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    Thread revival!

    Came looking for the location of next year's rally... turns out that I'll be flying in to MSP the month before the rally to attend my godson's graduation from Carleton College. Don't know if we'll be able to make it back on the bike for the rally, but we'll see how jobs and finances are doing then.

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    A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

    The Fitzgerald Theater is only 5 miles away.

    I have never attended a Rally before but would love to combine a live PHC and Rally in one..

    Awesomeness achieved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauleknight View Post
    The Fitzgerald Theater is only 5 miles away.

    I have never attended a Rally before but would love to combine a live PHC and Rally in one..

    Awesomeness achieved.
    Pretty sure PHC is not there during the summer. They usually take off. Sometimes they do a road trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Thanks Kurt and Brad.
    Is the area that looks like a compost site the north boundry?
    Great! The ground will be warm and soft. Leave the Therma-rest at home.
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    Things didn't fall into place for me to attend the Salem rally, but this one looks feasible. It would be a good rest area for further western exploration...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegates View Post
    I'm in on the beer bus. who's the music going to be? Prince or Dylan? Their both from minnesota.
    Don't forget Steve Miller and Johnny Lange!

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    Regarding the heat....

    Quote Originally Posted by chasman View Post
    I was at the 2011 rally in Chippewa Falls. We camped...it was hot. Record temps for most of the country that summer. Still, had a great time there and at Bloomsburg a few weeks later.
    True, in the last few years there have been some warm rallies. I just want to throw this true fact out there:
    I live 70 miles south of St Paul. Last night I slept with open windows in flannel PJs with 2 blankets. Odds of a Bloomsburg type experience in 2014 are pretty tiny.
    Gotta go...They're coming for me

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    Not on the Fairgrounds schedule

    I took a look at the events schedule for both the fairgrounds and the chamber of commerce. No BMWMOA is scheduled yet.
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    Does not surprise me. The the state fair calendar for the coming year is often not updated until after the fair in August.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    True, in the last few years there have been some warm rallies. I just want to throw this true fact out there:
    I live 70 miles south of St Paul. Last night I slept with open windows in flannel PJs with 2 blankets. Odds of a Bloomsburg type experience in 2014 are pretty tiny.
    Tell me where the jet stream is and I can tell you what the weather will be for the rally.

    If it is hot in MN at that time it will be miserable everywhere else in the midwest rally region. The end of July temps are going down, days can be warm but over night temps are dropping compared to the beginning of July. Shade is abundant on the MN fair grounds. The buildings are air conditioned.

    Mosquitoes - In Fly-Over-Land we kid that the mosquito is the state bird. You will find them all over. The State Fair Grounds is in the middle of a seven county mosquito control district not on the fringe. You will see them but not a big deal.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mika View Post
    Tell me where the jet stream is and I can tell you what the weather will be for the rally.

    If it is hot in MN at that time it will be miserable everywhere else in the midwest rally region. The end of July temps are going down, days can be warm but over night temps are dropping compared to the beginning of July. Shade is abundant on the MN fair grounds. The buildings are air conditioned.

    Mosquitoes - In Fly-Over-Land we kid that the mosquito is the state bird. You will find them all over. The State Fair Grounds is in the middle of a seven county mosquito control district not on the fringe. You will see them but not a big deal.
    The Fairgrounds staff has also advised they eradicate pests....so leave your pests at home

    They even capture queen bees, and relocate the bees......I was there in June for Back to the 50's and it was hot...no mosquitoes in sight!!
    Ride Hard, go far, and keep smilin...

    Karol Patzer, Ambassador, 2014 BMW MOA Rally Chair
    Visit St. Paul July 24-27, 2014

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    Talking Go Kevin!

    Quote Originally Posted by twofastdogs View Post
    Hmmmm......I could probably arrange a ride to there. Figure in roughly 2.5 hours, one way. I'm also considering a micro-brewery tour, which the Twin Cities has a fair amount of (which would also involve renting a bus). Looks like I have some work to do.
    -K
    I am planning to ride to the rally from central B.C., Canada so I appreciate all the info and brewery bus ideas you can provide. Go Kevin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rummy63 View Post
    I am planning to ride to the rally from central B.C., Canada so I appreciate all the info and brewery bus ideas you can provide. Go Kevin!
    I'm sure we'll be working on a "beer bus"
    Ride Hard, go far, and keep smilin...

    Karol Patzer, Ambassador, 2014 BMW MOA Rally Chair
    Visit St. Paul July 24-27, 2014

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    Yahoo, this will be our first. Minnie is just 8 hrs south of us so will come down to experience it all.

    Calendar updated!

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    How cool is that?!! Yesterday I was thinking to ship my bike again to cross Canada next year. And now I could do both, join the rally AND cross Canada!

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