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    Great chicken rally in alabama is on

    Hey Fellow Beemers,

    I would first like to say thank you to the nearly 100 folks who have e-mailed me to find out if there was any help needed here in Alabama for any of our members. The BMW family is the greatest.

    I can report that as of this time, non of our members lost property, their lives, or were hurt. There were some who had some damage and some clean up, but nothing catastrophic. Even our members in the Tuscaloosa area that was the hardest hit. I will qualify that with the fact that I have not been able to get in touch with EVERYONE, as we have a huge club, but I do think that by now I might have had some word if someone was in dire need.

    As for the Great Chicken Rally upcoming (May 26th thru 29th), the rally site is in fine shape. I spoke with them and they only had lost power for 5 days, but the campground itself is fine, and the rally is on as scheduled without an hiccups.

    We look forward to putting on our 23rd annual rally , and it's also our club's 40th anniversary year so we plan to have a great time.

    This year's bike raffle is for a 211 G650 GS so if you aren't able to attend, you can get info on the rally and/or tickets at www.bmwmoal.org (please add the L in there because if you don't you get the National MOA website). You can also contact me at rally@bmwmoal.org

    We look forward to hosting you all and LET"S RALLY !!!!

    Connie Reaves
    Rally Chair - Alabama club

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    Great news Connie! Thanks for reporting, and thanks for the rally!
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    I'm hoping that this year will be my first

    time to this rally...
    Somers, NY

    Just enjoying the ride.......

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    I'll be there this year as well.

    So far, only one tent rented, so plenty more available.
    Camping guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherpaMayberry View Post
    I'll be there this year as well.

    So far, only one tent rented, so plenty more available.
    This is one rally that I try to make each year. Usually I motel there / back and camp at the rally. If I did not have a California trip planned, I would not only attend this year's Chicken Rally, but I most definitely would rent a Sherpa tent. Ted, even if your rentals are not the greatest this year, I believe that your product will catch on at rallies that are about the same size as the Huntsville Rally. I'll rent from you next year at the Chicken Rally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post
    This is one rally that I try to make each year. Usually I motel there / back and camp at the rally. If I did not have a California trip planned, I would not only attend this year's Chicken Rally, but I most definitely would rent a Sherpa tent. Ted, even if your rentals are not the greatest this year, I believe that your product will catch on at rallies that are about the same size as the Huntsville Rally. I'll rent from you next year at the Chicken Rally.
    Thanks.

    I'll give it two years (this year and next year). If I still can't even cover my costs, I'll simply pull out.
    Camping guy

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    first time

    Coming down from Connecticut! I'm a chicken rally virgin; can't wait !
    Glad that everyone is OK down there. { Say, you don't mind yankees so much these days, do you?}
    Jim Faucher Nat. beer chair

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    guess that means that we are going!!




    Quote Originally Posted by 83467 View Post
    Coming down from Connecticut! I'm a chicken rally virgin; can't wait !
    Glad that everyone is OK down there. { Say, you don't mind yankees so much these days, do you?}
    Jim Faucher Nat. beer chair
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    Just enjoying the ride.......

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    This will be my 3rd Chicken Rally (in a row) If you're on the fence about attending, You really need to consider it. This is a well organized Rally with great food, music, area riding, and fellowship. If I could do only one Rally per year, this would be it.
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    Any brand of bike or just BMW ?

    Been a MOA member for many years just don't have a BMW right now. Have a HD touring bike,are all bikes welcome? Thanks

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    chicken rally

    I would be interested in a "Chicken Rally" t shirt if such a thing exists, let me know, I am Cliff, and can be reached at, "waugamans@aol.com".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherpaMayberry View Post
    Thanks.

    I'll give it two years (this year and next year). If I still can't even cover my costs, I'll simply pull out.
    Looked at your website and this sounds like a great service but I am not able to attend the entire weekend. Any chance that you'll offer tent services by the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travman View Post
    Looked at your website and this sounds like a great service but I am not able to attend the entire weekend. Any chance that you'll offer tent services by the night.
    I do get that question asked a lot, and the answer is no. I still end up putting out the same amount of work whether a person is there for one night or three.

    I can't afford to run the service if I accommodate partial nights for all that show up a night late, etc....

    Sorry...
    Camping guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwcliff View Post
    I would be interested in a "Chicken Rally" t shirt if such a thing exists, let me know, I am Cliff, and can be reached at, "waugamans@aol.com".
    Go to the Alabeemers website, they may sell you one. They are available at the event.
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