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 had a tiny GSI espresso maker and it was great except: It's an odd shape to pack, it is very prone to falling off a stove and ---the plastic tube wears and loosens in the base. It then leaks, not terminal but messy. If you have one don't grip the hook arm to twist off the base! I just wonder what glue would work and not be toxic? Linzi.
I bought one of those little aluminum perculator/steam juggy things from an Italian supermarket last year (they had a whole section of them!) but made the mistake of getting the smallest which didn't fit on my petrol stove. Too far down the road to take it back, so used it at home for a while - until I got fed up with it. It now lives in the cupboard with the blender, a slow cooker and a sandwich toaster - most of which are a pain to clean.
Four pages so far. This is obviously a very serious subject.
Hey no worries. You were more useful then I, because you actually bothered to post a pic (I was too lazy). So I felt indebted to the HUBB and try to save others a few pennies .
In all seriousness this Mug.. actually fills more then one roll for me. Yes it is my coffee fix (which alone makes it a must.. maybe only 2nd to the bike ). But it is the only cup/bowl I carry. Therefore it is used for everything i need a cup/bowl for (including holding nuts/bolts during a repair). I am a very firm believer in "everything must have at least 2 uses". When using it for a repair job make sure you wash it... or the euphemism for coffee: "a steaming sump oil" becomes way too literal!!
I would love one of those espresso makers but they only have one use and thus I can justify carrying it.
Lordy! Why is this discussion even here? It is much better to leave the wife, maybe the first aid kit, tool box, or some other non-essential behind and take the Stainless steel, 9 cup coffee pot. Put in two cups of water, one cup of coffee, boil hard for 20 minutes or until the coffee is thick enough to roll into a snug ball. put on a hard surface and gently roll until it will fit into a cuban cigar tube. When needed, drain a cup of water from the radiator, cut off a one inch piece of the coffee and drop into the water. good coffee. In a pinch, you can chew it. When desparate circumstances occur you can remove the whole roll, threaten it with sugar, tie a rope around one end and continue to wave the sugar behind it. The coffee has enough power to pull even a loaded bike out of a bog. Caution: do not use this method when raining. If the coffee begins to thin out it can and will attack the hand holding the sugar spoon.
You can just eat the beans you know. I like to get them green and roast them my self. Some times I dip them in chocolate and eat them by the handful. other times gust pop them in and crunch crunch. If I need a cup then I have french press that is in a cup works grate of if need get a pot water going drop in a ground up beans and boil for a few min. let cool as it is hot or add cold water the grounds will fall to the bottom and pour off the top. Sometimes call cowboy coffee. If I need a cup and still want something with a kick Turkish coffee gets me going coffee ground as fine as flower boiled drop in sugar and spice and drink none of this filtering.
Chicory was used in WW2 as a coffee filler in Europe and much less the USA the French people in New Orleans like it so much they still use it. I like to add it to coffee makes it even darker and stronger so much so cream has little effect on it. As the Turkish saying go "Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love."
didnt mr bean lose his cup and make a coffee by eating a spoon of coffee then pouring milk and hot water into his mouth and shaking his head?
Turkish coffee is lush, coffee so strong you need an ice cold chaser
I love Turkish coffee, I got the taste for it in Cyprus (12 months there), I have the little cups & pots & buy the tin of Effendi coffee in London.
Turkish coffee is ground much finer than standard coffee, have thought of trying to use a cafetier with it, out of intrest.
Being a Brit I have to have a cup of T in the Mornings,
another note I see Touratech sell a traveling coffee press
called a Snow Peak Titanium Coffee Press part 070-0590 sure you could find it cheaper, suppose could be used for T as well. anyone tried it
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