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!
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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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Just a little note to say thank you and a job well done! I concur with Gip, Nakusp was phenominal! A regular tent city, hope to make it out to more events, Thanks to Grant, Susan and all of the speakers/ volunteers. Now I know not to put slime in my tires!
~Mark aka Lerxst
Adding my thanks as well. I arrived late, ate and drank myself silly, saw some nice countryside and met a lot of nice folks....plus re-encountered people I'd met on two continents and met a whole passel whose on-line commentary I'd appreciated.
The only thing I missed was the very helpful B.C. resident who was going to bring me some sprocket-changing tools. Sorry, but I had no idea I'd be a few days late, that the encampment would spread over hill and dale or that the attendees would fill Legion Halls and Senior Centers with such ease. My humble thanks, whoever you really are, and my apologies at being unable to take advantage of your generosity.
I just spent a couple of days mountain biking down in Rossland, reminding me why I also ride an internal combustion-powered machine. Look for me wandering the hills for a week or two until my tenants move out and I settle back home
Had a great time, listened and watched many great stories, ate great food, met numerous great people. Thank you Grant, Susan, Ekke, Audrey and all the rest for making the event so much fun. It was all very inspirational.
Asked about you Mark many times, but couldn't find you. Have a good ride home.
(DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT GOOD AT REMEMBERING NAMES SO HEREBY MY APOLOGIES FOR NOT MENTIONING YOU)
My 1st ride report. Not much of riding, more like meeting with travelers from around the world. About 160 of them from Australia, Germany, Japan, England, Ireland, Alberta
As I was leaving home at 7:30AM on Wednesday the sun was 'ashining ;D ;D and heading to Rocky Mountain House only to meet an AlbertaDualSports rider with his wife on his way to GS (BMW) challenge. Had some coffee with them at the local Timmies. Thanks for the stickers.
Stopping at Moraine Lake (above Lake Louise), worth the ride even if among many cagers
Before the snow sheds on Hwy 1
Next stop was Golden, The Dualsporter advised to head to the Wolfsden (or such?) but I did not make that, instead rolled into the municipal campground. There I caught up with some Dutch tourists that were a bit lonely...? Good to speak a bit of the old mother tongue once again. Also gave them some advise as they were still going to be in Canada for a week.
Galena Bay ferry, loaded with HU meeting bikes.
Next day got up and made my way to the local MackPukes on Hwy 1, got some breakfast and lunch at the same time and headed out the door. Revelstoke here I come.
Japanese biker from Tokyo, on his way down south after been in Alaska - broke an expensive Hepco Becker case, hing snapped.
The meeting was at Nakusp, a beautiful area in the Selkirk mountains British Columbia, in between talks I made my way up (half) a forestry trunk road. Bolders were getting a fair size and my front tire was complaining. even though a good experience to try it.
People mostly arrived at thursday afternoon, one after another, many on KLRs and BMW GS1200. Also many on trusty V-Stroms.
registration after 2pm was well organized.
Camping was at a first come/first serve basis. Just pitch your tent wherever there is space, makes for interesting camping. With picnic tables thrown in for good measure for evening chatting and drinking
German Africa Twin - one of 2
If you want BIGGGG cases on your Strom ask this man from Idaho - home made and very easy to ride with according to rider.
many people from around the globe.
camping all over the campground, after the first day they had to go to the overflow camping.
admiring a nice bike.
have to get me one of those Kermit chairs, fold up next to nothing and quite comfy I might add.
people swapping ideas and stories, some more exaggerated than the other.
in the evenings we had supper together at the local Legion hall, moved there after they found out the seniors center would not hold 150 people for supper.
talks were very entertaining with many good shots of various parts of the world, parts that i will not see. (most likely..?)
In my wanderings around Nakusp found this picturesque house
Grant and Susan Johnson - founders of horizons Unlimited.
even at the evening's Show & Tell meeting 2 guys showed up, a bit late..excused as he is from Ireland.
a lot of good food and conversation... topics ranging from Peru, Deutschland, Bulgaria to the local road to New Denver.
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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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