I've been to Trenton, Charlston, Spokane and Wisconsin, and Lima Rallys. Then, bad back set in when I was on my way to Tennessee. Downsized from a 1150 GS to R1200R, and now a G650GS so as to be able to keep riding. I used to live in Sedalia and it is a great town and there are some great riding around the lakes. This may be my last rally and I may not be able to ride by July, but I am going! I won't be able to camp so I checked Travelociy. There are some rooms available at the Super 7. Se my post on this. Also, for active and retired military, Whiteman AFB has several rooms for travelers.
Last edited by 1TomMac; 12-21-2011 at 10:12 PM.
Room has been taken.
I cancelled my reservations today 1/10/12 at
AMERICAN INN SEDALIA
1217 South Limit, Sedalia, MO 65301
I know nothing about this motel, except it just across the street from the fair grounds.
my reservation was for a double non-smoking.
Last edited by cmartin; 01-11-2012 at 04:46 PM. Reason: updated
There is probably not another room within 25 miles of the rally. I point out the reviews so that anyone interested has all the facts. I also urge any one interested to call the motel directly and then to use the various travel sites to try for a cheaper price. A check of Priceline showed this property for $85 yesterday.
Right now the Super 8 is $68 and the American is only $45.
Sounds like the right time to reserve one of them!
Ale>< in Akron, OH and that picture is a girl with a cute smile
I'll never pre-register or get a motel room for another rally specially in a place like Sedalia, MO in the middle of the summer. I did last year and regretted it. Nothing is worth riding in 100 degree temperatures IMHO. As a side note: for the ones who's going to counter as "you can't predict the weather, etc..." I'm ready to take bets....
2009 R1200GS LE
BMW MOA Director & Ambassador
1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS
BTW - When will the volunteer opportunities and chairs be posted?
'07 R1200GS for solo rides
'10 R1200GSA with Hannigan dual sport sidecar for rides with Barley
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After reading through this thread I was a bit worried running into all these negative people at the rally.
Then I realized it would be easy to see them coming by the dark cloud that must be always hanging over their heads.
Seriously, I think there are two ways to approach a rally:
1. I'm here and I will have fun.
2. I'm here and you better entertain me, or I'll hold my breath till I faint,
and make things miserable for others by complaining.
I'm all for attitude #1 and can't wait to go to my second BMWMOA rally.
'04 Silver R1150RT "Big Oel". '05 Yellow KLR 650
'00 Red Suzuki Bandit 600
'65 Allstate/Puch 250 twingle
"I just want somewhere to ride and food when I get there."
Regardless of what the weather will be, I'll be there. Living in MO it's my first opportunity to go to a rally (work ALWAYS takes precedence from June-Sep) so I'll be there.
First Gear mesh jacket and pants and a small windshield...and you'll get NO WHINING about the weather from me! sMiles all the way
08 R1200GS aka Stormy.
1989 Honda GB500 aka Ton Up.
I hate deer and love venison