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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When we were talking about silk underwear we were talking about thermals, it spun in a different weave that is more stretchy and are long john type clothes. though i guess the quick drying thing would be the same......
I remember as a young fella i got some silk sheets spun in the same way to impresss the girlfriend... the things were so slippery you almost slipped off the bed! ...not what i had in mind hahaha I'd hate to hear about you slipping off the bike in your silk boxers LOL... sorry mate they'd work fine no doubt
Do you mean the Lycra running shorts.. very popular in the nineties with squaddies out running ??
I used them all the time to run in... would i not sweat too much in them ?
Yes, those are the ones I forgot to mention; actually you can use cycling shorts - the same sort of lycra material, with or without the padding, which is usually removable/detachable.
Don't worry about the sweat - wash them out daily when not on the bike and wear almost immediately. You can get by with one pair.
I've used both Speedo (no, not the skimpy's )and nike's (on special)
Just normal cut shorts made out of tactile Nylon, with a tricot mesh liner brief in them
Have a look at the link. I only had 3 pairs, so if you had a lazy day not doing your personal admin you have a few spares. They weigh almost nothing, take up less room than that
You proberly have an old pair of PT shorts knocking around. try them for a day see what you think
'As for wearing army long johns, well after 23 years of them .. i think its time i became a full time civvy lol'
Haha, fair one, on the plus side though - that means you don't even need to ebay them - just pick a pair out of your old kit! I think half my riding gear is sponsored by Her Majesty.
'I used them all the time to run in... would i not sweat too much in them ?'
I use them for running too, never used them for riding in, but Steve's/Walkabout's advice sounds good. I think I may try it.
Last time I went travelling for a month, I went commando, and I didn't smell very social very much of the time. Also made admin a lot harder, because it meant washing a pair of trousers regularly, when I could have been washing a pair of pants alone!
Really? Which centre are you? I've been to a few of their rallies, mostly centre 9 I think. Good laughs and some decent people.
Back to topic - as for underwear, guess who got hold of some silky silky pants today! I'm too crocked to ride, but can't wait to get on the steed and give them a good road test! I've never been so chuffed with a pair of pants, I'm tempted to just wear them around the house. They make me feel like a cross between Huggy Bear and Ali Baba.
Im with Centre 4 the Northern Raiders, great bunch, been with the club now 4 years. I ride a Suzuki 1500 intruder (big ol cruiser). of course in time I will get a smaller bike when I retire in 3-4 years and do more travelling.
I went to Sweden with them last year, I had a great time but thought the getting there bit was all a bit too rushed. So this year Im on my own, will meet up with them in Finland and then make my own way back.
I'd definitely recommend Icebreaker merino wool. Keeps you very warm (wear 2 lightweight layers). It dries very quickly and if it gets wet or isn't dry in time, it will still keep you warm and dry whilst you wear it. I wouldn't travel with anything else. Also, it doesn't smell even if you don't wash it very often. Get some 200 base layer and either a 260 weight or 320 weight top layer and you'll be fine into the minus temperatures.
You speak the truth; I always wear icebreaker ( infact i'm sitting in the office wearing two layers right now.) I have tops that are 5 years old and in winter some of them are almost permantly on. They start looking better rather than worse after a few years. Look quite tidy too, so going for a walk around town after you've got to your day's destination they're great as well. the Heavier "sport" layer is as warm as a 200 weight fleece but is very low profile/ low bulk so You'll be able to wear it under your kacket nae bother. Combine this with a lighter top like the 260gm (as dotcaf says) and you onto a winner. The warmth is amazing but you never seem to overheat - just comfortable.
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