Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > All Miscellaneous questions > Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else

Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else This is an opportunity to ask any question, and post any notice you wish that doesn't fit into one of the other sections.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Calendar Contest Voting is now CLOSED. Results to be posted shortly.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 14 Mar 2010
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wirral
Posts: 157
just go

I should have gone when I was 17. I am now in my mid fifties and only just getting ready for the big trip. I have gone through the same, divorce, living with some one, looked after elderly parents. Had I have gone and come back when I first had the idea and the freedom to do so I would still have been able to do the things I have done.

I have spent well over 30 years regretting not doing so. Pack your bags, you never know you might meet some one better on your travels. Best of luck and let us know what decidoon you made and how you got on.

GM
__________________
www.frothandflames.com
2005 650 Transalp
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 14 Mar 2010
John Ferris's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Reno,NV,USA
Posts: 563
But seriously folks,

I do do mean seriously.
There was Lamble who did his "Three Teas Tour" and he was on the Hub and the BMWMOA forum but most of the story was on the ADVriders forum.
His marriage did not survive the tour.

You can do a search on ADVrider for "lamble" to see the story.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 14 Mar 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC USA
Posts: 2
Insain, maybe you can have her fly out and meet you periodically for a few days or a week at strategic locations along your route. This might not be practicle for trips longer than 6-8 months.

I am 51 and am having those same feelings about a long trip. At my age it truly is now or never, so I am going next year (Africa 1st choice, South America 2nd). I may regret it if I go, but I know I will regret it if I don't.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 14 Mar 2010
*Touring Ted*'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wirral, England.
Posts: 4,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by insainwayne View Post
Sadly not a option. She's really not that type of girl.
If she's not "that type of girl" and YOU ARE "that type of guy", then maybe she ain't really "the one".

I don't know you or your past so I won't attempt to judge you but if you've just lost everything and a woman comes into your life, it's very easy to settle with someone who isn't right for you because it's just better than having **** all...

What i'm saying is.. Maybe you're not looking at the bigger picture. If you want to travel and she doesn't, then there has to be a major compromise by one of you.

If she loves you, she'l wait. If you're thinking shes going to move on as soon as you've been on the road a few weeks then she really isnt "The one" anyway" if you're honest with yourself..


woaaah.. too deep !! I'm off !!!
__________________
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
South America 2014
U.K - Magadan 2015
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 14 Mar 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by insainwayne View Post
37 years old, no children... got left a family house and some cash...

If I don't go, will it be something I will always regret
Yes

IMHO
__________________
‎"People who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt those who are doing it" George Bernard Shaw
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 15 Mar 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 7
Wow! I mean really wow, soooo much info, it's only been a couple of days and this tread has gone mad..

When I mean shes not that sort of girl, I mean mid 30s done very well for her self, and worked very hard, didn't want family, until she met me. likes biking but it's not her life, and would rather I enjoy it, and come back with my storys.

Update, I came out with the way I have been feeling this weekend, and..?
It went very, I explained this was always going to part of my life, and something I need, but I also wanted to build a life with her.

So I'm going to try and live life with a balance.

It has been been amazing the response to my questions, it's made me smile and think very hard, and in some strange way helped. Thanks
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
best way to cross pakistan bomboliere Southern Asia 47 27 Sep 2012 12:18
Ricky Cross Dick Equipping the Bike - what's the best gear? 5 28 Oct 2006 16:01
anyone crossıng from turkey to ıran andylaurence Travellers Seeking Travellers 0 24 Aug 2006 14:55
Cross Canada '06 Zappa North America 21 22 Jul 2006 23:55
CROSS-PLY TYRES??? Oletimer Honda Tech 8 9 Feb 2004 21:50

 
 



HU DVD Spring Special!

Buy the Achievable Dream Collectors Set and get Road Heroes Part 1 FREE!

Achievable Dream - The Whole Enchilada!

Cooped up indoors in crap weather? Binge watch over 20 hours of inspiring, informative and entertaining stories and tips from 150 travellers! Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to order them both and use Coupon Code 'BoxSet+' on your order when you checkout.


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 03:03.