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've recently started using an open face Arai, after years of using full face race reps. (Quite expensive for half a hat, but I have a freakish head, and Arai seem to be the only people that will make me a bonce protector that fits.)
After any ride of distance, I look like I've been poked in both eyes with a pointy stick.
I've tried a few different sun glasses, but without much luck (and you can't ride after dark.)
What do other people use for eye protection? Or do I just need to man up and take it?
MX goggles if I feel impact from objects bigger and harder than a fly might be an issue, Old fighter pilot style when peripheral vision and not misting up is important, a flip down visor in town when I can be bothered fitting it or the sort of safety goggles you get free with garden tools when i'm really skint
Glasses/sunglasses work at maybe 40 mph for short road rides, after that IMHO you need more.
Your skin will take time to get used to the air pressure. Get a scarf/buff/ski mask type thing for days when your face starts to take too much in one go. Certainly here abouts the air is now cold enough first thing not to be comfortable without.
May have to find myself some safety or MX goggles, good for working on that Mad Max look.
I say the 40mph limit is quite accurate. I've been riding an Intruder around the Midlands for the last couple of weeks, and that is about the speed that I get eye leakage. As my RTW is Cub powered, going much over forty is not going to be a problem.
The scarf thing is good advice too, I have always used a shemagh under my helmet cos I am a jessie, but now I properly appreciate having it!
Mean and Green dot com, the surplus people do some actually quite decent "Biggles" type things for about £20. I got some for the occasional person who wants a short ride in the sidecar just for the fun of it, but I think I might be tempted to use them myself the next time I loose/drop/smash the more expensive ones.
I don't know if you wear glasses? I always end up glueing foam rubber from old MX goggles onto the pad of the leather type to stop them pressing on the cross piece of my specs.
If you are doing a long trip, always wear your goggles round you neck when not using them, rather than on top of your head. Makes them harder to loose, you just have to get used to putting then on before the lid.
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