This was the first full day of the rally with vendors open and seminars underway. However, the overnight storm did some damage to the outdoor vendors, blowing away tents, knocking over bikes, and smashing displays. Wunderlich was particularly impacted, but a few others also decided to pack up given the carnage. Not a good start.
The vintage display was only partially populated, but it was already impressive. I sat in on an early global travel session, and then toured the vendor areas. This was the point where I finally pulled the trigger on the Mosko Moto panniers. The remaining outside vendors seemed to be doing ok, and the demo rides had long lines.
A few of us tried out the GS Giants course. What a blast! Varied, challenging, with water, sand, up, down, and slow technical sections. This was followed by a great late lunch., and then more seminars.