Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Chat Forum > The HUBB PUB

The HUBB PUB Chat forum - no useful content required!

BUT the basic rules of polite and civil conduct which everyone agreed to when signing up for the HUBB, will still apply, though moderation will be a LITTLE looser than elsewhere on the HUBB.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Like Tree31Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 10 Jan 2009
AliBaba's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Norway
Posts: 1,374
Right now there are 38 people reading this (4 Registered Users and/or Members and 34 guests), have someone posted a link on adv?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10 Jan 2009
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: the midwest
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainMan View Post
For pure entertainment and if I am looking to kill a couple of quick hours, ADV is a place you can wander around endlessly.

To each his own.




.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10 Jan 2009
pottsy's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: london, uk.
Posts: 365
I rarely seem to get past the fantastic slideshow at the start, it impresses the non-bikers/travellers i show it too, as well...
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10 Jan 2009
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: indianapolis, indiana
Posts: 6
I work in an office and am on ADV a lot, enough to wind up as one of the moderators over there since I am a desk three days out of five it is easy

I deeply admire HU and have been here for a long time, before the HUBB even, and have ordered the trip planning DVD from the Johnson's knowing full well a trip like that is probably not in the cards for me at least another 10 years from now

JoMomma is a part of ADV, but it only a part. The Jo Momma section has undertaken a significant amount of charity projects, right now there is a dedicated care package for program as a small example. NOt justifying, or even trying to explain it, jsut offering my personal perspective.

The section of ADV we take the most pride in, and take the most care of, is Ride Reports. We consider it our crown jewel and the main reason, for ADV to exist at all.

HU is a wonderful place and I typically lurk here and do not post often just because I do not know to many players here personally. On ADV I have ridden with or attended Rallies with a large number of members, I have not yet gotten that chance with a lot folks here yet, but I certainly plan to.

I have spent a week camping and on/off road riding in Colorado, spent a lot of weekends in Baja in the Mid 90's on an old beater XL350. Right now life is in the way of trips of more than a few days to I don't get to go international . . . yet. Got a trip to Ireland coming this year with my wife so I'll have to rent a bike, but at least I'll get another country on my moto list.

most of my trips right now are long weekends, mostly asphalt on a Triumph Bonneville

a bike that looks great in pics, the rider not so much

made it to West by God Virginia and some trips down to Harlan Kentucky this summer

looking at these pics when it is 28 degrees and freezing rain outside makes me want to crawl into a bottle




an odd little threesome




from a daytrip with my brother this fall

his first day over a 100 miles

the red bike is his, and his first bike





HU is great and in our mind there is no "HUBB vs ADV" just "HUBB and ADV"
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10 Jan 2009
DLbiten's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Camano is. USA
Posts: 443
Yes some one posted there her it is.

Are your ears burnin? - ADVrider
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 10 Jan 2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Baton Rouge, La.
Posts: 0
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10 Jan 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Burton On Trent England
Posts: 134
great pics mutineer, those new bonnies look almost as good as the old ones looks an area well worth riding too, if i ever get over there.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11 Jan 2009
mollydog's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: california
Posts: 2,334
This is pretty common there.

Last edited by mollydog; 26 Mar 2009 at 02:39.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11 Jan 2009
AliBaba's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Norway
Posts: 1,374
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLbiten View Post
Yes some one posted there her it is.

Are your ears burnin? - ADVrider
Yes, and they proved our point. Right now there are 5 pages and it’s all BS.

Adventure Rider is a cool name, it’s a shame it has nothing to do with adventure riding.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11 Jan 2009
albert crutcher's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: colombia-ecuador
Posts: 224
Quote:
Originally Posted by AliBaba View Post
Yes, and they proved our point. Right now there are 5 pages and it’s all BS.

Adventure Rider is a cool name, it’s a shame it has nothing to do with adventure riding.
So I guess you never made it to the Ride Reports,you really are a very short sighted individual.
Right now there are more people doing distance there than there are here!!!.
Al theturtleshead
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 11 Jan 2009
mollydog's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: california
Posts: 2,334
Adventure Rider is a cool name,

Last edited by mollydog; 26 Mar 2009 at 02:39.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 11 Jan 2009
albert crutcher's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: colombia-ecuador
Posts: 224
Journalistic perfection

I don,t know if you,re looking for journalistic perfection but I find most of the Ride Reports interesting mostly because it gives me a little insight into other people and their lives and points of view.
But I also really enjoy other parts of Adv,the Regional Forums,Thumpers,Orange Crush,the perfect line and other riding myths,Face plant,Beasts,Road Warriers,Vendors and Equipment.

