Anyone go to Overland Expo east last year?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by canoeguy, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. canoeguy

    canoeguy Long timer

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    Its only a few hours from me. They have motorcycle classes I was thinking about. But watching videos it kind of looks like a bunch of folks sitting around doing nothing...and not even drinking;)
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  2. KTee

    KTee Been here awhile

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    Nothing further from the truth.
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  3. canoeguy

    canoeguy Long timer

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    So you went? What was your experience? I have only watched videos and the reviewers said there was very little bike stuff. Did you take any riding classes?
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  4. AwDang

    AwDang Been here awhile

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    I’d be interested in this also. To me it seems like I’d be paying to go to the mall to see whats new in the stores. Since I don’t have any interest in the seminars. So sell me the value of paying the entry fee.
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  5. Ginger Beard

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    I thoroughly enjoyed Ox East. If the bike classes are still put on by Rawhyde then you'll enjoy them. The year I went they did a few group rides as well. You can check out the RR I did if you want to read about my experience there.

    Skip to page 9 for my arrival at OX.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/a-ginger-on-a-scramster-goes-for-a-ride.1009254/
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  6. 240ADV

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    I went and did some of the classes. I enjoyed it. Got to experience deep sand and other challenging thing I don’t see on a normal ride.
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  7. CoatsEast

    CoatsEast 1999 R1100GS, 2007 G650X

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    This year's expo is in early November. There looks to be a ton of cool stories, gear and classes. I could find a lot to like, and its in the NC mountains and should be great riding.

    Overland Expo EAST
    https://www.overlandexpo.com/east/
    REEB Ranch south of Asheville, North Carolina, USA
    November 9–11, 2018
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  8. canoeguy

    canoeguy Long timer

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    I wish they would post up this years info. I would like to see what classes they are going to offer for bikes.
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  9. Be Gone For Good

    Be Gone For Good Been here awhile

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    The tickets are on sale now. I have mine and will be attending as a first timer.
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  10. canoeguy

    canoeguy Long timer

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    I know. I have been struggling deciding whether to go or not. I wish they would post the class schedules offerings.

    Right now I am going to a rally in September and then Barber in October. But I wouldn't mind doing something educational in November. Plus I dig trip reports and stories so I would really enjoy the presentations I think.
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  11. Be Gone For Good

    Be Gone For Good Been here awhile

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    I was kind of in the same boat for awhile when I saw the prices at $350 but then I thought...it isn't too expensive to get a chance to hang out with a bunch of like-minded folks. Even if the classes suck and I don't learn anything from the seminar, it seems like supporting one of the few local collections while exchanging ideas and time with peers is worth it for me. Of course, I also just had my second son so getting out of the house to enjoy the open air is really more than enough to get me to pay the fees. :-)

    I created a new thread so we can all collect info and such before this years event. Check it out here.
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