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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The riders of one of our(Australian)adventure motor cycle magazines are keen on Dri-cool jocks.The blerb goes on to say they are made of'polyester elastane'similar to lyca. The magazine goes on to say'they are thin,light, and stay remarkable dry,with a 89%reduction in bum chafing.Have been trying to obtain a pair of these jocks for testing when the summer months set in.
While in this anatomical area, the same magazine goes on about the brillance of Preparation H a miracle healer and preventer of chafing.
I've had good luck with the Patagonia Brand Capilene briefs.Two pairs will see you thru a long journey with hand washing and air drying in the wet laundry mesh bag.The material dries quickly ,wicks sweat,stays comfortable,and most importantly can pick this week's winning Lottery numbers.
Tight boxers for me. Four used in strict rotation with the occasional wash inbetween. Seven weeks so far of my Baltic tour. One to go. Useful tip - keep your dirty underwear in your top box, so far that is the first place they chose to look at border crossings. So open the box and show them your underwear, they tend to stop looking at that point! A good way to raise a smile, even from the Russians!
forget about synthetics go for silk boxers or short johns. very light and wick away sweat, warm when its cool, no seams to cut in or rub, hand wash easily and dry very quickly. they are hard wearing and suitable for hot and cold weather. I got mine from Patra a uk based company can be found on the internet. I also have a few silk long sleeved t shirts from them and they are superb as base layer clothing when riding in almost all conditions. ps go for black and the short john pants sizes are large fitting so go down one size to what you normally order.
Some facts : no matter what the outside temp, it gets hot and sweaty 'down there'. So you need to consider the ff:
1. You need underwear that wicks away moisture- cotton wets easily, retains moisture and sags. Wet underwear leads to chafing which leads to PAIN.
2. You need underwear that is snug as loose stuff is conducive to chafing.
3. You need underwear that ' breathes'.
What I use is a bike liner underwear made of Coolmax or similar synthetic wicking material ( Patagonia's capilene is good but it doesn't come in a snug version). I buy mine from REI- it comes in white or black, is mid thigh length, snug with minimal seams, no pads, weighs nothing and dries overnight.
For extreme conditions you can buy a greaseless ointment made in a roll on by Spenco - apply to crotch area, inner thighs and inner butt cheeks, wherever skin rubs together.
I agree with adventure, silk boxers are the only way to go. When I had cotton, they rode between my buttcheeks and nuts--very uncomfortable. I used to wear briefs, but they're too restrictive on your testes.
Silk is really comfortable, believe it or not, as long as you don't get the half-polyester ones. It's like a wearable orgasm. ^_^ Also makes you feel sexier too. XD
smiling because the norton is still running dodger?
put two pairs on and you will not have a butt like a chimp. it works on the same principle as hikers wearing two pairs of socks, one pair sticks to you, the other pair sticks to your clothes, and THEY rub together, leaving your skin alone.
it works best if you use the thinnest material, especially on a sportsbike where the old plums can get a bit of a pinch (the voice of experience)
cycling pants or silk boxers work very well.
"one pair sticks to you" --Too much information there Dave !
Good idea though , maybe the answer is silk long johns and a pair of keggies worn over the top like superman .
Taking a quick pee could be a problem
BM Bax says it right. I vote for Patagonia Capiline. 2 pairs did me the Arctic circle to Tierra del Fuego and back to the USA. Easy to wash. You can wear them wet and body dry them. No chaffing. Cotton holds moisture and you get monkey butt. Go synthetic or die.
Underwear should not have seams in the seating area. Should be close fitting to the skin. Made of wicking material to keep skin dry. Protect you from chafing. Should be easy wash and quick dry. Should not wear out. Maybe I shouldn't be the one to tell you butt there are Riding Shorts that do all that for the Long Distance Rider. Don't kick my butt for telling you about LDComfort Riding Shorts. I mean...You did ask!
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