Eau Claire Mini Rally PHOTOS

I didn't take too many pics but here they are:

http://flickr.com/photos/28409728@N08/

flickr tag: midwestmidrage

It was a great time and it was awesome to meet some more mopeders and go on group rides. Major props to Graham for figuring out the flooding issue on my bike.

Thanks guys it was an awesome weekend!

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yay!

mini rally a success!

we had beer, fireworks, a crash, and i even got a ticket!

a true rally indeed.

great pictures, too bad im in none of them...actually too bad i had to work for parts of the rally...

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awesome

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haha I love how the cop pulls up and you had to just stand there while the roman candle kept firing.

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That was pretty rad.

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ugh...yea $198.00 worth of sweetness.

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- Summerai - First Ben /

Nice pics laura. I didn't even know you took some while we were riding. Props to you! Yeah guys, that was awesome. I can't wait to ride in Minneapolis some weekends this fall. Looks like I'll have to brush up on my navigating turns while dodging roman candles skills though.

oh yeah, and sorry for stealing your gas can Adam. I hope you can get mine from Wade and then we can just trade back sometime.

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yea, it was my little bros, but we'll work it out. i might even see wade today. and besides, victor stole one of your jets, so we're kind of even?

thanks for coming out everybody, can't wait to see you all again. ben, you're definitely gonna have to come ride with us once you get back to school in menomonie.

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That was a fun weekend. On the way back to Milwaukee, I stopped for some photos. I won some $$$ @ Majestic Pines casino, then lost it @ Ho Chunk casino, ate some cheesehead curds @ the Cheese oasis, Drove thru Wisc. Dells. Check out the pic montage. Wow, sure are a lot of tourist traps in Wisconsin.

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- Summerai - First Ben /

lol dez, looks like you had a better ride home than I did. I left at around 8:30 and got dumped on until Wausau. I stopped at Chippewa Falls to get food and the puddle on the on ramp was so big that it splashed onto my windshield and I was blinded for a few seconds.

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_haha I love how the cop pulls up and you had to just stand there while the roman candle kept firing._

This sounds like something I'd like to hear more about. Spill the beans.

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well, in our lovely city of Eau Claire, WI, fireworks that shoot into the air, or explode in any way are illegal. this means, black cats, bottle rockets, roman candles of any sort, mortars, artillery shells, missile batteries, the list goes on. basically all you have left is fountains, whipper snappers, and smoke bombs. this is what i sold at my tent in eau claire.

in chippewa falls, just north of eau claire (and home to Leinenkugel's) fireworks of the explosive variety are legal. so naturally all the youthful and adventure-hearted people travel the 20 miles or so to go get "the good stuff." we so happened to have some ourselves.

after a long ride out to wade's house, and then back, we ended up at a party at one of our friend's houses. the power was out on the block, so we were spending time on the porch just conversing and what not. noel, wade, and i had ended up at the party before the rest of the crew. when they came with dez's van in which the fireworks were stashed, we pulled them out and proceeded to have some fun. at first we did a fountain, which to my surprise also involved a screeching whistle...or six. at the end of this show, a few roman candles were fired, and then the beast was unleashed. a "bad ass glittering candle" or something like that. as i'm lighting it, i turn to see one of eau claire's finest in the intersection. the first shot fires, and he turns toward me. as he's exiting the car, shots are still firing out of the beefed up roman candle. i thought the last had been done, and it was safe to put down, but as i'm dropping it (and beginning to talk to the officer) the last shot fires, sending the tube flying at the ground. of course, no one was hurt, and nothing burnt down, but now i face a $198.00 ticket.

i'll probably be contesting, they like to drop some fines if you show up at all.

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What the hell!!!

First, you used my idea for the name and didn't even tell me.

Second, little bro stop getting tickets (at least it makes me look like less of a F-up)

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they should design a firework that you can turn off just for this reason.

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The camera I was using doesn't have sound but here's my first attempt of taking video while riding:

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