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!
A presentation idea for 2012: It would be great if we could have a presentation on IT. For examples, what websites etc to refer to during your preparation, how did you keep in touch, what IT did you use on the trip, do you store your photos on Flickr, Google/Gmail, Yahoo, etc. Access to the Internet, what sort of phones: Android, Windows, iPhone etc. This could be done be several people all pitching in. Anyone interested?
Another idea (again). Sorry, I was out on the DR and that always gives me too much time to think. I would love to see a presentation on home remedies and on-the-road bodges. The low-budget end of things. For example, home-made screens, footpeg extenders. I've read about some great home-made panniers, made out of jerry-cans! Again, this could be lead by a few people who have made some real changes to their bikes without the off-the-shelf stuff. I've got an idea for the off-the-shelf stuff too, but need to make a few calls first.
Yesterday the organisers for 2011 got together at the Pit Stop Cafe to go over this year's HUTM and what we should do for next year. One of the things raised was that we should have a few notice boards up with the following things that people can put up themselves:
LOCAL PLACES OF INTEREST:
What to see, where to go. Menus of the local food places etc.
I've been to ... and I'm in the green tent next to the black BMW R80
I'm going to ... and looking for a riding partner and I'm in the black tecnt next to the green XT660
Draft schedule of the presentations. It will always be a **DRAFT** as things will always be changing.
There is a white board on the outside of the pavilion building, so we can use that and some off-white butcher's paper on the walls of the dining room for the others perhaps?
Lead Organiser - Me, unless someone really wanted to take it on and I would be more than fine with this and happy to make sure that everything was passed on.
Registration Coordinator – To coordinate registrations from HU website. What happens is that when a person registers via the website, Grant sends a copy of their email form to the co-ordinator. I developed my own spreadsheet from this to capture email addresses etc and also sent a welcome email with all the details at hand.
Registration Desk Organiser - Dorothy and Alanna did this in 2011 and did a great job. Dorothy should be available again in 2012 but Alanna will wait and see if she and John will be travelling or not.
Registration Desk Helpers - We had quite a few different helpers here and will need the same again.
Off-Road Loop Ride Leader - Craig Iedema did this in 2011, and I hear it was a great ride. Craig is determined to be away in 2012. So we need a person for this.
Off Road Loop Ride Sweep - Glen did this at a moments notice. He would be great as a leader or sweep I am sure, but I have no idea if he will be available.
On-Road Ride Leader - Rob did a great job of this and if he is available, would love to see him back.
On-Road Ride Sweep - I have no idea of who did this??
Presentation Organiser - John,did this in 2011 and may be able to do it again in 2012, but that depends on whether he and Alanna will be here or away in South America.
Vendor Organiser – To attract and organise vendors. This took a lot of energy this year without much result, so I would very much like to pas this on to someone else.
Print and radio Media Liaison – To attract and organise media. I would not even know where to start with this and so 2011 was pretty much not successful here.
Club Organiser – To attract attendees via contacting clubs. This is fairly straightforward, but takes time.
Websites, forums and social media management. Basically someone who is interested in all this. to make sure all the various forums, facebook pages etc are all tied in.
Local advertising - Someone to do let the locals know what is happening etc.
Date change confirmed: Queens Birthday weekend - Friday 8 June 2012 to Sunday 10 June 2012. Monday 11 June 2012 is the Queens Birthday Public Holiday in Queensland and hopefully this will make it easier for everyone, especially those who will be travelling.
Hi Bec, no problem, I will keep my fingers crossed and hope to see you there. I think that this will be a very good meeting as we have a lot of presenters pencilled in with workshops as well as trip presentations.
Anyone who lives along the way who would like to catch up for coffee - I can never have too much coffee - I would love to hear from. I haven't sorted a specific route, but will be going inland and definitely through Bathurst.
Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!
Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).
"Inspiring and hilarious!"
"I loved watching this DVD!"
"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."
Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.
What others say about HU...
"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.