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Old 9 May 2014
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Smile Grant & Susan's Europe Ride

We're very pleased to tell you that we will be in France, Germany, Switzerland, UK and Spain this summer, and we hope to catch up with old friends and see many of you there!

Where will we be when?

23-25 May - We will be flying from Canada to France to attend the Touratech France Travel Event in Orange, and hosting an HU France Mini-meet there.

29 May-1 June - We are borrowing a bike from Touratech and riding from France to Ober-Liebersbach for the HU Germany meeting.

6 June - We will present '4 Easy Steps to Motorcycle Travel' in Switzerland at Touratech Switzerland.

13-15 June - We will be in Niedereschach for the Touratech Germany Travel Event.

19-22 June - We'll ride from Germany to Donington in the UK for our biggest event, HUBB UK. Maybe some of you can ride with us!

27 June - We will present '4 Easy Steps to Motorcycle Travel' in Barcelona at Touratech in Barcelona Spain.

4-6 July - Finally, we will be in Garmisch for the BMW Motorrad Days, before returning to Canada!

We are very excited about it all, especially Grant since he has not ridden a bike for three years!

Hope to see you soon, somewhere in Europe...

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Old 9 May 2014
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Busy schedule! Looking forward to seeing you in Orange in a few weeks time.
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Originally Posted by Susan Johnson View Post
We are very excited about it all, especially Grant since he has not ridden a bike for three years!
That's a long withdrawal!

Please take it easy as you adjust to the 'motorcycle invisibility' that we get on bikes. Particular hard to adjust to after a long period off the bike and driving cars.

Have a great trip.
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Three years? Wow. Have a great (and safe) ride guys!
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Old 10 May 2014
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we may see you on the road

Hi Grant and Susan,
Look for us in the Vancouver airport on the 23. We fly out then too.
Pick up our bike the 26 and will be in Geneva the 28.
Will pass by the Germany hu location but can't make it since we have a weekend ferry to catch in Italy.
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Hi Susan and Grant,

I dont know where in Switzerland you are going to be, and I also dont know where the Touratech shops are, but you are welcome to stay at my place in Bern - Weissenb├╝hl - near the city center - in the beginning of June. Just send me an email.

Greetings from Bolivia

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Hi Susan and Grant,

If you can post your draft itinerary of Germany to UK, would be a pleasure to meet you when you get into the UK and ride along with you to the HUBB UK event.

Ride Safe
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Got my answer ... :)

here ... https://www.facebook.com/events/7013...1397206573541/

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Good on you Grant & Susan! You both deserve to do this trip after all you've been through in the last few years. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun. I hope to see you at the HUBB UK in June or perhaps on my journey up there from Kent?
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Smile Lovely Ride

Such a great trip to be part of, and I would have loved to ride with you guys, especially after Grant's health scare; unfortunately I'll be out of Europe.

Have fun, ride safe and enjoy yourselves, I know you'll have a ball.
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Smile Europe Ride

Hi Grant and Susan,

We met at the Queensland HU Meeting last year. We will be at the German meeting at the end of this month. It will be great to catch up again.
We would also like to ride with you to the UK Meeting if that is possible and maybe to Switzerland also
See you in Germany
Ride safe

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Hi Susan and Grant! We wish you sunny days and excellent times in Europe as well.

We are sorry that this time we will miss you on the road. But next time....

Greetings from Romania!
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And so it begins.

Well it's been quite a day, but Grant & Susan were warmly welcomed today by me and the Touratech team. After a long flight and not feeling 100% with some sniffs and a slight cold, they braved a few hours at the site and brought along some flyers, stands and a new banner. I 've even had a sneak preview of next years calendar, ( but you won't tell anyone will you!). Our little space looked great and we were soon talking to some locals.

At the end of the day they were officially presented with a 1200 GS by TT for their European tour, but we were lucky enough to have it by our stand all day, with the excellent company of Anne Girardin's Alaska to Ushuaia 650 GS.

It was to to greet Hubbers, Tinoo; Calvin from Alberta; and Phil in France, just starting out on his Balkan raid
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We're in a little tiny town called Kappel, a few kilometers from Niedereschach, getting organised and prepared for the Tourach Travel Event this weekend - they're expecting 10,000 people, so we should have a good crowd for our featured talks, one every day! the tricky part of course is language - we'll be doing it in English, in Germany...

After that, we ride to the UK on Tuesday so we can be at the HUBB UK, our biggest event of the year. Thankfully it's MUCH smaller than the TT event! For the ride, you can join us! See the Facebook event information here.

Hope to see you somewhere along the way
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