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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Hi, as a complete novice I've been reading up as much as I can about GPS devices and narrowed my choice down to 3 .
Garmin GPS V , Garmin GPSMAP 60, Garmin GPSMAP 76 ,which are available in Canada for about $300 .
I notice that all have a different map loaded in as standard - which is very confusing .
The V and the 60 have 19MB and 24MB respectively but the 76 only has 8 MB.
I do not intend to carry a laptop computer on my travels in Canada and Alaska .How much memory should I look for and which software maps are best for smaller trails in the N Americas?
How easy is the monochrome screen to read on a bike ?
I can speak for the basemap on the gpsmap60cs - I would say spend a few more bucks if you can and get a 60c or 76c -much more memory and Colour display.
The amount of detail on the basemap is not very good - especially if you are looking for trails - so the amount of memory for mapsource is important - I loaded BC,AB,Alaska from city select last year and it took about 30-35 mb ish I think.
Having used an etrex summit for a while before the 60cs the colour display is much better - helps differenciate between all the info on screen especially when you are on the bike and glancing at the display quickly.
If you are not reying on it too much the gps v(5) is still ok and you get the mapsource cd included - quite a good deal.
As for detailed track info the city select has roads and some tracks on it - the Dempster highway was on it but not very accurately - not sure if City Navigator would have better detail for that - any suggestions guys ?
Dont know if you can save the tax if you buy a gps in AB ? - try theses guys if you havent already:
I have been using the Garmin eTrex Legend-C for nearly 2 years - with excellent results/success. Compact, runs on AA batteries (>20 hour life) or via the accessory socket, 24 mb, auto-routing, water-resistant, reasonable price.
Just another recommendation for GPSCentral here in Calgary. I bought my Quest 2 from them and they are great people with excellent service.
Perhaps the Quest 2 is out of your price range but it comes with City Select for all of North America preloaded and with 140 Mb of free memory where I've downloaded most of the topo maps for the western Canada into.
How do you get on with the power cable to the etrex ? if i put it on the ktm (on a Touratech mount) the power cable connector vibrates out of the slide in 'socket' - ended up using duck tape on it - but only lasts a day before falling off still.
So far I've only used 'AA' batteries while on the road. Garmin 'claims' 20+ hours on a set and they have been pretty accurate on that account (the backlight drains power, but don't need it during daylight). I'll try Lithium ones this summer as they claim to last longer. I'll be delighted if I can stretch 25 hours.
As for the 12v cable, I suspect I'd have to secure the cable with duct tape or something similar as well. I'll give it a go this season. If the batteries are in the unit, it should be fine until the next stop (when you apply the tape!).
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