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For those of you who came to my talk on "Africa" and Steves talk on "Tea" we both travelled with the same American called Tom. A couple of years apart.
Anyway - I had a great time and would like to thank all those who made it happen
Could I just make a plug for presenters. These meetings only work if we have presenters and to do that people have to volunteer. If you have been on any sort of trip then PLEASE volunteer to do a presentation at the next meeting.
PS I FINALLY got my UK registration plate when I got back from the meet. It's taken over 2 months but now my Alaska BMW is now a UK BMW and road legal.
Well done to the organisers, speakers and volunteers. Everything was of so much a higher standard than I imagined, toilets, showers, bar etc. Sure they got the pricing on the grub a little on the strong side (£7.50 for a breakfast plus another quid for a a cup of tea to go with it) but hey, it tasted really good and was served punctually and with a smile. You gotta cut these guys a bit of slack, it must be a steep old learning curve your first time out. I thought the venue was great although I did wonder that given the farms eco credentials should I feel a little guilty with my 30 year selfish obsession with burning as much fossil fuel as possible in the petrol tanks of my motorcycles. Nah!
I didn't attend any of the talks on the Saturday daytime as the opportunity to explore the north Devon coast was too much to resist so my Bro and I knocked out a cheeky 200 miler; however those that I did go to in the evenings were first class. Particularly Matthew's '7 day adventures'. (In the shearing shed, Priceless!). Apricot jam/yoghurt guy which was it?, your presentation was great too. Not many there but I think you were up against motorcycle travel royalty in the other presentation room. Never mind, I laughed like a drain, glad I was there.
I loved getting to talk to so many of you ( Altberg Hogg guy, Harley riders, and dude with the spooky R80/XT lovechild bike who knows the Picos like the back of his hand, to name but a few. I loved seeing the variety of bikes you all go adventuring on; you may have seen me on my XT with the white long range tank. It's nothing to shout about as it is getting on a bit now and bares the scars of quite a number of 'offs', my body has a few scars to match. It is a real handful off-road when loaded with camping gear so I am in absolute awe of you GS riders who ride those enormous bikes off-road. You are motorcycling gods as far as I am concerned.
Surely given the geographical location of this venue, by that I mean its accessability to such a large number of the UK motorcycle adventuring population (South West, Wales, London, Midlands) and the excellent organisation by Charlotte and Gabe, this event is bound to grow in the coming years to rival Ripley. What do you think ?
A consideration if this event got much bigger would have to be the catering, either have volunteers working over a longer spread of time to provide food for all, or bring in some additional catering. The Ripley kitchen is larger and has pro staff to cope with the larger numbers.
I liked the size and the venue and catering was acceptable considering it was volunteers, although personally if they could let me know what the menu is next time, sausage on Sat morning, sausages on Sat evening and sausages on Sunday morning, then I get home and guess what? Sausages are the only things thawed in my fridge and before you say takeaway, this is Upper Cwmtwrch.
Well done to the organisers, speakers and population (South West, Wales, London, Midlands) and the excellent organisation by Charlotte and Gabe, this event is bound to grow in the coming years to rival Ripley. What do you think ?
Oi, A lot of us live further north! :-) Ripley is more central and accessible by more of the country. Brizzle is either a boring 2.5-3 hrs on the motorway or 5.5 via the borders. (From Liverpool/Manc), but a far better ride :-)
"Well if anyone else in the North/North West wants to set up a meeting and knows locations, I'll be willing to help out..."
Me too, I have been trying for ages along with other people from my area (Wirral) to find a suitable site but the moment you mention bikes people run away!!
Northumberland or Scottish borders is what I had in mind when I meant further up north. Most places south of Ripley are a long way to ride for a good many of the Scottish contingency and I can see no reason why they should not have an "official" HUBB meet. I think I mentioned this in jest a few months ago on another post?
Rugby clubs seem quite reasonable places to try out of the Rugby Season. A lot of the rallies I have been to over the last few years use them and my own club still runs an annual rally at one. Most of the facilities are there such as toiltes, showers, a bar, kitchen and some have a covered area other than the bar big enough for presentations. I think a typical charge is about £500 for the premises and of course they make over the bar and on food as well. We break even at around 160.
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