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 have an Arai Quantum, and I'm going to France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein and Italy (not in that order!) over the summer. I really benefit from using my dark visor here in the UK, but always carry a clear one in case a) the weather changes and b) I get stopped by the Police!
Does anyone have any experiences / had potential trouble with the Law in other, European countries? If I'm going to get fined a lot, it's clearly not worth the hasstle.
The dark visor/small number plate/silencer marking fetish in the UK is just an excuse used by the anti-bike plod to make up for their lack of Stasi like powers. The Eurocops have no such agenda (and if they did, they have perfectly good powers to stop you and ask to see ID pretty much without needing any reason).
I prefer sunglasses as i can just take them off & put them in my tank bag if the weather turns shyte, means I already have them to hand off the bike too as I struggle in bright sunlight, got some with an antifog coating so very handy, just my personal preference though.
I use bicycle glasses with swapable glass, clear for darker days or when riding where there are lots of dark tunnels (west norway), darker glasses for those sunny days. I prefer riding with my visor open most of the time, so dark visor wouldn't work so well! The only downside of course you have to change the glass - a stop and 30 sec job
I was never a fan of dark visors mainly because I don't like the idea of being caught out at night with a dark visor and ending up with an eye full of beetle.
But this week made me think twice, I have been using wiley-x glasses with the rubber seal inside my Airoh S4 with clear lens and in strong sunlight my cheeks got pretty well roasted.
I am not sure if it was just windburn and sun or the fact that my helmet has white mesh on the cheekpieces and the sun bounces off those and onto my cheeks.
Anyway, I have now thought about getting a light tinted visor for the sunny days and keeping the clear one in a sleeve in the topbox.
Having blatted round europe a few times during summer, if you use a dark visor you're stuffed in tunnels, and you need to carry a clear visor for evenings.
a very good compromise are the visors with a gradual tint, clear for the lower half. they work well.
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