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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After testing my riding gear over the weekend in the rain. The boots are terrible (alpinestars tech 3), I know that they aren't waterproof but these are very bad.
Are waterproof over boots the answer? If so any suggestions?
My experience with goretex boots and clothing is a bit dissappointing since they are ok for light showers, then, it starts feeling a bit moist and cool inside.
Under proper heavy or constant rain I have had to pour water from my boots. The result = spending too much money and expect too much off them.
At some point I decided to go for rubber (not nylon) overboots that I got from ebay for about £15 pounds and they are great, do the job and keep my feet and boots 100% dry. They are not esthetically great but who cares when is pouring down. I don't mind getting wet when I'm not far from home but If I'm out for some hours, days, weeks or more, I do care. The same applies to clothing.
I've also got several pairs of boots that seem to be very good at keeping water in but useless at keeping it out.
The poor mans answer for me has been a couple of pairs of Lidl's nylon overboots. They're cheap - about £5.00, and while a bit fiddly to put on have kept my feet dry in some serious rain - a week of wet days on this year's Elephant rally for example. Well worth the money.
I use alpine stars ridge touring boots, and they're excellent. They've kept my feet warm, dry and comfy in all but the heaviest rain storms. I ride all year round and I remember only one storm from hell, incidentally it was Day 1 of my Mongolia & Siberia trip on the way down to the ferry,in which my boots leaked. I don't know if water got in or whether it just funneled down into my boots. If I have to ride out in a megastorm I'll put the Seal Skin socks on.
I just don't believe that there is any such thing as 100% waterproof. It'll get in at some point and it's usually trough wear and tear or ill fitting. To be fair, when I think of what our intrepid forebears rode during their mot-adventurers we have it pretty good these days when it comes to modern bike gear, even the cheaper brands, No-one likes getting soaked but its all part of being a biker/moto-adventurer.
I had considered the over boots myself, but I think they would have to be military grade goretex for me (like my over mittens), the ones I've seen look like cheap nylon poncho material. Post links if you see a good pair.
Goretex boots. I have some BMW ones - ok to keep water out. But they also keep water in. If you stop in a water crossing the water goes over the top of the boots ... takes 3 days to get them to approach 'dry' (with extensive drying attempts!)
Overboots. I use the rubber ones - you can get them at some motorcycle shops. Excellent. Downsides; they are difficult to put on/off unless you use plastic shopping bags (that are becoming less available), can rip.
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