Dates: 9-12 September (we'll be there from Thursday afternoon to meet early arrivals)
Camping: Usual place - Camping Presa La Vinuela
and again we would encourage sharing of pitches to reduce camp site costs.
Itinerary: We've realised over the past few years that people who come to our meeting like to have a relaxing time after long journeys here so the emphasis on the weekend will be to meet fellow travellers and generally have a relaxing time.
That said, we'll be having the following presentations:
Geoff Shingleton - the unforgettable and colourful Mr Shingleton
will be doing a presentation on what to do in the event of a bike accident. Crash Test Dummy will be his ever suffering volunteer and will attempt to play dead (or at least unconscious) while Geoff performs his magic and revives her. For those who haven't seen his presentation, he can be seen on the Achievable Dream DVD which was filmed at a previous HU Spain meeting.
Geoff is a mine of information and his demo's on changing a tyre are quite funny especially when requiring help from fellow bikers - how may men does it take to change a tyre?
And we may be in for a treat if Crash Test Dummy and Mr Shingleton have another 'awesome' profiterole fight
- what a waste of profiteroles I say.
Steve & Sara
have kindly offered to talk about their first trip to Morocco last year after leaving the 2009 meeting. Maybe we could also persuade Sara to do a demo on how to pick up a bike
will be having a small presentation entitled 'What Samuel L Jackson taught me about Adventure Motorcycling'. He's also become quite an expert at making Penny Stoves and whilst they are not easy to make 'in the field', he'll have some Blue Peter specials available to demonstrate (here's one I made earlier for the uneducated).
I hope to see all the usual suspects there - we may be a small meeting, but we know how to have fun - breakfast on Sunday morning
And Rainer, if you're coming, please bring your awesome wife with you because she is a fantastic masseuse and so say all of us.
We've not planned any routes yet, but we'll make sure there's a few ride outs
arranged. Anybody up for riding the goat
Any other volunteers or ideas, please let me know.
If you've never been to one of our meetings before, there's plenty of photo's of where we ride on our website - Moto Andalucia
- with lots of photos of past meetings. Remember, it's not how big it is, it's how much fun you have