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Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #30 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.
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2014, 08:28:15 AM »
I just merged "next National" and "2015 National" threads into one.
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2014, 10:58:46 AM »
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Re: 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #33 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.

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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2014, 12:40:15 PM »
 My memories of Laconia are of a car burning next to my tent.
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #35 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.
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #36 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.

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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #37 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.
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #38 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.

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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #39 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.  ;)
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #40 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:
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2014, 05:38:01 PM »
DUH!

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Re: Next National
« Reply #42 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!

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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...
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Re: Next National
« Reply #43 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..
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Re: Next National
« Reply #44 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  :)
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2014, 07:37:54 PM »
DUH!

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




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Re: Next National
« Reply #46 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:
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Re: Next National
« Reply #47 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,





and most of them are rainy.

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Re: Next National
« Reply #48 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,





and most of them are rainy.



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...
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #49 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.



  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.




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





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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2014, 08:49:38 AM »
I had the pleasure of spending a week with RK last June.

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.

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.

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.


The 5th of June I followed the

to the

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.  ::(

Sharing a campfire with some young ladies from Germany and France.

The ride to

where I picked up the Yellowhead highway and headed west was pleasant.  Didn't last long.  lThe temperature is about 40 degrees.

I was in and out of rain all the way to

where I caught the ferry to Sitka, AK.

My visit with RK is one of the high points of my trip.

That and the ferry boat ride where I shared my stateroom with folks from other countries.



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.

Where I enjoyed the festivities.




I spent the 4th of July in Vitoria. No rain for over a week now. No rain is good.
 

On the way home I stopped by Motor International and met Dave Richardson.

and took in the Deep Forest Rally.



Sooooooo......if you go to Alaska in June take some good rain gear.   ;D  :BEER:
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #51 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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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2014, 10:09:45 PM »
Great pictures and narrative.  Thanx!!!
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2014, 05:34:13 AM »
Shoulda took the SP..  ~; ;D
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #54 on: November 23, 2014, 08:43:43 AM »
Had I taken the SP

I would have never broken down just west of Smithers and no one would bring me
 
while I was waiting on the

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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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #55 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:
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #56 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?
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« Reply #57 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:
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #58 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:
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Re: Next National - 2015 MGNOC National Rally in New Hampshire
« Reply #59 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
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