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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I'm riding up to Broken Hill from Canberra in late June/early July for a business meeting for a few days.
I'm thinking about taking a couple of weeks off and heading north to Darwin then take the long way home via Broome, Perth, Adealide, Melbourne . . .
Riding a 2005 Blackbird.
Anyone interested in catching up somewhere along the route - or coming with me?
Mick I can't join you but that sounds like a lot of fun. I also ride a Blackbird and those open speed limits in NT sounds like the perfect place where the Blackbird can be let loose.
I know that sustained periods of high speed eats those rear tyres much more than normal. Last year we did a quick lap of Queensland "5000km" and I trashed a rear tyre and chain. Watch out for the Roo's
Travelling by yourself is just as much fun if you stay in country pubs and mix with the locals.
Go get 'em
The trip is now planned.
Anyone in those areas around the same time want to hook up for a cold one, let me know
7 July Canberra-Mildura 800
8-9 July Mildura-Broken Hill 300
10 July Broken Hill-Port Pirie 395
Port Pirie-Port Augusta 93
Port Augusta-Whyalla 76
11 July Whyalla-Port Lincoln 267
Port Lincoln-Ceduna 403
12 July Ceduna-Cocklebiddy 763
13. July Cocklebiddy-Norseman 437
14 July Kalgoorlie-Perth593
15. July Perth-Geraldton 425
Geraldton-Overlander Roadhouse 280
16 July Overlander Roadhouse-Carnarvon 200
17 July Karratha-Port Hedland 241
Port Hedland-Sandfire Roadhouse 290
18 July Sandfire Roadhouse-Broome 323
Broome -Fitzroy Crossing 395
19 July Fitzroy Crossing-Halls Creek 291
Halls Creek-Kununurra 360
20 July Kununurra-Katherine 515
Katherine-Pine Creek 91
21 July Pine Creek-Darwin 226
22 July Jabiru-Katherine 302
23 July Elliott-Tennant Creek 255
Tennant Creek-Alice Springs 508
24 July Alice Springs-Cooper Pedy 689
25 July Cooper Pedy-Woomera 374
Woomera-Port Augusta 180
Port Augusta-Adelaide 306
26 July Adelaide-Mildura 393
27 July Mildura-Canberra 800 - Total 13,054 km
Had to leave early and cut the trip short because of work.
Left home on Saturday 24 June and cruised through Sydney - Scone – Condamine – Blackall – Mt Isa – Tennant Creek – Alice Springs – Cooper Pedy – Port August – Broken Hill – home.
10 days riding – 6,778km – 401.45lt of petrol cost $617.38.
After I get back in September from our Canada US trip I will be trading the Blackbird in. Yet to work out the exact replacement but I have a few short listed to try out.
What replacement have you got in mind Mick?
R12GSA or Suzuki DL1000 or CB1300 with knobbies. Ok so the knobbies are bullshit but they are all possible contenders. It will be hard to give up the HP of the Blackbird but it will make me slow down and take in the scenery. Under 2 weeks 'til I leave for my trip!
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