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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Hope some of you experts out there can help me when Garmin can't. I've installed Mapsource (several versions) and nRoute, which according to everyone should read the mapping .img files which are available on many websites. However, they're not recognised by the Garmin software, not even the ones supplied by Garmin and which are on my Garmin GPS. Any ideas what might be going wrong? BTW, my updated Garmin maps won't unlock either, if that's a clue to what's going wrong.
I know there is plenty of other (better ?) software out there and I've got it, but this Garmin problem is really bugging me!!
MapSource can't "read" map files, they have to be installed. I know nothing about nRoute.
To get .img files into your GPS you can use sendmap20, which you can get from cgpsmapper.com. If you want to load MapSource installed maps and others at the same time, make sure you load the maps with MS first, then sync and load the others. Sendmap will let you *add* maps to those already loaded.
You can load through IMG2GPS as well, does the same thing, remember that existing maps you may have loaded will be erased.
The procedure after downloading IMG2GPS is to open the application, click on the load folder button, at which point a dialog box will ask you to select the maps (from whatever folder you have stored the maps).
In the next screen you check whatever you want to load (there is a list which will open up).
Click upload to GPS and you should see a small window open up telling you the progress of the upload. When it's done, the maps will be on the GPS
In case nothing loads, check to see if you have duplication within mapsets etc, should usually not get this problem.
About the Garmin maps, pester their tech help, which, BTW is not the greatest.
Mapsource requires 'preview' files as well as the .imj files you can get from various web sites ....
1) select the .imj files you want to have together as a 'map set' - check they have the same zoom levels (and range at that zoom) [gpsMapEditor]
2) use cgpsmapper to generate the preview files .. more info on the cgpsmapper web site.
3) use the regedit file generated along with the preview files by cgpsmaper to update the registary .. so mapsource can find the files - caution you MUST edit the file to reflect where you have put all these files ...!!! If you don't have the correct location mapsource will no longer function... Use 'system restore' to be safe!
The Garmin Maps should be sorted out with their teck help - you paid for it - use it. Oh I found caps lock works well on the security code entry!
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