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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #150 on: May 22, 2017, 12:21:11 pm »
Thank you to all the attendees, both old friends and new ones.  The rallies are all about camaraderie and riding.  Without the participants there is no rally.  This was our first major event planning, and I was relieved to see so many smiling faces, since there is always the grave fear of screwing it all up. 

Anyone can host an event, you don't have to be an AAD.  The wealth of knowledge and advice in the accumulated experiences of our officers - especially our NEAD- will help make it a relatively pain free experience.  So ride around and keep your eyes open you may just find the next great venue.

Thank you for being the greatest group of people I've ever associated with. 

Let's do it again sometime.
Well said Steve! 

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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #151 on: May 22, 2017, 12:24:16 pm »
Nice to see a lot of folks again. It was also nice to meet some new folks. I'm sorry I missed or didn't run into some folks until almost leaving, thus not having much time to reminisce. All in all a beautiful weekend even with the heat and storms of Thursday. Steve and Sue, not too shabby for your first rally.  :great:
   

We got a "not too shabby" from Cap'n Bob. I'll take it! :great:

Steve & I enjoyed the rally.  All the people that helped us out along the way are what really made it work.



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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #152 on: May 22, 2017, 01:00:07 pm »
Nice to see a lot of folks again. It was also nice to meet some new folks. I'm sorry I missed or didn't run into some folks until almost leaving, thus not having much time to reminisce. All in all a beautiful weekend even with the heat and storms of Thursday. Steve and Sue, not too shabby for your first rally.  :great:
   

We got a "not too shabby" from Cap'n Bob. I'll take it! :great:

Steve & I enjoyed the rally.  All the people that helped us out along the way are what really made it work.
It was really nice that you were giving away the HVMP Bar End Weights as door prizes.  It must have been a good feeling that most of us already own them :-\
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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #153 on: May 22, 2017, 04:59:36 pm »
Great job Sue and Steve!  :You_Rock_Emoticon:

Good seeing old friends and making some new ones. Got home this morning without and issues. No real rain until I got to Jersey.
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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #154 on: May 22, 2017, 05:16:46 pm »
Vickie 1st rally and she really enjoyed it and said we will come back. Her 1st long distance ride over 1100 mile for 4 1/2 days.

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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #155 on: May 22, 2017, 11:33:36 pm »
Thank you Steve and Sue for putting on a great Rally! The entire family had a great time. The roads were fine.. Bridges... Not so much :) But there's always a ferry! I'd also like to say no radiators were harmed during this Rally!
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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #156 on: May 23, 2017, 10:38:54 pm »
Tracey and I had a wonderful time.   Excellent location for a rally.  I loved how easily walkable Bennington was and the variety of beverages/food.   Traffic was perfect for me.   I just love VT.

I appreciated the paperless routes to save on trees.

Wow - the banquet location and meal was outstanding!   That's really hard to top.   
Oh and the door prizes - amazing too!

I'm looking forward to returning in the not to distant future (hint, hint).

Nice job Sue and Steve!  Seamless!
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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #157 on: May 26, 2017, 12:16:07 pm »
I took the time off to attend, I was almost packed, but 2 solid weeks beforehand of rain and 40-50 degree weather and some other outside forces conspired to keep me from really going over the bike from being stored over the winter. I did manage to make it to West Virginia with some other riders Monday through Thursday though. I'd like to think that my usual benevolent thinking, biting wit, satirical outlook, and generally offensive nature Strawboss spirit was present during the libation process. ;D 
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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #158 on: May 26, 2017, 12:36:08 pm »
I took the time off to attend, I was almost packed, but 2 solid weeks beforehand of rain and 40-50 degree weather and some other outside forces conspired to keep me from really going over the bike from being stored over the winter. I did manage to make it to West Virginia with some other riders Monday through Thursday though. I'd like to think that my usual benevolent thinking, biting wit, satirical outlook, and generally offensive nature Strawboss spirit was present during the libation process. ;D

The "Strawboss spirit" is always welcome. Would have been great to see you again, Dave.

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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #159 on: May 27, 2017, 12:11:28 pm »
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Spring Fling group photo (credit: Christian Dupuis)

Link to a few other Spring Fling banquet photos:
http://forum.cog-online.org/media/?sa=album;in=129
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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #160 on: May 27, 2017, 01:28:00 pm »
Great photo!

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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #161 on: May 28, 2017, 01:32:12 pm »
Classy!
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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #162 on: May 28, 2017, 11:05:33 pm »
yes, that really did come out nice.  :great:

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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #163 on: May 29, 2017, 08:57:31 am »
It took Terry a full 20 minutes to herd our big group of cats into the courtyard so Christian did a heck of job to capture the mob and museum!

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Re: 2017 Spring Fling Rally (Bennington, Vermont)
« Reply #164 on: June 16, 2017, 02:21:12 pm »
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Spring Fling group photo (credit: Christian Dupuis)

Link to a few other Spring Fling banquet photos:
http://forum.cog-online.org/media/?sa=album;in=129
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