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  • in reply to: 2018 Rally #64648

    KENT DONALD
    Participant

    Thanks so much for your prompt response.  I’m actually coming in on Wednesday, likely mid to late afternoon.

    Riding in from Portland, Maine.  I’ll ask about volunteer opportunities when I get in.

    Thanks for your help, see you in Wellsboro!

    in reply to: 2018 Rally #64646

    KENT DONALD
    Participant

    Does anyone know if there will be a medical camping section at the 2018 rally with

    electricity for CPAP users?

    I’m planning on coming in on Thursday, will I be able to get in?

    Is there a place to volunteer to help with the Rally?  I’m happy to help out

    if you need some extra hands.

     

    Thanks, Don

    in reply to: 2014 Rally Seminars #63729

    KENT DONALD
    Participant

    I would suggest The Bergalia Boys, Wade Stubbs and Philip Atkinson. They did a Circle to Circle ride (North and South Poles) and did a great presentation at my local
    BMW dealership with slide show, bikes their gear, etc. An amazing trip, they were very entertaining and fun. They both work in the luxury yacht business all over the world,
    so getting them could be a challenge, but the earlier you start……………here is their website: [url]www.bergaliaboys.com[/url], their video: vimeo.com/55812569, email: [email]bergaliaboys@gmail.com[/email]. I saw them at Max BMW which was one of their sponsors, you may be able to get them through them or one of their other sponsors. Good Luck,
    always wise to plan in advance.

    in reply to: thanx what a hoot #63676

    KENT DONALD
    Participant

    Thanks to the organizers and all of the volunteers for a great rally. I had a great time and was glad that I made the trip. The only complaint I heard in the area I was in was noisy neighbors, but I learned a long time ago that ear plugs are a must for rally goers if you want to sleep. Thanks for your efforts, everything was great!

    in reply to: First Time Attendee Questions #63442

    KENT DONALD
    Participant

    Given that the Camper and RV section will have electricity, is that where tenting CPAP users
    will be as well? I don’t see a designated area on any of the maps. Please advise.

    Thanks to the Rally Staff for bringing this back to the Biltmore and
    thank you for your hard work to make this a success.

    in reply to: First Time Attendee Questions #63393

    KENT DONALD
    Participant

    Will there be a camping section that has electricity for CPAP users? How early will campers be allowed in? Volunteers/non-volunteers?

    in reply to: 2012 Rally Announcement #62965

    KENT DONALD
    Participant

    Currently I’ve got one other member from the BMWRSM riding with me and we are planning a 2 week trip that would include Mt.Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Yellowstone and Grand Teton as part of our loop in addition to the rally. Pretty ambitious with some hard riding for sure. We would welcome additional riders. We would likely be doing a combination of camping/hotels and would have a GS 911 on board in case of problems. Let me know and we’ll all plan it out a bit more as we get closer. Don

    in reply to: 2012 Rally Announcement #62951

    KENT DONALD
    Participant

    I’m tentatively planning to come from Maine, this sounds like a great time. I’m hoping to hook up with
    some other people who are making the trip from my area. Anybody out there that would like to
    ride together from northern New England? Send me a PM. Don

    in reply to: 2010 rally comments #62181

    KENT DONALD
    Participant

    This was my first RA Rally and I went in with no expectations of any kind, nor did I feel the need to compare this RA rally to the MOA rally. I arrived Tuesday night and enjoyed some free camping and the company of some of the early comers. I got some great informal instruction on “The Most Common Electronic Break Down Issues on the R1200RT 101” from Paul W. from NC on Wednesday morning and I was most grateful to make his acquaintance and receive this information. This alone would have made my attendance worth it to me. Location, Location, Location. The building and facilities may not have been the ritz, but the location for launching riding adventures in VT, MA and NY couldn’t have been better. I have seen the complaints about the shower truck leaving Saturday night, but it should also be said that he opened the facilities a day early on Wednesday to accomodate us that had been camping at the track since earlier in the week. I got the first shower on Wednesday and believe me even though it was cold it felt great. I thought that the vendors were adequate, the vintage collection was fantastic, the volunteers fantastic, the riding beautiful, the Yankee Beemer Coffee first rate, the support of Max BMW remarkable and the warmth of Murial, Paul and the Vermont Club wonderful. It was great to see members from my club The BMW Riders of Southern Maine in attendance and my friends from The Yankee Beemers too. I think it’s all in what you’re looking for in a rally. The people and the riding is what really makes a good rally in my opinion and I thought this rally met both of those criteria very well. Thanks for a great time and your efforts in putting this together. Don

    in reply to: Tuesday night arrival ok? #62115

    KENT DONALD
    Participant

    Thanks Paul! See you Tuesday night. Don

    in reply to: Volunteer Solicitation!!! #62124

    KENT DONALD
    Participant

    I’m hopefully arriving Tuesday night (tonight), I do have to go back to Brattleboro on Wednesday to visit family, but I’m available on Thursday for registration if you’d like. Tell me who to find and where and I’ll be there. Don

    in reply to: Do you service you own bike? #62973

    KENT DONALD
    Participant

    I have owned 2 BMWs, the first was a 2001 R1200C and I learned how to do all of the routine maintenance from this site: [url]http://www.pokiespages.com/pokie/index.htm[/url]. I did
    all of the routine maintenance, but didn’t do any tire changes as part of that. My current BMW is the 2009 R1200RT and I just did most of the 12,000 mile regular service work myself, I didn’t do the valve adjustment, but will be doing that the next time myself. I found Jim Von Baden’s video very helpful for this along with tech information from the RA and MOA websites. I recently purchased a GS 911 and was able to check the faults and reset the maintenance alerts myself and will be picking up a Twinmax so that I can do the valves and balance the carbs myself. I found that the most time consuming part of doing the routine maintenance on an RT is taking all the tupperware off and putting it back on, the rest of it is pretty straight forward and easy so far……………Don

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