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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I,ve always been very interested in watches. Got quiet a few. Some cheap some expensive. I really love my watches. Most of my adventure travels are in Africa. In order not to become to much of a temptation for a weak soul, I always use a cheap Timex Ironmaster. Cost ca $50 and dosent look very impressive or expensive. Neither does it have any interesting features except telling the time.
So..... I know the general answer to my question.... cheap is best, dress down, why do you want to know what time it is when you are on an adventure etc..
Besides from this..... what is your favorite?
What kind of watch do you prefer or would you prefer?
Does it have any exiting features?
My favorite is Breitling Emergency :-)
I like watches as well. When traveling, I like the Timex Ironman; cheap, dependable and easy to use. For everyday, I have been wearing an Omega Seamaster for about 10 years and it still looks and performas as if brand new. My other watch is a gold and stainless Rolex that is almost 30 years old that my parents gave me upon graduation from college. I don't wear it much, but it is a nice watch and keeps excellent time.
I'm one extreme to the other,regular wrist watch is a Breitling Super Ocean,absolutely fantasic solid dependable watch,had it about 10 years although had to send it back to Company after 6 months as it was racing ,gaining time,was not happy due to the cost,but been fine since.
Have a £10.00 casio with velcro attatched to the top yolk of the bike !!!!!!!!,
I've had a few expensive watches, Heuer and Omega and they've been wonderful. The battery failed on my Omega the day before the ferry ! I bought a citizen Eco-drive so that wouldn't happen again and it's been great. I find that in your tent it's a pain to find your torch to see what time it is so I've bought a Nite G10 which has small isotopes on the dial so it is illuminated all the time, shear luxury. I dream of a time when I won't need a watch, Get up when it's light and go to sleep when it's dark.
Say, when you're off the bike hiking in the mountains and you haven't seen another person in a couple of days. When I fell down a moraine while tramping in the Cordillera Blanca my watch (another Timex) got ripped off my wrist. I ended up having to use the clock on my digital camera to work out whether I'd have enough time to cross a pass etc. before dark. The point is, when you're getting way out there (which is our reason for travelling, right?) a wristwatch is irreplacable.
In the working world cellphones are good enough timekeepers/alarms, but on a big trip they're a pain in the arse. Simplify, man
ive got one of those "trendy" G-shock watches from casio, couldnt tell you the model but its indestructable.
it saved my wrist last year when i came off and went up the road with my arm trapped under me. leather jacket sleeve rode up, glove cuff and knuckle armour wore through, crappy plastic "trendy" watch face/cover wore through but the billet aluminium house brick underneath that holds the actual mechanism just shrugged it off, saving my wrist bones which would have become a red smear on the road.
the fantastic thing is i usually take my watch off for comfort under a glove but that day i was in a hurry.
I Also, for what it's worth, for analog watches, if you point the hour hand towards the sun, while keeping it somewhat level, then follow the numerals clockwise towards the twelve o'clock position, halfway between these two positions will point south. NO , incorrect .
This is how it works:
This traditional way of telling the time can only be used if the watch is set to G.M.T. in the United Kingdom, or to true local time (with no local additions such as summer time) if abroad.In the Northern hemisphere, hold the watch flat and point the hour hand towards the Sun, Now bisect the angle between the hour hand and the figure 12 (noon) on your watch to give you a North-South LINE.
As you know that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the line is easy to know which end points north and which points south.
In the Southern hemisphere, hold the watch dial and point the figure 12 (noon) towards the sun. The line that bisects the angle between the hour hand and the figure 12 is the North-South line.
NB that this method will become less accurate the nearer you are to the equator.
I purchased my first g-shock several years ago when I was a lumberjack in Tenn. I was about 200Ft. up in a tree topping it out and my spikes started slipping
I tried to push off to dig in but it wasn't working - just then a small outcrop from a broken limb struck my left wrist and got stuck on my (plastic) watch band just long enough to get a grip. My left wrist was bleeding, my watch band had broke and it fell but I was ok, I quit very shortly after that.
Given a watch band isn't gonna stop most people but at the time I weighted around 100lbs soaking wet, lol.
I still use a G-Shock although now I have a nylon band "No more trees for me" and my current one is solar, as the one's with batteries only last about a year and a half. It charges whilst in transit.
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