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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Cuttle, May 16, 2016.

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move or stay???

  1. Stay at Black Bear

    69.3%
  2. Move back and forth between a new location and Black Bear

    30.7%
  1. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    There are plenty of other Rally's that meet that criteria
  2. PapaBravo

    PapaBravo MoneyMaker Shaker

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    Well as a guy who cut out after 2 days due to stomach issues, and a n00b first timer that didn't even get de-n00bed, I probably have little to say - but I've been to quite a number of rallies previously and I have to say that the BB location is fabulous (really!), and Silke's organization fantastic. My vote is to stay at BB, I know I will be back (for the entire thing next time, promise! :lol3) Don't upset the apple cart with the grass-is-greener syndrome.

    ANY camping area is going to get muddy with the sort of rain we had this year. Don't kid yourself that there's some "magic grass" that won't turn into soup with 400 boots and 400 tires trodding on it. The kitchen area is magic. The coffee is magic. The riding is magic.

    Improve on what you've got - this one's special if you ask me.
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  3. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    Yes.

    And I have no issue with rallies that have many amenities.

    I'm just putting it out there that to some of us, although they are enjoyed and appreciated there should be no pressure on what Silke or any organizer does or doesn't provide. If it's moved someplace different and a particular aspect is not provided or it is not as good in some way, so be it. There are always risks when making changes and the the only way to find out is to take that risk.

    Hopefully what I'm say'n won't be understood.
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  4. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    Wut?
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  5. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    Shut up n00b!
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  6. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    I used to volunteer as an organizer and program coordinator for Trout Unlimited.

    My duties ranged from organizing coordinated stream improvement projects to trade show symposiums with thousands of attendees.

    I know how much work goes into making things happen and the success or failure was the difference in the program surviving or getting the axe.

    These events were to appease folks that were looking to get something out of it. They were not there to give.

    We as ADV'ers are a different breed.

    The perfect RDV is where Silke has to do nothing other than get carried around in a sedan chair lined in rose petals whilst feed grapes and foot massages.
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  7. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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  8. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    [​IMG]
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  9. MewZiKat

    MewZiKat finishing TAT July 2019

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    if we stay at BB, im happy to share "my cabin" aka That Big Room with all 199 of you!!! :imaposer
  10. MewZiKat

    MewZiKat finishing TAT July 2019

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    for me as a relative n00b, i barely scratched the surface of all the great roads and trails to explore. facilities at BB were nice so food, shelter and rest/bathrooms were excellent. until i ride all the roads/trails Margie n Kyle "Fall Risk" et al. have to share, i would love to come back to BB...with my own Feeler Gauge!
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  11. HappyCRNA

    HappyCRNA Paper chaser

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    sista...be careful what you wish for
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  12. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    She doesn't get it. Do it in German.
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  13. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Oh,she gets it.
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  14. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    We're all in for a spanking when she wakes up. You too.
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  15. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    I got mine Thursday
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  16. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    Mine is never ending.
  17. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed American Anti-FAscist born and raised. Supporter

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    Stop it.. you're spinning the hamster in the wheel. :augie
    :shog
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  18. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    When I saw the pic of you in there, I thought about it being like a big slumber party. The snoring and fart stench would be ridiculous.
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  19. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle no good deed

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    best haiku ever :nod

    as much as I love riding a place for the first time, some circuses are too big to take on the road.
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  20. Laconic

    Laconic Boomer Berserker Nativist Rube

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    It should be less muddy at Black Bear next year; I just washed 6 pounds of it out from under the Ruckus.