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Old 21 Dec 2013
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Smile HU Queensland 2014 Meeting moved to Beaudesert, 3-6 Oct, 2014

We have some great news! The excitement of being on the road with adventure travel is growing by leaps and bounds, and we have busted out of the seams of our venue at Dayboro. It's time to move on to bigger and better. We've listened to your feedback, and the organizing team has spent a lot of time looking at possible venues.

We're pleased to announce that our 2014 venue is the Beaudesert Show Grounds. Shane Kuhl and Helen Black are the local hosts for this event, ably assisted by Scott & Sarah McMurtrie, Carien & Derek Swale, John Harpour, Karen Lewis, Anthony Holzwart, Stuart Bradley and Marcos Linhares.

All of us are thrilled to have more presentation rooms so we can run two streams of talks at once, lots of camping space with choice of shade if desired and more powered sites, and last but certainly not least, more toilets and showers! The local community is a bit larger, but just as welcoming, and there are motels, restaurants and shops within a short walking distance. Very importantly, the area boasts more on-road and off-road riding, like Queensland Moto Park, the Border Ranges and Lamington National Park.

The 2014 theme is "The Achievable Dreams". We will still have keynote speakers who have done amazing trips but we also want to shine a spotlight on smaller, more achievable trips for the average joe - trips that can be done during your annual leave or long service leave as well as amazing places to see in Australia.

It's the closeness of our ever-growing adventure community that makes Horizons Unlimited what it is today, so please mark your calendars for 3-6 October, 2014. Note the later date! Registration is now open with early bird rates until 31 January.

www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/queensland-2014

We'll be there, and hope to see you there!

Grant, Susan, Shane and Helen
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Images from 2013 at Dayboro

2014 will be at Beaudesert but some pcitures from 2013 to help see what this HU thing is all about. We will have some pictures of the Beaudesert show grounds in the next week or so. Remember that the really early bird discount price is only until 31 January 2014. Registration is at:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/queensland-2014

















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Photos of 2014 site at Beaudesert

Found some photos of the Beaudesert Show grounds:

Camping area looking towards side street:


Camping area down towards sheds. You can see the white and orange power poles and we also are working towards having some quickshades dotted throughout to create shady rest areas.







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Article on Dayboro 2013 in Free Wheeling magazine #5

For those who want to look back at 2013 and remember with a smile on their faces.

For those who are thinking about coming to Beaudesert in 2014 but would like to know what thios whole HU gig is all about.

Here is an article from Free Wheeling magazine, edition #5. Written by Ashim Ranadive, a rider and writer of noticeable skill:

Page 1. Page 2.
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Hi Shane,
I agree, great article, well written and the pictures give you a taste of the scene up there

Looking forward to Beaudesert
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Hi Joe,

Yes, should be a great event at Beaudesert. We also scored a small write-up in Australian Road Rider. If you click on the image, a new page with a larger image should open up.

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Thanks Shane,
great to see that you are generating some interest !!!
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The (Really) early bird gets the discount!

Just a reminder to everyone thinking about coming to the Horizons Unlimited meeting in Beaudesert. The 'really early bird' discount pricing ends on 31 January 2014, so if you want to save a few dollars, log on and register (and pay!)
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Just a reminder to everyone thinking about coming to the Horizons Unlimited meeting in Beaudesert. The 'really early bird' discount pricing ends on 31 January 2014, so if you want to save a few dollars, log on and register (and pay!)
Just registered and paid.
This will be my first one, and then I will be on the road straight after it, going around Australia... Feel a bit nervous about the whole thing, but I'm sure it will all fall into place.

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Hi Alex and welcome,

I'm sure you will enjoy Beaudesert and if you are heading off from there, have a look at the other events we are holding in Cavendish Victoria, WA, and another one is in the planning stages in NSW. You'll find that not all your questions will be answered at one meeting, indeed, they may never all be answered until you have been travelling some time, but the Hu meetinsg are a good start. Hopefully you'll find a network of people who are only to willing to help and share.

See you there.

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Australian Motorcyclist magazine on Scootergal

Hi everyone,

If you want to read about an adventure, check out pages 94 to 97 of this month's Australian Motorcyclist magazine. One of our Horizons Unlimited mob, Jacqui Kennedy, also known as Scootergal, has a great article on travelling around Australia on a postie bike ( Honda CT110 ). Great story on a modern day adventurer. Jacqui is already locked in as one of the presenters for Beaudesert this year and I know she will be brilliant.

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Pocket Adventures presentation

Just registered as a presenter to give a talk on "Pocket Adventures". Ideas for quick adventures you can have before the boss even knows you were gone. Hope that it goes well.
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Adventure Rider magazine

Hi everyone,

Mick Jorgensen had his article on Dayboro 2013 to Adventure Rider magazine. Here's a copy for you all.

JPG Image:

http://www.landau.com.au/HU/images/D...3-page-001.jpg

PDF File:

http://www.landau.com.au/HU/images/D...e4_26-27-3.pdf

Its a good read and one you can show to your friends who may be wondering what this HU business is all about.

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Saturday 4th October breakfast and lunch

Great News!

Beaudesert Scouts have offered to cater Saturday 4th October for breakfast and lunch.

They have a fantastic looking menu - below.

BREAKFAST.
Bacon and egg only roll $5.00 ea
Bacon only. $4.00 ea
Sausage and egg only roll $4.00 ea
Vege Pattie roll $4.00ea
Vege Pattie and Egg roll $5.00ea

LUNCH
Hamburger $5.00 (we do make an awesome one too)
Bacon and egg hamburger $5.00ea
Sausage on bread single sausage $3.00
Double sausage $4.00
Vege Pattie Burger $4.00ea
Vege Pattie and Egg Burger $5.00ea
All drinks. $2.00

Its a pay as you go and if you brought your own, that's fine. We are just catering for all options. Myself, I'm very keen to try the vege pattie and egg burger.

Dinner is separate and don't forget to indicate your dinner options/preferences as part of your registration.

Big thanks to Scott for his continued work in this area.

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Coffee Van

We've got coffee booked as well:

Home Page - Cuppa Licious

https://www.facebook.com/Cuppaliciousmobilecoffee

Cuppa Licious should be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, but not all day.

Yum. Now to sort a Mr Whippy van ... Then all the important food groups will be met.
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