'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.
As for statistics, anybody who really wants to know can look at attendance by state for the last several rallies. If you want to refine the statistics then standardize by MOA memberhip by state. I'm not sure that the 500 mile number is precise, but do know that predominantly easterners go to eastern rallies, westerners go to western rallies, midwesterners sometimes will go either direction, and some of us go wherever it is. Voni has not missed one since 1984. I missed Moodus due to a job change and ZERO vacation days right about then.
It is not the absent that concern me very much. In the past 25 years I have heard almost every conceivable excuse why persons said they were not coming to a specific rally or rally site. It is the safety and convenience of those who come that are my priorities.
Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
5.7%What was the error margin algorithm?
Two henways to one.What is the ratio of twistie roads vs. straight?
a few reasons i can think of:Seriously though... I wonder why some were repeats?
- great facility
- great destination
- we have foreknowledge of logistics
- affordable price
- the beer deal is pre-done
oh man, i sure can.One can never get enough of that Corn Palace!
SABMWRA MOA Club#62's Flat Fixer/ current forum moderator
It's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away-D.Dillon/G. Strait
The rest of that post was a Joke pointed at Ian.
Not being privy to much of the information one can only surmise.
Personally, I'm not the rallier type.
When I lived in NY I only went to Americade twice since 1983.
Crowds don't do it for me.
I went to Redmond because I could. And I wanted to say I've been to one. And to meet some folks...
It's an impressive feat.
I agree w/ Paul's assessment on distance. I'd ride to a rally to participate in the seminars and shows... Not to ride the local roads. Probably as I'm spoiled where i live.
I seriously thought of PA but decided 4-5 days of road to spend 3-4 days and then repeat the ride turned me off. Not the ride. The Gas Prices.
I'll wait and see where '13 happens. And I'll tell ya... If it ain't in an hour range of the North Cascades yer really doing the membership a disservice. (heh heh)
Let's just keep filling up this map!
Tom "Bullit" Buttars
BMW MOA Treasurer, Ambassador
1978 R100RS, 2006 F650GS, 2007 F800S
BMW MOA Ambassador
Sled Dog Touring Team | RSMaine | MOVermont
'08 R1200GS | '60 R60
[QUOTE=moondog;699692]ok I'll bite...again...whats a henway?
about 2 & 1/2 pounds
hey you bit!