Yahhoooooooo, its just around the corner now! I would be ready to roll today except that I know all our friends won't be rolling into town until June 18th. So I have to temper my excitement for another 40 + days as we finalize the details of the rally itself.
This year promises to be one of the best locations we have ever selected and that's some stiff competition with locations like Jackson (WY), Moab (UT), Durango (CO) having played host over the years. Ouray by contrast is a much smaller town however promises greater scenery, fantastic roads and peripheral events like a Blue Grass Festival in nearby Telluride, museums and points of interest both in town and close by communties of Silverton, Durango and Gateway.
We have a day ride planned across the Million Dollar highway for the boys and the ladies are going to get dolled up with a SPA day planned, then all of us are getting together to talk over the days events while enjoying a cold beverage.
Whats makes this the best event of the year for us isn't necessarily the riding, scenery or the time away from work, all though we do enjoy all of those. Its meeting the fine folks from the Victory Riders Network in person and turning this electronic world into real world building on friendship as we share a laugh, a story and one another's company in person. The defines camaraderie for me!
For all those coming to the rally we wish you great weather and safe travels. We look forward to seeing you in person, shaking hands and finally putting a face to the screen name.
If you missed this years event we hope to see you at next years rally!
John and Dee