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    Swimming at the rally

    I am planning for heat. I assume Sedalia has city pools, is it impolite for any of us to go down and soak a bit.

    I have this image of a road weary rider jumping in in full gear, with a toxic ring of old bugs and road sludge covering the pool, people screaming.

    And the other image, 30 fat old guys in the pool and people running screaming "my eyes, my eyes".

    Yes I have an active imagination.

    Alternatively are the local lakes fairly clear? A ride, swim, ride swim sounds kind of pleasant.

    Rod

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    lamine rive river east of town might be place to swim. No beachs, it might be a little muddy on the banks. I'll swing by this week end and see if there are other locations that might have a gravel bar.

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    Brings back memories of the rally at Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch. A lot of people spent time in that creek!
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    Sedalia has a great pool in a nice city park just west of the down town area that is open to the public.
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    Could you imagine me and my flock of chickens going to the city pool.


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    Nice to hear, I was packing a swim suit anyway. I heat like this, I often ride with a swim suit under the mesh, and get in a refreshing dip.

    Rod

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    East of Sedalia and south of 50 there are a number of streams that have gravel bars. They are Haw, Gabrial and Richland Creek (All less than 20 miles).

    Further SE closer to Lake of the Ozarks there are lot of clean, clear creeks flowing into the lake plus you can swim in the lake.

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    Last year too:)

    Many of us found the swimming hole, just a short walk from the rally last year. Nice cooling off and was it HOT! I'm sure this year, misters will be about the grounds too, as last year. They were popular. Forgot the name of that creek in Bloomsburg, but very nice. Randy

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    Yes, I know there were a few "midnight stalkers" in our WONDERFUL lil WM pool! Best $20 investment we've made at a rally in years, probably forever!

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    Not too late to join us again! Bring the pool!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roc-Roc View Post
    Could you imagine me and my flock of chickens going to the city pool.


    Chickens howlin at the Moon!


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    I believe that "creek" was the Allegheny river. The Bloomsburg rally site was flooded to a depth of 6" just weeks after the Rally. Ride safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rpbump View Post
    I believe that "creek" was the Allegheny river. The Bloomsburg rally site was flooded to a depth of 6" just weeks after the Rally. Ride safe
    Not 6 inches - closer to 8 feet!
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    Ok, so some things are worse than the heat. I will keep that in mind.

    Rod

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    Yep;

    The track where all us GSGiants camped was about 6-8feet indeed, somebody has pictures of that here somewhere, I saw'em. Susquehanna River was nearby and that creek fed into it, right through Bloomsburg. Got a tad out of control, I'd say, a month or so after the rally. Boy, that would have been some kind a rally, with water like that. Randy

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