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."
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Pretty little hills, dark forests, romantic villages and perfect motorcycle roads! If you have never been there – you will love it! A ride in the morning – an afternoon coffee somewhere in an ancient castle and then back to our campground... what else do we need?
Lots of conversation and good German of course! And travel talks and technical clinics to top it all off.
And you might want to dress warm... and a warm sleeping bag!
And how about doing a quick slide show of your trip for us? Or if that's too soon, how about for the Spring 2011 Meeting?
Everything is organised, I will be able to arrive directly to the meeting . Would be happy doing a slide show but I cannot promise doing a perfectly styled slideshow as coming directly to the meeting - will pick a few good pictures and show them to you.
I hope I can make this meet and let me tell you why.
I attended this meet twice and found it to be so friendly and enjoyable, because it was just the atmosphere of Ripley as it was a few years ago. And that's unique. I love the Ripley meet, but next to it, I like this one. It's so relaxed, it's in lovely country with good people (buy the farm-made apple cider/wine nearby from local people,) who are so welcoming. The people who attend are fascinating, including a young woman who was going to bike to Siberia and come back by horse! and the Dutchman on his diesel bike who did HUGE distances in the 'Stans before his frame broke! That's the kind of people who come here. But most were normal punters who take the trips we can, and all the more welcome for that.
As many of us know, Germany and its people are great: you will enjoy the ride to get there if you're from the UK. (I found NorfolkLine the cheapest) I was very tired when I got to the French/Belgian border a bit later than I meant to, so I slept under a bush on a motorway lane divider which hid my bike and me, I thought. Cops came in the night but were so nice, just saying, go in the morning, will you? Of course!
If you've free time you can stop at the Bikers Loft Motel near Bruges, Belgium, (rooms, rock bands)on the way back. If you're just beginning to travel on your bike, then you couldn't do better than to come here - you'll be among friends. I threw a sickie to ride here and have a good time at Oberliebersbach. So can you! Bugger work - get a life!!!!
Just registered for the autumn meeting. Last year kicked so much ass that there's absolutely no way we'd miss it this year. We'll also be giving a talk / presentation of our trip to the Shetland islands, the northernmost point of the United Kingdom (Das eingezäunte Land. No pay, no picture). It'll have photos of sheep in it. And Ponys. And sheep. And cows. And sheep. And a crazy Frenchwoman. Also: sheep.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, leaking oil, shouting GERONIMO!"
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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."
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"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
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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.
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