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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The others may be good and have larger screens but personally I wouldn't buy a GPS that I couldn't happily carry around in my Camelbak or jacket pocket. That way, it gets used and is useful much more often.
Currently, I have a 60CSx. The screen is hard to read in strong sunlight but otherwise it's excellent. If you have a look at that range, go for the 'x' which takes micro-cards and can carry all the maps you'll need.
I am happy with my Tomtom Rider 2 Europe.
Good RAM mount and bluettooth headset standard. Western Europe standard.
Specialy build for bikes.
Because it has an internal battery, you can also use it when you walk or on a bicycle.
It does not have all the functions a Garmin has but I don't need them.
As mentioned the gpsmap60csx is a smashin bit of kit.
I've had about 5 different units over the years from the basic to tom tom rider.
The 60csx is the most versatile.
It runs on 2x AA bats which last fairly well and is truly pocket sized for use off the bike.
The tomtom is just a bit too big I found for walking around with and needs to be charged on the bike or with a mains charger. Still good as a navigator though!
Failing that there are the etrex range which go from ulta simple to a CSX version that accepts memory cards.
A mate has a zumo and he seems happy with it but again, good screen on the bike but a little to big to walk around with are his thoughts.
If you have never had a GPS before you could think about picking up a Garmin GPS V - they are to be found for almost nothing but will give you turn by turn navigation but don't talk to you , don't have a colour screen and don't have huge memory but they are a fine but of kit and people are almost giving them away. If you are limiting the range of travel , for example you want it 90% of the time for the greater london area it'll do , but when you want to head off across Europe you will find it's limited 19mb internal memory and slower serial port connection lacking. It's a great way to start messing with the Garmin software and getting a feel for GPS use.
The other very good feature about the GPSV is the track log - it works really well compared to many later models so if you do a lot of off road wilderness trekking where you don't need street maps - it's brilliant !
I went up from one of them to a 60c , the little brother of the 60csx mentioned above . More memory , in colour and with fast USB connection but a lot more expensive in comparison.
I've had my 2610 for only 6 months and they're going for half what I paid now. I've put a 2GB Compact flash card in it and loaded the whole of Europe on there. I'm quite happy with it, but it is a big old lump, which is unusable off the bike. This doesn't bother me though as I can usually find my way back to my tent from the shower block!
I bought the Tomtom Rider 2 Europe, less then a year ago, because it is very easy to use and, here in the Netherlands a Rider with Europe maps was cheaper then a Zumo with Europe maps.
Also, the Tomtom comes with a Rammount and a good bluetooth headset included in the kit so that made it even cheaper.
I had (and still have) a Tomtom One in the car and even my wife used it without a problem from the first day we had it so when I wanted a GPS for the bike, the choice was obvious. It was the cheapest and doing exactly what I needed..
I know Tomtom has maps for Europe, Southern Africa, North America, Australia, Hongkong and Singapore but as far as I know they don't have maps for Northern Africa, the rest of Asia, the middle East and South America.
You can check it for yourself at the Tomtom website.
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