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Rowe farm converted into campground for '09 BMW bike rally

Rowe farm converted into campground for '09 BMW bike rally

GRAY, TN (July 17, 2009) - - Hey! Wanna go to the 2009 BWM MOA International Rally? The GPS coordinates are: N36' w5.065, W082' 28.702. Still don't know where it is? It's in Gray, TN at the Rowe family homestead and on the Appalachian District Fairgrounds. And at least more than10,000 - 15,000 of you, from all over the world, have found it. The rally began Thursday and runs through Sunday, but BMWers started arriving at the farm - 99% are camping - last Sunday. My sister-in-law says its the event of the century. "We already met people from Alaska (left home 2 weeks ago on their BMWs), Oregon, Nova Scotia and heaven knows where else," she said en route to Hilton Head beach. Read the rest of this entry »
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(May 12, 2009) - - We are getting tired of listening to the weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth, anger, and finger pointing by irresponsible bicyclers. Obviously we feel the pain for anyone who loses a loved one in pursuit of legitimate happiness, but we also think that as grown ups we should have learned something in childhood:  Benefit-Risk Analysis. bikegears Everything has risks.  We must weigh that risk against our personal pleasure and gain and potential sadness that our acts may cause, deliberately or accidentally. Get killed in an avalanche while skiing?  You fault.  Not the mountain's. Understand death can happen.  Any time.  Any place.  Live with it if you can. Read the rest of this entry »
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