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Title: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: 1Sourdough on November 11, 2014, 10:12:34 PM
This may take some preparation and planning for some...

44th 2015 MGNOC National Rally – June 18, 19, 20, 21
 
Welcome to ‘Sales Tax-Free’ New Hampshire in the Monadnock Region
 
Rally Site:        Cheshire Fairgrounds
                         247 Monadnock Highway (Route 12)
                         Swanzey, New Hampshire 03446
                         603-357-4740
 
Rally fee: $60.00 per person before June 3rd
                 $70.00 at the rally
 
Includes: tent camping Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (early arrivals must pay at the Cheshire Fairgrounds Office for extra nights…also, there are a limited number of RV hookups on site…check with the office for prices); coffee, water, iced tea and lemonade; rally pin; long distance awards; Thursday, Friday and Saturday dinners;  Great Local rides- a covered bridge ride, Hogback Mountain ride into Vermont, BEN & JERRY’S Ice Cream factory tours a couple hours away in Waterbury, Vermont, Mountain Washington Auto Road to name a few. Breakfast will be available at the rally site as well as at several area restaurants and diners. Local Moto Guzzi Dealer support - Seacoast Sport Cycle; ROKON Motorcycles (www.rokon.com) will be on display; Custom Motorcycle Builder-Walt Siegl will be here ( www.waltsiegl.com)
 
Area Accommodations:
 
*Days Inn – Keene, New Hampshire    603-352-9780
*Best Western Plus-Keene, New Hampshire 603-357-3038
*Holiday Inn Express-Keene, New Hampshire  603-352-7616
*Courtyard Marriott-Keene, New Hampshire    603-354-7900
 
 
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Joe A. on November 11, 2014, 10:34:02 PM
can't wait!!
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: flip on November 11, 2014, 10:37:25 PM
Just under 900 miles so a nice day's ride. I so hope I can make this one!
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: willowstreetguzziguy on November 11, 2014, 10:43:42 PM
What's the average attendance for Guzzi rally in that east coast location?
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Crusty on November 12, 2014, 06:45:58 AM
I think it's a great location for a National. The roads around New Hampshire and Vermont (as well as some I know in Massachusetts) are ideal for Guzzis. I know a number of rides that will be fun, especially if you've never been to the area. I'm pumped about the rally! I couldn't get to the last two Nationals, but this one is only an hour away from home. It should be memorable!
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: dilligaf on November 12, 2014, 07:36:07 AM
I'm already packed   ;D  :BEER:
Matt
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: sbaker on November 17, 2014, 12:35:22 PM
On the calendar!
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Lannis on November 17, 2014, 12:59:20 PM
On the calendar!


Mine too.   Gonna figure out a nice route there that doesn't include where Mapquest or Google Maps wants to send me up through the nightmare I-95 corridor from Virginia.   I'll swing west a bit and enjoy the scenery!

Lannis
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: marcsiry on November 17, 2014, 07:01:27 PM
Sounds fun. Where do we send the rally fee?
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: radguzzi on November 17, 2014, 07:27:01 PM


Sweet, I will actually be back on the East Coast by then too...  ;-T

See you then.

Are you the NH Rep or is that Randy or where do we sign on and send funds...?

Thanks,
Rob

Title: Re: Next National
Post by: CharlieW on November 18, 2014, 04:51:50 AM
Randy is the NH Rep and he has a lot planned for the Rally m ;)
 CharlieW
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Lannis on November 18, 2014, 08:18:21 AM
Randy is the NH Rep and he has a lot planned for the Rally m ;)
 CharlieW

I hope he makes sure he has something "To Attract The Young People" ...  ;)
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Crusty on November 18, 2014, 10:22:22 AM
I sat down and plotted a couple of day trips, but damned if I can figure out how to save a Google route map. Anyway, if you feel like taking a beautiful ride through the Green Mountain National Forest up to the Ben & Jerry's Factory, or if you want to ride on some nice backroads in southern New Hampshire and Vermont, I can lay out a route that you might like. I also have a route into western Massachusetts that's fun, but I haven't plotted it out yet. I'm avoiding Mount Washington and the Kancamagus Highway because the Laconia Rally is happening at the same time, and unless you like riding in a slow parade, those roads wouldn't be much fun.
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Kev m on November 18, 2014, 10:24:27 AM
Sounds good, gonna put this on the calendar.

If we can get a sitter for the kids for a couple of days I'll see if Jenn can make it too!

 ;-T
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Dean Rose on November 18, 2014, 10:52:48 AM
Mine too.   Gonna figure out a nice route there that doesn't include where Mapquest or Google Maps wants to send me up through the nightmare I-95 corridor from Virginia.   I'll swing west a bit and enjoy the scenery!

Lannis


Let us know what you come up with for a route.


Dean
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Lannis on November 18, 2014, 11:01:14 AM

Let us know what you come up with for a route.


Dean

I will!   I'll be asking some questions too of people who live around there.   

When we rode our old BSAs up to Brimfield, MA for the 2006 International Rally, we found some beautiful roads up through Pennsylvania through the state forests.  And when Fay and I rode to Nova Scotia on the Stelvio, we went from our house to Grafton, Vermont the first day on some really nice roads, although there were a lot of little industrial towns to go through, it was still a good ride.

Planning is always fun.    I suppose a lot of people would just get on I-95 and grit their teeth and go, but that's never been me, not on a pleasure trip ....

Lannis
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: not-fishing on November 18, 2014, 11:10:55 AM
It would be nice but I don't think it's in the cards.

6,000 miles round trip, $700 in gas and a set of tires. 

It would be a tough trip.   A trip of a lifetime.  

All I'd need is a couple of months off from work and an Iron Butt    :winer
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: pebra on November 18, 2014, 11:53:13 AM
I think this is the one closest to home so far, but it looks like it will be difficult to make it.  :-\
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: normzone on November 18, 2014, 01:20:31 PM
I think I'm with [not fishing] on this one  :D

" It would be nice but I don't think it's in the cards.

6,000 miles round trip, $700 in gas and a set of tires.

It would be a tough trip.   A trip of a lifetime. 

All I'd need is a couple of months off from work and an Iron Butt "
Title: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: redline on November 18, 2014, 02:27:07 PM
Howdy folks...just wanted to give everyone a heads-up on the upcoming MGNOC National for 2015. The December issue of the MGNOC newsletter will have info too.

44th MGNOC National Rally
June 18th-21st 2015
Cheshire Fairgrounds
247 Monadnock Hwy.(Rte.12)
Swanzey, New Hampshire 03446
Fairgrounds tel.# (603)357-4740

Rally fee: $60.00 per person before June 3rd 2015...$70.00 after & at Rally
Includes: Tent camping Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (early arrivals must pay at the Cheshire Fairgrounds Office for extra nights-also, there are RV sites...check with the office for prices); Coffee, Water, Iced Tea & Lemonade; Rally pin; Long distance awards; Thursday, Friday and Saturday dinners (breakfast will be available for purchase at the rally site and at several area restaurants).
AREA ATTRACTIONS: Covered Bridges; Hogback Mt. in Vermont; Mt. Washington Auto Road; Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory in Waterbury, Vt.
Local Moto Guzzi Dealer support-Seacoast Sport Cycles; ROKON Motorcycles will be on display; Custom Motorcycle Builder-Walt Siegl will be here.
Area Accommodations: Days Inn-Keene, NH (603)352-9780; Best Western Plus-Keene, NH (603)357-3038; Holiday Inn Express-Keene, NH (603)352-7616; Courtyard Marriott-Keene, NH (603)354-7900
Rally Contact: New Hampshire MGNOC Rep. Randy Tefft - rt@ne.rr.com ph#(603)355-9373 or (603)903-0140
Send checks to:  Randy Tefft
                         17 Boston Pl.
                         Keene, NH 03431
Ride Safely-Watch for Moose!
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: redline on November 18, 2014, 02:33:21 PM
Dang...I knew I should have looked myself! Somebody already posted info!
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Crusty on November 18, 2014, 03:02:44 PM
I think I'm with [not fishing] on this one  :D

" It would be nice but I don't think it's in the cards.

6,000 miles round trip, $700 in gas and a set of tires.

It would be a tough trip.   A trip of a lifetime. 

All I'd need is a couple of months off from work and an Iron Butt "

In 2010, my wife(at the time) and I rode our bikes to the National in John Day Oregon. We went first to the Buell Homecoming rally in Wisconsin, then continued west to John Day. All told, we took three weeks to go from Atlantic ocean to Pacific Ocean and back (Literally - we had breakfast at Helmut's Struedel in Rockport, Mass. and two weeks later, we had dinner at Oscar's Mexican Restaurant in Newport, Oregon). My ex was riding a Buell Lightning Long and I was riding my Norge. We bought tires when they were on sale in the spring, and put a set on just before we set out.  we mostly rode for 500 miles a day, which is not excessively high mileage, and it was a really fun ride. Bring a camera, take lots of pictures and next year, at this time you can look at all the photos and smile.
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Kev m on November 18, 2014, 03:08:04 PM
In 2010, my wife(at the time) and I rode our bikes to the National in John Day Oregon. We went first to the Buell Homecoming rally in Wisconsin, then continued west to John Day. All told, we took three weeks to go from Atlantic ocean to Pacific Ocean and back (Literally - we had breakfast at Helmut's Struedel in Rockport, Mass. and two weeks later, we had dinner at Oscar's Mexican Restaurant in Newport, Oregon). My ex was riding a Buell Lightning Long and I was riding my Norge. We bought tires when they were on sale in the spring, and put a set on just before we set out.  we mostly rode for 500 miles a day, which is not excessively high mileage, and it was a really fun ride. Bring a camera, take lots of pictures and next year, at this time you can look at all the photos and smile.

 ;-T

Sounds a lot like when I road Old Route 66 back in the 90s. Started in PA and headed out to IL to pick up the road, then out to LA over the next two weeks, turned around and took a week to zig-zag back.

Title: Re: Next National
Post by: sign216 on November 18, 2014, 11:53:16 PM
I will!   I'll be asking some questions too of people who live around there.   

When we rode our old BSAs up to Brimfield, MA for the 2006 International Rally, we found some beautiful roads up through Pennsylvania through the state forests.  And when Fay and I rode to Nova Scotia on the Stelvio, we went from our house to Grafton, Vermont the first day on some really nice roads, although there were a lot of little industrial towns to go through, it was still a good ride.

Planning is always fun.    I suppose a lot of people would just get on I-95 and grit their teeth and go, but that's never been me, not on a pleasure trip ....

Lannis

I used to live in Brimfield.    Sorry I missed that one.  Whenever I get frustrated with Italian bikes, I just think of the British non-system of thread measurements.
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Cam3512 on November 19, 2014, 03:26:11 PM
I'm definitely in for this.  Gonna try to get a large contingent from Jersey up there.
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Stormtruck2 on November 19, 2014, 03:30:42 PM
It would be nice but I don't think it's in the cards.

6,000 miles round trip, $700 in gas and a set of tires. 

It would be a tough trip.   A trip of a lifetime.  

All I'd need is a couple of months off from work and an Iron Butt    :winer

Do the ride.  We are half way on your route.  You can stop here, do any service that needs to be done on the bike, and JP Cycles is only twelve miles from here.  Tires aren't problem.  We are making plans to make this National.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: TOMB on November 19, 2014, 03:50:56 PM
Randy I'm in, As i mentioned ill assist if/as needed. We'll talk after the 1st of the year

Tom Bailey
TOMB
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Cam3512 on November 19, 2014, 05:49:04 PM
I can also come up a day early to help set up.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Tony/CT on November 19, 2014, 07:52:02 PM
I also can come up early to help out if needed!
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Cheese on November 20, 2014, 06:44:18 AM
Someone else mentioned the Laconia motorcycle week happening at the same time. Not sure this is so but I'd make reservations early if you need a room.

http://www.laconiamcweek.com/

Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Crusty on November 20, 2014, 07:49:03 AM
Keene is far enough away from Laconia that I wouldn't worry about finding a room close by. Even so, I'd book fairly early just to be safe. Me, I'll be bringing my tent so it doesn't really matter.
Be prepared for rain, though. My memories of Laconia have it raining at least one day during the rally every year I went.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: rocker59 on November 20, 2014, 08:28:15 AM
I just merged "next National" and "2015 National" threads into one.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: dilligaf on November 20, 2014, 10:58:46 AM
Marion and I will be happy to help.
jabam@tds.net
 :BEER:
Matt
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: geoff in almonte on November 20, 2014, 12:30:15 PM
Keene is far enough away from Laconia that I wouldn't worry about finding a room close by. Even so, I'd book fairly early just to be safe. Me, I'll be bringing my tent so it doesn't really matter.
Be prepared for rain, though. My memories of Laconia have it raining at least one day during the rally every year I went.

