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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I bought one last time around to complement my expensive brand ones. It seems ok but the opening is much cheaper style although it looks similar initially. I don't think it would be as waterproof. I haven't tested it too arduously but it hasn't leaked yet.
I've tried some cheap drybags and waterproof duffels. As far as I can tell, the cheaper manufacturers have perfected the art of making them look identical to more expensive bags, and they often function identically, too....until the zipper fails or a seam rips far from home at the worst possible moment. When, two years ago, I had to pay an astronomical price for a replacement duffel (following a long search in a strange city) midway through a trip, I swore off the cheaper stuff.
It's one of the basic questions in gear purchases: do you pay far more than seems reasonable for the incremental increase in quality offered by major brands, or do you choose instead the off-branded imitators for less money than even seems possible....with the attendant risk of failure in use? I've discovered I'm far happier paying extra initially for the extra bit of quality. Everyone looks for their own balance point on the continuum. Often, choices depend on whether you're preparing for weekend-long trips here and there, where consequences are brief and tend not to be too serious, or for months on end touring the world at large.
This ignores the obvious fact that *sometimes* you pay top dollar for branded merchandise which is demonstrably inferior--in design, materials, or workmanship--to the off-brand imitators. So far, I haven't noticed this happening in waterproof bags and baggage, but I'm sure it's out there.
Just to say i paid £6.00 for a dry sack from justkampers.com, its water proof and dam near indestructible, highly recommended and it came with free over night deliver, they also do smaller size's. A great buy. Skip
I was on my way to buy an ortlieb duffell bag today. I walked into a sailing shop by chance and found basically the same thing for a third the price. It looks to be pretty good quality and the catches etc. look strong enough. It also has loops for tying down.
I'm thinking that as it's from a sailing shop it should be pretty sturdy and waterproof right? I think I'll keep an eye out at shops like that from now on, all sorts of useful things that would cross over into biking equipment.
ive got an enormous 90ltr ortleib that i will take with me to the grave, you do get what you pay for.
saying that, ive had CRANE stuff before and they are pretty good quality, not as good as ortleib, but it would make a good emergency bag to keep rolled up, or two would make reasonable panniers if you could be sure they wouldnt get bashed around.
a word on cost, £7 is a good price but i got my ortleib for £15 so shop around online and join shops mailing lists, i quite often get sent vouchers its well worth the extra emails
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