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2012 Down East Rally

Post by 1st on Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:03 pm

I was just on the BMWRSM site and the Rally registration for their members starts tomorrow (Feb 1). Non-member registration starts on March 1. The Down Drown East is always a good rally despite the weather. Heck, there's even been some that were sunny and warm.

Anyone planning on going? I know I am.
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Re: 2012 Down East Rally

Post by Willard on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:17 pm

Yes, the Downeast is a great rally, one of my favorites...but...why is the weather so miserable? After last year's Downeast I pretty much decided I wouldn't attend again unless the weather forecast was favorable. During the dozen or more times that I attended there were only a couple of years that the weather was nice for the whole three days, there were a few years where at least one day was spring like, but overall there were far more rainy, windy, and occasionally snowy days.

So...when I get up on Thursday May 17 I'm gonna check the weather forecast and if conditions are favorable I'm going. But if foul weather is predicted I'm staying home.

Am I getting soft or wise in my dotage?
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Re: 2012 Down East Rally

Post by TREE on Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:14 pm

Yup, yer a wimp Willard . . . but not as big as me ! rabbit
I find May in Maine is way too early for touring but I went to Goose Bay in mid Sept so who knows the mind of a squid . . . there was frost on the seat one morning. DOH !


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Post by Willard on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:30 pm

TREE wrote:Yup, yer a wimp Willard . . .

I thought that's what might be happening to me. Soon be time to buy a Harley and take a trip to the nearest Tim Hortons (that's if I'm up to it Very Happy
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Post by 1st on Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:39 pm

Willard wrote:

I thought that's what might be happening to me. Soon be time to buy a Harley and take a trip to the nearest Tim Hortons (that's if I'm up to it Very Happy

Only if its not raining, between 20.5 and 22.5 degrees celsious, and the leather chaps still fit.

Ow mental image - pass the eye bleach.
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Post by 1st on Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:56 pm

I declare the flood gates officially open. I just registered (at least I think I registered) and paid my money. I used the on-line registration and the PayPal payment option. Worked well..... Well the money came out of my account.
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Post by Willard on Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:04 pm

As I said:

Willard wrote:So...when I get up on Thursday May 17 I'm gonna check the weather forecast and if conditions are favorable I'm going. But if foul weather is predicted I'm staying home.

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Post by r90sLifer on Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:47 pm

I'm thinking about it... anyone hear the forecast? sunny

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Post by Willard on Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:20 pm

r90sLifer wrote:I'm thinking about it... anyone hear the forecast? sunny
Pretty sure it's rain with a chance of flurries.
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Post by 1st on Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:49 pm

I can virtually guarentee there will be rain.

We just have to remember that adventures suck when you're having them.
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Post by 1st on Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:04 pm

The perils of not booking vacation time as soon as possible (you retired guys wouldn't know about this). I have to attend a meeting the morning of May 17th - so won't be heading out for the Drown East until the early afternoon.
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Re: 2012 Down East Rally

Post by TREE on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:50 am

1st , I know an easy way you can kill two birds with one stone . . .
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Post by 1st on Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:40 pm

Blow off the meeting and get my A$$ fired? Twisted Evil That way I can leave earlier and it will be like I'm retired.
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Post by Willard on Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:27 pm

1st wrote:Blow off the meeting and get my A$$ fired? Twisted Evil That way I can leave earlier and it will be like I'm retired.
I hope it's a real important meeting, not just one of those routine run of the mill meaningless meeting that a couple of well composed e-mails wouldn't do just as well. The great thing about being retired is having a high degree of control over how you spend your time. Although I'm retired I still work two jobs and fortunately both allow a lot of flexibility.

You're day will come 1st. You'll love it!
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Re: 2012 Down East Rally

Post by 1st on Tue May 22, 2012 6:58 am

John Dwinell and I left Sackville at 1:45 on Thursday. Made it to Freeport before 10:00. Had a great weekend. The weather was the best ever - sunny and warm. Whitehorse Gear was expecting to break their attendance record - sure looked like they would, we had to park next door.
Saw 28 degrees C on the ride home on Sunday (home by 7:00). No serious incidents, no serious acidents, and no "performance awards" from the Maine State Troopers (came close though).
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