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    IBA #44567 Ken F's Avatar
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    The RALLY before the RALLY

    There have been a lot of negative posts about Sedalia as the location for the National Rally this coming year. To those nay-sayers I offer the following pictures and must agree.
    What an ugly place...who would want to ride a motorcycle in Missouri?

    Our local club The Springfield BMW Roadriders "Club" (MOA chartered club #8) has decided to move the date for our rally in Crane MO this year to the weekend before the Nationals so that MOA members can come and camp out in the southern part of the state in order to take in some of the good "twisties" in Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas! More info at www.MotoMO.org

    There is great camping (w/showers) and a spring fed creek onsite too!
    On to the pictures:






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    Thanks for the invitation. Now who will let me camp in their back yard?
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    nice....

    I was down that way two weeks ago, doing some research for the GS Giant. This year the event will be MO bigga!

    Excellent riding there in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.

    We'll be down there, too... pounding ground and pounding down beer and groceries.

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    Looks beautiful to me. Heat or excessive heat....I'll be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    I was down that way two weeks ago, doing some research for the GS Giant. This year the event will be MO bigga!

    Excellent riding there in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.

    We'll be down there, too... pounding ground and pounding down beer and groceries.

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    The roads in Missouri are amazing... they don't get damaged from the hard-frosts that we get up here in the frigid north.

    I am looking forward to dragging a footpeg or two on those roads.
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    The journey is exciting; the destination territory - heat be damned! - is a treat; and, for me, to wander around the territory made famous by Mr Clemens (among others) is very special. And, as if that wasn't enough 'ta make ya pee', the 40th assembly is, as 'they' say, "the icing on the cake". So, I ignore all the foolishness and look forward to the whole package...... 5,000 miles of bliss

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    Choices, choices...

    Sleep in the cool Colorado mountians at Top of the Rockies at Paonia...
    or tackle two weekends in the July weather of Missouri? I'll also need a backyard Sunday till about Wednesday before the National!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    The roads in Missouri are amazing... they don't get damaged from the hard-frosts that we get up here in the frigid north.

    I am looking forward to dragging a footpeg or two on those roads.
    Sounds like a good plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 460Jetboat View Post
    Our local club The Springfield BMW Roadriders "Club" (MOA chartered club #8) has decided to move the date for our rally in Crane MO this year to the weekend before the Nationals so that MOA members can come and camp out in the southern part of the state in order to take in some of the good "twisties" in Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas! More info at www.MotoMO.org
    When the MOA rally was in Gillette, WY, there was a rally in Spearfish, SD (94miles away) that is traditionally the week before the MOA rally. That year the organisors of the Spearfish rally moved the dates from Fri, Sat, Sun to Sun, Mon, Tues. According to the organisers, they had the biggest attendance at their rally ever. On the Wednesday, there was a cavalcade arranged for riders going to the MOA. The atmosphere was great. This "little" rally was a precursor to the "main event" and was a lot of fun. I would suggest something similar for the Springfield BMW Roadriders since they are already prepared to move their date, that they move a little bit more. This will solve the problem of what to do between two rallies 150 miles apart and allow Springfield to experience an estimated double in attendance.
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