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    Default No talk of NAHBS 2016?

    Don't mean to be a troublemaker. I've attended a couple NAHBS's in the past including last year's even in Louisville. I was not thrilled or let-down lasat year-it was pretty much as I expected given the midwest location. I'm intrigued by the upcoming event due to it being in Sacramento which means more of the West Coast based builders (i.e. Portland and environs) are likely to attend. As a Rob English fan, Rob's decision to re-join the list of exhibitors is intriguing. So...why no talk? Have the politics reached the point where it is no longer worth the headache?

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    Why even mention politcs? It's a bike show. There are a bunch of bike shows and they all have some history. Let's focus on the positive aspects of promoting our passion(s) yo.
    Speaking as someone who is in the biz, I'm too small to afford multiple shows each year (me me me me) and I LOVE meeting builders and others in the trade. The Philly Bike Expo was all that and a bag of chips. Full of warm people, amazing talent and massive crowds.
    If you are attending NAHBS have a blast.

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    My guess is the reason for lack of NAHBS talk is that it's 3 months away and there isn't much to talk about yet. My prediction, there will be some beautiful bikes on display. If I can swing a trip, I'll definitely go. Sacramento sounds like a great location and I try to never miss a chance to go out there to ride with all the VSalon knuckleheads (I think they'll take that as the compliment it is intended as).
     

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    I would like to go because I love these events and I would love to spend some time riding out west. As it happens, I plan to be in Seattle the weekend prior to the show in Sacramento. I'm not sure if it will work out to do both. The Seattle event has priority.

    Make no mistake, I'd love to attend if I can.

    There's just not much chatter here because it's still three months out.

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    Josh;
    Really surprised at your response since I met you at NAHBS Louisville last year where you were peddling (pun) your lube which I happily bought two bottles of. Damned good lube by the way. I enjoyed talking to you too.
    Why even mention "politics"? Really?
    Ok, forget I mentioned the "P" word.
    Why is there no "Who's going to NAHBS 2016?" thread?
    It seems evident from your post that you are one of the many that would rather emphasize other events, which reminds me of a local race organizer in my neck of the woods who alienated so many of the local racers that his name and his races became unmentionable and instead those who were "cool" only talked about the races being put on by small local clubs.
    Has the Philly Expo surpassed or even matched NAHBS for both the number of and stature of exhibitors? If so, that is news to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSonicSmith View Post
    Has the Philly Expo surpassed or even matched NAHBS for both the number of and stature of exhibitors? If so, that is news to me.
    Pretty close to it.

    And:

    I think I heard the Philly show surpassed NAHBS 2015 in terms of attendance by the general public, but Sacramento may be a bigger draw?

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    I think you're misreading Josh's post. Seems he wants all of the shows to succeed and the trip out west is cost prohibitive relative to Philly...nothing more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSonicSmith View Post
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    Why is there no "Who's going to NAHBS 2016?" thread?
    Why don't you open one ?
     

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    Default Re: No talk of NAHBS 2016?

    What Jason said.

    LOL my travel budget is burned!!! Buy NFS, send a Tall man to camp.

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    Default Who's going to NAHBS!?

    I'll start one.

    Couldn't be more excited to go to my very first show! I've got some cool bikes lined up to show off.
    I'm also planning on making a little riding trip out of it to explore some of California on a bicycle! Or at least Santa Cruz and some other spots.

    I'll be in booth 332, how 'bout you?
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    Default Re: No talk of NAHBS 2016?

    Perhaps Josh could merge these posts into the new "Who's Going" thread and delete my title? Would be fine by me.
     

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    --- "politics.."
    enough of that shit all around us.., not here my friends..
    that shit got my ass shot up decades back..
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    Uh, I figure some of you folks are flying into SFO, renting a car and driving to Sacarmento. We should have a Marin ride before or after the show. I'll be happy to put together are route, and be a pretty crappy grease man . TT - I'll grill you a steak (and a good one) if you can make it work.

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    I'll be there!
     

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    Default Who's gonna go to NABHS 2016????

    I am. Lets get drunk there and take an uber back....

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    Default Re: No talk of NAHBS 2016?

    You rule however I'm not going to be there.
    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    Uh, I figure some of you folks are flying into SFO, renting a car and driving to Sacarmento. We should have a Marin ride before or after the show. I'll be happy to put together are route, and be a pretty crappy grease man . TT - I'll grill you a steak (and a good one) if you can make it work.

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    I'll be driving down. Uber - that's for people who don't ride bikes or something, isn' it?
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    I'll be there. and I will enjoy it immensely.

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    I'll be showing as a newb. I am looking forward to some west coast flavor as well as meeting some of you fine folks.
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