~~ Tracy ~~
I think everyone attends the rallies for cameraderie, beer, good seminars and hopefully some new adventures.
I have worked Johnson City and Bloomsburg as sign chair once and assistant sign chair. Please remember we're there to have a good time and the MOA crew and volunteers are there to help assure a good time.
It is not a fun job creating, placing, replacing, adjusting and retrieving signs . . . it is a buttload of work.
I can attest that Vince Winkel is a great guy and he handles an amazing amount of responsibility with aplomb. He is a true professional. I wish I had his creativity.
It is a lot of work to pack up that tractor trailer and do the great job they produce.
Campbell Tellman II
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Vince is a little rough on the outside and a teddy bear on the inside. By Saturday, heat and exhaustion was probably just getting the better of him.
Kevin Greenwald - Touring Tips Editor
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OK...I'am sorry for the post. Vince has too many admirers! Should have kept my thoughts to myself. I did tell my son when it happened that Vince was probably just tired.
keep it light enough to travel.....
2013 GL1800 Goldwing
'81 Honda CB650 Custom
Hi Guys, I'd like to make some comments.
First off, someone said they saw me at Spokane and I didn't say hello. I've never been to Spokane. That event was before my time with the MOA. LATE ADDITION - I WAS IN WISCONSIN (WEST BEND) AND APPARENTLY THAT'S THE RALLY TOM MEANT. I AM GUILTY AS CHARGED.
Secondly, I remember Saturday afternoon. I remember the incident but I think there are some things I'd like to clear up. For starters, it's a bit of a running joke that I say things like that to people. I meant no offense. I apologize for this misunderstanding, and if I offended your family members I am truly sorry. I was kidding.
Saturday was also my seventh straight day in Sedalia, working 16 hour days and very little sleep and sort of high temps so I may have been just a bit tired. I was not at my best.
LATE NOTE: Tom M. is a great guy. We spoke late this afternoon, and had a very nice chat.
Thanks for reading,
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MAD DOG here, Beer Garden Chair
You know, it's tough to read a person in 30 seconds. Most people think that I'm a whack-job, but please, I ask, give it another 5 minutes.
We all are under a lot of stress at the National. Walk in our shoes for an hour.
BTW...After 5 minutes, yes, ...I'm still a whack-job.
Sir, you did and outstanding job with your staff putting on a great event!
A job well done.
Your were just one of many NUTS that I met and talked to at the rally. Every one of them were nuts over BMW motorcycles. And thats what made it so much fun
He should be focused on creating content to share with people who can't come to the rally, working with members of the press visiting our rally, or any number of things that a person with his professiontal skills can do.
Vince has never been anything but helpful to my needs. Will give ya a ride in his cart if stopped and generally good egg. This subject is slightly short on thought, imo. He said the gripe word, wow! Randy
Met Vince for the first time Friday night up by the stage during the Sweepstakes. He saw my buddy and I smoking a cigar and was in hopes of us having a cigarette. Could not help him but enjoyed talking to him. I liked him but could see he was very busy.
I was in St Louis yesterday, and I was able to read Vince's post. So, I called MOA and Vince took my call. We had a good conversation, both apologized (me for what I said). And I apologize to all of you. Just read Vince's post. He is a GREAT guy also. I guess we have a mutual admiration thing (don't read anything into this statement!)
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