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    Quote Originally Posted by kioolt View Post
    Rally zones and time zones are NOT equal. Chattanooga and Johnson City are indeed indeed in the Eastern Time Zone but they are NOT in the BMW MOA Eastern rally zone.
    There lies my confusion...thanks.
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    There is a map somewhere on this site that shows the rally zones. I was able to find it earlier today but I am unable to find it now. Does anyone have a link to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Chattanooga, Ted. Look deep into my eyes... Your getting very very sleepy... You want to hold the 2016 rally in Chattanooooooogggaaa. Chatanoooooooggggaa..... I know you already are in contracts with some one (which could be Chattanooga but visiian said it never works so it probably isn'ttttttt) but you don't want themmmm you want to see rock cityyyyy.

    When I snap my fingers you will feel refreshed and awake, you will start negotiations with the lovely city of chatanooooggggaaaaa.
    Chattanooga/Cherokee is tourist oriented, just like Mt. Rushmore or the western entrance/gate to Yellowstone. In other words, a rather plastic tourist trap with casinos.

    Besides, if you thought Bloomsburg was hot......just wait for the same weather conditions to occur further south.

    I would suggest the Lake Placid, NY area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kioolt View Post
    There is a map somewhere on this site that shows the rally zones. I was able to find it earlier today but I am unable to find it now. Does anyone have a link to it?
    I tracked this post by Visian down:

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....l=1#post701161

    The link to the rally site selection process has moved...it's here:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/?page=siteselection
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    Key west Florida Ted...... Key west florida...... Your getting very sleepy.... Throw in ferry rides to Cuba...... Very sleepy. Chattanooga can wait till twenty-seventeeeeeenn. When you wake up you'll fell refreshed and want to go for a motorcycle ride to somewhere very south.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
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    That map looks so Italian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Key west Florida Ted...... Key west florida...... Your getting very sleepy.... Throw in ferry rides to Cuba...... Very sleepy. Chattanooga can wait till twenty-seventeeeeeenn. When you wake up you'll fell refreshed and want to go for a motorcycle ride to somewhere very south.
    Oh sure ........... just when you had me semi-hypnotized for TN, you throw The Sunshine State into the mix!

    I ventured to Florida this past August (2014) during temps that topped 100 - still a joy on two wheels, and made it as far as West Palm Beach.

    While I'd view a rally throughout the Keys as a bucket-list experience, I doubt many others would attend, and after all, it takes about 6,000+ at our rally to be solvent.

    Back to reality, I'm betting 2016 has already been decided and is most likely awaiting contracts to be inked before announced. The MOA needs to plan that far ahead to make it a successful event.

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    But seriously

    I've actually never been to a national, but not for lack of desire. I paid for the Johnston city rally in '09? But couldn't go because I suddenly became a single dad of two with a full time job (early registration has it's one flaw, life happens). Every other rally since has practically been on the Canadian border, way to far for my non retired lifestyle; not necessarily for the distance traveled but for the time and cost. Watching these threads over the years I've noted what seems to be a "it's hot in July let's make the rally as cool as possible by being as north as possible" paradigm which seemed to ring untrue at the PA rally. The south is hot in July but there are ways around that location wise, specifically, in the mountains (nice riding) or by the coast (nice riding). I know the beach seems hot in the summer but most people don't stay over night. The ocean almost always provides a cool breeze in the evening and early morning.

    To be clear, I'm not being critical of the great job our leadership is doing, I'm only providing what may be a different thought process or alternatives to aid there future decision making.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwald View Post

    I ventured to Florida this past August (2014) during temps that topped 100 - still a joy on two wheels, and made it as far as West Palm Beach.
    Awwwww mannn. You came by my house twice and didn't stop in for coffee and conversation? My bottom lips all poked out now. I could have showed you our boll weevil monument, our cotton fields, you could have experienced the pungent odor of our local landmark, the chicken house; throw in a couple of peanut fields and you would never want to leave lower Alabama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    I would suggest the Lake Placid, NY area.
    Possibly at the horse show grounds? http://www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Key west Florida Ted...... Key west florida...... Your getting very sleepy.... Throw in ferry rides to Cuba...... Very sleepy. Chattanooga can wait till twenty-seventeeeeeenn. When you wake up you'll fell refreshed and want to go for a motorcycle ride to somewhere very south.
    Just got back from a ride there that we thoroughly enjoyed but remember it takes 10 hours or more of riding just to cross our state to get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    Just got back from a ride there that we thoroughly enjoyed but remember it takes 12 hours of riding just to cross our state to get there.
    Yep, I know. It would still be 1/3 the distance from my house as say the northwest corner or the northeast corner of the nation. Either there are very few members in the south east or the south east members are the distance riders in the club that are retired or have jobs with awesome vacation packages.

    I would probably take 98/19/41 along the west coast all the way down, just because it's so pretty
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Awwwww mannn. You came by my house twice and didn't stop in for coffee and conversation? My bottom lips all poked out now. I could have showed you our boll weevil monument, our cotton fields, you could have experienced the pungent odor of our local landmark, the chicken house; throw in a couple of peanut fields and you would never want to leave lower Alabama.
    Next time I'm in the neighborhood ..............

    Summers of '13 and '14 totaled up to 25,000+ miles on two wheels, so I do wander a bit. For 2015, going to visit the 5 remaining east coast states I don't have on my shoulder patch. Then 5 out west next year to complete all 48 contiguous states.

    But Florida (and neighboring 'Bama) is never far from my mind.

    Perhaps a Four Corners Run with my son, once back in country, will have me knocking on your door?!
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