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    Anyone going to the Vancouver bike show this weekend?

    The show runs Friday to Sunday.

    Ina and I are going Saturday afternoon, Feb 14.

    Info on the show here:
    http://www.nsmb.com/community/showrundown.php

    Coupon for two for one entry fee here:
    http://www.nsmb.com/images/community...w04/coupon.jpg

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    "Drop In" mtn bike TV show bus and riders will be there too.

    Story over on Pinkbike:

    http://www.pinkbike.com/modules/news...leview&id=1892

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    Nope. Not this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    The show runs Friday to Sunday.

    Ina and I are going Saturday afternoon, Feb 14.

    Info on the show here:
    http://www.nsmb.com/community/showrundown.php

    Coupon for two for one entry fee here:
    http://www.nsmb.com/images/community...w04/coupon.jpg
    I would like to go, but I can't justify the cost of the ferries, nor can I justify the time away from the gf on Valentines day

    Maybe next year.

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    Make it a romantic get away weekend to the big city?

    We'll have to come ride out in your area some time this year.

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    Yes I'm also going Saturady afternoon. Should be interesting.

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    Now I am, and I'm looking for somebody...

    ...to show me the trails on Saturday if anybody is willing. I'm bringing my ID, and I would describe myself as a semi-fit, skilled XC rider with wussy hucking ambitions (I'd like to do that 4' drop, it just looks so much bigger than a 3' drop!).

    I'll hit the show on Friday for sure, or Saturday if I can't find someone to ride with.

    Thanks for the info.

    Best,

    Michael
    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    The show runs Friday to Sunday.

    Ina and I are going Saturday afternoon, Feb 14.

    Info on the show here:
    http://www.nsmb.com/community/showrundown.php

    Coupon for two for one entry fee here:
    http://www.nsmb.com/images/community...w04/coupon.jpg
    I'll be along... eventually.

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    From what I've heard about the Seattle bike show, you'll be disappointed in the Vancouver show.

    Unfortunately, I can't ride with you on Sat. as I'll be at the show, then going to the hockey game.

    Let us know the next time you are coming up.

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    good enough... I forgot it was Valentine's anyway...

    ...so need to head south Friday night or Saturday AM.

    Next time though, as I'm there once or more a month and still haven't hit any trails.

    Best,

    Michael


    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    From what I've heard about the Seattle bike show, you'll be disappointed in the Vancouver show.

    Unfortunately, I can't ride with you on Sat. as I'll be at the show, then going to the hockey game.

    Let us know the next time you are coming up.
    I'll be along... eventually.

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    Sure, let us know when you are up here.

    The Vancouver bike show is only about 1/4 of the stadium. Half is golf and the other 1/4 is adventure travel.

    I've never been to the Seattle show, but I hear it is a lot bigger than the Vancouver show. If you are in to the FR side of the sport, that is what the bike portion of the show is focused on. I still think it is worth going if you have the time.

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    thanks for the info. and invite...

    I'll take you up on it in March.

    The Seattle show is pretty balanced between road and mountain, with the mountain part not really freeride oriented. It's not the biggest show in the world, but usually has a nice balance of large and small manufacturers, some local companies, and a couple of custom guys. Also, the demo area is really slippery, which makes for some pretty gruesome falls (the fast kind that people don't even know are coming). I helped in a booth across from the demo area, and our demo must have gone down at least seven times. We warned people, but it didn't seem to help. They might not have it next year for liability reasons.

    Bottom line, I probably wouldn't drive down from Vancouver for it unless I was in the market for a roadbike, but it's more than worth the time if you are already here or making it part of a weekend trip.

    Best,

    Michael

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    Sure, let us know when you are up here.

    The Vancouver bike show is only about 1/4 of the stadium. Half is golf and the other 1/4 is adventure travel.

    I've never been to the Seattle show, but I hear it is a lot bigger than the Vancouver show. If you are in to the FR side of the sport, that is what the bike portion of the show is focused on. I still think it is worth going if you have the time.
    I'll be along... eventually.

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