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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I intend to be off the beaten track as much as possible but I am also aware that the roads across the interior of the island are seasonal. I located a regularly updated PDF that detailed seasonal road conditions however I lost the link and have been unable to find it again.
I will be leaving for the trip near the end of July.
If anyone is able to point me in the direction of a good map I would be very grateful!
About the road conditions, you need to see this website. It's the official Icelandic Road Administration. If you are riding in Iceland and you do not have access to the Internet just ask at a gasstation. They'll be able to look things up for you and maybe even print out a map.
we are traveling wit the Island Map from Reise Know-How Verlag.
It has been sufficient enough for us (including riding some of the interior).
The best thing about the map is, that it is printed on special paper. Its totally waterproof, can be folded in whatever way you want and still doesn't rip apart.
For us these maps are the only ones we take since we found them. They don't get destroyed on the road :-)
It is also suitable for GPS navigation, but since we have none I don't know much about that.
nice choice, Iceland is a marvelous country! I was there last summer and i had a really great time!
I used the aforementioned icelandic road administration site and an Iceland map from freytag and berndt. it is very detailed (it also covers the highlands smaller tracks ), and it features a small map of Reykjavik city centre. the only small drawback is that the gravel road stratches aren't always where they are marked.
I downloaded the "static" GPS map of Iceland onto my low end Garmin GPS.
I taped it to the handlebars on a F650GS I rented in July.
It was perfect for navigating through the seasonal F roads.
Extremely detailed, but as a static map you can't have GPS route for you.
You see where you are on the map.
I had purchased a road map as backup but only used it for the large picture.
Iceland is a wonderful place in the summer to ride. Make sure you take F35 up the middle between the glaciers. You really can't get lost, but make sure you plan for gas stops or carry extra.
I rented from Biking Viking but there's also Blue Mountain.
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