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Welcome Mat / Re: New from NC
« Last post by RIDEMYST on Yesterday at 04:26:56 PM »
Welcome from South Florida! -JEP-


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Welcome Mat / Re: Hello from new member in Southeast PA
« Last post by RIDEMYST on Yesterday at 04:25:19 PM »
Welcome from South Florida!
My wife is from Middletown, PA. -JEP-


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Welcome Mat / Re: New from NC
« Last post by NinjaBob on September 22, 2022, 01:00:31 PM »
Welcome to the forum!
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Welcome Mat / Re: New from NC
« Last post by Skee on September 22, 2022, 10:21:45 AM »
Welcome from SE PA you lucky dog  ;)
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General Discussion / Re: WeekDAY rallies?
« Last post by Skee on September 22, 2022, 10:19:51 AM »
I used to plan my personal vacation travel around weekend meets.

It's actually become harder to do that now that I'm retired. 

Weekday meets fit a different demographic.
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Welcome Mat / Re: New from NC
« Last post by STLTHMSTA on September 22, 2022, 04:59:37 AM »
Welcome from SW Ohio you lucky dog!!  Hope we can cross paths soon. TM
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Welcome Mat / Re: New from NC
« Last post by Ride4MS on September 21, 2022, 10:51:15 PM »
Hello JC,

Welcome to MSTA. Check out the Dan Clark Safety Program on this forum.  This program is designed for our members when they purchase Safety Gear.

You can also read previous articles in the STAReview for more information.
Here is a link to the Dan Clark Safety Program information.

https://ridemsta.com/membership/discount-benefits/dan-clark-safety-program/

Carl & Denise Wieman
Coordinators
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Welcome Mat / Re: New from NC
« Last post by HawkGTRider on September 21, 2022, 10:21:05 PM »
Welcome from the other side of the mountains...Knoxville (home of STAR 2023).

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General Discussion / Re: WeekDAY rallies?
« Last post by stevegrab on September 21, 2022, 01:44:51 PM »
I just looked it up and according to the Dept. of Labor…..35% of all full time workers in the US work WEEKENDS.  My friends, that’s A LOT of people.

Are we missing an opportunity?
We are probably missing many opportunities. That statistic is a bit surprising to me, mostly since I've been an office worker for almost 35 years and know many others in similar jobs. I do know some who work weekends too, just not a lot.

Nobody is saying "don't do it" you asked for input and we gave it to you. It would have been helpful to know from the beginning that there is already demand for it, and maybe even the potential to add some week day events already being considered. (Sounds like a weekday event in fall would be perfect for you and some others you're hearing from in KY.)

As for weekend commitments with sports, I used to have Browns season tickets and remember how that blocked off about half the weekends for 4 months. Of course by November I wasn't riding much. (YMMV in northern KY.)

Skee,
I just read your post, I doubt anybody here or anybody planning an event hates you, or took the idea that negatively. We're just old and often set in our ways, and for many of us with weekends off those rallies are ideal, requiring only 1 day off (maybe 2-3 depending on distance and days you want to spend at the event). A weekday event means 2 more days off for the same time at the event (3 vs. 1).
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General Discussion / Re: WeekDAY rallies?
« Last post by Patmo on September 21, 2022, 01:29:32 PM »
Skee

You’re not stepping on any toes, don’t worry.  I do think that the events would probably need to be organized by different people.  Most of our rallies happen on well established dates and just looking at this year’s schedule and projecting it to next year one should have a pretty good idea of the 2023 schedule. Like I said, they generally happen every 2 weeks, with the exception of June.  June has traditionally been when our National event (STAR) happens. Although it’s not forbidden to do so, so far as I know there have been no local/regional rallies scheduled during that month in the past. At least none that were in the same area and at the same time.  We generally encourage coordinators to not schedule their event at the same time as another event, however sometimes that does happen.  Generally though the events are several hundred miles apart when that does happen.  For example with Fall Colors in West Virginia and ByWay Boogie in Arkansas. Same time, but 500+ miles apart.
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