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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DVDs - Watch and Learn!
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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HUBB behaves on my Samsung Galaxy as countless other BB´s - I need to zoom in, out, scroll etc. to read one single post. That´s one of the probs one hates when standing on a border crossing in the rain with minimal signal and hoping to find a quick answer to an imminent problem. So if Tapatalk or ForumRunner will eliminate this, it´s a good feature to implement.
Which version comes cheaper to us out here should not matter in the end, as I assume many of us use other BB´s as well which use either of the above. We´re talking a couple of bucks for the user only, anyways. Lesser use of bandwidth / traffic will be more user-friendly to those of us who have to rely on data transfer via phone connection in remote areas, so bf&u hi-res "sponsor" advertisements with naked girls may be cheaper for you but expensive for the user, so depending on the size/frequency of the ads it may in the end be a bad choice.
Tapatalk makes forum reading much easier on my Motorola Razr Maxx. The format of www. doesn't fit the screen making it difficult to read. The smart phone was purchased to streamline my packing by carrying one device instead of carrying a separate phone, computer, camera, mp3 player, chargers for all the above and reading material.
I use Tapatalk on my iPhone a lot. I access 5 forums regularly and to be honest prefer to access those forums via Tapatalk than my Laptop's browser. Accessing the forums via 3g is a genuine prospect and a pleasant experience compared with browsing using Safari (or equivalent) and 3g.
I never even notice adverts on tapatalk, which on a couple of the forums are a PITA when going via the laptop browser.
not yet! It's going to be at least a month, more likely two. I'm off to CanWest tomorrow, then surgery immediately I get back, and I'll be out for a few weeks. Just trying to keep up right now is tough, much less add in and test new features. And it's going to be worse over the next month of course.
It's high on the list!
sounds like a few 'ouches' in the wind
Head up, think of it like having to ride over mont blanc on Yam serow - clutch out then wring the nuts off it (if you'll pardon the pun! ) and you'll get over it and come out sleeker, faster and happier- Fingers crossed.
I use tapatalk on my iphone4 for several forums and it works brilliantly well - so much better, quicker, easier than using a web browser or safari.
If HUBB was available on tapatalk I know I'd frequent the site a lot more than I currently do
I've got Tapatalk, and I only use it for forums that I use frequently. I do think this is a route to go eventually, but I think it is a bit early as the adoptation among the general population is still low.
Everyone that visits the www on a pad or smartphone will get prompted about the app every time, and for many this will be just annoying if they don't have the app or don't want to get it.
If the HUBB was apped, I would use it. But my gut feeling is that it will be an added benefit to a few like me, and a nuisance to many. Maybe in a year or three...
I would not mind at all if Tapatalk was implemented. Great app that makes things much easier when on a smartphone. We run Tapatalk on several forums I´m involved in and the installation is easy. 1 hour at the most. Did it on a forum where I am admin. No problems at all and it is great for smartphone users. MUCH easier navigation around the forum than using a regular browser.
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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.
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.