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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Peter, sounds brilliant to me! Go for it! A cook at the UK Meeting this year suggested he do a "cooking class" / demo next year. A dozen people in twos at a stove, and talk them through it. The rest get to watch and learn. How's that sound? My worry is it's too hard to do on the fly with beginners.
I can kick in some for supplies, write me and we can discuss what's needed.
Just signed up! Is there a "movie night" planned? Should I bring some DVDs and/or on-track helmet cam video of crazy people racing vintage Honda CB160s? Grant, I already told you that I'm gonna try to get you to come racing.
I went to this last year and had a blast going to the talks, riding and meeting new people. Unfortunately, I have a family vacation that conflicts with the event this year and I don't think I'll be able to make it.
If you're making your way to/from the south, you might consider Usal Road - Usal Rd to Petrolia, CA - Google Maps . It connects the Lost Coast with Shelter Cove then on down to Fort Bragg and Highway 1 on the south side. It's dirty and rutty and, from what I've read, really slippery after a rainstorm. At the same time, it's beautiful territory, sometimes with views of the ocean and cliffs. Last year I rode it and it was almost completely dry, but you have to keep an eye on the weather reports. Not recommended to go alone when it's been raining. It's not the fastest route, but it was much more entertaining than the freeway I took on the return trip south to San Francisco.
I found one of those Cyclops type flashlights that attach to your forhead very useful last time.
I arrived after dark and went to the lecture hall, it was getting on for midnight when i put up the tent.
Also good for reading and generally getting around at night with 2 hands free.
If you're making your way to/from the south, you might consider Usal Road - Usal Rd to Petrolia, CA - Google Maps . It connects the Lost Coast with Shelter Cove then on down to Fort Bragg and Highway 1 on the south side.
Shelter Cove has a way better grocery than Petrolia, so stop for provisions there if coming to Petrolia that way (before S.C., on the downhill, left side - something like Shelter Cove Grocery!).
i'm not going to be able to make it, I just got into San Fran and heading to Portland OR to buy a bike, and i have friends who have been living in Guyana going to be in Portland for the weekend oh well next one
I'm headed up from SF Bay in the morning to arrive Thursday before dark. Have 3 presos on indigenous bikes which is just an excuse to talk about traveling. China on Chang Jiang, Europe to Morocco on BMW/Ural sidecar, Adriatic on Guzzi. Don't have to do them all, or all at once. Grant and Susan I have them on a USB thumb drive in ppt, pdf and quicktime format so something should work!
Glad to hear about wine guy, I don't think the KLR will hold any more anything. Looking forward to the food, and the riding, and Honeydew route - people keep telling me about it though it looks like Honeydew town is on the way from 101 to Petrolia. Guess they make honeydew melons there so maybe stop and get one.
Would love to get companionship on dirt to the coast - have borrowed this KLR and am reviewing it, but unskilled on dirt - When I was 15 I was much more daring and didn't care about falls but now the numbers are reversed and I am.
See you all there, I am sure looking forward to meeting you!
Sure was great meeting everyone at the event! I failed to get contact info for many folks, so please get in touch if you're in the Silicon Valley area and need anything or want to go for a ride -- or if you want to ride to La Paz next spring with a nut on a Ninja 250. (Hey, I was able to keep up with fellow riders on the freeway yesterday so I promise not to hold you back TOO much. )
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