Overland EXPO2012 May 18th to 20th

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by hartselrider, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. hartselrider

    hartselrider Adventurer

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    I went to this event last year and it rocked !! Near Flagstaff AZ. Lots of travelers, cool authors of adventure travel and a wonderful film festival hosted by Vince Austin and Lois Pryce We are going again this year
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  2. srebello

    srebello Adventurer

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    My second year too. Cant wait. Ill be in 4 wheels though. With my wife and dogs.
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  3. AZ Air Hd

    AZ Air Hd Rider - NOT biker

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    We plan to be there on Friday & Saturday. Will drive our Jeep & tow trlr with either R100 GS/PD &/or DR 350.
    Any other "AirHeads" going to be there?
    It is prime dualSport country...
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  4. goodtimes

    goodtimes local bum

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    I'm not sure if Roseann Hanson (the person responsible for the creation of the Overland Expo) is taking hers up this year or not (she's too busy to ride during the event) . . . but she appreciates fellow air-heads.


    I'll have my 800gs in tow (why try to live off of a bike when I can take the camper & have cold beer???). Not sure what my schedule will be yet (teaching a few classes again) - but I'll be one of the hundreds of people wandering around the Moto-village.

    :freaky
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  5. AZ Air Hd

    AZ Air Hd Rider - NOT biker

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  6. goodtimes

    goodtimes local bum

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    Mine's an F800. It's the yellow Overland Journal project that's been at the last couple events.

    I usually teach some of the riding and motorcycle recovery classes (usually work with Tom Collins - who is working the Camel Trophy area this year - along with a dozen or so other ex-CT drivers) - but Jim Hyde is taking over all the motorcycle stuff this year, so I don't know if I'll be doing any moto stuff or not. Early planning had me helping out there - but in all honesty, he has a superbly qualified staff that teach this stuff week in and week out, so he may just stick with his own crew.

    Other than that, I've got a couple of advanced 4wd classes that I'm working, and I'll be going along on a couple of moto rides to get a bit of film for Roseann & Jonathan, and generally just hanging out.
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  7. AZ Air Hd

    AZ Air Hd Rider - NOT biker

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    Cool, se ya' there!
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  8. idea man

    idea man Plate Spinner

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    Idea clan looks to be there all three days.
    Not quite committed due to kids in school. We probably wont tell them until the morning we leave.
    They have this thing about going to school...
    Meeting Austin Vince should tip the scale.
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  9. goodtimes

    goodtimes local bum

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    Austin's freekin' nutty - but hey, he lives on a barge, makes his own clothes, & rides motorcycles around the world for a living - what's not to like? :lol3

    If he can't tip the scale far enough by himself, add Gaurav Jani, Ted Simon, Chris Scott, & a few others to the scale.
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  10. surlywill

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    Will be there on my KLR. Probably camp Thursday and Friday and ride out on Saturday. Should be fun....
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  11. waterlilly

    waterlilly No Agenda World Tour

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    We will see all you folks there. I am flying into Phoenix on May 16th, my husband will pick me up and we will head out. He leaves this Sunday as he is riding from home. ( Ontario Canada) picking me up at the Airport and then we will find our way out of the city to Flagstaff.
    Cheers
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  12. AZ Air Hd

    AZ Air Hd Rider - NOT biker

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    Lilly; are you doing an exhibit of DualSport stuff for sale from your store?
    Hope to see you there. Ric. in Ariz.
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  13. waterlilly

    waterlilly No Agenda World Tour

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    Nope just going to listen & learn. We will see some of our suppliers down there, ALTRider, Jesse Luggage, KLIM

    And our bike will show their products on it.Les is riding the Triumph 800 Tiger XC. Down.

    For sure we will cross paths.

    Cheers
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  14. BlkWgn

    BlkWgn hope to be a noob

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    This will be my first time heading out, but it will be on 4 wheels
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  15. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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  16. Rexsname

    Rexsname Adventurer

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    I have been to every one so far and will be there again this year.
    In fact.....I'll be performing a wedding this time.
    Should be quite a lot of fun!

    REX
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  17. Adventure Trio

    Adventure Trio Wandering

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    We'll be there all 3 days. Trucking down due to time constraints. Will have tools and trailer if anyone needs help along the way.

    trio (at) adventuretrio.com


    -Terry, Sandy, & Jack
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  18. idea man

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    You guys are all over their website.
    We'll be there Thursday night through Sunday. One day cage run with Idea Wife and the idea boys. I look forward to meeting you.
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  19. kaiserkyhl

    kaiserkyhl Send more money!

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    Hi Guys

    I'll be setting up a small table in the authors tent presenting my tour and rental business in Colombia. Come bye and say hi and get a sticker or some other merchandise and check out my pictures and chat about adventure riding in SA!!

    Cheers
    Mike
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  20. waterlilly

    waterlilly No Agenda World Tour

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    cool stuff look forward to meeting you. I beleive we are already F/B friends:1drink
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