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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I understand that many digital cameras take photo's with a 4:3 ratio. Traditional 35mm camera's use a 3:2 ratio (along, aparently with some digital camera's). Will the industry keep the traditional print sizes such as 4X6, 6X9, 8X12, etc or migrate to more digital friendly sizes? BTW, why are 8X10 frames so common?
8x10 frames are super common because 8x10 has been THE standard photo size since the era of glass plates - which were 8x10. No enlargers in those days, all prints were contact, hence the large size. Eventually went to small format - 4"x5" - with the advent of enlargers, and of course all the other sizes since. Go into a camera store and see what's the number one paper size by FAR - 8x10. Also note - 8x10 is NOT 35mm camera friendly, but we put up with it anyway!
4:3 of course is tv dimensions.
Given that it's been over 60 years since the 35mm film size arrived, and the paper has still not adapted to that change, I think it's doubtful that paper will adapt to digital in the near future. Too many machines involved to change.
Thanks Grant. I figured it was something like that. Old habits die hard or not at all.
Apparently Epson has other ideas. They sell 8.5 X 11 but not 8 X 10. Yet some of their printers print boderless 8 X 10's. Are they trying to start something? Or do we just get to buy paper for the waste can?
Anyway this has all come up as I look into buying a photo printer, which then leads to the question of paper, inks, longevity, etc.
If it's within your budget, get an A3+ printer. You won't regret it and will miss it often if you don't. After the novelty of getting a new printer whore off of me, I found that I only need to print images to hang on walls and this is where the A3+ comes in handy. I rarely print anything for archiving or to give friends; web and email size pictures took over that. But that’s me I don’t really know what use you have in mind.
I just bought an Epson 960; largest size is 8.5 x 11. I vacillated for a while about getting the 2200 with a largest printing width being 13" but the price difference was too great. My main reason for considering the 220 was that the 2200 uses pigmented inks that are supposed to last much longer. But, with the speed at which printing technology seems to be moving, I figured I'd wait a bit before investing in a larger printer.
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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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