Simply put more and more travellers are going the Adv way.I have lived the change,3 years ago all the riders I contacted coming Down or up through South America I contacted on the Hubb,this year all but a couple came from Adv.A gradual but growing tendency.

I,ve also been glad to see that some of the comments here show that morons exist here on the Hubb as well.
It,s not a case of liking one better than the other.But if the Hubb is not carefull it may become increasingly irrelevant as numbers will out,soon someone will ask for a hostal in Quito on the Latin American forum,get ten replys and not bother with the Hubb at all.
The Hubb has something to learn from Adv and vice-versa.
At the end of the day the improvement of both places will benefit the motorcycling community in general.
Maybe then the childish whineing will stop!
Al theturtleshead
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 11 Jan 2009
DLbiten's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Camano is. USA
Posts: 443
That is Jomomma full of BS and ADV will be first to say so seem to like it.

But before anyone start calling ADV names look at what they can do how many meetings are good to go for them in 2009? 10 of them? 20? planed, spot piked out, resevations made. ALL with out help from the the people that run ADV. Hell they have meetings all over the place.

You think Grant wants to do all the leg work? Hes in the UK hes not flying here spending weeks to look for a place just to see if people show up. Getting people to help is pain. A HU meeting in Califorina has been posed from 2006. 3 years and we still can not get set up how many DAYS do you think ADV will take to set up a meeting for 150 people? Maby we can get them to set it up.

Is the gem worth the time? most are I dont care for another 1200GS riding down to TDF stopping at all the same place I seen. But a little 250 or 125 putting around some place I may never go is. I like the odd I like to see people do thing they realy are better off not doing show me a street bike in Africa a little bike or an old beat bike doing RTW. ADV has it not many but its there. If I have to put up some clown spouting off I will.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 11 Jan 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Southampton
Posts: 672
Non Bikers

One thing not mentioned - the HUBB/HU has embraced non bikers. I am not sure if ADV has.

I popped over to look at that thread started about this thread (my head hurts!) and within a page I couldn't make head nor tails of what was being said.

If all advice on ADV ends up the same I would be glad of the quiet HUBB that is not drowned out by people who insist on their voice being heard no matter how benal.

I suppose there is room for every sort of web creation, but be careful they don't all end up the same! Praise the quietness of the HUBB.

PS I hardly notice the adverts on here, they don't seem in your face and think they even add a little to the site.
__________________
Ollie

www.jollyfollies.com

Land's End to Sydney 2009
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 11 Jan 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Up in the hills of Norfolk
Posts: 254
Quote:
Originally Posted by CornishDeity View Post
...........If all advice on ADV ends up the same I would be glad of the quiet HUBB that is not drowned out by people who insist on their voice being heard no matter how benal.......
I'm starting to find that a big problem on most sites now to be honest although I suspect that simply banning post counts would put a stop to a lot of it as people see a certain status attached to their post count.
I do look at ADV from time to time and I did try to look at it a while ago for opinions on a particular bike but the sheer volume of postings made the whole task impossible really, I forget now but it was something around 200 pages of posts on this particular model.
But short of someone going through and picking out the best bits then it's not going to work and of course if someone picked out the best bits there would be arguements about what should be taken out and what should be left.
I got an email only yesterday about an Anglo French forum that I have used in the past where the owners are complaining about the way the forum is being used -
"Over the last few weeks an increasing number of forum users have been indulging in various degrees of vigilantism, either by trying to publicly moderate the posts of other users or by holding them up to scrutiny, ridicule and judgement.

We would like to remind all members that such behaviour is against the Netiquette in use on the TF Forum, and therefore cannot be tolerated....."

Enjoy it all while we can I suppose although maybe specialised forums or sub forums will be need to be moderated or regulated at some time in the future. Maybe some already are of course.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cannot post on the hubb with my PDA alexpezzi Communications 0 20 Nov 2007 21:47
HUBB Search Mick O'Malley Website Feedback 7 22 Mar 2007 17:15
A Big Thank-You To The HUBB. scooteringtheplanet South America 0 19 Jan 2007 17:27
Welcome to the new HUBB! Susan Johnson Website Feedback 1 9 Apr 2006 21:18
Digicam advice from ADVrider.com Photog Rob Photo Forum 0 25 Apr 2002 01:17

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

See all events

 

Latvia to Australia, an inspirational 5 month journey full of unexpected adventures!


Renedian Adventures

Renedian Adventures

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

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

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!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

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.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:56.