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.

Poll: What climate do you prefer to travel.
Be advised that this is a public poll: other users can see the choice(s) you selected.
Poll Options
What climate do you prefer to travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 1 Apr 2009
*Touring Ted*'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wirral, England.
Posts: 4,488
What climates do you like to travel ???

For me, I love heading for sunshine, tropical beaches and huge open forests.... Thats why I travel.

Probably because its a great break from the cold, dull misery of the UK..

Many people seem to love riding into the freezing arctic circle.. Snow, ice and freezing winds.... hmmm not for me at the moment thanks lol..

What do you prefer ???
__________________
www.TouringTed.com
1994 XR650L
2001 NX650 Dominator.

BMW Dealer Technician
Welder/Fabricator

Ushuaia - Colombia 2007/8
UK- South Africa 2010/11
India 2012
Yukon 2012
S.E Asia 2014
U.K - Magadan 2015
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 1 Apr 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: West Yorkshire UK
Posts: 1,240
I think it was Billy Connolly (perhaps quoting) who said "there is no such thing as bad weather only the wrong clothes".

I'm happy anywhere I'm free to just ride. I'll take an old Alpine pass on a starry night in January with fresh snow, or the variation in Arctic Tundra crossing a range between fjords over a ride down the Mallaga coast road or Glen Coe on the August bank holiday anytime.

There is also the challenge of getting places through weather conditions a lot of people will claim to be impossible. Riding in snow is really just a form of off road riding.

There are bad days on every run of course. Fog and a main road full of tourist coaches is hell be it Norway in March, Scotland in May or the Todra gorge in October. You can get "bad" weather at any latitude, I'll take an Northcape electrical storm over a Pre-Typhoon Hong Kong fugg anytime.

Andy
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 1 Apr 2009
John Ferris's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Reno,NV,USA
Posts: 564
Tropical - Hot, sunny & humid
Arctic - Cold, windy and icey
Temperate - No extremes of anything
Desert - Hot, dry & arid


Why "Tropical-Hot, Desert-Hot, Arctic-Cold"

How about N/W USA, Canada, UK, San Francisco in the summer.
Cool - Rain - Fog.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 1 Apr 2009
*Touring Ted*'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wirral, England.
Posts: 4,488
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Ferris View Post
Tropical - Hot, sunny & humid
Arctic - Cold, windy and icey
Temperate - No extremes of anything
Desert - Hot, dry & arid


Why "Tropical-Hot, Desert-Hot, Arctic-Cold"

How about N/W USA, Canada, UK, San Francisco in the summer.
Cool - Rain - Fog.
They're just vague sterotypes mate.. It's nothing too serious.

Ted
__________________
www.TouringTed.com
1994 XR650L
2001 NX650 Dominator.

BMW Dealer Technician
Welder/Fabricator

Ushuaia - Colombia 2007/8
UK- South Africa 2010/11
India 2012
Yukon 2012
S.E Asia 2014
U.K - Magadan 2015
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 1 Apr 2009
indu's Avatar
Motorcycle Addict
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 441
Sunny, nice weather is nice, of course. But racing down an icey alley with your two wheeler with spikes on your tires - now that's outright FUN!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2 Apr 2009
yuma simon's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Yuma, Arizona, USA
Posts: 509
I dare/challenge/buy a for anyone who says they like desert climates to come to Yuma between July and August.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2 Apr 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: West Yorkshire UK
Posts: 1,240
Quote:
Originally Posted by yuma simon View Post
I dare/challenge/buy a for anyone who says they like desert climates to come to Yuma between July and August.
How cold would the be?

Andy
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 3 Apr 2009
DLbiten's Avatar
HU California Meeting Organiser
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Camano is. USA
Posts: 443
Been there! Its grate 130f full gear sweating so much your boots are wet. Drink 3 to 4 gallons of water a day so hot its hard to eat. "sports" drinks are a life saver.

I like Temperate better.
Hate the snow to slick for me. Dont like the bugs in the tropics looking to bite me.

still it is the place and people that will make or brake a ride for me.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 3 Apr 2009
Contributing Vendor
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Posts: 973
Its all good: mostly...

I don't think there is a climate I don't like travelling in except for rain. I tolerate it when it happens and kit up accordingly but I am not about to pack and rush to India for the monsoon...

But given a choice I prefer temperate and even cold over hot. Warm I can manage, but I don't seem to cope in really hot weather, where as if it's chilly I'm pretty comfortable...

It's been said before, the kit you wear makes a heck of a difference: argentina and Chile were fine on the whol but when we crossed Neuquen in blazing sunshine at the beginning of December it was like a furnace in all our heavy clobber that had kept us comfy in the South and earlier in the Spring!
__________________
Adventure: it's an experience, not a style!
(so ride what you like, but ride it somewhere new!)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 4 Apr 2009
yuma simon's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Yuma, Arizona, USA
Posts: 509
Quote:
Originally Posted by Threewheelbonnie View Post
How cold would the be?

Andy
You wouldn't want it kept outside!! ...unless you're into that!!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 4 Apr 2009
yuma simon's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Yuma, Arizona, USA
Posts: 509
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLbiten View Post
Been there! Its grate 130f full gear sweating so much your boots are wet. Drink 3 to 4 gallons of water a day so hot its hard to eat. "sports" drinks are a life saver.
Sounds like my commute to work in the summer!!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 4 Apr 2009
DLbiten's Avatar
HU California Meeting Organiser
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Camano is. USA
Posts: 443
Did a few years in Havasu, went for a ride 2 years ago to see some people that still live there. Forgot gust what hot was, 100f is not bad 130 think the road starts to melt. It may be that the desert is good for the soul but not so grate to ride in.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 7 Apr 2009
Sime66's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wild West (of Crete)
Posts: 285
22c, sunny, a slight tailwind, some high broken cloud.
Not so keen on 45c in Chad or anything with a minus sign in front of it.
Where in the world is it 22c all the time??? But without speed cameras.
__________________
Simon

London-Cape Town 2004-06
Buenos Aires-Vancouver 2008-10:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/fitzpatrick
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10 Apr 2009
nickt's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 224
Good poll!

I had enough wet growing up in Sunderland, I've had my share of rain! I'm now firmly a desert guy, that's not to say I don't like other climatic zones (after all I now live in the mountains), but I love the solitude that you only find in the desert.



Cheers,
Nick.
__________________
Nick Taylor, a Colorado Mack'em
blog | vehicles
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10 Apr 2009
nickt's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 224
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Ferris View Post
How about N/W USA, Canada, UK, San Francisco in the summer.
Cool - Rain - Fog.
Phh. I reject your reality and substitute my own.
__________________
Nick Taylor, a Colorado Mack'em
blog | vehicles
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
Anyone used a Gaz 66 for travel?? camel1 4WD Overland Tech 18 7 Dec 2009 15:27
Operating a Diesel Vehicle in COLD Climates danielsprague 4WD Overland Tech 19 6 Nov 2005 20:13
When to travel 2cvfred Route Planning 7 13 Apr 2005 08:31
when to travel in oz gypsy Australia / New Zealand 17 2 Dec 2002 16:47
What is the best way to travel in NZ and AU? tsipi_r Trip Transport 0 18 Aug 2001 17:48

 
 
 

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

 

HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.



Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!


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 14:30.