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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The 10th Horizons Unlimited Meeting, Lumb Farm, Ripley, Derbyshire, UK
Its once again taking place over the weekend of 24 - 27th June 2010, Thursday to Sunday. A week later than last year.
Costs are £30.00 for the whole weekend, if you register AND pay before the end of December 2009. £50.00 if you leave it too late! Registration is open now and we already have over 100 folk registered and paid.
This includes 3 nights camping and entrance to all the presentations and demonstrations. You don't have to camp, though there is no reduction in the price, a list of nearby accommadation can be found on the website/google.
We are now accepting applications from presenters for putting on a show, it can be on any bike related travelling topic. Last year we had our most diverse range of topics ever, with some fantastic shows and knowledgable talks.
To help planning the event we need your application forms in early, before Friday 30th April 2010.
Over the weekend we have around 40 presenters putting on over 50 shows! Check out the range of topics here http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/meetings/UK2010.php
We are also looking for volunteers as usual! We had an excellent crew last year doing a range of activities - gate - registration - I.T. - recycling etc, this year we'll need some folk with some cooking skills too, to help out with Dannys 'Roadkill Demonstation'
It takes over 60 volunteers to put on the meeting and this year we'll need a few more. Sam Manicom (full time author and journo) organises the volunteers and can be contacted here if you feel you can help out in any way. http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/meetings/volunteers/
We'd like to continue offering the rideouts this year. We have no problem in filling up the spaces but always struggle to find rideout leaders. If you can help in any way or know someone who wants to lead one please get in touch with me via the website and I'll explain all.
Its that time of year again to start getting the wood ready for the rally fire so instead of a few of us struggling if anybody wants to help we can make a weekend of it ,There is camping room in the garden floor space in the house hot showers and some good stews to eat and the possibilty of a few drinks , We will have to pick a dry weekend at the end of feb or into march for saftey reasons so im not sure how much notice can be given. If you fancy a dirty weekend in the country contact me here or email me on manybikesdanny at aol ddddoot com
ktmmark, you're not alone! Registrations are coming in fast!
We have about 50 presentations/tech seminars booked already, lots of new ones, and lots of old favourites too.
The whole Meeting Team has been working hard on improvements, and I'm sure you'll enjoy the upgrades and improvements, from more toilets to EARLY opening showers (7am) and another room to hang out in, more vendors, and more room for camping.
You'll also be able to see what's going on MUCH better in the tyre changing demo!
The provisional timetable should be posted on the website (UK Meetings page) in a week or so but I'll also post a link here for it too.
We are just about full for presenters, a couple of slots Thursday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday morning - We have over 100 shows of varying kinds over the weekend.
Cut off date for applying for a presentation is this week. If you're gonna do it, do it now.
Over 500 folk have registered so far! And still 2 months to go... we are sure to sell out again this year. And more trade space taken than we've had before - its all looking pretty good!
"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!"
Brilliant!!!! It's all coming together beautifully. I can't wait for us to get to the 24th of June. What an excellent range of presentations and the number of adventure travel companies coming along is terrific.
As for the volunteers, I'm delighted that so many people have put their names forward to help out. At this time last year we were still 23 people short of the total 65 volunteers we needed. This year we are just 7 people short. Fantastic!! But if you haven't put your name down to help yet, and feel like mucking in for a few hours, please do get in touch with me. Oh and, you know, a much larger than normal percentage of people who have volunteered to help to date, have never been before. I think that's b****y good stuff. Thanks all!
We still need 2 people to help with the Digi Tech side of things. This role is vital as many of the presenters are standing on a stage for the first time. When the tech side of things runs smoothly then their job is just that much less nerve wracking. So, if you know your way around PCs, digital projectors, powerpoint and the like, I'd really like to hear from you. This is a great job as you get to watch loads of the presentations from one of the best seats in the house.
We are short of 2 people for the Gate Crew. We have all been to a rally somewhere for the first time, where we knew no one and didn't know where anything was. The Gate Crew's job is to make every person arriving and to help them settle in to a great weekend. One of the best things about this job is that its a brilliant way to meet people. There's no rocket science involved. But the ability to smile, and mean it, is vital.
We are short of someone to help out with the recycling. We are making a real effort to get this right this year. And so we should! So far we have a crew of three people lined up but one more would make this crew complete.
And finally, we could do with some volunteers to muck in with general setting up on Thursday morning. So, if you are getting there early and feel like helping with laying out chairs, hanging some posters or popping into town for that oh so important piece of equipment that's needed at the last minute, then please get in touch.
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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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