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lawnchairboy

I don't always walk on water (just ask my wife), but when I do, it is wearing a blue snuggie.

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Bud
I don't always walk on water (just ask my wife), but when I do, it is wearing a blue snuggie.

 

But, but, but, we can see the rock! :rofl:

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roadscholar
I don't always walk on water (just ask my wife), but when I do, it is wearing a blue snuggie.

 

But, but, but, we can see the rock! :rofl:

 

It takes some practice, after awhile you don't even need it. I know Pat and I were impressed.. :grin:

 

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TEWKS

The blue Snuggie effect may have come into play here but more likely, another one of your magical hideaways you've been kind enough to share! :thumbsup: Yes, very impressive indeed! :grin:

 

Pat

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92Merc

Damn, I just stumbled across this thread. Being in North Dakota, I couldn't ask for a closer ride, other than the Montana one I missed out on. Bought my BMW the week after that rally.

 

Now the wife has an RT too. So this will be perfect. Matter of fact, we just came back from a week of riding the Black Hills last week. It'll be nice to meet up with some other BMW riders. Count us in!

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TN_R11_Girl
I don't always walk on water (just ask my wife), but when I do, it is wearing a blue snuggie.

 

But, but, but, we can see the rock! :rofl:

 

It takes some practice, after awhile you don't even need it. I know Pat and I were impressed.. :grin:

 

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;)

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Whip
Damn, I just stumbled across this thread. Being in North Dakota, I couldn't ask for a closer ride, other than the Montana one I missed out on. Bought my BMW the week after that rally.

 

Now the wife has an RT too. So this will be perfect. Matter of fact, we just came back from a week of riding the Black Hills last week. It'll be nice to meet up with some other BMW riders. Count us in!

 

 

 

Great!!!

 

Stay tuned

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RTJohn

I guess it's time I went to one of these. July...? Whew! :P

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DaveCinNO

Count me in, haven't been to the Dakota's in forever.

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NickInSac

We're mostly in. It's a 50 50 chance. :D

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lawnchairboy

No good roads out here.

 

 

😁 Just kidding.

 

 

Lots and lots and lots of stuff for families and non-riders to do at the site and in the area. Roads are spectacular. Even found a few outside of the RV packed areas.

 

This will work great. I look forward to seeing all in the summer.

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mrzoom

We all thank you for taking one for the team and doing the scouting

mission. We expect a full debriefing upon your return. :wave:

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Bud

I will start by being "OUT" and then if it works out, I can back IN. :wave:

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lawnchairboy

Riding: everything from SUPER technical 10MPH hairpin switchbacks and a road that feels like a hot wheels track to undulating ???MPH sweepers to arrow straight and open plains runs, Sturgis canyon run is a hoot. Didn't have proper vehicle for dirt scouting but plenty of well maintained GS stuff plainly visible.

 

Facility: your UN host will discuss very shortly but a very wide availability of options, amenities, and pricing. It is a great place with super hosts and a ton to do without even leaving. My reservations are made :clap:

 

Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, The Black Hills, Devils Tower, Lead, Hill City, deadwood, casinos, keystone, Sturgis, rapid city all within easy striking distance. Rapid city airport is silly convenient to use. Dining options are plentiful with nicer stuff in Rapid City. Multiple wineries, distilleries, breweries in the area.

 

UN tip of the day: observe strictly the 25MPH zones in the vicinity of the Rushmore gates :grin:

 

Secondary UNtip of the day: Deer and turkey are super plentiful in these parts.

 

 

I hope to see many of you next summer. Someone has to take one for the team to make these things possible..... :grin:

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greiffster

UN tip of the day: observe strictly the 25MPH zones in the vicinity of the Rushmore gates :grin:

 

 

Let me guess....48mph?? :dontknow:

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92Merc

It's funny. I just did all of those basically a month ago. Stayed in Rapid. Only thing we didn't get to was Devils Tower.

 

Wife and I have been riding for 25 years. So we're not exactly noobs on motorcycle. But I only switched to the RT 2 years ago. She got hers the end of this July. After only a month to acclimate to the RT, I through her into the curves of Black Hills. She did awesome. Really enjoyed the trip. We're ready to do it again! Can't wait.

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Yeeha! Stephen
My reservations are made :clap:

 

 

 

Cheap shot!

 

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marcopolo
...Secondary UNtip of the day: Deer and turkey are super plentiful in these parts.

 

You mean on the restaurant menus? :grin:

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Indy Dave

This should work out perfectly! The Clean Living Hoosiers and I will be in the neighborhood and officially finishing up our group riding just prior to the UN. This should allow a leisurely ride and rest period to ease :revit::bike: on over thataways, dragging hopefully at least one of the Hoosier boys along with. :read:

 

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Bud
...Secondary UNtip of the day: Deer and turkey are super plentiful in these parts.

 

You mean on the restaurant menus? :grin:

 

Ummmmm................ Venison loin and smoked turkey breast! Count me in. A few fresh caught trout would pretty well round out the menu.

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NickInSac

Did I miss the hotel where everyone is staying?!?!

 

Or is it very UN hotel...?

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szurszewski
Did I miss the hotel where everyone is staying?!?!

 

Or is it very UN hotel...?

 

It's still a secret - lawnchairboy hinted on the previous page that the loding location would be revealed "soon"....

