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  • Danged hot.

    13 12.50%
  • Damned hot.

    22 21.15%
  • Southern fried.

    15 14.42%
  • Beyond Thunderdome.

    18 17.31%
  • Hotter than the freakin' flame cars.

    36 34.62%
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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Shazam! That's Hot!
    Say Shazam! in your best Gomer accent then That's Hot! in your best Paris Hilton. Kinda funny.

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    Even MSNBC showed us in the heat

    Great shot of how BMW riders cool off...

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    It was so hot that on Thursday or Friday afternoon, I sat in a white folding chair under a big white beer garden tent only to discover that the chair was warmer than body temp.

    Now, that's hot.
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    I think it was a little above African Hot.
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    the weather was hot in PA (and everyware else in the NE) this year and it will be hot again in MO next year. explain to me why we keep holding our rally in the middle of July, and are surprised at how hot it is.

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    didn't notice...... always hot in our tent anyway - Bob
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    I found the temps quite nice Sunday morning..........................Oh wait,I was in the Alps


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    Cool

    The fact that it was brutally hot is no one's fault - rally dates and sites are picked two years out from the actual event.

    The fact that we as a club were not prepared for such heat, or that we keep holding these rallies same time every year, instead of late May or early September, is cause for some serious head pounding!
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    Cool

    It was so hot I drank water continually till 3 Pm when I switched to Beer

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    Not prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwald View Post
    The fact that we as a club were not prepared for such heat
    How can you say they were not prepared? Potable water taps everywhere, jugs of water were they were not, threads on the association site pointing you to ways to get cool and cold beer! (May I add vendors that were NOT gouging for cold drinks!) This is my first rally, but I have been to hundreds of sailing regattas with similar conditions over the years some of which were run by paid staff and NOT volunteers. The volunteers at this rally did a tremendous job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drubery View Post
    How can you say they were not prepared? Potable water taps everywhere, jugs of water were they were not, threads on the association site pointing you to ways to get cool and cold beer! (May I add vendors that were NOT gouging for cold drinks!) This is my first rally, but I have been to hundreds of sailing regattas with similar conditions over the years some of which were run by paid staff and NOT volunteers. The volunteers at this rally did a tremendous job!
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    no comment!

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by drubery View Post
    How can you say they were not prepared? Potable water taps everywhere, jugs of water were they were not, threads on the association site pointing you to ways to get cool and cold beer! (May I add vendors that were NOT gouging for cold drinks!) This is my first rally, but I have been to hundreds of sailing regattas with similar conditions over the years some of which were run by paid staff and NOT volunteers. The volunteers at this rally did a tremendous job!
    Though this is beginning to look like the proverbial 'horse beaten to death' thread(s), you ask a legimate question, so I won't duck my responsibility to answer.

    If the possibility of brutal heat exists at a public venue of this magnitude, there are several things that could have gone better. I have not an ill word to say about the hundreds of volunteers that put this Rally together, in terms of dedication and efforts with the resources they had access to.

    But a critique of something like this event cannot just focus on everything that went right (though one would be wise not to forget such things). It improves not by slapping each other on the back over successes, but by admitting what did not go well and how to make it go better in the future.

    I too have been to numerous public events in my life (and 4 MOA Rallies), and here are a few 'improvements' to consider, and hopefully answer your question.

    1. AC needs to be HIGH enough to quickly cool heat-stressed patrons who come inside a building for relief. Not the case in Bloomsburg.

    2. Seminars need to be held in AC facilities, not only as a site of heat-relief that you can schedule into your day, but also to promote a more attentive audience for the presentor.

    3. Misting fans at multiple locations do wonders to revive a stressed crowd - not merely the one canopy arrangement I noticed at the Fair Grounds.

    4. Hand-held misting fans (similar to a water bottle that sprays a mist thru a battery-operated soft-bladed fan) were common in many hot venues I have attended recently - inexpensive and a true relief!

    5. Shade is an inexpensive and yet highly efficient cooling resource. Since not all can simply 'bring your own' to a rally (packing space, expense, etc.), large tents over grassy camping areas can mean up to a 15 degree difference in temps - for some, a lifesaver.

    6. Flexibility in scheduled events, timetables and venues need to be part of the 'battle plan' for a massive gathering of people, once either temps or rain stand to significantly alter the experience.

    I don't expect my coments to appease you (or many others who seem to view any criticism of Bloomsburg as some sort of personal attack or wimpy bitching), but you deserved some foundation behind my thoughts.

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    How hot was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwald View Post
    1. AC needs to be HIGH enough to quickly cool heat-stressed patrons who come inside a building for relief. Not the case in Bloomsburg.
    The AC installed in building is sized for the anticipitated temperatures and the number of people in the building. Both the temperature and the number of people in the buildings far exceeded the expected and couldn't keep up. The restaurants in downtown Bloomsburg had the same problem as did the restaurants I was in on the way to and from the rally. I think ACs are typically sized for a 20 degree temperature drop in areas similar to Bloomsburg.
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