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Old 01-03-2013, 11:12 AM   #16
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Heading down friday night after work, hope to make the breakfast to meet up with everyone again. Got to love Monday meetings in the city means the trip will be a "business" one and I get to spend the weekend at the show. Now what do I need as an early birthday present to myself...
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:36 AM   #17
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:15 PM   #18
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Probably not this year I picked up the new Strom in July so would have some explaining to do if I came home with something this trip. But I have found at times that it is easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:58 PM   #19
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You know the hardest person I have to get permission from is myself.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:24 AM   #20
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I would have liked to meet everyone this am for breakfast but I am working till 9:30 ( call out for work ), so hopefully there will be a next time so I can pepper you with some questions about a few bikes I am looking at. At least I will be done at 10am
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:36 AM   #21
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You're welcome to join us any time you have a free space in your schedule. Are you still planning on attending the show?
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:15 AM   #22
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You're welcome to join us any time you have a free space in your schedule. Are you still planning on attending the show?
I replied to your PM w/ my cell #. I have about 40 more min at work and plan to be there for 1030am.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:52 PM   #23
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Went on Friday night, main reason was to have the boy sling his leg over some trail bikes to get an idea on sizing as there is not a local dealer that has a CRF 100, 150 and 230 all on the floor to look at (or the equivalent in Yellow, Green or Blue). Jerry from Wetaskiwin (Central Sled and Cycle) was his usual helpful self so the boy will likely end up on a TTR 230.

Also wanted to look at the BMW HP4, one of the local dealer reps tried to give me a card and looked a bit miffed when I told him I would drive to Vancouver before giving "Rick the Prick" any more of my money.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #24
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I was there on Saturday morning.
Wandered around gawking at new stuff. The Honda cb1100 was a let down. Sure,it looks cool but man is it small!
I'm no rob1313 but could have been sized for adults instead of 14 year olds.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:57 PM   #25
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Lol. Nice one!
I didn't even see that bike, I've decided that there are no new bikes is my future for awhile
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:04 PM   #26
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They made a big deal about the new 500 but the cb was stuck off at the back of the booth.
The only booth more crowded was Hardley.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #27
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hey you lucky sob's who's gonna start posting pix from this bike show, some of us dont have the luxury of bike shows like this in our little towns, more pix the better for me. if you dont mind i'd like to see that cb 1100 and the new husky tr650's.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:56 PM   #28
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The CB1100 is a nice looking bike in piieces, but the pieces as a whole don't mesh right. kinda reminds me of the blind guys and the elephant joke, guy on the trunk says an elephant is a snake, guy of the leg says it is like a tree etc.
The slab sided tank is ok but doesn't merge into the curvy side panels, fake comstar wheels etc. nice looking bike but as a whole it doesn't draw me like a nice scrambler or guzzi.
On another front, the girls at ducati looked like they had a higher percentage of plastic than the bikes.
I went friday and just like last year the showgirls were clustered at the front door and that's where they stayed. Really don't know why the organizers even bother, walk-in, hand ticket to old man, have other old man stamp your hand and your in, hardly even enough time for a decent ogle.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:16 PM   #29
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... hardly even enough time for an indecent ogle.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:33 PM   #30
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hey, I was there during school hours so she was definitely old enough. The only thing indecent was her total disregard for public safety in that she didn't even offer to wipe the drool off my chin. I could've slipped and hurt myself.

I forgot to mention that the Honda PR rag (ride guide) has a really nice article about Rudi Zackso Sr. Owner of Scona cycle. He usually works the show in the honda booth sometime during the show. A real character, I had a really good chat with him last year. I was looking at the Veradaro and mentioned that I would love to see the Africa twin come here.
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