Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travellers Bulletin Board - The HUBB!

Introduction to the HUBB


One of the biggest problems for long distance travellers is getting information, whether it's for the best route or just what to see on the way. We can't carry ten different Lonely Planet guides, and they're useless anyway for information on passable roads, or border crossing difficulties with a bike.

We invite you to share your information, tales of woe and joy, everything that made (or broke!) your trip: the latest good routes through the Middle East or the Sahara, India, China, best places to see in Europe or America, where to find a shrimp to toss on the barbie in Australia, or the great mechanic you found in Ushuaia or Timbuktu. All have a place here, and we will expand the forums as needed to accommodate all.

Use the HUBB to connect with other travellers you've lost touch with-or those with no address at all!

This is YOUR meeting point, so spread the word, post what you've learned on your travels, and pick up some tips for your own travels!

Some important tips on using the HUBB

If this is your first time on a Bulletin Board, there are some basic things you should know.

  • ALL CAPS is SHOUTING - don't! Use all lower case or Proper case.
  • Before posting anything, be sure you have had a good look round to see if it has already been answered. Long time users get tired of seeing the same question again and again - and will often ignore the post.
  • Look closely at the dropdown menu at the top - there is a lot of information that is already posted on the site in full article form.
  • If you can't find what you are looking for - and we understand the problem, since there are thousands of pages in the website and many, many more on the HUBB- use the SEARCH function at the top of every page. It works well, and will very often find what you are looking for. See the "Search Tips" for it on every results page as well. The HUBB itself has it's own search engine, accessible on the main HUBB page, or here.
  • If you can't find what you are looking for, go ahead and post - but PLEASE pick the appropriate forum - there are over 70 forums, and one of them should be exactly right. You will get faster results in the appropriate forum. N.B. Cross-posting to more than one forum is very rarely appropriate.
  • Try hard to enter a Topic Title or Subject that makes SENSE to most people and will make them interested in opening the post. "problem" or "libya" probably won't do.
  • For more tips on how to use the HUBB and get the most out of all the HUBB's great features, go here.

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