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. :-)
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."
Advertisers- Horizons Unlimited is well-established as the first source of reliable, unbiased information on all aspects of motorcycle travel.
We reach a dedicated, worldwide group of real travellers, and are the only website focusing exclusively on long distance motorcycle travellers.
If you sell motorcycles or motorcycle accessories, riding gear, camping equipment and clothing, transport motorcycles, organize motorcycle tours, or have motorcycles to rent, you should be advertising with us!
So ive been away living in the woods for a week and come back to reality, expecting to find at least an email of thanks from a certain well known member...
The story goes...a week and a bit ago, i saw a broken down motorcyclist, so even though im in my car i stop and offer assistance...i immediately recognise the fellow and say i enjoyed his mondo enduro talk a few weeks back...his bike is broke so he suggests i tow him home "ive done it all over the world he tells me, its quite safe!"
so i tow him and all is perfect until we get stopped, rudely, by some off duty hitler...and then a rather nice uniformed officer....to cut a long story short, after spending over an hour at the side of the road, with the threat of being reported for a driving offence, which could spoil my very clean license, i am released leaving the police to deal with said motorcyclist and his uninsured bike (its illegal to tow a bike with a car). I give said traveller my details and as common courtesy i would have expected at least a thanks by email...but nothing!
as well as a traveller, i am a back patched club member and had i done what i did for a real biker, i would have had thanks and without a doubt...its the way we roll.....
if this is the way so called motorcyclist travellers treat each other, i think the next time i see a broken down bike...i may just ride on past.....
I have to agree with Hairybiker. While stopping to help out is clearly the right thing to do and most people would do it without expectation of reward or overt praise, having gone the extra mile to do something illegal and risk your own license I personally would have thought a follow up call, text or email at the very least was the least he could do.
Rory...I didnt expect anything but a thanks...but when someone who alot of people on here think is some sort of a travel god doesnt have common courtesy to say thanks, then it doesnt bode well for any common folk to stop...bikers get enough bad press as it is...and ill have u know i stopped again 2 days ago to help an old asian bloke who had broke down on a roundabout, while everyone else just beeped at him and drove round...i even got a thanks off him...or i think thats what he said in his language!
timm it was the right thing to do...but courtesy is also right.
realmc...thanks fo the back up, glad someone feels the same.....
anyway, im of to put on my batman suit and save some old folks from crime..........
I met quite a few people who helped me while i traveled through africa. Now, a few years ago i wanted to contact them but some have changed there emailadress or i cant read what is written in my diary and from other people i just dont have any contact adress.
Realy sad specialy if i think they might be wayting for me to send a thank you email / sms / letter (one is the police station west side of the baviaans kloof in southafrica) but im still very thankfull about what they did and have told a lot of people about what they did...
I don't remember reading where the good Samaritan received any "thank you" for rescuing the helpless traveler. In fact, he even paid for the stranger's care and lodging. The point is... there is a heavenly Father who did see your kindness and He will reward you accordingly.
Yah, seems as likely as not that the anonymous rider in question was annoyed at being abandoned by the side of the road to the tender ministrations of the police. Personally, I might have hung around for a bit longer to see if he needed a lift or more.
Or not. In any case, if I went on the internet to slag away at people, famous or not, who failed to adequately thank me for my many generous acts, I'd have little time leftover to ride. I mean, really OP: look at the responses you're drawing here. Most people seem to think you're being a bit of a jerk. Maybe there's something to be learned from that.
It's not that you shouldn't be irritated; I'd probably be irritated too. But going on-line to bitch and moan, pretending not to name the culprit (while making it quite clear who you're talking about)--what's to be gained here? Do you think you're looking good right now?
My opinion, and worth exactly what you paid me for it.
Cooped up indoors in crap weather? Binge watch over 20 hours of inspiring, informative and entertaining stories and tips from 150 travellers! Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to order them both and use Coupon Code 'BoxSet+' on your order when you checkout.
What others say about HU...
"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA
"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada
"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia
"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
10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!
Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!
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.
You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or
to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and
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.