2013 Isle of Vashon TT vintage run.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by supercub, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. supercub

    supercub ass-less chaps rule!

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    It's getting to be that time again for The Isle of Vashon tt. Any one going?
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  2. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    The date isn't public knowledge. I'd love to attend someday though!
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  3. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    I'd go if I knew when it was. Joining VME just to get the date won't happen.
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  4. trevorf

    trevorf Banned

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    I believe it's the first weekend after Labour day weekend.
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  5. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    I, along with my entire club, have been asked not to return.

    There was an . . . "incident" . . . about a dozen years ago.

    Canadians were involved.

    'Nuff said.
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  6. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    Before my time but the Canadian shenanigans are legendary.
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  7. supercub

    supercub ass-less chaps rule!

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    So tell me about the "Canadian incident", I dont remember hearing about this.
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  8. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    You do know that the VME prefers to keep the TT date from being published? Do you have an axe to grind?
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  9. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    What kind of nonsense is this???:huh
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  10. supercub

    supercub ass-less chaps rule!

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    WTF Dave, Of course theres no ax to grind.
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  11. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    WTF supercub!
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  12. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    This thread is a disaster. :lol3
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  13. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    I concur.:rofl
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  14. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    Tanks!
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  15. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    September 7/8 was the date I found.
    I also read the blurb on the club website about this year's event, and in spite of them doing their best to make it sound like it isn't, the whole thing seems very exclusionary to me. " You're not part of our club, so you're not welcome", kind of thing.
    Then I found a video of one of the rides from last year. Might have been one of the most boring motorcycle videos I have ever watched. Over an hour & a half of a bike doodling down this road, at just under the speed limit. :bore
    Even if I lived close enough to attend, I don't think I'd bother.
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  16. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Thanks - always great when someone 2+ thousand miles away lends their opinion! :1drink

    Did I mention this thread is a disaster?
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  17. TedR

    TedR Adventurer

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    ANY pre-IOV thread invariably becomes a disaster!

    I've spoken with numerous VME guys, on several occasions over the years...never quite motivated me enough to join...yet.

    Maybe now that a few in my stable are 30+ years old, they might be more...accommodating. Maybe not.

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  18. vacantstare

    vacantstare Been here awhile

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    if the vme want their little gathering all to themselves, let them have it. all I got from the one year I attended was a broken mirror and a ride with a bunch of drunk assholes, neither courtesy of vme members. I'll never go back.
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  19. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    My response was based on what I read and the tone of how it read. As a complete outsider with no knowledge of the people or the event, I only wrote what my impressions were. I was curious about what sounded like an interesting event. Even if I lived in the area, I would still interpret things the same way.
    I realize because I do live so far away, that my opinion maybe doesn't matter all that much. But I really got the impression that new people really weren't all that welcome. For many years the C.V.M.G.( particularly in Ontario), had a similar attitude towards newcomers. It was kind of an old boys club, and if you didn't share their interests and ideals, you were not welcome.
    Thankfully, things have changed somewhat, and new people are very much encouraged to join. It's the only way a club or event can survive.
    You certainly want to keep out people that are going cause issues that might prevent holding it in the future. I have organized and planned several events similar to this, so I know what's required, and what the results can be. But I also know without people showing up, the event can't continue on as long as you might want.
    I hope it all works successfully for you.
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  20. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    I've heard of it over the years and was always interested, but now, like you McJamie, I don't THINK so. It's several hours away from me (which isn't all that far) but like you, if I was closer I still wouldn't go. I've got better things to do.
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