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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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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Looking to join a trans-Saharan 4x4 trip as official photographer.
No idea if this is a reasonable request or not, but I'm very keen to get involved in a trans-Saharan trip, but simply don't have the time or money to buy my own Land Rover and do all the planning. For that reason, I'm looking at the next best option, which is to join an team existing team.
Clearly, this is a tricky subject, as I know I wouldn't entertain accommodating a perfect stranger on any trip that I'd planned unless there was something in it for me. Hence, I'd be looking to pay an appropriate amount towards the project and offer my services as photographer.
I'm a seasoned traveller, having spent the last fifteen years visiting various war zones, and documenting a couple of nomad groups. I know my way around a vehicle, having rebuilt a couple of engines way back in my youth, and I have fairly good first-aid and survival training (ex-DoE award leader), so I'm confident that I can add some value to an expedition.
I've not been around the HUBB for quite some time, but used to post under the name of Mad Dog (forgot my password and have a new email address, so it was easier to just re-register).
Anyway, if anyone is interested in discussing this further with me, or indeed just tell me that I've no chance; please speak up.
Just sounding out the possibilities and what's going down at the moment.
Never posted too much here, as I've been running my own "dangerous places" forum all this time, and I've always been into hitching and public transport when I'm in country, so the HUBB wasn't something I could contribute much towards.
The trouble with forums is, as with email, sentiment doesn't get carried too well.
I'm a well-travelled 40 year-old, used to travelling alone, or with others, and I have no doubt that I can bring a lot to the table if there's anything going down. If a good opportunity comes along in north Africa, then I'll seriously consider it. Just need to test the ground first though, hence my posting here. I've lurked on the Hubb for ages, just seemed as good a time as any to poke my head above the radar once again.
Just to be totally clear, I'm not writing off the possibility of doing it with my own vehicle, and have approached a couple of people about it. My biggest obstacle is the time that I would have in which to complete the trip. Unfortunately, family and work commitments can only be so flexible in 2008, so unless something just right comes along, it's all going to be a non-starter anyway.
I'd love to hit the Canadian Arctic, but last time I enquired about the cost of flights to Resolute, I almost fell of my chair! I already photographed parts of East Greenland and a whole load of Swedish Lapland, enough to know how much I love the Arctic, but you need bottomless pockets to do that region properly.
Burma appeals, but maybe when I have more time on my hands, as that situation deserves more than just another freelance Journo's take.
If the Sahara thing doesn't come together, I have one eye on the Kazakh Eagle Hunters of Western Mongolia.
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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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