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'm currently dizzy at the prices here in Scandinavia -- Norway was punishing, Sweden less so, but still....
I am heading for Finland, St Petersburg, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuainia.. and hoping to replace my riding gear (jacket, trousers) which have become much too big. Life on the road seems to be agreeing with me!
With an eye on the weather, I probably need to make steady progress round the Baltic so will be in these countries in relatively short time.
Can anyone suggest the best place, in terms of price and quality, to look at buying? I'm guessing the Baltic states will have cheaper equipment. Any suggestions? Any good or bad reviews? Will I be charged west European prices if I go for a 'name' brand there?
I have been very happy with Hein Gericke gear. Sure you can get better but you pay top price for top quality Rukka or BMW brand gear. The Hein Gicke stuff seems to be a good balance between price and quality . There waterproof 'shetll-tex' (goretex equivalent) seems to work well and they make some good quilted winter gear too. They do have real goretex lined stuff too but it gets more expensive because of the goretex brand name.
Check out www.hein-gericke.com . They do mail order and have branches all over Germany . I am told the one in Berlin is a bit special - they have a sort of wind tunnel where you can test your gear while sitting on a bike I haven't been there myself I go from Belgium to Aachen and get my stuff there because the service is good and the prices are better .I also use their oil in my GS. Seems good stuff and the beemer likes it too
Here in Finland we have this time of year a season sale, so you can find brand gear -50% -70% discount. Unfortunately Rukka is often out of these campaigns and max discount of Rukka is often ~20% ( although it's a domestic brand). I'm planning to buy new Gore Tex jacket+ trousers, so I have visited several shops in southern Finland. To give some examples of prices now, a set of Scott 390 eur, IXS Pathfinder 400 eur, Rukka Steel 600 eur, Rukka Adventure 1050 eur.
I have travelled several times in Baltic countries, I know there are some shops selling mc supplies, but quite often they dont have goods in stock. So if you want to get clothes at once, this may be a problem.
If you want to get names and addresses of local shops, or if you need some other support during your visit in Finland, you can send me private mail.
Best regards, have a nice ride and be awake in Russia, Baltics and especially in Poland. They are nice countries, people are very friendly, but traffic is wild.
Thanks to all and I'm contacting bemAri offsite...
I visited Stockholm's biggest MC shop yesterday.. some end-of-season discounts available though nothing spectacular and.. for example.. they didn't have many winter gloves available because nobody rides during the winter. (Given the temperatures and the snow, who can blame them?)
I'll be crossing ther border in the next few days. Finland looks a good bet for now, then.. unless anyone has a special secret location they'd care to share??
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