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    ian408
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    San Mateo Motorcycle Show -- Who's going?

    IMS is coming to San Mateo December 19-21.

    Who's planning on going?

    I have to say, looking at the exhibitor lists, there's not much that's new or exciting. This might be the first year in a long time I don't attend.

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    It's more like a trade show

    If the Seattle show was anything to go by, stay home or spend your $13 on a movie or something. BMW was a no-show but Chinese scooters were there, should you be inclined.

    I did find things to spend money on, which isn't usually the case. The Progressive Insurance babes saved the day.

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    I'm going, but I don't yet know when. Maybe Friday evening, because we have a guest here over the weekend.
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    I'll be there.

    So BMW is not going to be there. What else are you going to do during that weekend, sit on the couch?

    Go check out some gear, sit on a Moto Guzzi or two, drool over the new Ducatis, look at the antique and custom bikes, hang out with some old friends.

    More than once I have torn up my MOA membership and walked away, because of the myopic view many, many BMW riders share. You know there are many other fantastic & interesting motorcycles out there in addition to BMW.

    BMW is only doing select shows, get over it.

    I love motorcycles. The Cycle World IMS show is the biggest motorcycle event in the country that weekend. If you love motorcycles where else would you rather be? Oh Yeah, I hear your wife calling she wants you to go to Costco that afternoon to help decide what cheese logs to buy for the holiday.

    I enjoy motorcycling, I also enjoy the BMW brand, but I could really do without the bull$hit, beemer geek, snobbery.

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    Cannonball Rider #52 darrylri's Avatar
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    Actually, I rarely look at any of the manufacturers' wares with any enthusiasm, so this won't be that much different. And the generic "bike show" that Cycle World puts up in San Mateo simply can't hold a candle to what the VME does in Seattle. But I like to wander among the smaller vendors and see what's new, or what catches my eye. The show never occupies more than a couple hours of my time, this shouldn't be any different.
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    ian408
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCQTT View Post
    I enjoy motorcycling, I also enjoy the BMW brand, but I could really do without the bull$hit, beemer geek, snobbery.
    I don't think anyone suggested anything of the kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCQTT View Post
    I enjoy motorcycling, I also enjoy the BMW brand, but I could really do without the bull$hit, beemer geek, snobbery.
    Dave Swider
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    Some bikes. Some with motors, some without.

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    some things are just best if they are ignored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylRi View Post
    I'm going, but I don't yet know when. Maybe Friday evening, because we have a guest here over the weekend.
    So I guess I'll not see you at Joe's and breakfast, Saturday? Too bad. I'm still thinking I'll go to the show after the group breakfast.

    // marc

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    So I guess I'll not see you at Joe's and breakfast, Saturday? Too bad. I'm still thinking I'll go to the show after the group breakfast.

    // marc
    Did you say Food

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    Cannonball Rider #52 darrylri's Avatar
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    Marco, it now appears that your plan will work for me, although I've got to be home by about 3:00ish.

    Ian, you're welcome to join us at the unofficial vintage group breakfast. Show up at Groeger Special Tooling, 2600 Bay, Redwood City, at about 10am or so.
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