Originally Posted by TJD
Hey guys - What is the demographic like at rallies like this? I've never attended one and I'm wondering whether my wife and I would fit in. I'm new to BMW, rode an HD prior and am not really a techie guy. Absolutley love my KGT though and would like to build a group of North East guys to ride with now and then. 40 years old, couple kids at home and a wife who's never accompanied me on a ride. Not sure whether I'd be bringing the wife on this one but I'd like to choose a first ride event that entices her to join me again!
Thanks for any insight -
If you're breathing and can ride or ride on a motorcycle, you will fit in just fine.
Mid forties is probably the average age with all types from empty-nester couples to singles.
This would be a perfect first rally for your wife to come to. After riding all day to get here, she may not feel like sitting in the saddle anymore, she can walk or rent a bicycle to go a short distance into town to the shops while you explore the many roads on your new GT.
There is no set itinerary, but we typically gather after breakfast to decide where we'll try to meet for lunch. We'll have maps and suggested routes laid out. Or, to borrow the motto of the Triumph riders, you can "Go Your Own Way".
In the evening we'll gather for dinner and drinks in the lounge. Last year, on Saturday evening, we went across the street at the pizza joint where we had the whole deck to ourselves. The inn also has a pool and hot tub to relax in after a hard day of riding.
Hope you and the wife can find the time to make it!