Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by TonyA, Apr 8, 2019.
Hello All ! Anybody going to the INOA rally this year June 24th through June 27th ?
I’ll do my best to make it. That’s close to me. Only problem is it’s a weekday event and I’m self employed.
Trying to get away from business is hard.
Just bumping this up to the top and see if anybody (961) else is going ?
I’m going to do my very best to make it at least one day. I’m up to my neck with business.
I will be there Thursday afternoon and Friday. I can PM you with more info. Take Care.
Hope you all enjoy the rally. Wish I could be there, but I can't manage it this time. Unless something changes, I probably won't make it to New York in 2020 either. Hoping for a closer (West Coast) location in 2021.
I won't be going.
Is it me or does it seem that the INOA rallies rotate between the same chapters? NE, left coast, Michigan, and back to the NE.
There have been rallies in Washington DC , Atlanta , Illinois , Wisconsin and South Dakota . I can't name them all , there is a list somewhere. Where the strongest and willing chapters are I suppose.
I went to the INOA rally in Buffalo, Wyoming 4? years ago.
I remember that because I accidentally punched Buffalo, MT into the GPS when leaving Helena MT for the Rally. I then proceeded to lead five riders about 90 miles in the wrong direction!
Turns out nearly every state has a town or city named Buffalo. The GPS gives you the one in the State you are in as first choice.
I haven't lived that mistake down yet, it's only 4 years.
I was thinking as of late. The first was in PA, second was in MO, third CO, 4th CA, 5th Tennessee, 6th was Maine and the 7th was in AZ.
North, South, East and West. Now it is Left Coast, East coast maybe in the middle but never mid-west and there are chapters in TX .
The trouble with places like TX is the heat and for some reason the rallies have to be in the summer because of the kids. My kids are grown and the grandkids would rather look at their phone than interact with other people so I have no idea why the rally in June or July is a necessity?
But to tell the truth after 43 years I'm not going to re-up my membership. The news letter was a dig deal when I first joined back in the 70's. First it was every month then every other month then 5 times a year and now it seems to be twice a year. Why bother, I can get more interaction and information off of Access Norton.
John in Texas
It is a lot of work running a club . People just get tired of it. We need young blood to come in and help carry Norton membership on. Maybe the liquid cooled machines will help do that , especially the cheaper models which younger folks can afford..