What is the MGRR?
Well, in the words of Wrinkles, it is a beer-drinkin', brat-belchin', cheese-fartin', straightshot-shootin', seat-puckerin'/tide-ridin', dead-possum-kickin', kama-sutrin', Bull-rootin', bullshit-shootin', cattle-wavin', sheep-lovin', french-kissin', harp-lickin', bag-pipin', jap-crappin', vodka-guzzlin', barb-wirin', nekid NANMRA qualifying MUSTANG-SADDLE-TRASHIN' GOOD TIME! And in Wisconsin too
Boscobel-3 is history and has made history too. A new record high
attendance with old and new members making the trip. Between the wonderful
weather we had (excepting Monday) and the VROCers who attended, this was a great
weekend that I my family and I really enjoyed. If I would have had more
time, I may have attempted a NANMRA ride myself, risking burnt flesh on the
pipes and all. The countryside was great and the reunion with old friends
was wonderful. Getting to meet the newer VROCers and welcome them to the
Boscobel tradition is also part of the fun. All great people, both old and
new. Witnessing the birth of a new VROC chapter and offering the organizers
of River Cities VROC any assistance they might want is also part of the
tradition that Boscobel has inspired. VROC may have started on the
internet with faceless Vulcan owners writing to each other, but meeting
everybody face to face is the only way to go. Riders of Boscobel-3: You
Hope all returned safe......and had a kick ass time while in Boscobel. A big thanks to all who rode, opened their wallets, partied hard and kept a good sense of humor. My Tabasco once again kept me dry the whole weekend......and shooting flames out my ass too..... Big thanks go out to the Boscobel Guru - Don Diehls for kicking this all off 3 years ago, picking our benefit recipient and helping out behind the scenes this year, "The Bulldog" for coordinating the Web pages and putting together the great awards ceremony, "Brillo" for doing a great job of planning, mapping and leading rides, Cap'n Kirk for stepping in and defusing a potential problem with the local club and finally "Fly" for having a great sense of humor and truly winning the most outrageous biker award.
Final numbers were 63 bikes, 90 fed at the bar-b-que, 5 NANMRA qualifiers.......didn't know there were so many moons flying in Wisconsin............, all our bills paid and $1000 raised and donated to the Rescue Squad. Damn, give yourselves all a pat on the back......y'all did good. The riders of VROC, VRA and those that have moved on to other bikes but keep coming back for the ride and good times are some of the best people I've met in many years of riding.
Just the top ten observations from the road in Boscobel....... actually, its 12 but hell, I never could count
#12. Never dare "Fly" to anything...... before the evening's over
you'll be hanging your ass and mooning everyone in sight
Once again, it was great to see old faces again and meet the many new members.......it was a hell of a party.
~~~~Ride Safe~~~~ Don (BlckChrome) Soland, VROC #60
Boscobel III - Terrific Twisties and Titties
Cap'n Kirk - VROC #928 - '96 Vulcan 800 Classic
I was included in the terrible trio that met in Stillwater to ride to the fantasy Biker road capital of Boscobel Wisconsin with "Mojo" and Jim. The ride there was great..... Well, except for the "detour" instructions that were given to us by a Lacrosse police officer. While these instructions added about 40-50 miles to our travels, (Jim, did you hear him say the road was "M" or "MM") they were beautiful miles and we did smile through most of them. The heat was oppressive, but thanks to a neat water bottle trick from Mojo, we made it to Boscobel with no damage. Mojo had planned ahead to reserve a room at the local inn, while Jim and I were planning on camping. The city totally supports this event and went out of their way to make the VROC'ers feel at home. They allowed camping in the city park which is usually banned. Jim and I pitched our tents Thursday night, and then rode downtown to where the City fathers had blocked off the main street for a block, just so we could park, amble, admire and talk to each other without fear of traffic. During dinner at the lovely "Vail Inn" restaurant, Mojo let it slip that there might be room at the inn where he (and most of the other non-camping VROC members) were staying. I just recently became a grandpa, and the thought of shower, bed, no bugs and another shower in the morning sounded good to my ears! So I drove over and eventually secured a room for both Thursday and Friday nights. (My tent slept alone Thursday until I could take it down after Friday's group ride). Thursday night was a joy of undisciplined discussion with other members of VROC who until that time had been just a name and # on the message boards. Friday morning we gathered for pictures, broke up into smaller groups (there was about 45 Vulcans, a gold wing ridden by "Hungry", a Concours and a BMW) and rode off to a Wisconsin State park that had a amazing overlook at the Wisconsin and Mississippi River junction. From that point you could see Iowa in the distance. The ride was very orderly and the roads, as Jim had said, where great! After the Park, we rode about 25 more miles to a town where we took a break while those that needed it ran to the gas station for fuel. Then it was on to Galena Illinois (did I spell that right?). This town was the home of General/President US Grant and a major producer of lead for the Union during the Civil War. 2 hour break for lunch/shopping/walking and then back to Boscobel, about 65 miles, a straight shot. All and all a great ride. Friday night (after folding my tent and stealing away) there was a pig roast put on by the VROC group which had swollen to around 100 people by then. The food was supplied by a bar not far away named "Cheers". Saturday nights ride was there, since Mojo and I rode back on Saturday, you'll have to get the details about that from Jim. The food was wonderful. After eating, there were awards to be handed out and thank you's to a number of people that worked to put this together. Best Paint, Chrome, Bugs, cleanest bike, Loudest pipes, longest ride where some of the categories that were awarded. A good time was had by all I talked too. After the meal Jim, Mojo, Bugsplat, Mrs. Bugsplat, Eric (?), Mrs Eric and I went on a 60 mile ride led by Bugsplat that I have to say is the best riding I have ever experienced! This year I have been riding 30 years, have ridden to both coasts, all the mountain ranges in the States and this road he led us to was fantastic! 