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 have recently invested in GE+ and have also discovered, via GPS Babel, how to convert my Magellan and Garmin files into a format (.gpx) that can be viewed when opened in GE+. So far so good. However, I can’t get it to do what I want. As the GPS units I used only had a finite memory, I had to save each track from the GPS as a discrete file. When I open GE+, I can get the first .gpx file I open to show, but no others. I can even shut GE+ down, and then open for the 1st time the one I previously tried to open 2nd, and it shows up fine BUT the one I previously opened up 1st then won’t show when I try and open it 2nd. This applies whether I open up a track file and then another track file, or a track followed by waypoints or whatever.
1)How can I get all the files I open to show in GE+ simultaneously? For an overview, I want a giant map of all the countries I have been to, with a track running through all of them showing where I’ve been.
2)I also want the same, but for each individual country.
3)Sometimes, the GPS wasn’t running, or had run out of memory. How can I draw tracks on GE+ to fill in the gaps?
4)I have a website (through wordpress.com) – how can I get 1 and 2 above to embed in the website as I have been able to do with my Picasa pics and Youtube videos?
Any answers to the above would be most gratefully received.
1) Showing a comprehensive list of tracks. To do this you can select your files and drag them into the GE window. This should automatically load the files in the left panel. By default it should select the tracks, but double check that there is a check box next to all the tracks you want to include. Also, there should be a time scale in the upper right (if not, go to the Tools or View menu to make it visible). Make sure you set the range as wide as it will go so that it includes the data for all the dates/times.
This is what I do, and then I create a KML file and I'm able to embed it into Google Maps. Like this: Atlas Rider » Maps
2) You will have to do some organizing with your GPX files. Like a folder for each country, then drag all the files into GE.
3) To fill in the gaps you can get directions from one point to the next. You can't do multiple waypoints (it sucks, but no way around it). After you get directions, in the Directions pane on the left you should see an item that represents the "track" for the directions it mapped out for you. Drag and drop that into the MyPlaces or a folder within it you use to organize your tracks, and now you can include that to fill in the gaps. Save everything together as a KMZ file for future reference.
4) Like I said in #1, take a look at how I've done it. You can embed it in Google Maps by specify the URL of the KMZ file you created. Then take Google Emed code and you're all set.
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