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!
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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.'
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My wife and I are in the final stages of preparing for our RTW from China to Baja. We have a Chinese Chang Jiang sidecar rig so space is not so limited but we are packing quite a bit of camping gear since we plan to camp as much as possible.
The question is "What about chairs or stools"? I seem to remember that there was a post and many said that they never used chairs or stools. Maybe its an excuse but we are 64 and the prospects of sitting on the ground is not a pleasing one.
I would appreciate any advice about your experience, product or alternative solution suggestions, etc.
We camped for a year in Europe where the campgrounds don't have picnic tables at each site. Knowing this, we brought along a roll up table and a couple of chairs we bought at a kayak shop. The legs are made of aluminium and with a waterproof fabric for the seat. The back is made from another couple of aluminium poles and folds in with the legs when not in use. Very comfortable, light and compact. For in the tent we used Thermarest chairs that convert the Thermarest pads into very comfortable lounge chairs. We were totally comfortable for the entire year!
If you go to our website, www.ekke-audrey.ca and go to Chapter 3 you will see a picture of our camping setup when you scroll down a little.
You are not crazy for wanting to be comfortable while camping!
I've used the Thermarest chairs and the chair conversion for the sleeping pad for years and both are quite comfortable. The rool up aluminum chairs are nice to keep you off the ground in wet and muddy conditions. www.campmor.com, www.sierratradingpost.com, www.aerostitch.com and www.touratech.com all have a nice selection of the chairs your considering. Being that space is not too much of a concern , I would go with the roll up aluminum type. Hope this helped. Best of luck with you excursion.
We traveled by sidecar the length of USA and quite a ways in mexico. I found some folding chairs that fit inside the sidecar which worked quite well. We had sleeping pads that were home made and fit into cases which became the sidecar seat. The only problem was when we strarted setting up camp the other car and truck campers were so amazed with what we were carrying they hung around talking for hours.
Janet and I go to Beijing on Friday to pick up the bike, where it has been since January, and get a chance to ride it back to Changchun (just over 1000 kms). For the first time we will be able to try different packing strategies to find a way to get all the stuff in and oin the bike. I am convinced and my wife is relieved, to know that we will be able to sit and eat/talk/relax/commiserate in comfort rather than just hunker down on the ground
As always, your advise and experience is greatly valued.
I have always strapped on a small Coleman stool. It's a mini-sized thing - I expect there are heaps of brands. No matter how inconvenient or bulky it seems, it is one of the few things that I use virtually every day. Then again, I'm talking of touring in places without campsites and furniture etc. Your trip certainly fits that bill.
What makes a trip a good one? One where the worst times are made bearable. Just think a flat tyre in the pouring rain and sticky mud in the middle of nowhere - and you sitting on your chair under your umbrella with a cup of tea.
Since we usually travel two-up our possibilities are limited. However I managed to fit two of these on the back of my bike, next to the tent:
Pretty comfortable yet sometimes the ground seems more comfortable (rarely though), but they keep us dry and sometimes can be quite useful. Dirt cheap (5€ each) so in case of loss, damage, theft, etc. not a big loss.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, leaking oil, shouting GERONIMO!"
Janet and I just came back from one of the many street markets here in Changchun and while strolling along, lo and behold, we found two folding chairs. They fold up to about 3-4" in diameter and about 26" long, Chinese made with carry case for $7.50 each. A real bargain.
Thanx all, they will make some days (or rainy ones) much more comfortable.
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