It never rains in Laconia.  Especially not Fathers Day Wknd.

I'll be there (the National) in my nylon condo.

G
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: steven c on November 20, 2014, 12:40:15 PM
 My memories of Laconia are of a car burning next to my tent.
 I'm planning on going.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: ccoli on November 20, 2014, 01:00:20 PM
Judi and I are making plans for this one. Hope the hack stays on 3 wheels ::)
Also planning a eastern Canadian Province trip after the rally. Will start another thread on that someday. Need lots of advice on that trip.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: ChuckH on November 20, 2014, 06:22:50 PM
The month of June, 2015 is becoming a bit congested with rallies.

This year (2014) the MGNOC SW AR Regional Rally was held on the weekend 6/13-6/15.  That would be 6/12-6/14 if it's held on the same weekend of the month in 2015.

The MGNOC National in NH is scheduled for 6/18-6/21. 

The MGNOC MN Regional Rally is set for 6/26-6/28 in Grand Marais, MN.

This year (2014) the MGNOC VA Regional Rally was held on the weekend 6/27-6/29.  That would be 6/26-6/28 if it's held on the same weekend of the month in 2015.

As I consider my plans for the '15 riding season, I'll probably opt to attend the SW AR Rally and the MN Rally.  The National would be nice but, for me, it's a long way in the opposite direction from the other two.  VA was a good rally this year but it is in conflict with Grand Marais.

Ride safe.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Stormtruck2 on November 20, 2014, 06:42:18 PM
If my plans go as I hope, I'm planning on Cedar Vale NAR, National, Minnesota,Wisconsin rallies in 2015.  I won't know until a few things get finalized up here.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: boatdetective on November 21, 2014, 12:34:59 PM
Very Exciting!  It's a stone's throw from me. There are plenty of good roads too. Lannis is absolutely right about the I95 corridor from NY and through CT. Just awful (not to mention dangerous). Steer well West and run from PA into upstate NY then hang a left.

Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Crusty on November 21, 2014, 04:01:37 PM
Very Exciting!  It's a stone's throw from me. There are plenty of good roads too. Lannis is absolutely right about the I95 corridor from NY and through CT. Just awful (not to mention dangerous). Steer well West and run from PA into upstate NY then hang a left.



It might be better if he hangs a right; unless you don't want him making it to the Rally.  ;)
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: dilligaf on November 21, 2014, 04:15:43 PM
It might be better if he hangs a right; unless you don't want him making it to the Rally.  ;)

That's the way we went in September and we hung a right.  Worked out OK.  ;D  :BEER:
Matt
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: boatdetective on November 21, 2014, 05:38:01 PM
DUH!

I keep forgetting- it's the hand i eat my cereal with.

Friday. Must....drink...bee r
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: jumpmaster on November 21, 2014, 06:06:48 PM
   Gonna figure out a nice route there that doesn't include where Mapquest or Google Maps wants to send me up through the nightmare I-95 corridor from Virginia.   I'll swing west a bit and enjoy the scenery!

Lannis

Dang it!  I would be tempted to see if you'd let me follow you up, but as of a couple of months ago I'm committed to a ride to Alaska in June with some other local guys.  Even if I could massage my schedule, I couldn't afford 2 trips that long in one summer.  Maybe next year...
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on November 21, 2014, 06:53:09 PM
Dang it!  I would be tempted to see if you'd let me follow you up, but as of a couple of months ago I'm committed to a ride to Alaska in June with some other local guys.  Even if I could massage my schedule, I couldn't afford 2 trips that long in one summer.  Maybe next year...
Next year, it's going to be in Oregon..
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: jumpmaster on November 21, 2014, 07:00:26 PM
Next year, it's going to be in Oregon..

So, what I guess you're saying is that I should postpone my Alaska adventure until the next year so I can hit Oregon either on the way up or back - or both  :)
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Lannis on November 21, 2014, 07:37:54 PM
DUH!

I keep forgetting- it's the hand i eat my cereal with.




I use a spoon; it leaks less.  Wow, you really DO have the end-of-week blues ..  :D
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on November 21, 2014, 07:47:54 PM
So, what I guess you're saying is that I should postpone my Alaska adventure until the next year so I can hit Oregon either on the way up or back - or both  :)

Well, duh..  ;D  :BEER:
Title: Re: Next National
Post by: rodekyll on November 21, 2014, 10:04:45 PM
So, what I guess you're saying is that I should postpone my Alaska adventure until the next year so I can hit Oregon either on the way up or back - or both  :)

. . .  Or don't do it in June.  I live here and I wouldn't choose June just for a cruise around the state. .  . .  June has its moments,

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and most of them are rainy.

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Title: Re: Next National
Post by: jumpmaster on November 21, 2014, 10:16:20 PM
. . .  Or don't do it in June.  I live here and I wouldn't choose June just for a cruise around the state. .  . .  June has its moments,

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd10/rodekyll1/evil%20twin/solstice5bwdumb_zpsad83a323.jpg) (http://s226.photobucket.com/user/rodekyll1/media/evil%20twin/solstice5bwdumb_zpsad83a323.jpg.html)



and most of them are rainy.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd10/rodekyll1/evil%20twin/roadtoglennallen1a-dumb_zps2f54aa56.jpg) (http://s226.photobucket.com/user/rodekyll1/media/evil%20twin/roadtoglennallen1a-dumb_zps2f54aa56.jpg.html)

Well, when WOULD be the best month for a motorcycle visit?  The conventional wisdom amongst my friends in Maryland who have ridden to Alaska is that June is better than later in the summer.  Rain is better than snow or ice...
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: rodekyll on November 22, 2014, 04:35:56 AM
 I've not been in the interior in June for any length of time that didn't involve biblical rain at some point along the route.

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  I'd say July and into August is better rainwise, and probably temperatures are warmer, too.  Also the skeeters have shed their first few skins and are large enough to tip over a mid-sized bike with a flank attack.  So that's something to watch for, once they finish off the bears.

But being up that way over the solstice has a bit of appeal to some, too.  There's the Dust-2-Dawson NAR up at Dawson City over the solstice.

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It's not in Alaska, but you can get here from there.

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Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: dilligaf on November 22, 2014, 08:49:38 AM
I had the pleasure of spending a week with RK last June.
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When I departed Bonneau on the 23 of May it was in the mid eighties with a 20% chance of storms. I stopped for the night in Princeton, WV.
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The next morning it was 38 degrees and raining.  I was headed for the New Cumberland rally where it was 31 degrees and a mixture of sleet and rain. I stayed put for two days and made the Cumberland late Saturday.
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Shortly after I left New Cumberland it started to rain. I followed US-52 to Owatonna, MI where on May 30th the weather was so bad, wind gust to 50 MPH and rain, I found an inexpensive motel and holed up for four days.
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The 5th of June I followed the
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to the
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From there it was up to Banaff National Park and a few days of pleasant weather.  Just a few hours earlier the motorcycle and tent were covered with a thin sheet of ice.  ::(
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Sharing a campfire with some young ladies from Germany and France.
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The ride to
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where I picked up the Yellowhead highway and headed west was pleasant.  Didn't last long.  lThe temperature is about 40 degrees.
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I was in and out of rain all the way to
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where I caught the ferry to Sitka, AK.
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My visit with RK is one of the high points of my trip.
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That and the ferry boat ride where I shared my stateroom with folks from other countries.
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I caught the ferry and departed Sitka late June and headed south in the rain. When I arrived on the northern part of Vancouver Island around the last of June it was still raining and didn't stop until I arrive at Campbell River, BC June 30th. The next day it was clear.  It was as if someone just turned off the faucet. Since it was Canada Day weekend I stayed in Campbell River about a week.
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Where I enjoyed the festivities.
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I spent the 4th of July in Vitoria. No rain for over a week now. No rain is good.
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On the way home I stopped by Motor International and met Dave Richardson.
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and took in the Deep Forest Rally.
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Sooooooo......if you go to Alaska in June take some good rain gear.   ;D  :BEER:
Matt


ear.  ;D

  
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: G-zulu on November 22, 2014, 09:28:53 AM
  There's the Dust-2-Dawson NAR up at Dawson City over the solstice.

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2012 ?
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: jumpmaster on November 22, 2014, 10:09:45 PM
Great pictures and narrative.  Thanx!!!
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on November 23, 2014, 05:34:13 AM
Shoulda took the SP..  ~; ;D
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: dilligaf on November 23, 2014, 08:43:43 AM
Had I taken the SP
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I would have never broken down just west of Smithers and no one would bring me
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while I was waiting on the
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and I would have never met the motorcycle shop owner who wined and dined me and put me up for the night in his
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 :BEER:
Matt
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on November 23, 2014, 03:51:47 PM
True, Matt.. my SP breakdown in the Badlands made for a memorable trip and a new friend..  ;D Unfortunately, it made some miles on the back of a roll back, too.  ~; :BEER:
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Crusty on November 23, 2014, 04:07:45 PM
How did a thread about next year's National turn into a travelog of somebody's trip to Alaska?
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: dilligaf on November 23, 2014, 04:59:20 PM
How did a thread about next year's National turn into a travelog of somebody's trip to Alaska?

jumpmaster said:"Well, when WOULD be the best month for a motorcycle visit?  The conventional wisdom amongst my friends in Maryland who have ridden to Alaska is that June is better than later in the summer.  Rain is better than snow or ice..."

And as I made a trip to Alaska in June, what better way than pictures of rain, snow and sunshine. ;D  :BEER:
Matt
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on November 23, 2014, 05:26:36 PM
jumpmaster said:"Well, when WOULD be the best month for a motorcycle visit?  The conventional wisdom amongst my friends in Maryland who have ridden to Alaska is that June is better than later in the summer.  Rain is better than snow or ice..."

And as I made a trip to Alaska in June, what better way than pictures of rain, snow and sunshine. ;D  :BEER:
Matt

Absolutely..  ;-T
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Kent in Upstate NY on November 23, 2014, 05:55:45 PM
How did a thread about next year's National turn into a travelog of somebody's trip to Alaska?
Not that there is anything wrong with that. ;D
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Lannis on November 23, 2014, 08:09:11 PM
How did a thread about next year's National turn into a travelog of somebody's trip to Alaska?

Now I LIKE travelogues of trips to Alaska, but on my steam-powered computer, I hate having to scan down through all those nice photographs in order to find out what's happening at the next National?

Perhaps Our Rocker59 can do his "thread-merging" magic and move the Alaska trip pics to an Alaska trip thread (maybe the old one and bring it forward so it's all in one place)?   Best of both worlds then ...

Lannis
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: dilligaf on November 23, 2014, 09:58:57 PM
I was just reinforcing RK post, and having some fun, about the weather in June verses the weather in July in August.  As I posted, it rained almost every day until the last of June and it just stopped raining.  However, when I returned to Glacier National Park to ride the Road to the Sun (It was still closed the when we were their the first week of June) it was wall to wall people.  ::(  :BEER:
Matt 
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: jumpmaster on November 23, 2014, 11:02:32 PM
How did a thread about next year's National turn into a travelog of somebody's trip to Alaska?

Sorry, sorry, sorry   :wife:  I didn't mean to hijack the thread & push it in another direction!   Just wanted to get some quick advice when the opportunity to do so popped up on this thread.  I'll never, never, never, ever, ever, ever do it again - promise!  At least not until next time...
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: rodekyll on November 24, 2014, 12:13:52 AM
2012 ?


Yes, D-2-D 2012 pic.  Which bike was yours?
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: G-zulu on November 24, 2014, 09:46:57 AM

Yes, D-2-D 2012 pic.  Which bike was yours?



The blue/black KTM 8 bikes in the background. I remember getting the chance to throw a leg over the Stelvio with Alberta license plates.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Cam3512 on November 24, 2014, 10:32:55 AM
Now I LIKE travelogues of trips to Alaska, but on my steam-powered computer, I hate having to scan down through all those nice photographs in order to find out what's happening at the next National?

Perhaps Our Rocker59 can do his "thread-merging" magic and move the Alaska trip pics to an Alaska trip thread (maybe the old one and bring it forward so it's all in one place)?   Best of both worlds then ...

Lannis

Yes. Rocker please unmerge Alaska and remerge it somewhere else.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: rodekyll on November 25, 2014, 01:14:57 AM

The blue/black KTM 8 bikes in the background. I remember getting the chance to throw a leg over the Stelvio with Alberta license plates.

 ;-T

Sorry for the drift.  Someone had mentioned that they wanted to do Alaska and the national In the same run, and I answered with some photos to explain the rain.  It seemed on-topic at the time . . .
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: oldmxdog61u on November 25, 2014, 07:26:21 AM
Oregon? Where in oregon? More doable for me coming from dantes hell.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: drlapo on November 25, 2014, 07:42:52 AM
http://www.kancamagushighway.com/

check this out
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: drlapo on November 25, 2014, 07:48:04 AM
that is also Laconia weekend
 it will be hard to find a motel
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on November 25, 2014, 08:52:11 AM
Oregon? Where in oregon? More doable for me coming from dantes hell.

