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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A thread full of thankyou's is a small but fitting reward to Char and Gabe for a great weekend so I will happily add to it.
We all need to know the secrets of how you arranged such great weather for Saturday and the whole event hit the spot perfectly for me. Thanks to everyone who took the time to chat to Jackki and I and start the crucial sparks of inspiration the will get us planning for next year.
Our first HU event of many and I look forward to meeting many of you again out there over the months and years ahead. Good luck to all those with a trip lined up already.
Basic tips picked up on this first outing:
1. Bring a spare gas bottle if you really want that early morning brew!
2. Ignore the forecast and bring a set of waterproofs for EACH person on the bike - Jackki may have looked ridiculous in my waterproof but I was the one very very wet getting home
3. Get out there and do it - then do it some more.
Adi & Jackki (the one and only VStrom 1000)
Top marks to Charlott & Gabe for a great weekend enjoyed the cider a little to much nice to get round & chat to so many like minded people. I was gowing to do the journey home in two stints but managed to do the eight miles in one go, all the best to the pig keep us informed.
All the best with the trip Kevin.
Mine and Mark's first, and certainly not our last, meeting was made extra special by the fact that everybody we met were very welcoming, not judgemental, good fun to be with and all willing to pass on tips and snippets of knowledge that we found very useful. There was also the bonus of a day of sunshine on Saturday !
However, the thanks has got to go to Gabe & Char + mum & dad for taking time out to arrange such a good meet with excellent facilities - I couldn't believe that we were sat in the middle of a field in the middle of nowhere with Grant and Susan Johnson giving a slide show presentation onto a screen from their laptop.
Isabel and I would also like to say a big thank you to Gabe and Charlotte for organizing this meeting. It was our first HU event but it won't be the last. Thanks also to Grant and Susan for their presentation and to everyone else for the chats, tips, advice and making it seem like our dream of just riding off into the sunset on our bikes isn't quite as mad as it seemed at first.
Look forward to meeting up with everyone again soon
Just a quick note from Cyprus, many thanks for a great weekend (even though I didn't have a bike to ride). It was great to meet everyone there and to see all of the bikes. For those of you that are interested it's bloody hot back here in Cyprus.
I will post some pics as soon as I have put them on my computer.
Just to add to what everyone else has said it was great to see every one and chat but it was very hard to leave and go home after only being there for a few hours but I couldn't get the weekend off
Glad you all had a good weekend and yes I was thinking of you all when I was hard at work all weekend
Note to self I must sort my life out and get more time off to go to bike events
well done it was nice to meet you and see you at the next one
Bob And Carole ( BMWR100GS that didn't stay )
Thank you for an ace weekend!
You put a lot of time and effort into it all and it was well worth it. Turned out nice again!
I especially liked the instructional courses you arranged.
The "how to deal with wild boar" one was good.
"How to steal petrol in the dark" might come in useful too.
"Bike mounted pepper grinders" was quite an unusual lecture but very informative.
The mini wine tasting event was super as was the "find the porridge oats" contest.
The bluetooth ringtone session was one of my favourites though! Thanks riti "especially for those pics he he".
I loved Charlottes impression of a little boy in a kagoole on the Sunday morning, oh you guys!
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
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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 such as this one (18 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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