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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Posting this reply on my new EEE 4g, purchased yesterday at Gatwick Dixons tax free. Initial impressions are ; amazingly easy to use, quick to boot up, fast on the net, good instructions for a techno imbecile like me.
I am sitting by the pool in florida happily surfing the net, I wouldn't be doing that on my Toshiba for fear of damaging it, this is about 200 quid.
I have to use a laptop for work on site and am beginning to think that it may be easier to just use this (powerpoint presentations etc.) And take the bike with this in the tankbag Or my big jacket pocket!
My theory goes that the iPod and external drives are designed to be thrown around a little - but drives inside laptops - not so much.... but really what it boils down to is that my iPod sits in my tank bag normally away from the laptop and only gets connected when it's being used - therefore it's not being fired up every single time I use the laptop regardless of if I'm using it or not.
If the iPod was set up as a drive yes - if it's set up as an iPod then no - but then all you'd do is boot from a USB drive and use the iPod as the actual storage base - as I'm doing with Xandros right now.
I spoke too soon. The 12v charger isn't working so They're sending me another. Lets hope that one works. I'd rather the first one failed from the off and not somewhere on the road. It's a lottery with the post, I hope this package has a more gentle journey.
When it does arrive I'll do what I was trying to do today which is see how much current it draws when in use. When I use my 12v-240v inverter it draws 3 amps so I'm expecting it to draw a lot less than that. A nice touch is the 12v charger has an integral 3amp fuse. Mini blade type as used on modern bikes.
The replacement charger arrived today and it works! I set it up in the car and put my ammeter in line to check the current. It draws 1.9 amps, call it 2 amps which I think is ok for a bike to handle as long as you're on the move.
As it was a nice sunny day I also connected it to my solar panel but I don't think it's output is anywhere near 2 amps more like 500mA, but worth a shot. Needless to say the Eee-PC charge light didn't come on. This panel will charge my AAA/AA batteries, I-Pod and my phone though and can be strapped onto my tankbag.
The Silva solar II charger is a nice bit of kit as it folds up neatly and is protected. There are a lot of good solar panels now for the campervan/caravan boys at reasonable money. Maplins do some I think. Maybe I should check out whats on the market. I always thought that if the top of my Givi topbox was a solar panel charging my stuff inside it would be great. With some of the flexible roll out panels now that may be possible. Like everyone else I charge my stuff from the bikes 12v when the engine is running but it would be nice to have solar power when you're camping.
Will windows let you install programs to an extarnal drive?? Am iPod, with an internal battery would be better than one draining power though the USB cable.
I believe it will, although to be honest I'd ditch Windows and go back Linux on the EeePC, unless you really must have Windows for satnav. The Linux OS is brilliantly easy to use and of course give you loads more memory. You can even install Windows on some form of flash memory and boot from there if you must.
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