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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Big thanks to everyone involved in organizing the Ripley Meeting. I almost bottled out of going but so glad I didn't! Hello to everyone I met - hopefully I'll meet you all again either at the next Meet or out there somewhere.
Bye for now, Sharon
I’d just like to add a massive Thank You to Iain and Sam. I've been to some very soggy events this year and your organization of it all was very efficient. I had an amazing weekend. My first HU meeting, brilliant atmosphere and I met some incredible inspiring and genuine people. No egos, no patronizing no nay sayers – just an interested and interesting bunch of people who braved the weather and were rewarded with being around like people. Oh and thanks to Caryl Jones I have the best photo of me since I met Jimmy Page. Thanks to everyone involved in staging the event and all who attended. Graham
Another vote of thanks here, especially to Sam and Birgit for helping us move house when our tent was threatened by lake Ripley..! Despite the rain and mud I think we enjoyed this year more than any of the previous meets we've been to. All I can say is if you've never volunteered before, do so. The more you put in, the more you get out. Simple.
Good to see Bram again, defo up for the slow bike race next year. Beej, thanks for getting my photo on facebook, no, really thank you...
Special thanks also to Colin and Dee, a promising second career in valet parking awaits..! Look after yourselves.
And what a first it was! I've never camped in such bad weather. In fact it's probably 30 years since I camped at all. But I was pleased to discover that my new Exped tent could handle everything that was thrown at it.
I had a fabulous time and made many new friends, especially through volunteering. The presentations were all great and nearly four hours solid of laughter and merriment, thanks to Shaark Lucasson and Ed March, simply couldn't be beaten. Equally good were the more technical presentations by Wendy Peters (medics) and Tim Cullen (GPS). In fact everything I watched was brilliant and useful. Learning how to gut and fillet fish, and how to skin a squirrel are skills I know will come in handy when I go traveling myself - probably!
Many thanks to Sam, Birgit, Iain and all the others for organising the event. They did a marvelous job in my opinion. The facilities at Lumb Farm were very good and I really enjoyed the food. Price was OK for a pub but the portions were HUGE, so good value.
I'll be back next year, no doubt about that. I just need to know the date!
I was unaware of this until some friends told me so managed to come down on the Saturday for a couple of hours. Much to see and some nice people from Holland that had been down to Malaysia overland on Honda's.
Hoped would be a range of adventure bikes to view/test but Suzuki were the sole ones there. I was told Ural might be there with a 2x2 version?
Later even still but after a fantastic weekend I just wanted to sit and let the whole meeting wash over me, bit like the rain. Can I add my thanks to the list for both Grant, Susan, Ian, Birgit and Sam who just made my weekend. Being ex-Army I never volunteer for anything but Sam got me hook line and sinker and for that I thank you.
Being in the company of such amazing people just lifts mere mortals like me into a new and exciting world and for that I'd like to thank all the presenters you were magnificent.
Ray you made "Recycling Duties" a pleasure especially when there topped of with a .
Will I volunteer again.................
Hope you don't mind but here's my take on an inspirational weekend.
Enjoyed the event although each year it is loosing some of what it is all about.
I did not agree with "compulsory" £10 charge for car parking fees even though I bought a full weekend ticket & camping almost a year ago, no mention of charges then.
No choice at the gate but to just pay up and shut up and watch a tenner go into a strangers hand - no receipts given either......
I've had to pay the £10 car parking charge before as well and, as a volunteer on the gate I've had to take it from people, even chase one person for it LOL
You can console yourself that every penny of it goes to charity - Motorcycle Outreach. And to be fair to HU, they do specifically and clearly mention it on their event info/booking page.
The point of the charge is to discourage people from bringing cars/vans (that they aren't sleeping in) as the site can't really cope with too many. If you find it a bit much than the levy is doing its job.
I do agree, though, that Ripley is getting pricier and pricier - I'm not blaming anyone just stating the unfortunate fact. This year I couldn't go simply because by the time I could commit to the dates it was going to cost me 75 or 85 quid inc. camping and car parking (as my bikes are both sick) and that's before food, drink and fuel.
People say it's good value for money and I'm not disputing that. But if you physically don't have that many notes in your wallet then knowing what good value it is doesn't help much.
Damn bloody recession. I blame bankers and politicians, naturally
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