Friday 3 October to Sunday 5 October 2014. Horizons Unlimited Beaudesert 2015

I've had the photos up for a few days but have held off putting the text up. Its now been a week and some time to reflect. By all reports and many emails, facebook messages and personal chats it was a success and we have touched a few lives. Although Horizons Unlimited is ostensibly all about motorcycle travel, the fact is that its is about taking stock of where you are at and thinking about what you are doing in life. Dualsport riding and adventure travel provides an opportunity to forget about the mortgage, put aside the worries of work and focus on the moment. At the end of the ride you ofte get the chance to enjoy the view and reflect on God's creation and your place in it.

Here is a photo of Mal MacConnell's custom adventure-spec Suzuki DRZ400. A beautifully prepared bike. Look out for Mal's new business called Adventure Bike Australia. I expect it to do very well.

Stuart Ball's KTM990 Adventure. What a beast. Stuart runs the Great Australian Ride, which is a crossing from Byron Bay to Steep Point across the middle of Australia. All funds raised go to the Sids and Kids charity and in 2014 the cheque handed over was for just over $68,000.00.

Lachlan Campbell's display of his custom made hard panniers and top boxes sold as MTD Luggage. Lachlan has been a long time supporter of Horizons Unlimited and the quality of his work is fantastic.

Brian and Shirley Hardy-Rix have travelled all over the world on large BMW bikes. They have released two books, "Two for the Road" and "Circle to Circle'. In the first book, Shirley begins by re-counting how the cancer of her sister encouraged them to re-evaluate their lives.

Chris, what a legend. Will be heading off on his second "Big Lap" of Australia in Ausgust 2015. Chris has been on several ride days with Horizons and nothing stops him. What a legend.

A view of the campsite. Plenty of powered sites, space for plenty more in 2015.

Rachel and Skip came down from Cairns to help out and run the raffle for Aussie Helpers and did a great job. Well done guys and thanks.

Slow bike race. Apparently the ability to balance whilst going slow is a good thing to master. Slow?

On Friday night I gave a quick presentation on Timor. Due to lack of preparation, I forgot half of what I wanted to say. The bottom line is that Timor Adventures provides the opportunity to have a real adventure in a short space of time. One that is really worthwhile and I recommend to anyone. For me it is not a question of if but when, I will be back.