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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.
Andy Makin 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).
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 this year???
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
I'm headed back to Morocco in September. Unfortunately I have an event in London on 17 September which I can't miss, so I won't be arriving in Malaga until about 21 September. Pity I will miss this, as I really enjoyed the first inaugural meet, especially Vaufi's talk on South Africa.
We're visiting friends in the south of France and then Spain, leaving UK on 31st so will be down there around the right time. Is it a casual "mini meet" i.e. no cost :-) Or a full blown Ripley type affair? We're tight on funds so it will make the decision for us!
Freeee? (say it with a Scottish accent), I guess so, we are small meet, nothing like the size of Ripley. But anyone and everyone are always welcome.
For those that have updated us on their travel plans, we are just coming off the back of mini heat wave, air temperatures in the mid 40's and road temperatures 15 to 20 degrees higher - although there was a noticeable drop today of about 10 or more degrees.
I mention this because:
(a) we are expecting seasonal intermittent showers and the roads maybe slimier than a greased ice rink and
(b) be prepared against dehydration if the temperatures stay high.
Holiday is ready,bike is ready,I am ready, just count me in, I,ll get there. First go to a BMW rally in the UK,change bike on Sunday,and leave Belgium on Monday morning 5 o,clock,so normaly, I be there on Thursday evening. Do I have to bring some extra cooking stuff with me?, to make our own meals,like last year ( I loved it)
See you there on the Harley)
Back home since yesterday,after a great Europe trip.(5790km in total) The rally this year was another GREAT organisation from Andy and Allison(thanks for the food and the Coca Cola) My mate Jef,had also a wonderful time,he said. Hope to see you next year to go together to Faro(As you know,Ill be in Australia next year in September) but don,t worry,we see each other again someday somewhere.
Now I know,that,if people ask me,Why do you go so far for such a small meeting,I can always say: because I know that I am going to meet wonderful people over there,and than it makes no different how far I have to travel.If I go 150 km to my dealer for service and a coffee,I easely can go 2.500 km for a good week-end.
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