RTR Rally 2019?

Discussion in 'Events, & Meetings' started by Jim C-G, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    I'm filling my dance card for next summer. Tentatively going to two STOC events on the far side of the continent in mid-June and the Bluenose Rally in Nova Scotia, July 5-7. Traditionally the RTR Rally has been the July 1st weekend, so that would make it June 29, 30 and July 1 (Mon.) Is that a safe bet? The general consensus? I have promised myself that I won't be taking long trips after our Thanksgiving this year lol.
     
  2. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    I suspect that your dance card is being filled in considerably before the other inmates here have even acquired theirs.
    You, my friend, are exhibiting all of the classic traits of a retired person.
    Don’t ask me how I know the symptoms. :p
     
  3. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    Damn RPS - Retired Person's Syndrome. Should have known. It is interesting to start to realize that one does not have to restrict oneself to 2-3 week windows of time. I have always liked the old BMW ad that stated "Two week vacation. One week to get there. One week back, different road." Only now it's 4 weeks to get there, 6 to 8 weeks to get back whatever road. The race is no longer against time... it's just seeing how long I can buy gas, camping and food in any one stint.
     
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  4. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Apparently RPS symptoms may manifest themselves in many different stages and phases of retirement, for example... https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-dychtwald/four-distinct-stages-of-retirement_b_9875128.html

    WRT volunteer work it's basically:

    Stage 1 - "Go! Go! Go!"

    Stage 2 - "Go Slow!"

    Stage 3 - "No Go!"

    I'm only retired two years yet so still studying up on it. Enjoy:)
     
  5. dresda

    dresda Member

    When I was working I'd spend my winter lunch hours planning my trips. Now I find it hard to find enough time to sit at a computer long enough to make these plans!

    But I started planning next year's Gaspe trip in October so I do like to plan ahead. Planning a trip with an RV is way different from planning a bike trip. I like to spend more time in each place now. Being retired does not suck at all.
     
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  6. Trash

    Trash Active Member

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  7. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    One of my favorite rides has been Route 299 over the Chic Chocs on the Gaspe. Carleton Sur Mer has a nice campground. Forillon is also a very nice National Park for a visit and camping.
     
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  8. Bob

    Bob Active Member

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  9. dresda

    dresda Member

    Your comment has persuaded us to leave the pooch at home at the kennel and bring the motorcycles (and 4 bicycles).
     
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  10. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    I don't think you will regret it. Couple photos of the tent at Carleton Sur Mer, view of the Chic Chocs from the camp, Route 299 that follows world famous Atlantic Salmon rivers, and a shot of the bike with some butterflies on the road at the pull out by the salmon river.
     
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  11. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    And I'm also going to recommend heading around Chaleur Bay to Miscou Island in NB if you've never been.
     
  12. dresda

    dresda Member

    That's an area I've pondered before. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
  13. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    So, just to rehi-jack my own thread lol... who's got any thoughts on next year's RTR Rally?
     
  14. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    I just got another invite to go ride Peru before March and to go ride Siberia in 2020.
     
  15. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    I'm in if the dates are outside of June 15 - July 1.
     
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  16. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I think there was some discussion of moving it to a later date to increase the possibility of finding better weather.
     
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  17. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    As an avid camper... I whole heartedly agree. Looks like I am now on the maninland from Victoria Day until July 8th. Gone again from Labout Day til the 20th of Sept.? I am liking this retirement game.
     
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  18. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    Surprisingly, the Canada Day weekend has proved to be quite stubborn in providing good weather the past number of years.
     
  19. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Yes, I think Pizzaman is convinced that we only have bad weather here.
     
  20. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    At least this year's prepared me for camping at near freezing this October.
     

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