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    I agree Montana,there is a little used road across southern Canada near the border called the Red Coat Trail.It would be a lot more fun than the slab(Canadadan)- unless your goal is to make time and try to avoid getting crushed by the 18 wheelers!

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    Just a reminder that the "Las Vegas 2005" rally was a Joke.
    I think?

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    Originally posted by widebmw
    Just a reminder that the "Las Vegas 2005" rally was a Joke.
    I think it already has a following. It might be hard to kill now.

    Maybe I'll start a rumor for 2006, too. How about the Cabot Trail?

    MarkF

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    No Joke Miserable Mark
    I think Nova Scotia would be dandy for 2006.
    Now how about Winnipeg for 2007?!!

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    Now your talking!

    If the Canadians had their own MOA or RA national it would grab a huge chunk of the rally attendees from the USA. The roads and people of Canada are very motorcycle friendly. Go once and you'll go back again and again.

    MarkF

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    Just a guess but I think 2005 will be in the mid-west.
    As I remember, Oregon - East Canada - East US - Washington.
    That only leaves one place to go, Kansas.

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    Re: Now your talking!

    Originally posted by oilhed
    If the Canadians had their own MOA or RA national it would grab a huge chunk of the rally attendees from the USA. The roads and people of Canada are very motorcycle friendly. Go once and you'll go back again and again.

    MarkF
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    Winnipeg 2007!!It is as midwestern as it gets,in a Northern sort of way.
    Besides it is our turn!!

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    Originally posted by widebmw
    Just a guess but I think 2005 will be in the mid-west.
    As I remember, Oregon - East Canada - East US - Washington.
    That only leaves one place to go, Kansas.
    No.



    Not Kansas.



    Sorry, Voni....
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    ...This isn't Kansas!???
    Dorothy to Toto.

    Why not Kansas K!!Is it the tornadoes?The locust plagues?The heat?The empty flatness?Voni and Paul drive there all the time.Manitoba,there's the place.Grand Beach 60 miles north,the RIDING MOUNTAINS a bit further north than that...I would recommend the U of M as the rally site,right on Pembina Highway,direct shot up from the US border,80 miles or so.

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    From Dictionary.com:

    flat:
    adj. flat?Àter, flat?Àtest
    Having a horizontal surface without a slope, tilt, or curvature.
    Having a smooth, even, level surface: a skirt sewed with fine flat seams.
    Having a relatively broad surface in relation to thickness or depth: a flat board. See Synonyms at level.
    Stretched out or lying at full length along the ground; prone.
    Free of qualification; absolute: a flat refusal.
    Fixed; unvarying: a flat rate.
    Lacking interest or excitement; dull: a flat scenario.

    It's pretty in a subtle kind of way and the people are amazingly nice, but it's just not motorcycle country to me. When I was there, it was 105F! The Nevada desert on Rt. 50 was cooler!
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    Yes, Paul and I do ride across Kansas all the time.

    To get to somewhere else. Not to get to Kansas.

    In fact, we might not go back, but they pay us to live here ; )

    Kansas isn't anywhere. But one great thing is that it isn't far from anywhere else.

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    Voni's right. KS is the best place in the country if you want good reach to the rest of the country.

    Are you guys about two days from any place in the country?

    I'm envious. Really.

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    I just returned from a weekend in Spokane. I cannot comment on the roads surrounding the city but I do have a suggestion for a 'do not miss' landmark: The Davenport Hotel. Now I doubt if many will spring the $150 or so a night but it is worth a trip down town (near the city's Riverside Park, not to be confused with the State Riverside Park) to see it. It was originally built in 1914 but was recently restored to the tune of $30 million! It is indescribable! Also, there is a fun little road (well no fun in a rental car....) that runs along the river just south of down town. Lots of bicycles though.

    Have fun in Spokane!

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    Hey Everyone, I'm new to the web site but not to motorcycles. You are all talking about the 2004 rally being in Spokene Wa. but I'm unclear on the dates. Would someone please fill me in? Also, If any one has info on Shawn Baecker with the 1100GS, who recently moved from KC to Detriot please have him contact me. Julie in Washington

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    Question Rally FAQ for Newbies?

    Spokane 2004 will be my first ever MOA Rally and I want to do it right. Is there a FAQ for first-timers that covers things like where to stay (hotels vs. camping); what to do; what to bring; when to arrive; and that sort of thing?

    I've been picking up bits and pieces through the different postings here.

    Thanks!


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