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.
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a while ago i was talking to a guy who had two little "trumpet" like steel tubes on his GS's front fender. they were a little smaller than a duck call and they were to scare off deer. apparently when riding they emit a very high frequency whistle that we cant hear but can be heard for miles by animals in the road. he'd been hit by a deer running out of the bushes before and didnt want it again.
i expect all the neighborhood dogs loved him
Yeah ,you can buy those here in Canada , they don't work .
As livestock farmer ,I am used to animal body language and can predict ,to a certain extent, what an animal is likely to do . If you watch their ears and eyes you will have an inkling with regards to whether they are going to bolt in your direction or continue grazing .However a doe may be grazing out of sight in a road ditch and bambi will be grazing close by and lose sight of his mum , then he'll panic and run to where he last saw her or to where she is now with no regard for anything that may be in the way .
Deer will see you coming and then dash out into the road in an attempt to get across before you arrive , it does not occur to them to wait until you have passed .
So, in a sense ,they are quite predictable ,but like people they do the stupidest things at times !
And the nastiest animals of them all, People. I have upon many occasion, had people walk out in front of me, particurly on busy high streets, give them a beep of the horn to warn them of your presence, (as in accordance with the highway code) and then they hurl abuse. also if a pedestrian crosses the road on a green light, we should be allowed, no - encouraged to mow them down. And then the cars, people must assume that in cars they have right of way, particaly on roundabouts, i noticed this the day i passed my DAS, beliveing that maybe it was because they did not see me - i almost always wear a high vis jacket over my gear now, did it help? Did it ****. Dont get me wrong i am not having a go at all drivers, many are considerate, and to be doing that i would be shunning myself, but to blatantly cause a bike to react, they are the ****'s that i am talking about. As for a Gadget to stop this.. I havent a clue. but boy o' boy did i need that Rant.. Cheers all. W
I live in an area with a healthy population of deer and used to see them early in the morning on the way to a previous job. I've got some deer whistles on the front of the bike, I picked them up for $8 in the States. Do they work? who knows but at the very least they're a talking point when I stop.
An experiment was carried out a few years ago where the roads around here were lined with reflective posts which caught the headlights and then projected, at 90 degrees, two "wolf eyes" into the woods. It seems they were very effective. So effective that the deer waited until the "wolfs eyes" disapeared before crossing the road. Just in time for morning rush hour!!
I just can't see roos diving for cover when (and if) they hear an approaching high pitched whistle. How many seconds warning do they get anyway? Those whistly things are cheap crap, entirely untested. Have you ever tried a dog whistle? Dogs pay absolutely no attention. I believe roos stare at the lights as you approach, and then they suddenly become aware of their own shadow moving, become alarmed and leap away into your path. For those readers who don't know, hitting a roo on a bike would be a very serious accident indeed. I imagine hitting a deer would be worse.
A friend at work was driving home at dusk when he hit a "big red" with his car. This is a very big animal and it smashed his front end, buckling the bonnet (hood) over the smashed windshield so he couldn't see, and jammed the steering with the dislodged front bumper. The animal then bounced off his car into the path of an oncoming truck. It smashed through the windshield injuring the drivers' chest with it's dying kicking and filling his eyes with glass. He eventually had one eye removed (the driver, that is) and was hospitalised for 6 weeks. The car was a write-off, they were both lucky to survive.
Hello all. The insurance corp of British Columbia did some objective and pretty sound scientific research on these warning devices and found that there was no evidence to support any of the claims made by the manufacturers of each device. Canadian riders know.......dusk and dawn. Animals are moving. Pay attention....and loud pipes makes them very unpredictable.....quiet is good.....safe riding.
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