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    We're in the same boat, D'Lilah

    Quote Originally Posted by D'Lilah
    However, some of us would not be able to go to the rally if we didn't bring our pets. And, as long as you don't neglect your pets and they are okay with the noise, etc., there should be no problem.
    We travel with our 2 dogs, also. It's either that or don't travel. Why not bring them, if they are well behaved? Mine will only kill upon command, most of the time, or ... usually ... or ... Ok maybe they're not so well behaved, but they're coming.

    p.s. They are shelties, which translates into good lap dogs.
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    We've all got our own way to rally now, don't we?

    I see some of my friends at the national only. It's nice to stay up late catching up with folks and not have to worry about keeping other folks up.

    As far as camping at national rallies, I've been hoteling lately. It's the showers and toilets that drive me nuts after a while. Sometimes, I need a spot to go sit around with my wife where it's nice a quiet and a hotel room gives us that.

    YMMV, so rally in the way you like and I'll rally in the way I like. Regardless, we all dig BMWs and BMW people and we'll get our fill of both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancogan
    We travel with our 2 dogs, also. It's either that or don't travel. Why not bring them, if they are well behaved? Mine will only kill upon command, most of the time, or ... usually ... or ... Ok maybe they're not so well behaved, but they're coming.

    p.s. They are shelties, which translates into good lap dogs.
    Well, glad to hear we're not the only ones. Although, I can't say mine are lap dogs. They are labs, but they are very well behaved. We travel with them all the time, and they love it!!! They can tell by our actions when we are packing up for a trip, and they just start jumping and crying because they can't wait to go. And, they think the cramper is home and are happy hanging out in it. We've been traveling with them (even tent camping) since they were puppies, so they are pretty well adjusted and are no bother to any neighboring campers.

    Would love to meet your Shelties - they are adorable dogs! We'll keep an eye out for you guys in Lima!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HakunaMatata
    Hi Sue, Do you know where the Sherpa tents will be located?
    HakunaMatada ...

    At one time, I knew exactly where they were going to be put. But then we needed to change that plan. sigh

    At this time we have pretty much decided to hold off to see what the Sherpa Service thinks. They have the best idea of what types of locations work and don't work. They will not be in the loud area, for sure. And probably not in the "quiet" area either.

    Wow - was this a non-answer, or what?!!! I should run for politcal office --- or even, the board of directors. HEY! Wait! I am!
    WHAT WAS I THINKING????


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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa
    YMMV, so rally in the way you like and I'll rally in the way I like. Regardless, we all dig BMWs and BMW people and we'll get our fill of both.
    Well said!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    I find it sad that anyone would advocate such a point.

    Hopefully you don't bring this attitude with you if elected to the board. I know that you helped decide how I'm voting!
    Interesting that you are gonna vote yet you are unregistered. Does that mean you chose not to log on so as to remain anonymous? Or are you not a voting member just trolling this site? Yet another reason to block all unregistered users from posting.

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    Thanks for responding Sue, please post here if you hear anymore about their plans. Thanks
    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    I find it sad that anyone would advocate such a point.

    ...."camping for nighttime debauchery and no sleeping"......

    Hopefully you don't bring this attitude with you if elected to the board. I know that you helped decide how I'm voting!

