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    Salem,OR..:)

    Its our turn again, West Coasters! A 2nd turn at Oregon in very recent times is very neat. Not much chat here, but it needs some. The BIG Rally will be in our backyards again and many will be needed to step up, chat it up, bring all those Easterner Brethren our way again. Many are already pooping on our 2nd rally in Oregon, so soon! Ever so misguided, imo. Opposite sides of the Cascades, these two rallies, Redmond vs. Salem2013. No comparison, imo. One year out, no biggie, as my time flies the older I get and these come very quick. Join me and prepare way ahead. Randy GSA1200, avid adventure on dirt

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    All anyone needs to do is compare high temperatures in both locations during this years rally and ask "where would I rather ride" we may get our first 90 degree day of the year in Portland this coming friday.

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    So sweet:)

    As a long time traveller of the NW, I cannot see Salem failing in this regard. Temps will be sweet indeed. I met the Salem City contingent in Sedalia, we spoke it up some and they seem jazzed we're coming. They should be and were very nice folks, representing their City. They were just inside the Rally Country Store, about first folks you saw walking in the a/c'd building. We're gonna place Oregon on the MOAMAP again soon, 2013July. Ya'll bring out the FINE NW hospitality once again. Happy Trails, Randy"Polarbear"GSA1200. Dirt, you bet

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    Rally

    Im hoping to come out on my new GSA; 2070 miles one way if I can swing it at work, Im figuring it will take me four days to get there and four to get home, I dont like to ride on the superslab but I might have to to make this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmoon View Post
    Im hoping to come out on my new GSA; 2070 miles one way if I can swing it at work, Im figuring it will take me four days to get there and four to get home, I dont like to ride on the superslab but I might have to to make this one!
    Better to take your time to be safe. We'll be waiting for ya!

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    I've been waiting for the BMW ralley to get to the west coast and now that it's coming, I still might not make it. I'll be going up to Alaska in June and plan to be in Salem, Or. for the ralley, but the more I read about the great Northwest and what to see and do, I might be up there all summer. After all, if I spend the money (at these gas prices) to get up there, I might as well see and do everything I can while there. So I hope to see everybody in Salem, but if not, just know that I'm busy being happy.
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by scooterboy View Post
    .... I'll be going up to After all, if I spend the money (at these gas prices) to get up there, I might as well see and do everything I can while there. So I hope to see everybody in Salem, but if not, just know that I'm busy being happy.
    Local WA gas prices today $3.10 at Costco, $3.39 at local Shell station... Summertime could differ.

    Go for it!

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    I'm very new to the Bmw, just bought my first road bike in 25 years this past fall, rode about 1500 miles and am excited to start a new chapter in life of riding with the wife. We live just about 100 miles south of Salem and know the area well, there are a lot of very senic and twisty roads near by. I have taveled all over the west and am proud to calll the Willamattee Valley home, just 60 miles to the Cascade mountians and about the same to the pacific ocean. We will be there to help as we can with the ralley and hope to get to know a few riders from Oregon to adventure with. Also if there is information on a Oregon BMW riding club would like to know who to contact. Bruce

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    Bruce,

    Try the BMW Riders or Oregon, MOA club#83. Info on thier activiites and contact info can be found at thier website, http://bmwro.org/. Great group, you'll enjoy being part of the club.
    Look forward to seeing you in Salem.
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    Bruce, the Riders of Oregon web page is a bit out of date, but you can find them on Facebook too.
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    The Oregon bubba's put on a rally in John Day, usually in June I think. Camp at the fairgrounds on the north end of town. Grew up there, now I'm gonna have to go back and ride . . .

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    I'm going to try to make it from Vancouver Island.... Looks like a really great time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ORexpat View Post
    The Oregon bubba's put on a rally in John Day, usually in June I think. Camp at the fairgrounds on the north end of town. Grew up there, now I'm gonna have to go back and ride . . .
    Yuppers, the Chief Joseph Rally, and it's a blast.
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    Cool Cheif Joseph BMW Rally in John Day, OR in June

    Quote Originally Posted by gussie54 View Post
    Yuppers, the Chief Joseph Rally, and it's a blast.
    And here is a video covering my trip to the John Day rally 2012. Beginning in Washington at the Stonehenge Memorial near Goldendale and ending at the Malheur Wildlife refuge south of Burns, OR after the rally.

    Awesome country.
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