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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Can anyone tell me if Garmins bobcat project will do what I am going to need it to do? Please forgive my extremely broad question but I have next to no gps experience but I am going to have to learn pretty quick. I run osx 10.5, just about to buy a 276c and have read scattered reviews of bobcat that talk about pluses and minuses of things that I really won't understand until I start using the gps unit. If anyone has any experience with a similar setup I would love to hear your thoughts, but please speak to me like I am a 3 year old. I am only just about to get a gps.
Bobcat is essentially a work in progress from Garmin - a rewrite of their Mapsource tool for the PC - to work on a Mac running OS X (as opposed to running Windows/Mapsource on the Mac using Bootcamp or similar).
It was still a Beta version last I checked with some features missing or not fully developed - or broken. Again, its a Beta and you are the QA tester. (it wants to keep sending reports back to Garmin on what is broken when you encounter issues running the software - they actually do fix things but it takes a while before they issue updates for "retesting".)
However, Bobcat does allow one to transfer tracks, routes and waypoints to and from the Mac and GPS unit. It displays tracks and such on the default WorldMap that basically is the same default map as on the GPS unit. For the most part, its worthless for navigating in this mode on the GPS, and its worthless for creating routes and waypoints on the Mac to upload to the GPS unit.
BTW - the 276C is one of the better GPS units for a motorcycle - a large color screen that's easy to read, can handle large amounts of waypoints and POI data. So don't worry about what everyone else thinks about what GPS you should be using.
However, with MapManager and MapInstall, you can move maps from your Mac to the GPS unit. Unfortunately, you also have to use MapConverter for converting the PC based maps to the Mac format. I say unfortunately, in that MapConverter runs only on a PC - so you have to have access to a PC to run the conversion software, then transfer the converted maps over to the Mac.
Try doing this when you are on the road, outside the U.S., sitting in your hotel room, when all you have is a Mac. Stupid method if you ask me.
But it works, which is a step forward for Garmin in recognizing the Mac as a viable platform.
If Garmin gets its act together on this software set, then the Mac is indeed a worthy computer for use with their GPS units. It'll do what you need it to do for the time being (unless of course, you want to install maps and that could be an issue - I had major troubles converting Tracks4Africa maps).
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