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Old 1 Sep 2008
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just to put my two-penneth in...

thanks from me and Suzanne for putting the weekend together (it was us on the black KTM 950 adventure).

What an honour for our first HU meet to be the first on the site and the last to leave. Talk about getting your monies worth!

Such a pleasure to be sharing a site with such a fantastic bunch of people (and the cider wasn't bad either).

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon, either at a proper meet or pitching a tent in your backyard (Mick).

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Thanks

A thread full of thankyou's is a small but fitting reward to Char and Gabe for a great weekend so I will happily add to it.

We all need to know the secrets of how you arranged such great weather for Saturday and the whole event hit the spot perfectly for me. Thanks to everyone who took the time to chat to Jackki and I and start the crucial sparks of inspiration the will get us planning for next year.

Our first HU event of many and I look forward to meeting many of you again out there over the months and years ahead. Good luck to all those with a trip lined up already.

Basic tips picked up on this first outing:
1. Bring a spare gas bottle if you really want that early morning brew!
2. Ignore the forecast and bring a set of waterproofs for EACH person on the bike - Jackki may have looked ridiculous in my waterproof but I was the one very very wet getting home
3. Get out there and do it - then do it some more.

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Top marks to Charlott & Gabe for a great weekend enjoyed the cider a little to much nice to get round & chat to so many like minded people. I was gowing to do the journey home in two stints but managed to do the eight miles in one go, all the best to the pig keep us informed.
All the best with the trip Kevin.
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Cheers to Char and Gabe, a great weekend and perfect in everyway! Well done for your efforts in bringing such a quality group of people together and putting on a great meet!

I got a whole lot of tips and ideas from everyone so my 'plan book' has once again grown in size. Oh, and the rideout was superb, just what was needed.

Despite the obligatory shower on the way back to London it was a sweet ride through the country towns along the A4, thanks to the guys that pointed that route out, and the sights along the way.

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Derek...on the blue 660 xtr
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What a Way to Spend a Weekend

Mine and Mark's first, and certainly not our last, meeting was made extra special by the fact that everybody we met were very welcoming, not judgemental, good fun to be with and all willing to pass on tips and snippets of knowledge that we found very useful. There was also the bonus of a day of sunshine on Saturday !

However, the thanks has got to go to Gabe & Char + mum & dad for taking time out to arrange such a good meet with excellent facilities - I couldn't believe that we were sat in the middle of a field in the middle of nowhere with Grant and Susan Johnson giving a slide show presentation onto a screen from their laptop.

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a few pics

just arrived







at the end of the offroad ride out


its a bit mucky

damage to Dereks xt

the repair

and the serow looking even smaller
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" " to the above damage, I now have it glued and ready for a reinforced panel on the rear (possibly also staples) so it should be back on the bike in no time
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mini meet

Good rebuild Derek, I bet you were a dap hand at airfix models .
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Isabel and I would also like to say a big thank you to Gabe and Charlotte for organizing this meeting. It was our first HU event but it won't be the last. Thanks also to Grant and Susan for their presentation and to everyone else for the chats, tips, advice and making it seem like our dream of just riding off into the sunset on our bikes isn't quite as mad as it seemed at first.

Look forward to meeting up with everyone again soon

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Thumbs up Great Weekend

Hi Gabe and Char,

Just a quick note from Cyprus, many thanks for a great weekend (even though I didn't have a bike to ride). It was great to meet everyone there and to see all of the bikes. For those of you that are interested it's bloody hot back here in Cyprus.

I will post some pics as soon as I have put them on my computer.

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Hi Gabe and Char

Just to add to what everyone else has said it was great to see every one and chat but it was very hard to leave and go home after only being there for a few hours but I couldn't get the weekend off
Glad you all had a good weekend and yes I was thinking of you all when I was hard at work all weekend



Note to self I must sort my life out and get more time off to go to bike events


well done it was nice to meet you and see you at the next one
Bob And Carole ( BMWR100GS that didn't stay )
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Guys!!!
Thank you for an ace weekend!
Top stuff.
You put a lot of time and effort into it all and it was well worth it. Turned out nice again!

I especially liked the instructional courses you arranged.
The "how to deal with wild boar" one was good.
"How to steal petrol in the dark" might come in useful too.
"Bike mounted pepper grinders" was quite an unusual lecture but very informative.
The mini wine tasting event was super as was the "find the porridge oats" contest.

The bluetooth ringtone session was one of my favourites though! Thanks riti "especially for those pics he he".

I loved Charlottes impression of a little boy in a kagoole on the Sunday morning, oh you guys!

Thanks again.
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Saw you riding past my apartment in Docklands a few days ago. Local or passing through?
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We're in the Isle of Dogs, not Docklands - toooo pricey for the likes of us!
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We're in the Isle of Dogs, not Docklands - toooo pricey for the likes of us!
Me too; near Blackwall! Catch you for a sometime.
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