I'll be there ALL
day Saturday, as well. I suppose we should pick a time to meet at the BMW exhibit, right next to the new K1200LT. What works for you? I'll post in the MidWest forum as well. Perhaps several of us from bmwlt.com can meet at the same time. Maybe get a group photo.
I've been there the past 3 years in a row, and I really
enjoy it. Just being able to see just about every 2006 motorcycle offered under one roof is cool. I'll be drooling all over the new Kaw ZX-14! Then there are all the gadget, doodad, apparel, and DVD vendors wanting your every last dollar. It's big fun! And then there are the riding exhibits (trials bikes, and the 4 wackos that go into the spherical cage and ride simultaneously). Always a good show!
Oh! And not to leave out the over-priced food and beverages.
I'll be with my riding buddy, Nancy. She is going with a specific mission in mind this year. 2006 marks her year to replace her now 2-year-old Ninja 250. She'll be eying up the Ducati St3s, the new Kaw 650R, the Honda VFR800, and a few Beemers. So that will be fun helping her with her buying decision. And, teaching her things about bikes that most women don't give 2 hoots about.
Finally, I'll be bargaining with any reps there that are offering track days. I know that FastTrax will be there from Nelson Ledges. I'm hoping another track (or 2) will show so I can shop and compare. I definitely want to get another track day in this year. Especially since Road Atlanta fell through during CCR.