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Old 4 May 2010
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Hello- This is my first post here, and my first time going to HUMM!

I'm riding my Yamaha WR250R to the event from Germany.

Unfortunately this thing only has a 2 gallon tank and can make it about 100 miles between fill-ups when riding hard off-road.

In the past, how long have the off-road riding days been? Miles/Hours? I'm trying to figure out if I should buy an aftermarket tank ($$$) and/or how many MSR or Rotopax bottles I should bring along.
Welcome!

Your tank size is small, but there are fuel stops at many of the small towns - they are marked on the map. Most teams stop for lunch in one of the towns, so pick one that has fuel and you're fine. You should carry a litre or so extra to be sure, but you're also running with others in your team - so as long as someone has a big tank and you bring a siphon hose you should be fine! And a litre container is a handy way to transfer fuel too.

We also have the event mid-week because fuel can be hard to get on the weekend! (Medical and other support can be difficult on the weekend too.)

Start time is 0800, and check in is 1800, so it's a good long day but not a killer.

have fun!
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Hi Folks

Another loner here considering joining the fold. I rode the humm in 08 (when Grant was able to link me up with a team) and thought I might give it another go this year since it is in the school holiday again.

Although I'm on a 652cc bike, above the 645 boundary, I would probably prefer to link up with some smaller bikes. For all my bike is a BMW, being an Xchallenge it is a dirt bike, not an off road tourer. I would rather ride the trails than head out on the road to the farthest points for the highest score.

I checked ferry prices today (from Plymouth) and got prices of £470 rtn to santander or £160 to roscoff. Looks like I will be going via roscoff then. I would expect to take a couple of days to ride down (I rode my ccm back to roscoff in a day last time but it was a bit of a mission). I'm going to hang fire on booking anything for a couple of days in the hope that somebody may be up for joining me on this side and riding down together. I'm also thinking about a day or more riding off road along the pyrenees before or after the event. I have some useful GPS routes for this.

I am pretty good with navigation, competent rather than blisteringly fast off road and enjoy a few glasses of or wine. I'm planning to camp as well (exiled scottish cheapskate) if that makes a difference.

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My team mates from last year can't make it so I'm looking for someone to ride with.

Last year was great fun and although we said we wouldn't take it too seriously, we were a bit fired up on day 2, having done quite well on day 1, and we came in 3rd in the over 645 group.

I will be taking it seriously this year and I'm looking for one or two others to team up with.

I can read a map but some of the checkpoint descriptions are a bit cryptic for me (or just plain misleading) so you need to be a bit of a lateral thinker.
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Update:

We have finally been able to make some welcome changes to required dates for booking and ordering stuff, so the good news is that registration will PROBABLY be OPEN till JUNE 29. See below for details!

Posted on the event page:
Important: Registration closes when we are FULL!
OR...

And yes we will REMOVE the registration form and post a note that we're full and registration is closed.
Otherwise the following holds:
The HUMM 2010 event registration fee is £159, payable in full by May 31 or within 7 days of registration after that date.

No refunds after May 31.

After May 31 to June 29, you can still register at £179.

June 29 to the event day - Yes you can register, but: £199, and you will NOT get a tshirt. Hotel space may or may not be available. You may get a photocopied booklet and map!
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We can put teams together before then if you ask, or we will wait till closing date and put them together then, which of course gives us the most flexibility.
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Just registered for the HUMM 2010 and simply can't wait.

My boyfriend will be going too, but I hope Susan and Grant will put us on seperate teams. More fun this way.

I ride a BMW F650GS and I have been riding for about 2 years. Done some gravel and off road, but not a lot. However I compensate with enthusiasme and willingness to experiment.

See you all in Spain

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Hello all, Henrietta, and to start with, Rossi!

I'm planning to continue my trip in the Pyrennees after the HUMM and I'd be fascinated to talk about your routes. I live in the pre-Pyrenees near Tremp, southwest of La Molina and have some great routes there that I can show you. Next week my teammate in Team Cat-attack and I are going to splice them all together into what I hope to be well over 100 kms of virtually continuous off-road. We'll be making a 'circumnavigation' of the Conca de Tremp, which is a huge depression surrounded by very varied limestone Sierras - you can get an idea from my earlier posts and I'll be making a googlemap of the route when I eventually get home in two weeks time!

On the Friday after the HUMM I'll be catching up with Mrs S at a super campsite, Camping Collegats, where we have booked a plot as we have a small but raucous pack of huskies, called 'The Pack', so we have to plan ahead, especailly at that time of year. So that's the day to plan a cross mountain route from La Molina. I won't be able to ride with you on the Saturday as I'll be doing a turn-around at our holiday cottage nearby, while Mrs S gets 'her' BMW G650 X-Country back! To this end I'd very much like to pick your brains about your Beemer, as I'm thinking about this a second bike. My main worrry is the seat height.

Now for Henrietta, and indeed anyone else: Team Cat-attack is open to all, see our 'manifesto' for details! This includes you Rossi, but I guess you're looking for a bit more action!

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Maps for HUMM 2010

What Map(s) do we need for this years HUMM?

I know we are sent one as part of the entry fee/riders notes, but want to make sure we have a spare, and enough for 1 each in the team!

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The maps were sent last Tuesday, so your team mate should have the map Mike.

FWIW - the map is #14, Bergueda. Available from Sanfords if you want an extra.

We have a couple of extras just in case of a disaster.
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Hello Grant,

I mailed you a few weeks ago asking about the maps and Susan told me that this year they would be handed out on arrival - so can you clarify the above two posts?

This is particularly important as I'm now in the wilds of Galicia until the day before the HUMM so a) I can't recieve the map at my address, and b) I can't get to any map shop for another copy, which is why I mailed you in the first place!

Can you also tell me which map series your "#14 Berguda", is from?

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Hello Grant,

I mailed you a few weeks ago asking about the maps and Susan told me that this year they would be handed out on arrival - so can you clarify the above two posts?

This is particularly important as I'm now in the wilds of Galicia until the day before the HUMM so a) I can't recieve the map at my address, and b) I can't get to any map shop for another copy, which is why I mailed you in the first place!

Can you also tell me which map series your "#14 Berguda", is from?

Thank you

Simon

That was the plan - but a lot of people requested them in advance, so we sent them out - and I forgot about you being on the road. No worries - we'll set one aside for you two.

Detailed info on map:

ICC: Institut Cartografic de Catalunya 14
Bergued�*

More available from:

http://www.stanfords.co.uk/stock/bergueda-141981/

http://www.mapsworldwide.com/sku_10916.htm

Hope that helps!
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by the way, have a look at ICC - Institut Cartogr�*fic de Catalunya
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Thanks Grant,

If you sent it by normal post then the map should be waiting for me at thge address I gave when registering, otherwise it will have been returned by the time I get there.

I may also be able to buy the ICC map in Tarragona, where there is a branch of said Institute, on my way to the HUMM - if they have it in stock as Berguda is at the other end of the 'nation'!

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All were sent by normal post, yes.
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It's late I know ... but ... are there still places for the event and in the Manolia hotel?
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