BMW MOA National Rally June 24-27, 2021

Seminars


THURSDAY


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Streetmasters Precision Cornering Workshop Classroom (Paid Class)
Presenter: Walt Fulton
Pre-registration required. Streetmasters Precision Cornering Workshop will conduct a one-hour classroom before heading to the practice range at the fairgrounds. This course is designed to improve riders' cornering techniques which include visual skills, smooth throttle and braking, and working on the "delayed apex" method of riding.

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
Charter Club Officers meet with the MOA Regional Coordinators
Presenter: Ray Tubbs
Are you an officer of your Charter Club? We welcome you to join us to network with other club officers, and learn more about what the BMW MOA is doing for other clubs just like yours. (Wear your club name pins or shirts if possible.)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
How to Decide if your new "free" bike is really a $4,000 Project
Presenter: Greg Hutchinson
We will cover how to determine if that old BMW that Uncle Ernie wants to give you, or those “bargains” on Craiglist or eBay are REALLY $2,000 or $6,000 projects. Simple pointers to help you make your decisions.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Learn to Control Body Temperature despite triple digit heat.
Presenter: Mario Winkelman
Learn the secret of riding in high heat. Never suffer heat exhaustion again! Comfortable temperatures can be maintained inside your riding gear with a few simple techniques. No need for ice packs, fans, hoses and pumps, with no sacrifice to saddlebag space and only pennies per miles. Don't miss this!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
IMTBIKE TOURS - Motorcycling Touring in Provence, Tuscany, Sardinia and Corsica
Presenter: Scott Moreno
Find out about the IMTBIKE Provence & Tuscany Tour and Sardinia & Corsica Tour. There will be a video presentation, followed by a Q & A session. There will also be a sweepstakes drawing during the seminar. Must be there to win.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Want to Ride in South America?
Presenter: Mikkel Thomsen
Mikkel has been organizing guided motorcycle tours in Colombia and throughout the South American continent for over 12 years. As one of the most experienced operators in the region there are lots of tips and tricks to learn at this seminar. Questions about everything motorcycle related in South America are welcome!

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Ayres Adventures - Tour The World
Presenter:  John Jesson
Ayres Adventures offers an array of motorcycle tours ranging from 7 to 35 days all around the world. Our premium tours are guided (or you can ride on your own), supported, use boutique accommodations and we specialize in small groups.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Peru, Ride the World in One Country
Presenter: Lars Caldenhoven
Peru: A destination where you can find, see and ride the Desert, Andes mountains, rain forest, deepest canyons, the highest lake, Inca Capital of Cusco and of course Machu Picchu. One Country - so much to see! Come and see it yourself with photos and explanations.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
The Connection between Luggage and Communications
Presenter: Richard Battles
This seminar presented by Richard Battles, owner of RKA will focus on the relationship between an RKA communications tank bag and the Communications system you use or are thinking about setting up.  Should you use your phone or GPS for navigation? What is the best usage of your Bluetooth connections?

1:00 PM -2:00 PM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
Noise Reduction Hearing Protection by Big Ear
Presenter: Glenn Hood
Everyone needs hearing protection on a motorcycle as well as in everyday life. Glenn will discuss our line of hearing protection which includes our patented plugs that are legal in 50 states as well as sleeping plugs. We will also have a give-away of earplugs to some lucky participants.

