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'm afraid my experience is way too old - I flew my pushbike to KEF with Icelandair in 1989 All I did was to cover it with bubblewrap, align the handlebars, turn the pedals to the inside. And yes, I removed the rear derailleur.
Last time in may 2010 I stripped my bike and put it in an Edinburgh Bicycle padded bag and my bike survived the trip there and back with only slight damage to the bags zip.
Removed wheels, mudguards, racks and pedals aswell as lowering the seat and removing the handlebars and stem and taping them to the frame and padding it all out with bubblewrap and plumbers pipe lagging. I also removed the rear mech incase it was damaged or broke the hanger.
My panniers and barbag were all carried in a seperate bag and I had no problems whatsoever with customs/baggage at either end of the trip infact my luggage including the bike was the first off the plane.
Assembling the bike took around forty minutes which I did at www.Alex.is and I double checked everything was tight before setting off on an eight hundred mile trip.
The biggest problem on my tour in Iceland was caused by the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption and the riding conditions around Skogar-Vik were horrendous and I had to turn back after riding into several 'ash storms' and the campsites in the area at that time had been abandoned and were covered in a layer of volcanic ash which wasn't too healthy.
By altering my 'planned' route away from the eruption I was then able to have a really good ten days cycling around Icelands Golden Circle aswell as the island of Vestmannaeyjar and Rekjanes penninsula and in mostly very good weather aswell.
Although the ringroad to the south of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption was open for traffic cycling at that time wasn't to be recommended and I met several other cyclists on my trip to Iceland who had also had a tough time and had used the bus service to get them throgh what was known at the time as the 'dead zone'.
This time there hopefully won't be any volcanic eruptions in Iceland when i'm there and i'm intending to cycle the entire ringroad.....weather permitting and I'll be using the same bike, luggage and camping gear without any alterations apart from carrying slightly less clothing and slightly more food.
I'm busy planning the ADT through the States. Less headwind hopefully, but more miles ;o)
Wow......That sounds like a fantastic ride!
Not been cycling too much this spring but hopefully can get some miles in before my trip mostly on an MTB to the local supermarket and back which isn't as bad as it sounds. It's only around 15 miles but it's short, sharp, and very hilly on the rural Scottish roads and it's singletrak farm roads with rough surfaces, bad potholes and loose gravel.
Longer rides will follow up to the fifty or sixty mile mark and i'll save the rest for the Icelandic trip.
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