John Day..
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Crusty on November 25, 2014, 09:09:46 AM
Over the years, I've known groups of bikers who went to ride the Kanc during the Laconia Rally. Not once has anybody said that they had a fun ride. They all bitched about the heavy traffic and police presence. The Kancamagus Highway can bve a real treat to ride with scenic turnouts and spectacular scenery, but not during the Rally. The same goes for the Mt. Washington Auto Road. Do what you want, but all the rides I'm thinking about are keeping far away from the Laconia and White Mountains area.  There's a lot to Northern New England. Take the ride up to the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory in Waterbury, and I think you'll be happily Impressed. I have a good route planned out; as well as some other rides. Hopefully, my daughter and son in law will be able to show me how to post it here on Thanksgiving. (My Computer Literacy Level isn't quite up to Hooked On Phonics. )
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: drlapo on November 25, 2014, 10:35:55 AM
I rode the Kangamagus in early July on a Sunday morning around 8  and saw one other bike and 2 cars
it was very nice
better food on the east  end
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: ChuckH on November 25, 2014, 02:53:10 PM
John Day.. 

I hope the timing for John Day in '16 will allow for a trip to the Deep Forest Campground on the same trip west.  I don't have that many more trips to the far west left in me.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: rodekyll on November 25, 2014, 03:12:03 PM
Since this topic is narrowly focused on the '15 rally only, I won't make any comments about PNW rallys/NARs except to say that there are three major events in the area:  Deep Forest, John Day, and Fossil.  The WA MGNOC rep could maybe give you a sense of scheduling.  PM me for contact info if you don't have access to the mgnoc website.  Steve Ford, active in both the WA and OR chapters might also have some inside information. 
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: bouts on January 03, 2015, 11:13:29 AM
Going to join MGNOC just to be able to attend this one.  Four hours down the road, and some great sounding rides!!!!
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: LowRyter on January 03, 2015, 11:15:43 AM
It's great joinng MGNOC but it isn't required to be a member just to attend and participate in the rally.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: dilligaf on January 03, 2015, 02:23:13 PM
Going to join MGNOC just to be able to attend this one.  Four hours down the road, and some great sounding rides!!!!

Membership not required to attend but would be greatly appreciated.  ;-T  :BEER:
Matt
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Beaver on January 03, 2015, 04:12:58 PM
Looking forward to riding back to New Hampshire!  Great roads up there!  It's just a hop, skip, and a jump fer me!  :)

Beaver
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on January 03, 2015, 07:21:07 PM
Looking forward to riding back to New Hampshire!  Great roads up there!  It's just a hop, skip, and a jump fer me!  :)

Beaver

Well, yeah.. it's a *long* hop, skip, and jump..  ;D
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Cam3512 on January 03, 2015, 07:22:52 PM
Well, yeah.. it's a *long* hop, skip, and jump..  ;D

Come on Chuck, don't be so hard on the Beave (always wanted to say that).
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: GuzziPilot on January 04, 2015, 12:18:54 PM
The only effect Laconia might have on Keene region is the folks passing thru for bike week. The first day of Laconia isn't too bad, I like to sneak in for some T-Shirts and sun glasses (always good to have a junk pair in the tank bag).....but the final part of getting into town is frustrating with MANY long traffic stops.....is down hill and an engine off coast till you land some parking. 

I vowed I'd never do it again.....but wouldn't it be great to have a Guzzi calvacade ride by!!   :bike

BTW...I scored my EV from a board member over in Mass......I opted to leave the bike there for a summer fly, rally & ride!!!!!  Been without a Guzzi for three years while pulling duty (again) in Kodiak, AK.  And am truly jazzed about this being the first gathering I'll attend.....of many more.

And I get to meet many of you and see all my New England Guzzi clan again.  Time to break out the checklist and get my stuff sorted
 ;-T

Lee
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: C5Performance on January 04, 2015, 03:08:25 PM
I was a vendor at the Iowa National and Wisconsin rallies last summer. I met Randy during dinner one night and found out about this rally from him. Ever since I've kept that weekend open in hopes I could make the 1100 mile drive from Green Bay.

Will there be several vendors at this event offering Guzzi parts? Having just purchased my first Guzzi (late 60's V700) I would love to bring it along and learn a few things from the "veterans". Will there be classes or seminars that I could volunteer for if we can make it there? For those of you who talked with me, I am the ignition guy in the old red truck  ;D



Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Beaver on January 04, 2015, 10:58:32 PM
Well, yeah.. it's a *long* hop, skip, and jump..  ;D

This trip will be much shorter than the last time I went to a New Hampshire rally.  For the first ever New Hampshire rally, I did a little tour of the whole Eastern US, visiting about 25 states and putting about 5800 miles on the Breva, traveling mostly secondary roads.  Most of the routes for scenic sight-seeing I planned by looking at maps each evening; locals sent me on some other routes; and when I called Tex in the evening to tell him where I was, sometimes he would tell me places to ride or roads to look for or ferries to hop on!  Even when I got lost, the scenery was beautiful, riding through the woods or following a river! 

So for all you guys that live a little further than me, I encourage you to take a few days, find some good motorcycle roads and enjoy a ride to New Hampshire.  You'll be glad you did!

Beaver
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: dilligaf on January 05, 2015, 07:10:42 AM
I also use state maps to plan the next days ride the evening before and some rides I'll bet you I have 10-15 maps(And yes, that sort of sucks). I try to highlight the planed route and after the ride, sometime years after, I refer to my maps as a record.  I copy the route numbers onto a sheet of paper that I can see in the window of a tank bag. GPS is a back up and not used to navigate or plan. The AAA is a good source for maps.  County or state roads preferred.  US highways only when necessary and avoid Interstates. Same days, when riding in the eastern part of the US I can ride  almost 200 miles.  Some days I've made 250. When I come to a town I seldom take a bypass preferring to ride through and see what is there. Interstates are not without their uses but..........Rememb er all you folks who have just retired, you no longer have to be back at 8 AM on Monday.  :BEER:
Matt
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on January 05, 2015, 07:22:18 AM
I was a vendor at the Iowa National and Wisconsin rallies last summer. I met Randy during dinner one night and found out about this rally from him. Ever since I've kept that weekend open in hopes I could make the 1100 mile drive from Green Bay.

Will there be several vendors at this event offering Guzzi parts? Having just purchased my first Guzzi (late 60's V700) I would love to bring it along and learn a few things from the "veterans". Will there be classes or seminars that I could volunteer for if we can make it there? For those of you who talked with me, I am the ignition guy in the old red truck  ;D





Not unless you bring em..  ;D :BEER:
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Bill Hagan on January 05, 2015, 07:59:32 AM
I also use state maps to plan the next days ride the evening before and some rides I'll bet you I have 10-15 maps(And yes, that sort of sucks). I try to highlight the planed route and after the ride, sometime years after, I refer to my maps as a record.  I copy the route numbers onto a sheet of paper that I can see in the window of a tank bag. GPS is a back up and not used to navigate or plan. The AAA is a good source for maps.  County or state roads preferred.  US highways only when necessary and avoid Interstates. Same days, when riding in the eastern part of the US I can ride  almost 200 miles.  Some days I've made 250. When I come to a town I seldom take a bypass preferring to ride through and see what is there. Interstates are not without their uses but..........Rememb er all you folks who have just retired, you no longer have to be back at 8 AM on Monday.  :BEER:
Matt

Most states' "official maps" are great in scale and detail and, IMO, much to be preferred over those of the AAA, an outfit I loathe for various policy and performance reasons.  We only stay members because Kathi views it as a safety net, despite our (several) redundant emergency-towing service providers, etc.  C'est ma femme douce.   ::)

In fairness, have to say that while I find most of AAA's maps second-rate, its "National Capital Region" (or something like that) issue is stupendous -- at least for caging -- as it takes in a vast part of the D.C. metro blob area in one swoop, and is very useful.  Got one by accident once, and now pick up a new one every chance we get.

OBTW, back to main topic, talking with several others about that trip nawth, and all looking forward to it.  Tried to find a place to stay in Winchester, New Hampshire, only c.11 miles SW of the rally, so we would be less likely to forget where our lodging is  ;D, but have reservations now at the HIE in Keene.  

Buon Anno Nouvo!

Bill
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on January 05, 2015, 09:18:20 AM
I am undecided whether to go or not. If I go, then the VA Rally the following weekend is out and I had hoped to extend that with exploration of the Mt. Rogers area, Burke's Garden, Tazewell, etc. before heading north through WV and home. Time and monetary constraints mean I can't do both.

If I do go, I'll be looking for "off the beaten path" routing and much less expensive lodging than an HIE. Are there any reasonably priced "Mom and Pop" sort of motels in the area?
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: C5Performance on January 05, 2015, 09:25:38 AM
Not unless you bring em..  ;D :BEER:


It's a long drive but I enjoy road trips. Being a vendor is a great way to meet new friends, even if you don't sell anything.
We should encourage sellers of Guzzi parts (new and used) to join the fun. I brought exhaust parts, electrical supplies, and of course our ignition kits.
My wife might even be able to join me this year and meet a few Guzzi wives!
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Bill Hagan on January 05, 2015, 09:32:04 AM
I am undecided whether to go or not. If I go, then the VA Rally the following weekend is out and I had hoped to extend that with exploration of the Mt. Rogers area, Burke's Garden, Tazewell, etc. before heading north through WV and home. Time and monetary constraints mean I can't do both.

If I do go, I'll be looking for "off the beaten path" routing and much less expensive lodging than an HIE. Are there any reasonably priced "Mom and Pop" sort of motels in the area?

Hmmmmm.

Good point.

Thought about that and cancelled that HIE res.   ;D

Will look elsewhere, too.  Gotta figure out some "sales pitch" for Kathi, tho.   ;) :wife:

Bill

Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: jumpmaster on January 05, 2015, 09:33:16 AM
Charlie - are you going to ride the Ambassador if you go???  If so, I might consider riding my Mille up there.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on January 05, 2015, 09:42:43 AM
Charlie - are you going to ride the Ambassador if you go???  If so, I might consider riding my Mille up there.

Doubtful I will ride the '69 Ambassador, most likely my recently acquired Cagiva Elefant instead. Would be interested in riding up with others from the MD/DC/VA area. Just remember I stop to eat every three hours.  :)
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: jumpmaster on January 05, 2015, 09:54:06 AM
Doubtful I will ride the '69 Ambassador, most likely my recently acquired Cagiva Elefant instead. Would be interested in riding up with others from the MD/DC/VA area. Just remember I stop to eat every three hours.  :)

Ha!  That would work for me - on the Mille, I would need to stop at least that often to get the kinks out of my back & hips, not to mention the need to regularly empty the personal ballast tank.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on January 05, 2015, 11:20:23 AM
Quote
Most states' "official maps" are great in scale and detail and, IMO, much to be preferred over those of the AAA, an outfit I loathe for various policy and performance reasons.

 :+1
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Thunderbutt on January 05, 2015, 03:10:44 PM
Being a new Guzzi owner I am looking forward to attending an event and read with interest some of the comments on which route people plan on using.  I would like to share an experience I had.  Several years ago my brother and I Fed-Ex'd our bicycles from Florida up to Bar Harbor, Maine. We then rode from Bar Harbor to just south of Buffalo, NY.  To prepare for the trip my brother joined Adventure Cycles who are the AAA for the bicycle world.  They compile information from other cyclist who have biked thru particular areas all across the country. Our trip was referred to as "the Northern Tier Route" and we were provided with a large map broken down into individual "charts".  Each chart was approximately 30-35 scale miles and listed emergency medical services information as well as camping and hotel accommodations in that particular area.  Because the information was provided by bicyclists, all the routes were on secondary roads and mostly away from heavy traffic. We never ate at a chain restaurant preferring to eat at "family owned" dinners and staying at "mom and pop motels".  Only one night on the entire trip did we end staying at a motel I would be reluctant to take my wife.  And that was only due to the fact that all the other motel listed on the "chart" were already booked full.  We had a fantastic trip, were able to meet some wonderful people and travel thru some interesting small communities that would be missed by traveling the main highways.  I realize that many people planning on attending the Rally will be traveling long distances in a limited time frame and are forced to stick to the super slabs, but for others, I thought I would offer this as an alternative suggestion.