1:00 PM -2:00 PM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Tips and Macgyver Solutions for Adventure Riding: Come learn what takes a lifetime.
Presenter:  Jeremy LeBreton
The audience gets to drive what level of riding and adventure they seek, and then adjust the content accordingly and to their skill levels.  My goal is to share the critical tips that I have learned.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Mongolia: Take it off your bucket list, with Renedian Adventures
Presenter: Rene Cormier
Mongolia is the world's least densely populated country, and that means lots of space to ride, and an immense history to learn. Join for a fun chat about what it is like to ride and travel in Mongolia, and how we ensure a once in a lifetime experience there!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Motorcycle Maintenance 101
Presenter: Wes Fleming
We’ll cover some of the basics of taking care of your motorcycle, including processes, tools and supplies. This is a popular session.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
The Nuts and Bolts of Trip Planning: Around your State or Around the World
Presenters: Heidi and David Winters
All the information you need to hit the road - whether for 5 days or 2 years, locally or around the world. We will discuss paperwork and documents, outfitting yourself and your bike and how to budget for any size trip. Over-preparing will stress you out and ruin the adventure. We will give you the right tools and mindset needed to prepare yourself for what lies ahead.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Fundamentals of Motorcycle Suspension, from Aprilla to Zündapp and everything in BMWetween
Presenter: Keith Smith
How suspension works, how to set up your bike suspension, benefits of custom aftermarket suspension, what is happening in electronic suspension systems.  Pictures, drawings, and disassembled shocks and forks will be used during the presentation.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Michelin - The New MICHELIN® Road Classic Tire
Presenter: Scot Clark
Learn about Michelin's newest tire for neo-retro and classic motorcycles, the MICHELIN® Road Classic tire. Also, discover Michelin’s origins and learn about Michelin’s current bicycle tire line-up! An open Q & A session about all Two-Wheel tire models and topics will follow. Free SWAG while supplies last; one lucky attendee will win a free Michelin branded Nelson-Riggs waterproof tail bag/back pack.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Braking Systems Maintenance, with Galfer-USA
Presenter: Alessandro Milesi
We'll present an overview of modern brake systems and how to keep them working properly.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Touring in New Zealand
Presenter: Fred Rau
See what it's like to tour New Zealand with the country's oldest, largest and most experienced motorcycle touring company. Only one or two tours per year, guided personally by moto-journalist Fred Rau.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
The "K" Bike as The Preferred Machine of the Zombie Apocalypse and Other Bitter Truths
Presenter: Jack Riepe
This compelling presentation addresses the challenges of "K" bike riders dealing with barren landscapes, oppressive environmental changes, and legions of flesh eating zombies in the immediate future. Strategies and gear for defeating zombies, while guaranteeing a comfortable ride will be discussed.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Southeast Asia Motorcycle Tour: "Hell No, Too Dangerous!"
Presenter: John Vashon
In 2013, after much questioning and self-reflection, I toured Laos. 13 rides later, this decision was life-changing. I learned so much about this amazing part of the world and about myself. Through 200+ photos I'll share my experiences about tour-companies, countries, geography, flights, packing, bikes, on-off road and much more!


FRIDAY


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Streetmasters Precision Cornering Workshop Classroom (Paid Class)
Presenter: Walt Fulton
Pre-registration required. Streetmasters Precision Cornering Workshop will conduct a one-hour classroom before heading to the practice range at the fairgrounds. This course is designed to improve riders' cornering techniques which include visual skills, smooth throttle and braking, and working on the "delayed apex" method of riding.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Alaska and Beyond with MotoQuest
Presenter: Kevin Hagerty
Join MotoQuest for a seminar on riding your motorcycle to and in Alaska, including what to bring, what to expect and how to prepare for this bucket-list journey. Whether you ride with MotoQuest or on your own, you will be inspired by the visuals and information in this captivating seminar.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
BMW Nav VI - Tracks, Routes, and Maps
Presenter: Clifford Musante
Traveling around the world on your own, or as part of a tour, you'll need to create routes, but sometimes, you'll receive tracks from a tour operator or a friend. How you use tracks and routes to optimize your travel, and make the best decisions.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Is Air Bag Protection as important as a Helmet?
Presenter: Knut Wagner
Airbag protection for motorcyclists and how it works as a system with your helmet. Introduction of electronically triggered airbag systems. How does it work? Pros and cons, demonstration, and question and answer.

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Furkot.com - The Online Trip Planner and Your GPS/ Nav App
Presenter: Dan Townsley
This session will overview Furkot.com's Trip Planning features and it's data Import and Export options.

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Ride-Explore-Enjoy Mexico and Central America
Presenter: Francisco Mendoza
Let us share with you the marvelous landscapes of Mexico and Central AMerica: Ride beautiful magical towns, explore the culture and enjoy the food and warm people. We will also the cover the basic aspects of security.

