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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I cannot manage to download the routes from the Chris Scott Morocco Overland book/site onto my GPS. I have entered all the coordinates into mapsource for route MS6, but it takes ages, and some of the waypoints dont give coordinates. When i go to the website and click the icon to download the route, it just comes up with a Notepad type document and i don't know where to copy this to on my harddrive
If you want to load all of the waypoints for a route, then the only way is to enter them all manually into mapsource. For the points where Chris doesn't list co-ordinates, then they are not important - he just gives some information and the km point along the route.
It would take an extremely long time to do this for all the routes, i'm pretty sure Chris would say this is not necessary - although, i'm sure many people have done so.
The downloads he gives on his site are for the 'key' waypoints only - ie: if you have these loaded they are all you really need and will be enough to stop you going too far wrong.
When you click on an area (eg: Morocco East) you get a list of the 'key waypoint files (.gpx)
When you download them they appear (on my pc anyway) as an unrecognised file type.
All you need to do is double click the file and tell the pc you want to select the type of program from a list, then just select Mapsource from the list that appears and 'robert's your mothers brother!!'
It doesn't matter where on the hard drive the file is when you do this.
I've actually found out since how to get Mr Scott's routes onto the GPS without doung all the waypoints manually. I opened the file icon on his website with left click, then FILE, SAVE AS, and saved it in MY GARMIN folder. This saves as in mapsource as a .gpx file and when opening mapsource consists of a series of waypoints rather than as a route. But a route can be created and the waypoints used, byy pressing Control R in mapsource window. This then saves as a .gbd file whatever that is...seems to work
Glad you've got it working. I'm no expert on the different gps file types, but as long as it does what it needs to then i guess it doesn't really matter!
The download files are just for the 'key points' so if you are following the route in the book, be aware it wont have every point, but will be enough i'm sure (i'll put that comment to the test in 2 weeks time!!)
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