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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What's the score with "A" frames?? Antique or venerable old-timer...
Whilst doing a much needed clear out as a direct challenge to my nature to horde, I found yet another tent!!
We bought a compact-ish 2 man dome for our trip to S America, we were then treated to a nice mid range tunnel tent now that travel involves a dog (those things are huge!! the tents I mean, not the dogs).
Then I found my old A-frame from when I was a kid!!! This things must be about 30 years old, but it has a nice tough plastic ground sheet, as opposed to the gossamer groundsheets the other two have, a cotton inner: very breathable, and a nice tough flysheet.
Packs down as small and imilar in weight to the other two and as spacious as the dome.
I once read that A-frames were very stable, so why are domes now the norm, and A frames seldom seen.
Is it really old hat technology or does my faithful old A-frame still have a niche to cater for??
If so, what is it??
In other words. is it worth keeping for certain things?
But do A-frames have any particular strengths, in relation to other designs?
On the basis of a quick rummage in our gear loft revealing three dome tents, two A frame tents, one tunnel tent (and a large family size tent for when we all go) this is my take on it.
The A frame tents are pretty bulletproof once put up but they do have less internal room as the sides slope and I use them one size smaller than their capacity, ie 2 people in a 3 man etc.
The sides are vulnerable to wind blowing the flysheet against the inner as they're unsupported, so you need to be careful in deciding pitch alignment in windy, wet weather.
The biggest drawback though is that they depend on strongly pegged end guys to support the A frame (so does the tunnel tent). If you can't get the end guys to take this is what you end up with:
In the second one the guyline is tied to the bike at one end and to a tyre lever used as a long peg at the other. It looks kind of solid but heavy breathing would have knocked it over.
Domes, being self supporting, are much better in these sorts of conditions but two of my (mid range) domes have broken poles in cold conditions, something the A framers have never done.
you can still get A frame tents, and they can be just as modern and hi-tech as others.
a lot of hikers use them because they can use their walking sticks as poles and just carry around a small, light tent rolled up in their packs. they are usually very small tents, 1 man or 2 very good 'friends' but if its going to keep you warm and dry anything will do, and the smaller the better if youre going to carry it around yourself.
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Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
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