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2019 Bonzai Rally
03-09-2019, 02:52 PM
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2019 Bonzai Rally
I would like to thank the Kunkel's for the early interest in the Bonzai. As the Rally Master ,I hope it exceeds your expectations.
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03-30-2019, 03:30 PM
Post: #2
RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
Decorah hotels have filled up as Luther College is having commencements that weekend also. Prairie Du Chein, WI is 50 minutes away from Ossian.
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03-31-2019, 11:01 AM
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RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
Hotel Winneshiek has a room in Decorah.

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04-11-2019, 04:18 PM
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RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
Don is correct, Decorah' motels are full from graduations at the college.
I found a cute motel in Postville just 10 miles away from Ossian. They said they still have several room available. Pines Motel 563-864-7531
Postville is a town on 2000 so I am sure they have a bar and liquor store Angel

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05-04-2019, 07:37 AM
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RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
You will be able to sign up the day of the event . I only ask that you let me know so you get fed after the event.
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05-13-2019, 03:25 PM
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RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
(04-11-2019 04:18 PM)imsunflower Wrote:  Don is correct, Decorah' motels are full from graduations at the college.
I found a cute motel in Postville just 10 miles away from Ossian. They said they still have several room available. Pines Motel 563-864-7531
Postville is a town on 2000 so I am sure they have a bar and liquor store Angel

I plan on arriving in Postville around 5pm and would be looking for people to have dinner with, if any of you may also be staying in Postville. Let me know if you might also be in the area to join me for dinner. Looks like there is a Mexican place and a Pizza place.

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05-13-2019, 07:50 PM
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RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
Only way to get the 2019 Bonzai Rally swag is to enter. Don't miss out. Tell your friends.
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05-13-2019, 08:56 PM
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RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
Carol,
I and my brother will be there. We booked the same motel. We'll find each other.
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05-18-2019, 01:57 PM
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RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
I plan on arriving in Postville around 5pm and would be looking for people to have dinner with, if any of you may also be staying in Postville. Let me know if you might also be in the area to join me for dinner. Looks like there is a Mexican place and a Pizza place.
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05-18-2019, 02:58 PM
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Better get a dual sport ready Carol

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05-18-2019, 09:17 PM
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RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
(05-18-2019 02:58 PM)Lapchik Wrote:  Better get a dual sport ready Carol

I am looking at a gravel route on my dr650. Just put new knobbies on it, so don't want to burn them up on paved foads Tongue
Looking like some really interesting gravel East of Decorah.

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05-19-2019, 03:25 PM
Post: #12
RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
Don,
How and when will the bonus locations be delivered? Will they be electronic, with or without GPS concordances, and will we see anything the night before?

Thanks,
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05-19-2019, 06:35 PM
Post: #13
RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
Locations will be given out Sunday morning at the riders meeting in the Rally packet. No electronic files.. They will have addresses and GPS coordinates that are as close as any old guy with limited computer skills can get.
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05-20-2019, 06:50 AM
Post: #14
RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
Did Beth help with the coordinates?

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05-20-2019, 02:46 PM
Post: #15
RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
Joane and I are going to be camping. We are going to arrive Thursday park is first come first serve

http://www.winneshiekwild.com/camping

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05-22-2019, 09:57 AM (This post was last modified: 05-22-2019 10:05 AM by Frump.)
Post: #16
RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
Big Jim, Original Randy and I are coming to ride the Bonzai. We will be riding as a group (please note my class change Don). We will be attempting to run a flower sniffing, scenic, good road rally route. Don, would it be possible for you could provide a list or indication of which nearby 5 or 7 bonuses are the most must see or must try this road bonuses? We have already made a pork tenderloin sandwich at Breitbach's in Balltown, Iowa one of our stops (whether on Don's secret bonus sheets or not) and will probably be adding another shopping stop at the Toppling Goliath Brewing Co in Decorah as well.

If anyone is really hard up for a room, we might be able to spare a bed at the Pines Motel in Postville (thanks for heads up Sun Flower). If anyone wants to help us pull our score down further, we have room for one more like minded rider in our group, ha.
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05-22-2019, 10:56 AM
Post: #17
RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
If anyone wants to follow along here is our Spot Tracker for the weekend.

We are also going to Breitbach's but it will not be during the rally. We may head out today.

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=...howAll=yes

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05-22-2019, 11:56 AM (This post was last modified: 05-22-2019 11:57 AM by Cruzin.)
Post: #18
RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
(05-22-2019 09:57 AM)Frump Wrote:  Big Jim, Original Randy and I are coming to ride the Bonzai. We will be riding as a group (please note my class change Don). We will be attempting to run a flower sniffing, scenic, good road rally route. Don, would it be possible for you could provide a list or indication of which nearby 5 or 7 bonuses are the most must see or must try this road bonuses? We have already made a pork tenderloin sandwich at Breitbach's in Balltown, Iowa one of our stops (whether on Don's secret bonus sheets or not) and will probably be adding another shopping stop at the Toppling Goliath Brewing Co in Decorah as well.

If anyone is really hard up for a room, we might be able to spare a bed at the Pines Motel in Postville (thanks for heads up Sun Flower). If anyone wants to help us pull our score down further, we have room for one more like minded rider in our group, ha.

I would recommend going to bonus #1, 3, 9, 11, 18 and 42. Not sure if that's doable in 10 hours but they look like some neat boni!

42 I'm sure you have been to because we have used it on a lot of Bonzai Rallies. 18 is a really fun road to get there especially if you come from the south and head north into town Big Grin

I'll be to the hotel sometime Saturday afternoon and vote for Mexican for dinner.

Sunday I'm heading to Pete's for lunch in Prairie du Chien, I'm sure Darryl will be there tooBig Grin

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05-23-2019, 08:46 AM (This post was last modified: 05-23-2019 08:48 AM by Frump.)
Post: #19
RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
(05-22-2019 11:56 AM)Cruzin Wrote:  I would recommend going to bonus #1, 3, 9, 11, 18 and 42. Not sure if that's doable in 10 hours but they look like some neat boni!

42 I'm sure you have been to because we have used it on a lot of Bonzai Rallies. 18 is a really fun road to get there especially if you come from the south and head north into town Big Grin

I'll be to the hotel sometime Saturday afternoon and vote for Mexican for dinner.

Sunday I'm heading to Pete's for lunch in Prairie du Chien, I'm sure Darryl will be there tooBig Grin

Whaaat? Cruzin are you riding the rally using your secret rally packet from last year? ... Can we get a copy?

Is this the place, or do you actually have another friend named Pete in Prairie Du Chien - https://www.yelp.com/biz/petes-hamburger...e-du-chien
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05-23-2019, 02:49 PM
Post: #20
RE: 2019 Bonzai Rally
I'm coming down to take care of final scoring and whatever else Don needs help with. He was getting ready pull out the big piece of cardboard he uses for scoring the popcycle..I figured I better come help Big Grin

Yes that is the Petes I'm talking about..I used it for a Bonus a few years ago and Darryl has been back like once a month eversense Rolleyes

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