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Jkrijt, I travel between Gibraltar (A.K.A. Gib) and Malaga weekly. Be sure to look me up (for a possibly ) when you come down this way.
Thanks for the invitation. I always love to stop for a chat, cold and some inside info about the area I'm traveling.
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Dakota! Do you have a date in mind for a meet up this year?


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Just wanted to run this by people.

Anybody interested in coming to 'taster' meeting in late September this year? Not so much time to organise as the one planned for next year and if there are less than 40 people, it would have to be an 'unofficial' meeting.

Ideas and comments welcome.
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How about either the last 2 weekends in September/first 2 weekends in October? The weather should have started cooling off by then plus flights (if that's what people want) will be a little cheaper.

I know that instead of 'testing the waters' with people, I should just go ahead and book it and hope for the best. I'll see if the camp site is available for one of these weekends.
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Sounds good. I can make all those weekends, but Oct would be better for me.

Anyone else up for it?
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Any of those dates are OK with me.

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A Spanish meet sounds great..

I need an excuse to give my travel bike a test and practice my Spanish.

Anytime after the brats go back to school and the roads are quieter is good.

Late September is best but ill DEFFO show up if theres going to be a good show of people.
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So hows the meet progress coming along ???
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Slowly Ted, slowly.

Though there's been lots of views on this thread, there's only been a handful of people shown an interest. We've been holding off for this year as we're waiting for the Portugal meet to go ahead. Grant says it's going to happen and we'll be there if it does.

We still like the idea of running something informal later this year so are you up for it?

Btw, did you see Andy had uploaded the service manual on his website?
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Though there's been lots of views on this thread, there's only been a handful of people shown an interest. We've been holding off for this year as we're waiting for the Portugal meet to go ahead. Grant says it's going to happen and we'll be there if it does.

We still like the idea of running something informal later this year so are you up for it?

Btw, did you see Andy had uploaded the service manual on his website?
Looks like ill be aiming my front wheel to Portugal this year then but If you manage an informal meet then ill be up for that instead.

Cant afford both really.. Im sure a 2008 HU Spanish meeting will be VERY popular once a proper date is set etc.
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Cheers for that Ted.

As soon as we know what's happening with Portugal, we know what we'll be doing here. We could always meet up in Spain and ride to Portugal together if you can wangle a few extra days off playing on your Playstation?

I've got a mate who's just moved out of Liverpool to Speke - are you all as mad as she is???
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Cheers for that Ted.

As soon as we know what's happening with Portugal, we know what we'll be doing here. We could always meet up in Spain and ride to Portugal together if you can wangle a few extra days off playing on your Playstation?

I've got a mate who's just moved out of Liverpool to Speke - are you all as mad as she is???
Id say we are definately some of the more colourful of Brits

Im just after an excuse to spend a week on the bike in late summer. I need to do a proper road trip to test out my new baby.

Maybe i could try and organise a possie to travel to the meet in Portugal or maybe meet y'all in Spain..

Talking about Playstations, im sitting here in work now on the 4.30-midnight shift (depressing) so looking for new work. I was quite tempted to head for southern spain and work the bars over the summer but id more likely be spending more than saving if i did that.
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The best way is not to work through the summer here. Work in the UK for 6-8 months of the year and earn as much as you can, then live in Spain for the rest of the year. It's soooooo cheap to live here (compared with UK) - /coffee 1 euro, 3 course meal 6-8 euro. My rent is 300 euros per month (currently having a house built). Petrol is just over 1 euro/litre so a full tank is around 12 euros for the XT's. You can come and help arrange the HU meet!!

And just incase you think you'd get bored of Spain, look at the pics on advrider of a group of French guys who have just driven past our door - wish we'd known they were passing through:
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The best way is not to work through the summer here. Work in the UK for 6-8 months of the year and earn as much as you can, then live in Spain for the rest of the year. It's soooooo cheap to live here (compared with UK) - /coffee 1 euro, 3 course meal 6-8 euro. My rent is 300 euros per month (currently having a house built). Petrol is just over 1 euro/litre so a full tank is around 12 euros for the XT's. You can come and help arrange the HU meet!!

And just incase you think you'd get bored of Spain, look at the pics on advrider of a group of French guys who have just driven past our door - wish we'd known they were passing through:
Andalucian trip... - ADVrider

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Possibly the strangest traffic offence ever in Spain
I'd LOVE to do that but sadly my financial "escape" plan would be thrown way off track. Im saving about 600 a month and I HAVE to be able to do that for the next 18 months without fail if I want to get to Argentina in late 08 (which I have to in able to get there for spring).

Im earning crap here at Sony so looking for ways to boost my income. Maybe even a saturday bar job when the smoking ban comes in.
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Grant - long time, no speak.

I really want to pin down a date for the HU meet next year. I see from the polls that September had the highest percentage of interest so how does the first or second weekend in September sound? Does that fit in with your scedule? I don't want it to clash with other organised meetings and I see Belgium is around that time. If we had them on consecutive weekends, would people be interested in attending both?

The 'taster/test the waters' meet we're doing next month is Moto Andalucia and we've got Tim Cullis, Hans (aka Vaufi) and Mike Anderson here doing talks on Morocco, Garmin GPS, South Africa and Incident Management. Maria (Franglais Riders, currently in South America) is pencilled in for next year and I hope if Ted ever makes it (to?) back from South America he'll be here too.
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Sorry I had to bail this year Dakota.... I was looking forward to coming down but instead im going to South America a year earlier instead.

Ill make sure im at the 2008 one and if your stuck, I could maybe do a talk about South America, XT's or mechanics etc !
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