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    For your first national I would suggest that you camp. A good part of the fun is being able to walk around and check out the cool bikes. Also, if you camp it is only a short stumble back to your tent from the beer garden.
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    ...and therefore you should camp near the beer tent..

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    About how many people usually attend this rally? Can anyone tell me the dates?

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    Hey Julie,

    Figure somewhere between 5 and 7 thousand people will attend. I think there were 7100 people in WV, which was one of the largest rallies ever.

    If you're looking for information about the date and stuff, click here. It'll take you back out to the MOA web pages and drop you right where you need to be.



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    Thank you, I've been stumbling around these pages for days, always getting side-tracked reading stuff and never seem to find ( or remember) what I was looking for.

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    Originally posted by jgr451
    ...and therefore you should camp near the beer tent..
    And I guess even more ideal would be to camp halfway between the beer tent and the bathroom!

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    Yess!!Now that can be the tricky part.

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    Originally posted by jgr451
    Yess!!Now that can be the tricky part.
    It gets worse as you get older.

    DAMHIK.
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    OK, so besides drinking brews and going to the bathroom, what else goes on at a MOA rally? I saw the photos and read some of the articles about the Charleston rally so I know there are demos and vendor exhibits but what else? Are there group rides in the surrounding areas? Poker runs? What does one do at MOA for four whole days?

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    Dave Swider
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    Originally posted by KBasa
    Look here
    Great pics! That photo of Deals Gap sure brought up some good memories.

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    Originally posted by KBasa
    Look here
    Great pictures indeed! I'm starting to get this MOA thing now. At MOA, one rides around, drinks beer, does BMW stuff, rides around some more, drinks more beer, and extends their middle finger in photographs?? Is that a secret MOA greeting?

    I can do all that!

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    Dig; I used to be a "lone wolf" type. The first National that I attended was DuQuoine (+/-1992). Allthough the roads of southern Illinios were marginally entertaining, the cameradery was infectious. I was hooked.

    Since DuQuoine, I've attended all but Redmond. Maybe I lead an uneventfull life, but they have been the best of times (second to my wedding and a very good plate of Pad Thai that I enjoyed in Ferndale a few years ago).

    Things you must do at a National:

    1. Visit Airhead Cental after midnight. Ask for Brent. Password; necessity sent you. Stay away from anyone from Fla., esspeciallly Lenny and Gator.

    2. Clean you credit card and do the vendors. You'll see a lot of things you really don't need, but crave. Tip; Buy it when you see it. Come back later and your size or color may be sold out.

    3. Dress scantily

    4. Zip your tent tight (just joking).

    Tip: If you set up camp within a 1/2 mile of me, wear earplugs when you turn in for the night. I snore like a chainsaw with a fouled spark plug (not joking).

    IMOH, you will have the time of your life. These are some of the most decent and fun folk that you will ever meet. Join us.
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    ...and bring your best smile and handshake,and your natural interest in people and your desire to make new friends and have a lot of fun...I could go on but others have and will.
    went to my first rally in montana and I have been to 3 since.Great times all.For resaons that sometimes don't have easy explanation.It is just very cool.

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    Originally posted by Calnalu
    Great pictures indeed! I'm starting to get this MOA thing now. At MOA, one rides around, drinks beer, does BMW stuff, rides around some more, drinks more beer, and extends their middle finger in photographs?? Is that a secret MOA greeting?

    I can do all that!
    Well....



    The middle finger is a special salute by some guys I know. It means you're number 1!
    Dave Swider
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