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!
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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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Good shots Gerry, hope you didn't let that wee dog get your grub!
Most enjoyable weekend, many thanks.
Some of my pics from the weekend. I did the recce run on Friday with Brian, he was concerned and correctly, as it turned out, about trees blocking the route after recent gales.
Leaving home squeaky clean, why do I always get the bike polished up to go out and play in the mud?
On the trail ride route Brian gets his first roosting of the day from John on his Tenere
I hope everyone returned home safely and you are now contemplating your next "Big Trip"
On behalf of everyone who attended the weekend I would like to thank the following people and organisations.
Each and everyone who gave talks and practical demonstrations. A lot of work went into preparation and delivery and probably that was more nerve wracking than the actual trip being described! They all did a magnificent job.
Brian McGirr who led the trail ride on Saturday. Have a look at the photos in an earlier post on this thread. Those were of Brian and Terry recce-ing the trail.They turned up after the recce, literally covered in mud, with enormous grins on their mud splattered faces, Brian with the chainsaw still strapped to the back of his KTM. A magic moment. Did anyone get a photo?
Fermanagh Council and in particular Eddie McGovern, for the invaluable logistical and practical help over the weekend.
Lisbellaw Hurling Club for the use of their facilities.
Cavanacarragh Hall and, in particular, Una, Seamus and their happy band of volunteers who looked after, fed and watered us so well all weekend.
Grant and Susan Johnston whose experience, talks and practical demonstrations added immeasurably to the weekend.
Peter and Kay Forwood. What a treat to be in the company of such seasoned travelers and such nice people. What about that amazing "most traveled" HD Electro-Glide? How many stickers have you on your bike?!
Merv Colton for capturing some great pictures over the weekend. See his superb photos in a previous post on this thread.
The Mummers. 'Nuff said!!
All the people and organisations who contributed so generously to the treasure trove of raffle prizes. For the record you raised £500 for Motorcycle Outreach charity and the trail riders donated £150 to the local Children's Heartbeat Trust. Well done to you all.
Show you support and appreciation by checking out all the links above.You might just find that perfect trip!
The Horizons Unlimited Ireland organising team who worked so hard to make the weekend such a success. You all know who they are and on your behalf, I thank them all.
A very special "thank you" to the dynamic duo of Harry and Daragh who worked tirelessly over the weekend selling raffle tickets. You did a great job, lads and you should be proud of how much you raised.
Last and by no means least, thank you to everyone who attended. We can organise to our hearts content but it only works when you all turn up. Thank you.
Grant and Susan will be emailing all who attended in the next few weeks and will be asking for your comments and observations on the weekend. Please take a few minutes to reply, especially if you have any thoughts or suggestions which can be incorporated into planning next year's meet.
Next year? Yep. The third Horizons Unlimited Ireland meet will happen next year! Confirmation of date and location will soon be flagged on the site.
The weather has finally turned, so Gear Up for your motorcycle travel adventure! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - Gear Up! 2-DVD set until June 30 only.
Which bike, how to prepare it, what else to take, how to pack it all in! 6 hours!
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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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