guys, don't get all butthurt... we really wanted to go to portland, but situations are kinda shitty for some right now.
i exhausted all of my time off and my mopedding cash because of kalamazoo, and i had a subpeona to testify in court right in the middle of the rally. believe me, i tried my hardest to make it this year (and probably wanted to go more than anyone in the moped army), but it just wasn't a possibility for me.
there was talk of a few birds driving up in a rental pickup truck, or shoving two or three bikes into a sedan, but when it came down to it, there were only a couple that could have gone, and they couldn't afford it.
i'm sorry that you are upset zach, but i hope you understand, just as you argued about the kalamazoo vs rotating moped rally, sometimes it's really hard to make it to more than one rally a year for some. and before you get too pissed off.. just know that a few of us have been talking about trying to make a special trip up to portland to hang out with you guys. the cutters are one of my top favorite branches, and we were very honored that you guys made it down for our rally. sorry that we've let you down.