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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!
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.
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]firstname.lastname@example.org[/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.
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!
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.
Will there be a camping section that has electricity for CPAP users? How early will campers be allowed in? Volunteers/non-volunteers?
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
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
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
Thanks Paul! See you Tuesday night. Don
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
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