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.
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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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Photo ForumEverything on Travel Photography, from what kind of equipment to how to light a subject, moderated by Stuart (Reggie) Martindale, a pro English photographer
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Looking to buy a Digital Camera & was hoping that someone out there could point me towards a reasonable camera for £130 to £150 (US$225 to $275)?
I'm after something rugged that comes with:
2.5 to 3 MegaPixels
Flash on/off, Red Eye Reduction, Slow Synch etc
XD or Compact Flash Storage Media
Takes rechargeable NiMH batteries
Manual focus option would be good
Variety of photo setting options
USB & TV compatible
Date & Time indicator
Not bothered about Movie mode. I'm not a frequent photographer, not bothered about huge number of features that I'll never understand, let alone use. I don't want extra features just for the sake of it. If it takes a reasonable photo, can be easily downloaded & is user friendly, then please tell me about it.
Just as important: please advise me of any features that you've found useful that I've not listed above & of any products to be avoided.
Bought the A60 Powershot in the end. Went round a few retailers & found one I liked. Went for the Canon because the bulging battery holder provides for something to grip on to. It also takes 4 x AA batteries, which are available anywhere.
Local retail price was £180.00, I found it on Amazon for £130.00, in addition I bought a 128mb CF card. I bought a LowePro camera bag locally as the standard Canon item was crap to say the least. I also bought a Uniross charger and 4xAA NiMH batteries (2100 mah) locally for £30.00 (Amazon were out of stock).
I've since had to buy a 256mb CF card as I've been on a few photo sprees, most is 256 in one afternoon & nearly 2,000 photos since late January, of which many can be seen here:
I'm still learning & getting to grips with some of the features. First time I used it was for my first time skiing in early February which was cut short by an accident after two days, leaving me with 13 stitches in my right knee (photos in the link - lol)
I bought a small but solid camera so that I could take photos on the move whilst riding. Tried this last week crossing the Severn Bridge at "speed" in sidewinds on my 1150GS, photos very blurred though. More than happy with the camera, although I may replace it in a two years or so for something with a greater zoom capability. The A60 is only 2mp which is fine for me as I tend to share my photos via Smugmug.
It takes 100+ photos using the flash or nearly 300 without the flash to drain the NiMH batteries. Got an adaptor so that I can recharge in Europe, off to Brittany tomorrow evening for 4 days & Budepest in late August.
I will post a Ride Report with plenty of photos on the Adventure Rider site for both trips & will post a link here if anyone's interested.
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What others say about HU...
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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 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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knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.