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  • in reply to: We need your input #64090

    KENNITH OSBORNE
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    I can only compare the RA to the MOA as I have been a member of both since the 80s.  The OTL has better BMW information (not as good as it once was) than the ON but it is better.  I like the Rallys because they are much smaller which makes better locations available and the tendency for them to be on the southeastern USA is a nice contrast to the westward leanings of the MOA. 

    in reply to: 2015 Rally Location #64102

    KENNITH OSBORNE
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    Locations in or near mid-atlantic states seem to have the best turnout.  It is a good alternative to the MOA rally out west in Wyoming.

    in reply to: 2015 Rally Location #64101

    KENNITH OSBORNE
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    Locations in or near mid-atlantic states seem to have the best turnout.  It is a good alternative to the MOA rally out west in Wyoming.

    in reply to: Rally Site Suggestions #64133

    KENNITH OSBORNE
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    I think the east coast below the Mason Dixon line has the best attendance, especially when the “other” Rally is in the west or far Northeast.  I liked both of the Barber Rallys, the Shelbyville Rally as well as the Biltmore.  The “other” Rally were very successful when they went to Johnson City, TN (one of their highest attended).

    in reply to: 2014 Rally Location #63718

    KENNITH OSBORNE
    Participant

    I went to the first one there and looking forward to returning.

    in reply to: Where will the 2011 Rally be held???? #62199

    KENNITH OSBORNE
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    We had a rally at Barbers when it was new (and still incomplete). I would love to go back again in early fall and see how the finished product turned out.

    in reply to: 2010 Rally Location? #61343

    KENNITH OSBORNE
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    [QUOTE=CTYankee »]East of the Mississippi is GREAT news, especially given that the MOA rally is in Oregon. I vote for NORTH of the Mason Dixon. How about VT or NH? That’d be righteous!

    I agree – Sept or Oct would be killer.[/QUOTE]

    Wouldn’t late September or October in VT or NH be awfully cold for us normal people? I remember it being cold in Shelbyville, TN a few years ago.

    in reply to: 2010 Rally Location? #61346

    KENNITH OSBORNE
    Participant

    [QUOTE=Dutch »]Hey all; How ’bout Barber Motorsport park to coincide with the vintage days? THAT would be both way cool, and (temperature wise) a bit cooler then in July or so. I am all for a fall rally south of the Mason-Dixon. Someplace in the mountains would be nice as well. Just my 2 cents worth. Vaya con Dios, Dutch[/QUOTE]

    I second that choice. The last rally we had there was one of the best I have attended. I camped on the “hill” overlooking the track and had a great time. The riding is not challenging but the catfish restaurants are great out in the country. The gentle roads would be a nice change from the crooked mountain roads I have to ride everyday.

    in reply to: 2010 Rally Location? #61301

    KENNITH OSBORNE
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    [QUOTE=Beemer-me-up »]At the closing ceremony it was put out that the rally will be east of Mississippi and will be announced in the October issue of OTL.
    I too vote for back to september. RA rallies if anyone is listening. 😎
    Thanks for another GREAT rally.[/QUOTE]

    If it east of the Mississippi and south of the Mason Dixon line, I can probably make it. Late September or very early October in that area would be great. My favorite rallies were the one at Barbers in Alabama and this year’s MOA Rally in Tennessee. A return to Barbers would be great. There’s just something special about the people in the south.

    Ken

    in reply to: 2010 Rally Location? #61417

    KENNITH OSBORNE
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    [QUOTE=OU812 »]July would be fine with me…..:D[/QUOTE]

    Besides the MOA, to much stuff going on in July that books up the best places. There are plenty of good places available after Labor Day when schools start in most of the country. Either then or May before school is out.

    in reply to: Canaan Valley, 2009! #61017

    KENNITH OSBORNE
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    [QUOTE=MdRT »]OK, OK, I know that was heretical, so let me explain! 🙂

    I really enjoy riding in a group, having lunch with a group of riders, scoping out the vendors, etc. But I also really enjoy just riding, alone or two-up with my wife, on a beautiful road with no particular destination. Sooooo, will one good rally followed by another good rally be rally overload? If not, how bout 52 rallies, one every week? I know that would be too many for me, I would just want to ride alone and get away from the crowds.[/QUOTE]

    I live between the rallies. You can be assured that there is a lot of space to ride alone and get away from the crowds between the rallies. I think it would be interesting to ride over to KY from the MOA rally and wander through WV to the RA rally. You will see many unusual places and people as you ride.

    in reply to: Canaan Valley, 2009! #61049

    KENNITH OSBORNE
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    [QUOTE=Dutch »]Hey all; Yep, they are on the same week-end! Drat!! Don’t usually miss the VMD but this year it look’s like I may have to. Buy the way, what kind of weather can we expect down there? I know that Tenn will be hot, but what can we expect in W. Va.? Looking forward to this summer, (if it ever get’s here!!)Vaya con Dios, Dutch[/QUOTE]

    If we have normal weather, neither place will be terribly hot. The highs should be in the 80s and the nights are comfortably cool for camping. East Tennessee is in the mountains and is the weather is unlike the rest of Tennessee.

    in reply to: New vs. ‘real’ Virginia (politics) #60956

    KENNITH OSBORNE
    Participant

    I suspect “old Virginia” is gone forever due to the influx of people from elsewhere that came from more liberal states and from foreign countries. I think the county I lived in (Campbell) when I lived there went 68% for Virgil. With Virgil losing, I can now say that there is nobody in government at any level from the County Board of Supervisors to President of the United States that I voted for.

    When I lived in Prince William County (Northern Virginia) in the 70s, many of my neighbors had come to the area from West Virginia. Last time I was there, the entire neighborhood was Hispanic. The house I sold in 1978 for $48,625 sold in September 07 for $455,000. It went to forclosure about 6 months ago and was priced at $190,000. Two weeks ago, the identical house across the street was for sale for $119,900. I read that Woodbridge was the 5th worst hit community in the USA for foreclosures. I think it was because Prince William County decided to report all illegal aliens arrested were going to be reported to the INS. It appears that the illegals and their families fled the county for safer places and abandoned their houses.

    in reply to: New vs. ‘real’ Virginia (politics) #60954

    KENNITH OSBORNE
    Participant

    [QUOTE=AntonLargiader »]It was so close, Danville alone or Martinsville alone could be credited as well. Even a few rural counties went for Tom. Halifax, PE, Brunswick; if they had voted the other way Virgil would have won. [URL=”https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2008/07261AFC-9ED3-410F-B07D-84D014AB2C6B/Unofficial/6_s.shtml”]Link[/URL].[/QUOTE]

    But Charlottesville went almost 81% vs 58% for Danville and 61% for Martinsville for Tom. Also, Charlottesville had almost as many people voting for Tom as Danville and Martinsville combined.

    in reply to: New vs. ‘real’ Virginia (politics) #60951

    KENNITH OSBORNE
    Participant

    [QUOTE=AntonLargiader]According to the Republicans we are actually in ‘real Virginia’. ;)[/QUOTE]

    You are apparently in the “new” Virginia. It looks like Charlottesville alone is going to defeat my favorite congressman. I voted for Virgil as a democrat (“because my daddy was a democrat”) when I lived in Lynchburg. He survived as an Independent and it looks like he is going to lose as a Republican. I liked the way he voted and his independence regardless of his party. It looks like the Charlottesville area and Northern Virginia are going to define Virginia in the future. Like Governor Kaine said “the old Virginia is dead”.

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