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
Noise Reduction Hearing Protection by Big Ear
Presenter: Glenn Hood
Everyone needs hearing protection on a motorcycle as well as in everyday life. Glenn will discuss our line of hearing protection which includes our patented plugs that are legal in 50 states as well as sleeping plugs. We will also have a give-away of earplugs to some lucky participants.

9:15 AM - 11:15 AM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
BMW MOA Board of Directors Meeting
Join us for the Open Session of the BMW MOA Board of Directors. Do you have questions for your elected officials? They would love to hear from you.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - VENDOR BLDG
Restoration and Preservation of Vintage BMWs
Presenters: Lee DeYoung and Jack Wells
Vintage owners and restorers, Lee Deyoung and Jack Wells will lead a seminar at the Vintage Display entitled “Restoration and Preservation of Vintage BMWs”. The presenters have personally restored and rode many antique and classic BMWs and are experts in their fields. They will discuss mechanics, electrics, paint, storage, insurance and the history of these machines. How-tos and resources will highlight the seminar along with discussion and Q and A. Participation is encouraged and is a great opportunity for those who have or are in process of restoring a vintage bike, or contemplating doing so, to meet, network and share information.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
From the Alps to the Adriatic with Adriatic Moto Tours
Presenter: Matej Malovrh
Adriatic Moto Tours is conveniently located in Slovenia, a small, Alpine country in the heart of Europe. Not only is Slovenia breathtaking in its own right, but it’s the perfect location for exploring the Alps on one side, Adriatic Coast on the other and everything in between.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Africa: Guided touring the Renedian way!
Presenter: Rene Cormier
Join us for a fun overview of what guided touring in Africa looks like with Renedian Adventures. More than a decade of touring has given us the best routes, itineraries and crew. Let Rene Cormier, owner of Renedian, tell you first-hand how to make this bucket list trip possible!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
International Riding Adventures for Couples: Let's See How that Works
Presenter: Skip Mascorro
Adventure riders may prefer something more challenging, or find joy in "getting dirty". Your favorite riding partner may have a different idea of what a riding holiday should be. Join us as MotoDiscovery shares our stories and destinations that will make everyone happy. Yes, couples. We can make it happen!

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Airheads Tech Q&A with Tom Cutter
Presenter: Tom Cutter
This seminar will be an open question and answer period on all subjects relating to the Type 247 Airheads, 1969 - 1995. It is suggested that attendees prepare questions in advance, bring a notebook and pen, and use the time to get answers to the questions that are bugging you!

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - PADDOCK BLDG
BMW MOA Foundation Board Meeting
Presenter: Tom Gary
The Quarterly Foundation Board Meeting is open to all attendees. Here's your chance to learn what the foundation is doing to promote rider Safety, Education and Training. Then learn all about the BMW MOA Foundation museum and how you might participate in preserving our rich motorcycling heritage.

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
Europe on Your Own
Presenter: Stefan Knopf
Are you an independent type who just wants to ride your own route? Stefan has the answers for you. He will discuss motorcycle touring in Europe - with your own bike or a rental bike. Topics are shipping, regulations and what you need to know. Bring all your questions ....

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
The Connection between Luggage and Communications
Presenter: Richard Battles
This seminar presented by Richard Battles, owner of RKA will focus on the relationship between an RKA communications tankbag and the Communications system you use or are thinking about setting up.  Should you use your phone or GPS for navigation? What is the best usage of your Bluetooth connections?

