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!
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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!
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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.'
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Hi, I am going to Marocco in March to compete in the Tuareg Rallye in a 4x4 and am not sure of the ideal GPS setup to use. A chartplotter with a big screen would be ideal but would need to take a map such as Olafs Maroc Topo however I cant get a Garmin chartplotter that will take the map (they seem to be write protected). Another thought is a laptop such as a toughbook..... how do I get it to have na GPS areil etc etc help please if you can.... Ben
you could use a notebook with NRoute software loaded (free on Garmin site)
Load Olaf's Maroc map
Connect any gps to your notebook
and you will have moving map display
you will need to seriously anchor the notebook if you are going to be bouncing around!
I might have to give it a try, more for the novalty that anything else.
Do you know how you would get Olaf's Topo map into it? I'm already running it in Mapsource and on my 60cx, but does it just appear in nroute when gps is connected or does it need installing again specifically for nroute?
Firstly, appologies for my lazyness, asking a question before i'd really tried to find the answer!
When you install nRoute, all the maps you had already loaded into Mapsource appear automatically.
Note, in my case they were all free (not locked at any point) maps - Olaf etc etc.
It looks good actually. The screen on my eeePc 901 looks way too small to be usefull at first, but i believe you can remove the info tabs at the bottom which would free up some space to view the map. If you can still use the gps screen on the compass and/or trip computer page and the notebook screen just for the map, it could be a good little solution if you're into that sort of thing - not sure if i am or not!
I'll have a play with it in Morocco and report back.
nRoute will not work with a non Garmin GPS unless you fool it with something like GPSGate.
I use an old Laptop on a RAM mount with a Garmin Bluetooth GPS running Olaf and nRoute which is not only one the cheapest ways to get a Garmin it also means no wires, it also came with City Navigator Europe which was great to practice with in the UK.
With my Garmin 60cx, i just plugged it in to my eeePc with any old USB lead.
For Nroute, you must first have mapsource installed on the pc, which will have Olaf's map loaded into it. Then, when you install Nroute, the map will be there automatically.
Nroute will not work if you do not have Mapsource already.
I haven't really given mine a tough time yet, but i haven't heard any horror stories from others either.
Mount it well, and it should be fine.
The SSD (rather than normal hard drive) is important if it'll be powered up on the move.
I'll report back in March when i've given mine a bit more of a workout!
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