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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #50 on: January 13, 2014, 01:07:57 pm »
Well, looks like it's going to live up to its reputation.  Lows below freezing each nite! :-\
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #51 on: January 13, 2014, 01:18:53 pm »
Yeah Reid, but it's going to be better than three years ago when we went into the teens at night. just makes the fire feel that much better. I'm bringing some antifreeze anyway. See you knuckleheads there.........

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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2014, 02:31:24 pm »
You've got some good "Antifreeze" I'm sure!  :hee20hee20hee:
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #53 on: January 13, 2014, 02:54:52 pm »
If the wind lays down, it will be better than last year.  :)
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2014, 05:48:19 pm »
If the wind lays down, it will be better than last year.  :)

What are the chances of that   ;D  That wind coming off that lake makes it miserable  Y'all have fun and stay unfrozen   :great:

One year the wind was so strong it picked up a bunch of tents and moved them 10' and that was with gear in the tents  >:(
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #55 on: January 13, 2014, 08:13:38 pm »
I'm bringing some antifreeze anyway.

Still a bottle of Apple Pie Moonshine left...  maybe I can stuff it in the parka...   >:D
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2014, 01:25:45 am »
Current weather at Rally: Really cold and dark. I brought a heater Steve, it was a good call. Site 63, see ya'll real soon.
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2014, 01:39:16 am »
Current weather at Rally: Really cold and dark. I brought a heater Steve, it was a good call. Site 63, see ya'll real soon.

Does that mean you need an extension cord too?   

I've got.... a wool cap!!  I'm good to go!  See y'all tomorrow about 11:30 am.

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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2014, 02:22:50 am »
Current weather at Rally: Really cold and dark. I brought a heater Steve, it was a good call. Site 63, see ya'll real soon.
Is there room and power for another tent and heater there?
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2014, 02:35:19 am »
Current weather at Rally: Really cold and dark. I brought a heater Steve, it was a good call. Site 63, see ya'll real soon.
Is there room and power for another tent and heater there?


And I will make heater #3 :great:

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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2014, 02:37:01 am »
Heater #4, 5 and 6 here....  I got a big tent!

If ther power overloads, we'll have a nice electrical fire to keep us warm!   :great:
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2014, 11:54:25 am »
Current weather at Rally: Really cold and dark. I brought a heater Steve, it was a good call. Site 63, see ya'll real soon.
Is there room and power for another tent and heater there?

There is a lot of room at the moment, but I am sure it will fill in quick. My tent is in site 63 with one more plug in available. :)

See ya'll real soon.
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #62 on: January 18, 2014, 12:06:14 am »
I will not be in until Sat morning, I bought another toy.
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #63 on: January 18, 2014, 01:01:05 am »
I will not be in until Sat morning, I bought another toy.

What this time? A generator, I hope, for the sake of those enjoying the weekend with all their cool (and I do mean COOL  :)) ) friends.
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #64 on: January 18, 2014, 02:16:15 am »
I will not be in until Sat morning, I bought another toy.

What this time? A generator, I hope, for the sake of those enjoying the weekend with all their cool (and I do mean COOL  :)) ) friends.
Actually, yes. It is attached to a 2000 Roadtrek 200 Versatile class B motor home.
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #65 on: January 18, 2014, 03:12:15 am »
I will not be in until Sat morning, I bought another toy.

What this time? A generator, I hope, for the sake of those enjoying the weekend with all their cool (and I do mean COOL  :)) ) friends.
Actually, yes. It is attached to a 2000 Roadtrek 200 Versatile class B motor home.

Awesome. Where's the Connie go? On top?
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #66 on: January 19, 2014, 10:20:04 pm »
I will not be in until Sat morning, I bought another toy.

What this time? A generator, I hope, for the sake of those enjoying the weekend with all their cool (and I do mean COOL  :)) ) friends.
Actually, yes. It is attached to a 2000 Roadtrek 200 Versatile class B motor home.

Awesome. Where's the Connie go? On top?

Can you say trailer queen?
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #67 on: January 19, 2014, 11:23:03 pm »
I will not be in until Sat morning, I bought another toy.

What this time? A generator, I hope, for the sake of those enjoying the weekend with all their cool (and I do mean COOL  :)) ) friends.
Actually, yes. It is attached to a 2000 Roadtrek 200 Versatile class B motor home.

Awesome. Where's the Connie go? On top?

Can you say trailer queen?

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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #68 on: January 20, 2014, 12:36:40 am »
I will not be in until Sat morning, I bought another toy.

What this time? A generator, I hope, for the sake of those enjoying the weekend with all their cool (and I do mean COOL  :)) ) friends.
Actually, yes. It is attached to a 2000 Roadtrek 200 Versatile class B motor home.

Awesome. Where's the Connie go? On top?

Can you say trailer queen?

What next for the girl? Premium gas, synthetic oil, and [gasp] regular baths??
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #69 on: January 20, 2014, 01:01:03 am »
Sorry to go off topic here guys....

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I always have a great time with the S.E. COG crew.   Thanks again to everyone for making this an event I wish I could remember.   :)

AND another round of applause for the BMWNEF Crew for holding one heckuva rally!!
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2014, 01:53:36 am »
No SNOW and no  RAIN  we can deal w/the rest   (34 degrees).   Thanks to those that came.    :great:  GOOD PARTY!!! :beerchug: :beerchug:

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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2014, 02:38:28 am »
Cool!  ;)
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #72 on: January 20, 2014, 02:46:16 pm »
Good times. BMWNEF puts on a good event. Now if they could just turn the heat on a little, but then it wouldn't be the COOLEST Rally.

Hope all in attendance had a safe trip home. Mine was interesting. As usual, the Connie ran well, up until...it decided to belch the coolant load in front of the Courthouse in Perry. Clamp failure on the water pump outlet. Was quite nice hearing a loud 'POP' while shooting a bonus photo and then seeing the large plume of steam and cascading hot coolant.

This situation, which ended up being a relatively simple fix, is a very good reason to do at least the simple maintenance items on your own machine. The fella that stopped to render aid commented "Looks like you've done this before" as I was peeling plastic faster than a working girl sheds her garments. Luckily it was just a pushed hose on the water pump outlet and not a burst hose. Reinstalled the hose and reloaded the replacement coolant before hitting the road. After working on this bike a fair amount since I bought it, I was not even a bit excited after it vomited all over the street. Just took my gear off and got the 4mm out.

Life is an adventure, and without challenges, it would be very boring.  ;)

Great seeing everyone at the Rally. See some of you in three weeks.

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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #73 on: January 20, 2014, 07:17:23 pm »
I will not be in until Sat morning, I bought another toy.

What this time? A generator, I hope, for the sake of those enjoying the weekend with all their cool (and I do mean COOL  :)) ) friends.
Actually, yes. It is attached to a 2000 Roadtrek 200 Versatile class B motor home.

Awesome. Where's the Connie go? On top?

Can you say trailer queen?

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Thanks.
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Re: 2014 BMWNEF Winter Rally in Starke, FL
« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2014, 08:16:18 pm »
Had a great time even if it was a bit on the chilly side at night. The COG fire was a big help. Thanks to Al.  With all the COGers seemed more a COG rally then BMW!