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Old 17 Jan 2006
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Creel, Copper Canyon 2006

Meeting registration is posted here so you can now register.

I plan on staying at least a few days after to do a little riding, so if you want someone to ride the area with let me know. (Fun off-road is the plan!)

See you all there!

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Grant,

Would love to attend again but will be in South America on my biggie trip. Enjoy Copper Canyon.

John


NOTE: The campground MAY change - so don't book accommodation yet!

I plan on staying at least a few days after to do a little riding, so if you want someone to ride the area with let me know. (Fun off-road is the plan!)

See you all there!

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I'll be back this year.

Thanks to Grant, Ibarra, and all for a great time once again.

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Just found an extra week of vacation

I wonder if it is possible to make Creel from Calgary and back in October in a week? Hmmm, time to do some research...



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Don't miss an opportunity to print out a few posters that Grant has on the Creel page and take them to your local dealer's open house.

We did that today in Scottsdale and we even got Helge Pedersen to promote the event. He had some nice things to say about Grant and the HU site in general.
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I´m in

Grant:
Again I am in this year, I am making great publicity in all moto-clubs in town and around.
If you send me the poster in Corel format I could translate it to spanish and maybe ad some attractive "mexican" text, then I could print it and post it at the clubs meetings.

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Pre-event info for Creel!

See the thread here - a bunch of us will ride Festival Cultural Huachinera 2006 before heading to Creel. You do not want to miss this gathering!

See http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137846
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The new facilities look nice.

Hopefully, I'll see some of you in Douglas, AZ for a nice ride into La Ruta de la Sierra Alta, and the rest of you I'll see in Creel.

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Huachinera Festival 2006

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Originally Posted by gaspipe
Hopefully, I'll see some of you in Douglas, AZ for a nice ride into La Ruta de la Sierra Alta, and the rest of you I'll see in Creel.

GP
Here's some detailed information on the pre-event Gaspipe is referring to:

Festival Cultural Huachinera 2006

Huachinera, in the Opata language means "Mesa de Huata Sagrada" (the mesa of the sacred cedar.) The municipality was founded by Juan Evangelista de Huachinera, in 1645 by Missionary Cristobal Garcia. The territory now outlined by the municipality was occupied in pre-Hispanic times by the Opata indians.



Located some 250 miles from the Douglas AZ, border, Huachinera is within a days ride and easy to access even for a quick weekend escapade...





October 5th through the 8th, this extraordinarily friendly municipality holds a Cultural Festival, which includes all sorts of cool activities like; live music, a philarmonic orchestra, rondallas, fireworks, art exhibits, horsmen exhibits and shows, finger licking antojitos, and an endless supply of fine Mexican brew....Mas cerveza por favor!

And guess what ?
We're all invited !!!

Friday October 6th, Gaspipe, k-7 and of course yours trully will be waiting at the Douglas / Agua Prieta border crossing, for any and all who is ready to live this unforgettable experience...
We will be riding down the dirt route discovered 2 years ago by GP himself, which is suitable for small and big dualies alike, composed of mostly packed dirt with loose small rocks on top, including a short sandy section, this road can be safely navigated by skilled riders onboard big GS's or 950 Adv's as gracefully demonstrated by k-7 last year.
Here are a few teasers as to what you'll encounter along this ride, as seen through LVR's, GP's and my camera lenses....












Last year Huachinera hosted a cabalcade of more than 2500 horsemen...



En route to the HU Creel Meeting ?

You'll be pleased to know that from Huachinera, you can head down to Creel on 3 different routes:
Paved roads, mildly challenging dirt roads, and hard core dirt roads...
There's an alternative for every type of bike and skill level.
We can provide anyone who's interested with detailed route sheets, maps and GPS waypoints for all 3 routes, so all you have to do is simply pick one and go have the time of your life. Huachinera is 2-3 days from Creel, depending on which route you choose, and the speed at which you ride.

I do wish to highlight the fact that this is NOT an organized ride.... we simply wish to share an open invitation by the amazingly gracious and hospitable folks from this town, who provided us with a uniquely warm welcome and an unforgettable experience last year.

The municipal president and Jess Davila, http://www.jessdavila.com/site/552116/page/45029
shared with us during our visit, that these comunities are in serious jeopardy, in the sense that most of their young leave these towns and migrate either to the US or other major cities in Mexico, simply to find a job and make ends meet. We find this very moving and sad. So what can we do to help?
Help them, by riding into town that weekend, and spending a few dollars in camping fees, great food and maybe a small souvenir to bring back home.
This will have a direct impact on many wonderful Huachinera families.

Jess Davila and Co. have assigned a specific parsel near the main plaza for all of us to camp, there will be rustic restroom and shower facilities, and the friendliest people around to take care of all our needs.

Send either one of us (k-7, GP, Ibarra) a PM if you have any questions




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Just saying....the new location looks excellent!
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Arrow Looking for riders from Colorado

Fresh from the Leadville HU meeting I am looking forward to the warmth (??) of the one in Mexico. Hey, if we can have a good meeting in the Leadville rain, Creel sunshine will be great!
I would like to test the waters for other riders leaving from Colorado on the Sat or Sunday before the meeting. I was thinking about taking 3 days to get there from Denver, 2 if we have an early start and a looong day the first day. The plan would be to split motel cost on the way, and to keep each other on the right track to Creel.
Alternatively we can set up location and meeting times along the way (Santa Fe, Abuquerque, Las Cruces) for riders coming from other states, before crossing the border.
Was thinking that if the planning starts early enough it will help keep all on track with time off work and off other vacation commitments. It happened to me last year ...
BTW, how warm is it in Creel in October?

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Creel in October is PERFECT riding weather - not too hot and uncomfortable to wear proper protection, with crisp and cool nights - sometimes frost on the bikes in the morning.

I can't wait...

See you there!
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I can't wait...

See you there!


Grant did you receive my E-mail regarding a sugestion for an onsite photo course?


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Photo course in Mexico

Yes - how many are interested in a half day photo course? Humberto would like to see my composition course extended to a half day, at a reasonable fee. I'm game - what about you? How much is fair? $40? What do you think?

We'll focus on composition of course, but also tips on shooting bikes on the move, and anything else that comes to mind.
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