What the heck is VBR? The Very Boring Rally and it is set for Aug. 23-25 at Spirit Mountain in Duluth. Get it on your calendar now, Sparky, because August will be here before you know it. Though that would be hard to tell from this ugly-ass freezing-cold-barely-any-snow-winter. And Bill promises not to be attacked by a yellow jacket.
Once again the crew from the Red Wing Ironworks Motorbike Club volunteered to help our good friends at the National Motorcycle Museum (Amamosa, Iowa) staff the museum's booth at the annual IMS show at the Convention Center in Minneapolis. We had teams helping Friday and Saturday. As usual it was a good time promoting the museum, yapping it up with other riding enthusiasts and to meeting some new friends, including James Cutting the producer of the film documentary, "Hogslayer," which incidentally was the motorcycle movie night selection in December Hopefully there is more to come from Mr. Cutting as he wants to preserve motorcycling's history and personalities on film before they disappear. Here is a look from today's show.
Here is a link to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's article on the River Fall's Library motorcycle exhibit. Photos, of course, brought to you by our own Man In The Field (Mark). Now he is off to San Fran to shoot some football team from that "other state" across the river.
We made it safe and sound. As we look forward to 2013 and another year of riding, I have to say this is the best group of people to EVER ride motorcycles with anywhere, hands down. From the Sunday back road-bombing runs to Pepin for coffee and BS; to the annual Walt Ride; to Motorcycle Movie Night (which greatly help break the pain and suffering of winter); to all-around swilling beer and talking smack on the deck, there is no finer group.