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    Quote Originally Posted by rjzinc View Post
    this poll closes.
    Hi,
    What poll?
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    Can't someone/anyone put this thread out of its misery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Nye View Post
    Yet they set it up so the primary event of the organization (ergo the Rally) would take place during school vacation.

    Game, set and match.
    Memphis City School dates: begin 8AUG, end 18MAY. Nothing to do with MOA mid-JUN thru JULY dates. Using summer vacation as a criteria the MOA should include mid-MAY thru AUG. Correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Can't someone/anyone put this thread out of its misery?
    would love to

    May has some serious storms in most locations...I guess then we can gripe about the floods,tornadoes and lightning tearing my tent down, destroying my bike and muddying up the fairgrounds.

    Some folks are just finding their garage under the snowpack in May.

    And school here let's out the day AFTER Memorial Day weekend . Graduations are Memorial Day weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptRehkopf View Post
    Memphis City School dates: begin 8AUG, end 18MAY. Nothing to do with MOA mid-JUN thru JULY dates. Using summer vacation as a criteria the MOA should include mid-MAY thru AUG. Correct?
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    Right. School is out from Mid MAY through AUG. This means rally is during summer vacation yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Can't someone/anyone put this thread out of its misery?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Nye View Post
    Right. School is out from Mid MAY through AUG. This means rally is during summer vacation yes?
    I'd like it in the spring or fall, but with the people who are now running the rally, that isn't an option, and they send out polls that have predetermined results. (I got one.) The point is that it doesn't matter what is said about it here or in the polls, the forum doesn't count when it comes to club bizznizz. We're windbags.

    If you want the rally changed, you have to change the people who are running it. That may or may not be a good idea, I don't know, but to argue it here year after year is pointless and tiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptRehkopf View Post
    Hi,
    What poll?
    Ride Safe,
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Can't someone/anyone put this thread out of its misery?

    People have been trying for years but questions keep coming up about when and how the rally is put together.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptRehkopf View Post
    Memphis City School dates: begin 8AUG, end 18MAY. Nothing to do with MOA mid-JUN thru JULY dates. Using summer vacation as a criteria the MOA should include mid-MAY thru AUG. Correct?
    Ride Safe,
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    Just how many people do you see at a mc rally with small children? If you've got em they probably wont go & futhermore , if they're out of school & you attend that puts even more supervision of the kids on your wife-I don't get this school vacation idea?
    I've done registration for several days @ TN & saw young adults,middle age adults & old guys like me & a very few couples-next to zero kids there or on the rally grounds-except Camp Gears and that's only a few people & rallies "are mostly on the weekend" after all!

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    My Two Cents

    i am happy to see this thread as I have strong feelings about when and where this rally is held.
    I thoroughly enjoy the rally but do not enjoy riding in high temperatures to get there and enduring the heat while attending.
    I have wondered why such a great event is held at a hot/warm location in the middle of the summer. I think the administrators of the rally should make better decisions as to the time and place. It is easier to endure some cooler riding weather than hot/warm riding weather. Threrefore; if it is so important to have the rally in the summer, pick a more northerely location (or with more elevation). If the rally can be held in early fall, (spring is generally the rainey time of the year) it would be fine to pick a more southerly and lower location.
    Also, in my instance, travel on a lot of interstate highways and high traffic areas are things I avoid.
    Think about this: The big Sturgis, SD rally is held in mid summer at a more northerly and higher elevation site without maximum congested interestates to get there.
    That's all I've got to say about it. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Nye View Post
    Right. School is out from Mid MAY through AUG. This means rally is during summer vacation yes?
    In many places, school does not end in mid May. Here in the mountains, it depends on how much school was missed due to bad weather. It may not end until mid June if it was a severe winter and it starts in mid August.

    I once lived in a place with year round school with 3 week vacations throughout the year................................
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    Robert,
    BOD members don't monitor the forum. It is not an effective way to provide them with your concerns and ideas.
    I'm disappointed to hear that.
    I would think the forum would be a good tool for the BODs to get a feel for what MOA members want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I'm disappointed to hear that.
    I would think the forum would be a good tool for the BODs to get a feel for what MOA members want.
    Quite the opposite. It quickly turns into a pi**ing contest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Quite the opposite. It quickly turns into a pi**ing contest.
    I didn't mean they need to reply. I was just surprised they do not monitor the site.
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