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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First post, might as well start in the bar with introductions.
Greetings all. Allow me to introduce ourselves. Taz and Joel we are. We have been lurking about Horizons for some time in preparation of the big trip. Final preparations are being made, leaving the first of May. IF all goes according to plan and allowing for war, pestilence, famine, stupidity, George W and Murphy's law, the next 2 to 3 years will see us around the world.
Neophytes we are, but not totally green. We did a several week trip to Mexico last year which was a successful venture, although cut short because I had to have surgery on my aching, aging, abused knee. We have backpacked for many months in both Central and South America and got tired of riding the buses and not being able to go where we really wanted to go, hence the motorcycles. We ran into a group of long distance motorcycle riders in the south of Chile in 2004 and the motorcycle idea took hold.
Here is a link to a short write-up I did on that Mexico trip if you are interested.
We did attend an HU meeting last year in Nelson, BC, met many interesting people and learned a great deal. We are looking forward to being a member of this interesting community of bikers. Maybe we will see some of you along the way.
We ride Kawasaki Ninja 250s. Is that laughter I hear? So be it. I don't mind providing a bit of levity for my fellow human beings. The bikes are heavily modified for long distances, including upgraded suspension and carrying capacity. Great bikes actually, light, maneuverable, bone simple to work on and 70 miles to the gallon (thats a lot of kilometers per liter, but do not ask me to convert that, I am a yank after all). These bikes have been around in a basically unchanged design for 20 years, dirt cheap to purchase and parts are cheap. An odd choice, perhaps, but my wife says I am odd as well. Off the tarmac will be a bit of a problem though.
At any rate, the basic plan is to start in Canada, to Alaska, south to Mexico and Central America by October and on to SA, all in good time. No rush, no time limit, no specific destination. Not sure if we will go east from Buenos Aires to South Africa or west from Santiago to New Zealand. We will cross that ocean when the time comes.
I don't see anything wrong with a 250 Ninja. You should have a great time. If you want to come to Mex City send me a PM we have had a few travellers stay with us in the last 2 years and we try to give everybody a good time. Good luck and safe travels
All the best for your change of life style (it is not really a "trip" after all).
In my opinion it does not matter how you go, just that you go slow enough to enjoy the journey and smell them roses.
I have met crazy Italians here in the outback with 1960 style motor scooters, they were having a ball and then there was the group with vintage 1920 cars towing old camping trailers in the desert country west of Alice Spriings. When they broke down they pulled up and fixed it there on the spot.
You will have a great time I am sure.
If you intend to make it over the Tasman to Oz drop a line and I will do my best to assist ann_chrisATbigpondDOTcom
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
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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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