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Chicago motorcycle show

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by McD, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. McD

    McD Nothing

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  2. AA996

    AA996 Astroglide-physicist

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    Yes, a couple of us will be flying up from NC and will be there Friday and Saturday.
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  3. kfsinc

    kfsinc Chaingolian Observer Supporter

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    I'm in -- just don't know when.

    Might even ride it if things clean-up a little.

    kfs
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  4. trailuser

    trailuser take the backroads

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    I'll probably go on Friday.....
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  5. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    I ride every year
    gotta bring my girl this year so I might have to cage it if its Icy, but if its not icy I am riding w/her
    dont know for sure when yet.

    Chain You going?

    joe
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  6. ezekiel

    ezekiel Lost again

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    oh i'll be there. wouldn't miss it for the world. i always go. every year. oh wait! I'll be in mexico on my motorcycle. sweeeeeet
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  7. staples

    staples Been here awhile

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    I thought ballons didn't care about ice.
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  8. Scalzitti

    Scalzitti Adventure Driven

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    I go first on Friday afternoon. Start with a visit to the best hot dog stand in the country - Gene & Jude's on River Road - then get to the Rosemont NLT then 3:30 to start the line to go in. I get my tix online, so I don't have to stand in the ridiculously long line to buy tickets. I generally stay until either the crowds start to make me edgy or I've seen/done/bought everything that I came to see/do/buy. This year I'm looking to find a sweet deal an an Arai XD. I live in Lake Zurich. Anybody want to head down with me give me a shout.

    I also kind of go on Saturday morning. The NIU MSF program has a breakfast for their instructors and range aids - free food, free parking and free raffle. I usually don't bother going into the show. Way too crowded for me on Saturday.
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  9. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    hey its life like butyl rubber, dont knock it till you try it.
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  10. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    if the roads are dry and the temps better than today I may try to ride up, that gets me home after midnight so this is very tentative. I would be up for Friday, crownds make me nuts so Sat and Sun are out.


    Any Indy types wanna ride to it?

    The gerbings my wife bought me given me here before unknown cold weather courage.

    me actually making it up there is a less than 50/50 proposition though - lots of work to catch up on
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  11. LIP

    LIP Open Mouth and insert LEG

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    I will be heading down on Friday afternoon. Already got my tix. Hopefully will see some of you there. Anyone know the show well enough to pick a meeting spot for those of us that have not been formally introduced. I am looking forward to meeting Motohead... I believe his prose is almost as funny as Mutt's only he missed the timing, which is everything.

    LIP
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  12. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    Hey Lip, did you get me some tix?
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  13. LIP

    LIP Open Mouth and insert LEG

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    Could only get one. Don't want to be greedy ya know. You can get them online according to Larry Scalzitti. I would go that route if I were you. You riding down with us?
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  14. Panic

    Panic Anxiety's little friend

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    I am going to the show. Prolly Friday as the crowds won't be as big. Went Saturday last year and it was really packed. How about meeting at the KTM booth next to the new 950SM :eek1 around 6ish? I'll be :tb
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  15. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    yes
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  16. McD

    McD Nothing

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    McDWife and I will be there. :deal We may have to get a beer or two somewheres.
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  17. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    do they sell beer at this shenanigan ?
    what is traffic gonna be like comming into the city on friday eve? best way to McCormick?


    and where the hell am I gonna park my truck? and how much is that gonna cost.



    not sure how you guys deal with the logistics of city life on a day to day, I may be better off staying home and watchin the river rise from the fogged up window of my doublewide.
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  18. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    I guess everyone is going Friday? I think they got beer, but you could bring the flask anyhow.

    Joe
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  19. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    hiya joe, pui Monday. what ever happened to the klr? and what time Friday are the doors open? anywhere close to get a good back alley cheeseburger?
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  20. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    pui monday, you win man

    diet flippin' ginger ale (I am serious) and working at the home office to get something done by tomorrow am.
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