19th Annual Eastern Vstrom Rally, Stecoah, NC....May 20-23, 2021

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  1. Moto-Kafe

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    Come join us (again) for The 19th Annual Eastern Vstrom Rally located at The Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge (& Campgrounds) in quaint Stecoah, NC.......right outside of Robbinsville, just minutes from The Dragon & The Skyway. The rally will be held Thursday May 20 thru Sunday May 23, headquartered at The Iron Horse. Here are the specifics:

    1. Only costs for the rally will be for your own lodging and meals, paid to The Iron Horse......make your lodging and food reservations thru them....tell them you are part of The Vstrom Rally. Rally Tshirts can be reserved ahead of time, paid for upon pickup at the rally. Costs of a shirt will depend on the quantity ordered....figure $8 to $15 (max). No extras will be ordered. PM me to reserve a shirt.
    2. The Iron Horse has all the following: primative tent camping, Motorhome & Travel Trailer Hook-ups, Private and Semi-private Cabins, a Bunkhouse (sleeping for four in one room), and private rooms in the building next to the Office. Call them to make your reservation. Their website is listed on the Eastern Vstrom Rally Link below.
    3. Activities during the event will include: Small Group Rides during the day, a rally meeting (typically 1 hour long) held each night upstairs in the Lodge after Dinner (door prizes, announcements, Guest Speakers /Slide Shows, Seminars, and general BS sessions), Slow Speed Race in the parking lot (tentative), and various "Vstrom games" which tend to change every year. Many folks are interested in "Dirt Rides" during the rally.......groups will form at the rally for those. We had a "Biker Swap Meet" last year in the parking lot all 3 days and was a huge success.....bring your parts/apparel/gear at rock-bottom prices!!
    4. The "Organizers" (term used loosely!!) are your's truley ("mark444" .....aka Moto-Kafe), "Stalky Tracker", and "Prowler". PM me with any questions and to get your name on the TShirt List. Cut-off for the shirt list will be 3 weeks before the rally......don't wait!!

    The Rally was postponed last May 2020 due to COVID, but rescheduled to October 2020 where we had over 50 attendees. In May 2019, we had 100 attendees. Please go to the following Rally Website to get your name on the attendee list.......not mandatory, but helps us with planning. Also look at the PHOTOS from previous rallys to give yourself an idea on the Iron Horse Complex.

    EASTERN V-STROM RALLY - Home

    Should you have any questions/concerns/donations of Swag/ or ideas, feel free to PM me or send an email to: Moto-Kafe@bellsouth.net. Questions can also be voiced on the Rally Website.
    See ya in May.......!!!!!
    444
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  2. Xjhammer

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    So..... what if you don't bring a V-strom? Can some orange attend?
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  3. Moto-Kafe

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    You betcha...........we are a "laid back" group. In fact, a dozen or so of our regular attendees sold/traded their Vstroms few years ago, but continue to come to the rally for the fun and good riding. AG_Streak came last year and brought some of his riding buddies along....none of who rode Vstroms, I don't believe. Ha ha........I am one of the "coordinators" (used VERY loosely) for the event and in the last (4) rallys I brought a CB500X, NC700X, Vstrom650, and a ZRX1200 last October......!!! This year is no exception: bringing my (new to me) "BumbleZ" to tame the Dragon, Skyway, and hopefully the Slow Speed Race.......which BTW now has a $50 cash First Place award + Trophy. Not gonna spill my beans just yet on what the make/model it is........you will just have to show up and see for yerself........ :lol3
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  4. ag_streak

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    That ZRX was AWESOME! Did you sell it?

    Edit: I brought one friend and he was on a V-strom... :thumb
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  5. Moto-Kafe

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    Yes Sir........had the ZRX sold at the rally (that was not the reason I brought it). Chris, from Charleston SC, was up there with his son (both riding Triumphs), saw it (and the little For Sale note I placed on it), and bought it there on a handshake that he could pick it Thanksgiving Weekend in Birmingham, and go to the Museum during the same trip. It worked out great.........!!!!
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  6. strom thingie

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    In my 5 or 6 years of attending, I have never gotten my menu request prior to the Rally. No matter, I always love the IH and can't wait to head back in a couple of weeks.
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    ^ ^ ^ Look at me, out in front (alphabetically!) again! :kat
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    Oh crap! My middle name is Zzzeymour, does that count? :photog
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    Rally Schedule below.............

