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Paleo Club and Rally?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 14, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I posted this query on someone else's question and realized it needed it's own question.

Any of you been to a scooter rally? It's a really fun and a great excuse to pack up and go some distance to meet up with other people who are into the same thing you are. It's a social thing. There's lots of variety among the scooterati, which lends itself to lots of different types of scooters and interesting conversations. During the rally weekend there are always fun activities and group rides around whatever town/city we're in. On Saturday night the rally hosts hold a big ass banquet. The last one we went to was in New Orleans and was very Paleo (coincidence) with 4 roasted pigs. On the last day there is a gymkana where people go through a course that's been set up to test their scooter riding skills and what not. Prizes were awarded accordingly. At night there is lots of food, drink and conversation. The rallies are also pretty cheap. The most we've ever paid for a ticket is $60. They keep the prices down by getting sponsors and selling raffle tickets. Sometimes we stay in hotels and sometimes we camp (the best). We always get a t-shirt and swag bag full of goodies.

My point with all this is that this seems to me like a format that would lend itself well to the Paleo lifestyle. Rallies are fun, social events organized around a common interest. It is also the only way we get to see some people during the year. Scooters have scooter clubs and then those clubs put on the rally. Maybe we should all start Paleo Clubs in our areas to cover the more social aspect of the Paleo lifestyle. Then we could start having Paleo rallies!

So my questions are:

1) Do people think that using the scooter model to organize socializing would work for Paleo and if anyone is interested in testing the theory?

2) What type of activities would a Paleo club do? You can make this town/city specific if you want. What would your Paleo club in your locale look like and do?

3) What type of activities could you see happening at a Paleo rally? You can make this town/city specific if you want. What would your Paleo rally in your locale look like and do?

4) Scooter clubs all have clever names and sometimes have badges made up for scooter jackets. What are some ideas for names for your Paleo Club you'd want to use in your hood? Any iconic images for your badges or motos?

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 16, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Scooter Lady - It's nice and surprising to find another Paleo scooterist. What do you ride? Friend me on Faceplant if you want. We can chat about Paleo and scooters. I'm Meeps Wellfed.

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 16, 2012
at 01:21 AM

True. Paleo rally = delish Paleo foods. Ha, two stroke oil is old school but not Paleo.

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 16, 2012
at 01:08 AM

I'm confused by your statement/question. Why would scooters be at the Paleo rally?

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C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 15, 2012
at 05:15 AM

Well, I'm gunna be that person and post an answer to my own question.

1) Do people think that using the scooter model to organize socializing would work for Paleo and if anyone is interested in testing the theory?

  • Sure. Why not. We???re all social people to some degree so folks who choose to join in would get that community benefit. Since it's RL it would probably be more substantial of a benefit than our online community. I think it could also attract new converts as well. People get curious when they see a group having fun (especially if they???re all wearing matching t-shirts). ;-)

  • We already have a Primal meet up group here so I feel like there is a community that could get it started.

  • I'd work on it if others were interested.

2) What type of activities would a Paleo club do? You can make this town/city specific if you want. What would your Paleo club in your locale look like and do?

  • Organize supper clubs

  • When I was a young gay gal in little ole Austin Texas I used to go to Gorilla Girl Bar. This is when a bunch of lesbians show up at a predetermined bar without any forewarning (to them). It was a delite. I???m not saying we do this exact thing at a resturaunt (they might run out of meat!), but we could do a enmass dinner out to raise awareness. With the right venue and forewarning we might be able to get a truly paleo meal served.

  • Barbeques, picnics and swims

  • Potlucks of course

  • Organize a yearly rally!

  • Coordinate paleocentric cooking demos ??? kitchen skills 101, 202 and 202.2, etc.

  • Help bring more Ancestral and Paleo stuff to Austin (or wherever)

  • Paleo book clubs

  • Paleo kid and teen clubs could form from this parent organization

  • Monthly meetings with different themes

3) What type of activities could you see happening at a Paleo rally? You can make this town/city specific if you want. What would your Paleo rally in your locale look like and do?

  • Working on it. Will post later.

4) Scooter clubs all have clever names and sometimes have badges made up for scooter jackets. What are some ideas for names for your Paleo Club you'd want to use in your hood? Any iconic images for your badges or motos?

Scooter clubs are usually a bit fun. My school of thought is that fun, health and vitality attract people so I chose my names based on that school of thought. We should be able to laugh at (with) ourselves a bit.

  • The Bacon Bandits Paleo Society, Austin Texas
  • Image would be of a raccoon absconding with some bacon

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on February 16, 2012
at 12:16 AM

Unlike a scooter rally, most attendants at a paleo rally won't suffer from the all too common "rally bowel" from crap food, bad coffee and too much drinking.

is two stroke oil paleo?

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 16, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Scooter Lady - It's nice and surprising to find another Paleo scooterist. What do you ride? Friend me on Faceplant if you want. We can chat about Paleo and scooters. I'm Meeps Wellfed.

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 16, 2012
at 01:21 AM

True. Paleo rally = delish Paleo foods. Ha, two stroke oil is old school but not Paleo.

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 16, 2012
at 01:08 AM

I'm confused by your statement/question. Why would scooters be at the Paleo rally?

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C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 15, 2012
at 09:57 PM

This of course is PURE FANTASY. I based this loosely off of the national scooter rally but tried to convert things to Paleo land. Local rallies are a bit smaller and the banquet is usually a meet-up at a restaurant.

Bacon Bandits Paleo Society, Austin Texas
Rally Schedule

Friday
1:00 – 8:00 pm Check in

2:00 – 3:00 pm Activity for the early arrivers like swimming, or hiking

8:00 – 9:00 pm Welcome and social hour sponsored by Tito’s Vodka and Snap Kitchen

9:00 – ??? You’re in Austin. Go have fun with new and old Paleo friends.

Saturday
8:00 – 9:30 Meet up for breakfast somewhere

10:00 – 12:30 Activity options (could be in shifts or happen simultaneously)
- Cooking demos
- Nature walk
- Natural movement session
- Something kid friendly

3:00 – 5:30 Activity options (could be in shifts or happen simultaneously)
- Something with Crossfit
- Paleo Physician/Nutrition talk
- Something new and different
- Something kid friendly

7:30 – 9:30 Banquet/Dinner Party Sponsored by Austin’s Azul Tequila and Caveman Cuisine
- Awards are Awarded
- Raffle Ticket Winners Announced
- Keynote speaker - Well loved local Paleo cookbook author
- Dance party!

Sunday
1:00 – 2:30 Location: Zilker Park: Let the Paleo Games Begin!

2:30 – 4:30 Meet up at the Barton Springs Pool for swimming and a picnic barbeque sponsored by local nutritionists, local gyms, and probably some other folks.

  • Rally ends and everyone hugs and starts looking forward to the next rally!

I'm still hoping to hear some good Paleo group names.

If anyone in the Central Texas region is interested in talking about this more and getting something started I am clearly interested. Email me at [email protected].

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