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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We are heading out to Oz on 20th December 2008 and riding melbourne to perth over 3 weeks on DRZ650's. All our accoms are booked along the way - we would like to ride with like minded people along the way.
Please get in touch if you would lik eto meet up - I have our list of days and places which i can post up later if that would help.
We rode in Australia in March, as the final destination of our overland-tour. There was a very unusual heat wave (for that time of year) around Adelaide and Melbourne, with daytime temperatures topping at +45 Celsius.
We had no extra space anywhere to put our riding gear, so I did the whole trip with a black leather-suit. Yeah, it was hot - probably wouldve been hot, if I´d ridden naked as well!! The worst problem for me was the feeling of falling asleep while riding in the heat, Im thankful that I didnt. Actually wasnt so bad, when you were moving, only when you stopped if you didnt find shelter immediately, that was a little annoying.
You´ve got to drink (A LOT!), in those conditions you can easily take 1 liter of water at each stop. Also keep in mind you will lose salt, etc., as you sweat, so just plain water all the time isnt the right solution.
But there had been hot conditions on our trip many times before, this couldve been the hottest by numbers, but all in all still didnt feel as intolerable as the humid, tropical heat in Malaysia or Indonesia.
It´ll be a whole different story, if your plan is to head into the more remote regions during the hot season. Thats when you will really need to be able to carry enough water and supplies, or you may end up in serious trouble.
There are fuel stations/roadhouses about 150-200kms apart across the Nullarbor, so not really a problem crossing it on the main road.
What do you suggest we ride in? Would Biking Jeans (Draggin Jeans) be to hot?
You want vented jacket and pants at that time of year.
Most people learn when they stop to be under shade ...
You know you’re in an Australian Summer When-
The best parking space is determined by shade instead of distance.
Hot water comes out of both taps.
You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
The temperature drops below 35c and you feel a little chilly.
You discover that in February it only takes two fingers to steer your car.
You discover that you can get sunburnt through your car window.
You develop a fear of metal car door handles.
You break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30am.
Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, “What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to
You realise that asphalt has a liquid state.
Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to prevent them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
The cows are giving evaporated milk.
The trees are whistling for the dogs.
Source Nissan 4WD club of S.A.
Use suncream on your nose inside your helmet !! You may even need it on the rest of your face.
Draggin Jeans would be fine. They provide quite a reasonable compromise between protection, and keeping cool, and you can wear them other times without looking too foolish.
Source a decent quality jacket with flow-through mesh panels. The suggestions to buy overseas or check with Peter Stevens in Melbourne were both valid points. ( Welcome to Peter Stevens Motorcycles )
Dri-Rider Rally-X jackets do the job and are not too outrageously priced (find them on special, they are often available discounted). Some people don't like them but mine has served me well. Well suited to dual-purpose riding.
The use of a Camelbak-type backpack makes a big difference in order to stay hydrated whilst riding in the heat. The Rally-X has a pocket in the back for a water bladder but I found using it made the jacket hang back under the weight of the water and annoyed the front of my throat.
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