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Salut Pongo,
Toujours possible de s'inscrire pour vous rejoindre ? (Désolé, pas moyen de t'envoyer un pm) ...
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Hi all, we now have our presenter, Maria has kindly stepped in to tell us about South America!. (Sorry i'm a bit late in posting, but other things got in the way!), so we still have a full schedule.

@ Brenden--- hope you can make it, please register ( reg form at the bottom of the announcement page). Even if you don't make it, we can put you on the list, it's better to be on the list so we know your requirements and pay on arrival. Thanks for the offer of help, always useful to know and I may find something for you if you turn up.

@BouuuX--- Bien reçu votre inscription, pas de problème. je serais ravi de vous accueillir.
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venir sans reserver ?

Bonjour ,
E ne sais pas encore si je travaillerai ces jours la...
Est il possible de venir et de payer ( participation et camping ) sur place...?
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Bonjour, Jean 313

Il faut inscrire SVP si vous anticipez le camping avec tente, car nous sommes presqu'au limite du permis. On peut payer en espèces sur place, et si vous n'arrivez pas, c'est pas de problème, mais nous avons besoin de votre inscription en avance pour réserver une place.

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Managed to break my arm while out trail riding at the weekend, so now won't be able to attend. Gutted!
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Got your message Nick, sorry to hear it. Hope it mends soon.

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Message to Wayne aka Gypsy. ''Keep up Wayne'' you're posting on last years meeting thread

I've posted the Lat Long cords you asked for on the thread but i'll repeat them here if you read this first>

+44.55'4.70" Lat. +1.27'38.15" Long.

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Registration Closed

Registraton is now closed for our meeting. A quick count up shows we have 77 registered, so it's going to be a great weekend. Hope you all make it, and also please make sure that you have paid, ( except those who have already notified us about payment on arrival), as we have to settle up for the accommodation.

For those paying on arrival Please note, we do not have the facilities to take cheques or credit/debit cards, so payments in cash only please.

Weather forecast looks reasonable. Comfortable temperature for camping, perhaps a spot of rain on Friday, but dry and overcast for the rest of the time.
( PS I'm not known for my forecasting, so be prepared for anything! ).
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For all those coming to the meet:- Here is the proposed programme:- Please note we start on Friday afternoon a 5.00 PM.

_Friday 4/9/2015:-

5.00pm- RTW 2000-2004. Round the world trip ( RTW) with Simon Kennedy. ( English).

6.00pm- Normandy to Nordkap 2013. A video of Scandinavia by Roger Primout.

Samedi 5/9/2015:-

9.00 am - Women on Tour . Ladies only workshop with Laurence Lousteau.

10.00am- South America. with Maria & Alistair Robinson.

11.00am - Health and keeping safe, with Laurence Lousteau.

12.00/1.30 Lunch - Workshop. How to lift your bike up after a fall, demonstration by Laurent Dozias.

2.00 pm- London to Mongolia ( There and Back) 2 x 125cc bikes bought on ebay, with Maria and Alistair Robinson. ( Français/Anglais).

3.00pm- Persian Roads ( Iran 2015). A journey in Iran with Jo and Marie-Helène Camblong.

4.00/4.30 pm- Interval.

4.30 pm Discover Through Me (DTMe) : An update by Jacques Albohair about his RTW educational project which begins in May 2016. ( French/English)

5.30 -6.30 pm - Cross Roads of the Worlds. A journey towards Mongolia, via Turkey Iran and the silk roads, with Thierry Floreck & Thierry Decarrre.

7.00 . BBq

Sunday 6/9/2015:-

9.30- 10.30/11.00. Map reading. Practical workshop with Patrick Gillot. How to read geographic, topographic and geologic maps. Practical uses of all types.

look forward to seeing you all next weekend!
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will be there too. looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones
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How do I get this lot on the bike?

We all Know Dave Lomax is the king of ''Packing Light'', but I think he might have a problem getting this lot on a bike. It is however all you need to set up an HU Travellers meeting in Sunny France and luckily I also have a 4 wheeled bike. See you all over the weekend.
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Enjoy!!!!

Have a great HU meet guys.... wish we could be there to meet up with old friends and meet new ones!

Gemma and Mark
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Just starting to recover from our meeting. At times it was a bit like the duck moving on the pond, all calm and serene on the surface, but sometimes paddling like hell underneath.

First thanks have to go to everyone that came , and had a great time whatever they decided to enjoy. It was good to see many from the previous French meetings.

The presentation room was packed for every speaker, and despite one or two nerve wracking issues with duff software, the presentations were of the highest quality all round. Special thanks must go to Laurence Lousteau, not only for her excellent presentations on ''What about the Girls'' on the road and Health and safe keeping, but for coming to our rescue with some updated software we needed. Maria and Alistair went down very well with South America and the Mongolia experience, and the three videos, from Roger Primout, Marie-Helene & Jo Camblong and Thierry Floreck/ Thierry Decarre, were beautifully edited and presented. On the practical side, the workshops from Laurent Dozias on picking up a fallen bike and Patrick Gillot on Map reading were very well attended. Jacques Albohair gave us an update on his forthcoming RTW educational trip, and we wish him well with his Herculean efforts with UNESCO and sponsors.

Next thanks go the volunteers , Lisa Payne and Guus Angerneind and also James Carter who helped with everything from manning the desk, putting up direction signs and just being available if anything needed doing.

The camp site is just brilliant, well looked after, clean and very easily located for communication on the road network. The site owners really looked after us, and put on a fantastic spread on both days. Friday night's cold buffet was a huge choice of cold meats, cheeses, salads etc, all freshly prepared, and the evening was very lively and done in only the way the French know how to enjoy themselves. Saturday evenings bbq'ed Confit de Canard ( bbq'ued leg of duck) with salads, cheese and the richest chocolate tart going, was again all freshly prepared and delicious.

There was a lot of this:- , and lots of good humour and serious traveller discussions amongst the experienced and the newcomers.

We've been invited back next year, it's a no brainer!

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Thank you

As a "first timer" I have to thank you all for the warm welcome I received at this event.
I hope to see you all next year with full of new adventures to tell.

Alain Caspar
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Many thanks for these great days, we really enjoy presentations, discussions easy with experienced travellers and attentions of the camp owners.
It was our first HU event and certainly not the last !
and the Lot is a fantastic country : good food and wine, lots of bike roads.
Olivier, Valérie and Jack
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