BMW Ralley

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BOOGIEMAN, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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    This is my first ride report so feel free to bust balls. There is the bike loaded and start of trip.
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  2. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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  3. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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  4. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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    When I arrived it was 106 there. It was like riding with an 80 mph hair dryer in your face. Tent camping was going to suck. At midnight the shower line was 200 deep.
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  5. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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    The German army, US Army,Poland army and the Russian Army where all there.
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  6. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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    On the table is a hand crank belt loader for an 8mm machine gun. They let me load a belt. When I asked where they got it they lol and said Ebay. What the hell
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  7. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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  9. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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  10. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    The Polish display is very incomplete- no horses! Never the less an excellent snapshot of ww2 era equipment. I'd loved to have been there myself, but a bloody long ride from here!:ricky
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  11. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    Wife: Malta ? Isn't that an island in the Mediterranean?
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  12. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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    When I asked the commander of the Russian Army display where they were from he stated Albany. I replied Albany where? He came back with Albany, N.Y. Well I live outside of Albany and had never heard of such a unit. I was shocked. They have a web site www.3rdriflediv.org also www.myspace.com3rdriflebrigade
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  13. CDillard

    CDillard Team Kattouf

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    Great pics! Thanks for sharing. I imagine those guys from the Poland "camp" were smokin' hot in battle dress. :eek1
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  14. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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    bike lift by a 110 lb woman in her 60's

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  15. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Don't mean to hi-jack your thread,,, but for everybody that was there in July,,,,just imagine that whole fairgrounds under 8-10' of water the past few days.:(:
    At least it's cooler now for the clean-up.
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  16. rj72

    rj72 Adventurer

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    Wow!!

    There are some great pictures here. I love you old military bikes. Looked like a good time. Thanks for sharing.
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  17. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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    Did the water get that deep?
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  18. NonDairyCreamer

    NonDairyCreamer incomprehensible

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    When Germany invaded the Soviet Union they had 500,000 horses pulling artillery, supplies, etc. Half died the first winter. This is from John Keegan, the preeminent historian of the European theater. People think WW2 was all mechanized. Not so. The films we see of the invading forces were propaganda. If you can find a copy or Solidat, written by an officer who was with Rommel in Africa, France and Russia it provides an interesting look at daily life from training through warfare and from prison to civilian life. One fascinating segment of the book was when in a prisoner of war camp in rural Soviet Union, the prisoners would be taken out to work, often cutting trees for lumber. Some of them would take scrapes of wood to make toys with to sell to the guards. Once he and another wandered over a hill into a remote valley where they traded for some fresh eggs. The old couple they met (they were fluent in Russian by then) asked them how was the Czar, was he in good health.
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  19. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    Mounted warfare is an interest of mine (i collect australian light horse equip.), go to youtube and scout around for polish cavalry, some fantastic horsemanship from the 20th century. :*sip*
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  20. d mc gee

    d mc gee Been here awhile

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    Denise one of the Rally Chairs sent some photos she got from the fair grounds people, she forwarded them to the committee chairs. Here are a few.

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    Stage area.
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    Building by the main gate in and out. I would say it got pretty high. That's a dead deer.
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