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    Change Rally to September timeframe

    Well, I just looked at the weather forecast for the coming week in Lima and points I'd me riding thru, and its just too damn hot and humid for me. I'm thinking of bagging the rally and heading north to cooler rides.

    I do have to ask, why the hay we have the rally in July? I think July/August are the worst months for riding a bike, the heat & humidity are just too much. Now September is about the perfect month. I see the RA has their's in early Oct. Why don't we change the time of the rally to a cooler time of the year?

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    September rally?

    I agree. It would also open up more rally sites in the southern states.

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    Cold front moving in

    Cold front moving thru tonite will drop temp to 80's and humidity to 60's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS Cooke Mnster
    I do have to ask, why the hay we have the rally in July? I think July/August are the worst months for riding a bike, the heat & humidity are just too much. Now September is about the perfect month. I see the RA has their's in early Oct. Why don't we change the time of the rally to a cooler time of the year?

    i agree, i'd honestly rather ride in 40 degree weather in late march or november, i don't do well in heat and humidity
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    I was outside all day Saturday at the Rib Cook Off, pretty wilting humidity levels, same on Sunday, but when riding, that weather never bothers me. I do like September, but I wonder how a fall date would affect attendance?



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    Too hot in July. Was all packed last night but after seeing the weather forcast I went ahead and made hotel reservations so I'd at least have a cool room to retreat to... I hate tent camping when the dewpoint is 75F. If the rally needs to be in the summer, it needs to be north, perhaps north of the border.

    Tomorrow I leave Virginia for the rally and the forcast is for 96F. Ouch.

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    I think September (after Labor Day) has many benefits that would increase attendance

    1) cooler riding and camping
    2) less road construction
    3) cheaper lodging
    4) more lodging availably (summer crowds are gone)
    5) less stormy weather
    6) easier to schedule time off (everyone w/kids is fighting for summer time off at work)

    I'm sure there's more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS Cooke Mnster
    I see the RA has their's in early Oct. Why don't we change the time of the rally to a cooler time of the year?
    Hurricanes? Last years RA rally in WV was a good excuse to test your raingear. Nice time though Mid September might be nice.
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    We are hotelling it due to the heat as well. Concealed behind tall windscreens makes for some toasty riding. God Bless MESHTEX. But hot/cold, humid or dry,no matter when it is all about the ride, plus...that is what the beer tent is for. It is a plot to get you to drink more....

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    Late May.

    No hurricanes, and no conflicts with college football.

    September would have more conflicts with people who have school age kids.

    It is gonna be hot this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biff's R
    Late May.

    No hurricanes, and no conflicts with college football.

    September would have more conflicts with people who have school age kids.

    It is gonna be hot this week.

    When does the RA have their Rally? October? This year in TN? Hmmmm......are we on to something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS Cooke Mnster
    I think September (after Labor Day) has many benefits that would increase attendance

    1) cooler riding and camping
    2) less road construction
    3) cheaper lodging
    4) more lodging availably (summer crowds are gone)
    5) less stormy weather
    6) easier to schedule time off (everyone w/kids is fighting for summer time off at work)

    I'm sure there's more.
    We're not all retired, many of us need to put the kid in summer camp to even consider a rally. Something during the school year would not be good.
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    non summer internat'l

    I thought someone would bring up kids and summer! While I'm a LONG way from retirement, worrying about children is not a concern for me. How about every couple of years having an Internat'l during good riding weather?

    Ozarks in the fall, Smokies in the spring, Rockies in July, Florida in January! Every decade or so we could go west into Northern Cali. (Hummmm, Napa!)

    Something to think about.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheRidesABeemer
    We're not all retired, many of us need to put the kid in summer camp to even consider a rally. Something during the school year would not be good.
    Have to agree with Gail. May and September are great months to vacation but they don't work with the school schedules...and some of us have very limited vacations days.

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    If you are concerned about September and kids...they are called baby sitters. It is only a weekend for God sakes.

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