Aerostich's Very Boring Rally - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Travel Log & Trip Reports For all your trip reports and the where to go along the way topics.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 08-25-2008, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
Aerostich's Very Boring Rally

I wandered up to the VBR in Duluth on the weekend of August 22. I was hoping to meet up with Backroader from here, but I didn't find him. (there were more than 1000 riders there)

Anyway enjoy a pictorial weekend memory..


A few photos of the weekend...

A view from above..


Perfect use for Mr. Happy puppet.


Harbor view from the rally site.


Diesel KLR's



Greg Frasier's KLR


Dinner line


And then there's the Trials riders..









This GUY made me wonder about Trials riders.


But then again, none of them were wearing skunk hats all day..


I and a couple friends wandered down to the harbor on Saturday night and watched a large ship come through, carrying windmill parts..

Bridge down


Bridge up


Bridge doing what it was designed for


Damn fine weekend!!
Paper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 08-25-2008, 10:16 PM
4th Gear
 
DXKLR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Richmond, Ky
Posts: 1,980
Looks like a great weekend. I was gonna say those Trials riders impress me greatly, till I saw that one pic...LOL...I gotta re-assess my thoughts now...hahahahah

2008 DL650 VStrom Yellow and Black
Previous ride was a 2007 KLR Black/Silver, I miss it..
Looking to get back into KLR's sometime soon.

Best Auto/Moto Insurance | Motorcycle Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
DXKLR is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 08-25-2008, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
As you may have noticed, there are no shots of Double A..
Leaker
Paper is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 Old 08-25-2008, 10:53 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Western Oregon
Posts: 33
Ahhhh... the "Utili-Kilt" The "KLR" of clothing garments.



Sold at our annual hippie-fest here in Eugene...

West

Beer Bacon Backcountry
West is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 08-27-2008, 11:45 PM
2nd Gear
 
BackRoader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Winnipeg Manitoba
Posts: 160
I was there ! at the VB Ralley

Hey Paper, check out your first photo..

On the upper part of the slide there are 4 tents located at the top of the bunny hill.

The largest tent belongs to Bob, he was from Minniapolis, the smaller yellow tent was Jason from from Duluth, the small light blue tent was mine., directely behind me, was Carl's from Winnipeg.

We had an awsome view of all the eveing festivities..... I would post some pictures, however from what I have seen, I pretty well got the same shots.

I wrote to Areostich and they advised, they are tentively planning a 2013 Rally.

I am in !!!!!

Next time I go, I will come with a phone that has the capability to access the over inflated US cell phone market . Get this ($1.00 per minute plus $1.00 per minute roaming charge) I just wanted to use some air time, not become a major share holder in the Industry.

regards

BackRoader
2011 BMW R1200GS
2010 HD Heritage
2004 Kawasaki KLX400SR
1978 Yamaha XS650SE
1967 Honda CD125A
BackRoader is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 08-28-2008, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
I thought about heading up the bunny hill, too.. I ended up camping quite a ways back, past the parking area and back into the ski hills.. For some odd reason, other campers in the area mentioned loud "bear like" noises in that area, but I never heard anything..
Paper is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 08-31-2008, 01:48 AM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Colorado
Posts: 93
I'm sorry I missed it. I had intended to go, but couldn't spare the time. Were there any good deals? I heard they were having some merchandise on sale.

Did you go to any of the presentations?

Life is a mortal adventure. Don't avoid all the risks.

2005 KLR650, ready for the world
1999 KLR650, badly in need of TLC...
1998 Honda Valkyrie Tourer
2001 DRZ400e, already broken... in
SgtMarty is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 08-31-2008, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
Truthfully, I didn't (gulp) need anything, so I didn't shop much.. I had all plans of getting to several of the presentations, but ended up BSing with others instead..

Wasn't hard to find a BS session outside.
Paper is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 08-31-2008, 10:41 AM
2nd Gear
 
BackRoader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Winnipeg Manitoba
Posts: 160
Word is there will be another VB Rally (3) to be held in 2113......

Not that I am lined up for it, but it will be fun.... I will bring as cell phone that works. (or whatever technolgy will be out there in the future.)

BackRoader
2011 BMW R1200GS
2010 HD Heritage
2004 Kawasaki KLX400SR
1978 Yamaha XS650SE
1967 Honda CD125A
BackRoader is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Very Boring Rally in Duluth MN BackRoader The Off Topic Lounge 4 08-26-2008 10:51 PM
Aerostich Very Boring Rally Roll Call erikh45 KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 2 07-22-2008 02:17 AM
Imbil Rally Barf Australia 0 11-03-2007 12:15 PM
Rally 2 guards Jamie 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 5 10-10-2006 12:01 AM
Carl V's history -- sorry if this is too long and boring! Carl V Introductions 1 10-04-2006 09:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome