It's the only place that people who have traveled all over the world come together and talk about you guessed it, motorcycle travel.
Although this was only my second year, I had a fantastic time and a great seminar. I was able to help a few women out and let more women know that there are gear options out there for us. There are always options and men's gear should be a last resort (after you've talked to me!).
What HU really is, is an opportunity to gather with a bunch of likeminded motorcycle people and hear amazing, inspiring stories about riding motorcycles everywhere / anywhere they want to go. Alaska, China, Latin America, solo, with families, with significant others, via motorcycle tours. Basically every method possible to accomplish their dreams.
I wish I had enough courage to get up and just travel solo for a month or two in difficult terrain, unfamiliar cultures, camping, breaking down on the side of the road, in extreme weather conditions and more. I really think adventure travel like this is a lot like people who run marathons. They're a part of a very small group of people who've accomplished something incredible.
And that's the best part about HU. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. HU takes place all over the world, including the Eastern US, Western US, Canada the United Kingdom and Latin America and more.
If you're even thinking about taking a trip on two wheels, I highly recommend finding one near you and planning an excursion to a meeting soon.
If you didn't make it, here's a list of all the vendors/speakers you missed: www.horizonsunlimited.com/meetings/California2012.php
November 17, 2012. Once again I'll be back in San Mateo, doing a few gear seminars for everyone to enjoy .
Unfortunately I won't be on the show circuit except for this one show since it's practically in my backyard.
I'll be giving my seminar on the main stage on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2:00pm and 4:30pm. So mark your calendars and come by and say hi. I don't have a booth specifically, but I'll be wandering around, catching up with friends and checking out the show. Message me on twitter or text me at 415-857-GEAR if you want to connect!
If you haven't been to one of my seminars, I go over my shopping tips in detail and give you all the information you need on buying motorcycle gear (for men and women!).
It's also going to be my birthday weekend, so it would be awesome to see as many of you there as possible!
I'll be going to the conference on Tuesday, arriving early (starts Thursday) to set up the Gear Shop in the Marketplace.
The organizers have worked hard to put together sponsors for the gear shop that will help me help you! You can find me there all weekend, helping you get dressed. Unfortunately I won't be doing any seminars, but I will be handing out my shopping tips and give you all the free advice you want/need in the gear shop.
Sponsors haven't been announced yet, but I'll post on twitter/facebook as soon as I can.
Hope to see you there!
I'm excited to announce that Thursday, April 5th at 6pm is going to be the next CoEd Gear Seminar at the Moto Shop!
This class is going to be limited to just 5 men and women, so that everyone gets plenty of one on one attention and so the class finishes well within the 90 minutes allowed (probably a little sooner too). I'll do my best to have samples for everyone on hand (mens gear too!).
This hands on gear seminar will show how to determine the right fit and sizing for your motorcycle gear. How should that jacket fit? Is it too snug? Too loose? Why does it need to fit this way? How long do my pants really need to be? Why are motorcycle boots better than regular boots? With samples partially provided by Scuderia West, you'll get to try on helmets, jackets, boots, gloves and pants. This is the perfect class for new riders or seasoned riders new to the world of motorcycle gear. If you bring /wear an outfit that you currently ride in, you'll also walk away with a personalized fit evaluation and recommendations. Since the goal of this seminar is to provide enough one on one time for each student, the class size will be limited to 5 students.
How to register, location, etc.:
Hope to see you there!
If you missed the chance to attend last week's hands on gear seminar, my next one will be on April 22nd, after the ladies only oil change class at the Moto Shop. I'll also be scheduling a co-ed gear seminar soon, also at the moto shop. Check back for schedule updates on my Events list on the right.
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Come share a unique one on one shopping experience with me.
Then, spend an hour with me, trying on gear and figuring out what fits, what doesn't and were to buy it.
On Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 1pm-3pm, my friend Aleks will be teaching a girls only oil change class at the Moto Shop in South San Francisco. Changing your own oil takes maybe 30 minutes and is soooo easy. It's so satisfying knowing how to fix something on your own motorcycle. It's yours, why not figure out how it works?
Afterwards, we'll move over to the couch and my friends at Scuderia West in San Francisco will be sponsoring this class by providing samples of jackets, pants, boots and gloves for you to try on. As this class is limited to 5 people, Aleks and I are going to give you some real one on one time in this class.
As of this post, there are only 3 spots left. Ack! Sign up before someone else takes your spot. :)
See you then!
So if you live in the Bay Area you'll have to come by on Saturday, Nov. 19 or Sunday Nov. 20. It's also my post birthday weekend celebration, so if you're one of the first 10 people to say Happy Belated Birthday on Saturday, I'm going to give YOU a birthday present!
Saturday, November 19 - 12:30pm, 5:00pm
Sunday, November 20 - 11:30am
(That's Ben Spies, btw. Go Ben!!)
Going to Laguna Seca this weekend? If so, check out some of the features and events going on all weekend on and off the raceway:
Afterparty at Carbone's - This site says that you can meet MotoGP racers at parties held after the races all weekend. But there aren't any other details. Hmmm.
Cannery Row Bike Night - Friday, July 22nd. Jason Britton and Eric Hoenshell from Team NoLimit will be performing during the XDL Sportbike Freestyle championship in downtown Monterey.
Cycle Gear Tent - Overheard on FB: "If you're going to Laguna Seca for the MotoGP races this Saturday, be sure to head over to the Cycle Gear tent (located at turn 3) and keep your cameras handy. We'll have a special guest there at 5:30 p.m..."
Ducati Island - As always, Ducati Island is for all you Ducati fans and owners. Free parking for Ducatis of course!
Suzuki Customer Appreciation Party - Fri July 22-Sat July 23, 9pm BlueFin on Cannery Row. In case you're not an FB person, here's what's happening:
-Autographs by Ben Bostrom and Roger Lee Hayden (9-10PM) -Photographs with the famed Michael Jordan Motorsports Umbrella Girls -Great prizes from Suzuki and Michael Jordan Motorsports -Music and entertainment provided by BusaBeats
Zero Motorcycles Demo Rides - Demo Rides will kick off on Friday at 10am in the Yamaha marketplace and continue throughout the weekend.