Photo by Hubert Kriegel, of Jean-Louis Grauby, Dades Gorge, Morocco, during the 8th year of 'thetimelessride'. Ten years on the road on his 2008 Ural Sportsman

Adventure is what you make it

Photo by Hubert Kriegel, of Jean-Louis Grauby, Dades Gorge, Morocco, during the 8th year of 'thetimelessride'. Ten years on the road on his 2008 Ural Sportsman.



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Ride Tales, Trip Reports and Stories
Ride Tales (57 Viewing)
Post your ride reports for a weekend ride or around the world. Please make the first words of the title WHERE the ride is. Please do NOT just post a link to your site. For a link, see Get a Link.
1,305 23,501
Post your overland travel reports for a weekend trip or around the world. Please make the first words of the title WHERE the trip is. Please do NOT just post a link to your site. For a link, see Get a Link.
156 838
Major trips in blog format.
If you're heading off for a major trip, this is a good way to keep family and friends in touch. NOTE: There aren't any counts displayed on the right, as they're in a different system - over 250 major travellers stories posted!
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Chat Forum
The HUBB PUB (101 Viewing)
Chat forum - no useful content required!

BUT the basic rules of polite and civil conduct which everyone agreed to when signing up for the HUBB, will still apply, though moderation will be a LITTLE looser than elsewhere on the HUBB.
2,118 23,630
Welcome to HU (64 Viewing)
New to the HUBB and Horizons Unlimited? Introduce yourself here! Get to know the denizens.
1,664 6,530
Planning, Trip
Recent News, political or military events, which may affect trip plans or routes. Personal and vehicle security, tips and questions.
1,136 8,948
Meet up with other travellers on the road, or find someone to travel with to the ends of the earth!
6,416 37,731
Tours (29 Viewing)
Take a tour to get your feet wet, or when you just don't have the time to plan and organize it and ship the bike etc. NOTE: This forum is NOT for free advertising, but it IS for discussions by travellers on tours they have taken, or are interested in taking.
by ozzy93
24 Jan 2023 Go to last post
92 553
Route Planning (183 Viewing)
Where to go, when, what are the interesting places to see
4,550 28,087
Trip Transport (189 Viewing)
Shipping the vehicle and yourself.
by Tom89
5 Days Ago Go to last post
3,551 14,601
Over 650 Shipments by travellers from just about anywhere to anywhere in the world! Add YOUR shipment too! NOTE: There aren't any counts displayed on the right, as they're in a different system
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Trip Paperwork (90 Viewing)
Covers all documentation, carnets, customs and country requirements, how to deal with insurance etc.
3,868 19,876
Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.
Medical info, e.g. malaria, vaccinations, travel medical tips, medical insurance, where to find a doctor.
488 4,183
TRAVEL Hints and Tips (17 Viewing)
Post your TIPS to travellers - all the interesting little tidbits you learned on the road about packing, where to get stuff, and how to cope with problems. Please make sure the subject describes the tip clearly!
377 3,487
Make a Difference (3 Viewing)
Have you 'made a difference' while travelling, by fundraising or donating time and energy to a worthwhile cause? Are you a non-profit organisation or individual who knows of an opportunity for travellers to help out in a less developed country? Tell us about it and provide contact details.
229 1,002
All Miscellaneous questions
This is an opportunity to ask any question, and post any notice you wish that doesn't fit into one of the other sections.
1,866 15,543
Women's Topics (5 Viewing)
For questions which are specific to women, including travel-related challenges to do with menstruation, contraception, she-wees, pros and cons of riding pillion, women travelling solo, safety concerns, etc. This forum is open to all. Please post questions which are of interest to both genders in the relevant forum to get a quicker response.
27 Jun 2023 Go to last post
115 1,190
Events
Australia Travellers Meetings - organisation and planning, discussion, getting there etc.
53 846
Europe Travellers Meetings - organisation and planning, discussion, getting there etc.
150 2,524
Canada / USA / Mexico and Central America Travellers Meetings - organisation and planning, discussion, getting there etc.
193 2,318
UK Travellers Meetings - organisation and planning, discussion, getting there etc.
297 7,231
South America Travellers Meetings - organisation and planning, discussion, getting there etc.
32 271
Travellers Meetings - organisation and planning, discussion, getting there etc.
46 571
Events of interest to travellers - please put the location country in the subject!
464 2,192
Regional Forums
Topics specific to Australia and New Zealand only.
1,019 6,923
Europe (67 Viewing)
Topics specific to Western and Eastern Europe, from UK to the Russian border, and south-east to Turkey.
3,102 20,299
Iceland (26 Viewing)
Iceland is a great place to travel, but seems to get missed a lot!
130 912
North America (48 Viewing)
Topics specific to Canada and USA/Alaska only.
1,336 7,526
Topics specific to Central America and Mexico only.
by mojos
3 Days Ago Go to last post
1,560 9,605
SOUTH AMERICA (212 Viewing)
Topics specific to South America only.
5,072 29,905
North Africa (178 Viewing)
Trans Sahara Routes!
Topics specific to North Africa and the Sahara down to the 17th parallel (excludes Morocco)
3,989 29,003
Morocco (36 Viewing)
Topics specific to Morocco, including Western Sahara west of the berm
1,015 9,929
sub-Saharan Africa (125 Viewing)
Topics specific to sub-Saharan Africa. (Includes all countries South of 17 degrees latitude)
3,054 17,514
Topics specific to Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, China, Japan and Korea
2,286 19,214
West and South Asia (110 Viewing)
