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OK guys need a little help, the wife and i are looking to go the bike rally in helen georgia, we have never been to a rally, some question we have ?should we register, what to expect ? is registering just charity or is there organized rides for your contribution, do we check in or just go hang out and ride? is there like fliers on events? OK ammo jump in anytime me i am off to the gazebo for a beer

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Schlep,
How did you know I would answer?!?

I've been on quite a few dealership sponsored rides but never to a rally. I am a big fan of the charity rides and try to do as many rides as time and money allow but as everyone knows time and money don't always sync. Sometimes you have time, sometimes you have money but you don't always have both at the same time. I actually missed out on a Frosty Balls ride this morning but Mother Nature stepped in and it snowed last night.

I will be going to the Evil Knievel Fest this spring in Butte Montana and am hoping my first rally will be as much fun as the rides have been.

Most rides (and most likely rallies) post their info at participating dealerships and on facebook. And most of them give the ride information including registration details, schedule and ride map. You can also info about most of the major rides in just about every state with the events listings and calendars on motorcyclemonster.com and lets-ride.com.

I noticed looking at both the websites above that Helen GA has a couple of Rallies scheduled this year. The first one is the Victory Rally; is this the one you're planning on going to? If so note that this is sponsored by the Victory Motorcycle Club. They are a good group but if you go and you end up signing up with them make sure you keep coming back to this forum. Both forums are good and have a lot of info but it's good to have access to more than one so you can get more ideas/opinions/assistance when needed.

Just out of curiousity did you build your gazebo? If so did you do it from a kit or plans? My old one fell victim to a micro-burst (Utah version of storm force winds that last 20-30 minutes) so I'm looking a putting in a new one this spring and yours really caught my attention. I'm not sure if the design is what caught me or the possibility of sitting back and having a beer in a gazebo did...

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i am off to the gazebo for a beer
I have a hot tub that I don't use nearly enough anymore. I think I will take your lead and start signing off with ...i am off to the hot tub for a beer (if for nothing else but to get my butt back out there and enjoying it again..)




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What is it with you NC guys and your relaxation retreats? First a gazebo and now a hot tub?!? All I have is 4 concrete blocks inset in my backyard where there should be a place to relax.

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i was not aware of more than one rally in helen this year, will have to look into that maybe one might be a little better than the other,the victory rally does sound preetie good to me however, no i did not build my gazebo, leanard did! got it on a repo and got a great deal been havin a beer in it every sence, now ndabunka has something there, hot tub, man one of those would go well right next to the gazebo, beer in the hot tub has a ring to it

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What is it with you NC guys and your relaxation retreats? First a gazebo and now a hot tub?!? All I have is 4 concrete blocks inset in my backyard where there should be a place to relax.
sounds cool concrete blocks, sit back and have a beer what ever it takes to relaxes you

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OK guys need a little help, the wife and i are looking to go the bike rally in helen georgia, we have never been to a rally, some question we have ?should we register, what to expect ? is registering just charity or is there organized rides for your contribution, do we check in or just go hang out and ride? is there like fliers on events? OK ammo jump in anytime me i am off to the gazebo for a beer
Hey Schlep go to http://victoryrally.com for info and registration.I'm leaving western Wyoming on 5-29 for it.Looks like there's another rally of some kind in the area so rooms etc.might be tough to get @the last minute.I throw a tent up,quite a bit of camping in the area.Looks like some organized rides,dinners,vendors live music etc.
Having been a Victory owner for only 5 mos. this will be my 1st Victory rally.I've been to Laconia,Laughlin,Sturgis many times which draw huge crowds,this ones appears to be a good time and nice ride.

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Hey Schlep go to http://victoryrally.com for info and registration.I'm leaving western Wyoming on 5-29 for it.Looks like there's another rally of some kind in the area so rooms etc.might be tough to get @the last minute.I throw a tent up,quite a bit of camping in the area.Looks like some organized rides,dinners,vendors live music etc.
Having been a Victory owner for only 5 mos. this will be my 1st Victory rally.I've been to Laconia,Laughlin,Sturgis many times which draw huge crowds,this ones appears to be a good time and nice ride.
OK DTWOR cool info there, the wife and i are planing to go up there, have already checked out the rooms they still have alot right now, i was in the army to long i guess no camping for me i want a bed, how many miles are you from there me i am just over 400 one way

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OK DTWOR cool info there, the wife and i are planing to go up there, have already checked out the rooms they still have alot right now, i was in the army to long i guess no camping for me i want a bed, how many miles are you from there me i am just over 400 one way
1800 mi. from my door step.I'll press on to the SC coast and down to Fl.I have to be in San Diego by the 8th of June so I'll jump on I10and head west.I have 2 days to get home from So. Cal so will catch US93 @ Las Vegas up to Idaho and back to Wyoming.I'm 59 but with a good air mattress and bag don't mind roughing it for a couple of weeks + it's a whole lot cheaper although I'll splurge and motel it for 2 or 3 nights.

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Thanks for bringing this to my attention! LOVE Helen, GA area. Fabulous riding all directions. Went up for the Octoberfest and leaf change.

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