Jerry
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: dilligaf on January 05, 2015, 03:40:32 PM
I have to agree with Bill regarding state maps as preferable to AAA however the difference is small.  State maps are conveniently located at the welcome centers along the Interstates.  And that is the problem.  The only welcome centers, I know of, not located along Interstates, are  on US-17 S just north of Myrtle Beach, SC and just over the GA border on US-301 S.  I'm sure there are more but that the only ones I know of. So if navigating with a state map is your primary gold you have to ride the Interstates.  State maps may be ordered for those of you who plan well in advance but not to folks, like me, who don't.  Much more convenient to run down to the local  AAA office and grab a handful of map for states you may travel thorough.   :BEER:
Matt
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: dan407 on January 05, 2015, 04:23:40 PM
Hi,

Is it possible to visit the rally site for the day without paying the full rally fee?
It would be a side trip by auto for the day.
I may be visiting relatives in New England this summer and could maybe make it at the time of the rally.
I'd like to stop by and check it out.  Hopefully buy some things from the vendors.

Just got a Griso last year and have never been to a MG rally.

Don't mind if it involves some kind of fee.

Thanks,

Dan
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Aaron D. on January 05, 2015, 05:01:32 PM
Lots of little places to stay, check Peterborough/Rindge/Jaffrey/Swanzey, Chesterfield, even Brattleborough VT.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Adk.IBO on January 05, 2015, 06:19:39 PM
I will be attending this national. I have attended 6 BMW nationals and multiple other BMW rallies, 5 Moto Guzzi rallies, once to the Italian Motocycle Rally in Sturbridge MA, but never a Moto Guzzi National. Very much looking forward to this one. My most frequent Moto Guzzi riding companion happens to be my dog Cooper. Some of you know he is an excellent rally dog. No trouble. I need to find out if he will be welcome at the rally sight. I will resort to calling the rally sight if it gets closer and I haven't found out. An e-mail address of someone that might know or the campground itself would be appreciated. Hope someone can help me out. I will be attending anyway but I sure would like to bring Cooper. Thanks. Responding here would work too!

Stay safe, John
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Nick on January 05, 2015, 06:37:14 PM
I will be attending this national. I have attended 6 BMW nationals and multiple other BMW rallies, 5 Moto Guzzi rallies, once to the Italian Motocycle Rally in Sturbridge MA, but never a Moto Guzzi National. Very much looking forward to this one. My most frequent Moto Guzzi riding companion happens to be my dog Cooper. Some of you know he is an excellent rally dog. No trouble. I need to find out if he will be welcome at the rally sight. I will resort to calling the rally sight if it gets closer and I haven't found out. An e-mail address of someone that might know or the campground itself would be appreciated. Hope someone can help me out. I will be attending anyway but I sure would like to bring Cooper. Thanks. Responding here would work too!

Stay safe, John

You could try contacting the New Hampshire MGNOC Rep. Randy Tefft. 603-355-9373. Email: rt@ne.rr.com
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Adk.IBO on January 05, 2015, 08:39:28 PM
Thanks Nick, If no one jumps in with anything else I will. Not really in a hurry yet.
            John
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Kent in Upstate NY on January 05, 2015, 08:49:09 PM
These books are great. http://www.amazon.com/New-Hampshire-Atlas-Gazetteer-Topographic/dp/0899332420/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420512413&sr=8-1&keywords=new+hampshire+atlas+and+gazetteer  and http://www.amazon.com/Vermont-Atlas-Gazetteer-Delorme/dp/0899333222/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420512471&sr=8-1&keywords=vermont+atlas+and+gazetteer
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: dilligaf on January 05, 2015, 08:53:13 PM
Folks do bring their dogs to rallies.
(http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q692/2jabam3/Swamp%20Scoorers%202014/DSC_0032_zpsk8vj7krb.jpg) (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/2jabam3/media/Swamp%20Scoorers%202014/DSC_0032_zpsk8vj7krb.jpg.html)
 :BEER:
Matt
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Adk.IBO on January 06, 2015, 06:03:43 AM

Folks do bring their dogs to rallies.

Matt
[/quote]

Yep, I are one who does...but... There was one Moto Guzzi rally where dogs were not allowed. We were turned away and just left. I don't want that inconvenience thank you very much. My dog has roughly 17,000 miles in 4 seasons, he's done a couple of 500 mile days. 26,000 miles on the Norge. He rides a lot (for a dog) and doesn't like being left behind, but I will leave him home if necessary. I just want to know for sure. Plenty of time, no worries.

Stay safe, John
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Lannis on January 06, 2015, 11:58:50 AM
Folks do bring their dogs to rallies.

Matt


Yep, I are one who does...but... There was one Moto Guzzi rally where dogs were not allowed. We were turned away and just left. I don't want that inconvenience thank you very much. My dog has roughly 17,000 miles in 4 seasons, he's done a couple of 500 mile days. 26,000 miles on the Norge. He rides a lot (for a dog) and doesn't like being left behind, but I will leave him home if necessary. I just want to know for sure. Plenty of time, no worries.

Stay safe, John

Good to plan ahead!

It's not the nice little dogs at rallies that cause these rules to have to be put in place.   It's the stupid a$$holes that OWN the dogs that cause it.

I've helped with BSA rallies where the rule was "No Dogs".   But a few people complained, so the committee said "OK, dogs can come but they have to be on a leash."

First year, generally no problems.

Second year, WAY more dogs.   Yappy, noisy dogs that bark half the night, and owners let them shit everywhere in the campground and don't clean up after them.

Third year, weird people are bringing 3/4 wolves and attack dogs, strutting around the campground in trench coats with them and scaring people.

Fourth year, ..... No Dogs Allowed.   There's no point in making the rally miserable for 100 people who are there for people and motorcycles to accommodate  a few people who can't leave the dog behind for a weekend.   I love my dog and take him anywhere it's reasonable and that he's welcome, but if the rule is "No Dogs" I don't toss my dummy out of the pram and sulk like some would .....

Lannis
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Adk.IBO on January 06, 2015, 04:25:07 PM
So why not have a rule in place that if your dog causes any complaints you will be asked to leave period? I'd be good with that because Cooper's well behaved, not yappy, I respect the poop rules, loves kids, chases balls and brings them back to you, and he's hardly intimidating unless you let him get to close and don't like stubby little tails that wag and over active tongues that give kisses if given the opportunity. I think he's still under 15lbs, wears his doggles whenever on the bike, has his own jacket and rain suit not to be cute, actual riding gear that works. He's created more smiles, thumbs ups, dumb looks, pointing people and picture taking than anything I've ever done in my life. I don't want to be around badly behaving people whether they own a dog or not. You don't have to have a yappy dog to keep people up 1/2 the night at rallies. Been there done that (on the receiving end). Better yet why not have a rule in place that if you cause any complaints you will be asked to leave? All I really want to know is if I can bring him or not. Thanks again.

Stay safe, John
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Lannis on January 06, 2015, 04:37:02 PM
So why not have a rule in place that if your dog causes any complaints you will be asked to leave period?

In my experience, that tends to be be too "subjective" and too hard to enforce.   Much more effective to just not get it started.

"So, which of these SOBs here complained about it, huh?   Was it just one guy?   I've got to leave because of just one guy, do I?"

"So what are you going to do, MAKE me leave?   Gonna call the cops, huh?  Or are you man enough to try it yourself?"


I'm just saying what I've experienced.   I won't be making any rules, I'll just be appreciating the rally organizers' issues and following their rules.   But for some reason, some of the most abusive and horrible people I've met, in or out of rallies, have been "dog lovers".   That's a sad commentary on humans, given how loyal and loving that dogs actually are .....

Or maybe I'm just affected by the fact that I had Grand Jury duty today and we had to deal with a couple of felony "Dog Lover" cases ....   :-[

In any case, my Jack has asked to stay home from this one and for me to have a great time!

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i130/LannisSelz/100_7141_zps781e0194.jpg) (http://s71.photobucket.com/user/LannisSelz/media/100_7141_zps781e0194.jpg.html)

Lannis

Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Adk.IBO on January 06, 2015, 04:55:21 PM
In my experience, that tends to be be too "subjective" and too hard to enforce.   Much more effective to just not get it started.

"So, which of these SOBs here complained about it, huh?   Was it just one guy?   I've got to leave because of just one guy, do I?"

"So what are you going to do, MAKE me leave?   Gonna call the cops, huh?  Or are you man enough to try it yourself?"


I'm just saying what I've experienced.   I won't be making any rules, I'll just be appreciating the rally organizers' issues and following their rules.   But for some reason, some of the most abusive and horrible people I've met, in or out of rallies, have been "dog lovers".   That's a sad commentary on humans, given how loyal and loving that dogs actually are .....

Or maybe I'm just affected by the fact that I had Grand Jury duty today and we had to deal with a couple of felony "Dog Lover" cases ....   :-[

In any case, my Jack has asked to stay home from this one and for me to have a great time!

Lannis



Your response beat my revision, in any case, I will find out before the rally and whether I come with my dog or not I/we will keep a very low profile while attending as usual. Just so you know.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Lannis on January 06, 2015, 05:07:23 PM
Your response beat my revision, in any case, I will find out before the rally and whether I come with my dog or not I/we will keep a very low profile while attending as usual. Just so you know.

I like being around good dogs.   I hope they can come to the rally and that the humans behave as well as they do!!   Although that's pretty standard operating procedure for a Guzzi rally ..... humans behaving well .....

Lannis
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: jumpmaster on January 06, 2015, 06:38:03 PM
Hmmmmmm.....  I have to pretty much agree Lannis on this one.  I love dogs - especially other peoples' dogs because they to feed, wash, pay vet bills for, etc., them, but if the rally organizers have had problems in the past or otherwise are concerned about problems, that's their call.  On the other hand, I've been involved with running the DC area's British & European Classic Motorcycle Day for a number of years & we've had a small no. of dogs attending each year (I wonder if we charged them admission???) with no problems that I'm aware of, including no leaving of uncleaned-up poop.  Maybe our event just attracts a different breed of enthusiast...  Of course, we do have a small but very visible police presence at our event, so we wouldn't have to call very far to get help if we did ever have a problem.  We also have a Norton Club weekend rally every September, usually with a few dogs in attendance, & I don't recall any problems with them.  The club members themselves, on the other hand....  :o
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: oldbike54 on January 06, 2015, 07:27:11 PM
Your response beat my revision, in any case, I will find out before the rally and whether I come with my dog or not I/we will keep a very low profile while attending as usual. Just so you know.


The dog is welcome at our Cedar Vale KS NAR in April , as long as he , or she , gets along with Cricket , our official CV NAR rally dog  :D Does he , or she , like hush puppies ? ;D

  Dusty
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Adk.IBO on January 06, 2015, 08:18:16 PM
Really kinda sorry I brought it up.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: oldbike54 on January 06, 2015, 08:23:11 PM
Really kinda sorry I brought it up.

No need for that , it is a legitimate question . The dog is your riding buddy , and probably more well behaved than a couple of my riding buddies  ;D

  Dusty
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: oldbike54 on January 06, 2015, 08:47:55 PM
No way no how am I touching that one  ;D Cool dog though  ;-T

  Dusty
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: dilligaf on January 07, 2015, 06:36:23 AM
No way no how am I touching that one  ;D Cool dog though  ;-T

  Dusty

 :+1  Dogs and kids. :BEER:
Matt
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Nick on January 07, 2015, 07:42:19 AM
Really kinda sorry I brought it up.

John,
I think I saw your dog at the Maine rally a few years ago.
Check with the campground and if they allow it, bring it.  ;-T
Nick
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: geoff in almonte on January 07, 2015, 08:06:21 AM
I've met Cooper a couple of times. 

Wonderful little dog.  His driver is responsible and well mannered too!

If the campground allows pets, bring him.

Cheers!

G
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Cam3512 on January 07, 2015, 11:10:03 AM
John,
I think I saw your dog at the Maine rally a few years ago.
Check with the campground and if they allow it, bring it.  ;-T
Nick

This. 
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Adk.IBO on January 07, 2015, 11:35:24 AM
Thanks guys. When the time gets near I will call the campground.

Stay safe, John
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Texas Turnip on January 09, 2015, 05:36:24 PM
Guess who was the first to pre-register back in July of 2014? ;D I sho nuff hope he has a steel cut oats free zone.

Tex
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Lannis on January 09, 2015, 08:02:01 PM
Guess who was the first to pre-register back in July of 2014? ;D I sho nuff hope he has a steel cut oats free zone.

Tex

It's a new deal this year.   If you eat a bowl of steel-cut oats at the gate (to prove you're a real Guzzist), they waive the rally fee.   But there's a $20 toilet-use fee for each visit.

Lannis
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Cam3512 on January 09, 2015, 08:45:58 PM
So where/when is the "Wild Guzzi Meet 'n Greet" so we can put some faces to the names?
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Lannis on January 09, 2015, 09:03:06 PM
So where/when is the "Wild Guzzi Meet 'n Greet" so we can put some faces to the names?

What works better is if you wear a name tag on a lanyard while you're there.  People generally won't spend time hanging around a particular area waiting to meet people, I think.   But they'll glance down at your tag, sort of like guys always do with women. 