From Turkey to Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Ladakh and Bangladesh
2,214 14,116
Middle East (47 Viewing)
Topics specific to the Middle East countries, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Oman and the Emirates
781 5,337
SE Asia (25 Viewing)
Includes Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, plus Indonesia
345 2,160
Equipment, Travel
Equipment Reviews (40 Viewing)
Post YOUR REVIEWS of ANY Motorcycle, Camping or Travel Equipment and accessories. Tell us what worked and didn't work for you!
938 9,071
Photo Forum (15 Viewing)
Everything on Travel Photography, from what kind of equipment to take with you to how to light a subject.
353 3,263
Tents, sleeping bags, stoves etc. Riding clothing, boots, helmets, what to wear when not riding, etc.
946 10,259
How to find your way - traditional map, compass and road signs, or GPS and more
1,072 7,737
Communications (22 Viewing)
Connecting - internet cafes, laptops, smart phones - how to connect, use, which one, and intercom/radio systems.
by AnTyx
5 Jul 2023 Go to last post
341 2,382
Technical, Bike forums
Which Bike? (198 Viewing)
Comments and Questions on what is the best bike for YOU, for YOUR trip. Note that we believe that ANY bike will do, so please remember that it's all down to PERSONAL OPINION. Technical Questions for all brands go in their own forum.
1,972 22,975
Bodger Fix (7 Viewing)
What they don't show you in the repair manual - tales of duct tape, bailing wire and WD 40. Bodge, Bush Mechanics, farmers fix, patch, temporary repair, or whatever your definition, tell us YOUR best story of a bodge that got you home!
75 690
Tech (30 Viewing)
ALL bikes: "Generic" tech questions and answers. Maintenance, general discussions etc.
by ronn
8 May 2023 Go to last post
434 3,660
Anything to do with the bikes equipment, saddlebags, etc. Questions on repairs and maintenance of the bike itself belong in the Brand Specific Tech Forums.
by AnTyx
29 Jul 2023 Go to last post
991 8,058
Yamaha Tech (317 Viewing)
Originally the Yamaha XT600 Tech Forum, due to demand it now includes all Yamaha's technical / mechanical / repair / preparation questions.
5,501 39,255
BMW Tech (124 Viewing)
BMW Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to BMW riders only.
1,876 12,778
Suzuki Tech (82 Viewing)
Suzuki Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to Suzuki riders only.
700 4,783
Honda Tech (64 Viewing)
Honda Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to Honda riders only.
1,202 7,209
Kawasaki Tech (44 Viewing)
Kawasaki Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to Kawasaki riders only.
888 5,994
KTM Tech (19 Viewing)
KTM Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to KTM riders only.
501 3,266
Triumph Tech (13 Viewing)
Triumph Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to Triumph riders only.
154 1,142
Other Bikes Tech (11 Viewing)
For Technical Questions on bikes not listed in the other forums.
173 1,571
4 wheels
Watering Hole (2 Viewing)
Overlanders / 4 Wheels Chat forum - no useful content required!
BUT the basic rules of polite and civil conduct which everyone agreed to when signing up for the HUBB, will still apply, though moderation will be a LITTLE looser than elsewhere on the HUBB.
48 416
NEW! Show us your baby! Builds in progress or completed and proven!
45 368
NON-technical 4 wheel forum, for subjects specific to TRAVEL with 4 (or more!) wheeled vehicles. e.g. Driving Techniques, Shipping etc.
730 5,289
Overlanders Handbook - everything you need to know, available NOW!
Vehicle accessories - Making your home away from home comfortable, safe and reliable.
1,177 9,838
Tech issues, tips and hints, prepping for travel
Under 3500kg vehicles, e.g. Land Cruiser, Land Rover, Subaru etc.
by Surfy
24 Apr 2023 Go to last post
306 2,783
Tech issues, tips and hints, prepping for travel
OVER 3500kg vehicles, e.g. Tatra, Unimog, Iveco etc.
67 613
Overland vehicle or equipment - winches, shocks tires etc.
INCLUDE COUNTRY in subject, and include currency in the post
Please DELETE your post when it is sold.
NOTE: DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK about the merits of any vehicle and the LEGALITIES of changing ownership.
1,122 3,457
4 Wheel Travel Reports, stories etc.
Post your Photos and Travel Reports, whether it's a weekend trip or around the world.
(This goes to a new location above on this page!)
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Bicycles
Overlanding questions for two wheels, no motor!
by Addryn
28 Mar 2023 Go to last post
92 634
Want ads
Post your personal Bike TRAVEL equipment - Panniers, large tanks etc. - for sale here. Links to Ebay ok with description.
INCLUDE COUNTRY in subject, (e.g. Touratech panniers for sale, UK) and include currency in the post ;-)
Please DELETE your post when the item is sold.
DO NOT LIST motorcycles here. Post in relevant regional forums above.
1,929 4,357
Forum CLOSED - please post in the appropriate regional forum above
1 1
Bike Swap or Rent (4 Viewing)
Shipping too expensive for a short trip? Try Swapping bikes with someone, or Renting / Hiring! Rented a bike? Post your Review of bike rental companies. Note we have nothing to do with anything offered or accepted here.
441 1,256
Want work to supplement your travel funds? Looking for staff for your MC tour company or? Got an idea to make a little money? Have some work you want done? Post it here!
69 528
Recommend - Sleep and Eat spots
General sleep and eat information that isn't regional.
If it doesn't fit anywhere above, post it here. That'll be islands and Antarctica then... Sorted alphabetically!
Never 0 0
Whatever happened to
After the big trip (2 Viewing)
They came, went... and did it! But where are they now? DID that big trip change their lives? What to do with all the travel experience and how to use it? How to get a job afterwards! Was the trip the best - or worst - thing you ever did?
47 420
by N67
31 May 2023 Go to last post
38 255
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