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 had a one man Gelert tent although not this actual model which I used on cycling trips. I found the lack of storage space unhelpful, I had to leave my stuff outside at night which was worrying and brushing against the flap getting in and out made everything wet. This one might be better but it looks similar and might have the same problems.
I now have a Terra Nova laser competition which is much better but a lot more expensive.
Think a one man tent is not very user friendly. for one person you need a two person tent. space for you to sleep and space for your gear. If motorised don't worry too much about weight as most bikes have enough power. pack all the heavy stuff low and between t he wheel spindles.
By bike alone I use a two man cheap dome tent that I have had for 9 years. when two of us go by car I take a cheap (£35 from argos) but warmer double skinned four man tent.
My sleeping bag is bulky but warm even below freezing. ( Coleman Hudson 450).
The tent is to keep me dry and in an insect free zone. The bag is to keep me warm and my fold up steel bed keeps me off the floor. This means I can set up camp even on tarmac etc. as the dome tent does not need pegs.
Same here as above really.
Used one for one trip and gave it away afterwards.
Just the lack of space really.
Getting changed was a pain and you couldn't even sit up in it.
Storage of gear was rubbish once you were inside so you either left it outside, slept on it or had it on your sleeping bag!
Solo camping=2 man tent.
2 sharing=3 man tent.
For me anyway!
Like others have posted I used to follow the "Go one up rule" and use a two person tent. When it came to replacement thigh I looked at the comparative pack size/weight of a few models and decided the extra 3/4 inch in diameter and 11 ounces of the packed tent was really not that much, so bought myself a 3 person tent.
Oh the luxury, the space to roam around in, the extra height. l know some obsess over weight, cutting the end off their toothbrush, but l can lose a pound of body fat with a few brisk walks round the park, and by rolling tighter and splitting up the components l can pack the tent into a far smaller bag.
So if you're not weight obsessed or could cope with one less t-shirt I'd consider going even larger, this could be your home for months, why skimp on space?
I've just bought one but I've not had a chance to use it yet. Having a big porch space was a must for me as it means you can bring all your gear 'inside' but you can keep your sleeping area clean and dry. I've still got a small, 1 person Vango tent of a similar design to the Gelert but these days I wouldn't trade the minimal benefits in weight and pack size for the extra comfort and convienence of the bigger tent.
Thanks guys, I think I was getting a bit too fixated on keeping packed size down and forgetting about the functionality. I've already got a two man tent that will probably do for the time being, just need to work on where/how to pack it all on.
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