Horizons Unlimited California, Mariposa/Yosemite Sept 21-24

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  1. nicomama

    nicomama Rugged Rider

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    Hey Angels,

    It's that time of year again. Horizons Unlimited California is one of 24 HU meetings around the world that gets riders inspired, educated and out the door on their next adventure. Come listen to fabulous global and backyard presentations, learn DIY and product demos, have at a skills class, and best of all enjoy the tight camaraderie.

    I'm looking for fresh presenters who have a tale to tell. If any of you know of any riders who have recently returned from great travels or are in the middle of one and are near California on Sept 21, please send them my way at nicoespi32@gmail.com .

    Looking forward to seeing my peeps out there.

    Big hugs,
    Nicole

    Nicole Espinosa
    HU California co-coordinator
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  3. nicomama

    nicomama Rugged Rider

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    Joel Angel,

    I so love seeing you at the event, and am heart-warmed to know that you had a great time. I so missed Noob this year, but I had a good excuse. I was in Africa! Not sure what the next year holds for travel. I think I might be returning to Uganda with my daughter Alana to do a tour with Tiffany Coates. Fun times. Still waiting on dates and particulars, but will keep you posted.

    Thank you for the heads up about Dan. I just sent him a note.

    Big hugs to you, dear friend,
    Nicole
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  4. nicomama

    nicomama Rugged Rider

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    I'm the co-coordinator for Horizons Unlimited California, and wanted to let you know what a fabulous lineup we have this year. It's an adventure motorcycle event that has some of the top adventure travelers share their worldly tales, as well as weekend warriors.

    Love travelling by motorcycle? Looking for inspiration, or want to share your tales & knowledge? The Horizons Unlimited California Travelers Meeting is jam-packed with info & inspiration! So make a weekend of it, get some travel inspiration, learn new skills, check out others' travel set-ups, & form new friendships round the bonfire! Sept 22 weekend, Mariposa, California near Yosemite.

    Sign up for registration here...http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/california-2017#pre-registration

    Lots of exciting new presentations this year:

    NICOLE ESPINOSA: I'm just about to launch on my first 2 up adventure with my daughter Alana for her sweet 16 up into Oregon and back down the coast and will be including that in my presentation "World Dreams" along with dreams from Africans, and how to make road dreams come true...

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    JONATHAN EHLY AND CARLA KING: Come check out Jonathan's demo on how to build a DIY adventure trailer with a Wells Cargo trailer for under $5,000 (includes cost of trailer)

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    Jonathan and Carla are building an adventure motorcycling community in Mulege, Baja. Check out their talk on all things Baja where Jonathan has been exploring inch by inch for decades...

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    MARK BARRINGTON: Has an epic tale of his South America tour with a bloke from his homeland where they find the true size of the Andes. Enjoy how he cuts his teeth on some Europe and Morocco adventures...

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    KEN FREUND: Learn the ins and outs of crossing borders. The process of getting through border checkpoints and customs can make or break your trip and budget! Learn helpful tips about passports, visas, vaccinations, carnets, shipping, money changing, bribes and "tramitadores" at certain borders. Ken will end with a Q & A session at the finish...

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    JENNY MORGAN:
    This is the U.S. debut of Jenny's brand new travel video/slide-show presentation featuring highlights from her Summer 2017 solo adventure ride onboard her trusty Rally-Raid/Honda CB500X Adventure bike. This 10,000-mile journey through Canada and the bordering U.S. states includes some of the best backroads, by-ways, and off-road trails between some familiar and lesser-known points of interest...

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    TIM CARDEN:

    1. Vladivostok to Istanbul the Slow Way

    After a rear shock leak delayed the long ride across Asia, Tim decided to store his DR650 in Bishkek to allow for another riding season. He'll discuss his own balance of patience, self-sufficiency, flexibility, and intentionality... most of which slowly developed over 12 years of tours spread over five continents to date. He welcomes questions about what one could expect generally in the former Soviet Union states and about the Suzuki DR650.

    2. Lingering in Mongolia and the Stans

    Tim covers his three months of riding in Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. In early summer 2016, Tim returned to Ellie, his 2008 DR65, that had been stored in Bishkek after arriving the previous autumn. He'll discuss more generally the importance of patience and preparedness, particularly for solo riders who like to slowly take less direct routes with intention. Tim is happy to field questions about what one can expect in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan...

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    JIM KIRKLAND:
    In spite of riding a low mileage or new bike, plus doing all the maintenance the owners manual calls for, sooner or later you may experience a non-start condition, or a stop-running problem while on a great trip. OR what if a horrendous vibration or noise develops while you are on a lonely back road? Maybe even while riding solo. Where you start, where to check, and how to check will be presented in easy-to-follow-and-to-do layman's terms. After all, it is not rocket surgery or brain science! LOL. Learn how to get yourself out of mechanical pickles and what tools and equipment to carry. Learn to talk and walk Tech!

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    And many more. Come see the entire list of 2017 presenters and demos here with more to be added before the event...

    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/california-2017

    See you there, angels,
    Nicole
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  5. Scotty707

    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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    A little more than two weeks away. I can't wait!
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    0p2_ADV Mother Earth is a source of life, not a resource

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    Thank you so much for sharing and doing this RR. I enjoyed every single post and eager to hear about your RR with Alana. Subscribed to your YT channel and look forward to those videos as well. Love & Light :rilla
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