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aaaaargh.... ok, you have the whole winter the time to do it right! ;-)

No, seriously, no worries, I just hope you learnt something useful that you can use in your everyday life.

As for next year, I will probably not make it for the may/june meeting, as I will attend the HUBB UK meeting (30/05-02/06) and it will also be my departure date for my 4 months trip to Mongolia. But the good news is that I will/should be back on time for the autumn meeting... ;-)

Anyways, THX to JENS for the nice place, good atmosphere and relax environment!

Esteban, again congrats, I think in the end we forgot to say this to you! Maybe the sidecar is an option? After seeing the pics from madagascar, an idea to think of........
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Hello Seb, thanks for the good tips it was great.
I hope you will have better weather than here in maroco.
Really it will be funny to see Esteban with the side.....
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Hola Pamplonika!

You are very welcome to HUBB, nice to see you around. Be sure you will have great time here, many like-minded poeple. And you cannot miss next meeting in May-June!

I had actually planned to upload the pics on motostrail "especialmente dedicado a Yogi"!

And if SEB sees my pictures after his great photographyworkshop, he's going to kill me :-)

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Estebangc, please upload some pics here! I look forward to seeing them since I couldn't be there.

great to hear everyone had a good time! Jens - as always - did a great job!
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aaaaargh.... ok, you have the whole winter the time to do it right! ;-)

No, seriously, no worries, I just hope you learnt something useful that you can use in your everyday life.

As for next year, I will probably not make it for the may/june meeting, as I will attend the HUBB UK meeting (30/05-02/06) and it will also be my departure date for my 4 months trip to Mongolia. But the good news is that I will/should be back on time for the autumn meeting... ;-)

Anyways, THX to JENS for the nice place, good atmosphere and relax environment!

Esteban, again congrats, I think in the end we forgot to say this to you! Maybe the sidecar is an option? After seeing the pics from madagascar, an idea to think of........
Sounds like a nice presentation (with amazing pictures) about Mongolia next Autumn!

Your presentation was top notch, we all learnt a lot. But if I had any artistic side, it fainted when I went to take some pics but had left my coat in the restaurant! It felt quite "chilly".

Thanks, we "ordered" her during a motorcycle trip in South Africa, so I'm pretty optimistic about her future interests in life (apart from dolls, of course!).

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Hello Seb, thanks for the good tips it was great.
I hope you will have better weather than here in maroco.
Really it will be funny to see Esteban with the side.....
"MARGOT"
Sidecars... some days ago I saw a beautiful R80GS and thought "that'd make a great base for a side"! I didn't know family love could be that strong, even as to consider getting a BMW!

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Estebangc, please upload some pics here! I look forward to seeing them since I couldn't be there.

great to hear everyone had a good time! Jens - as always - did a great job!
Of course Grant, it was only in addition to HUBB, here they are.


Tyre repairing workshop:



Rene's Sidecar (his presentation about the trip with kids to Madagascar was eye opener for many. Amazing pics and soundtrack).



Enfield (Jens has said in June "any doubts, ask this guy, he knows every single screw)



Nice Japanese engineering



Ian Coates' Africa Twin. The guy with the GSA tractor parked his yellow trailer outside.



Bikes and tents "ponnography"



Italian guy's Scrambler, his steed for a future trip to South America



Christian's Tenere. Fortunately he had reasonably good weather, because later it snowed a lot in Switzerland.



Camping gas under the bike for cold starts...



Liced, Isa and el gran Renato, great time and lots of laughing and Spanish speaking (I like a lot their elephant with big ears).



Beautiful place also in Autumn



Interracial marriage



Again



See you next summer. BTW, hats off for the family running the place and the girl. Hard work and always smiling.

The Real Margot (accept no copies)

Disclaimer: I actually like BMWs... deep inside me. But like more joking on them!

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Hi Esteban,

thanks for the welcome. I see, you and the other guys had a nice time, I am pleased for everybody. I am looking forward to the next pictures. Next time in summer i will be there, for sure.
Cu have a nice time


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Sounds like a nice presentation (with amazing pictures) about Mongolia next Autumn!
... you don't say... you don't say... ;-)
If Jens (and everybody else) is willing to have me again to do some entertainment, of course!

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I hope you will have better weather than here in maroco.
Well... there's another story about this... We did not make it to Morocco. For the first time in my life I had to turn back. Because of my wife. But it's not really entirely her fault.
We wanted to test if we could do a 2-up for a longer journey (the Mongolia trip next year) so we wanted to go to Morocco for 4 weeks. Well after the HU meeting we went through Switserland where we got caught up in a "snowstorm-ish" kind of thing. Hell, all was white all of a sudden and more than 15cm of snow and roads slippery etc. But we managed to get out, in France there where huge windstorm-ish kind of things happening and Kim (my wife) said that this wouldn't work out and that she had too many problems with the knees and the neck sitting behind me all the time. So test failed... just outside of Barcelona we made a U-turn and headed home. Arrived back in Antwerp last night. So, what's happening now... I will do my motorcycle trips alone (also the one to Mongolia next year) and we are trying to catch a flight to Thailand tomorrow for 3 weeks of walking/backpacking around there. Will it hurt that I won't be on 2 wheels? Of course! But then if I am allowed to go and play next year for 4 months to Mongolia by myself, need to give the misses something else in return, no...?

