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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I'm starting to look around for a new gore-tex suit, for my next year trip around South America. Apart from BMW which provides a good range of women clothing not sure what else there is as choice. I do not fit on these supposedly "unisex" clothes. Rukka seems to have only the Amazon suit. Hein Gerick has an ok range but not sure for the long run if it's best option. I'd rather pay more and get top quality and protection. I'm going to be wearing that suit every day for many months so…..
What are you ladies wearing on long trips? Let's start a little survey here!
I start: I wear a (very nice) leather suit from HG and during winter months a gore-tex suit from IXS (that needs replacement)
I have a Hein Gerike Jacket, which has done the business for the last 25,000kms or so and a pair of BMW womens pants, not sure which model but not the most recent ones. I'm very happy with both, but next time would go for garments that had as much ventilation as possible.
There's a bike shop in Hitchin that specializes in womens bike gear... http://www.girlsbike2.com/ I've yet to make a trip up there, but am quite keen to check it out as I am on the look out for a new set of leathers... Last set I bought was in NZ, 10 years ago and there was only one style to choose from!! The only option was size!
For the overland trip I picked up an el cheapo jacket from the Ally Pally show for 25 quid or so... Can't remember the brand, but it had the goretex patch, and did the job for the trip... Only started leaking around the zip area after several hours in torrential rain!
Er, I can fully admit this "out loud" now having made the trip from UK to NZ relatively unscathed... but I wore cargo pants / trousers (from Jay's Stores in Surrey Quay's) the whole way... Then again, we did wear open face helmets too, which tends to provoke some controversy on the HUBB....
I wore Belstaff boots and gloves pretty much all the time... the boots were shagged by the end of the trip, but they did take the brunt of any spillages!
Looking forward to hearing others recommendations / experences...
probably you already know all this but I have just finished my South America trip - and my old HG Tuareg Gore Tex gear. I'll have to buy a new one and next time I'll take care that it has
- lots of ventilation possibilities
- some possibility to take out the Gore Tex membrane and just go on with light protection
- some sort of protection that your butt won't get wet - as this was a major problem with the Turareg stuff.
Additionally I always take a conventional (plastic) rain jacket with me - otherwise with the textile stuff you might end up freezing in the rain.
I reckon there's an entrepreneurial opportunity in here somewhere!!
Frank Thomas seem to have spent a bit of time thinking about women's wear (not an extensive range, by any means though).
I am wearing out some cheapies - I got some gear initially thinking I would just be a pillion, so didn't spend much time shopping about. I got a small men's jacket and went to the kiddies section for pants
Some well fitting and ventilated gear is definitely on the cards (come on summer!). Think I will also be taking a ride to the women's bike gear shop (some snug pants and a jacket that doesn't swallow me would be great. Gloves are always a mission for me - 1/10 seems to fit, and then I have to factor in 6/10 being rubbish. Ha!)
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