The Boring View@Aerostich Rally
The Boring View@Aerostich Rally
Not a Very Boring Rally
.We arrived Wednesday night after a few weeks of camping in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Inflation has caught up to the price of campgrounds. The average night of camping was 20 dollars.
A final drive failure in the wilderness of Canada (had another final drive failure in the wilderness of Canada a few years and 35,000 miles ago) would make this a trip, a journey not to forget. Let me tell ya, BMW sure has put the Adventure back in Adventure riding. Makes me love my airheads so much more. LOL
I pre-registered for the VBR and the price of the Rally now seemed like a bargain, especially since I would be able to see Junior Brown, one of my favorite all time entertainers. To me Junior would be worth the price of admission alone. Click here for a Junior Brown Video
Junior Brown Clips,
My wife thinks your dead,
Also included in the Rally fee was a grab bag which included a Rally patch, pin, t-shirt, and also had a professionally produced Rally Guide. In the rally grab bag was a Mister Happy puppet, which Barb's grand kids really took a liking to.
The VBRally had, (I am guessing here) about 10 Grand worth of door prizes.
The Rally had a internet cafe with Aerostich ordering page as it's home page, complete with a discount code for ordering. They also had a full line of clothes for fitment. I tried on Darien/AD-1 pants and they were a perfect fit, these pants are on my wish list.
Da Nort Woods and Duluth area are some of my favorite motorcycle destinations, with Aerostich and the Lake Superior Brewery being my two favorite Duluth destinations. The Rally Guide had many ride routes to make an enjoyable riding experience for all. The Rally fee also included a Saturday meal and a Sunday morning farewell breakfast.
On Thursday morning/afternoon Barb, Buddy and I volunteered and worked the gate. Working the gate is always a pleasant experience and you get to see how everyone packs their motorcycles.
On Thursday morning we got the tragic news of a family emergency and we left the Rally on Friday morning. I did manage to get a few photos on Thursday and a few more photos on Friday Morning before we left the Rally.
When I arrived at home, I had a message from Aerostich letting me know I won a choice of AD-1 or Darien pants. It was a tough choice and I ended taking the custom fitted AD-1 pants. These pants are great and I will remember my brother and sister in-law every time I grab the pants from the closet.
HDT M1: A Diesel dirt bike
Very well farkled KLR & FJR
Last edited by BeerTeam; 01-02-2009 at 02:57 AM.
The Very Boring Rally 2008 - Aerostich 25th Anniversary Party
a Party that happens every five years
The very Boring Rally was held at Spirit Mountain Resort concurrent with the North American Trials Championships. Spirit Mountain hosted the last three rounds of the AMA National Observed Trials Championship Series, which seen the crowning of the 2008 national champ!
"After twenty five years, we want to thank our friends and customers, and have a fun party," said Andy Goldfine of Aero Designs aka Riderwarehouse / Aerostich.
The Very Boring Rally had perfect weather but, if you wanted to get out of the perfect weather you had the choice of many indoor seminars or you could just hang out inside the resort.
Below: The Internet cafe complete with huge wide screen puter displays, the on-site Aerostich Wearhouse and a small vintage bike to be given away.
The Trials riders had their own campground. They had full use of the Spirit Mountain resort grounds. You could watch them practice in ever corner of the large Resort.
The Trials riders came in all forms, from these young girls who took a liking to Barb & Buddy, to this guy who was running in the 55 plus senior class
These trials riders enjoyed an audience as they were practicing their skills
The Trials riders would stop for a few seconds, jump the bike sideways a few inches, then did the maneuver
Going . . . Going . . .