Something else, I wanted to make a timelapse about the moon at the meeting, but after 15 minutes I was so cold in the middle of the night that I gave up, but here are the 3 sec of footage. (this is also an example of what you can do with the remote I showed you at the meeting)

(don't know why, but can't put the youtube here working...?)
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... you don't say... you don't say... ;-)
If Jens (and everybody else) is willing to have me again to do some entertainment, of course!



Well... there's another story about this... We did not make it to Morocco. For the first time in my life I had to turn back. Because of my wife. But it's not really entirely her fault.
We wanted to test if we could do a 2-up for a longer journey (the Mongolia trip next year) so we wanted to go to Morocco for 4 weeks. Well after the HU meeting we went through Switserland where we got caught up in a "snowstorm-ish" kind of thing. Hell, all was white all of a sudden and more than 15cm of snow and roads slippery etc. But we managed to get out, in France there where huge windstorm-ish kind of things happening and Kim (my wife) said that this wouldn't work out and that she had too many problems with the knees and the neck sitting behind me all the time. So test failed... just outside of Barcelona we made a U-turn and headed home. Arrived back in Antwerp last night. So, what's happening now... I will do my motorcycle trips alone (also the one to Mongolia next year) and we are trying to catch a flight to Thailand tomorrow for 3 weeks of walking/backpacking around there. Will it hurt that I won't be on 2 wheels? Of course! But then if I am allowed to go and play next year for 4 months to Mongolia by myself, need to give the misses something else in return, no...?

Something else, I wanted to make a timelapse about the moon at the meeting, but after 15 minutes I was so cold in the middle of the night that I gave up, but here are the 3 sec of footage. (this is also an example of what you can do with the remote I showed you at the meeting)

(don't know why, but can't put the youtube here working...?)
It's totally understandable. We visited Heidelberg and left late, so after Basel we had lots of snow until almost Geneva. I actually sent an SMS to Christian just in case he preferred to leave the bike somewhere, come with us by car and pick the bike it up later because it was damn bad weather. Fortunately, he skipped the storm and did not need the lift. So your wife had to be freezing and uncomfortable on the bike (for some reason, all women always feel it colder than men). We've seen her on the DRZ, so she's tough, but at some point, it may not be fun. Seb, not everyone is as masochist as you (including myself, no way a 15min pictures in such a cold night!)!

Apart from the well-deserved sunny islands and beaches (pay your toll, man!), you may visit Chiang Mai, where there are many bike rentals and enjoy the beautiful twisty roads around! If not on this trip, can be done the next one, but now it's her turn to decide, her trip. You're still a lucky boy if she's happy if you can fulfill for dreams, even if alone.

Our warmest greetings for her, no regrets, she tried it and you got very far together under inclement conditions, my missus would have taken the train in Basel (and me as well)!

PS: I'd give my (boss') right arm to be now in Thailand! Such a shitty weather here.
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Hi everyone,

It was nice meeting a lot of you in person. Special thanks to Seb for his photo workshop, I really enjoyed it and to get one of those fancy remote controls soon

Hope to see you all next May/June

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Esteban, I still think, that despite of everything, I am lucky... as we just agreed on something!
We will fly in to Phuket, hire a 2wheel thing that we can find there, drive around for a few days to see what's there to see and then take the bus to Bangkok and probably do the same there. So, woehoe! we should be 2-up on a scooter in Thailand...
T° will be better and the fun factor will be higher on a scooter and she said herself 'hey we could hire a scooter, but I won't drive there!'. And she doesn't have to say that twice........
And yeah yeah, I will endure the beaches and stuff for her, you're right!

And I am feeling really happy that you all put nice posts about the photography workshop! I am really thankfull for those comments, as it was a hush-hush job to make something of a ppt. But the next one will even be better as I will try to make good and bad pictures on this trip to show the difference. ;-)
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Thanks for the great photos estebangc, I really wish I could have been there!
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... you don't say... you don't say... ;-)
If Jens (and everybody else) is willing to have me again to do some entertainment, of course!

Something else, I wanted to make a timelapse about the moon at the meeting, but after 15 minutes I was so cold in the middle of the night that I gave up, but here are the 3 sec of footage. (this is also an example of what you can do with the remote I showed you at the meeting)

(don't know why, but can't put the youtube here working...?)
Youtube is too easy, so everyone has trouble. All you have to do is paste in the YouTube code like this: nPxKlYLXMLk then select that code, and click the youtube button on the toolbar. Done. Like this:


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aha!

It's just that in the other BB's (well the ones I sometimes use) you just need to paste the complete thing, on my website I use the embed and here it is the shortest version of all.... duly noted!
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I finally got around to have a look at the photos.

A few frosty photos: HU Meeting Germany Autumn 2012



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I finally got around to have a look at the photos.

A few frosty photos: HU Meeting Germany Autumn 2012

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Thanks Casper, much appreciated! I looked at your summer pics too, excellent! Is it okay to use some of them for HU?
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Thanks Casper, much appreciated! I looked at your summer pics too, excellent! Is it okay to use some of them for HU?
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