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Old 25 Mar 2013
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California 2013 full details and Registration open now!

The event is in a fantastic location, the roads are legendary, and our venue is awesome, with a beautiful sunset view right over the Pacific just below us, and nestled in a pine forest. I can guarantee a great time!

Over the weekend last year we had around 30 presenters, names like Ted Simon, Greg Frazier, Craig Vetter, Carla King, Nicole Espinosa and many more putting on almost 40 shows! Check out the range of topics to come in 2013 here. More are being added all the time!

We are also now accepting applications from presenters for putting on a talk or demo or tech session, and it can be on any bike related travelling topic. To help with planning the event we need your application forms in early please!

For some more ideas on what YOU COULD present, see here.

We are also looking for volunteers as usual! We had a terrific crew last year, who did an absolutely amazing job. It takes help from volunteers to put on the meeting and this year we'll need a few more. When you register for the event you'll have an opportunity to volunteer, and we'd greatly appreciate it if you'd help out for just a few hours. It's a GREAT way to meet people too!
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cool! looking forward to it
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Yet another great time to look forward to!!!
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California 2013

GREAT....pay day is Friday.....my registration will be on its way. Looking so forward to this years trip. Might just volunteer this year. Im guessing that volunteers arrive the day before?....Hope to see some familiar faces from last year....Happy Trails to all.
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My payment is in....and Ill see you there. Plan on coming on Wednesday and being a volunteer.....should be fun.
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My payment is in....and Ill see you there. Plan on coming on Wednesday and being a volunteer.....should be fun.
Thanks Randy, yes Wednesday is good, lots to do to make it all happen! Without the volunteers efforts, it wouldn't be possible to put these events on, thanks again!

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A traveler tried to get in touch with Camp Ocean Pines (voice mail), and left this email as contact - nvman2200 at yahoo dot com. The email address is not working. If this is you, or you know who it is, please try again.

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Me and my wife are planning to attend the meet. We will be arriving Thursday noon and we also like to volunteer to help out for the event.

It will be our first time to join the HU gathering and hope to meet some South America experience travelers who can give us some guidelines and tips. We're dreaming to ride our bike from San Diego, CA via Peru sometimes in the near future.

Ride safe,
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Our first, too.

Wife may be even more into it than I am. lol.

We hope to be there in time to become indentured, as well.
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HU Meeting Cambria CA 2013

Hi all,
We will be arriving on the Wednesday so can help out where needed.

Gery & Coco; Ken & I will be doing a presentation on our 6 years in the Americas so please come and ask us any questions you have on South America.

Looking forward to the meeting.

Cheers Carol & Ken
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Hi all,
We will be arriving on the Wednesday so can help out where needed.

Gery & Coco; Ken & I will be doing a presentation on our 6 years in the Americas so please come and ask us any questions you have on South America.

Looking forward to the meeting.

Cheers Carol & Ken
Hi Carol & Ken,

That's great and were looking forward to meet you both in personal on our coming HU gathering/meet. We're also very excited to listen and watch your presentation. Please guide and help us to make one of our dream ride come true.

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I want to get on the plane right now! I'm really looking forward to coming across to Cambria. I've heard so much about the Meet over the past couple of years. I'm looking forward to the chance to link up with everyone and with the 40th anniversary of Ted's Jupiter's Travels ride happening - great stuff! See you in a few weeks!
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Place to work on your bike in San Francisco, near local shops

I'm a HU member, HU meeting attendee, and member of the Piston & Chain motorcycle club in San Francisco.

I know it's sometimes hard to find a place to work on your bike while traveling, so I wanted to offer up a place that could be convenient for riders coming to the 2013 HU California meeting via SF, either just before or after the event.

Piston & Chain is new this year. It's a workspace/club/shop/place to hang out in downtown San Francisco that's clean, well lit, and offers:

- 2 lifts
- tools
- a tire changing machine (manual, but still handy)
- oil
- oil and tire disposal
- some wearable gear (Rukka and a couple of other high-end brands)
- accessories
- also, couches, wi-fi, and access to downtown SF

There are several world-traveling members, and the vibe is completely compatible with what I've felt at previous HU meetings.

It's near the BMW dealer (BMW San Francisco), KTM dealer (Scuderia), Desmoto, Munroe Motors, Werkstatt, and other bike shops. You can usually get a ride/lift to any of these places from other members.

If you're on your way to HU California and need a place to work on your bike, you're welcome to come to P&C.

P&C normally charges a monthly membership but will offer the space for free for HU transients if you're only using the place for a day or two. Tire and oil disposal is a nominal charge. If you need to stay for 3 days or longer, they ask that you buy 1 month of membership ($59).

They'd also be glad to accept deliveries if you want to order ahead (let me/them know something's coming).

Web site: www.pistonandchain.com
Facebook: facebook.com/pistonandchain

Address: 1285 Folsom St, San Francisco, California 94103 (Google maps works, but the photos are old)

Drop me a line if you have further questions, or just contact P&C.


Welcome to San Francisco!

Daniel
P.S. I have no financial interest in P&C other than being a member and liking the place.
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I think that's an amazing offer! If I was on the road on two wheels this time around I'd be dropping in just to say hello! Line me up for a coffee next time would you. Looking forward to seeing you in Cambria anyway.
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Woo Hoo! Looking forward to seeing everyone again in Cambria in just a few short weeks! :chug

I have some fun presentations planned that will surely bring some laughs
  • 2up Through Western Europe - The art of living off cheese and baguettes
  • I Wish I'd Known That! - Tips for traveling the Americas
  • Basic Spanish for Overlanding the Americas - Dos cervezas por favor. ¿Y dónde está el baño?

I'm really really really excited to be inspired by so many other awesome travelers as well!
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