The Achievable Dream

AchievableDreamHave you ever wanted to take your Dual Sport or Adventure Tourer on the road less traveled? Do you have the dream of traveling the different corners of the world and meet new and exciting people? Many people do have this dream and are just not sure how to go about getting started.

There is a website out there to get you going, Horizons Unlimited; they have been doing this for many years. Traveling the world and meeting those new and exciting people. They have gone through all the trials and have learned some lessons possibly the hard way.

Achievable_DreamBikeonRoadNearTierradelFuegoArgentinaSusan and Grant have rolled the many years of experience they have gained and put the information in a DVD set, Achievable Dream: The Motorcycle Adventure Travel Guide DVD series. The DVD set has the following information:

  • Get Ready! – This DVD aims to inspire you to take the plunge, and start to prepare for the trip.
  • Gear Up! – This 2-DVD set covers ‘the Kit’ – the motorcycle, preparing the motorcycle, what to take and how to pack the motorcycle.
  • Ladies on the Loose! – Is a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! The globetrotting ladies share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure – choose and maintain a motorcycle, decide what to take and tackle rough terrain.
  • Tire Changing! – When you’re venturing off the beaten path, you can’t just call your friendly automobile association! Fear no more – Grant will demystify the black art of tire changing and repair.

AchievableDreamBMWDouggaAfter you complete the DVD set you can head back over to Horizons Unlimited and find a local gathering your part of the world.

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Jenny Tinmouth Earns First Female Seat in 2011 British Superbike

Jenny_TinmouthThey say lightning never strikes twice. Tell that to Jenny Tinmouth.

Already the fastest female racer in the world, Tinmouth has announced that she’ll make history a second time by becoming the first woman to race in the British Superbike Championship.

Starting in April, Spitlath Motorsport will add the blonde biker to their roster – and she’ll suit up on the team’s Aprilia RSV4s to show the boys just how fast is fast.

Tinmouth has been racing on the national level since her 2003 debut in the British 125GP Championship. Her previous record was set when she clocked a smoking 119.945 mph average around the Isle of Man TT circuit.

The racer is duly enthusiastic about the opportunity. “I’m over the moon to be in BSB this year and I still can’t believe it. My ambition has always been to race in BSB; I’ve been trying for some time and I think all my hard work over the past seasons has finally paid off. “ She adds, “Hopefully now people will see that girls can race too.”

Tinmouth joins former South African Superbike champion Hudson Kennaugh on the 2011 Spitlath team.

Owner John Dimbylow is confident in the decision to bring Tinmouth aboard. “She is a proven race winner and is a hundred per cent committed to the season ahead. She is a fantastic rider and certainly has the potential to be a very strong competitor in BSB.”

We’re definitely looking forward to that moment when spectators take off their glasses and say, “Wait, is that a girl?”

The 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship kicks off at Brands Hatch, April 22-25.

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BMW NYC Hosts Motorcyclist and Former Volleyball Professional Monica Holmes on Feb 16

Monica_HolmesAttention New Yorkers! BMW of Manhattan is hosting an event with motorcyclist, motivational speaker and formerly nationally ranked volleyball player Monica Holmes on Wednesday, February 16, from 7 to 9 pm.

Holmes will be discussing the soon-to-be launched site, and sharing stories of personal journey and cross-country escapades with her R1200GS, “Spike”.  She’ll speak on what inspired her to ride and how she went about the process of preparing for some of her adventures.

Maybe you need a dose of motivation to do the bike trip you’ve always said you’d do; maybe you’re working on getting a friend or family member to ride; or maybe you’re thinking about learning how to ride. Whatever the case, this is a great place to start.

As an extra bonus, the BMW accessories department will be showcasing the latest female riding apparel exclusively for this event, and for one night only offering 10% off female gear for all attendees!  RSVP to  bmwbikes@bmwnyc.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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