México, 2006: El cuarto satisfacer anual de los viajeros de México

Por que vale la pena participar en uno de los "Travellers Meetings" de Horizons Unlimited?

Podras conocer gente que no te tira de loco por querer subirte a tu moto y atravesar America del Sur, Asia, el continente Africano o de hecho darle la vuelta la mundo! Admitelo tus amigos “normales†y la mayoria de tus familiares temen por tu salud mental! Asi es que esta es tu mejor oportunidad de conocer gente que te felicitara por tu arrojo y tu locura, que compartira sus experiencias y consejos, y que tal vez volveras a ver en Mongolia o Timbuktu!

Apesadumbrado, éste no es todo en español, o aún buen español. Para las preguntas, entrar en contacto con por favor:

Anfitriones locales:

Gerardo Ibarra, en Indianapolis, USA

Para la reservación de los cuartos en español, o para los residentes de México que tienen apuro usando PayPal, o cualquier otro problema o pregunta, contacto Teléfono en México: 614 4 31 89 32

Contact Grant in English only for the rest!

Este es el segundo ano consecutivo que se lleva a cabo el "HU Travellers Meeting" en Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico, continuando con el exito rotundo del ano anterior….

Para este ano, esperamos, contar con la participacion de mas de 150 moto viajeros de diferentes partes del mundo, incluyendo; Norte America, Europa, America Central y del Sur.

In mensas barrancas - photo by the Ibarra brothers

El Plan

Es muy facil, simplemente llega en tu moto el Lunes o Martes, tomate una chela, y cuentanos todas tus aventuras y como te fue en el trayecto, tomate otra chela y acompananos durante una magnifica cena de comida Mexicana. El Martes 10 y Jueves 12 seran dedicados a hacer recorridos de un dia en la moto, aventurandonos por los mas interesantes y bellos rincones de la Sierra Tarahumara. A partir del Miercoles 11, podras disfrutar de las presentaciones multimedia, sobre los fabulosos viajes y aventuras de tus nuevos amigos.

Por ejemplo , Para 2004 los ponentes son:

  • Grant Johnson - Presentacion de 2 ½ horas sobre como dar la vuelta al mundo en tu moto sumamente interesante!
  • Al Jesse – El legendario Al Jesse, fabricante de las alforjas de aluminio, quien ha viajado en Africa, Nueva Zelanda, Europa y Australia, y nos compartira sus consejos y experiencias, sobre como reparar tu moto en medio de la nada
  • Chris y tal vez Erin Ratay, de los Estados Unidos, compartiran sus experiencias viajando 4 anos alrededor del mundo, para el record Guinness.
  • Deborah y Dave Welton, de los Estados Unidos, "Tailandia del Norte en motos rentadas".
  • Presentacion del video de Robert E Fulton Jr. "Twice upon a Caraban", la vuelta al mundo en 1932.
  • Presentacion del video de Ricardo Rocco de Ecuador, sobre su viaje a Sudamerica, (en espanol)
  • Y por supuesto, si tienes algo emocionante que compartir, Contactanos a fin de agregarte a la lista de ponentes.

¡Para 2006, hay aún más presentadores!

2006 speakers:

  • Grant Johnson - I will be there, and will give a 3+ hour presentation/discussion: " YOU can do it - riding to the next continent, or around the world" Thursday morning.
  • Ramey "Coach" Stroud, will give two presentations,
    • Looking for Traction I; Connecting your road experience to less than perfect riding conditions. Includes a discussion of the four basic off-pavement riding positions, and
    • Looking for Traction II; Understanding the difference between Counter-Balancing and Counter-Steering. Includes a discussion of both flat and pitched surfaces. Coach is an off-road racing champion, and will give a preview of his new book on dual-sport riding to be published by Whitehorse Press.
  • Bill Shockley, "Staying Healthy, Safe and Happy on the Pan American Highway" Bill's a registered nurse, and will talk about health on the road, first aid kits, medical insurance, as well as a talk on the Pan Am Highway itself.
  • How about you? Let us know if you have something to show! Volunteers wanted! It's easy and fun, we'll even help you out.

