop cry'in. I happen to love the GSGiants and figure to camp with'em when on my GSA. My Airhead gets another part of me active. If you're solo and want to be, thats always fine too, just don't get into trouble picking fights where none's needed. Group camping has always been the norm, just in certain areas pre determined at rallies. Find 'em, be happy with all your pals. Randy

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    Who wants me to save them a spot?

    I will be one of the early arrivals and I can save you a spot. You need to know the following;
    1. I snore
    2. I drink
    3. I smoke cigars
    4. I get up early
    5. Did i mention I drink?
    6. Chicks dig me.
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    1996 R1100RT main bike & 1985 K100RS...too fast to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    I will be one of the early arrivals and I can save you a spot. You need to know the following;
    1. I snore
    2. I drink
    3. I smoke cigars
    4. I get up early
    5. Did i mention I drink?
    6. Chicks dig me.
    Sounds like me,

    uhhh, no cigars,

    but chicks do dig me , just ask my woman......
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    I am not mad...Dali
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    Sounds like my kind of camping spot. I never go to a rally without a fully stocked travel humidor. Haven't been able attend a national since West Bend in 2007.
    98 R1200C Canyon Red

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    This is your year

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebgen View Post
    Sounds like my kind of camping spot. I never go to a rally without a fully stocked travel humidor. Haven't been able attend a national since West Bend in 2007.
    Hope to see you there.
    Jerry Dockery
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    1996 R1100RT main bike & 1985 K100RS...too fast to believe.

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    Tent spaces

    I'm a newbie going to my first rally this year but if the rules say no saving spaces I'd think it should be enforced for all. I'd like a spot in the early to bed and early to rise long distance riders section this year please.

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    I staked out my spot yesterday. Nobody better mess with my Biohazard Warning Area tape. Let me know if you want a spot too, right now, I have about a third of an acre for sale.

    PS, Dear Moderators and Rally Staff, you are reading these posts, right?

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