Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Chat Forum > Welcome to HU

Welcome to HU New to the HUBB and Horizons Unlimited? Introduce yourself here! Get to know the denizens.
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
  #1  
Old 1 Feb 2011
Gold Member
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 2
A Calgary guy with a big plan

Hello all,

I joined HU to meet people—in person and online—who will help me plan my big trip. I want to ride from Calgary, Alberta to Brazil in 2014 and attend some World Cup of soccer games. Heard of anyone else with such a plan?

I've owned three Gold Wings over 30 years and have travelled around North America fairly extensively. Indeed, I'd like to ride to the east coast of Canada to see the Maritimes and Newfoundland in 2012. So long trips aren't new to me.

Also, I lived in Ecuador for a few years and travelled in Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil too. Learning to speak Spanish is a skill I picked up along the way, along with learning the culture. (Portuguese might be a bridge too far!)

What will be new to me is the bike I'll choose and the route I'll take. I've thought about both to some degree, but I know I've got lots to learn. And that'll be fun because of all the great people I know I'll meet as I move along.

So, I've already signed up for August's Canwest meeting in Nakusp, BC, bought the Achievable Dream DVDs, and am looking forward to the next few years of planning. Hope to meet and learn from you!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 1 Feb 2011
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 736
Hey RD,

Welcome to HU. Sounds like a great plan to ride down to Brazil for the World Cup, I haven't heard any one else mention it previously but no doubt there will be a bunch of people doing the same thing. I bumped into a few folks last year in Africa riding/driving from Europe to South Africa for the World Cup. It's an interesting combination of travellers and football/soccer mad fans out for an adventure. Have fun planning and look forward to meeting you in Nakusp.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 2 Feb 2011
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: calgary canada
Posts: 123
hello Calgary Guy with a big plan
The nakusp meeting is a good step and so are the breakfasts that Ekke and Audrey plan every couple of months here in Calgary or Bragg Creek.

I have been from Calgary to Central America on my f650 gs twice now and am planning to go to Brazil in a year or so.
Hope to meet up with you.

Cal
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2 Feb 2011
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: RTW, From Vancouver BC 2012
Posts: 495
Smile Fellow Canadians

We will be at Nakusp also and look forward to meeting you there and hearing your plans. We are riding from Vancouver ATW starting july 2012. Cheers!

Sara & Daniel Pedersen
__________________
Sara

Those who say something is impossible should not hinder those who are achieving it!






www.worldwideride.ca

HU RR Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 2 Feb 2011
Ekke's Avatar
HU CanWest Meeting Organiser
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Redwood Meadows, AB, Canada
Posts: 359
Welcome!

Hi Richard,

I saw that you signed up for Nakusp, I'm sure you'll like it as there are lots of people to talk to who won't think you're nuts!

As Cal mentioned the Calgary HU community gets together every now and then for a breakfast. If you join the Calgary HU community you'll get an e-mail when we organize the next one. Just look on the left under "Communities".
__________________
Ekke Kok

'84 R100RT 141,000 km (Dad's!)
'89 R100GS 250,000 km (and ready for another continent)
'07 R1200GS Adventure 100,000 km (just finished Circumnavigating Asia)


www.ekke-audrey.ca
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2 Feb 2011
Knight of the Holy Graal's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mantova, Italy
Posts: 534
What a great plan!

Welcome to the HUBB, dude.
__________________
Nick and his 2010 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2 Feb 2011
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Aussie expat in Switzerland half way RTW
Posts: 613
to the HUBB.

Very jealous of your plans. You're definitely in the right place. All the best.
__________________
TurboCharger + Francois (our BMW R1200gs) '07
www.riding2up.net, blog.riding2up.net
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 2 Feb 2011
Gold Member
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ekke View Post
Hi Richard,

I saw that you signed up for Nakusp, I'm sure you'll like it as there are lots of people to talk to who won't think you're nuts!

As Cal mentioned the Calgary HU community gets together every now and then for a breakfast. If you join the Calgary HU community you'll get an e-mail when we organize the next one. Just look on the left under "Communities".
Thanks for the shout out and welcome, all. Ekke, I'd love to join you for breakfast and meet some other Calgary HU people. I'll hop over there soon and sign up.

I hope it's okay I'm bikeless at the moment. I got cutoff, dropped the Wing and scratched it up to the point I just don't have the wherewithal to repair. Sold it for parts, sadly.

Cheers,

Richard
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
Calgary Camp dolickc HU Travellers Meetings - North America 5 27 Sep 2010 00:42
Cocktails in Calgary maja North America 2 8 Jun 2009 07:32
shock for BMW f650 GS Calgary, CDN Miss P TRAVEL Equipment for Sale / Wanted 1 16 Oct 2008 21:28
Calgary, Alberta to Johannesburg Mcmatthe Trip Transport 0 11 Jul 2008 05:50
Kenya - Time for Plan B - What is plan B?? Niallo Route Planning 14 7 Feb 2008 22:56

 
 



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 14:44.