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    Voni's Views of the Rally 2012

    We arrived yesterday and promptly fell in with the great group of young riders at Camp G.E.A.R.S. Nancy and Scott Koeneman are heading it up. We just showed up to present a couple of seminars, watch Pat Carol demonstrate his first aid and hear Doug Crow talk about the Ambassador program. What fun!

    After the sun went down I found the secret location for Chicks' Night. This morning we returned to Camp G.E.A.R.S. where Coach Ramey Stroud was braving the heat to share riding strategies most all day! Can't thank him enough. Despite the heat the young riders were glued to his every word and practiced new ways of controlling their motorcycles. Then it was off to registration where long lines went quickly. Ducking out of the afternoon heat now. We're headed back for the Ambassador Dinner tonight. . .

    Pictures start here:

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    Thanks for sharing the pics with all of us who are stuck at home. Stay cool and above all enjoy yourself.

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    Thanks! That's the plan, though there's so much fun to be had and so little time to fit it all in! I always think I'll just take it easy and then . . .

    Seminars, and Music and Meetings and Food and Friends and Silliness all around.

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    Wednesday Evening
    Ambassador Dinner and wandering and MUSIC!:

    http://s320.photobucket.com/albums/n...ly%20Wed%20PM/












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    Please tell everyone at Camp Gears Herb and Tommy miss them.
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    Voni, I see you are riding your RS, having issues with your "new" bike?
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    No - the F800 was just ridden to Hyder, Alaska and then back down to the Great Plains. It is staged in Kansas and with an oil change and a new rear tire (next Monday) will be on the road again back up to British Columbia.
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    Thursday the word of the day was AIR CONDITIONING - Starting with 4 Vendors buildings, Seminars, the Owners News Banquet and more Music!
    Met both Valerie Thompson (Fastest Woman on the planet - riding a BMW S1000R) and world traveler Tiffany Coats
    - among the many people who made me sMile today!

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    Thanks for the report, and pics.
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    My pleasure!

    Here's today's pics. I'm off to bed. Early morning tomorrow for the Women Who Ride Seminar:

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    A video of the parade of Sweepstakes bikes:

    http://youtu.be/LUQy_CqDjis

    Thanks, Karol Patzer.

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    Has anyone else recently had problems viewing Photobucket pix at larger than thumbnail size? I can't see Voni's any larger and another friend sent some yesterday -- same problem. I haven't made any changes. I don't have a Photobucket acct., maybe that's it?
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    Thanks for posting pics, Voni

    Good to see friends having fun......

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Has anyone else recently had problems viewing Photobucket pix at larger than thumbnail size? I can't see Voni's any larger and another friend sent some yesterday -- same problem. I haven't made any changes. I don't have a Photobucket acct., maybe that's it?
    It's good here Tom. There is the usual clunkyness of using the back button to navigate. This seems to happen from time to time here on the forum. Those who can't see an image one day can see it the next. I don't know why. Gary
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    Has anyone had problems viewing Photobucket pix...tommcgee
    Yes. My system is saying it's low on virtual memory, so it's time to bring my tech in, I guess.

    Valerie Thompson...
    They should have raffled a dinner with her...

    Thanks for posting, Voni!
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