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Beyond Basic Motorcycle Maintenance
Presenter: Wes Fleming
You’ve got the basics down - now what? Take the next step in caring for your motorcycle and begin the journey towards truly understanding when you’ll need to pay a mechanic to fix your bike.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Dirks Big Adventure: Costa Rica
Presenter: Dirk Weisiger
Have you ever wanted to ride the rain forests, mountains, and beaches of “the Switzerland” of Central America?  Complete with live volcanoes, wildlife, hot springs, and plenty of mountain roads. Come ride along in the safest country in Central America, solo or two up! Pura Vida in Costa Rica!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - PADDOCK BLDG
Helmets - Snell Premium Protection and M2020 Standard
Presenter: Hong Zhang
The Snell M2020 motorcycle helmet standard became effective October 2019. The seminar will include introduction of this new standard and recent developments in helmet safety, such as rotational impact testing, multi-density foams, and the future of helmet use for global travelers.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BEHIND THE PADDOCK BLDG
Introduction to Sidecars
Presenter: Jay Geise
Have you ever considered a sidecar? Are you experienced, but interested in what’s new?  This session will cover almost everything about sidecars presented by the General Manager of DMC sidecars.  Bring your questions.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Ayres Adventures - Tour The World
Presenter: John Jesson
Ayres Adventures offers an array of motorcycle tours ranging from 7 to 35 days all around the world. Our premium tours are guided (or you can ride on your own), supported, use boutique accommodation and we specialize in small groups.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Learn the Secret to Mastering riding in the heat: the Effective Solution guaranteed to work
Presenter: Mario Winkelman
Learn the secret of riding in high heat. Never suffer heat exhaustion again. Comfortable temperatures can be maintained inside your riding gear with a few simple techniques. No need for ice packs, fans, hoses and pumps, with no sacrifice to saddlebag space and only pennies per miles. Don't miss this!

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
Riding Old BMWs in Italy and the Peloponnese
Presenters: Susanna and Matthew Parkhouse
Join Matthew and Susanna Parkhouse as they tour the Peloponnese (Greece) and Italy (she on a 1970 R60/5 and he on a 1975 R75/5) in September and October of 2019. They will show slides and relate their adventures.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
HowTo Expand Your Touring Horizons
Presenter: Roger Gage
You can easily expand your own range, based upon your own geography, career set up, and most importantly, your bucket list of things to see. Here is a way to integrate your passion for riding into your "real-life" requirements of your career. Waiting is not a realistic option.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Nine modes of transportation through United Arab Emirates, Bhutan, India and Nepal
Presenter:  Jeff Roberg
Join Jeff Roberg, DVM, as he shares his adventures while traveling by airplane, boat, bus, foot, horse, Jeep, motorcycle, train and Tuk Tuk to some of the most interesting parts of the world.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Auxiliary Headlights for Motorcycles
Presenter:  Erik Stephens
Looking to make your motorcycle more visible during the day, or see to the farthest reaches of the horizon at night? We'll explain how to pick the best lighting solution for your use and budget, including safety and legal considerations, CANbus and wiring details, power consumption, and mounting options.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - PADDOCK BLDG
Fundamentals of Motorcycle Suspension, from Aprilla to Zündapp and everything in BMWetween
Presenter:  Keith Smith
How suspension works, how to set up your bike suspension, benefits of custom aftermarket suspension, what is happening in electronic suspension systems. Pictures, drawings, and disassembled shocks and forks will be used during the presentation.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Are you protected? Learn about the SkyMed difference!  
Presenter: Chris Durgin
At SkyMed we are an emergency medical transportation company that has you protected at home and while traveling. Our services include ground ambulance, helicopter ambulance, and fixed-wing medical jet. We have no age restrictions and offer guaranteed renewability for life. SkyMed takes you home by choice of the member!

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
Airhead Q & A
Presenter: Matthew Parkhouse
Join Matthew Parkhouse, writer of the "Keep 'Em Flying" column in the Owners News, as he answers your questions about BMW Airheads (1970 - 1995). Always interesting and informative.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Touring in New Zealand
Presenter:  Fred Rau
See what it's like to tour New Zealand with the country's oldest, largest and most experienced motorcycle touring company. Only one or two tours per year guided personally by moto-journalist Fred Rau.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Riepe: Exploring Subcultures and Mating Rituals within The Teutonic Riding Culture
Presenter: Jack Riepe
This fast-moving presentation will explore established subcultural behavior within the Teutonic riding culture with an emphasis on social interaction... supported by audience testimony and experience.


SATURDAY



8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Streetmasters Precision Cornering Workshop Classroom (Paid Class)
Presenter: Walt Fulton
Pre-registration required. Streetmasters Precision Cornering Workshop will conduct a one-hour classroom before heading to the practice range at the fairgrounds. This course is designed to improve riders' cornering techniques which include visual skills, smooth throttle and braking, and working on the "delayed apex" method of riding.

