Attention British/Euro Adventurers.........

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Dutchman, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. Dutchman

    Dutchman Diskussionsleiter

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    I know there are quite a few Advrider's here in the UK & in Europe and I thought it would be a good idea if we arranged some sort of get together this coming summer.

    There are a number of alternative ideas whizzing around in my head at the moment...........either choose a venue in the middle of the UK (midlands) so we all have a reasonable chance of getting there or I could arrange a decent venue up here in Scotland.

    Ferries from Europe arrive in Hull, Harwich, Newcastle & the south coast.

    My initial thoughts would be to meet somewhere for Friday evening dinner.........a really good ride out on the Saturday......big piss-up/dinner on Saturday night & ride home on the Sunday......

    Come on guys, what do you think?

    I certainly don't mind organising accommodation, routes etc if we get sufficient expressions of interest..........

    There's s really great B&B owned by a biker in the Northumberland area which might be suitable..........alternatively I can accommodate loads of people here in Edinburgh............(and I'm a mean chef!)

    Anytime June or August would suit me......so look at your calendars and lets set a date................:1drink:1drink:1drink

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  2. scurrell

    scurrell GS Body-Surfer

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    Sounds like a bloody good idea to me, old chap.

    Have to see if I can fit it in around all the GSClubUK meets this year!!
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  3. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    To be the Ambassador for the USA contingent. Being as diplomatic and politically correct as I am makes me the logical choice.

    Make it happen Dutch and I'll cash in some Frequent Flyer miles and rent a bike and join ya!
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  4. PPiA

    PPiA Pete

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    Count me in as interested.
    Might be able to con Grizzly into going as well.
    Pete
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  5. dik

    dik Been here awhile

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    greetings from sunny ???? nottingham

    count me in

    obviously i'm in the midlands, if i can help you at all dutch let me know...........just not this week !

    have fun
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  6. Grizzly

    Grizzly Fighting Adventurer

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    Sounds like a nice trip.
    Can't tell yet, dont know if I get days off in that period. Not likely.
    My holiday is already spoken for end May and first 2 weeks in June. Ill see what I can do.
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  7. Dutchman

    Dutchman Diskussionsleiter

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    Okay guys, thanks for the response.

    Together with off-line reponse we've got 20 expressions of interest, with around a dozen that can be considered confirmed attendees, subject to date & venue. :smile6

    For those who have already contacted me, posted here or others who are interested, perhaps you'd give thought to preferable dates so we can get this show on the road!

    Thanks................... :1drink
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  8. Grizzly

    Grizzly Fighting Adventurer

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    Hmm good idea,
    If I cant go :cry NO ONE GOES,
    I'll barricade all the ferries from Europe that arrive in Hull, Harwich, Newcastle & the south coast.:gun1 :gun1
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  9. Grizzly

    Grizzly Fighting Adventurer

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    Yah, tell me about it,:rofl
    Here in Holland we say "VEERBOOT"
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  10. Global Rider

    Global Rider Alps Adventurer

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    Why not hold it atop Passo dello Stelvio in Northern Italy.

    This way riders can have a great time riding the Alps before and after the meet.

    Since Europe is on vacation during most of the summer, you guys can pretty well pick your time. I'll be in that area between the first and second week in June. Can't change that...airline ticket already purchased.
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  11. PPiA

    PPiA Pete

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    I'm possibly riding Amsterdam to Sifnos (a greek island) mid July. Fitting something in there could be good.
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  12. Charlesvanhorn

    Charlesvanhorn n00b

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    Global Rider,

    That's a gr8 area!!

    I'll be in Alicante, Spain for end of May and then across to St Tropez for 1st week in June. Northern Italy not too far......maybe I should extend the trip a bit. :evil

    Regards to all...

    CVH...
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  13. Global Rider

    Global Rider Alps Adventurer

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    I'll be in the St. Tropez area the 3rd week in June. I plan to ride all the great passes and gorges in the area between Lac Leman and Monaco.

    I'm sort of moving from east to west. I missed some passes over the years and will ride them along the way.
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