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. :-)
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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."
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Jeanie - in a couple of months you won't be able to understand how difficult this felt. Take it slowly and make mistakes - you can only learn from them.
At first, everyone is keen to make the bike go faster and ride into the sunset, but in fact, anyone can go fast in a staight line!
Riding slowly, having full clutch and speed control is the most useful and advanced technique you can master to be applied to all bikes you ride in the future. You'll gain a lot of confidence by knowing you're in control and will be less likely to stall or drop the bike.
Thanks again for all your very supportive and encouraging comments. Today I passed my learner permit theory and practical tests first time and am on an absolute high! After a decidedly wobbly start, a combination of having a great instructor (thank you Mel at Ride-Tek, Sandown Park!) and the comfort of the Hubb really spurred me on and all the advice worked!
Before I get out on the road (gulp!), I'm going to have a few individual lessons on a 250cc Suzuki, then take the plunge, get my own bike and start doing some real riding.
I can't tell you how excited I am about the adventures to come...
Congratulations! My wife had never ridden a bike (other than pillion) and decided in June to buy her own bike for her 61st birthday. She took a class to get started and we've been riding several times a week since. She experienced frustration and difficulty as you've described early on but the learning curve quickly gets you beyond that and now her riding improves and confidence increases by leaps and bounds each time we go out. Now we're planning on going to the HU meeting in CA in Aug and she's really looking forward to the off-road segment.
Well I tell you what, folks, all your advice is really paying off now!
After passing my learner permit test on Monday, I had an hour's further training yesterday on a 250cc Suzuki Marauder and enjoyed it so much, I've bought the bike! I felt completely comfortable on the Suzy, it didn't feel heavy at all, and I can get both feet on the ground - which is a huge confidence-booster. Gear changing is still a little jerky but I'll work on that. Key thing is that for the very first time, I felt like a proper motorcyclist - and my dreams of two-wheeled adventures, which just a week ago seemed rather doubtful, have just moved significantly closer!
I take possession of the bike next Tuesday and can't wait to spend every spare moment riding it! Oh and by the way, the bike's registration number starts with "HU..." so it's definitely meant to be!
A very big well done to you for your achievement so far
And well done to everyone for providing good advice and encouragement.
As far as learning to ride a bike is concerned,the words of Henry David Thoreau at the bottom of your posts could'nt be more fitting.
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"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.
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