guitardad wrote:Hello Kitty wrote:But let's not forget about Mark Sigley at The Void II! Maybe you didn't hear the story, but he was required to present his license because of another rider (not in the rally) who did something stupid near Mark and in front of a police officer.
I remember the story, but let's face it, there are plenty of things that can happen that are out of the rider's control that can impact his/her finish. And I certainly wouldn't go anywhere close to DNF'ing a rider. Maybe it's an Anti-Bonus (tm chiba).
Can anybody tell us the story? I mean, without violating any trusts or talking smack about anybody - just a simple "this is what seems to have happened" accounting.
By the way - I hereby grant to BMWBMW and all of its concerns free use, in perpetuity, of the trademarked and copyrighted terms "ANTI-BONUS" and "ANTI-BONII" in any and all published works, printed or electronic, sacred or profane.
OK I'm officially psyched up for my first rally, even if I have to answer to the likes of Kitty and WCur at the end of it
Free is always my favorite word, but I wouldn't mind an entry fee of $20 or something else reasonable like that. IIRC this whole tangent got started with my complaint/comment about not being able to handle the buy-in on the LD rallies, which from what I've seen often run in the several hundreds of dollars.
I don't see ANY harm or offense in limiting the number of participants to keep in officially a "mini" rally (love the idea of 33 people for the 33rd anniv.), and further no harm or offense in requiring said participants to be paid-up attendees of the SRR. If I were running the show (which I'm not), I'd even take the additional step of requiring them to be paid-up members-in-good-standing of BMWBMW *but* having said that, I've never been to an SRR so I don't know anything about the makeup of the group that attends, if it's mostly BMWBMWers or not.
I even had an idea for rally towels - bring your own. I've got stencils and black spray paint. Bring your towel, get your number, sssssssh sssssssh ssssssssh you're good to go. Just a quick idea to keep club/participant costs down