60-70 mph sweepers that you can see all the way around, nice rhythmic riding though rolling hills at twilight in 80 degree weather. If there is a heaven just for bikers, this is what all the roads would be like. WOW! Friday night there was a unofficial group meeting behind the motel for the group. Just sitting outside looking up at the stars, quietly talking among ourselves....well mostly that, if you want to hear the exciting parts you'll have to ask Jim or I about it, as Mojo had turned in early. Another great moment in a wonderful weekend. Saturday was met with some regret, as Mojo and I had to head back to the Cities. Mojo had family duties, and I got to spend the afternoon and evening taking care of my new grandson with Grandma. Mojo, Jim and I met for breakfast at the "Unique Diner". Typical farm town breakfast, Mojo talked me into biscuits and gravy. Sticks to the ribs I can tell you. We headed back to the "Sands" motel to meet with the group one last time before checking out and returning to Rogers/Ramsey. Our ride home was quicker than the ride down, and not as scenic. But we managed to dodge the rain all the way, with just a few drops South of Winona. Mojo stopped by the house for a minute of "end of ride talk" and then headed home himself. It was really a great time with great people. I hope that the River Cities group will be able to enjoy the same feelings Jim, Mojo, and I had in future rides.
"Major" Minor '99 classic, grey and white punched and Hypered, now I need more brakes!!!! VROC #3141
This was my first VROC event. I had a blast. Got a chance to meet quite a few
of the people there and put faces to the names. Went on some great rides with
the group. Best riding area I have seen! Can't say I went hungry while I was
there either. Breakfast at the Unique Cafe was excellent with the Tabasco
supplied by BlackChrome. Cheers II put on a great feed Friday night. Camping
area was private and the city fixed the entrance for us and brought in trash
cans and picnic tables and let us use the showers at the pool.
Jim, East Bethel, Minnesota VROC # 2910 VRA # 1-0-524A-1500G AMA Member 99 G/G Nomad
Well my wife and I just returned home from one of the greatest rides we have
ever been on. The 60 or so riders were as much fun and as friendly as anyone
could ask. I would like to thank Bulldog, Black Chrome, and John for organizing
a great ride. A large donation was made to the local EMS on behalf of VROC.
===== Jim Bludragon -VROC#3122, So.Wisconsin
After reading Cap'n Kirk's report, I'm wondering if we were at the same
rallies. I was in Boscobel, Wisconsin? Sounds like I missed a few things. I
never saw the VROC lady expose herself, was it my wife? I was wondering what all
that commotion was behind me on the passenger seat....
-- Eric Haglund ~V~2625 Chippewa Falls, WI
What can I say? A great three days of great riding country, great people,
great bikes, and a great little community! Congrats to Black Chrome and Bulldog
for all the time and effort they put into making this a very enjoyable event ...
DJ said it well ... just enough structure, but casual enough to make it fun.
-- Steve "Mojo" Molander '00 Purplish Pearl Black Mica Nomad VROC #
What can I say, Boscobel 3 was the best!!! From the Thursday night party to the Friday night party to the Saturday night party to.........oh yeah the Friday night party hehehe. I don't think I would have qualified for the full moon NANMRA anyway since I never rode a mile. I can always do that one sometime this summer. I'll have to wear the chrome helmet and boots for that one though. ;-) I just want to thank the people responsible for all the hard work they did on B3 they know who they are and to all the VROCers that showed up to make it THE BEST Boscobel to date!!!! I wish I would have had more time to be able to shoot the shit with each of you personally, but I did get to ride with most of you on Thursday. I figured we put about 900 miles on the bikes over the weekend which was a few more than B2 and every mile was top notch riding. We needed about 5 more days like Saturday then I could have got to know everyone a little better with the smaller group rides. I don't know if anyone made it down to New Diggings on Sunday but if you did let me know if the band showed up, and if they were good. I almost turned around and went back to Boscobel on our way home Sunday for just one more day of good times with good friends. You all ride safe until we meet on the next ride or B4!!
At the Barbeque on Friday, I passed out the following awards for the following catagories:
This year, the awards were given out due to observations by the B3 organizers, which might have left some question to who has the best this or that. Next year, we will let the attendees vote and will tally up the winners. Should be easier than trying to decide who has more chrome or louder pipes. Ride safe - Bulldog...