Overland Expo 17-19 May Flagstaff, AZ

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by feldjäger, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    I'll be dropping down from 40 Wed afternoon. Hoping to have time to stop in, say hello, and have a coffee. (Schnebly sounds fun, but I don't want to get stuck out there alone if something 'silly' happens.)
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  2. incudie

    incudie DVNO

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    Looks like I'll be riding out from California on Wed to come check it out and do the RawHyde training too. Looking forward to the 7 hour desert ride :1drink. See you all there.
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  3. Dpac

    Dpac Adventurer

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    I hope your BMW is tons more comfortable than my Husky, I'm thinking my upcoming 700 mi of Az rocks and asphalt to the Expo and back will be a fair amount, but wow 3K on a 650.... Impressed!
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  4. azwheelin

    azwheelin Adventurer

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    The wife and I are coming up from Phoenix and will be staying at the Monte Vista in Flag. It's a great location to park the bike and walk to some decent restaurants and bars. The next day we're heading to Jerome for the day and will spend the night there as well. Makes for a mini vacation away from the kids. :1drinkWe'll be on the red wee, be sure to say hi. :wave
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  5. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    This time next week I'll be almost there. Not that I'm counting down or anything : )
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  6. TFB43

    TFB43 Adventurer

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    Leaving Tuesday on the F800 from western Ky. Not sure if i am camping or not. But bringing the tent and quarters just in case.
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  7. divrnr

    divrnr ROAD WARRIOR

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    I don't want to camp next to Ma and Pa Kettle and the family camper like last year...

    I live in Phoenix but I'm coming in from Puebla (near Mexico City) after visiting my sis. Just look for a "rode hard and put away wet" Buell Uly with a doofy guy with a yellow ADV sticker on the helmet...:roflI've been pulled over 2 times by the Federales and they think it's some kind of law enforcement badge/sticker... Hey it got me out of paying 2 "mordidas":evil Of couse I still have a long way to go to get to the US and I'm trying to not pay any bribes this time...

    It's going to be tough at the border, some A$$hole stole my license plate! I only have a paper copy I made before the trip. Note to self, next time use the paper copy in MX... Sorry I'm ramblin', not much sleep, I'm in one of those "no tell motels" outside of San Luis Potosi and the people next door have been "doing it" all night... I just want to knock on the door and tell the guy he's my hero!:clap
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  8. slowpoke

    slowpoke Been here awhile

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    I signed up for the training also. Figured it was the only time I could do the course. I'll be on the BMW 800gs
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  9. Averse2work

    Averse2work über n00b

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    There doesn't appear to be a dedicated area for motorcycles, but the organizers say on the website that groups are welcome to stake out large areas. I guess if you got there early enough and found some like-minded people.....

    The campground opens at 1:00 PM on Thursday.
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  10. ashlandmine

    ashlandmine Adventurer

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    I will be heading out of the Phoenix Area on Friday Morning. Camping out and returning on Saturday afternoon. If anyone coming from the PHX area is heading out Friday, let me know.
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  11. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    I am going to be heading north late Saturday and camping the night somewhere, heading to the Expo and home Sunday afternoon. Got to work until 4pm Saturday so can't go earlier.
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  12. lonekazoo

    lonekazoo Adventurer

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    Three of us are riding down from Northern Utah on sport touring bikes to camp for a couple nights and take in the Expo. If someone is staking off an ADV group site, we'd like to hear about it. Always nice to camp with other riders (and people who will help me pick up my Concours when I drop it in the dirt).
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  13. CafeRacer99

    CafeRacer99 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, that would be great if someone stakes off an ADV area. I won't get there until Friday evening, or I would do it.

    If so, let us know in here.
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  14. Dpac

    Dpac Adventurer

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    We'll be arriving sometime Friday before noon from Tucson, camping off of our Huskys mine (TE630) and Gmoney's (TR650 Terra) we 'll look out for Inmates staking the grounds, really looking forward to this event!
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  15. nylon2000

    nylon2000 Wanderer

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    There is a moto camping area. I can't remember where, but it's mentioned in the emails.
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  16. Dpac

    Dpac Adventurer

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    See you Friday Nylon!
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  17. nylon2000

    nylon2000 Wanderer

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    I've made it from NY to Southern Colorado. I'm beat, but should arrive on time. Both I and the bike look a little worse for wear after 3,000 miles these last 10 days
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  18. ashlandmine

    ashlandmine Adventurer

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    I plan to be there pretty early on Friday since I have to depart on Saturday...I will stake out an area. I will be on my 08 KLR. I need one of those balloons they fly for car sales and open houses!
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  19. Dpac

    Dpac Adventurer

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    We're leaving Tucson @ 3:00am Friday should be there before noon, traveling thru Globe, Roosevelt Lake, Payson etc ... 2guys on Huskys will help you staking the joint!
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  20. ashlandmine

    ashlandmine Adventurer

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    sounds good!
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