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The annual Las Vegas BikeFest will be help 9/12-9/15. Several thousand fans are expected. I know we have several members in Vegas and I suspect several members from CA and AZ will drop over for the event. How about an "eyeball" and I'll buy FOR THE FIRST HOUR! ;)

Las Vegas BikeFest "EYEBALL"
Saturday, September 14th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
7-7-7 Microbrewery @ Main Street Station Casino
(host hotel, on Main Street, Downtown Las Vegas, near all activities)
Las Vegas, NV

Triple 7s is a good microbrewery. Good beverages. Good Food. And easy to find.

Look forward to seeing you there.
 

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Might make it, will be there with my friend "popo" which you met in Laughlin, but we have meetings planned with some guys from my board, and my girls might drive up from CA to spend some time together. We have to wait and see how the cookie crumbles.
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Going to talk to my Brother today and see if he wants to go, still waiting on parts for the Pan so I might have to take the FXLR. Promise not to take advantage of your offer to buy for the first hour. Hope to see everyone there
 

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How about an "eyeball" and I'll buy FOR THE FIRST HOUR! ;)
What was that line Rodney Dangerfield said in 'Back to School':
"Hey, honey, bring us a pitcher of beer every 15 minutes until someone passes out and then bring 'em every 30 minutes after that." :D
 

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Las Vegas BikeFest "Eyeball"

Just a reminder, the "Eyeball" at the Las Vegas BikeFest is just over 2 weeks away.

For those of you who plan to attend the Las Vegas BikeFest, let's do an "Eyeball" at Triple 7s' MicroBrewery, Main Street Station Casino (Main Street, just off of the Freemont Street Experience, Downtown, LV)

Starting 4 p.m., Saturday, September 14th. I'll be buying for the 1st hour! And maybe a bit longer if I have too much to drink. ;)

The bar is moderate size. We should be pretty easy to locate. Worst case, ask a waitress for pasadenajim and the harleydavidsonforum group.

THIS COULD BE YOUR GOOD EXCUSE TO COME TO VEGAS FOR THE WEEKEND! For those quite a distance away, there are a lot of cheap flights to Vegas and the rooms are pretty inexpensive in September. Tell your significant other that you're having a social event with Internet friends from the H/D Forum and you plan to go to The Art of the Motorcycle show at the Guggenheim. Hope to see ya' there.
 

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Las Vegas BikeFest Eyeball-9/14

Las Vegas BikeFest is now just over a week away. Should be FUN!:D

Reminder: I'm buying beer for the first hour at an "eyeball" at the Triple 7s MicroBrewery, Main Street Station (host casino, Downtown), Las Vegas, starting at 4 p.m., Saturday, September 14th.

The bar is small enough that you'll be able to hook up with us if ya' look around.
 

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Party!!!!

The Las Vegas BikeFest starts Thursday, September 12th. Runs through Sunday, the 15th. Some riders will begin the trip as early as tomorrow. It should be an enjoyable event!!!!

Reminder: "eyeball", 4 p.m., Saturday, September 14th, Triple 7s' Microbrewery, Main Street Station, Downtown on Main Street, Las Vegas.
I'm buying the beer for the first hour or so. Hopefully, we can get someone drunk enough to buy after that!!!! LOL ;)

For those of ya' in Vegas for this event, this will be a chance to see some of your fellow H/D Forum members "in real life"--IRL. Triple 7s' is a small place. You should be able to find us that time of the afternoon. And my ugly mug has been posted in a few threads. Hope to see ya' there.
 

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Yes, it was a PARTY!!!

IMHO, the Las Vegas BikeFest has already become one of the "must attend" events. Is is truly an exclusive "biker" event? No, but it is an event where bikers can attend and have a GREAT time.

YOU should already be planning to attend next year. We are!!!1

The host hotel was Main Street Station, literally across the street from the vendors area. However, ALL the hotels in the Downtown area was very easily walkable.

On the cost, for $35 you got a t-shirt, admission to the Guggenheim museum for The Art of the Motorcycle Show, a very nice ride pin, two beers and a few discounts. The cost was a "wash". I'd purchased everything if I hadn't had it included in the ticket price. Can you go without buying a "ticket"? Yes. The vendor area is free as were all the concerts; however, don't you buy a t-shirt when you go to an event? A ride pin? Bla Bla. Pay the bucks and sign-up for next year's event.
 

