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Old 07-05-2006, 08:15 AM   #1
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Default Re: Bikers Spend $6 Mil in Two Days, Says C of C.

Not surprising, after all we are the most generous and well behaved attendees of most motorsport events. Many times I've been told by local merchants, waitresses, hotel employees, etc, that they love it when the bikers roll into town for races, and rallies, they tip the best, have the most fun and are a pleasure to have around, not to mention the boost to the local economy.
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:37 AM   #2
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Well, the Harley crowd is a bit more mature than a lot of the motorcycling community and tend to not tear up the hotel rooms in which they plan to sleep and have this habit of eating and drinking, a lot, and don't mind paying for it. That is always an endearing trait to folks! On top of that, being rude (except for those d@mn loud pipes) is not tolorated amongst the Harley faithful. Can't explain it, just the way it is....
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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Someone should send this link to the police chief of Hollister.
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:34 AM   #4
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That is a lot of friggin' beer.
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:01 AM   #5
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"Harley crowd more mature than a lot of the motorcycling community"?



I don't know what you've been smokin' but my experiences have been just the opposite. I've some more rip-roaring mayhem (Jack, beer, guns, t-n-a and macho don't always make a great combo) from the classic Harley biker crowd than any other, save for the bike punks. Oh, you must be referring to that NEW Harley crowd.
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:09 AM   #6
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Default Re: Bikers Spend $6 Mil in Two Days, Says C of C.

They probably use the same calculation the Tourism Council here does; each dollar is spent 7 times.



Thus, the crowds left town without $430,000 of their hard-earned cash.



Still, that is a heck of a lot of money for 10,000 people to spend in two days.



Do those poor folks in Billings know what is about to hit them? A bunch of 'Wingers! The horror!
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:38 AM   #7
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Billings is going to be very disappointed when they have to give out so many AARP discounts to the Wingers. It really cuts into the profit margin.
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:03 AM   #8
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Sounds like the crew of the Independence on liberty.. you know the old saying "like a drunken sailor"...
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:19 AM   #9
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It would be interesting to see how much the town spent on extra law enforcement.. Probably a small fraction of the revenue. I would think though HOG folks are pretty well behaved compared to an open rally like Sturgis.. Gold Wingers should be the best I bet.. i.e. older, more affluent, and more intelligent Wings have a good kPPI* compared to Harleys



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Old 07-05-2006, 11:23 AM   #10
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Well at least you're right about older.
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