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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2018, 09:39:14 pm »
That would be a weekend that could work. Meander back over the top of Superior, stop in Ottawa to visit Canadian ant Mrs Steve, wonder down through PA and WV winding up at the RWTW, then on to the Spider Rally followed by the Arkansas Rally.

A fun six-seven weeks.

I even get to visit grandkids as a bonus.
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2018, 09:57:55 pm »
In 2013 it was the weekend before Labor Day, probably be the same this time around.

It was the weekend before the 2013 National. I left the VBR & rode over to Idaho for the National.

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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2018, 11:09:16 pm »
Copy of vbr3 schedule:

Thursday Schedule (8/22/13)
Noon Registration opens at Noon
Friday Schedule (8/23/13)
9am-9pm Registration Open
9-6pm NATC Trials
9-4pm Retail Space Open
9:00-10:00 Dellan Johnson (Aerostich Riding Gear Maintenance & Repair) Fireside Room
9:30-11:00 David Hough(Confessions of a Motorcycle Journalist) Seminar Area
10:00-11:30 Corinne Jutz ( ) Fireside Room
11:30-1:00 Paul Mondor (The Iceman) Seminar Area
11:30-1:00 Rand Rasmussen - Autographed copies of his I94 Reader in the vendor area
1:00-2:30 Greg Frazier (Sun Chasing: Five Times Around the World) Seminar Area
1:00-2:30 Slat Grills - product demo of portable grilling system outside grounds
2:30-4:30 Andy Goldfine (30 Years of History & Development) Seminar Area
5:00-7:00 Open Mic Poetry Reading - Poetry Stage at the Front of the Chalet
9:30-10:30 John Branyan (Comedian) Seminar Area
6:00-11:00 Andrew Austin & Guest (music in the Moosehead Saloon)
Saturday Schedule (8/24/13)
9am-9pm Registration Open
9-6pm NATC Trials
9-4pm Retail Space Open
9:00-10:30 Paul Pelland - (Having MS is Like Riding a Russian URAL in the Iron Butt Rally)
10-4pm Eli Bissonett - Strolling Violinist
10:30-1:00 Eric w/Wolfman (Proper Packing Procedures) Seminar Area
10:30-1:00 Slat Grills - product demo of protable grilling system outside grounds
1:00-2:30 John Ryan (Long Distance Riding) Seminar Area
12:00-2:00 Award Judging (MC'd from Main Stage)
2:00-3:30 Bob Higdon - (unknown topic) Seminar Area
3:00-4:00 "Greg Frazier & Richard Livermore - (Longest, most difficult, and most perilous motorcycle journey ever attempted (1912-1913)"
4:00-5:30 VIP Meet & Greet in the Moosehead Saloon
5:00-7:00 BBQ Dinner - in front of the chalet
6:30-8:00 Rally Awards & Main Door Prizes
9:00-10:30 Honeycutters - Main Stage
9:30-1:00 Campfire & S'Mores - on grounds in front of main stage
Sunday Schedule (8/25/13)
9-6pm NATC Trials Competition
9-Noon Retail Space Open
6:30-9:30am Farewell Brunch - Mountain Top Grill
8am Non-Denominational Service - located on stage in front of the chalet
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2018, 11:47:57 am »
Do you have some details Steve?  :o
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2018, 12:40:45 pm »
Do you have some details Steve?  :o

None as far as the event but heard it will be around Superior, WI instead of Spirit Mountain in Duluth. Spirit Mountain apparently got a bit greedy. Too bad, nice venue.
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2018, 01:38:54 pm »
No dates or specific details have been posted yet. 

If you want to be notified of news about VBR4, Sign up at http://www.boringrally.com/2018-aerostich-very-boring-rally-35-years.
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2018, 07:22:29 pm »
Ah another month goes bye and nothing.  Yes Brian, I signed up for their E mail weeks and weeks ago. 

