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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Melbourne motorbike rider Simon Buckley, 32, dies on fundraising trip
A 32-year-old Melbourne motorbike rider killed in Argentina while raising money to fight prostate cancer has been remembered as a "fun-loving, quintessentially Aussie bloke''.
Simon Buckley is believed to have died in a road accident on Wednesday when a back tyre blow-out caused him to be thrown off his bike.
He was only weeks away from finishing a year-long trip around the world on his motorbike with his co-rider and close friend, NSW man Todd Barry, 28.
Mr Barry told AAP from New Zealand - where he had gone last month to fundraise after leaving Mr Buckley in South America - that he was devastated and still in shock.
"I was speaking to his sister today about making arrangements for insurance and repatriation,'' he said.
"They don't know too much about what's actually happened.
"We'd known each other for seven years and worked together in Europe and Australia with the same tour company.
"Travelling was a pretty big part of both our lives and we decided it was time for our own adventure ... while doing something worthwhile.''
Mr Buckley was well-known in the motorcycling fraternity for his efforts in fundraising for prostate cancer through his involvement with the Rumble Riders, a club involving bikers that speak out about the disease.
Mr Buckley and Mr Barry were probably too young to get prostate cancer themselves but had still generously given public presentations about it during a trip that would take them to all seven continents, Prostate Council of Australia Queensland manager and motorcyclist Graeme Higgs said.
They had been speaking in far-flung countries such as Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan about how all men aged over 40 should have their prostate check for a disease that is one of the biggest killers of men.
"Many of the motorcycling fraternity are gathering in little groups around the country tonight and having a good cry,'' Mr Higgs told AAP.
"I spent a lot of time with him on the Australian leg of the trip and he was an effervescent guy, very lucky with the ladies, a good-looking, happy-go-lucky lad.
"The trip was nearly finished and he was a very careful, conservative rider. We don't understand what happened but the gods of chance are unforgiving when they gather against you.''
Mr Buckley revealed in his last post on his and Mr Barry's RideRightRound website that his laptop computer had been stolen from the hostel he was staying at on the day of his death.
"Bad news, today someone decided that they needed my computer more than I do,'' he wrote.
The one-time army reservist had begun a Masters degree of Tourism at Monash University.
Ouch! Met Simon and Todd in the middle of Mongolia last year, we were stopped by the side of the "road" talking to them for quite a while along with a couple of aussies in a 4x4. They were really friendly blokes, and Simon was particularly enthusiastic about motorcycle travel.
Very sad indeed! I met Simon in Melbourne where he lived. I was on my trip around the world when he saw our bikes standing in his neighbourhood and chatted us up. We had a nice evening talking about his future trip and we exchanged plenty of info. Followed his trip on the net while I was still cruising through Africa. Unfortunately he was earlier in Europe than me and so hadn't had to chance to meet a second time.
Message from his family:
Family and close friends are
invited to Celebrate the life of
Simon Paul Buckley to be held in
the Boyd Chapel, Springvale
Crematorium, Princes Hwy,
Springvale on MONDAY
(Mar. 29, 2010) commencing
at 11.45 a.m.
No flowers by request,
however, donations in memory
of Simon may be made to the
Simon Buckley Foundation.
Envelopes will be available.
A further Celebration will be
held at Zinc@Fed Square
(enter via Boardwalk) on
THURSDAY (Apr. 1, 2010)
from 12 noon till late.
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