West Bend was my first rally since becoming a member (2000) and I am glad my schedule finally worked out, I had a great time. I appreciate all of the effort by the planners and volunteers to keep us entertained, informed, and a little lighter in the wallet (I bought some stuff). I am excited at the prospect of attending next year.
One thing I would love to see added to the show for next year is to put some adrenaline into the entertainment with some performing stunt bikes. With all of the performance machinery that BMW is offering I think it would be a great match. I long for the smell of burning rubber, the song of high revs and squealin' tires.
Now I can already hear the cries that this just inspires lawless behavior and we are all about safe riding. I am an MSF instructor and I already spend a chunk of my summer promoting safe riding. Just 'cause I am entertained by watching professionals at the limit doesn't mean that I am going to try any of it. I think you are smarter than that too.
I don't know if this has been a part of a BMW rally in the past but I would love to see some of it in the future. There are some great freestyle teams out there that do some amazing stunt work. I would love to see what kind of interest there is in making this happen.