I'm wearing this one:

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i130/LannisSelz/inigo.jpg) (http://s71.photobucket.com/user/LannisSelz/media/inigo.jpg.html)

Lannis
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: jas67 on January 09, 2015, 09:42:36 PM
What works better is if you wear a name tag on a lanyard while you're there.  People generally won't spend time hanging around a particular area waiting to meet people, I think.   But they'll glance down at your tag, sort of like guys always do with women.  

I'm wearing this one:

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i130/LannisSelz/inigo.jpg) (http://s71.photobucket.com/user/LannisSelz/media/inigo.jpg.html)

Lannis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JGp7Meg42U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JGp7Meg42U)

I want this mug:
(https://img1.etsystatic.com/047/1/10400442/il_570xN.705575781_1kkc.jpg)
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Moto-Muzzey on January 19, 2015, 10:14:24 AM
You guys are going to love Swanzey! I grew up in there and love to go back and ride. If the whole family was not coming down to the mid atlantic for our bid B-day party I would be going. I can try to answer any questions you guys have. If you want to e-mail me you can get me at MuzzlumATgmailDOTco m.



Be Guzzi, Be Great
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: flip on March 10, 2015, 10:15:13 PM
I just put in for vacation days for the rally. Hopefully those days are available for me.  :bike
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: sbaker on April 21, 2015, 04:48:07 PM
Hello;

I have made my hotel res... I plan to go up to Flint MI, (Visit my son and family) Then across Canada to Montreal, they down through Vermont and across to New Hampshire.. Exact dates TBD, but would be happy for some company....
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: kingoffleece on April 21, 2015, 09:53:49 PM
If you want to cross in Buffalo instead of going thru Canada I'm leaving Thursday morning for NH.  Tag along.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: kidsmoke on April 22, 2015, 06:58:44 AM
On the dog front...I have family in the area and my Brittany will be with them while I rub elbows with you schoobs, if someone wants to explore that for their pooch, PM me.



(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/22/ee28143244ccf6606f4fcb8a94b9d73b.jpg)
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: sbaker on April 22, 2015, 09:12:32 AM
If you want to cross in Buffalo instead of going thru Canada I'm leaving Thursday morning for NH.  Tag along.

Hi.. .Thanks of the offer.. Have done the NYState Throughway a couple of times... I am looking for a new experience... HOWEVER, if the weather looks nasty, i may re-route...  Thanks again!
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: 1Sourdough on April 23, 2015, 04:54:12 PM
Say, here's a consideration; What is the reasonable expectation for weather in the Swanzey area?  Knowing the average high & low temp for June doesn't really tell much!
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: Aaron D. on April 23, 2015, 05:26:52 PM
Should be mild, but June can be rainy
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: kingoffleece on April 23, 2015, 09:43:31 PM
Not taking Thruway the whole way.
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
Post by: charlieb / ma on April 24, 2015, 12:20:49 PM
RoadRunner Magazine "tour of the Week" is featuring New Hampshire and Vermont. Vermont will also be busy but nearly as the NH seacoast will be during bike week.

http://www.roadrunner.travel/magazine/read/january-february-2013/page/46/?utm_source=RoadRUNNER+Magzine+Monthly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6f4e97e29d-February+2015++newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4075d33a7f-6f4e97e29d-10649057&mc_cid=6f4e97e29d&mc_eid=0bc4153ffb


Charlie
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: LowRyter on May 20, 2015, 07:30:20 PM
My deal just came undone.  Bike fell off the stand  in  the travel trailer  on the way to indy.  Quite  a bit of damage
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: rocker59 on May 20, 2015, 08:41:17 PM
My deal just came undone.  Bike fell off the stand  in  the travel trailer  on the way to indy.  Quite  a bit of damage

Damn...
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: LowRyter on May 20, 2015, 08:54:57 PM
yeah.  It came loose from the Canyon Dancer.  I think I strapped it at a bad angle on it.  Anyway, the rear fender, tail light/ signals, and right HB bag are smashed,  It fell backwards into the rear of the trailer and on it's side.  Could be more damage.

Bev and I are kicked back in the motel.  Still heading to Indy 500.  Not sure what to do afterwards. 
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Green1 on May 20, 2015, 11:15:31 PM
I just bought my Stelvio and am brand new to Moto Guzzi ownership.Are Canadians allowed to go (lol) even if just for Saturday
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Lannis on May 21, 2015, 09:07:52 AM
I just bought my Stelvio and am brand new to Moto Guzzi ownership.Are Canadians allowed to go (lol) even if just for Saturday


Yes.   The only things that Canadians have to do different is to stop by, pay for a doctor's visit, and show your concealed revolver ...   ;)

Have a great trip!!   :D

Lannis
Title: Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on May 21, 2015, 11:02:48 AM
yeah.  It came loose from the Canyon Dancer.  I think I strapped it at a bad angle on it.  Anyway, the rear fender, tail light/ signals, and right HB bag are smashed,  It fell backwards into the rear of the trailer and on it's side.  Could be more damage.

Bev and I are kicked back in the motel.  Still heading to Indy 500.  Not sure what to do afterwards. 

Not to worry, we'll get you going..
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: LowRyter on May 22, 2015, 07:21:07 PM
There's  always duct  tape.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on May 22, 2015, 07:25:19 PM
There's  always duct  tape.
And pop rivets. Don't forget pop rivets.. ;D
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Recht on May 24, 2015, 10:27:57 AM
Seriously considering this. It would be my first Guzzi rally.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Cam3512 on May 25, 2015, 01:05:29 PM
 :bike
Seriously considering this. It would be my first Guzzi rally.

Some of us are riding up from NJ on Thursday.  Keep tabs on our NJ Forum for details.

http://mgnocnj.forumcircle.com/index.php
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Bob Wegman on June 01, 2015, 07:56:08 PM
Finally sent in my entry today.  My wife will join me for her first rally.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Green1 on June 02, 2015, 07:58:23 PM
I can only make it Saturday,what does registration get you? Is there any other options,my plan is to make a run in Sat for the day and leave Sat night.This would be my first ever band specific rally or get together
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: GuzziPilot on June 02, 2015, 08:52:46 PM
Hearty Welcome to you newer Guzzi owners!!!

Make the ride, do the rally, even if for just a day......those New England folks are quite a lot of fun, and the roads are simply perfect.....stay westward far from the hectic pace nearer Boston.

See you there!

Lee
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: rocker59 on June 05, 2015, 03:43:19 PM
bump
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: kingoffleece on June 05, 2015, 07:53:18 PM
Bob Wegman,
I'm leaving Thurs from Buffalo if it matters to you.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: spmoto on June 05, 2015, 07:56:15 PM
Rocker 59, What's BUMP mean?
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Lannis on June 05, 2015, 10:18:32 PM
Rocker 59, What's BUMP mean?

Means he responded to a post that had moved down off the first, immediately visible page on the Forum so that it is more visible because now it's near the top  ....

Lannis
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Green1 on June 06, 2015, 05:40:55 PM
Just got the time off work so looks like i'm in if I can find the place
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Howard R on June 09, 2015, 04:38:07 PM
I've been looking at possible routing, and have a few questions.  The map seems to suggest things like 209, Taconic parkway, and 22 but talking to a friend who did it a few years back, he says 22 is very rough, with 2" high expansion joints.  Anyone possibly local with a more recent evaluation?  While we're here, anyone have any kind of route suggestions?  (Meeting riding friend in Shrewsbury @ the Cracker Barrel for breakfast, so that would be a good starting point.)

Thanks,

Howard
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Aaron D. on June 09, 2015, 07:26:02 PM
I never found 22 to be all that rough. The Taconic can be, though.

But rough is New England. That's the way it is and we LIKE it!
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Bill Hagan on June 09, 2015, 08:48:59 PM
I've been looking at possible routing, and have a few questions.  The map seems to suggest things like 209, Taconic parkway, and 22 but talking to a friend who did it a few years back, he says 22 is very rough, with 2" high expansion joints.  Anyone possibly local with a more recent evaluation?  While we're here, anyone have any kind of route suggestions?  (Meeting riding friend in Shrewsbury @ the Cracker Barrel for breakfast, so that would be a good starting point.)

Thanks,

Howard


Well, Howard, recognizing that we’ll all start from varying points, here, FWIW, is our (well, intended as of just now) route.

We are a group of 6 (three Norges; one 8v), Kaw1400 Concours, ST1300, and a new FJR), with one of the Norges two-up. 

Kathi has to be at Fort Bragg right after the rally (s-i-l is taking brigade command; a great American  :thumb: ), so she'll be in the Mini sag wagon, but she’ll play pillion while in New England. 

We’ll all likely not be a convoy, but will stay within a few miles of each other, then meet to scratch, spit, grunt, and annoy women at the hotel.  :thewife:

Taking two days to get there; RON in Carbondale, Pa.  Best Western, btw, in case anyone’s in the area and wants to mooch some whiskey, cigars, or whatever.  :boozing:  Or maybe call 9-1-1 for the fun of it.    :police:

Did Google maps first, then AAA, to find a nice “avoid highways” route.  Not really happy with either.  Here’s the Google one: https://goo.gl/maps/yM3fy

Then got out “paper” maps and looked down from about 200,000 feet. 

Outlined what I thought looked good without being too complex.  Confirmed fun factor by looking at “terrain” on Google.  The topo looks pretty darn good.

Happy with that ’til I saw mojohand/Joe Sokohl’s for what would be our second day.    http://tinyurl.com/q6nrpg3

Naturally, I stole some of that.  It includes sections you worried about, but c’est la guerre.

This should be in the 550-mile or so range, i.e., a manageable two-day ride for all in our bunch.

So, FWIW, here’s our planned routing from Cross Junction, Va., to Swanzey, N.H.  Yes, we all know it won’t be exactly like this.

Moreover, I’m building a GPS and web-based turn-by-turn for the 21st centurians and a tank-bag insert for the luddites in our group.  :grin:

In the meantime, here’s the short version for your consideration. 

Day 1 (17 June 2015)

US 522 N to Hancock, Md.

Then, 655, 522, 30, 75, 274, & 34 to the Millersburg Ferry over the Susquehanna — http://www.millersburgferry.org/2136/2199.html & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millersburg_Ferry.  We love ferries.  This one, the last on the Susquehanna, looks especially interesting.

Then 147, 225, 61N, 487, 118 (at Red Rock), 29, US 6 at Tunkhannock, 107, 247, 106, and surface streets into Carbondale.

Day 2 (18 June 2015)

Depart Carbondale, Pa.

Bus. US 6, US 6 E, 171, 370,  17 NY, 268, 10 (n of apex), 23 at Stamford, to Catskill [pick up Joe S’s route], 22 at Hillsdale, 43 at Stephentown, 2 at Williamstown, 10 to Swanzey (with a slight nod to I-91 vic. Greenfield that I’ll avoid when there).

Makes your head hurt, huh?

If you or anyone has comments about how any of this unwise, please let me know.

We’ll likely only cameo a bit at the rally, but we are looking forward to seeing many of you all at Swanzey and to hearing Guzzis rumble around town and on the way to and from.

Thanks.

Bill

Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Zoom Zoom on June 10, 2015, 05:34:54 AM
Getting closer............. ......... :thumb:

Excitement is building.

John Henry
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Cam3512 on June 10, 2015, 07:41:31 AM
Several of us from NJ are headed up Thursday morning.  Looking forward to seeing you guys. 

Make sure you find me.  I'll be the guy on a Guzzi wearing a Guzzi T-Shirt with a beer in my hand.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Wayne Orwig on June 10, 2015, 08:50:36 AM
Make sure you find me.  I'll be the guy on a Guzzi wearing a Guzzi T-Shirt with a beer in my hand.

That's something you don't see every day.

Now to look at the maps and figure out how far west of NY City I have to go to avoid that mess.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: blackcat on June 10, 2015, 10:14:58 AM
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r317/blackkat-1/48A8B75A-DF74-41A3-BC66-B26F92EFFA9B_zpsvx1mtl6m.jpg)


Packed up and leaving in the morning with a stop in NYC for work. Will try to leave next Thursday but it isn't looking good for that one.(http://http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r317/blackkat-1/48A8B75A-DF74-41A3-BC66-B26F92EFFA9B_zpsvx1mtl6m.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Lannis on June 10, 2015, 10:33:00 AM


Bus. US 6, US 6 E, 171, 370,  17 NY, 268, 10 (n of apex), 23 at Stamford, to Catskill [pick up Joe S�s route], 22 at Hillsdale, 43 at Stephentown, 2 at Williamstown, 10 to Swanzey (with a slight nod to I-91 vic. Greenfield that I�ll avoid when there).

Makes your head hurt, huh?

If you or anyone has comments about how any of this unwise, please let me know.



