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Old 1 Jul 2013
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WA meet - presenters wanted!

Inaugural Perth HU meeting - call for presentations now open!

The first Perth HU meeting will take place at Yanchep National Park from 18-20 October 2013. Registrations are about to open, and we’re looking for speakers to make the first Perth event a success.

At our recent organising committee meeting, we discussed potential presentation topics along the themes of “Inspiration and Education” and we are now seeking speakers & presenters for those themes. Horizons Unlimited have a policy to encourage presenters - all presenters get free event registration and a free HU T-shirt!!! We hope this will encourage you to step forwards, or help identify potential presenters (presenters do pay for event accommodation and meals).

“Inspiration” - We are seeking speakers for the full spectrum of trips from the round the world epics, to short trips for a couple of months to a few weeks (in Australia and out), to local short trips of perhaps a few days. In this way there will be something for everyone.

“Education” - suggested topics include (but open to other suggestions):
· Where do I start? Including choosing a bike
· Crating a bike
· A 2 week overseas trip for $1000.00 (including bike hire)
· Technology & Gadgets on a trip
· Changing a tyre
· Packing your gear
· Shipping, carnets and border crossings
· Photography/Videos/Blogs
· Medivac – First Aid (insurance)
· Picking up a fully laden bike
· Choosing and preparing your bike
· GPS – using and sharing routes
· Bodging it & repairs on the run
· Other ideas or suggestions welcomed...

To submit your presentation or workshop idea (either yourself or someone you know) – please send a private message to Ewen (DirtBoy) who started this thread.

Thanks, from the organising committee
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Old 3 Jul 2013
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I'm hoping to go, but that will depend on university, work and family commitments. Will know closer to the date.


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Old 3 Jul 2013
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Tentspace on ADVRIDER.COM

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'ld post up somethong about the "Tentspace" thread on advrider.com.

The links associated with this thread are:

Tent Space Sign-Up Thread - Page 64 - ADVrider

Tent Space Map - Page 6 - ADVrider


Or a Google Search: http://tentspace.ridetoeat.com/artents.kmz

I'm thinking that with three HU meetings in Australia this year, this may be an excellent resource for those travelling as well as an opportunity for people who want to "give back". I'm also thinking that I may well use this a fair bit next year when I travel down to the Adventure Travel Film Festival again ( work and study permitting ).

I'll post onto the relevant HUBB sections for the other HU meetings as well.


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Old 6 Jul 2013
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Smile Perth 2013 Registration is now officially open!

We're very pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Horizons Unlimited Inaugural Perth, WA Travellers Meeting, to be held Oct 18-20, 2013! Thanks for your patience while we nailed down the last details!

To take advantage of the early bird discount (until July 31), start here:

Ewen MacGregor is co-ordinating the team for this event, along with Tam and Xander Kabat - we're very grateful to them for stepping up and making it happen. They've found a great venue at Gloucester Lodge in Yanchep National Park, not too far from Perth.

Whether you're a seasoned veteran with wisdom to share or a complete novice hungry for ideas and guidance, Horizons Unlimited Meetings are for everyone who dreams of adventure along the road less travelled. There are no bands and no wild parties, but we do have great people and interesting bikes - and fantastic stories about travelling to interesting places, plus tech seminars on everything from tire changing to GPS usage to packing lists.

For a taster of HU meetings, see the video here:
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Thanks for anything you can do to help spread the word about the event. There is a poster that you can print off and hand around to local venues and bike shops too!


Volunteers to help out and Present also wanted!

As we count down the days, you can get the latest event updates by subscribing to this thread, (thread tools, subscribe) or 'Liking' the Horizons Perth event page on Facebook.

Feel free to discuss the event on this thread!

See you there!
Susan & Grant

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a big thanks to Ewen and the organising committee

Ewen, Tam, et al -

A big thanks for driving this inaugural Perth HU meeting. It always takes someone from the crowd to stick their head above the trench line and run with it.

It should be a great meet based on some of the few organising meetings I have been able to attend . . . and Yanchep is an inspired location. I have been amazed by some our local adventure riders travel tales and breadth of experience that resides in our small HU community, so there should be some interesting, entertaining, informative and tall tales to be inspired by. And having the Johnsons' there will be a highlight.

Back in Perth at end July, see you then.

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Fabulous! Long time reader, first time poster... I have just come across this after coming to the realisation that I couldn't fly over for the HUBB meetings on the East coast when they were announced... Instead there will now be one in my backyard come October!

Thank you to those involved in organising, looking forward to meeting new people and learning a whole lot more ahead of a big trip I have planned with two mates overseas on the F650's early next year!


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great that you can make it. Register, invite all of your friends, publicize, and be there. Being the first HU meet in the west it is hard to predict the level of interest but the more adv riders we can flush out the better the event will be!

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Australian Road Rider magazine Travel Special

Hi everyone,

Latest issue of Australian Road Rider is their Annual Travel Special and Horizons Unlimited gets a guernsey. A 10 page spread with a focus on Martin Williams, Jan and Paul Dwyer and Haydn and Diane Durnell. If you have friends thinking about coming but not sure, this is an excellent conversation starter.


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Australian Road Rider and Australian Motorcyclist magazines

Hi everyone,

For those who haven't been to HU Travellers Meeting/Overland Expo and want to know what it is all about there are two different and separate articles in Australian Road Rider and Australian Motorcyclist magazines respectively. The ARR article is a series of interviews with different volunteers and travellers and the AMM article is a report from last years meet in Dayboro. Both are good reads and hopefully will encourage a few more to register for what should be a series of cracker events.


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Perth meet

Hi Ewen, I hope this is correct as I have never posted on a thread before!
I have e-mailed Grant and Susan and offered our assistance at the 2013 meeting, they advised me to contact you.
Diane and myself have just arrived in Mandurah after riding around Australia on two bikes, prior to that we rode the east coast of Africa two up on my KTM, from the UK.
We have worked at the UK meets in various capacities, from registration desks, army gazebos erection and days spent sawing wood for the road kill cook-out. I also mentioned that we were curious about presenting, but very nervous as we have never done it. (Grant said everyone is, go and do it!!!!) so were still nervous.
Anyhow if you need staff and want to get in contact my cell number is


and our blog is


Also our very good friends who now live in Geraldton, but originally from Port Elizabeth, RSA, are interested in helping out. They have travelled extensively in southern Africa two up on a BMW.

Maybe meet for a when it stops raining, lol

Best regards

Andrew & Diane
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currently on a 2 month round usa road trip on a vfr800 and would have liked to attend but wont be back in perth till the 16th oct and my first day back at work is the 19th.
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I just spent 45 mins writing my submission on a presentation and when I clicked next, apparently I missed a box with a red asterisk and I lost all my work!!!!!!!!

I'll do a presentation but I haven't got the time to re write the 2 I wrote

I dreamed a dream that i was a dream, so when i woke i decided to live life like it is a dream

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perth meeting

looking forward to it
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Hi everybody,

I filled in my registration yesterday and I am looking forward to my second HU meeting this year.

Right now I am still in Germany but I will arrive in Perth at the 10th of October and then officially start my OZ trip at the meeting.

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Looking on registration form it says camping full ? is this a small camp ground or are there to many campers ? what is the go with the bunkhouse,seperate rooms or one big one ? can we register on arrival ? Hope to make it, work and injury permiting

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