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    New Rally Schedule

    Anyone have a comment on the new rally schedule? I may not fully understand the rotation but it looks like us folks in the east don't get the rally back in our area until 2016, five years from the last one in Bloomsburg, PA.

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    No comment other than that seems it is the way it worked out with the change from 6 to 4 zones.
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    Gives me an excuse to ride far...
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    Another Possibility

    First, let me say that I trust the decision by our board as I believe this was not a decision made in haste.

    When I was teaching music we had a yearly conference here in Pennsylvania. It rotated from eastern PA (Philadelphia) to central PA (Hershey) to western PA (Pittsburgh) and then back to central (Hershey). This four year rotation assured that every other year the conference would be in the middle of the state.

    If applied to our national perhaps the countries (yes, Canada too) could have been divided into three segments with the rotation moving west- central- east- central then begin the rotation again. It would mean that for members on the east or west coast a long trip (longer vacation time or missed rally) might occur just once in a four year rotation.

    Just a thought.

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    Well Bill, from reading the Sedalia thread I'd say that they would be thrilled to have us there every other year! Once we have a spot as ideal as that, why not use it more than once?
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    I'd Go back to Sedalia!!!!!

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    Not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layton View Post
    I'd Go back to Sedalia!!!!!
    Hell, I'd go back just for the bbq!
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    When I was on the BOD I once suggested we have a selection of "super sites" in each zone.

    We could rotate from zone to zone with some repeats. To not repeat the selected site would have to be equal or better than the super site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layton View Post
    I'd Go back to Sedalia!!!!!
    And I suspect the BMWRA will too, some day, their snarky comments about the scenic Interstate notwithstanding...
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    Yup, I'd go back. Get 45 minutes to an hour south if Sedalia and the riding is good. (to me that's great as I'm 3 hours from much of anything on a normal basis. In Sedalia I could do some good riding before breakfast! )

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    It appears that the rotation is designed to allow no further than a two-zone trip to a rally ever other year. I'm on the east coast (New England, Zone 4)), so in 2014 I'll have a two-zone trip but in 2016 the rally will be "in-zone". The one-zone/two-zone distance feature applies to all zones, but in different years of rotation. So, the new rotation seems to be fair...but only from an east/west perspective.

    Not stated is the north/south perspective...

    Check out the new zone map:



    Note that the riding distance from the north of Zone IV to the south of Zone IV is a actually 3 "riding zone" trip! So, even though the Rally may be "in-zone" to your location (east/west) it may actually be 3 "riding zones" away (north/south).

    I would suggest that the Rally's zone rotation should also consider its north/south siting aspect. Considering Zone IV as an example, its "in-zone" years will be 2016, 2020, 20024 and 2028. Rotating the north/south in-zone locations in those years might result in a NY location in 2016, a GA location in 2020, a PA location in 2024, and a SC location in 2028.

    Further, I suggest that when the Site Committee is evaluating criteria for sites, they take into account its proximity to either the north-central or south-central halves of each of the 4 Zones.

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    or,lets just say they need more than four zones...

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    Let's have the rally committee pick a site and we meet there.
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