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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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Thanks Dodger if the date is 23or 24 march i will be back home in UK.Dates in NZ are 24 Jan to 11 March.Any big meetings in between these dates would be interesting.
I still have my square barrel Dot trials 250 1964 which won 6 years Yorkshire Classic 2 stroke championship & 5 years Red Rose classic championship.I ride it on the road now with close ratio box & scrambles head & barrel.I had it MOT'd (road certificated )yesterday for a further 12 months pleasure.
We also won the 2stroke class in the 1986 7 Nations trophy the only people to beat me were a Chap called Sammy Miller & julian Wigg,brother of Simon Wigg(speedway rider).
Mine was a 1954 Scrambler , cost 20 quid and was ridden almost to destruction .
Dave Bickers was one of my heros and I fitted the widest bars I could find , just like Dave's .
I must have looked a right pillock .
Wish I'd kept it .
I remember going on a pilgrimage to Sammy Millers shop down south to buy fibreglass and alloy bits for my Bultaco , the great man wasn't home !
Location: Cornwall, in the far southwest of England, UK
Dot250 – If you’re in North Island – the Thames Valley area, in particular – then you might want to consider attending the Battle Of The Streets meeting in Paeroa township. It’s not pure speedway, of course, but the street track is very tight and twisty with one fast[‘ish] straight down the Belmont-Normanby main road(s). There’s a good mixture of race classes, such as:
I went to last year’s meeting in February 2007; it was thrilling, with a great atmosphere.
I rode in TV scrambles inthe 60s against Bickers,JeffSmith,Arthur Lampkin etc & then again in the 80s & 90s in the Bonanza weekends where I rode my pair of Dots The stars were still light years better than us even though they had put weight on!Dot factory is still in Manchester with son Michael Wade in charge but in poor health.
I have been a Belle Vue Speedway supporter since 1954 hence my interest in NZ championship.
I'll be in Napier for the Art Deco weekend the ONLY place I have booked in my 7 weeks travel on a new KLR 650.
Looking for somewhere to leave the bike near Christchurch after march 11 to return Jan 2009?
Location: Cornwall, in the far southwest of England, UK
If you want to make some biker connections whilst you're in and around NZ. then consider joining this site. They are mostly a good bunch of blokes (& gals) - plus maybe the odd nutter here-and-there amongst 'em ..!!
If you post a request for info concerning bike storage in and around Christchurch - then I'll bet someone on KB will steer you in the right direction. With nearly 10,000 members something should happen!
Failing that, then note that I have my own Honda XL650V Transalp tucked away in a secure storage depot in Cromwell township, which is 410 km [255 miles], or 5½ hours away, towards the southwest, from Christchurch. As a last resort this could be an option. If you get really stuck then I'll let you have some more details.
Incidentally, I'll be back down in New Zealand too next January/February ['09]. Maybe be could have a Montheiths or Speights or Tui [... Yeah Right! ] together at that time. PM or e-mail me if you need any more info about anything in NZ - I was touring around there this time last year for four months.
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