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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Being new to HU thought I would give a quick intro on me and why I am here.
I have been riding around NZ and Australia for a few years now going places and doing things on motorcycles that makes my family question my sanity. 42 year old overweight city bound married professional family men have no business tooling about the outback on motorcycles....or so I have heard somewhere...perhaps from my mother...I forget now.
Anyway, in a moment of boredom I started planning an overland trip from my home in Brisbane to Singapore as I will have to travel there a bit for work this year.
I mentioned this to my wife in that way that kind of implies I am not really that serious but then again I just might be.
Hoping she would at least start thinking about the idea so I could begin to chip away slowly with the goal of tacit permission (which is how I choose to interpret the eventual absence of comments regarding my lack of intelligence combined with questionable parentage..."you stupid bas...") she shocked the hell out of me by immediately jumping on the idea and told me to go for it and she would meet me there so we could spend some time together at the end of the ride.
Oh dear...so...now that I have committed to this somewhat half baked idea I have to get serious and plan a ride to Singapore this winter....bloody hell...where to start...
HU of course so here I am!
Very shortly then I will start asking a lot of really silly questions around overland travel in SE Asia.
(Tux is the silly penguin emblem used for the Linux operation system in case you were wondering....my name is John, and I am a geek...)
Thanks Paul in Tasmania (I hope you are staying safe mate...bloody horrible the fires we are seeing from up here in the news...as I write this the air is tight with smoke from a fire 50+ km away on Bribie Island...I can only imagine how bad things are for you guys right now and wish you and yours a safe summer) and Tobi in Germany...thanks for the kind words about the stuff that falls out of my head.
The planning is well under way and I will certainly write up some sort of blog / ride report kind of thing when the time comes.
I had another unexpected "tick in the box" tonight when my current employer (I am a contract software architect on a long term 12+ month gig) basically gave me a leave of absence over a couple of s for as long as I need to complete the trip.
Awesome...getting very very excited now.
Note sure what the rules are around cross posting on this site but this is the inspiration for my trip:
"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
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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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