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Hi all, I'm new here. I'm a girl riding solo and I'm considering joining the Germany meeting (i live in Belgium so it's not that far away). Are there any other girls/women travelling solo and coming to this event? It's just that I would love to do this but struggling a bit to get out of my comfort zone. Is it easy to meet people or are there many riders travelling in couples or groups? Is it safe? I would love to hear from you all! Thanks, Karolien
Hi Karolien,

I am travelling solo, its the start of my trip to New Zealand, it will be great to meet up with other solo women travellers too!

See you then

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Ian from Canada

Hi Jens, Sven, Karolien, Fern, and all the rest that have posted on here, and others that will be at the HU Meeting in Germany.

Just wished to say hello to all and that I signed up for the HU meeting a while back and while be riding through Fracne for two weeks, and then am looking forward to attending the HU meeting, arriving on the Friday.

I have offered to help volunteer a bit in the hopes of being able to to meet everyone there. I have attended two HU meetings in Western Canada, one in 2008 and the other in 2010 and can say they were a great places to meet fellow bikers from all over, and am looking very much forward to the HU German meeting.

Before having to return to the income-generating-model (work) back here on the West Coast of Canada, I will have a month after the meeting to ride, and just wish to warn you advance, I may be pestering you all about questions about where you are from, what the highlights are, and the word on camping, hostels, and guest houses, etc.

I have a bike that I plan on leaving in England, and I did write a few communities in Europe about storage lockers for my bike for six months or longer 'till I am back over again, so if you have any thoughts on that, please save them for when I am there (if you don't mind, as I don't wish to clog up this post with those details), and I would happy to hear about them.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Cheers from Canada!

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Ian , i can sort you out with storage for the bike e-mail me bushman_uk@hotmail.com
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Hi all, I'm new here. I'm a girl riding solo and I'm considering joining the Germany meeting (i live in Belgium so it's not that far away). Are there any other girls/women travelling solo and coming to this event? It's just that I would love to do this but struggling a bit to get out of my comfort zone. Is it easy to meet people or are there many riders travelling in couples or groups? Is it safe? I would love to hear from you all! Thanks, Karolien
I was wondering myself before I went to my first HU meeting. At most bike events/meeting points or exhibitions I feel a little bit out of place, in terms of age, attitude and many other things. Somehow HU is different, it's like coming to a big familiy reunion. It sounds tacky, but it's true. You can do it any way you like it, it's very relaxed and friendly. The most dangerous thing about it is that you'll probably have a strong urge to get on your bike and travel to see the other end of the world by the time the meeting is over ...

Heike made a nice video of last year's summer meeting, have a look:

Horizons Unlimited Traveller Meeting Germany 2011 - YouTube

@Jens: work permitting I'll be there again this year :-)
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Hi all, I'm new here. I'm a girl riding solo and I'm considering joining the Germany meeting (i live in Belgium so it's not that far away). Are there any other girls/women travelling solo and coming to this event? It's just that I would love to do this but struggling a bit to get out of my comfort zone. Is it easy to meet people or are there many riders travelling in couples or groups? Is it safe? I would love to hear from you all! Thanks, Karolien
Hi Karolien
Me and a pal are heading to the German meeting (English & Flemish) - you're welcome to join us to ride down together. I'm on a R1100GS and my pal has an 1150GS . We've both booked online but haven't made final route plans yet so send me a PM if you want to get in touch. Departure from somewhere near Brussels or meet up along the way somewhere.
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Hu Germany 2012 Travellers Meeting,June 7-10

Hello Jens.
Just count me in.
I will be there again,this year,only I stilldon,t know what bike I take with me.
I met a German couple,last year in Australia,in Port Augusta. He was riding a 80,s Harley,and she was riding a 70,s Triumph(I did 25.000km in Australia on my Harley,last year)
We told each other,that we meet again at the HU Gemany in June.
See all of you again.
So long.
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Hello guys, only about 2 more months!

Hello friends out there,

first I want to ay sorry that I haven,t been online for a couple of weeks. Lot of working and Computer problems... Now I got a new Laptop, finally!

And - I was on Cuba - riding a motorcycle! Waht an island, crazy place!

I am just sorting out the pictures for the meeting...

- we could need some more presentations for the Meeting

- we could need some workshops, maybe first aid workshop, any doctor or nurse coming? Would be great!

- If you have questions about the location, facilities etc. please ask here, I will check several times per week from now on.

I am really looking forward to the Meeting, canĀ“t wait any longer to hear your travel stories!

See you soon - Jens
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Heike made a nice video of last year's summer meeting, have a look:

Horizons Unlimited Traveller Meeting Germany 2011 - YouTube
Best advertisment I've seen for an event for a very long time

@Karolien, Gecko,

I'm coming from Rotterdam, let me know about the plans, I might want to join the ride down.


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Hi all

I've just registered and am totally looking forward to this event! I've signed up for some volunteering and hope to meet you all there. Thanks again for the nice words.

@gecko and casper: I appreciate the offer. At the moment I think I'm going to ride there on my own pace (I will be leaving early thursday morning and won't be doing any highways) but I will definitely send you a PM if I change my mind.

take care
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@gecko and casper: I appreciate the offer. At the moment I think I'm going to ride there on my own pace (I will be leaving early thursday morning and won't be doing any highways) but I will definitely send you a PM if I change my mind.
Hi Karolien,

Due to work (lack of vacation days) I'm also forced to leave early Thursday.

No problem, my normal route for that part of Germany is normally Antwerp -> Liege, and then figure out what to do from there on...


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right, i've booked, i'm on my way.....
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I just booked in, I cannot make Ripley, I will be in Russia, so me and my Strom are on the way. I am also doing a presentation(if I get accepted), a few s should make that work OK
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The ferry is booked and my son and I will be there. Not on bikes this time though. If there are any Australians there, they will likely recognise what we turn up in.
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Hi Jim,

hope to see you there. Hope you're not coming by train

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Hi Jim,

hope to see you there. Hope you're not coming by train

Hans
HI, I haven't been on a train for many years. Last time was along the South coast of France. We will be coming in an Australian vehicle. It's quite rare to see one in Scotland.

I'll buy you a when I see you.

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