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Old 10-20-2013, 06:53 AM   #16
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Hi Everyone

Introducing myself to ADV Riders, I'm definitely up for May 2014. I met The Spanish Biker (at last) earlier in the month on the HISS Aragon trip who suggested I take a look here.

It was great to get back on some trails and blow away the off road cobwebs. HISS Aragon was well organised and good fun. I'm looking to do more of the same (before it's too late ), and up for any ideas for off roading in Spain.

Looking forward to meeting up

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Hi Johnny,

Welcome to the asylum :)

I've been wondering if the Aragon HISS location wouldn't be a good idea as it's so central for so many folks, as opposed to the Pyrenees.

I'd also like to survey the trails on Maestrazgo ranges that I identified for the original HISS plan and after my crash this summer have vowed not to go surveying alone again - remember i did almost all of the hundreds of K's of trails that you guys did on my lonesome over two visits this spring and summer

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Old 10-30-2013, 05:52 AM   #17
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I'm certainly interested, depends a bit on the dates and location.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:32 AM   #18
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Well, my registration of an interest soon made this thread go very quiet! - It's probably being planned on youtweetbook.com at this very moment!
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #19
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Its very interesting. .all this..
we thing to do some meeting ADVrides
in Greece too..

so I will hope everything gone fine..
and have a fun..
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:34 AM   #20
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Hi,
I think the winter has come and has all of us freezing, waiting at home for better weather

Seriously, I hope we can put this back to work soon

Stay tuned!
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:39 AM   #21
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Well, my registration of an interest soon made this thread go very quiet! - It's probably being planned on youtweetbook.com at this very moment!
Don't take it personally Tim, doing things well in advance just isn't the Spanish way - more anglosajón

More seriously, let's try to get some ideas bouncing around while most of us are grounded by the snow and ice :)

I still think the Puente de Mayo is the best date despite being a bit early in the season as Labour Day falls on a thursday, one of the few puentes we have next year - or this for that matter :(

Likewise, we need to take into account so many folks being from all corners of Spain so the more central the better. You can forget about the Communidad de Madrid though - over to you Santi for explanations - so I still think Teruel is a good compromise - who know we could even get sponsorship from Teruel Existe

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Old 11-27-2013, 02:03 AM   #22
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Don't take it personally Tim, doing things well in advance just isn't the Spanish way - more anglosajón

More seriously, let's try to get some ideas bouncing around while most of us are grounded by the snow and ice :)

I still think the Puente de Mayo is the best date despite being a bit early in the season as Labour Day falls on a thursday, one of the few puentes we have next year - or this for that matter :(

Likewise, we need to take into account so many folks being from all corners of Spain so the more central the better. You can forget about the Communidad de Madrid though - over to you Santi for explanations - so I still think Teruel is a good compromise - who know we could even get sponsorship from Teruel Existe

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Hi all,
Good idea Simon, let's move on!

Location. Seems logical to find the closest area for attendees. To arrange this, it'd be good to know who's planning to attend and where are they coming from. At this point my suggestion is the north east quarter of the peninsula. Teruel has some awesome spots. Forget about Comunidad de Madrid, offroad is forbidden. If you want more info about the infamous "Ley de Montes", let me know

Dates: any weekend in May or June is perfect I think. 1st of May gives most of us 4 days and this can be good or not, if someone need to work on Friday, for example. Also it will surely throw logistical issues with any facilities, like restaurants, for example (more people on holidays). But it will work.

Any preferences? Let's summarize the data

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The Spanish Biker - 1-4 May - Teruel
Tansinwalker - any weekend - North East quarter
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:23 AM   #23
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Nick - Date - Location
The Spanish Biker - 1-4 May - Teruel
Tansinwalker - any weekend - North East quarter
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:13 PM   #24
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:58 AM   #25
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If the meet is in Teruel I'll be setting off from the Pyrenees just west of Andorra, crossing the Los Monegros desert by some trails that are fine for loaded bikes and some fantastic back roads. So if anyone wants to hook up here then let me know at the time.

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Old 12-04-2013, 05:56 AM   #26
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That sounds good
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:25 PM   #27
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Anyone interested in riding down with an American guy on an Africa Twin from the German/Dutch border?

If it is in early May, the farther south, the better.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:50 PM   #28
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The Spanish Biker: 1-4 May - Teruel
Tansinwalker: Any weekend - North East quarter
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:52 AM   #29
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If it is in early May, the farther south, the better.
That's a good point, especially in the Teruel area as the camping is at 1,200 metres and it gets cold at night even in summer. But anyone coming from northern europe would have all they need anyway.

Meanwhile, for those considering meeting up in the Pyrenees it's best to think about arriving adˇfew days early - a) a longer stay will make your trip more worthwhile, b) I've been caught having to cross the Ebro depression in the horrendous el ceirzo wind once or twice too often, so I'd like to have a few days' leeway in case it's blowing. If it is we can while away some time riding trails around the Pyrenees and catch the others later on.

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Old 12-12-2013, 04:02 AM   #30
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I would really be interesetd in this. It's the sort of thing I've been looking for for a while now. I could do a full week at any time you guys recommend - you guys know the weather. I'd load the bike up in the van and catch the ferry down from Portsmouth.

And Simon, it would be great to take you up on your offer of setting off from your area to get some extra trails in.
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