I see you decided to take the 43 cutoff instead of staying on 22 North.   I am too, we'll see how it is.

The Millersburg Ferry only runs if the Susquehanna River is high enough to float it.   Often it's not, so have an alternate route north or south to a bridge planned .....

I'm on a lot of that route, but not going through Carbondale and I'll wing it for a place to stop, if I don't ride all the way through on Wednesday.   That would be 750 miles; I can do that if I have to, but I don't have any "Have To" as part of this little holiday trip; there will be more rose-smelling than freeway-grinding next week!!

Lannis
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Bill Hagan on June 10, 2015, 11:27:06 AM
I see you decided to take the 43 cutoff instead of staying on 22 North.   I am too, we'll see how it is.

The Millersburg Ferry only runs if the Susquehanna River is high enough to float it.   Often it's not, so have an alternate route north or south to a bridge planned .....

I'm on a lot of that route, but not going through Carbondale and I'll wing it for a place to stop, if I don't ride all the way through on Wednesday.   That would be 750 miles; I can do that if I have to, but I don't have any "Have To" as part of this little holiday trip; there will be more rose-smelling than freeway-grinding next week!!

Lannis

Appreciate the word on the ferry, Lannis.

Here's what I am about to launch to our group as a "This Time (I Think) I Really Mean This Is The Final Route."   :laugh:


=========================

Cross Junction, Va., to Swanzey, N.H. [581 back-road miles]

Day 1 (17 June 2015)(294 M)

US 522 N to Hancock, Md. (31 M)

Turn R onto W. High (Signs for SR 144)

Turn left onto S Pennsylvania Ave (1.5 M)

Becomes Pa. 655 N to US 522 (Needmore, Pa.)(c.15 M)

US 522 to US 30 (McConnelsburg)(17 M)

US 30 to Pa. 75 (Fort Loudon)(8 M)

Pa. 75 to Pa. 274 (vic. Doylesburg)(25 M)

Pa. 274 to Pa. 34 (New Bloomfield)(33 M)

Pa. 34 to Susquehanna River (Millersburg Ferry)(15 M)

[http://www.millersburgferry.org/2136/2199.html & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millersburg_Ferry]

If river is too low for ferry to operate, BPT take alternate route, likely US 15 to Shamokin, and cross to resume route.

Pa. 147 to Pa. 225 (vic. Mandata)(14 M)

Pa. 225 to Pa. 61 N (Shamokin)(19 M)

Pa. 61 N to Pa. 487 (Meadowview)(5 M)

Pa. 487 to Pa. 118 (Red Rock)(45 M)

Pa. 118 to Pa. 4028 (Mooretown Rd.) (7 M)

Mooretown Rd./Pa. 4028 to Pa. 29 (4 M)

Pa. 29 to Tunkhannock, Pa. (US 6/Pa. 92) (24 M)

US 6 E to Factoryville, Pa. (Pa. 107) (10 M)

Pa. 107 to Pa. 247 (13 M)

Pa. 247 to Pa. 106 (Finch Hill) (3 M)

Pa. 106 to Carbondale, Pa. (5 M)

[RON]

Best Western Pioneer Plaza
25 S Main Street [Bus. US 6]
Carbondale, Pennsylvania
570.536.6020

====================================

Day 2 (18 June 2015)(287 M)

Depart Carbondale, Pa.

Bus. US 6 to Pa. 171 (.1 M)

Pa. 171 to Pa. 370 (vic. East Ararat/Orson)(c.16 M)

Pa. 370 to N.Y. 268 (20 M)

N.Y. 268 to N.Y.10 (Just N of Apex)(9 M)

N.Y. 10 to N.Y. 23 (Stamford)(48 M)

N.Y. 23 thru Catskill (M) to N.Y. 22 (Hillsdale)(72 M)

N.Y. 22 to N.Y. 43 (vic. Stephentown)(31 M)

[N.Y. 43 becomes Mass. 43]

Mass. 43 to Mass. 2 (South Williamstown)(17 M)

Mass. 2 to Mass. 63 (Millers Falls)(51 M)

Mass. 63 to Mass. 10 (becomes N.H.10)(10 M)

N.H. 10 to RIGHT on California St. to Swanzey (13 M)

========================

Now, let's figure the odds of getting that crew on the road early on Wednesday after their two-day ride up from Atlanta ... and, possibly, some late-night sipping.   :boozing:

We might be dragging body parts by time we limp into Carbondale.

Bill
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Aaron D. on June 10, 2015, 02:55:49 PM
43 should be good. Though you still get into Williamstown traffic and summer is here.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: scra99tch on June 10, 2015, 07:48:35 PM
There are plenty of great rides.  I will say the Laconia Rally will possibly hamper some of the NH routes around the lakes region.  Mt Washington will probably have some crowds, mainly the adventurous harley riders. 

May I suggest a possible ride to northern Vermont.  There's a brewery called Hill Farmstead which I went to last weekend.  It's has been voted best in the world for a couple years.  You can fill a growler and do a tasting or buy bottles to bring back to campsite.  The riding is great through Vermont.

Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: DonT on June 10, 2015, 08:13:26 PM
Suggestions for Bill Hagens route (to make more complicated - but score more points) 
1.) Stay on rte. 23 to Otis.  Take rte. 8 north.  From Hinsdale South to somewhere near Beckett was 1/2 fresh pavement on Sunday.  It should all be done by then.
2.) Route 43 lands crosses Rt. 7.  Turn south, ride to Lanesboro, and then go over Mt. Greylock.  Come down in N. Adams and rejoin rte. 2.   
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Aaron D. on June 10, 2015, 09:21:36 PM
Hey, take 8N all the way to 112 in Vermont, there's some cool stuff . Bumpy, but, well, you know.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Howard R on June 10, 2015, 10:16:14 PM
I admit I haven't read every post, so apologies if this has already been answered.  The first post says it will be OK to show up on Wednesday, and pay the facility for an extra night of tent camping.  My question is, how much is the extra night?

Thanks,

Howard
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Aaron D. on June 11, 2015, 06:38:32 AM
Just want to confirm, I can pay at the gate? I don't live far, I doubt I'll camp but I do want to contribute.

I was planning on riding my Spot, but if I brought my Scout I would enjoy a bit of ride-swapping if anyone cares..and if they'd let me in!
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Tom on June 11, 2015, 01:29:17 PM
I'll take a bike ride to a National any time.  :thumb: You guys have it easy. :grin:  I'll be coming into either Newark or Kennedy then bus it to the city.  Taxi to the friends in the East Village.  Next morning early, I ride the hound to Keene. 6 hrs.  shorter than going into Logan then a 9hr hound ride to Keene.  I don't have the time off to ride in from Couer D' Alene area.  I'm needed in the office but I can have time off for the BMW National end of July in Billings.  :thumb:

See you guys in Keene.  Aloha! :grin: :grin: :grin:

Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 11, 2015, 05:20:06 PM
Aloha, Tom! Be good to see you again.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Tom on June 11, 2015, 05:41:30 PM
Same here.  Would like to spend a little more time hanging with you.  Last time was Virginia but the weather was something else.  :grin:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: BentGoose on June 11, 2015, 06:07:18 PM
Two of us leaving Colorado 5am Fri morning, trying to take a scenic route, hope to be at the rally Wed or Thur. :grin:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: gerryp on June 14, 2015, 06:05:09 PM
Looking forward to my first Guzzi rally.

Riding up from CT with a fellow Guzzi owner on Thursday.

Staying at B & B in Swanzey.

Regards,

Gerry

Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: ccoli on June 14, 2015, 11:47:27 PM
Judi and I are on the way. Got past Chicago this afternoon. Thought I shucked the u joint right near the Guzzi doctor but found a bolt that had worked loose. Only a few hours delay. Looks like we'll be able to join the wet butt club the next few days.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 15, 2015, 06:32:13 AM
We're in Maine, hanging out with the Kid/family/friends. A mere 20 hour drive with the AeroLario in the van, pulling the popup.  :tongue: We're going to putt around up here a bit.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2015, 07:27:51 PM
Planning to arrive on Wedn. afternoon  :thumb:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Tom on June 16, 2015, 11:55:03 AM
If all goes well, I should be in Thurs. morning late.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Lannis on June 16, 2015, 02:17:52 PM
If all goes well, I should be in Thurs. morning late.

Thursday afternoon for me.   It's hot as a bugger here at the moment, 98 degrees or so, so I went out riding in my leather gear to see if it's uncomfortable or unbearable.    The jacket was unbearable so mesh it will be, the pants were right on the line, I'll probably start out in them and change to jeans if it gets bad.   I really need a full set of mesh .....

Lannis
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Tom on June 16, 2015, 03:03:46 PM
Got off the phone w/Randy.  High in the low 70's=80's.  Low in the mid-50's.  Slight chance of rain.  Thurs. & Sunday.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: scra99tch on June 16, 2015, 03:49:50 PM
Weather is always touchy here.  But the closer it gets the less chance of rain shows up.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Lannis on June 16, 2015, 04:19:21 PM
Got off the phone w/Randy.  High in the low 70's=80's.  Low in the mid-50's.  Slight chance of rain.  Thurs. & Sunday.

I'm always getting caught by not remembering latitude and oceans.   Temperature HERE is forecast not even to get as low as 70 at night, and mid 90s in the day.

So I'll pack a jacket liner .....  Rain here would be a relief to ride in!

Lannis
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: steveford on June 16, 2015, 07:10:43 PM
The Oregon Guzzi Rep. Gerri Jenkins & her husband Gary, and the Washington Guzzi Reps Dick & Gayle Guthrie are riding to the rally from Oregon & Wa.. They are all together at this point and are having a great time. I sure wish I was with them.   :grin: :grin: :grin: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Zoom Zoom on June 16, 2015, 07:52:36 PM
Gassed, fluids checked, and packed except for a few last items. Leaving early tomorrow for NH. :clock:

John Henry
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Cam3512 on June 16, 2015, 07:53:56 PM
The Oregon Guzzi Rep. Gerri Jenkins & her husband Gary, and the Washington Guzzi Reps Dick & Gayle Guthrie are riding to the rally from Oregon & Wa.. They are all together at this point and are having a great time. I sure wish I was with them.   :grin: :grin: :grin: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :grin: :grin: :grin:

Damn, there goes my long distance award!
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Green1 on June 16, 2015, 07:58:41 PM
Packing right now,just glad to be not going to work for the rest of the week
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: gerryp on June 17, 2015, 06:49:31 AM

Leaving Guilford, Ct around 9 am.

see ya there.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Zoom Zoom on June 17, 2015, 07:34:56 AM
Got an early start. In Savona NY to feed me and the EV. Been chilly so far but warming up.

Yeah!

ZZ
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: blackcat on June 17, 2015, 07:54:25 AM
Damn, there goes my long distance award!

From NJ? I already have 1400 miles to NYC with whatever the balance it is to get to NH and I still won't have those guys beat.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: mojohand on June 17, 2015, 10:17:13 AM
See y'all Friday early afternoon. Hotelling this time.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: TOMB on June 17, 2015, 10:51:48 AM
Looking  forward to seeing some old friends  over the next few days.
Leaving central Connecticut  8:30 Thursday  morning
TOMB
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Cam3512 on June 17, 2015, 04:49:53 PM
From NJ? I already have 1400 miles to NYC with whatever the balance it is to get to NH and I still won't have those guys beat.

Please, you have to start over at your NY address.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: gerryp on June 17, 2015, 06:04:11 PM
Leaving Guilford, Ct around 9 am.

see ya there.

made it up here around 13:45. staying at the Bridges Inn B & B

nice ride up the back roads of CT.  picked up RT 32 in CTand rode it all the way to Swanzey.

most of the time i had the road to myself so we moved at a good pace.

Looking forward to tomorrow.


Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: sbaker on June 17, 2015, 06:41:28 PM
I'm in St. Albans VT be there tomorrow!!!!!
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: blackcat on June 17, 2015, 07:58:10 PM
Please, you have to start over at your NY address.

I'll be happy to make it there tomorrow based on the ups and downs I have had trying to get the CX just to NY.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Arizona Wayne on June 19, 2015, 12:07:00 AM
The Oregon Guzzi Rep. Gerri Jenkins & her husband Gary, and the Washington Guzzi Reps Dick & Gayle Guthrie are riding to the rally from Oregon & Wa.. They are all together at this point and are having a great time. I sure wish I was with them.   :grin: :grin: :grin: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :grin: :grin: :grin:




Never been to the New England part of this USA.  They can tell me all about it when I see them @ the deep forrest  campout next month in Wash. St.  :boozing:

This weekend I'm watching the US Open golf tournament  in Pugent Sound.  :grin:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Cross-tie Walker on June 19, 2015, 03:15:43 PM
How about some pics??   Surely there are some Guzzi/computer nerds attending!
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: scra99tch on June 21, 2015, 06:13:57 AM
Had a great time.  Thanks to Randy Teft and company who helped out.  To Seacoast Motorsports for having the demos. 

