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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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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As some of you will be aware I am leading a team of three riders on Domino's delivery bikes in the Budapest to Bamako Rally. We were told that we could enter for free but it transpired that the organisers meant in the 'touring category'. When I tried to argue that we should be in the race category I got a very stern 'no way, not on those bikes, you wouldn't have a chance'.
After some persuasion they have agreed to let us race, but will charge us one race fee (rather than three, which is nice) and the bikes need to be up to the job.
As we are all pizza delivery riders coming up with the race fee will be a bit tricky so we are trying to 'crowd source' the funds, with some success. Would any fellow hubbers be able to chip in 5 pounds to help cover the costs? We need another 980 people to contribute and this will cover all the bike mods, the race fee, the CB radios and the spares for the bikes and the support vehicle (which was an e-bay purchase for 325 quid, so might be worse than the bikes!). In return everyone that helps will get a mention as one of the 'good guys' on our site and we will be posting the ride reports on here as well as carrying th eflag (OK, sticker) for Horizons Unlimited.
If we get the mods right I think we have a good chance of winning!
PM me for payment details.
We are also selling off all of my other bikes:
'89 FZR600, lots of work done already and will look MINT when done
Peugeot Chavfight 120 2-smoke (Speedfight surely, ed.)
Cagiva Elefant 750 with touring set up and new off-road tyres and rear shock
BMW K1100LT (it's not mine but a friend has donated it to the cause)
Some kind of Jap commuter, about 750 (details to follow)
As we get these tidied and MoT'd we will post pics in the 'for sale'
Yep, we'd be a bit late for the 2011, it ended a few weeks ago.
We are raising money for Practical Action, who specialise in appropriate technology 'challenging poverty through technolgy' - things like small very heat efficient clay ovens to replace open fires and use less wood etc etc. We have a just giving page on our website and are directing people to that.
In terms of fundraising for the trip itself we have done the following:
I have upped my hours to 50-60 a week (27 for the NHS the rest delivering Pizza)
I am selling off my other bikes
We have been offfered the use of a restaurant/bar to hold an evenings fundraiser where we get the door fee - ideas on what we could do to make this appealing would be much appreciated. Maybe an 'Adventure Motorcycling Evening'? It's pretty small so we wouldn't be able to make enough to pay any guest speakers etc which is a bind.
We have been offered a nightclub to put on a fundraising evening where we take the door and they take the bar - again we need to get the acts in...
We are taking some photos of the bikes in their current state today and will put a page on our website with the prep plan
If we can't get the race fee sorted out by June we will have to abandon the idea of being in the actual race category and just enter the touring - where we decide how much off-road mayhem we want. It's a very different challenge and feels like a bit of a cop-out compared to the 'you MUST crush out 350km of dirt and then another 200 of tarmac on time or you don't score points'
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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 (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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