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    Rally Feedback

    How about somebody in charge doing an online survey after each national rally so members could give feedback so that the experience at the next rally can be improved? I remember one rally where we were given a paper to fill out at the closing ceremonies, but that was only one year and then it stopped. It would be easier to do this once we are back home and online, plus it would be much easier for rally organizers to see what the biggest problems were and for future organizers to plan ahead so we don't have a repeat of the problems.

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    Here is my answer.

    Next Midwest rally, come back to Sedalia.

    It can't be that hot again!

    Rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragtoplvr View Post
    Here is my answer.

    Next Midwest rally, come back to Sedalia.

    It can't be that hot again!

    Rod
    Might be snowing, it is the Mid-west.

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    Great Rally

    Don't change a thing, it was one of the best rallies I've ever attended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WmWright View Post
    Don't change a thing, it was one of the best rallies I've ever attended.
    Really? So you had no problem with the long waits for shuttles, the crappy food, or any of the other stuff that wasn't up to par for this rally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonynace View Post
    Really? So you had no problem with the long waits for shuttles, the crappy food, or any of the other stuff that wasn't up to par for this rally?
    Interesting...I ate there all week, and had good food with a wide selection. When I go to a rally, I don't expect 5 star dining. ( I go to a 5-star restaurant for that)....I ate at the Chop House (and had very good ribs)...at Jacksons I had an excellent fresh fruit plate (huge for $2.00), a pulled pork salad, and the usual rally/fair food. May not have been a large selection of "healthy" food, but I've attended a few rallies, and thought this selection good. I didn't hear about long shuttle waits, but this is a free service that MOA provides to rally goers, and this year the volunteer drivers were hard to come by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonynace View Post
    Really? So you had no problem with the long waits for shuttles, the crappy food, or any of the other stuff that wasn't up to par for this rally?
    Wow! My wife and I ate all but one meal on site. We didn't have one bad bite. The Pork Palace, The Beef Place and the Poultry Pantry all had good food at a fair price. This was not your normal rally food.

    The shuttles were a nice touch in such hot weather. If we waited too long, we walked for a while and sure enough we either got where we were headed or caught a ride.

    We worked a shift on the Sanitation committee and looked at all the showers and rest rooms. Only one needed paper products and that was takened care of in a few minutes.

    I'm sorry you had a bad experience. I did not have the same experience.

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    here was one place not to be named but the owner was sinister. It was not very good, but it did not make me sick, the primary fear at one of these things.

    The beef palace, expensive but very good steak by fair standards, I have paid more for worse. The shriners, excellent. Every other place was good.

    Only other bad experience was my fault, evidently finishing an ice cream and washing it down with beer is a bad move. Good part is I turned in early, got good rest and no hangover, which was not the plan. I needed the rest for the ride home in the furnace.

    We need tee shirts, I don't fear hell, I survived Sedalia or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonynace View Post
    Really? So you had no problem with the long waits for shuttles, the crappy food, or any of the other stuff that wasn't up to par for this rally?
    Well, I walked or rode my bike around the fairgrounds and saw a non-stop flow of shuttle trams making their rounds and had some very tasty meals on site. Perhaps you would be willing to volunteer on next years planning committee to ensure that 2013 is up to your standards.

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    This will be my last

    I've been to a few Rallies and camped at the events too, but this year will be my last. The vendors and food were great, but why anyone would schedule an outdoor activity like this in the 3rd week of July is beyond me. Coming into Sedalia we saw 107 on the thermometer and 102 at the Fairgrounds. It was hot in Wisconsin, Vermont, Ohio and Pa, all scheduled during this time of year. Camping in this weather with no shade is insanity. The roads getting there...??

    I thought we were also through with the black t-shirts. Until they move the date, I'm done.
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    Well, apparently other members had a different experience than mine at the rally. But those voicing an opinion here are only a few of the many members that attended. We should hear from all of them by putting a survey out after each rally. It is an easy thing to do with Survey Monkey or a similar site and would give a much more accurate way of measuring how satisfied people were with the rally and how we can make it better.

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    One giant infomercial. Liked the tour and travel seminars as well as the sidecar mfg. A $12.00 kids backpack reshaped to fit a m/c tank poorly for a couple hundred or a fabric jacket for more than I have paid for a good used Suzuki doesn't do much for me. Saw how I can add $60 worth of confor foam to fix my seat.

    I like my Timex better than your Rolex. It works better and I don't worry about losing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WmWright View Post
    Well, I walked or rode my bike around the fairgrounds and saw a non-stop flow of shuttle trams making their rounds and had some very tasty meals on site. Perhaps you would be willing to volunteer on next years planning committee to ensure that 2013 is up to your standards.
    Well I'd love to if it was closer and had more time to do so. I've worked the shuttles before at a couple of rallies because our club was in charge of them. We had them running good with no complaints. You didn't notice the problems at this year's rally because you were not riding them. You just noticed a couple as you were passing by. The shuttles were bunched up a lot with one coming close after the other instead of spread out like they should be, they shut down early and started later than they were supposed to as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GKman View Post
    One giant infomercial. Liked the tour and travel seminars as well as the sidecar mfg. A $12.00 kids backpack reshaped to fit a m/c tank poorly for a couple hundred or a fabric jacket for more than I have paid for a good used Suzuki doesn't do much for me. Saw how I can add $60 worth of confor foam to fix my seat.

    I like my Timex better than your Rolex. It works better and I don't worry about losing it.
    Interesting point of view...
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    The thread started out with a good suggestion How about a survey to see how things can be improved? Good idea that then deteriorated into a a food/bus argument?? Everything can be improved BMW motorcycles, Honda Autos, etc. etc. thats why they do surveys....So if anyone in charge knows of one of the old surveys but it up and see what happens..maybe a positive idea or two will come from it!!!

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