Thanks for the etced mug filled with a bottle of grape juice saying I was the youngest rider.  I think I killed that bottle of welches. 
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Bill Hagan on June 21, 2015, 06:46:39 AM
Had a great time.  Thanks to Randy Teft and company who helped out.  To Seacoast Motorsports for having the demos. 

****

Yes, indeed.

How about some pics??   Surely there are some Guzzi/computer nerds attending!

Got lots of pix, but, regrettably, just now this is the most relevant.   :cry:


(http://bill-and-kathi.smugmug.com/photos/i-MDZcXSf/0/L/i-MDZcXSf-L.jpg)


Details (and, of course, many trip photos) later, but short version is Norge just died while riding. 

Lots of smart help (as I was clueless  :rolleyes:), with consensus being a wiring short. 

The Norge is now in Seacoast's hands in Derry.  I'll stay there through Tuesday see if they can fix it (quickly). If not ... sigh.

Bill

Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: blackcat on June 21, 2015, 10:17:51 AM
Bill, bummer about the bike, hope they get it sorted. Nice to see you and Kathy again.

I had fun at the rally, hadn't been to one in many years. It was nice to meet Zoom, Lannis, Chuck.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: mrverveus on June 21, 2015, 01:07:38 PM
Sorry to hear about the ridus interruptus Bill. Hope you can saddle up soon!
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: CharlieW on June 21, 2015, 01:08:34 PM
Great Job Randy and all your helpers
 I had many pics to go through and I picked some I hope you will enjoy.
CharlieW

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Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Adk.IBO on June 21, 2015, 02:10:31 PM
Nice job on the pics Charlie! Great job Randy and it was good to see those I have met before, meet some new folks, and see everybody enjoying themselves. I did, for the short time I was there. Cooper had a ball (literally and figuratively) :thumb:! Thanks to the Guzzi community for welcoming us!

Stay safe, John
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: bad Chad on June 21, 2015, 03:25:23 PM
Looks like a great time!  Wish I was there! :cool:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Lannis on June 21, 2015, 08:57:34 PM
Had a great time.  Thanks to Randy Teft and company who helped out.  To Seacoast Motorsports for having the demos. 

Thanks for the etced mug filled with a bottle of grape juice saying I was the youngest rider.  I think I killed that bottle of welches.

Once everyone finds out that the Youngest Rider was 35 years old, the red suspender jokes will be flying thick ....
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Aaron D. on June 21, 2015, 09:29:30 PM
My wife and I wore suspenders, not red though. The only guys I met that I knew from here were Tom and Lee (who bought the EV from me).

Good folks, thogu, all that I met. Thanks to Randy and Natalie, and Joanne-I know others were helpiong but that's all the names I got for the crew!
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: scra99tch on June 21, 2015, 09:30:33 PM
I was the 35 year old.  But I believe someone had left earlier in the day who may have been *gasp* even younger.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: kingoffleece on June 21, 2015, 10:13:25 PM
I wonder who won my prize donation?
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 22, 2015, 08:41:37 AM
Gaaa! Just wrote a novel, and an Apple software update crashed my message. Need to get that stuff off the PC since Dorcia doesn’t have an Ifone any more. Shoulda known when I was typing faster than the computer was putting it on the screen that something was going on..
At any rate… an abbreviated version.
Took the Aero Lario in the van to the Kid’s and Nora’s Uncle Rolf and Sue’s place on the Maine seacoast. Hung out and roared around a few days. I’d heard of the http://www.kancamagushighway.com/, a famous road in New Hampshire, so Rolf on his R1200R and I rode to the rally from Maine, via the Kank. Unfortunately, Laconia was going on, so there were Hawg jams, but they were easily dispatched. When we stopped for gas after, Rolf looked at his GPS and said, “looks like 84 miles of interstate..” We turned off in less than an hour. (!) Don’t know how fast we were going.. the Lario speedo only goes to 80.  :copcar:
Dorcia had already arrived and found us a camp spot after Rolf and I had taken the roads less traveled. We quickly set up the camper, and headed out to dinner. Lannis was just in front blocking the horizon,  :grin: saw Mac Dennis, a noted small block among other stuff guru, and Tom Au was taking tix. Hadn’t seen either for some time. Gotta love a nationals. Settled into dinner among friends..some new. It *is* all about the people, after all.."You meet the most interesting characters on a Guzzi."
Melissa Pierson (The perfect vehicle) came by a couple of times during the rally to talk Larios, but didn’t take me up on the demo ride offer. I think she was a little spooked by the way it sounds.  :evil:  Met the x Illuminati guys that built hers.  :thumb: The only guy that took me up on a Aero engine demo offer was (zoom zoom) John Henry, I’ll let him tell you what he thinks.
Seacoast had demo bikes, and were doing a brisk business of doing that.
Unfortunately, turnout was less than I expected, around 250, but there were 19 national MGNOC reps there, more than I can ever remember.
Kudos to Randy and friends from all over the world for running a smooth and enjoyable rally. Food, camping, sanitation, etc. were top notch.
Oh, almost forgot. The AeroLario won a beer mug engraved with “Best Short Block” (maybe someone peeked?)  :wink: with a FREE (Guzzi content) beer in it..
Another great rally in the books. Thanks, all!
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Tom on June 22, 2015, 11:35:39 AM
Aloha everyone!

I'm posting out of NYC at the Rising Wolf Garage.  LLLLLLong bus ride down here.  I should be on a bike in an hour or so.  Gonna play in traffic. :evil:  It was nice to see people that I hadn't seen in awhile.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Tom on June 22, 2015, 11:51:42 AM

 "Tom Au was taking tix."
I volunteered to help  Randy and Natalie.

The only guy that took me up on a Aero engine demo offer was (zoom zoom) John Henry, I’ll let him tell you what he thinks.

I know I'm going to regret not being able to ride it but I did some other bikes.  Thanks for offering.  The timing didn't work out. 

Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 22, 2015, 12:19:41 PM
Chuckie , was wondering if Melissa attended the rally , thanks for the report  :thumb:

  Dusty

Stolen from Witchy, one of the Massholes  :wink:.. Shirley he won't mind. She'd (yuck) p..ppp...paid someone to adjust her valves. Naturally, they were screwed up. Witchy (red shirt) and others fixed her up post haste.  :thumb: Seems like you can count on one hand the dealer's mechanics that are capable any more.. :evil:
Don't know if you know the story, but Witchy and others found a Lario, fixed it up and gave it to her..
(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o71/DougRitchie/2015%20Guzzi%20National/IMG_0692.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Aaron D. on June 22, 2015, 12:25:44 PM
I saw Chuck-he usually ran away if I tried to approach!

But if I knew you were offering rides, I'd have run after you!
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Lannis on June 22, 2015, 12:27:26 PM
Lannis was just in front blocking the horizon,  :grin:

Oi, you!   Although I do remember when you won the Best Small Block award, they asked you to stand up ... and you already were .....   :grin:

Lannis
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Zoom Zoom on June 22, 2015, 04:49:25 PM
The only guy that took me up on a Aero engine demo offer was (zoom zoom) John Henry, I’ll let him tell you what he thinks.

An awesome motorcycle. It is agile, quick, pulls fantastic, and sounds GREAT! Riding it was a blast. Thank You Chuck for the opportunity to do so. :boozing: The Aero Lario is a keeper. :cool:

On another note, I took the opportunity to ride the 300cc scooter they had in the demo fleet. Great fun. :thumb:

John Henry
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Zoom Zoom on June 22, 2015, 04:54:49 PM
As for the rally itself, it was fantastic. A decent venue, great people, the food was good and they were even cooking breakfast Sunday morning when we all were packing up. I left there about 8 AM with Jerry Hylton. We rode for some time in the rain and landed just West of Buffalo where we stopped for the night. That got Jerry half way home and me about 2/3rds. I had an easy ride this morning then spent time drying out the gear, running errands, and some chores. Oh well, all good things come to an end so back to work tomorrow.

John Henry
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Howard R on June 22, 2015, 05:04:35 PM
Another great rally in the books!  Really enjoyed seeing everyone there.


Stolen from Witchy, one of the Massholes 
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I didn't get a chance to talk to Melissa very much this time, she (and many others) exercised caution about the weather and left early Saturday.  I did notice that she has her Lario monogrammed! :grin:

Howard
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: John Ulrich on June 22, 2015, 05:06:25 PM

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I always said Ken would make someone a nice wife!   :thumb:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: gerryp on June 23, 2015, 05:03:22 PM
I wonder who won my prize donation?

Wasn't me Jim,  it was already gone by the time my number was called.  I did get a MG Black t-shirt to go with all the black ones from the Bennington Bash.

I did get a lot of comemnts/questions on the one already on my V7 and referred people to your site/facebook.

Sorry you couldn't be there hope your feeling better.

Gerry
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: mojohand on June 23, 2015, 07:49:55 PM
Add me to the chorus of those extolling this National! Randy Tefft and crew did a great job--well organized, great food, cool place, wonderful times...many thanks!

Great to see Doug and Jackie and Penny and Frank and Tom and Keith and Nora and Natalie and Ken and Dave and Kathy and Lannis and Zoom and Howard and Cam and Bill and Kathi and Bob and Adrienne and so many others, new friends and old.

My full pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mojohand/sets/72157654919265516

Some samples (captions on the Flickr side of the house):

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(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/512/18477652634_28c978f8a4_c.jpg)

Whew! And that's just a few. Again, all are on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mojohand/sets/72157654919265516

See ya in Meadows of Dan this weekend for the Virginia Rally!
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Lannis on June 23, 2015, 07:56:18 PM


My full pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mojohand/sets/72157654919265516



When I go to Flickr, I only get one page of pics (up to the selfie at the rally site).

Is that Flickr doing it, or my old, weak browser, you think?

Lannis
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 23, 2015, 08:13:47 PM
Thanks for taking us along, Joe.. pretty much says it all.  :thumb:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Bob Wegman on June 23, 2015, 08:49:24 PM
Myself and my wife had a great time at the rally.  Her first rally.  Thanks Randy and all who put in a huge effort for our enjoyment.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Bill Hagan on June 23, 2015, 09:34:09 PM
Myself and my wife had a great time at the rally.  Her first rally.  Thanks Randy and all who put in a huge effort for our enjoyment.

Indeed.

And, the “adventure” continues.

We are, incredibly, back in Keene!

Spent Sunday and Monday with friends in Cornish.

Long story on Norge, and it's still evolving.

Short version is that Seacoast is a great dealer

More on that soon, but Kyle --  a gifted tech -- fixed my issue (details later), but another, entirely unrelated, arose on way home, albeit only 40 miles from Derry.

Limped back — again, details later; too tired just now — and then Kathi and I returned to Keene as we had already locked in a room here.  We'll drive back to Seacoast in the a.m.

‘Mazing.

Bill
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: kingoffleece on June 24, 2015, 01:41:08 AM
REALLY bummed that I had to miss it at the last moment due to an inner ear issue that left me unable to walk for DAYS!
Never had anything like that-and with NO warning.

THX for the pictures-looks like a great time was had by all.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 24, 2015, 06:31:40 AM
Indeed.

And, the �adventure� continues.

We are, incredibly, back in Keene!

Spent Sunday and Monday with friends in Cornish.

Long story on Norge, and it's still evolving.

Short version is that Seacoast is a great dealer

More on that soon, but Kyle --  a gifted tech -- fixed my issue (details later), but another, entirely unrelated, arose on way home, albeit only 40 miles from Derry.

Limped back � again, details later; too tired just now � and then Kathi and I returned to Keene as we had already locked in a room here.  We'll drive back to Seacoast in the a.m.

�Mazing.

Bill

 :popcorn: Anxiously awaiting the novel this adventure will elicit, but sorry for your problems. Good to hear of another "good" dealer..
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: rocker59 on June 24, 2015, 07:34:37 AM
 :thumb:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Texas Turnip on June 24, 2015, 04:32:20 PM
Thanks Randy. You dun good! This wasn't my first rodeo as I've been to all of the Nationals except the last high dollar one in Cal. Randy has been working on this for a year. He won't tell you what the fairgrounds cost or the amount of hours he put in just for our enjoyment. I've been saying for years that Guzzi rallies are too cheap.

Another paltry 4k plus on the Guzzi.

Now for the good news. I got home and for once my clothes were not on the front porch and nothing had been taken by
RepoMo. Locks hadn't been changed like in some of the "good ole days".  Even had enough cigars to get to the Texas line.

