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.
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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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One of the best ways the web has been made use of so far though! hope it goes on and on.
Yep! Noticed that too. Although i have a broadband connection, the constant reloading of the souq advertisement images is annoying, and more important, it's consuming more of your bandwith than mine (ok, it's a cache hit, but still a request going out to you server).
I've been struggling with this one, and can't get consistent results.
IE 5 / 6 never reloads the images once loaded. Netscape 4.x and 7.x show that they are still loading, but nothing is actually downloaded - at least the lights never blink!
I have added a preload to the home page, so in theory if you go there first the images will be loaded in your cache, and never needed again. However, this should also work all the time anyway, so I'm at a loss!
What browser(s) are you using, and what evidence/proof that images ARE ACTUALLY constantly downloading do you have??
Thanks for your help folks, without it we'd never even know we had problems, much less be able to solve them.
We have 5 computers with all flavours of IE, Netscape, and Opera, on Win2k and 98SE, but while that's something like 90% of the possibilities, we don't have everything covered. XP is our next test platform, but it's expensive!
I have a Ibook with MACOS 9.1
As browser I use Mozilla 1.1
2 things that proof I am connecting to the server over and over again:
* Two messages are appearing over and over again: connecting to "www.horizonsuli..." and then "documend done"
* Funny enough, when the connection appears the lights on my modem blink indicating that there is stuff going out and comming in...
So, yep about twice a second (!!!!) I am reconnecting to your website.
Also my harddisk gives a swing and writes something away twice a second....
It isn't slowing me down (using cable) but it is ennoying.
Hurray! Found something. Had page cache turned off, needing it for my own developments. Tools / Internet options / tab general / section Temp files / button settings / radiobutton set to 'reload on every visit to page'.
After setting it to 'automatic' no more requests, just cache hits.
So the source is in the way the SRC="/js/storerotate.js" loads the images. If you'll mail me the js, i could have a look at it (no guarantees given).
Or you could disable it for paid membership! ;-)
PS: Running Ie6.0 on XP (all eng).
PPS: sorry for the late reply
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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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