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Old 11-29-2012, 08:23 PM   #16
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Thanks, but my work Christmas party is that night.... now I'm not sure I'm going, because the company Christmas party is always a blast.



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Old 11-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #17
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The show is actually 3 days, Fri, Sat, and Sun. Fri 3-8, Sat 9:30am-8pm, and Sun 10-5. It's at the convention center virtually right on I-5. FYI
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #18
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I can barely work up the interest to visit the show from my house in Monroe - about an hour away. The Seattle show has been getting progressively lamer and lamer. Last year BMW wasn't even represented, and KTM had nothing to speak of there. The local Beemer dealership had a few bikes, and Touratech had a fairly nice display, but other than that, just run of the mill KLRs, VStroms, etc. I'm not even sure that Ural or Enfield made it.

Personally, from Salem, I wouldn't waste the gas, time, or risk of hypothermia.

The Euro bike show in January or February, up in Everett, was tons better, cost less, and far better represented with ADV bikes - Guzzi, Triumph, BMW, Husky, etc. were all there in force on a first-year show. I'm hoping it will be even better this year.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #19
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agree

I kinda agree with DeFens,,, I built it up over a couple months prior to last years show... Got discount tickets, took my wife and 14 yr old stepson...

I hate to admit, I was pretty disappointed,,, I will try the show in Everett he spoke of.... thanks for the heads up..
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:34 AM   #20
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The Euro bike show in January or February, up in Everett, was tons better, cost less, and far better represented with ADV bikes - Guzzi, Triumph, BMW, Husky, etc. were all there in force on a first-year show. I'm hoping it will be even better this year.
Hmmm... What show is this. Tried googling but showing a lot of random results. I would be interested in going.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:31 AM   #21
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Hmmm... What show is this. Tried googling but showing a lot of random results. I would be interested in going.
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Also, moving the show to the Convention Center was a bad move IMHO. It feels disjointed now.

For those of you looking for a motel/hotel check out this place: Georgetown Inn I don't have firsthand experience but it always looks busy and always appears to be neat and tidy. Plus it is right around the corner from this: Smarty Pants
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:15 AM   #22
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I would also like info about the Euro show in Everett!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #23
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I think he's talking about the show in Lynnwood.

http://www.cyclefish.com/event/15214/
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:41 AM   #24
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I think he's talking about the show in Lynnwood.

http://www.cyclefish.com/event/15214/
Yep - that's the one.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:44 AM   #25
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sweet I will check it out!!

Thanks!
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #26
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:20 AM   #27
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If you're looking for the best value in a Pacific Northwest regional show, this is the ticket: Vancouver Motorcycle Show - January 17-20, 2013.

Now don't get me wrong, I want the Seattle show to be awesome and have paid good money supporting it. Unfortunately, the value has been wrung out of that show in recent years.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #28
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Also, moving the show to the Convention Center was a bad move IMHO. It feels disjointed now.

That is where this show started. I have gone to this show off and on for nearly 20 years. It takes 6 hours to get there from here unless you take the train. The train takes forever. I have seen major changes over the years including growing out of room, Moving to the bigger facility, the effects of a crappy economy and many more. As with most things in life it is all a matter of perspective. Depending on your perspective you may be seriously disappointed with the show. If you have any doubt go ahead and stay home, that way your ass won't be in my way. We make a weekend out of it and have always had a memorable time. It's a "Motorcycle Event" how bad can that be? There used to be a Jazzersize class under the Convention Center. One year while waiting in line for the doors to open we were standing in line outside the class windows. A bunch of us decided to get in formation and join the class from our side of the glass. It was funny as hell even after the instructor came outside and chewed our asses. Indoor Go Cart Racing is also something that has been a blast in past years. We will hit the Ice Racing this time around and seek out some great food and beers while we are there. What a horrible way to have to spend a weekend. Go to the show or don't...whatever.....whining about it doesn't support the industry.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:14 PM   #29
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That is where this show started. I have gone to this show off and on for nearly 20 years. It takes 6 hours to get there from here unless you take the train. The train takes forever. I have seen major changes over the years including growing out of room, Moving to the bigger facility, the effects of a crappy economy and many more. As with most things in life it is all a matter of perspective. Depending on your perspective you may be seriously disappointed with the show. If you have any doubt go ahead and stay home, that way your ass won't be in my way. We make a weekend out of it and have always had a memorable time. It's a "Motorcycle Event" how bad can that be? There used to be a Jazzersize class under the Convention Center. One year while waiting in line for the doors to open we were standing in line outside the class windows. A bunch of us decided to get in formation and join the class from our side of the glass. It was funny as hell even after the instructor came outside and chewed our asses. Indoor Go Cart Racing is also something that has been a blast in past years. We will hit the Ice Racing this time around and seek out some great food and beers while we are there. What a horrible way to have to spend a weekend. Go to the show or don't...whatever.....whining about it doesn't support the industry.

Not whining, just stating my opinion, humbly. First world problem! I wouldn't miss it and wait for it every year. I would loved to have been in on the Jazzercise. And if you are looking for someplace for good beer, food, and a place that supports motorcyclist, check out Smarty Pants in Georgetown. See ya at the show.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:45 PM   #30
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Never been to this one. Worth the drive from Portland? Where is show located?
yes it is worth the drive. great show and over all fun event. I plan on driving up from Portland on Sunday.
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