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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2018, 03:13:20 pm »
I posted on their FB site if they could at least tell us the dates and they responded with August 17-19, 2018.
In previous years you could show up on Thursday.
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2018, 02:20:34 am »
Way to go, I think that date works for me, actually better than if it was a week later.  Well, I can start making plans.

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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2018, 12:52:51 am »
I'm out. This was posted on the VBR4 website:

The Party's Over?! Not entirely, join us to celebrate 35 years of Aerostich with the VBR4 - Friday August 17th thru Sunday August 19th. We threw a pretty nice party for the VBR’s 2 and 3, but we will not be doing that type of event again this time. This year the anniversary event will be small and simple, with activities taking place only at the Aerostich factory building. (Our previous venue jacked up the rental fees, so yeah, we're cheaping out this year…). No camping, no lecture halls, no trials event, etc. We'd still love to have you visit us for some more low-key good-times, both planned and impromptu. You’ll still get a pin and a t-shirt and some other swag if you show up. Factory tours, presentations, seminars, in-store only specials, self-guided riding tours, as well as a few prizes, awards, games, great food and more.
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2018, 11:41:56 am »
Hhmmm...A simple WTF is fitting.

I have a two week class that ends on that Friday, so chances of me making it were slim but possible. Guess I'll go to Maine instead...
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2018, 11:44:58 am »
I'm out. This was posted on the VBR4 website:

The Party's Over?! Not entirely, join us to celebrate 35 years of Aerostich with the VBR4 - Friday August 17th thru Sunday August 19th. We threw a pretty nice party for the VBR’s 2 and 3, but we will not be doing that type of event again this time. This year the anniversary event will be small and simple, with activities taking place only at the Aerostich factory building. (Our previous venue jacked up the rental fees, so yeah, we're cheaping out this year…). No camping, no lecture halls, no trials event, etc. We'd still love to have you visit us for some more low-key good-times, both planned and impromptu. You’ll still get a pin and a t-shirt and some other swag if you show up. Factory tours, presentations, seminars, in-store only specials, self-guided riding tours, as well as a few prizes, awards, games, great food and more.

I'm out too!

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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2018, 11:59:56 am »
That's too bad.  Since its close,  probably do it as day ride.
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2018, 03:57:46 pm »
This does simplify summer travel plans. Not in a good way.  :'(

I'm glad I was able to attend VBR3. I had a really great time at a well run rally and got to hang around some pretty cool folks.

And I was even protected by the "police presence". Think tape.
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2018, 11:11:48 pm »
This is disappointing. I think blaming the ski resort is kind of lame. Just raise the price to meet the cost. I agree it does simplify summer plans.
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2018, 01:26:38 am »
Maybe get a group ride together? North Central and any others that want to join and go Camping...or Hotel (Camp 61) up the North Shore on Saturday after the event.
http://campsixtyone.com/map.html

I have not been to Castle Danger Brewery.....Bakery... since they moved into Two Harbors.
https://www.castledangerbrewery.com/

They are having a Anniversary Party that weekend.
https://www.castledangerbrewery.com/event/anniversary-weekend-18/
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2018, 04:23:23 am »
This is disappointing. I think blaming the ski resort is kind of lame. Just raise the price to meet the cost. I agree it does simplify summer plans.
Agreed on lame, just hike up the fee. It was a cool event
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2018, 01:12:14 pm »
Too bad about VBR4. I knew the Spirit Mountain ski area site was out for this year. The ski area is run by the City of Duluth, so dealing with the political machine in Duluth can be difficult. All of the people from the ski area that helped make the last two VBRs happen are gone, leaving a new crop of unelected public officials in charge. No locality to the groups like Aerostich that helped develop the summer business. Sounds like things didn't pan out with the city of Superior park location.