Tech Sessions 2006:

  • Grant Johnson, Photo Composition for Travellers - the one everyone SHOULD take, but no one does...
    • I've had a request to make this a 4 or so hour seminar - are you interested? For a reasonable fee of around $40.
  • Grant Johnson, Tire changing and flat prevention, bring your tire irons and kits and a tire or two to change!
  • Gerardo Ibarra, Mexico, Navigation, GPS101 and map and compass
  • Jim Hyde, Rawhyde Adventure Camp, off-road riding tips
  • Q & A - how to do it - panel discussion
  • Stoves - a big question everyone asks is "What's the best one?" Well bring yours and we'll do a comparison - and find out!
  • How about you? Let us know if you have something to show! Volunteers wanted!

Programa de Actividades:

Martes por la tarde / noche

Por la manana, Informacion sobre la region y sugerencias de recorridos.

De haber quorum, se formaran dos grupos para los recorridos, partiendo

a las 10:30 AM

5:00 PM - Check IN y registro para los desayunos del Sabado y Domingo

6:00 PM – Cena

Miercoles

Registro para los desayunos del Sabado y Domingo

8 – 10 AM Desayuno

10:30 – 11:00 Salidas en grupo a los recorridos

Habra dos o tres rutas, dos principalmente en terracerias (off road) y una en pavimento.

Cada grupo contara con un guia y una ruta sugerida.

En el campamento:

Contaremos con la presencia de diversos representantes de productos y accesorios para las motos, incluyendo las famosas alforjas de Al Jesse.

6:00 PM Cena

7:00 PM Presentaciones y ponencias.

Habra una Fiesta Mexicana el Viernes por la noche, a partir de las 10:30

Jueves

Manana libre

1:00 PM Grant Johnson, presentando su viaje alrededor del mundo, y como tu puedes hacerlo.

3:00 PM en adelante, diversas presentaciones sobre temas como;

Como cambiar una llanta, tecnicas de manejo off road, herramientas que llevar , tips de como empacar en la moto, tecnicas y equipo para fotografia, composición de la fotografía, como elegir tu nueva moto…

6:00 PM Cena

7:00 PM Presentaciones y ponencias

Viernes

Paseos y salidas en grupo o “aqui se rompio una taza, y cada quien…

Abrazos y despedidas, hasta el ano entrante.

Nota Importante

El hospedaje y alimentos no estan incluidos en la cuota de registro del Meeting, por lo que recomendamos considerar estos gastos, y hacer reservaciones a la brevedad posible.

Pueblo Viejo es nuevo facilidad.

Si por motivos personales o de tu grupo, desean hacer reservaciones en otra parte, por supuesto esto tambien es otra posibilidad.

El Rio - photo by the Ibarra brothers

Todos los participantes deberan registrarse:

El costo por persona para todo el evento es de US$30 O MXN320 mediante el pre-registro, atravez de esta pagina, utilizando la forma a continuacion, o $40.00 EU el dia que llegues al campamento y te registres en persona, incluyendo la playera conmemorativa, el costo es de $45.00 US. De nueva cuenta, aclaramos que esta cuota es tan solo la inscripcion al evento, y derecho de participacion en los recorridos, platicas y ponencias, no incluye hospedaje ni alimentos.

Si asi lo deseas, podras pagar en moneda nacional al registrarte en el evento, sin embargo es preciso que primero te registres por via electronica, llenando la forma a continuacion, para gozar del pago menor.

Para asegurar que el campamento cuente con alimentos suficientes, y asegurar tu playera del evento. Por favor sigue las instrucciones a continuacion:

1.- Por favor llena la forma y oprime el boton al final para enviar. Una forma por persona por favor.

2.- Pronto recibiras un email confirmando tu registro. De no ser asi, esto significa que la direccion de email que proporcionaste, no es correcta, o cuenta con errores de tecleado. Si este es el caso, sugerimos llenar y someter la forma de nuevo.

3.- Imprime el email de confirmacion que recibas. Este servira como comprobante de tu pre-registro, el pago de la inscripcion, lo podras llevar a cabo el dia que llegues al campamento.

4.- A partir de Septiembre 20, la cuota de inscripcion sera de $40.00 US.

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One benefit we can provide now is that if you decide you want a t-shirt, mug, fleece jacket or other Horizons logo product from the Souk, you can purchase Member logo products at the basic price. Just let us know and we can arrange access to the Members Private Store.

