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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Here comes an opposing point of view what if you can't stake? Like in loose sand, on concrete, etc.
Well for sand you tie bags on the corners and fill them with sand, and for concrete? Well you find somewhere without concrete. But actually I'm with you a free-standing tent is a great thing, I've used mine on a ferry to give me a bit of privacy from the drunken hen-parties, and it was great.
BUT, there's always a risk with free-standing tents as shown in the following story:
I spent a couple of nights camping a few weeks back, beautiful spot on a headland, only a few campers there. A car rolls up and out get a couple of mates, one clutching his nice new pop-up tent. He unzips the bag and pulls it out, then says to his mate,
"Watch this, no fiddling with anything."
aAnd throws it into the air like on the advert. Just at that point, big gust of wind and his now unfurled tent sails straight up into the air and out into the Channel.
Moral or the story, ALWAYS tie your tent to something.
Oh and tarps. Decathlon do a very cheap one (£20 inc guys and pegs) that I'm bringing to Ripley... not a clue how to pitch it, could well be memorable!
Just got one this morning, and it's great, you can always tie it to your handlebars, or your tent, or a tree, or something. Best to experiment at home though so people don't laugh.
We're going to Ripley and that's one of our goals to see all types of tents to find out what might be working for us.
Believe it or not I was looking at the Exped range already I think that this is what we're going to go for.
Something like Venus II or Orion with a footprint of course and a nice tarp maybe from Decathlon if you guys recommend it
Great! We're a lot closer to the decision then we were a week ago!
I just bought a Nemo Morpho two man tent. It is single wall with air bladders instead of poles. It sets up very easy but has to be staked down.
Here is a picture of it set up in my yard. I have not used it yet but thought I needed the practice. I also set up my lightweight tarp. I think I will be ready for my next rain camping event!
We used a Mountain Hardwear tent for three years of travels in Europe and Morocco. It was the Atrium 4, which is no longer available. We set it up and took it down around 500 times. We used it in rain and sun, wind and freeze, hail and snow and it worked fine. We have two of their fleece jackets too. This is a recommendation for their products. We have been very happy with their stuff.
I'm quite surprised no one has mentioned the Bibler Tempest. Black Diamond Tempest Tent 2-Person 4-Season from Backcountry.com
I've been using mine for the last five years, enough to wear out a set of poles! It's preformed flawlessly! Very waterproof and breathable single wall design, no fly to mess around with. It's kinda wierd setting up at first, but you get the hang of it in no time (the poles are inside, which is also great for hanging your laundry to dry.) It weighs just over 3 kg. and checks all the marks on your list. I have never read a bad review on this tent and highly recomend it!
i use the mountain hardware trango 2 tent and enjoy it very much. it is an excellent tent for high altitude mountain travel, yet can be used as a base camp on a biking trip.i do a fair bit of camping/hiking/trekking and over the years have always tried to put together functional durable gear that can be used for multi purpose requirements . the trango 2 has a seperate flysheet and also has a footprint.they can be used as a tarp,as a work area,as a bed platform on warm nights when all you need are your bed roll.horses for courses but you won`t go wrong if you decide to buy one
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