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
Planning Your Own Around the World Ride or Country Tour
Presenter: Doug Laird
Doug will share some of the things he's learned while traveling throughout the Americas, Europe, Siberia, New Zealand and parts of Africa. From using multiple mapping tools, online maps in foreign languages, to online tricks to find hotels and determine their coordinates for your GPS. Information about insurance for you, your motorcycle, and medical evacuation coverage, and dealing with Customs.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Restoration, Fabrication, and Modifying your new/old airhead or vintage K bike
Presenter:  Greg Hutchinson
Ground up restorations for show or customizing to your needs. Maybe fabricating parts? Each step and how to plan for your dream. From an R27, R75/5, R100GS, or K100 cafe. How to budget time and materials. What to outsource and what you can do with the right tools.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Braking Systems Maintenance with Galfer USA
Presenter:  Alessandro Milesi
We'll present an overview of modern brake systems and how to keep them working properly.

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Motorcycle Adventurism and How I Became a Motorcycle Adventure Junkie
Presenter:  Dr. Gregory Frazier
Shared secrets and successful formulas in the rapidly expanding motorcycling niche of Motorcycle Adventuring, by author, moto-journalist and professional motorcycle adventurer from Motorcycle Adventure University.  Includes a multi-media presentation of six motorcycle rides around the world and over a million miles over a 50-year period.

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Tips and MacGyver Solutions for Adventure Riding
Presenter:  Jeremy LeBreton
The audience gets to drive what level of riding and adventure they seek, and then adjust the content accordingly and to their skill levels.  My goal is to share the critical tips that I have learned. Come learn in an hour what takes a lifetime!

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Beautiful Balkans with Adriatic Moto Tours
Presenter:  Matej Malovrh
Superior touring between the jagged, snow-covered peaks of the Julian Alps and the Balkan Mountains, unspoiled fishing villages, beaches and medieval walled cities on the azure-blue Adriatic Coast are all part of the ride in this fantastic part of Europe, where Adriatic Moto Tours started as the first motorcycle tour operator.

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
Sidecar Adventures with a Furry Copilot
Presenter:  Peter Burke
This session provides an overview of sidecar design coupled with modifications to make it fit your dog's needs, followed by lessons learned in 80,000 miles of adventures shared with man's best friend. While dog-centric, the information presented is appropriate even for those with two-legged copilots.

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM - BEHIND THE PADDOCK BLDG
Women Who Ride
Presenter: Kelly Moore
Women who ride are a minority of all motorcyclists, so wouldn't it be great to meet and network with other women riders? Here's your opportunity. Join us for a chance to share information, ideas, tips, tricks, and sorority! Men are welcome too…

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Alaska and Beyond with MotoQuest
Presenter:  Kevin Hagerty
Join MotoQuest for a seminar on riding your motorcycle to and in Alaska. Including what to bring, what to expect and how to prepare for this bucket-list journey. Whether you ride with MotoQuest or on your own you will be inspired by the visuals and information in this captivating seminar.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Are you protected? Learn about the SkyMed difference!  
Presenter:  Chris Durgin
At SkyMed we are an emergency medical transportation company that has you protected at home and while traveling. Our services include ground ambulance, helicopter ambulance, and fixed-wing medical jet. We have no age restrictions and offer guaranteed renewability for life. SkyMed takes you home by choice of the member!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Ride-Explore-Enjoy Mexico and Central America
Presenter:  Francisco Mendoza
Let us share with you the marvelous landscapes of Mexico and Central America; Ride beautiful Magic Towns, explore the culture and enjoy the food and warm people. We will also the cover the basic aspects of security.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - PADDOCK BLDG
Want to ride in South America?
Presenter:  Mikkel Thomsen
Mikkel has been organizing guided motorcycle tours in Colombia and throughout the South AMerican continent for over 12 years. As one of the most experienced operators in the region there are lots of tips and tricks to learn at this seminar. Questions about everything motorcycle related in South America welcome!

