The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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As planned skived off work early on Thursday and flew down to Welly. Within half an hour I was at the seller’s place, and after a cup of tea, rode off to stay with my friend Liz for the night.
The next day I spent hooning around the sealed roads in Makara and a bit of a toottle along coast. While Google Earth shows a number of promising roads on the map, these seem to be largely private. Same with the coastal road south of Wainuomata, now closed to motorcyclists. Same with the coastal track south of Muritai, on the eastern edge of Wellington Harbour. Not much dual sport joy, but it's good to fun to be caning around on the TT...
Having had a day to get used to the bike, and with a rain warning out for the northern North Island that night, I decided to head north off out of Wellington at 9:30am.
The bike is running well. Good to be on the road, but wish I had put the bigger front sprocket on. Keeping it down to 80-90 mostly on the highway, as the top end is still being run in.
12:30 Fielding, good coffee. More gas and up to Cheltenham before turning off in the direction of Sugar Hill, south of Mangaweka. Then Taihape, Waiouru by 3:30. Getting 150+ km out of the tank before hitting reserve, not too bad.
Not that far north of Waiouru I pass a curious sign - Tukino skifield 14km. Hmmm dirt road...worth a look....
Fine silt, sand, a touch of mud, and a couple of shallow water crossings. Then, from where the access turns to 4wd only, the road steepens up a bit and gets rocky. Standing up, the TT floats comfortably over the worst of the bumps. This is good.
The final approach to the ski field is ice. This will be interesting coming back down.
Anyway, after further diversions at tree trunk gorge south of Turangi, and having to follow logging trucks north after dark because my headlight is so poor, I arrive home in Auckland at 1:45 am. That's 730km and 16 hours later.
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