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!
Location: Aussie expat in Switzerland half way RTW
The GT Rider Forum gets and upgrade
Here is the full email for those that are interested.
Hi there, GT Riders!
Well, repeated requests for new features and improvements to the Forums
have painted us into a corner.
There are many important elements missing from the current Forums - not
least of which is;
- image resizing that handles over-sized photos automatically
- full integration with FaceBook, including your Post details into your
FaceBook news items
- integration with other social media sites
- a built-in Event Calendar within which all Registered Users can list
- user Blogs
- user Albums, Friends, special interest Group Messaging
- online Chat
At the same time, the problems of keeping the current phpBB3 forum system
going, let alone make it
smarter, have combined to push the GT-Rider.com webmaster over the edge...
Just doing a simple version
update is a nightmare because we've got so many custom code modifications,
plus 3 different design
templates in operation...
So, here's whats happening!
We're finally moving to a fully-fledged commercial Forum, CMS & Blog system
called vBulletin 4 Publishing Suite. This has readily available Tech
Support. It comes complete with all the features on, or proposed for, our
This change represents a significant investment in my time and and David's
money. Thus far, I've
personaly devoted over a week of my time to;
- installing and configuring the software
- setting up all the new features
- doing trial data conversions
- testing that it is all working as expected
New User registrations are now disabled on the old GT-Rider forum.
We are now at the point where you can all take a preview of the new system.
1.) All Registered User Accounts have been imported into the new system
2.) You can set up your Profile in the new system prior to the changeover
3.) New system uses different password encryption, so you will need to
reset your password!
4.) To get started, go to: Lost Password Recovery Form - S.E. Asia Motorcycle Touring Forums - Thailand, Laos, Vietnam Trip Reports
5.) Enter your email address
6.) Click "Request New Password" and your new password will be sent to your
7.) Open the email and click the "To reset Your Password" link
8.) This generates a new password which is emailed to you
9.) Open the email, and your new password and User Id is listed
10.) Enter those details in the Login boxes at top left
FORUM CHANGE-OVER DATE: Monday 13th Dec 2010
- Posting will be closed on the old forum on evening of Sunday 12th
- all posts will then be imported to new system
Design Themes: for those who liked the dark design on the old Forum - yes,
we will add one of those once the transition is completed.
Links in old posts will need updating. The database import does not convert
the [youtube] links to the vBulletin [video] format, so either you do it
for each of your posts, or I will find and edit them as time permits.
Problems? you can email the webmaster who will cheerfullyassist you with
any transition issues you might encounter.
"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
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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.
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.