    2021 Schedule

    Thursday

    AM
    9:00AM?? Welcome / Registration table open

    PM
    12:00 – 6:00 Welcome / Registration table open
    12:00 – 6:00 2nd Annual Eastern V-Strom Rally Swap Meet open
    7:00 – 9:00 Dinner (Lodge)
    8:30 – 9:30 Rally Announcements, Planning, & Door Prizes (Lodge upstairs)
    9:30 – ?? Group ride planning sessions (Lodge map counter & upstairs)
    9:30 – ?? Fire side chats, Bench Racing, BS/Liars Club (Fire Pit & Back Porch)

    Friday
    AM
    7:00 – 9:00 Breakfast (Lodge, coffee 6:30ish)
    8:00 – 9:00 Group Rides & Riders, depart at your leisure
    8:30 –12:00 Welcome / Registration table open
    8:30 –12:00 2nd Annual Eastern V-Strom Rally Swap Meet open
    PM
    12:00 – 6:00 Welcome / Registration table open
    12:00 – 6:00 2nd Annual Eastern V-Strom Rally Swap Meet open
    7:00 – 9:00 Dinner (Lodge)
    8:30 – 9:30 Rally Announcements, 2021 Rally Discussion, & Door Prizes (Lodge upstairs)
    9:30 – ?? Group ride planning sessions (Lodge map counter & upstairs)
    9:30 – ?? Fire side chats, Bench Racing, BS/Liars Club (Fire Pit & Back Porch)

    Saturday
    AM
    7:00 – 9:00 Breakfast (Lodge, coffee 6:30ish)
    8:30 – 8:45 Rally Group photo (line up in front of Lodge - be prompt)
    8:45 – 9:00 Group Rides & Riders, depart at your leisure
    8:45 –12:00 Welcome / Registration table open
    8:45 –12:00 2nd Annual Eastern V-Strom Rally Swap Meet open
    PM
    12:00 – 6:00 Welcome / Registration table open
    12:00 – 6:00 2nd Annual Eastern V-Strom Rally Swap Meet open
    4:30 – 6:00 Slow Speed Race (in front of the Lodge)
    7:00 – 9:00 Dinner (Lodge - Prime Rib!!!)
    8:30 – 9:30 Slow Speed Race Winners announced/awarded, 2021 Rally Discussion, & Door Prizes (Lodge upstairs)
    9:30 – ?? Fire side chats, Bench Racing, BS/Liars Club (Fire Pit & Back Porch)

    Sunday
    AM
    7:00 – 9:00 Breakfast (Lodge, coffee 6:30ish)
    8:30 –11:00 Check out
    9:30 –10:00 Sunday Church Service (Chapel Room) by The Iron Horse
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  10. Vaude

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    I got a Hotel in Robbinsville Friday night, its my first time to the Dragon, im looking forward to Saturday!
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    First post! Welcome to the asylum! :beer
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    Hey thanks! Been waiting to post until I moved out of Ohio and had found a ride to join
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    Awesome rally! I enjoy the people and the riding was the best I’ve done in a long time
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    We had approximately 65 attendees at the rally..........GREAT time was had!!! The weather was beautiful. Had one rider do some "off-roading" head-first when he was not suppose to, and was alittle "foggy" afterwards, but other than that one, no injuries or insults. The SS Race was a hoot......as was the Swap Meet again. How about a nice Sargent Seat for only $75.......???
    We have already reserved May 12-14 for the 2022 Eastern Vstrom Rally next year.........someone will create a new Rally Thread for it 10 months from now. :lol3
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  20. Buck83

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    Had a good time and home safe. To those interested in future VStrom rallies I alternate between my VStrom and Feejer every year. There's an abundance of roads for any setup really.
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