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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I don't know Mark, there have been some times lately where some members can see what others can't. It seems to right itself the next day. When I click on GrafikFeat's link in his first post, it brings up the same map with blue markers indicating the site. Maybe tomorrow for ya.
    You're right. Now that it's tomorrow it works. Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lagator View Post
    Pretty big hole in the map where Ar, La. Miss, Al. and Ga are too, but it's hot down here in July, unless we move it to sometime in the Spring-just sayin'
    -- wise guy!

    the swamp scooters were up in PA. they actually looked fairly comfortable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    Please include the circle where 50 % of our membership resides.
    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    And that matters because? Population densities have historically been heavier east of the Big Muddy with a few exceptions, wouldn't expect differently for the MOA population.

    I have no dog in the hunt, just wonderin'
    the research on this shows that the majority of members will only travel 500 miles or less to a rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    the research on this shows that the majority of members will only travel 500 miles or less to a rally.
    I have had a self imposed 500 mile limit since I got my first BMW about 15 years ago. Due to medical conditions at home and possible emergencies, I don't want to be more than one long day from home. I have only been able to attend 4 MOA Rallies and 3 RA Rallies. The RA Rally in Birmingham and this year's MOA Rally in Bloomsburg were both just barely inside my mileage limit. The RA Rally at the Biltmore and the MOA Rally in Johnson City were well under a tank of gas away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    -- wise guy!

    the swamp scooters were up in PA. they actually looked fairly comfortable!

    ian
    Ian, it was actually cooler down here in La. while the rally was going on than it was in Bloomsburg. Temps were in the high 70s to mid 80s but some rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    the research on this shows that the majority of members will only travel 500 miles or less to a rally.
    Again w/ the Research... Whose research?
    What was the error margin algorithm?
    What is the ratio of twistie roads vs. straight?

    Seriously though... I wonder why some were repeats?

    Every State has something cool to see...
    One can never get enough of that Corn Palace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    Again w/ the Research... Whose research?
    What was the error margin algorithm?
    What is the ratio of twistie roads vs. straight?

    Seriously though... I wonder why some were repeats?

    Every State has something cool to see...
    One can never get enough of that Corn Palace!
    Repeats happened at what were superior facilities. And at least once happened because a deal fell through at the relative last minute.



    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    Again w/ the Research... Whose research?
    our research.

    What was the error margin algorithm?
    5.7%

    What is the ratio of twistie roads vs. straight?
    Two henways to one.

    Seriously though... I wonder why some were repeats?
    a few reasons i can think of:

    - great facility
    - great destination
    - we have foreknowledge of logistics
    - affordable price
    - the beer deal is pre-done

    One can never get enough of that Corn Palace!
    oh man, i sure can.

    ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    I think its more Midwest, I saw the map once.
    Now that you mention it, seems like I saw a map before. with the amount of Wisconsin riders in the Mileage Contest list every year, it may be the center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    ...And at least once happened because a deal fell through at the relative last minute.
    That was my personal summation...

    The rest of that post was a Joke pointed at Ian.
    Not being privy to much of the information one can only surmise.

    =Anyway=
    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.

    Overlook at Liberty.

    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    ....Every State has something cool to see...
    One can never get enough of that Corn Palace!
    Well, as a long time South Dakota resident recently moved to Nebraska, I can tell you that the closest the MOA national ever got to the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD was in 1990 at Rapid City, SD. That rally was my first MOA national and I lived in Williamsburg, VA at the time. The site got a lot of negitive comments pre-rally. Thankfully, there was no forum at that time or it might have had the same problems as Gillette did. Hot temps and bone dry dusty grounds were expected. What we had was a brief light rain every day which kept the dust down and temps less than expected. It was delightful. We never know what the weather will bring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    our research.



    5.7%



    Two henways to one.



    a few reasons i can think of:

    - great facility
    - great destination
    - we have foreknowledge of logistics
    - affordable price
    - the beer deal is pre-done



    oh man, i sure can.

    ian
    ok I'll bite...again...whats a henway?


    BTW I didn't see a rally in Maine or New Hampshire...OR Massachuetts

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullit7801 View Post
    The site got a lot of negitive comments pre-rally. Thankfully, there was no forum at that time or it might have had the same problems as Gillette did. Hot temps and bone dry dusty grounds were expected.
    Diversity.
    It's what makes our Country great.
    Me? I research where I'm going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Now that you mention it, seems like I saw a map before. with the amount of Wisconsin riders in the Mileage Contest list every year, it may be the center.
    Speaking of lies, damned lies, and statistics...
    Perhaps those putting in the most miles are doing so to get AWAY from their home regions.


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    [QUOTE=moondog;699692]ok I'll bite...again...whats a henway?

    about 2 & 1/2 pounds


    hey you bit!

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