ONTARIO ADVrider - International Motorcycle Show

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Ooobah-Moto, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    Damn wide angle lens.........now he'll know who it was:eek1
  2. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I worked the booth Friday, guess you were there Saturday, sorry I missed you.


    Wanna go ride bikes? :deal
  3. moosehead

    moosehead Been here awhile

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    Hey Guys, great display...WOW what a location...good work.:clap

    Lornce, missed you somehow, the photog son home for holidays and wanted to meet you! First outing this year for me and so far everything going great...

    So many there Saturday!

    My hat off to all of you who pulled this off. So busy forgot to get a T-shirt, maybe next year!:D

    RobertO
  4. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    I have not been to many bike shows, and maybe I don't know, but I was expecting a whole lot more focus on the 'pirate cruzers'.
    Don't get me wrong, that's not my thing, but with the way TV ads and film portray the industry, you'd think it was 99% chrome and dangly stuff.
    What I saw at the show was a very broad spectrum of bike types and riders. Sure, some cruisers, but lots of dirt, dual sport, long distance-outfitted stuff, and altogether wierd stuff.
    I loved the older stuff on display - and some of the unusual (anyone else catch that Royal Enfiled diesel?).
    It looks like more and more people are seeing the light and noticing that BIKES ARE MEANT TO BE RIDDEN! Bikes don't want chrome and armourall - they want miles, pure and simple.
    Still funny though, that everyone and their brother wore leather or armoured jackets to a bike show in January in Toronto, when they clearly haven't ridden in months (Doughy excepted I understand - way to go!).
    Anyway, the booth was great. And Arthduro's bike looks even better than the pics. I'll be trying to get the tiger as purty as that by the spring.
    ...so I can scrape it up again.
    Cheers.
  5. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Roberto,

    Got'cha covered on the t-shirt. :thumb

    Shoulda let me know you were going to be there, woulda bin great to hook up.

    All the best in the Gnu Year and we'll see you soon. :thumb :thumb
  6. kruzuki

    kruzuki Gear in the Machine

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    Excellent representin' guys! I could only pop into the booth for a bit because I had my son for the weekend. The best laid plans and all that crap.....
    I was impressed. I was just cool seeing a bunch of 'real' bikes together. I hope a lot of chrome+leather+polish-the-ride-for-a-coffee-type riders have had their eyes opened to a whole new world!!
  7. shaker962

    shaker962 Adventurer

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    I dropped by the booth and chatted with drcool ,,,
    then i went over to the other hall and snapped this pic
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    after that i can't remember too much
  8. moosehead

    moosehead Been here awhile

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    Lornce, yeah, sorry we didn't hook up but we made last minute decision to attend...Don got some pix of the display so when I get them I'll send them or post them. He wants the PD...ha ha ha...:rofl

    Gary wasn't able to make it as his mother was over visiting from South Africa...hey maybe next year!:D

    roberto
  9. Trevi

    Trevi n00b

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    I stopped by your booth...thanks for all the information and the advice on gear. Hopefully we'll meet up some day.

    cheers, Trevi
  10. YruiY

    YruiY Been here awhile

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    Rode the DL 1000 home without any incident:ricky (freezing rain, what freezing rain)

    Want to thank everyone who made the show a huge success:clap (you know who you are)

    Cheers,

    Rui
  11. PXX

    PXX Adventurer

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    Excellent Job Guys:clap

    You know your having an impact when the Suzuki sales guy is sending potential V-strom buyers over to your booth. Heard the phrase " they know all about these bikes and what you can and can't do with them"

    I cruised through the display a couple of times but didn't catch up to anyone. Always spreading the word of adventure riding I guess. Plus it is hard to linger when I have my Dad with me. I swear sometimes that man has attention deficit. Better luck in the spring.

    BTW Rui How are you liking those foot pegs on your strom? I picked up the same ones but haven't put them on yet.
  12. dakarchef

    dakarchef Been here awhile

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    Great show everyone. Nice meeting everyone. Hope all arrived home safely.... lots of freezing rain north of the city.

    Cheers
    Chef
  13. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    Now that is what I call a good time...
    even when I'm under the weather a bit.

    Seriously big big thanks goes out to all the inmates that
    rolled up their sleeves and made this happen.

    I am really happy to have meet the folks I haven't before. We really
    do have an amazing bunch of folks here, or at least they can hold that
    persona for a few days heeh.