T-Shirt Deal

Those of you who have checked out the store know this is a terrific deal! These t-shirts are not through CafePress, we will be having them made locally at a better price, but similar very good quality. We will have a range of sizes available, but quantities will be limited, so if you wait till the day, there might be none left in your size.

Note that this years t-shirts will be in black .

You can help!

If you have a few minutes, please download the poster (Adobe pdf format) and print off a few and hand them round your club or your local bike shop or anywhere seems like a good place.

(You may need to right click and choose "save target as...")

2006 Poster in pdf format (884kb) full colour, in English.

Thanks for the help!

The Meeting Location for 2006

Creel, Copper Canyon, Mexico

We have a NEW location! Still in Creel, a little more off the road, and a very funky place it is - we think you'll love it!

Pueblo Viejo - there will be signs on the main road through town leading you there, just keep your eyes open.

Photos below taken by Grant on visit after the 2005 meeting.

This is one funky place! Not your usual resort, hotel or motel anywhere, every separate cabin is completely different. Even the older row cabins are in several different styles, and the dining room and bar are amazing. LOTS of goodies, artifacts and memorabilia to browse through. And we have it all to ourselves Tuesday through Friday! :)

Cabins at Pueblo Viejo.

Just a few of the varied cabin designs at Pueblo Viejo (2005)

In one of the rooms.

One of the rooms.

One of the cabin kitchens at Pueblo Viejo.

One of the cabin kitchens at Pueblo Viejo.

Porch of one of the multitude of designs used for the cabins.

Porch of one of the multitude of designs used for the cabins.

Courtyard.

Courtyard, cabins behind.

Coutyard and cabins

Courtyard, cabins around.

Interesting cabins at night.

Interesting cabins at night.

Row rooms.

The old row of rooms. Every one different!

Dining area and Presentation room.

Bar area, a separate room from the presentation area.

Dining and Presentation area.

Presentation and dining room. This is less than half of it!

Turn Left here!

Turn left here! (This is the SECOND left turn, off "Main Street," not off the highway)

Front entrance - this is how you'll know you're there!

Front entrance - you'll know you're there when you see this!

There will be signs on the main road through town leading you there, just keep your eyes open and you should have no trouble. As you arrive in Creel from the north, take the first diversion to the left through town - don't go up the big hill and over the bridge. If you hit the bridge, go back over the hill, and turn at the bottom of the hill.

Pueblo Viejo is to the left of town coming from the north, about 1/2 kilometer or more off the "Main Street" (NOT the Highway!) through town, on a road newly paved to within 100 meters of Pueblo Viejo, right up against the hills, as you can see in the picture above. With any luck we'll have GPS co-ordinates eventually, but you won't need them.

El acampar y cabinas

¡Puedes en caulquier momento ahora reservar! TODAS LAS reservaciones INGLESAS están con mí, piden con el campo de comentarios de la forma de registro arriba, o los "horizontes del contacto" se ligan en el mismo fondo de cada página. Todas las reservaciones ESPAÑOLAS con Arturo Macias en Chihuahua México.

Prices:

Camping, per person per night US$5.50 pay on the day, no reservations required but appreciated. NICE camping area on grass this time!

Cabin bed, per person per night US$21.00

Cabins sleep from 2-6, and a few, more. If you want a whole cabin, book early and get one the right size. Otherwise all prices are based on shared accommodation.

Contact details for Cabanas Pueblo Viejo

To book, add the number of rooms etc you'd like to reserve into the Comments field on the Registration form, and add the prices as above when you make your payment. When I get time I'll make a much nicer system, but for now, that's it! :)

Please book rooms or camping.

Great prices for meals!

Buffet breakfast, including Coffee, Juice, Toast, Sweet, rolls, Fruit, Yogurt, Cereals, Milk, Eggs, Beans, Bacon, Ham, Pancakes: $5.00 cash on the day.

Buffet dinner, including Soup of the day, Vegetarian main course, or Poultry or Beef main course, Beans, Bread, Tortillas, Salsas, and small dessert: $6.00 cash on the day.

Getting There:

De Walter Hirales, Mexico,

"Para informacion de ferry boat de Guaymas a Santa Rosalia aqui aqui o Santa Rosalia Ferry info aqui. (pagina es muy lentemente!)



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