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Bud
Did I miss the hotel where everyone is staying?!?!

 

Or is it very UN hotel...?

 

The hotel info was posted in white text so only those who are UNable to read it can not find out where it's going to be. :wave:

 

However for your benefit I will post it again. If you run your cursor over this text it will display. If you are able to read this,

you will know that it's a closely guarded secret and those of us who know are UNable to tell others under penalty of death. OTOH, who knows? :grin:

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szurszewski
Did I miss the hotel where everyone is staying?!?!

 

Or is it very UN hotel...?

 

The hotel info was posted in white text so only those who are UNable to read it can not find out where it's going to be. :wave:

 

However for your benefit I will post it again. If you run your cursor over this text it will display. If you are able to read this,

you will know that it's a closely guarded secret and those of us who know are UNable to tell others under penalty of death. OTOH, who knows? :grin:

 

Your joke only works for those foolish enough to not use the far superior -and faster!- "dark" option ;)

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lawnchairboy

UNtip #3:

 

watch out for distracted A$$hats on the scenic drives. they don't care, and they are A$$hats.

 

 

 

 

 

Distracted A$$hat.

 

some roads are tight!

 

 

switchbacks

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lawnchairboy

about 3 days ago

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BMWGuy

Count me in!

Keep me posted.

 

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markgoodrich

Dang, how do I manage this? Hiking in Yosemite until the 21st at the earliest, plan is to fly out there, Suz won't want to drive home by herself so trailering to Yosemite doesn't sound feasible....hmmmm. 1200 miles across TX and the Plains in July...hmmmm.

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FlyingFinn
Dang, how do I manage this?

 

Just fly to UN.

I'm sure someone will loan you bike while there....

 

 

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markgoodrich
Dang, how do I manage this?

 

Just fly to UN.

I'm sure someone will loan you bike while there....

 

 

GREAT IDEA! How about yours?

 

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randy

this sounds easy

Suz fly's to Yosemite

you drive to Yosemite

Suz fly's home from Yosemite

you drive to Un

you drive home from Un

 

what am I missing.

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markgoodrich
this sounds easy

Suz fly's to Yosemite

you drive to Yosemite

Suz fly's home from Yosemite

you drive to Un

you drive home from Un

 

what am I missing.

 

Yeah, I thought about that. 3,000 miles of driving to get to the UN, a day late, then another 1500 miles or so home. I'm about 120 years old.

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Endobobdds
Yeah, I thought about that. 3,000 miles of driving to get to the UN, a day late, then another 1500 miles or so home. I'm about 120 years old.

The drive and being with all of us at the UN will make you feel younger!

:thumbsup:

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randy

it is you doing all the work, not me, so again were is the issue? :-) :-)

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Matts_12GS
In. Praying to the vacation gods.

 

Me too... Maybe a Clampett Reunion is in order?? :lurk:

 

 

Possible...

 

I'm working at it

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lawnchairboy

I'm locked in, got the time.

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EffBee

By Spring I'll be in my new location in Colorado. Ride two hours over to Whipville, help out as needed, then ride to SD.

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hANNAbONE

sIRrRODNEY & I are "IN"

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john meyer

July 22-27 with RV and GSA - IN!

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lawnchairboy

Welcome. First beer on me.

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eddd
Welcome. First beer on me.

 

Very generous considering that john meyer only drinks

 

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lawnchairboy

I was thinking more PBR, or perhaps some Scottish malt type product..

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Bud
Welcome. First beer on me.

 

Very generous considering that john meyer only drinks

 

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Nail Ale

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Daboo

Just stumbled on the thread. Hmm...this could be interesting. I'll be coming off a trip to Banff and Jasper with enough time to swing by the house and say hello to my wife...if I'm still married. Oh...our 44th anniversary is the 20th. This requires some thought... Wife and anniversary? Or bonding with my motorcycle?

 

Count me in. :)

 

What's the plan here for accommodations? Do we bring a tent to pitch in the parking lot at the appropriate watering hole? Or is there only enough space for hammocks? :D

 

 

Chris

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NickInSac

Count me in for a free beer! :D

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SANTA
Just stumbled on the thread. Hmm...this could be interesting. I'll be coming off a trip to Banff and Jasper with enough time to swing by the house and say hello to my wife...if I'm still married. Oh...our 44th anniversary is the 20th. This requires some thought... Wife and anniversary? Or bonding with my motorcycle?

 

Count me in. :)

 

What's the plan here for accommodations? Do we bring a tent to pitch in the parking lot at the appropriate watering hole? Or is there only enough space for hammocks? :D

 

 

Chris

 

Take the Lady out for a nice dinner on the 20th hit the road on the 21st, really hard,, no problem, the nice thing is that even if you don't show up on the first day, everyone will still be there, and there are so many nice roads between your home and the "UN" site.

 

I carry a tent and sleeping bag just in case the possible cabin spot falls through, they have camp site...

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john meyer

Thanks Folks.

 

A Lot of BMWMOA rallies under my belt and really looking forward to hanging out with you guys. Ive been told you're an awesome bunch by a riding buddy DrSwift!

 

And yes I love the brew. My kids a head brewer in Sacto CA (Moksa Brewing Co.) so its in the Family.

 

 

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Bud

Plans are shaping up for a trip to the PNW and, since it's along the way, I guess I'm in.

 

 

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