    I for one have gained an insane amount of invaluable
    information that you just can't buy and that make me feel
    special and thanks to all of you for making that possible.

    All the folks that came by for support and laughs a thumbs up to you
    for making it more fun for us hehe

    a few special thanks:

    To Uber getting us the primo booth and not being there.

    To Adiablolex and Marv for hauling my ass there and back and all the laughs and so on.

    To doughy for hooking up the hydro, laptop and jokes hehe.

    To Lornce for letting us use his bike as storage, jungle gym and message board. We missed you on Sunday man.

    To KTMER for hauling up all that stuff we couldn't do without and letting me drool on his bike for soo long.

    To Jodawg for being a turbo support man and a smiling face throughout.

    To DakarChef for making down and being a trooper.

    To Drift10 for amazing advice and encouragment.

    To Drcool for being Drcool. We all know how cool that is!

    To YRuiY for being our personal Contnetal, Givi and Suzuki rep, seriously
    dude they ought to pay you for that. Big props on making back safely and quickly.

    To mr.C for being the KLR force at the booth and a huge help on sunday.

    To Hans for having such cool suspension and salt - the salt was key!

    To waterlilly for putting up with our harassment for so long at the booth.

    To NoExit for the support and laughs.

    To Oddbawl for the support and the future plans!

    To Robbio for coming down and supporting...I can't belive I missed you
    man. We will meet some other time.

    To L.Hacking for all the amazing information, support and the coolest bike and display pieces.

    To Harry for the Baja bike and map and all the interesting informaition.

    To BikerBetty for fashion commentary and laughs.

    To Janice for the support and laughs.

    To jrcools, jroddbawl and drift5 for being such cool kiddos, no wonder since thier folks are turbo cool too. Genes go a long way keep it going kiddos! Arron translate that into little guy talk please hehe

    And finally to the beaver suit boy...man I hope you are there next year in the same suit!

    I know I probably missed a bunch of people but soon gadget will kick me for writing novels as posts so I will keep it at this huge thanks to everyone.

    Oh and I still have shirts for Dru, Gadget and Rhombic get intouch with me about getting those guys. For the rest of you folks or ones I might have missed please be patient I will try and make another run soon if there is interest.

    and last but not least a big ADVsalute:ken to the ScorpionRep for not brining my pants...:asshat


    now off to watch the dakar coverage and some well earned rest.
    I is out.:bubba
  14. Mr. C

    Mr. C I need more bike time!!

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    Are you the one with the KLR asking where to find gear? If so, it was nice meeting you. The people on this forum are great and will help you whenever possible.

    Now that you are here, you can never leave! :wink:
  15. KTMER

    KTMER On roads less travelled

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    Bikes are home safe and sound. Thanks to all at the end who helped load up my truck and trailer.

    Everyone did a great job of helping out as ArthDuro wrote. I'm sure we'll do this again. Hopefully we'll get some feedback from the show organizers too.

    Eric
  16. Mr. C

    Mr. C I need more bike time!!

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    I would also like to thank everyone who helped to make the booth a reality and to all who dropped by. I think we made quite a splash at the show.

    I also want to thank everyone for making a new guy feel very welcome! :thumb

    Next year, I think we should all wear the same pants and walk around the show as a gang. Long live the Rough Riders!!!! :lol3 (I hope they don't read this, since most of them were much bigger than me!!)
  17. doughy

    doughy Less excitable then I used to be

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    blah blah blah....:huh



















    :lol3
  18. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    wow that was a kick ass show.
    didn't get to walk the chrome section though....:dood

    Talking to Lawrence Hacking was a true inspiration,
    shooting the breeze with 10,000 people was unbelievable,
    seeing their faces after realizing that you don't have to belong to a club to ride your bike was priceless.:thumb

    Ride on
  19. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    the show was this past weekend?


    .... I thought it was this coming Sat. Sun.

















    :D ya ya ya.....


    Looks like you boys really pulled it off.

    I had a look through Fin pic's - looks like the booth was great, lot's of room to walk around the bikes, cool O.A.R.-nament's all over the place (great job Dragan!). I hope the pictures kept people entertained - I threw in some spoof shots :augie ....


    Big thanks for taking over the reigns: Doughy, Lornce, Arth, Alex, Meesta Fwank, Mr. C, KTMer, DNF, + everyone else who helped...
  20. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    We're not a club...

    We're a gang!

    Yo.


    :lol3