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Security was Tight

Security was Tight for the event.

The only thing that made me nervous was the "snap" of that rubber glove. ;)

Ok, Ok. They didn't use rubber gloves but everyone was patted down and taken through metal detectors.
 

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Lots of Interesting Vendors

The vendors at this event was pretty classy. No "official" H/D stuff but lots of very high quality vendors. I was impressed.


There were several specialty bike displays. These bikes were a bit out of my price range!!!!

I've looked at the pic and I can't read the price. FYI, it was $48K, with a $10K "show" discount.
 

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World's Strongest Biker

There was a contest for the World's Strongest Biker. It involved carrying engines for speed.

I don't think so!!!! But some of the young bucks actually did it.
 

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More Interesting Vendors & Activities

The concerts were GREAT! We were within 10 feet of the stage for BTO. We were late getting to Joan Jett and were a ways back. The music in the vendor area (there were two tents) was very biker oriented and worth listening to.

The displays were informative. The vendors sold good stuff and the set-up was well arranged.

I thought the pic below was of an entertaining vendor display. It is not indicative of the vendors overall. But the vendor's name made me smile. Lisa just snickered.
 

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BikeFest Eyeball

IMHO, one of the coolest things that can happen is to meet people you've talked with over the Internet.

The Las Vegas "Eyeball" was Fun! We met at Triple 7s' Microbrewerey, starting at 4 p.m., Saturday, 9/14. We got some tables near the front door and told some lies, drank some brews and just had a good time. Members like Greg, Dave, Mike, Frank and others (their screen names are being withheld to protect the guilty) were present.

Some good people dropped in for beer, or soft drinks, or snacks. Greg road in from LA for the day, just to catch us for a beer. That's a 600 mile days so he could meet some fellow H/D Forum members. Impressive.
The "eyeball" went so well that several of the LA members are already planning to meet prior to the Love Ride in November.

For those who made it by, thanks for coming. For those of you who weren't able to make it, try one of these things in the future. You'll like who you meet!!!!:D

I've attached a pic of some of our tables at the "eyeball". I was smoking a cigar and I exhaled just as I took the pic. The bar was not as smokey as the pic.
 

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Jim is right on. I really enjoyed meeting some of the members and agree that it is certainly an event I will make next year. Weather was fine, albeit a bit hot. Ride to/from LA was perfect. The king is every bit as good on the road as my Beamer ever was(is). Even got a couple a parts I really needed (you know, chrome fork lock cover, doo rag, important ****) for about half what I would have blown in LA.

Thanks Jim, for the drinks, food, and most important, great company!!

greg
 

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Guys.. Looks like fun.. We were in Vegas and planned on comin' down to say hello, but pullin' an all nighter on Friday night, put me and the wife in bad shape on Saturday! We finally made it out, but way after 4pm!

Maybe next time? Anyone goin' to Reno? I'll be ridin' in on Saturday morning and staying until Sunday evening.

The Vegas show seemed like a so-so turnout overall.. We were suprised.
The whole town seemed a bit quiet.. We got in town Thursday afternoon, and it was quiet until Saturday night (DeLa Hoya fight brought most of the crowd)..

Maybe Sept. 11th screwed things up again.. People seem to be not travelin' as much right now.. It surely showed in Vegas.

Saw TONS of Vagos though..

Talk to ya! nickp.
 

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The meeting was interesting, even if not that well attended, maybe next time.
Thanks to Jim for the hospitality.

Sort of funny how different people can be in the same town at the same time and see completely different things.
May have something to do with the fact I lived in Vegas for about 5 years and really liked the town at the time.

Thought there were quite a few people there, the Joan Jett concert on friday drew a very large crowd, much more so then BTO on saturday. The strip seemed to be gridlocked both friday and saturday night, and the Belaggio was packed.
I'm not a gambler, but the crap tables smiled on Brad.
 

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The Art of the motorcycle exhibit alone would have been worth the trip, and I won a little side bet. The most interesting motorcycle there was the bike with the radial engine mounted in the front wheel, and after looking at it for a while it became pretty clear how they made it work.
 
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