    Why bother bringing a tent or camping gear with you at all? That way you could travel quite a bit lighter!
    I bet those that advocate the postion that camping means making all kinds of noise and making a fool out of themselves are the absolute first one(s) to complain if disturbed while sleeping....camping or otherwise.
    Then again, bringing pets to a motorcycle rally is beyond me too!
    Since I'm already banned from offending the tender sensibilities of a so-called "administrator" of the Oilhead forum (is that an oxymoron or what!!!???) I thought I would throw my helmet in the ring of this fracas. What can they do...double ban me? Is that like a double secret probation? Double dare? Anyway, Mr. Unregistered, I do so enjoy those who choose anonymity when criticizing others. Are you certain that your real name isn't "fish?"...oh nevermind. As regards you comments addressed to Mr. Brad Benn, Candidate for the BMW MOA Board, I say this...wake up and smell the java!!!!
    Rallies are for having some fun versus standing around opining upon the cost benefit ratio of the new R1200RT.
    Debauchery can be a good thing!! Ever tried it? Once? It worked wonders for the Huns, just ask the Romans. Yes, let's just complete the pillage then retire to our campsite and sit around drinking and singing some Octoberfest songs with a little George Thorogood thrown in for good measure. In case you failed to notice, there will be a "loud" area along with a quiet area. There is a cemetery up the road, it's really nice and calm there. So, choose the quiet area in that way you will never be sullied by the boorish antics of the guys and women (yes, there will be women!!!) who prefer to socialize into the night with likeminded denizens of the dark side. I hope that Sue brings that two-stroke mixer. I'll supply the Jose Cuervo.
    As regards your vote Mr. Yet to be Identified, I would hope that you have more judgement than to vote on the basis of one obviously humorous remark. Frankly, I'm looking forward to having people on the Board who aren't so concerned with their carefully crafted, politically safe and slightly over blown image of wisdom and temperence. I value integrity, loyalty, helpfulness and humor. I respect those who are driven by these values and not by personal agendas. I sense these values in Brad Benn. Perhaps you haven't been reading these Forum posts long enough. In the brief time that I have been a member of the BMW MOA I have participated avidly in reading and responding and have found Mr. Benn to be honest, pragmatic, helpful and humorous in a self effacing manner that is refreshing. He distinguishes himself from those in this forum who take themselves and their exalted opinions just a bit too seriously for my tastes. I voted for him, I'd do it again in a heart beat.
    As regards your remarks on traveling light. I do enjoy loading up the RT with as much as I can carry even if i don't use it. It just looks so cool and people think that I'm headed for the Hindu Kush rather than Lima OH. Ever considered camping in the motel room? I think Hunter Thompson did this a few times(god rest his soul).
    Your comments on noise are worthy of examination. You may not know that the noise level at a Rally campsite is the proof of a rather complex multivariate equation consisting of three primary variables. These are P, S and F. P represents the number of people present, S the amount of Social Lubricant ingested and finally the elusive "F" factor heretofore known only to social scientists as "Fun". What is not in the equation is the dreaded negative beta weight identified as the "W" factor. Those with too much "W" do not enjoy the debauch, loud singing and all around fooloishness of the campsite. They are possessed of the (W)hine factor. Revelers do not possess such a factor. They believe in the BMW Social Contract that states that if someone stays up all night filling their tank then they have no cause to complain about the 6am airheads who have to fire up their machines every 8 hours whether they need it or not. Just curious, do you sir own an airhead?
    Finally, the pet issue. Whereas you cannot understand why anyone would bring pets to Rallies, I can say that I on the other hand have been trying to talk some "pets" into coming with me to the rally to no avail. I guess I'll be relegated to borrowing someone else's pet for a spirited game of ultimate frisbee.
    I hope that I haven't offended you whith these remarks. As you can tell, I'm not running for any offices at BMW MOA. I'll be lucky if I can get reinstated under my old name. In any regard, I think that you'll find some people at the rally to your liking. If you're in the beer garden, I'll be hanging with the guy with the funny ears on the outside of his helmet.
    Adios

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    what's with the unregistered (unwashed?) posting all of the sudden?

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    I give that rant an 8.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by username
    what's with the unregistered (unwashed?) posting all of the sudden?
    Someone figured out that the Rally Forum is open to all. So anyone can post anonymously. That's both non-members and members who's identitiy they wish to remain hidden. It's an obvious flaw in the system but one that was created to allow non-members to converse prior to the rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa
    I give that rant an 8.5.
    ... on the Richter scale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkF
    It's an obvious flaw in the system...


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    oh my, this is going to be fun. it's like being 13 and finding a can of gasoline and some matches all over again!

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    ... or better yet, the economy sized can of WD-40 and a butane cigar torch.

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