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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The current EU-norm 22-05 specifies the test be carried out in such a way that the impact speed equals about 27 kms per hour. And impact points are specific, each helmet is only tested once, and at these prescribed points.
I was hoping the new SHARP testing criteria would be tougher, and in some ways it seems to be.. but still they dont test at any considerably higher velocity (it is said in their explanation about testing protocols, that their research strongly suggested such a test be done, but many of the current helmets would not pass it - (ok, what the hell is that supposed to mean then???)) And even if they have specified more impact points, they are still known beforehand.
I´d expect my bicycle helmet to be quite okay at speeds in which the ECE22-05 test is done, and to be honest, the SHARP protocol doesnt seem that much stricter. Well, maybe a little.
Does anyone know, if some well-established institute has ever tested, what will actually happen, if the speeds are equivalent to what is normal in everyday riding on the highways, or even many smaller roads?
I just came to think of this, as when I go to work each day, there are speed limit regions of 30,40,50,60,80,100 and 120 kms per hour. I wouldnt be able to know, in which of these regions I would get into a possible accident. All the current "official" methods seem to concentrate on the very slow end of this speed scale.
Personally, I am much more worried about how my head would survive, if I crash on the motorway, or, say, at 100kms per hour, than if I do so in town, at almost running-speed. I know that if Im unlucky, I can be seriously hurt or killed anywhere; a car can run over me, and thats it, even though I dont have much speed at all.
Still, I think that all legally possible speeds should be tested, and I´m also quite sure that the highest probability of very severe consequences exists, when the crash speed is high, not when its low.
Modern sportsbikes can go over 100 kms per hour (in 1st gear I mean, and there are still 5 higher gears left!!), yet our helmets only get tested at 1/3 of that 1st gear speed. Why?
Is it because some of the worst ones would suddenly start to look unsalable?
Im not trying to pick up a fight about which helmet is best, I´m just curious, why these products dont seem to be getting any reliable, comparable testing done at "real-world" speeds. Or if its just me, who hasnt followed the news, and cannot find the right information on the web, then I apologise.
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