The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
We're not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown a hobby into a full time job and a labour of love.
When you decide to become a Member, it helps directly support the site. You get additional privileges on the HUBB, access to the Members Private Store, and more to come as we roll out new systems. Of course, you get our sincere thanks, good karma and knowing you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. :-)
Travel BooksMotorcycle and travel books to inspire and inform you!
DVDs - Watch and Learn!
Horizons Unlimited presents!
Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
Advertisers- Horizons Unlimited is well-established as the first source of reliable, unbiased information on all aspects of motorcycle travel.
We reach a dedicated, worldwide group of real travellers, and are the only website focusing exclusively on long distance motorcycle travellers.
If you sell motorcycles or motorcycle accessories, riding gear, camping equipment and clothing, transport motorcycles, organize motorcycle tours, or have motorcycles to rent, you should be advertising with us!
I will recommend is the REI (www.rei.com) Ex Officio Boxer Briefs for the followiing reasons:
They offer moisture-wicking and quick-drying performance to keep you comfortable - you can wash them nightly
Anti-bacterial finish hampers odors -
The sales person mentioned that all they military guys going overseas get a few pairs of these for the Anti-Bacterial thing.
Keep in mind they are expensive, but you only need 3 pair for a world trip.
Commando. Hands-down, the only way to go for me. Too damned hot on the road. The boys have to breathe. Then again, I'm riding an air-cooled Harley. I might feel differently on a liquid-cooled bike. I do wear underwear in the winter, though. When riding in the snowy months, I generally wear boxer-briefs and some North Face synthetic silk long underwear beneath my chaps.
Originally posted by ChristianX: Commando. Hands-down, the only way to go for me. Too damned hot on the road. The boys have to breathe. Then again, I'm riding an air-cooled Harley. I might feel differently on a liquid-cooled bike. I do wear underwear in the winter, though. When riding in the snowy months, I generally wear boxer-briefs and some North Face synthetic silk long underwear beneath my chaps.
I usually go commando anyway..... nice and breezy. ^^ But if I had to wear something, I'd wear the silk. You can get them at your local Wal-Mart for about $4.50 a pair. I know, kinda expensive compared to the packages of 3 pairs for about that price, but it's definitely worth it.
How much does a man live, after all?
Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
For a week, or several centuries?
How long does a man spend dying?
What does it mean to say “forever”? - Pablo Neruda
Cool when hot, warm when cool.
Dries qucik when washed, or when sweaty.
Natural fiber (more resistant to bactaria).
Some people claim that synthetics are a breading ground for germs and bactaria which can lead to both smell and skinreaction.
Personally I will most likely go for tight silk boxers.
Buy one of each (loose boxer, tight boxer, briefs, etc, in silk, cotton and synthetics) and test them out before your trip. A good way to test them would be by riding a bicycle as you would both be building up sweat and chaffing.
My wife and I are getting ready for a RTW starting in July 2006 from China to Mexico. I had the same concerns and after quite a bit of research I found LDComfort in Washington state in the US. If nothing else, pls visit their site and learn the truth about underwear. They seem to be the only ones who have carefully looked at this problem. We now have three sets each,
Originally posted by flashy_cj: My wife and I are getting ready for a RTW starting in July 2006 from China to Mexico. I had the same concerns and after quite a bit of research I found LDComfort in Washington state in the US. If nothing else, pls visit their site and learn the truth about underwear. They seem to be the only ones who have carefully looked at this problem. We now have three sets each,
Note that LDComfort sponsor this forum too - so click on their logo at the top of the page, and let them know where you heard about them!
Based on this thread and the advert I decided to try a pair of the LD Comfort underwear. A bit pricey but if they last a long time then it'll be worth it. I remember buying underwear about half way through a year long trip and having some real trouble finding something that fit, was comfortable and quick drying. No success until we got back up into Europe.
I went for a short ride on the weekend to try the underwear out and they were indeed very comfortable. Another bonus was that I hand washed them and hung them to dry on the shower rod overnight and they were bone dry in the morning. So I'm thinking of just keeping the one pair for riding only and then giving them a quick wash at night. Then have two or three pairs of quick drying underpants for off-bike activities.
Sad when you need to talk about pants but here is my 2 pence worth.
Disposable pants are the way to go, the nursing mother type (from Boots in the UK). They are made of a material like dish cloth, and easily dry overnight.. yes they are washable & they are really comfortable. On our last six week trip we used 4 pairs each.
The only issue is don't go to the disco & hope to pull. The result could be catastrophic!!
Not worth goin cheap on yur undies, I like the exofficio boxer briefs and its woth it for them and some good socks. It amazes me how people are willing to pay $40 for a shirt then don't want to spend the $20 for underwear and $6-9 for socks when they are more important for your comfort. Chaffing and wet clammy feet are no fun.
The above blend, I find quite comfortable. They keep "things" in place and the material doesn't chafe. You can find them in most bike shops. I prefer the ones without the padding, however some like the padded ones. They dry quickly too.
well i'm back from my travels and I ended up going for Burtons cotton boxers - the snug fitting ones. Only had one seam up the back never gave me any problems. The only thing I would like to change on them is the fold-over seam round the base of the leg.
I ended up taking 8 pairs with me and changing everyday, made life easy as I just had to remember to call into a laundrette on the same day every week. By the end of the trip one or two pairs were getting a little saggy and lost a bit of support but they did me prowd.
"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA
"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada
"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia
"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders
10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!
Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!
Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.
You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or
to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and
knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.