Atlanta International Motorcycle Show!?

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  1. archeranger

    archeranger honest optimist

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    A buddy and I are going to finally make one of these shows. We'll be at the Atlanta show Nov. 16 and staying the night.
    1. Anybody been to one of these? Are they worthwhile? Two hours of fun? Four? A whole day?
    2. Should we stay near the convention center or downtown? If we book soon it's about $130 at "moderate" hotels in either area.
    3. Where do the ADV crowd party? :freaky
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  2. BC61

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    The show is ok, plan on half a day if you really like looking at stuff or less if you want to just breeze through.
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  3. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Been here awhile

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    I've been thinking about going. Was at a show a few years ago. It's a good opportunity to see a lot of different brand gear ( as well as bikes ) all in the same location. Makes it easy to compare products, Sometimes pick up a good deal on something.
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  4. archeranger

    archeranger honest optimist

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    Gripes: NO KTM! No Ducati fashion show.
    Grins: All the other bikes. Twisted Throttle ADV seminar (a.k.a. sales pitch...)

    As the show goes to 2000 at night we may find some N. Georgia dirt to play in on the way down. Probably visit WOW Motorcycles... do something before we start drinking beer...

    Do I guess this isn't a big ADV event.
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  5. archeranger

    archeranger honest optimist

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    So are there any other ADVr's out there attending the show?
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  6. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    In the mountains.
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  7. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    I will probably go to this.
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  8. Wlfman

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    I went to one. Total waste of time and money. Such a let down from all the hype it gets online...
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  9. archeranger

    archeranger honest optimist

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    So I attended the show with my best friend, having spend three days stomping around WNC on our Vstroms. I have to say it was $12 well spent. I saw the '14 models, smoking hot spokesmodels, smoking hot female riders and spouses, a cool stunt rider demo, live music, got lots of SWAG, and had a good time. Well done Progressive, for sponsoring an event that connects with one of your core customer segments. Well done.
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  10. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    I didn't make it. :cry

    You wouldn't happen to have pics of the models? :ear
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  11. archeranger

    archeranger honest optimist

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    Now where did I put those? :D
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  12. Steve W.

    Steve W. Boxer Pilot

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    Went to Charlotte last year. I was very disappointed with the content. Only thing I remember was the new aircooled Honda 4. Geared more for the pirate crowd. (yuck) YMMV
    Cheers
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