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Bossies 6 Mar 2007 09:29

HU Meeting : South Africa
Just starting this post to make people start thinking about organising a lekker gathering somewhere in SA.

If anyone is thinking of organising a meet then give a shout. I will be more than happy to help out after March next year.

I have a big empty field on a river close to Port Elizabeth. Couple of chemical toilets, 2 tonnes of wood, 4 sheep spits, a truck load of Windhoek...

I noted from another thread that people are thinking of one near Johies. I'm there!!!

michnus 14 Oct 2007 15:01

We have the Wilddog bash on the 9/10/11 of Nov 2007 in Hogsback, can visit us their if you want.

Frank Warner 15 Oct 2007 04:33

You really do need a
laptop + projector + screen inside a room to show photos/slides/power point stuff...

The ones in OZ are small .. say 100 people at most .. not the 500 they get in the UK .. expect similar numbers in SA..

Good luck with it .. they are good in finding out things.

XT GIRL 17 Oct 2007 06:17


Originally Posted by michnus (Post 154366)
We have the Wilddog bash on the 9/10/11 of Nov 2007 in Hogsback, can visit us their if you want.

Where is Hogsback?

michnus 17 Oct 2007 19:02

The Wilddog bash is the local dual sport site in South Africa, we have an annual bash and it attracks around 100 people, we have it in different venues each year.
This year is in Hogsback in the Eastern Cape province in South Africa.

Have alook at the site

Wild Dog Adventure Riding - Index

StevenD 22 Oct 2007 23:20

Aaah, thats a shame.. i just arrive a day later in cape town, otherwise i would have visited this event :thumbup1:

Grant Johnson 26 Nov 2007 22:15

Any further interest in a South Africa HU Meeting?

There's been lots of interest over the last few years, but someone really needs to take the lead and get it sorted! :)

Let me know if you're interested!:clap:

XT GIRL 7 Feb 2008 06:10

Is this still alive??

Can we do it? How bout APRIL?? There's 8 of us going to be in SA in APRIL... already....


XT GIRL 7 Feb 2008 06:13


Originally Posted by Bossies (Post 128846)
If anyone is thinking of organising a meet then give a shout. I will be more than happy to help out after March next year.

April?? That good!!??


Can we skydive into your field??

Frank Warner 11 Feb 2008 03:54

Maybe you lot of visitors can do it where no local has had the intrest?

Set a date and a place. Try to have

1) good weather .. (easier than Europe!)
2) some place that takes say 100 people - some camping others in rooms. Witha bar, food .. and maybe a meeting room? Or and outside covered shealter (saves getting hot in teh sun [no rain])
3) a weekend is best.

The hardeest part is the place, maybe some local HU community could help?

So - who will give the talks .. you visitors can - you'll have plenty of advice at the end of teh trip .. go for it! And you'll probably have some locals come along and give their ideas an airing too.

XT GIRL 16 Feb 2008 17:57

Yay!! That sounds perfect!

We're both ex-locals and know lots of bikers still there - maybe we can hustle up some more HU supporters!

My only objection, would be a TALK....

We can't even sit still long enough to learn how to change our bike tires, let alone have a taaaalllk!!!!

: )

I'm goin to look for a suitable place, right away!

Bossies 3 May 2008 17:02

Right ....what now?
So now that the dust has settled and we are settled in SA it will be interesting to see what we can make of a SA Meeting.

I appreciate that there are other meetings in SA with various organisations but none, as far as I can determine, follow the same approach as the HU Meetings where the emphasise is on the talks and lectures presented by HU community members. The emphasis in SA, it seems, is on the out rides and competitions. Obviously both are a fantistic social event.

Let me know if there is anyone out there interested in getting something going.

quastdog 3 May 2008 18:42

HU meet in SA? Tell me where and when and I'll be there! :thumbup1:

I'd say this event is more like the one in Viedma, Argentina in December. Lots of travelers dropping in, and more interested in just meeting up, sharing some brews and stories from the road with other travelers than doing presentations. But we'd certainly share what we've learned to anyone who asks.

Of course, the food has to be memorable to make it a successful event, IMHO.

I'll pitch in and help out where I can but I'm in Buenos Aires at the present getting the bike sorted out before hopping over to Cape Town. I'll be there shortly (June), so this would be a great chance for me to learn about traveling in South Africa.

BTW: since I'm an American, my Oxford American Dictionary (is Oxford American an oxymoron or what?) says traveler/travelers/traveling has one 'el'... so my apologies (er, excuse) for the Brits who think my spelin suks. :stupid:

Frank Warner 7 May 2008 04:44


Originally Posted by impasto (Post 174921)
My only objection, would be a TALK....

Take a subject .. like "bike preperation' (or some subject you are intrested in .. could be that tent that is not working in SA) ... take 1 large beer .. sit down at the front and start talking about it .. by the time you finish the beer the rest of 'em will be talking too. Easy. They are all bike riders so won't want prefection. Just a real person. And rather than talk to one person you have a group. So you can get different ideas. Presenting does not mean you know it all - indead you can do so to find out more.

PS I' an OZie so I talk/write strine. Australian English Glossary from A to Zed

thecanoeguy 24 Feb 2012 01:32

meeting in south africa
hey guys over there ,how about rustling up a meeting next year in 2013 ,in mid april ,i am coming over from oz on my klr650 then on my way to europe and need to grill your brains on the best way up , find a cool place in a great little town some where on the beach up in the mountains ,no matter ,drink beer, talk shit ,all good

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