Poll

What kind of NALOC bling would you be interested in?

Tshirts
7 (87.5%)
Embroidered Patch
0 (0%)
Baseball cap
0 (0%)
Flag/banner for events or garage
0 (0%)
Other (submit as reply)
1 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 8

Voting closed: July 21, 2018, 15:07

Author Topic: What would fly, NALOC?  (Read 1445 times)

Offline angonemoto

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What would fly, NALOC?
« on: May 12, 2018, 23:44 »
Hello forum,
As it stands, the torch of NALOC leadership has fallen into my lap, and I do enjoy the fact that I was the last to put my finger to my nose and now stand proud of the rest as someone motivated enough to enable the resurgence of the club.

We have sufficient internet presence, we have the faithful here on the forum, and we live in the shadow of ILOC which have recently added to their rally and fellowship accomplishments. Yep, they got a feature on UK TV. Kudos to their ability to find that in, take advantage and make it happen.

So my ask to you is simple. What are you looking for? Is it tshirts, stickers and patches? Is it videos of our bikes and local rides? Tool and tech sharing via garage nights? Do you want a news letter or La Vera Vista magazine or blog?

Let me know what you think, North America, and I will get started. I am full of enthusiasm for this brand but need your help making a movement come to life.

Let's do this,
Bob
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Offline helicopterjim

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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 01:06 »
Such a large continent makes a national rally difficult in the short term. Perhaps the merchandising will work ....... no end of ideas for that field.

How about a separate forum or blog to share our adventures. With that we could work our way up to marketing the brand by promoting us at vintage meets etc.

I'm in!
Jim
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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 03:15 »
I do enjoy the fact that I was the last to put my finger to my nose

I enjoy a good nose-picking session too  ;D
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Offline Grant

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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 04:00 »
Such a large continent makes a national rally difficult in the short term.

Europe is pretty large too.
From Spain to Breganze is 1850km and from Scotland to Breganze is 2300km.

But maybe it's time too?
Other countries tend to have more vacation days per year than the US.
When I worked for a US company I found in Europe we had around 4 times as many days off as our American colleagues.
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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 06:49 »
Good luck Bob, I hope you gain some inspiration from the following movie
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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 15:55 »
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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 16:05 »
Now you know what it feels like when I try to organise calendars...
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Offline sonomalaverda

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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 02:11 »
I would not go for a separate forum / similar. I think we will just lose momentum by fragmenting. Too small a community as it is.

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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2018, 04:24 »
I would not go for a separate forum / similar. I think we will just lose momentum by fragmenting. Too small a community as it is.

Keep it here, you can have a special spot just for you fellas to go to.
We might pop in every now and then, just to have a look, spy, take the piss and generally annoy you all.
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Offline angonemoto

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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2018, 15:04 »
Thats perfect then.
I'll get back into creating some merchandise ideas.
I'll set up a poll.
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Offline helicopterjim

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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2018, 15:32 »
Thats perfect then.
I'll get back into creating some merchandise ideas.
I'll set up a poll.

Make sure lots of orange is involved.
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Offline Grant

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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2018, 16:10 »
Is this not sorted out yet?
Make executive decisions as it's the only way to get things done sometimes.
I involve folk when sorting out the calendars and it is hard work. If I was to just produce a calendar on my own it would be a doddle.
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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2018, 22:51 »
Hi.  I am new here.  Live outside Baltimore and own an 84 RGS1000.  And an 82 Guzzi 850 LeMans.  (Plus some British bikes.  Some Japanese bikes.  Some East German bikes.)

The Guzzi folks have lots of rallies. One every year in West Virginia, and one closer to DC, usually in September.  Perhaps you could combine a Laverda rally with a local Guzzi rally.  A "Sub-rally," so to speak. 

 

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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2018, 06:13 »
As a former Guzzi owner I have been to a few Guzzi Rallies in the US many years ago. While they were fun and well organized I found the typical Guzzi owner  was either a farmer or hippie.  Not sure they would mesh with  the typical  Laverda owners who are mostly reprobates.  And as a former Ducati bevel owner hanging with Guzziests is  much better than hanging with Ducati snobs. Any opportunity for synergies makes sense. The challenge of distance remains but anything that works is better than nothing.  Well nothing is probably better than holding a virtual rally on Facebook.

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Re: What would fly, NALOC?
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2018, 18:15 »
As a former Guzzi owner I have been to a few Guzzi Rallies in the US many years ago. While they were fun and well organized I found the typical Guzzi owner  was either a farmer or hippie.  Not sure they would mesh with  the typical  Laverda owners who are mostly reprobates.  And as a former Ducati bevel owner hanging with Guzziests is  much better than hanging with Ducati snobs. Any opportunity for synergies makes sense. The challenge of distance remains but anything that works is better than nothing.  Well nothing is probably better than holding a virtual rally on Facebook.

Hey ........ I vote Henry for Vice-President.
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75 3C
79 (81) Formula Mirage 1200
Various Ducati's, Guzzi's, Puch's ... a BSA Sloper and maybe even an R90
I don't have a 1977 Honda XL 175

Chilliwack, British Columbia