Wisconsin Dells BMW Rally Roll Call!

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Rapid_Roy, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Texnmidwest

    Texnmidwest Adventurer

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    Oh, and I almost forgot....as for your beer, sorry, they didn't have any Coor's light.:rofl
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  2. Rapid_Roy

    Rapid_Roy Rachael's Dad Supporter

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    C'mon, it's only a couple hundred miles, there has to be a few teeth left on that sprocket, and some of your favorite people will be there.
    :lol3
    FTR, Grainbelt and Hodag are exactly alike.
    :lol3
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  3. Rapid_Roy

    Rapid_Roy Rachael's Dad Supporter

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    The first pm, you gave me crap for not starting a thread. The second pm was when you told me you were going, and I had already started the thread, and you have not gone to this rally in years Mister! Hence the edit.

    Take Hwy 13 btw, that way you can avoid downtown Dells and there is a road to Chula Vista from 13 now, through the Golf course area . We can go see Dr Evermore's Sculpture Garden in Baraboo.:lol3
    http://worldofdrevermor.com/
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  4. Paper

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    I went two years ago..:deal My fiance at the time won a year's membership to the RA.. (bitch)

    The RA membership and she are both gone.. I kinda miss the RA membership.. :lol3
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  5. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Is this rally any good? I've paid money for it now.
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  6. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I replaced that sprocket with a new one which I have autobiographically named 'spacely'. :D

    Mornin', Roy. :*sip*
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  7. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    You're definitely not going, right?
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  8. Hodag

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    i haven't been to a dells rally since 2000
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  9. Paper

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    Sucker!!!:lol3

    This rally used to be one of the best.. Between this one and the Iowa rally, the crowds were huge and both were great parties.. Both used to have around 1200 in attendance, and beer was included in rally fee.. But that was then.. The BMW clubs got gunshy on supplying beer (while many Guzzi Clubs still do it) and attendance dropped off..

    Now you can fit the Iowa, Wisconsin, and Madison club's rally in one of the old Dells rallys and still have space left over.. I was told that it's because the crowd got older and fewer riders want to camp (hence the Dells GoldWingish BMW hotel rally)

    I really don't know.. :huh It sucks that a lot of the folks retire to the rooms and have their own little parties rather than hanging out with the group outside.. And if it weren't for the fact that I live in hotels 1/3 of the year, Id' get a room, too..

    Maybe it is age.. When I started going to BMW rallies in 1988 I was 24 years old and riding a 1985 K100RS, drinking beer like a fish at the rally... I'm now twice as old (crap) and I drank 5 beers over 2 nights at the recent Guzzi rally, and the beer was free.. :lol3

    If the age thing is the issue, when will the young riders start showing up at these events?? The 20 and 30 year olds are now 40-50's and rather than staying up all night drinking, we wake up several times to pee even though we didn't drink anything..:rofl

    The rallys now are more about hanging out with friends and meeting new ones, and less about the whole big party..

    That, and peeing at 4am..
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  10. Paper

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    I've been there twice since then... I'm pretty sure our reasons are very similar..

    Peeing at 4am..:lol3
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  11. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    :bluduh



    They tend to go once or twice, and then claim "been there, done that" as though somehow that's relevant. :rolleyes

    Tossers.

    The 4am thing though...yeah. :waysad
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  12. Paper

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    Man, when I was a young rally goer, I couldn't wait for the spring to start and hit the rally circuit.. :clap

    If nothing else, we have Roy..:lol3
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  13. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Trouble is, Roy always points at me and laughs.
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  14. Paper

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    Teabag his bike.. Or forehead..:lol3
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  15. Hodag

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    been there done that

    how many times do i have to listen to old guys talk about how their airheads are the greatets bikes in the world
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  16. Paper

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    My R1200GS is the greatest bike in the world, seconded by my R80..:lol3
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  17. Rapid_Roy

    Rapid_Roy Rachael's Dad Supporter

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    6 to 9 hundred people is no small rally, but yes. Some of my friends do not go, as they consider it a Hotel rally, even though they built a very nice campground for us.
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  18. Rapid_Roy

    Rapid_Roy Rachael's Dad Supporter

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    That is because you remind me of me, except with intelligence.
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  19. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    :rofl

    With intelligence. I think you are thinking of someone else there.

    6 to 9 hundred peeps? I'll just sit at the back, quietly, and not get in the way.
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  20. Rapid_Roy

    Rapid_Roy Rachael's Dad Supporter

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    Nobody said you had to listen.
    :dunno
    If only they knew you, then they probably wouldn't talk to you at all.
    :rofl
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