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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Hi all,i am on my way to visit las vegas (buisnes trip)
i have 2,3 day's which i can rent a motorbike and ride. i was thinking on the G.C. (any idea will be welcome)
I'm just trying to work out the best way to approach,or the best area to go to get the best view.I only have a few day's or so would just like to hear opinions on the best place to see as much as possible.
I know 3 day's doesn't do a place like this justice but thats just the way it is....
when i was there i made sure i went to the clearance stores near the airport and brought the cheap perfume for the wife
then ride to williams great little town buy yourself some expensive indian bloke jewellery which your wife will take off you anyway!
then catch the steam train out to the canyon for the day williams has great cafes to eat in and you will also be on parts of route 66
I just got back from a trip to the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, etc. For me Zion was head and shoulders above the rest. I stayed at the south rim campsite on the Grand Canyon and truthfully i would have been happy if i just rode in, checked out the canyon for a few hours and rode out again. Unless you're going to hike to the bottom (which it's too hot to do at this time of year) there's not much to do apart from look into the canyon. Zion was amazing and definitely somewhere you could spend 2 to 3 days taking it all in and doing some of the hikes. Bryce was much the same as the Grand Canyon. Beautiful to look at but not much else to do.
Death Valley, Hoover Dam with it's new bridge and Grand canyon Skywalk.
Death Valley and Hoover Dam yes
Forget about the sky walk, went there 3 years ago; major let down after all the hype it had been given. yes it's a piece of cool engineering but we weren't allowed to take our cameras with us (hid small video camera in trouser pocket) also no shoes!! in case you scratch the glass (same reason for not allowing cameras) and to top it off the view through the glass isn't that great,
For me, Vegas is a place to eat, get gas, and LEAVE! I'll echo the recommendations for Zion and Bryce. From there, you can continue northeast through Escalante and Capitol Reef - not quite as spectacular as Zion and Bryce, but much more enjoyable riding as you'll leave most of the crowds behind. You can also get to the Grand Canyon from there. Same canyon but the much less crowded north rim! If you are looking for others to ride with, post something on Advrider.com in the West regional forum as locals often set up rides there.
BTW, Vegas is HOT - 42* C today.
I just returned from Las Vegas and this time of year the heat is brutal! It doesn't even help much to keep moving as the air is hotter than you are. I managed some spectacular rides to Red Rock Canyon and the north shore of Lake Mead in the morning and evening when it was a few degrees cooler (and both places have some elevation which also helps), but the slog through city traffic to get there or back wasn't pleasant.
I'm hoping to go back later in the year when it's cooler. Next time, I'll stay longer and buy a bike while I'm there (this time, I rented a ZX-6R for just 2 days; it was good fun but too expensive to consider for a longer trip).
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