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    Moto Guzzi National Rally Disaster!

    I just finished reading a message from a friend of mine that attended the Moto Guzzi National. The report was not good. Severe flash floods hit the rally sight which in turn washed away part of the camground.
    Rally attendees that did stay lost everything they had with them including their motorcycles. Moto Guzzi lost all their demo bikes and semi-trailer.
    The best news is that there was no loss of life. My heart goes out to our Moto Guzzi brethern.

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    Houston Minnesota

    http://www.startribune.com/

    http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_231080417.html

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    http://kstp.com/article/stories/S171193.shtml?cat=1

    36th Annual MGNOC National Rally
    Houston, Minnesota. Money Creek Haven Campground. Campground is located in southeastern Minnesota, six miles north of Houston, Minnesota. http://www.moneycreekhaven.com. Tent camping Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights; coffee and lemonade all weekend; rally pin; Thursday evening brats n' slaw; Friday evening catered pork chop dinner; Saturday morning QuickFix breakfast; Saturday evening catered steak dinner, Sunday morning QuickFix breakfast. $50 before July 16th, $60 after July 16th. Too much going on to list here. See motel listing and a lot more within the full page rally ad in current newsletter. For more information or to pre-register contact: Minnesota MGNOC State Rep, Earl Cleven, 2301 SW 141st Street, Ellendale, Minnesota 56026. 507-456-0656 or email: e.cleven@excite.com. Make checks payable to Earl Cleven. More information at the Minnesota MGNOC website
    Last edited by M1ka; 08-20-2007 at 04:46 PM.
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    Check out Wildguzzi.com. Photos of demo fleet,high water mark in headlight!,trailers in trees. Supposedly all are safe although some near hits(never could figure why they`re called near misses).
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    Sump Pump Watch

    I now have a new duty in life; watching the sump pump. For two days in a row and over 8 inches of rain (still raining today), I have spent my spare time in the basement utility room offering words of encouragement to the pump. Generators are on standby in case I lose electric. Working in the home office is the order of the day. If the pump should fail, there goes the basement; gotta be a better way!?

    We got off easy. My driveway looks like a mini grand canyon but we live to play another day.

    This was an absolutely bewitching day in southern Minnesota.

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    And I thought only BMW rallies were jinxed with bad weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redclfco View Post
    I now have a new duty in life; watching the sump pump. For two days in a row and over 8 inches of rain (still raining today), I have spent my spare time in the basement utility room offering words of encouragement to the pump. Generators are on standby in case I lose electric. Working in the home office is the order of the day. If the pump should fail, there goes the basement; gotta be a better way!?

    We got off easy. My driveway looks like a mini grand canyon but we live to play another day.

    This was an absolutely bewitching day in southern Minnesota.

    Red
    When they built the basement, I had two sump wells put in. One for the regular sump pump and one for the water driven one that takes over if the level gets up to a set mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1ka View Post
    Houston Minnesota

    http://www.startribune.com/

    http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_231080417.html

    http://www.kare11.com/news/news_arti...storyid=262487

    http://kstp.com/article/stories/S171193.shtml?cat=1

    36th Annual MGNOC National Rally
    Houston, Minnesota. Money Creek Haven Campground. Campground is located in southeastern Minnesota, six miles north of Houston, Minnesota. http://www.moneycreekhaven.com. Tent camping Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights; coffee and lemonade all weekend; rally pin; Thursday evening brats n' slaw; Friday evening catered pork chop dinner; Saturday morning QuickFix breakfast; Saturday evening catered steak dinner, Sunday morning QuickFix breakfast. $50 before July 16th, $60 after July 16th. Too much going on to list here. See motel listing and a lot more within the full page rally ad in current newsletter. For more information or to pre-register contact: Minnesota MGNOC State Rep, Earl Cleven, 2301 SW 141st Street, Ellendale, Minnesota 56026. 507-456-0656 or email: e.cleven@excite.com. Make checks payable to Earl Cleven. More information at the Minnesota MGNOC website
    Wow! That is where the Hiawatha Rally is. That could have been us, if it happened in June. I am glad for no loss of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by widebmw View Post
    The photos in this thread are amazing. I was just there last June so I know what things should look like. I feel for the riders and their loses.
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    Moto Guzzi Rally....Holy Sh-t!!!

    Maybe the MOA can make a donation or something to help them out.....

    Here is the thread with pictures on the Guzzi site

    http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=13162.0









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    Aww man...thats heart breaking. Im a Guzzi owner myself...how sad to see bikes like that buried in mud like that.

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    More pics from the MG nat'l rally

    Terrible destruction.
    Here's a link with more pictures.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/mmeives/MinnesotaRally2007
    Apparently property loss was the extent of it, with no serious injury to any rally attendees.
    Last edited by lsimon; 08-21-2007 at 09:41 PM. Reason: reads better

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