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Motorcycle Adventure Traveler Campout Set

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Colorado Rocky Mountains
Colorado Rocky Mountains will be the setting for the Motorcycle Adventure Traveler Campout.
Horizons Unlimited is sponsoring a secluded weekend of the real thing: adventure travel motorcycles, globe riding destinations, motorbiking secrets, how-to, multimedia shows and fun.

Horizons Unlimited has booked a private events center/campground for Horizons Unlimited registered guests only.

Hundreds of adventure travel motorcyclists today are circling the world or are on extended journeys. Kawasaki, KTM, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Suzuki, BMW, even a Ural, FN and Vespa are out there, on the road looping the globe.

Cuba, Burma, Russia, China, all formerly near to impossible to enter or pass through, have recently been transited by Horizons Unlimited members.

100 years ago a 21 year-old motorcycle adventurer first circled the globe. Using a 1912 Henderson motorcycle (four cylinders in line, 934 cc, one gear, and 7 horsepower) Carl Stearns Clancy marked the trail for others to follow: Ted Simon, Jim Rogers, Robert Fulton,… they rode over some of the original trails Clancy used to first circumnavigate the globe with on motorized two wheels. On June 21, 2013, modern-day adventure riders will finish a ‘round the world journey in New York City, celebrating 100 years of motorcyclists doing what many said was impossible: riding a motorcycle around the world.

$49.00 USD pre-paid or $59.00 USD at the gate is the entrance fee for one or both nights of sleeping on the ground next to a Rocky Mountain brook, in the kind of clean fresh air John Denver made famous. Free are the wild adventure travel multimedia shows each evening, schmoozing with hardened overland motorbike travelers who have tagged the ends of the earth, and tire-kicking about cooking and camping equipment, riding gear, which motorcycle is best, costs and how to cross borders with the right paperwork (or not).

The limited number of motorbike travelers and serious adventure riders will be meeting in Grant, Colorado, less than an hour away from Denver, to connect, share secrets, trade tales and make day rides on some of the acknowledged best roads, trails and tracks on the globe, over passes like the famed Independence Pass into Aspen. Or try some off-pavement adventures crossing Boreas, Guanella, Webster or Mosquito Passes.

The Plan:

Check-in anytime after 3:00 PM Friday, July 12.

Evening milling, chilling, cooking, ride-out to dinner nearby, and possible multi-media show(s)

Saturday, July 13: Riding, groups or solo.

Saturday evening: Cooking, chilling, ride-outs to dinner nearby, and presentations and multi-media shows after 7:00 PM until?

Sunday: On the roads, around the globe or general wandering journeys.

Information can be found here: bit.ly/ZnhLFn at the Horizons Unlimited Meeting pages.

This Colorado Rocky Mountain High Campout has been designed as an adventure in overland travel, “not the made-for-TV advertising or marketing fluff”. It will be a one-time private party, a Colorado Rocky Mountain High. For a “John from Denver” taste, look here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFUOEflVvGU

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