11:30 AM - In main thoroughfare, in front of PADDOCK BLDG
Picking up a Dropped Bike - Yes YOU CAN!
Presenter:  Kelly Moore
Learn how to apply simple physics to pick up your own motorcycle.  Increase your confidence and never worry about riding alone again. And hey, guys – this is for you too.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
Moto Raid
Presenter:  Keith Thye
This slide show is a comparison of two trips to South America 50 years apart -1963 and 2013. More than a travelogue it is a comparison of the two trips: the difference in roads, equipment, technology and cultures.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
The History of Adventure Riding
Presenter:  Ian Schmeisser
It seems like the ADV craze is the latest thing but it is among the earliest forms of motorcycling. This seminar traces the roots of adventure riding and introduces you to the many people who have made it so much fun for so many years.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Southeast Asia Motorcycle Tour: "Hell No, Too Dangerous!"
Presenter: John Vashon
In 2013, after much questioning and self-reflection, I toured Laos. 13 rides later, this decision was life-changing. I learned so much about this amazing part of the world and about myself. Through 200+ photos I'll share my experiences about tour-companies, countries, geography, flights, packing, bikes, on-off road and much more!

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
The Wonders of Riding Israel, the Awe of Petra. A Tour into the Past
Presenter:  Skip Mascorro
Skip invites you to an informative and entertaining presentation that promises to entertain and inform. A brief but dynamic video production will present the wonders of the Holy Land and the awe of the ancient archaeological site of Petra in neighboring Jordan. MotoDiscovery: since 1981, sharing authentic adventure.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Dirk's Big Adventure: Costa Rica
Presenter:  Dirk Weisiger
Have you ever wanted to ride the rain forests, mountains, and beaches of “the Switzerland” of Central America?  Complete with live volcanoes, wildlife, hot springs, and plenty of mountain roads. Come ride along in the safest country in Central America, solo or two up! Pura Vida in Costa Rica!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
The Nuts and Bolts of Trip Planning: Around your State or Around the World
Presenters: Heidi and David Winters
All the information you need to hit the road - whether for five days or two years,  locally or around the world. We will discuss paperwork and documents, outfitting yourself and your bike and how to budget for any size trip. Over-preparing will stress you out and ruin the adventure. We will give you the right tools and mindset needed to prepare yourself for what lies ahead.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Airheads Tech Q & A with Tom Cutter
Presenter:  Tom Cutter
This seminar will be an open question and answer period on all subjects relating to the Type 247 Airheads, 1979 - 1995. It is suggested that attendees prepare questions in advance, bring a notebook and pen, and use the time to get answers to the questions that are bugging you!

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM - FAMILY LIVING BLDG
Forensic Analysis of Motorcycle Accidents: Driver, Rider, Vehicle, and Roadway Factors
Presenter:  Eric Deyerl
This presentation provides an overview of some of the factors influencing motorcycle accidents, as well as the current state of the art in the forensic reconstruction of motorcycle crashes.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - EAST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
IMTBIKE TOURS - Motorcycling Touring in Provence, Tuscany, Sardinia and Corsica
Presenter: Scott Moreno
Find out about the IMTBIKE Provence & Tuscany Tour and Sardinia & Corsica Tour. There will be a video presentation, followed by a Q & A session. There will also be a sweepstakes drawing during the seminar. Must be there to win.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - WEST ROOM - FINE ARTS BLDG
Oil Analysis and your Motorcycle Engine
Presenter:  Samir Kharbas
This presentation is an overview of oil analysis, what it can and can't do as well as some examples of different types of problems we see. Samir has eight years of experience analyzing oil and had a background in mechanical work prior to joining Blackstone.

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM - TRADES & INDUSTRIES BLDG
Michelin - The New MICHELIN® Road Classic Tire
Presenter: Scot Clark
Learn about Michelin's newest tire for neo-retro and classic motorcycles, the MICHELIN® Road Classic tire. Also, discover Michelin’s origins and learn about Michelin’s current bicycle tire line-up! An open Q & A session about all Two-Wheel tire models and topics will follow. Free SWAG while supplies last; one lucky attendee will win a free Michelin branded Nelson-Riggs waterproof tail bag/back pack.

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