“Pictures at an Exhibition” 1
The 2003 BMWMOA National Rally was held in Charleston, WV July 10-13.
Here are a few pictures I took when I remembered to get out the camera.
Select a link, see picture, then click your back button. All pictures are
low resolution, from about 9KB to 39KB.
- The Civic Center on Wednesday before
a lot of activity.
- The Center from the other side.
- While visiting the Center, we had to park in here.
- View from the floor reserved for us.
- There are always vendors of any kind of
accessories you can think of. Another view,
- Camping was at the University of Charleston lawns,
and we parked the bikes nearby in the parking lots.
- This is my house, and
my BMW under the black cover. <g>
It's a 1981 R100 with low bars and no windshield.
- The view from my bedroom. House by Eureka!
- On Thursday there was a tornadic microburst of wind, for about 2-3 seconds.
The following rain left my parking lot rim-deep in water
(another view), and the wind blew down the
100x60 foot beer tent (the white cloth is
the tent canvas), leaving only the ice boxes,
and a wrecked stage
(closeup of stage). A few of the campers'
tents actually ended up in the river. A tree
just missed some tents. Note the West Virginia State Capitol building is
directly across the Kanawha River from the beer tent.
- There were a lot of people under the beer tent when she blew, and four were
taken to hospital. One woman had a broken jaw, smashed teeth and nose, and a man
received a broken hip. Both were hit by flying tables that acted like frisbees in
the burst of wind. I don't know about the injuries to the other two.
- Views of the Capitol at night:
1. with replacement beer tents,
2. a digital zoom, and
3. from a university porch.
- Friday night, there was a party in my front yard,
after the bluegrass band was finished.
- We always have a bike judging and vintage display.
1. Oyster white Slash-2's,
2. a club racer,
3. VW Beetle engine. You could also find nice
machines in the parking lot, like this
custom painted K1200RS.
- And someone always rides something totally unique. This one was built using
parts from a salvaged K100 model.
4. . I just wonder how you know when to retract
the training wheels!
1. With apologies to Modest Mussorgsky (and Emerson Lake & Palmer).
Maybe someday I will get a better camera... :-)
— Photos by The Webmeister.
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