Sunday, 8 July 2012

HU meeting

Rain, mud and bikers. What a great weekend. Just got back from the HU meeting in Ripley. Another great time meeting up with other adventure bikers and hearing stories of people's travels around the globe.

I did a talk (which in all honesty didn't go well as I tried to cover too much and never really got to grips with any of it) but Heidi managed to win the "most travelled bike" competition. I'm so pround of her!

Heidi lined up in the bike competition

The weather wasn't kind but it most certainly could have been worse. It actually cleared up on the saturday but I think the weather put a few people off and numbers were down on last year.

I've pick up a few ideas on where to travel too next and I got some advice on my writing which I hope to move onto the next stage within the month. I spoke to Ted Simon and he's looking forward to getting my manuscript so I'd better get on with it...

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Going to the HU meeting...

I lied about going to Scotland. The weather was so bad here that we just didn't bother. Tom did turn up however and it was good to catch up with him.
I'm off to the Ripley HUBB meeting this weekend and am doing a presentation on my trip. It's hard to cover the whole thing in 45 minutes and I've got a powerpoint with 250 pictures on it. I'd better try to cut it down - or talk quickly!
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with regard to my book. I'm only a few weeks away from being happy enough with it to ask for some help. It's taken a year to get this far, but I'm almost pleased with what I've produced. I'll be getting in touh with the The Simon Foundation at the end of July and will hopeful work on it over the summer holidays.
Am definitely going to Scotland in the summer. I promise - even if its raining.