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    Original 1973 LWB R75/5 TheSlashFiveTourer's Avatar
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    We made The Paper!!!...We made The Paper!!!

    Well...it must be official...there is a BMW Rally in Lima, Ohio this weekend! Who knew?? According to The Lima News, MOA buffs are all over the place ready to spend a million Yankee dollars. Hampton Inn is full ...Super 8's are full ...Motel Six is full (of course!!) ...Day's Inn is full ... EconoLodge is full ...Comfort Inn is full (what??) and soon the campground will be full (if it's not already and the joint ain't even open yet!)

    Good luck and a good rally to all you folk down there in Lima - ENJOY YOURSELVES (Please!!) - and have a beer or two for us "Left-Behinds" out here in the boonies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fromthearticle
    Manke said the rally is like a big family reunion. It is open only to club members. Those who attend the rally will be entertained by bands on a stage, visit vendors, take some BMW factory demonstration rides and attend seminars.
    Manke said the organizers have set up the fairgrounds with street names so the rally feels like its own town, called Beemerville
    Hope that's a misquote as I thought MOA rallies were always open to all.

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    Think of it this way...

    Members and sponsored guests. Suppose me and 10 others sponsored Angels or Outlaws to make themselves welcome? How'd ya like that? If it were open to the public, those cats might decide to make a show of force. That's how they operate. Who needs it?

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    Who is this Manke Character?

    I guess hyphenated names are confusing to some folks.
    Harrumph

    FYI --- for local news during the event, it is very important to make it clear to the general public that this is not the place to come and wander through the fairgrounds to look at the bikes and maybe put the kiddies on them.

    It is simplest to state it clearly.

    This place is packed, you guys. Wednesday night and there have to be 1500 people here.

    Yikes!
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    How packed is packed?? I [lanned on camping at the site?
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    How packed is packed?? I [lanned on camping at the site?
    Jim
    PLenty of room; c'mon down.

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    The rally also made the radio this morning in Columbus. It was mentioned on our big 50,000-watt Clear Channel station.

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    BMWRider will the bike be ready????

    I'll be there tomorrow am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWRider
    The rally also made the radio this morning in Columbus. It was mentioned on our big 50,000-watt Clear Channel station.
    610 Bob Conners??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_In_Lima
    610 Bob Conners??
    Yep. My wife mentioned it to me ...

    BTW, I had a great time at the rally. Kudos to all who were involved and worked so hard. You made it great for the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkF
    Hope that's a misquote as I thought MOA rallies were always open to all.

    From the Rally FAQ:

    Do I have to be a member of the BMW MOA to attend?
    This rally is open to all BMW riders and their guests. You will not be asked for a BMW membership card when you arrive at registration. No one is prohibited from the site if they pay the entry fee.

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