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I have ran three some far, at my house in Amberley, Nth Canterbury, in January. I didn't run one this year (reasons why have been thrashed out here enough but include shifting house) and have been thinking about organising another one for next year. It will probably be for around the second week in March as some importants things are happening in January... If anyone else wants to take up the reins, feel free. The past meetings have always been somewhat informal, more just a group of like-minded people eating, drinking and yarning. Is there a demand here for a meeting, more like what has been held in most other countries, with trade support, speakers and seminars? Here's everyones chance to thrash it out.
I've had a couple of folks stop by in Dunedin through the communities mailing list, notably an American called Dave whom I believe Nigel met as well. Putting your name on the communities list is a good way to meet some of these wise traveller types (substitute crazy for wise in Dave's case).
I guess whether or not anything more organised than a bbq is required depends on how many are keen. I'd definately come along to something more organised but I'm out of the country from July onwards so my interest is only speculative at this stage.
I was just curious to see if there was one organised, I had a look around but only found the details on the previous meets.
We may do something informal when you get back Matt, I would be keen to hear your experinences of you across Oz trip
I'd be up for a meeting too... preferably North Island but what the hell - have bike, can travel.
Sorry we never made it to your place last year Nigel - we weren't on the road in time for the HU meeting and too many people to catch up with on our lightening lap of NZ... Are you ever up Auckland way?
That's ok that you couldn't make it, mate. At least you let me know. I don't get up that far north very often, but next time I will be sure to meet you for a . If anyone wants to organise something for this year, can they let me know early? It would be good if it's on one of the very few weekends I have off work, but with enough lead-in I have some chance of getting someone in to do my job. There's only four of us in the South Island, so it's not always possible. As far as hooking up with travelers, and that's one of the best things about an HU meeting, the peak season seems to be Jan-Feb-March, but that's pretty obvious! Like I said, I could do another one next year, early March, but anyone else (North Island?) can step up. The last three have been great fun. I have put on a lamb on the spit (traditional style, over hot coals and hand turned) and put down about 100L of good home brew six months out to get it well aged. Two years ago, we had about 25 travelers and 15 locals, and went for a head-clearing ride into the Nth Canterbury Alpine Lakes, 120km of gravel and FWD tracks, the next day. Great fun!
Ahhh but it's great to see people interested.
Nigel in NZ
P.S. Yes I did have Dave Smith stay with me three or four times. Man, but could he make a hole in your fridge in a short time! A very entertaining bloke.
Hi Humpy. Nothing that I've heard of at this stage. I'm getting married this summer, so I'm all tied up, so to speak... There's still time for someone to decide to do something. I will be organising something for the next year (2008), unless someone else wants to. I don't claim any devine right!
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