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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Well I couldn't get my hands on the sold state machine - still not out - so I'll be taking along the Samsung Q1 - it's small and very portable, has padding and shock resistance around the hard drive and comes with a tiny portable USB keyboard too.
It runs XP so connects happily to my GPS / camera etc - all possible with OS X and *nix too of course.
I've borrowed it so no real cost thank goodness - I don't think I'd have been able to afford to buy one of these brand new!
Hi, I carry an ancient ToughBook. It survived the recent crash and everything else my incompetence has made it suffer. However it weighs a ton and I need to watch my leg for the rest of the trip so am finally leaving it here at the Hotel Argentino in Rio Grande. Will I replace it? Yes, if I can find something small and light with a good screen that will stand up to the conditions. I enjoy working at sidewalk cafes. I loathe being bottled up for hours in an internet cafe. However this is governed by the amount I have to write and send in each week. But for that, I would return to paper and a good ballpoint. What joy!
simon at home
And.... more to lose when you're robbed at knife point..... And more heartache over the loss.
We all have so much stuff that costs more than many folks in the 3rd world make in a year. And in some places....life is very cheap.
Simon's point of having the freedom to do write ups in a cafe as opposed to I-Cafe is tempting.....but my hand written notes seem to work OK. I carry a log book that contains travel notes/thoughts, maintenance records/mileages, motel/hostel info, border info, embassy info, road/route tips, Weather notes, traveler's info, and on and on.
When I find a decent I-Cafe (they are not all torture chambers) I up load my notes and pics. I'm not on deadline and don't think I'll be writing the next pulitzer winning book, so I don't need a computer with me.
Location: in our 10th year on the road-only half way- now in Australia
sorry - long-term female rider here (4 half years on the road so far) and only just managed to get off the dirt roads to internet access!!
caught this thread.
as we travel we keep a very busy website up and running therefore we need a laptop...go see 2ridetheworld.com
we also write articles, have taken over 10,000 hig res digital photos and have needed to downlaod and upload our GPS track log over the years..
so we have taken with us a JVC mp xv841 mininote Laptop. It has coped with being in a pannier over some of the worst off-road areas you can go to. Truding through mud in the Amazon to fech-fech in the Sahara - to 25 below in Bolivia.....and its still alive! go to the website and have a look.
However, if you are only going on a short-ish trip and can cope with small internet cafes - then do. South America is stuffed full of them but dont expect to be able to log in in the altiplano of Bolivia.
nor in the more remote areas of Africa - actually even the large cities promised connection in Uganda but with 15 pcs all linked to a 56k modem...I email per hour was about as fast as it got!
depends on what you want to do and why....2 hours a day infront of your laptop fiddling with mp3's ....or essential downloading of photos and GPS...etc?.... However, it is really liberating to 'get-away' from 'it' all.
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