Tex, living the good life
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 24, 2015, 04:56:40 PM
Quote
Tex, living the good life

Yep, Aren't we all..  :thumb:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: ccoli on June 25, 2015, 09:02:29 AM
Judi and I are still in New England. At the farthest point east in the USA, Lubec Maine. Actually having breakfast on Campobello island in New Brunswick.  SPIII still chugging out the miles. Touring Maine for another few days before the blast back to Milwaukee.
Randy really did a bang up job of hosting a bunch of hooligans from near and far.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Tenni138 on June 25, 2015, 04:09:27 PM
Had a great time. Thanks Randy and everyone else that put a lot of work into running a fantastic rally.  I want to also thank the person that offered me their model Tenni they won in the door prize.  I've been part of the Guzzi comunity since I was 6 years old and glad I still am today. Great people and great motorcycles.
Bob
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Bill Hagan on June 25, 2015, 06:01:50 PM
Judi and I are still in New England. ...

We wondered if we should turn out the lights in Swanzey, but see now that you can.  :laugh:

Kathi left from (stupendous) Seacoast Cycles in Derry  -- http://seacoastsport.com -- yesterday after it clear (enough  :wink:) I could make it home on my own.  She has to be at Fort Bragg to help our kids unpack; I wanted to take the "long cut" back to Cross Junction.

I spent the night with friends in Cornish, and had a fine ride today down to Carbondale where I am in what is undoubtedly the newest and high-end Best Western in that chain ... and I am not damning with faint praise. 

Back home in no hurry tomorrow.

:popcorn: Anxiously awaiting the novel this adventure will elicit, but sorry for your problems. Good to hear of another "good" dealer..

The illustrated novel is in the works.   :boozing:

Bill



Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 25, 2015, 06:05:49 PM
We wondered if we should turn out the lights in Swanzey, but see now that you can.  :laugh:

Kathi left from (stupendous) Seacoast Cycles in Derry  -- http://seacoastsport.com -- yesterday after it clear (enough  :wink:) I could make it home on my own.  She has to be at Fort Bragg to help our kids unpack; I wanted to take the "long cut" back to Cross Junction.

I spent the night with friends in Cornish, and had a fine ride today down to Carbondale where I am in what is undoubtedly the newest and high-end Best Western in that chain ... and I am not damning with faint praise. 

Back home in no hurry tomorrow.

The illustrated novel is in the works.   :boozing:

Bill

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Green1 on June 25, 2015, 07:45:26 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to those who showed me around on Sat,it was appreciated and again thanks others stelvio owners who shared info on their bikes and seats,i gotta do something with my seat.Being new to the Moto Guzzi family I shur did learn a lot.They say we Canadians are friendly but the Rally crew rocked
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Lannis on June 25, 2015, 08:10:39 PM


The illustrated novel is in the works.   :boozing:

Bill

Will the novel end with the Norge being sold on in shame?   Was this the sort of 21st century over-teched silliness that we sometimes see, or something that could happen to, say, an SP?

Enquiring minds ....  :evil:

Lannis
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: leafman60 on June 25, 2015, 09:51:16 PM
I enjoyed looking at the pictures and reading the accounts of the National Rally.

Tonight I was chatting on the phone with a friend as I scrolled through the pictures and I happened to notice the "Mr. Nevada Lives" T-shirt on one attendee.

A friend at the rally had already informed me that he had seen more than one such Nevada shirt still in existence.

The irony is that the friend with whom I was chatting tonight was The Great One himself.

I am happy to inform everyone who remembers our infamous lord that Mr. Nevada is indeed very much alive and well.  He continues his antics, escapades, foibles and unintended predicaments with a fervor that has not abated.

Sometimes I really wonder how long his roller coaster ride can continue but it keeps rolling along its merry way.  Nevada is still inflated with joy at the sight of KK doughnuts speeding off the cooking line and his other more amorous pursuits have landed him in jeopardy time after time.

Also, rest assured that Skate is still the same and very much on the scene.  The two are in a perpetual state of friendship flux that has persisted since the transmission oil debacle a few years ago. 

This is all a sometimes unbelievable play that is going on in reality and proves that truth can be stranger than fiction.

Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: H-E-ROSS on June 25, 2015, 10:09:52 PM
Had an excellent time as a day tripper from Northampton Mass. Thanks Randy for hosting a first class event.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Tom on June 26, 2015, 02:29:34 AM
I just got home yesterday.  Spent most of the day recovering from jet lag.  Randy and Natalie did a great job with the rally.  Had to leave a day earlier because the flights were messed up out of JFK.  LLLLong day of air travel.  Back to work tomorrow.  Next month, Billings.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 26, 2015, 06:59:41 AM
I enjoyed looking at the pictures and reading the accounts of the National Rally.

Tonight I was chatting on the phone with a friend as I scrolled through the pictures and I happened to notice the "Mr. Nevada Lives" T-shirt on one attendee.

A friend at the rally had already informed me that he had seen more than one such Nevada shirt still in existence.

The irony is that the friend with whom I was chatting tonight was The Great One himself.

I am happy to inform everyone who remembers our infamous lord that Mr. Nevada is indeed very much alive and well.  He continues his antics, escapades, foibles and unintended predicaments with a fervor that has not abated.

Sometimes I really wonder how long his roller coaster ride can continue but it keeps rolling along its merry way.  Nevada is still inflated with joy at the sight of KK doughnuts speeding off the cooking line and his other more amorous pursuits have landed him in jeopardy time after time.

Also, rest assured that Skate is still the same and very much on the scene.  The two are in a perpetual state of friendship flux that has persisted since the transmission oil debacle a few years ago. 

This is all a sometimes unbelievable play that is going on in reality and proves that truth can be stranger than fiction.

Thanks for the update, David.. that was me. Lannis had a Mr. Nevada t shirt, too, although he probably had to source it at the tent and awning shop.. :evil: :cheesy:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Lannis on June 26, 2015, 07:25:55 AM
Thanks for the update, David.. that was me. Lannis had a Mr. Nevada t shirt, too, although he probably had to source it at the tent and awning shop.. :evil: :cheesy:

Ah, nothing like friends to back you up when you need it .....  :boozing:  :boxing:

And I did assure Blackcat at the rally that, although the fun doesn't depend on whether Mr. Nevada is real or not, I do believe he's real, I actually know his real name (I think), and though I know people that do SOME of the things Mr. Nevada does, I don't know anyone who does ALL the things he does.

Wearing of the (size XL, by the way, NOT the XXXXL Extra Fat edition) shirt is meant to encourage the narration of the further adventures of the great one ....

Lannis
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 26, 2015, 07:55:01 AM
Hey! I didn't say anything about fat.. just big.  :grin:  When someone comments, though.. it's generally a chance to meet a fellow WG inmate.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Tom on June 26, 2015, 08:37:48 AM
You can sit closer to him next time on the Forum table.  :grin:  Had some good discussions with everyone on the table.  Should have paid attention and rode your bike.  Bummer.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: kidsmoke on June 26, 2015, 12:24:15 PM
Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. New Hampshire is home to me, and I had some great plans made, but the job took precedence and I spent the month, and particularly that weekend, relocating from Chicago (home for the last quarter century) to smack dab in the middle of Hoosier land. The dust has nearly settled and I hope to make it to Lebanon for a monthly lunch before too long, and hopefully meet with some of y'all. Clearly a group with their priorities straight.

Thanks for sharing the stories and photos. Motivates me for the next one.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 26, 2015, 03:28:26 PM
Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. New Hampshire is home to me, and I had some great plans made, but the job took precedence and I spent the month, and particularly that weekend, relocating from Chicago (home for the last quarter century) to smack dab in the middle of Hoosier land. The dust has nearly settled and I hope to make it to Lebanon for a monthly lunch before too long, and hopefully meet with some of y'all. Clearly a group with their priorities straight.

Thanks for sharing the stories and photos. Motivates me for the next one.
Welcome to flyover country.. :smiley:
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: sbaker on June 27, 2015, 02:58:24 PM
Hello ALL:

Finally back in Dallas... 5,000 Miles up and back... What a great trip.. Randy and all did a great job at the Rally !!!!   The FOOD was excellent, venue was great, local riding was good... NH, VT, wonderful states to ride in....  See you all in Oregon!

Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Travlr on June 27, 2015, 06:31:53 PM
Do we know where the 2016 rally is to be held?

Mike
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Bill Hagan on June 27, 2015, 06:53:03 PM
Do we know where the 2016 rally is to be held?

Mike

What Sam said.

Hello ALL:

Finally back in Dallas... 5,000 Miles up and back... What a great trip.. Randy and all did a great job at the Rally !!!!   The FOOD was excellent, venue was great, local riding was good... NH, VT, wonderful states to ride in....  See you all in Oregon!


I'm back home, too, but had less ground to cover than Texans Sam and Ken, and others from way off.  That said, and especially since Kathi isn't here for a few more days, I'm in the middle of doing nothing, and think I'll continue on that for awhile.   :wink:

Bill



Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on June 28, 2015, 06:21:55 AM
What Sam said.

I'm back home, too, but had less ground to cover than Texans Sam and Ken, and others from way off.  That said, and especially since Kathi isn't here for a few more days, I'm in the middle of doing nothing, and think I'll continue on that for awhile.   :wink:

Bill

While you are doing nothing, why don't you peck out the Norge story?
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: guzzisteve on June 28, 2015, 08:38:05 AM
Do we know where the 2016 rally is to be held?

Mike

I heard Wayne is hosting it at T.W.O.Suches here in GA, great place to do it.(only speculation)
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Bill Hagan on June 28, 2015, 11:04:05 AM
While you are doing nothing, why don't you peck out the Norge story?

My publicist recommends I draw the process out to build suspense.   :azn:

I am sitting on the front porch now, culling the bazillion pix, putting captions to same, and recalling the fun (and lesser moments  :wink:).

Seriously, it is fun reliving it all.  What a blast.

Whoa.  It just turned noon, Kathi's at Fort Bragg, so it's "legal" to pop a beer a few beers and open the chip bag(s).  War is heck.   :boozing:

Bill



Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Texas Turnip on June 28, 2015, 11:51:04 AM
Do we know where the 2016 rally is to be held?

Mike

Again it will be held in John Day, Oregon. Walking distance to town and lots of motels. Nice campground with the damn motorhomes relegated to their own spot away from us campers. Talk about good riding country. Look for thee little skinny man wearing the doubleknit pants with the shirt that has a pocket protector.

See you there as it is only about 2,000 miles for us.
Tex
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Tom on June 28, 2015, 02:03:35 PM
As Ken says it'll be in OR.  For most it's up and over to the Pacific NW.  Gary and Gerri Jenkins will be working on it.  Great venue.  Ice cream parlor right out the front gate.  Cool state museum right around the corner.  Fossil beds National Park nearby also.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Lannis on June 28, 2015, 03:21:32 PM
Again it will be held in John Day, Oregon. Walking distance to town and lots of motels. Nice campground with the damn motorhomes relegated to their own spot away from us campers. Talk about good riding country. Look for thee little skinny man wearing the doubleknit pants with the shirt that has a pocket protector.

See you there as it is only about 2,000 miles for us.
Tex

It's a bit more than that from Virginia but Fay and I are thinking about it.   It's inspiring to see all these guys from Oregon and Washington and Texas and such pulling into a New England rally, so that, combined with the fact that there may be an ice cream parlor right there, might tip the balance ....

Lannis
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Tom on June 28, 2015, 03:24:35 PM
Couple of nice restaurants close-by too.  Liquor store and Ace Hardware within 1/4 mile of the fairgrounds.  Town is friendly.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: i HONK on June 28, 2015, 04:37:06 PM
RandyT from RandyP in Michigan.
Great Rally well worth the ride to and from. We traveled through Canada with Lloyd & Pam Rolston from Brantford Ontario with my wife Louise on her 450 Rebel "FELON".
I wonder what the border folks thought of the license plate!  They never asked…… :bow:
The Saturday ride directed by Randy Tefft, was great and the photo stop had its moments!  The food service was great, the awards wonderful, especially the “old rider” mug to some guy from Michigan.
Hope to see you all again in the Midwest, or Oregon next year.

Randy.
(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww8/GuzziRandy/IMG_2690%20600%20x%20450.jpg)
(http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww8/GuzziRandy/IMG_2693%20600%20x%20450.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: mojohand on June 29, 2015, 09:56:09 AM
When I go to Flickr, I only get one page of pics (up to the selfie at the rally site).

Is that Flickr doing it, or my old, weak browser, you think?

Lannis

Get a faster connection ;)

Flickr does take a little while to load.
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: gerryp on July 19, 2015, 02:00:06 PM

Hard to believe it was just a month ago.

Great time, met lots of great people,  drooled over lots of great bikes.

Hopefully this link works.

http://s309.photobucket.com/user/mpyrate/library/MGNOC

Regards,

Gerry
Title: Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire - June 18 - 21, 2015
Post by: Tom on July 20, 2015, 01:47:04 AM
 It works.  Thanks. :thumb: