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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So, we have decided to take a laptop to manage our digi photos and email, as well as browse the HUBB offline.
One problem remains: assuming we find places where we can plug the PC into the Net, how can we send mail? Normally access to SMTP servers is restricted to the one of the internet provider you are connected to, to avoid spam.
Webmail - too cumbersome, I want to compose emails and just push the button to send them.
Install an smtp server on the notebook. I suspect that this will meet with limited success, mail being rejected as coming from an invalid address, etc. Any spammer could do just that...
Use a paid-for service. Pretty expensive what I have seen so far.
Ask the access point for a server name, then reconfigure the email program. Possible, looks like my preferred solution so far.
Any other/better ideas, anybody?
Salut from Southern France, the bikers' paradise,
Ask your internet provider at home if they support smtp-authentification. This means you have to logon to the smtp server before you can send an email, this makes ip-restrictions unnecessary. Don't be afraid about the authentification process, all recent email clients do support this option.
I use it all the time, because my isp is NOT my email provider.
It basically gives you a tunnel through the net direct to your email server. The plus is also that your email isn't seen as being relayed, which is a sure spam sign and is heavily penalised by many antispam solutions. And once it's setup, it doesn't matter where you are connecting from - it's all the same to PuTTy. I plug my lap[top in anywhere, and it always just works. NO reconfigging needed.
Still, you need a mail server somewhere for PuTTy to connect to, and that is NOT avoidable. You have only two choices to send mail if you don't have an isp - you can either use a web based service e.g. yahoo, or get your own domain and use that for your email. (I think everyone should have their own domain anyway - that way your email address NEVER changes, for the rest of your life.)
For a domain, I highly recommend our host, Futurequest. Not the cheapest, but awesome in every other respect, including great antispam and antivirus solutions built-in - and that you have control over.
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Basic package is I think US$9.95, (check the special deals out too) and you get full webmail for when you just can't connect the laptop, and all the email addresses you could want for regular pop/smtp mail.
hope that helps, Grant
[This message has been edited by Grant Johnson (edited 02 August 2005).]
And the chosen solution is: Gmail. Secure SMTP for free plus a great web interface. As a backup I have an account with GMX, but this requires a German address and they send you spam once or twice a week.
Bought an Averatec Notebook (poor quality) and so far I've been able to get onto the net with Wifi without having to pay for it.
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