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. :-)
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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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Similar thought to rugby clubs and their seasons are colleges and their terms, some even have dorms available, student bars , canteens and coconut matting at the doors so that the muddy feet don't spread as far as the toilet blocks, just in case that sort of thing is important.
Sorry, I'm late... Just too busy in the weeks since the meeting - but here are a few of my pics now:
Riding from Oxford to the Mendips on small country roads
Winding down on winding roads after a hectic week...
Arrived too late to attend any talks on Friday night, just managed to pitch my tent before darkness fell and to get some dinner, which Char had kindly saved for me - thank you!
Still, I spent an entertaining evening thanks to making Gary's acquaintance - very amusing chap, albeit not always deliberately...
My neighbours on the splendid campsite
The welcoming committee - Crow and Mark Manley
Gareth didn't really appreciate me taking photos while he was fiddling with the clutch cable on the Mighty Harley... Mind you, the bike had managed 2,000 miles through the Pyrenees without fail just before the weekend.
Stretching exercises with Francis Maxey - loosen your muscles and travel further - very useful!
Assuming the correct posture on the bike - Chris still seems not entirely convinced...
Belle taking more or less embarrassing pictures of us (especially one of me sitting on a 1200...). So far none have appeared on the site yet - phew!
Everyone was having a go
Apart from hundreds of amazing people to meet and talk to...
... Fernhill Farm offered also plenty of other attractions
The Sheering Shed was a great venue for many of our presentations -
Bruce and Jean's excellent 'Two Pegs to Patagonia' talk
The 'Women Only' session - with Tiffany, Lilian Hobbs, Dee Masters, our hostess Char and lots of other lady travellers in the making
The most photographed and probably most inventive sidecar in the world
Here are just a few of the inspiring people I met (when I actually thought of getting the camera out...)
The fabulous catering crew - Char's mum and in the right corner you can even spot Tiffany earning her keep (damn, wide angle lens still not wide enough...)
Speggo - who provided great technical support for the presenters. Thank you again, Steve!
Roddy from James Cargo - who was too busy to come to my talk, apparently... Good for you!
Iain and Matt looking pretty happy at the end of the weekend...
... and rightly so: it was a great meeting, a wonderful location in terms of setting, atmosphere and facilities - and overall, a fantastic achievement on the organisers' part. Char and Gabe and all the helpers and volunteers, you did an absolutely brilliant job - thank you!
Still brimming with excitement, inspiration and enthusiasm, I set off on the journey home - all the way under bright blue skies...
... via my friends' house in Portishead
... with a glimpse of Wales and the Severn Bridge
This weekend was one of the best meetings for me this year and I can't wait for the next one.
Thank you all for making the event such a special experience.
What can I say that hasn’t already been said?
5 of us southern softy types made the arduous journey up from Darkest Dorset and had a great time
If you ever do another one count me in
Tesco Nov 23rd 2011.... three jams for the price of two. Strawberry, yum. Blackcurrant, delish. And the final option? Bloody Apricot. Will this injustice never end?
One strawb, two blackcurrants later...
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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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