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 do you mean by leaving gear.. leaving them while going to relieve yourself, leaving them while going to see some tourist attractions, or leaving them for the night?
Some very remote areas excluded, I wouldnt leave them on for the two latter options, and not even the 1st one, if the place is very crowded, and a thief can disappear quickly. Border stations all around the world seem to attract the scum of the earth, and all valuables seem to grow legs very quickly if your not careful...
If I really had to leave them, Id strap them up thoroughly so you cant take them off in an eyeblink.. and if going to see some attractions, Id try to park the bike close to some place, where theres somebody working, like park authorities, ticket sellers, etc. Maybe even ask them to kindly keep an eye on the bike (and then, naturally, at least offer to pay something, while your leaving).
my philosophy is simple does not matter what country you are in thieves are everywhere.. so if you want it to continue being yours.. lock it up.. (in fact I have been robed only in first world countries: boston/hobart... hmmmm)
for the big fluffy stuff
get one of these..
water proof and lockable.. what else could you want Pacsafe
Edit: in fairness this will not stop a determined thief but what will, and most thefts are snatch and grab..this is enough of a hindrance to make them look at the next punter...
when we travel we even put our jackets in one when we are going to leave the bike out of sight for a whiles (if only for a few minutes we carry the jackets.) ...
you would not leave your house or car unlocked.. and your bike is you house and car and kitchen and life line...
I wouldn't worry too much ,in 30 years never have had anything ripped off a bike in Mexico and CA . Take the simple precautions, : tie and bungee stuff down , don't expose any items which are obviously pricy ( for which purpose I try not to buy anything ostentatious or with famous brand logos to attract attention) park in conspicuous areas where any security at the attraction has a view line to your bike and wave at the security people. In towns maybe park in front of a small restaurant or shop, by something and make friends with the owners who can keep an eye on the bike for you. Stay at inexpensive hotels with off street parking and leave the bike there saf e for the duration of your walkabout.If needed you can hire the pesky kid to actually watch your bike- but payment only to happen when you return.
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