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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In the Netherlands it's possible to get them with the dutch provider KPN in a package/business deal with subscribsion.
Goodwoodweirdo: nice, where did you find it ? you have this yellow monster or one of the other more modest colours ?
I was tempted by the P2T option, but as it turn's out although it can be used like a twowayradio/cb-radio/walkie-talkie it uses a different technology (tri-band GSM GPRS) so it depends on the gsm-network and providers and you can only speak to phones with the same technology/features like some Nokia's and other brands (but as it seems worldwide instead of 4km limitation).
I have the telephone and must say, first impressions are very good...decedent functions, very clear screen and very loud with its double speaker. Nice global time screen saver, gprs, blue tooth and tri-band....
Down side, no software cd or drivers... no mini usb cable... comes with a bloody great big belt clip...now just looking to buy the booster antenna, not that I need it in Belgium – but hey looks cool !!
What about a Nokia 1100.
I have seen them for £8 in the UK!
So, cheap, simple, have an LED light on them, available in most countries, not flashy so not too nickable, good battery life, triband and a mate forgot and went wading into the sea with one in his pocket and it was still working.
It's a bit out-dated now, but its still works after 2-3 years! Its rubberised, sturdy, has a camera, PTT, loudspeaker, sound recorder, as well as other functions that I never use but love!! For example: a thermometer tyhat reads 5 degrees high (not so bad once you know about it!), a sonometer, if you want to know what the dB output of a KTM990 on full race cans is... and finally a digital compass that shows as an analogue image on screen. This actually works very accurately but, being a man, I never need a map and I never get lost, so a compass is pointless given I have the sense of direction of an albatross...... honest.....
However, the torch is the featureI use most after the strange "telephoning" function everyone keeps harping on about! Don't people realise that phones have nothing to do with talking to people anymore??
Either way it replaced the 5140, that replaced the 5100, so perhaps there is a new version worth looking at....
ADDENDUM. I just reaslied that the 5500 is the replacement model and has not had good reviews. That said, I like the 5i40i, so if you see one, give it some thought!
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