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Featured 50 Years of the Yamaha XS650 - Paris Ontario - June 2020

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MaxPete, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That would be a nice road trip for her JesseeS!

    On the whole matter of the Paris Rally, I know that quite a number of Forum members are planning to come - and believe me, you’d be most welcome in normal times.

    However, with all the cancellations due to the COVID19 pandemic, it is not entirely clear to me that the Rally will actually be held this year - or at least, not in June of 2020.

    Please know that I am monitoring the situation and am in touch with the CVMG executive who, as I understand it, are meeting very soon to make a decision.

    As soon as the decision is available, I will post it here and I’ll also ask the moderators to plunk it right on the opening page of the Forum.

    Kind regards to you all (well, to almost all of you),

    Pete
     
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  2. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Honestly why even bother to hope that is is going to go ahead..............projectury is still skyrocketing and does for at-least 2 weeks after a country completely shuts down and then it takes another couple of months before it even looks like there can be any lifting of some restrictions.............

    NZ shut down the economy and told people to stay at home when they only had about 10-20 cases and now they are into the hundreds after a week of isolating.............
     
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  3. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Damn it I rebuilt my seat for nothing.:(
    Probably for the best. Other rides other days.
     
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  4. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Because I’m an optimist Skull - sorry to pop YOUR bubble.

    Greg - we’ll ride this summer or fall - that seat will come in handy.
    Pete
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020
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  5. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Ha, Ha, Pete.........no bubble to pop...........more of a runny nose for you guys...... But good luck anyways...........Keep that virus circulating
     
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  6. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    OK folks - here is the official and latest word from the executive of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (www.CVMG.ca):
    ————————————————————————
    Dear CVMG members:

    AN OPEN LETTER ABOUT THE CVMG NATIONAL RALLY
    Good morning.

    I hope you are keeping well and using this chance to work on all those projects you don’t usually have time for.

    Your Paris Rally committee has received a number of questions about this year’s Rally - will it happen, will we be able to travel, how safe is it, etc. I will tell you that we are actively looking at all options in this environment where uncertainty is the only sure thing.

    For a number of reasons, the options are narrowing down to two:
    a) hold the Rally on its original date, or
    b) postpone CVMG's 48th National Rally and hold it on the usual Fathers’ Day weekend next year.

    Obviously, we would like the Rally to go ahead this year, but only if there is wide assurance it is safe to travel and to be together. Postponing the Rally is a last resort, as it has financial and scheduling challenges. The one thing I can commit is that we will make a decision and we will let you know by May 1 at the latest.

    That should give everyone time to get ready. Thank you for your patience as we work through this unprecedented situation.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Rally committee at parisrally@cvmg.ca

    April Temple Spears
    Chair, Paris National Rally Committee

    Chris Ness
    President, CVMG
    —————————————————————-

    So, we don’t have a definitive answer quite yet, but when we do, I’ll get the word out chop-chop.

    One silver lining is this cloud is that I have it on good authority that if the CVMG does decide to cancel this years event, the featured marque for the June 2021 Paris National Rally will be....the iconic and immortalYamaha XS650.

    So, we’re not dead yet and even if we do die this year, WE’LL BE BAAAACK!
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    Last edited: Mar 30, 2020
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  7. OHRider

    OHRider XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Hoping for the best.
     
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  8. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Indeed - we all are - and thanks.
     
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  9. Raymond

    Raymond XS650 rider, fettler, setting out on a journey XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thank you for that, Pete. CVMG sent me a mail yesterday with pretty much the same information. So Paris this June might go ahead. Or perhaps more likely, we'll see the event postponed for 12 months. Uncertain times.
     
  10. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Indeed Raymond - darned near everything is up in the air these days.
     
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  11. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    DEAR ALL:

    Word came down this morning that the 2020 CVMG Paris National Rally has been cancelled until approx. the same dates next year in June 2021.

    Obviously this is a disappointment and I apologize to all those who made travel plans, but....



    More to come when information is available.
    Pete
     
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  12. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

  13. OHRider

    OHRider XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Really looking forward to the rally. Would have been my first. See you at the Vintage Yamaha Rally in September.
     
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  14. JesseeS

    JesseeS XS650 Addict

    Shame. But now I have more time to get my passport updated. Maybe get me one of them NEXUS cards. Hang out with some Canadian folks more.
     
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  15. desmoman900

    desmoman900 650 Society Director

    Crap. I was planning to go :-(
     
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  16. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yup - a bummer for sure. However, NEXT years 2021 event will feature: 50 years of the iconic Yamaha XS650!! - so we all have something to look forward to!

    Watch this space!

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
  17. OHRider

    OHRider XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Keep my registration till next year.
     

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