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    Trailering to the rally ?

    I hope this does not cause all you long distance rider to get your panties in a twist, but I was wondering ??

    Do BMW riders ever trailer their bikes to the big rally' s or at least near, and then ride in ??

    I am considering buying a trailer to do just this.
    Several of the guys in my Triumph group have started doing this.

    I did it a couple of times , feeling comfortable in the heat/rain while driving the car I liked it, arrived fresh , full of energy and enjoyed my time better than if i had ridden all the way.

    Unfortunately the trailer I had , I could not load /unload by myself so i sold it.
    I am now considering getting replacement that allows me that luxury.

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    Wife and I are staying in one of the serpa tents for the rally (should be real interesting). I can guarantee that if we had an RV, we would trailer our bike and be staying in that bad boy. Talk bad about me while I'm sitting in the ac, see if I care.
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    I will say , it felt a bit odd to trailer a bike the last time I did, it was race bikes not road bikes, but that was a long time ago.

    But then when it was 95+ out and i saw the riders on the freeway and none were smiling getting to the rally .
    Then on the way home it was close to 90 and pouring rain, there i was behind the wheel in the a/c enjoying myself. The riders were like drowned fish out there.

    I guess the old adage is true ; I'm built for comfort not speed anymore.

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    I ran into a couple a few years back that told me they always trailered their bikes to rallies, so they could ride when they got there. Whereas their friends would ride out and then not want to ride when they got there.

    To each their own. I try not to judge, or act like I'm more of a man. This is my first trip that it will take more than one day to get where I'm going. The conditions will not be ideal, but we'll see how it goes.

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    My thinking is;
    if i can ride there "comfortably" in a day, then i will ride.

    If it takes longer no matter the weather I'm trailering

    I never thought it would come to this, but if i want to keep riding I need to make some adjustments and this seems like a good compromise.

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    We've trailered the bike behind the motorhome to 2 national rallies. It works out really well when we plan on spending extra time in and around the rally area and don't want to tent camp. Vermont was a great rally for us - we spent about 5 days camped north of Stowe, and then came down to camp at the rally grounds when the rally got under way.

    To each his own.
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    Not in a Wad a toll

    Lets See, AC on in a truck pulling the bikes.. Sounds good to me.

    Who cares what anyone else thinks.

    Just don't claim you did ride.

    I made it into IA from AK by riding, last push starts in the morning. Just figured out Sunday that the heat DID Bite me. Feel a LOT better now!

    Stay Safe out there..
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    Trailers are for boats

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