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Old 24 Jun 2007
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Thanks For A great Meet

I would just like to thank Glynn Grant & Susan Sam & all the other people who put in so much work to make this a great meet. See you at the HUMM
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I had an excellent time and made loads of great new friends and learnt so much.

Even the poor weather couldn't put a damper on a thoroughly well organised and prepared event.

I think what really made it was the people. Everyone was friendly, honest and willing to help out where they could.

The roadkill cookout was fantastic (many thanks to all there), especially as I got to skin and prepare a rabbit.

The fire kept us all nice and warm and the great singer/guitarist was enjoyed by all.

Thanks again

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We had a brilliant time as well - just day trippers as we live only 30 miles away so popped in on friday night and most of the day saturday but had a great time and will attend all of it next year!

Thank you to everyone who i spoke to - you are all inspiring

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Thank you

What a great weekend!

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make it an excellent few days, despite all the dampness.

Thank you to everyone who brought their bits and bobs to the Scratch Patch table (I never thought it would be so exciting to give things away!). It looked like there were some great goodies that went to new homes

(I wasn't mad about the sudden appearance of the 'these items are free, please make a donation to charity' sign & collection cup that appeared - not exactly in line with the intention of doing it, for once, without finding an opportunity to get cash out of people. ).

But, the response was really positive, nonetheless. Thanks everyone!
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Sentiments seconded, even though I was gone by Friday lunchtime it was great to meet a few new people and hear some new stories and plans. Hope it didn't get too wet for ya!

Next year I may book into a B&B like a big girls blouse!

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A fantastic weekend indeed

and... as a newbie to the Hubb and my first meeting, I thoroughly enjoyed it...it was nice to meet people on adventure bikes for a change...where I live they all...well most off them ride super bikes..."yawn yawn"
But yea the meeting was great and hats off to the kitchen and bar staff, they kept us all alive and well, oh and not forgetting the free meat at the fire.
I met some great people and will never forget them.
Thanks to one and all.
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I would also like to add my thanks to all the contributors, organisers especially Glynn, Grant & Susan and Sam as well as all the volunteers plus the owners and staff of Lumb farm for a great weekend.

Although my first meeting it was great to unexpectedly meet up with old friends.

I can defiantly say I made some new friends, learnt a lot, am inspired to cure the itchy feet and get back out there and remembered how great a get together can be with like minded people. The rabbit with honey followed by squirrel was particularly noteworthy.

Hopefully we wont need life jacket's for the next one.

Once again thanks to all who attended for making a great weekend.
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Cheers

Thanx to all that supported/organised the Meet... The War Office and I had a great time...

Sentiments to be repeated I guess, but learnt a lot, meet some great like minded people and as a bonus; also I got to consume a vast quantity of ... (as well as received first class Brazilian First Aid treatment )

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I thought the scratch pad was also great . When i saw the donation cup (for riders for health i went & found somthing i didnt need (even if it was only a bag of apples & not really a travel item " but they went") if you have a problem with asking for donations may be you could write " if you want leave a donation". As no one was checking anyway this is what probably happend in reality.
Thanks again Kev
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Great HU meet

As usual, another winner. We are really lucky to have this here in the UK - can you imagine if it was in Australia or somewhere and you couldnt get there?

Yes congrats to all involved, esp. Grant Susan and Glynn, and my admiration for the excellent speakers who were all so good.

The only worry is for the nation's economy as people were throwing sickies left right and centre! I was forced to throw a sickie for 2 days for the Thursday and Friday. Then I REALLY got sick with flu from the damp tent and I am now at work BUT REALLY ILL!

Instant karma?

Good roads! Great Meet!
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I would like to add my thanks to the list... our first meeting and a chance to catch up with my fellow Motorcycle Outreach dudes and to finally put a face to the voice of Paul (Mr Carnet) Gowan - thank you Paul for your time going through our plans for next year and for putting up with my endless questions!

Three cheers for the staff of The Lumb who worked their socks off providing grub and drinks throughout the day and evenings.

Three cheers for the wonderful people we met and the great presentations.

Three HUGE cheers for the endlessly cheerful HU people and for putting on an amazing event...

roll on the next one!

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My first (finally!) HU meeting...

and what a great event it turned out to be.

Thanks to all.

I was astounded at the number of earplugs you all bought from me! Thanks to all who did for your patience and understanding as things got more and more chaotic! I think you all went away happy though

My 2p on the Scratch Table thing...

I sold a second hand set of waterproofs (the weather worked in my favour for this) which I wanted to donate to Riders. There was, at the time, no pot for the charity so I bought £20's worth of raffle tickets and tore them up. This contributed to the number of unclaimed winners being called. Had the pot been on the scratch table I could just have put the money in there (as I did when I sold some waterproof gloves later in the day).

I also put about £20 worth of earplugs on the table hoping this would help Riders for Health. It wasn't surplus kit I didn't need. It was all perfectly saleable stock. I'd like to think it didn't all just go into people's pockets or on eBay... not the spirit in which it was donated.

The idea that the charity pot was 'trying to get money out of people' doesn't really ring true for me.

I see the spirit of it as give and take. I was in a position to give, so I did.
Others may not have had items to donate but may have wanted to give back as well as take, and the charity pot seemed to me an ideal way to provide them with an opportunity to do so.

Nothing on that table ever had a price tag on it and there was no obligation to put money in.

Maybe next year some different wording could be used so people don't feel pressured but I think the idea was a great one and I hope to see it again next time.
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bring and buy sale for riders for health next year

A great rally again, I had thought that working on reception would put the dampers on seeing presentations and enjoying myself but it was great to meet so many of the visitors that it more than made up for having to be on the front desk.

I would like to hear what people think about making the scratch patch a bring and buy sale for riders for health next year, visitors will be invited to bring motorcycle, camping or travel related items as before but a donation of some sort, the amount will be up to the "buyer" will be invited for riders for health.

It was my suggestion to put the donations tin on the table this year and the notice read "these items are free but a donation would be appreciated" not "these items are free, please make a donation to charity" as written elsewhere on this page. I am sorry if this upset some people but nobody benefitted from this except riders for heath, items could still be taken for nothing if people did not wish to donate or had already done so at some other time.
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I want to say Thanks to ALL who had a part in this years event. It was my first and will not be my last. The wealth of information has helped me make many difficult choices much easier, I also think that it has significantly cut down the learning curve. Thank you so much for that! I felt very much at home this weekend it is truly a wonderful thing to be around like minded people and not to be asked "why" I do these things.. I was only sad to see it come to an end.
Thanks again Glynn Grant & Susan Sam & every one else.
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The idea of the donations jar was a good idea as far as I'm concerned. It made it seem easier to get something from the table ( I got 2 pairs of earplugs before leaving for home) It meant you could take something and bung a couple of quid in for it and not feel like you were shoplifting
The wording on the jar wasn't offensive nor pressurising at all.



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It was my suggestion to put the donations tin on the table this year and the notice read "these items are free but a donation would be appreciated" not "these items are free, please make a donation to charity" as written elsewhere on this page. I am sorry if this upset some people but nobody benefitted from this except riders for heath, items could still be taken for nothing if people did not wish to donate or had already done so at some other time.
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