Preface and Index

To the best in the business…

PREFACE

I wrote this story for the 20th VRCC birthday anniversary on 1 August 2019.
Over 900 illustrated pages about YOU….a different breed of Cruiser Rider who resisted the V-Twin cult.
This story is an attempt to summarize the VRCC past in a comprehensive way, the ‘Big Picture’ so to say.
Now, I can hear yourself thinking. How can somebody, living in a different country far away, write about events he did not attend.
I have to admit, it crossed my mind as well, many times. Well, I figured the only way around this is to have the entire text made up of quotes, comments, pictures and stories previously posted by yourself on this website.
So the story is made up of your own excact feelings and words. It’s basically a rearrangement of already published information on VRCC web- and archive pages in the past.
I concentrated on the early days because that information will be lost first while recent events may still be fresh in our memory.
During the course of 20 years VRCC the amount of pics, links and clips has become so overwhelming that I had to drastically restrict myself.
One of the restrictions being ‘if no pics, no publication’ in this history.
I apologize for all the great stories not mentioned because the associated pics were not easily accessible for the public reader.
This history is divided in a General Part i.e some facts and figures/how it all began, followed by a few pages about each individual Chapter and more in detail about the Inzanes.  Many trip reports cross several State/Country Lines. So, don’t take the Chapter bit too strict.
I will start with the US side of the house, followed by Europe in pretty much the same sequence and some pages about Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
An index is provided so you can jump to your area of interest. There are no page numbers in this format, however.
Finally, I used less pics than intended to save webspace. So bear with me if you think some parts are made up of too much text.
Many articles have been written about the Valkyrie Motorcycle. There is an abundance of clips on YouTube and other media.
That is why I deliberately did not spend much time on the bike but focussed mainly on its Rider.
I also apologize for the sometimes poor editing and quality of pics. Since I wrote this story in Word/PDF, I had to edit the text and resize each picture again to make it look right, given the tools on this website and my limited knowledge of PHP/HTML.

The average biker I know is not much of a writer. Also, one Chapter’s website may be loaded with dozens of pictures, rides and trip reports every year and another looks pretty static. While they both may be equally active.  It’s hard to tell if you are an outsider. Or you communicated via closed bulletin boards/groups that I did not have access to.  Or you published a great report but the (Photo Bucket/Stash) pictures didn’t show up for unregistered members.  Not having been there personally, I am the first one to admit that it’s impossible to address all the VRCC events over the past 20 years, let alone properly and within their context. This is where YOU come in.

What does it take to send me a mail to this adress and say, Hey Beer, you forgot me. I’ve been to this VRCC happening and it was awesome. And tell me why and add some links or pics. Or wave the BS flag and tell me that I’ve got it all wrong for that matter. Or tell me that a link is dead since there are a lot of links included.  So, let’s say this is just a start. Only together we can make this a true documentary. Let’s make this work.

A word about Privacy
You may well see yourself back in a picture or comment in this history. Some Riders may look at this as an infringement of their privacy and personal life.
Please note that I only used public information previously posted by you on a website that is accessible to everyone. I avoided using true names except when they were specifically published online.
Moreover, I will not print hardcopies of this history, nor is it downloadable from an external website. The only two places that it will be published are the VRCC US and this website.
The VRCC EU website is now undergoing maintenance. When that is finished, the history might show up there as well.
This story is about the Club, Rides and Events, not about matters of a personal nature.
I see this as a great opportunity to promote our VRCC and your (Chapters’) part in it. Because there is much more to be told.
The mighty Valkyrie motorcycle and its Rider deserves it.
If, for any reason you do not want your information to be disclosed in this history however, write me to this adress and I will erase it.

Ride Safe,


Beer van Huet # 7609
VRCC Lowlands Chapter Rep.
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INDEX

Preface

GENERAL

Introduction
Bike Origin
Patent
NHTSA
Coins
– Special Interstate
– VRCC
Brochure
Video Commercials
Numbers and Genealogy
Performance – Project Bonnevalk
Publications
Nickname
High Mileage Valkyries
Around the world by Valkyrie
Valkyrie Clubs and origin
VRCC origin
VRCC characteristics
No of members
Inzane – general
Artwork
– Chapters
– Events
– Other
Tattoos
Vanity license plates
Songs
Members age
RIP

VRCC US CHAPTERS   

Ohio
Virginia
Texas
VERMIN/Washington
Indiana
New England Chapters
New Jersey
New York
Delaware
Michigan
New Mexico
California
Bouvet Island
Alabama
Kansas
Illinois
Iowa
Louisiana
Minnesota
Missouri
Carolina
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Florida
Arizona
Nevada
Arkansas
Utah
Colorado
Wisconsin
Georgia
Kentucky
NothWest
Oregon
Idaho
Alaska

VRCC CANADA CHAPTERS

Ontario
Quebec
British Columbia
Alberta

WORLDWIDE EVENTS

Thor’s Hammer
Valhalla Voyage

US INZANES
I – XIX

VRCC EUROPE CHAPTERS

Italy
Austria
Lowlands
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Spain
Ireland
Denmark
Sweden
Norway
Czech Republic & Moravia
Finland
Slovakia
Poland
Switzerland
Latvia
Russia

EU INZANES
I-XIII

WORLD

Japan
Australia
New Zealand

CALENDARS

APPENDIX with links