I like Tom's idea on a Castle Danger anniversary. I've been to the new facility in Two Harbors a few time. A lot bigger than the original shack in downtown Castle Danger. A number of tables so you can enjoy the products made on site. There's also take out available. The new facility is down by the harbor, in the downtown part of the city. Very scenic.

Not sure about camping in the area, but there must be places available.

 
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2018, 06:05:00 pm »
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    :D     You mean the garage in the middle of the campground...

I'm in for a weekend reunion up the N Shore to Aerostich, Two Harbors, Camp 61,  maybe ride in to Ely and take the long way home?  ;)

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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2018, 12:52:21 am »
Sounds like y'all may mess up my travel plans.
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2018, 12:56:04 am »
These "rail car" rooms look interesting and highly rated.
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2018, 09:07:27 am »
Or you can join us in the Black Hills July 9. :)


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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2018, 11:23:55 am »
Or you can join us in the Black Hills July 9. :)
I wanted to do this, great area. The timing will not work for me, at least at this point in time. I will likely be around Mt. Shasta or thereabouts then.
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2018, 12:22:58 pm »
Maybe get a group ride together? North Central and any others that want to join and go Camping...or Hotel (Camp 61) up the North Shore on Saturday after the event.
http://campsixtyone.com/map.html

I have not been to Castle Danger Brewery.....Bakery... since they moved into Two Harbors.
https://www.castledangerbrewery.com/

They are having a Anniversary Party that weekend.
https://www.castledangerbrewery.com/event/anniversary-weekend-18/


I was counting on the VBR as well but this sounds like a great idea.  I'm in!
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Re: VBR4 (Very Boring Rally 4)
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2018, 06:13:02 pm »
Well... lets make a weekend of it.
Ride starts at Perkins Stillwater Saturday morning August 18th.2050 W Frontage Rd, Stillwater, MN 55082
It's a 3 hour ride to Aerostich via the Wisconsin side. You can drone the freeway back home Sunday. ;)
Kickstands up at 8:30 AM sharp.
We can accommodate Coggers tenting from afar on Friday night being 45 min. North of Stillwater. Contact me for directions. Pontoon rides included, bring your swimsuit!

https://www.google.de/maps/dir/2050+W+Frontage+Rd,+Stillwater,+MN+55082/8+S+18th+Ave+W,+Duluth,+MN+55806/@45.7734448,-94.0400074,8z/data=!4m19!4m18!1m10!1m1!1s0x52b2cbd7739f3b13:0xb09a0addf0192578!2m2!1d-92.8343486!2d45.0367924!3m4!1m2!1d-92.3647912!2d45.8970154!3s0x52aded4255a3ec4b:0xd7780397806e301b!1m5!1m1!1s0x52ae4d7eddc63841:0xac3de061670c8f86!2m2!1d-92.120289!2d46.769755!3e0?hl=en

Aerostich Factory first, 8 S 18th Ave W, Duluth, MN 55806. Then off to Castle Danger in Two Harbors (45 minutes) for their Anniversary event.
17 – 7th Street
Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 834-5800

From there its a 30 minute ride to Camp 61 in Beaver Bay via Hiway 61 or the long way through the Forest Highway 2 (15) to 11 back down to Beaver Bay - One Hour.
http://www.campsixtyone.com/

There are two State Parks prior to Beaver Bay, Split Rock and Gooseberry Falls and one past it for camping if you are so inclined, Tettegouche. Note: State Parks fill early.
Lax Lake campground and cabins, 10 min. from Beaver Bay looks nice and highly rated.
http://www.laxlakeresort.com/pb/wp_df0376c0/wp_df0376c0.html

https://www.google.com/search?q=campgrounds+near+beaver+bay+mn&rlz=1C9BKJA_enUS758US758&oq=camping+near+beaver+bay&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l3.26734j0j4&hl=en-US&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

They only have 8 rooms at  Camp 61 and a large Bunk House with two day min. stay so get your reservations in early!
Keep an eye on this thread for any additional information.
Cheers!
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