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!
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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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# 1 toilet paper
# 2 first aid kit
# 3 ear plugs to wear while riding all day & at night
# 4 extra water,6 litres or more in the desert
# 5 MiniMagLite with 6" string & safety pin & extra batteries
# 6 Emergency space blanket & 30' string... sun/rain protection in case of breakdown
Ken Minnion in Campbell River,B.C.,Canada,
& Felix, Black 95 Triumph Tiger
OK, it's actually only a list of three items, but with cash a passport and ability to call people who can tell you anything else you need to know, you can get anywhere and might was well enjoy it as you go (even if you are on the recovery truck, the wrong ferry, the wrong road, the wrong campsite etc.)
1) A piece of ally treadplate 9"x17". This is a wind break for my stove and then a tray to eat my dinner off. Somewhere flat to rest your coffee or . I kneel on it when I'm working on the bike or rolling up my tent on wet/muddy ground. It even does the job which I originally made it for, putting the bike on the centre stand on grass. I don't know how I'd manage without it. I made it this size so it fits inside my pannier but any size would do.
2) A piece of thin foam as a "doormat" (4'x2'). I slip one edge under the doorway of my tent and then you have somewhere dry to sit/kneel. It rolls up pretty small and I strap it on the back of the bike.
3) My Therma-Rest seat. It takes up very little space and means that you can sit up comfortably inside the tent when it's raining to read or plan the next days ride. It transforms "lounging around" in the shade of a tree to another level. Especially when you have a resting on (1).
4) A plastic pint glass. You just can't drink draught Guinness from the can. Fed up with drinking San Miguel? mix it with some cider. Snakebite, you know it makes sense!
5) A lexan 1 ltr bottle with a large opening. After an evening using (3) and (4) you'll be glad you have it inside the tent. You just get inside your sleepingbag and guess what? Mine is a nice "piss" yellow colour so I don't get it mixed up with my water bottle!
This list makes me look like a drunkard! They say the first step is admitting you have a problem.
How much does a man live, after all?
Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
For a week, or several centuries?
How long does a man spend dying?
What does it mean to say “forever”? - Pablo Neruda
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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 such as this one (18 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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