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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

    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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    Wary locals

    Quote Originally Posted by flyhi2cfar View Post
    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!
    It seems the locals are wary of us; no invitations to any backyards as of yet.
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    I've got a 1 acre back yard that anyone is welcome to camp in which is 20 miles away from the Rally before the Rally....just SW of Springfield MO.

    It is 2.5 hours south of Sedalia Nationals...or 132 miles

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    Thanks Ken:)

    I rode home to CA. from Bloomsburg, right through the heart of MO.. Stayed in California, MO.., a small burb just East of Sedalia. on US50. The roads were sweet, scenery great, warm, yes, but its Summer. Camping around there was slim pickings, so I roomed it in CA.,MO. at the California Motel, I laughed when I saw it, town and all named California way far away in MO..Thanks for the offering of home space tenting, as I try to do the same at my home. Randy PS; US50 and US54 through Missouri are fine riding with a few back roads thrown in between the two

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    Looks a lot like my own local roads only a bit flatter

    I plan to be at the national, but I will be in a motel within a few miles of Sedalia if I can arrange it.

    Me, camping ?? NO no

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    Ken...thanks

    I will be in touch closer to the rally date. If you are ever on the NC coast; give me a shout.

    Jerry
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    IBA #44567 Ken F's Avatar
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    Guys it's no big deal. Big back yard with grass and lots of shade trees- sounds like a good campground to me! lol

    40427- Anything but flat!! You have to keep in mind that I was taking pictures as I drove to work so these were easy spots to shoot a shot while driving.
    ....probably worse than talking on the cellphone eh?

    JDock - Consider it a done deal. Look forward to meeting you!

    Ken
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