Yup, you’ve no more excuses… A check of the calendar over at http://www.bmwmoa.org shows no less than 8 rallies scattered about the country this weekend, 3 more over at http://www.mgnoc.org, and I didn’t even check the RAT or airheads websites. Yup, i know, money is tight… But what’s not to like about a weekends camping, fun, a good meal or three, and mingling with your gearhead buds for less than $50? ‘Bout now the guy with the Harley is raising his hand and complaining that his pickup only gets 15 MPG… Well leave the pickup home and ride! Even out here in the middle of somewhere or other, I’m only 300 miles from the Great River Road BMW rally, and I’ll take in a meeting and do some shopping on the way home. So 5, maybe 6 gallons of gas and the $33 rally fee and I’m good for the weekend, can’t beat that!

If you gotta stay home and work or take care of a loved one, we understand. But poverty is an excuse to ride and camp and rally, not a deterrent. Heck, during the couple years between my tenures at Hostess Brands and Postal Service I was on the road most every weekend I couldn’t find work, and I never even had to dig into my savings. And this “rally” thing ain’t just for motorcyclists, just saw a flier for an old tractor, etc. swap meet in Iowa this weekend, with cheap camping and even breakfast served on the grounds. Bummin’ around was never so much fun… 

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