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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Has anyone any experience of a Surly Travelers Check.
The concept looks ideal for someone like me who is very unlikly to ever have a long period of time off work and away from home to be able to set off from home and peddle into the distance. It would be easier for me to fly in, tour and either fly out or tour out. The other thing is that flying is only getting more and more difficult in terms of baggage costs, time delays etc.
It would be handy because i work between Belfast and Yorkshire and currently have a fixed gear charge and a lightweight mountain bike - neither are suitable for anything that i actually do.
The other option would be to buy a Cross check frame and have a set of S and S couplings fitted then put a set of LHT front forks on so a can put baggage on the front.
Traveler's Check and Cross Check are same frame and geometry. The Travs Check has the S&S couplers in them, so your second option is just adding a step with no benefit and most likely added cost. People are leery about the couplers, but they are bomb proof. They do not loosen up.
There are more than a few people on the Cross Check and Long Haul Trucker where I live. No one has much, if anything bad to say about the ride or quality of materials and workmanship.
With the Trav's Check will come extra cost. You will have to buy a traveling case for extra and they're not that cheap. You should be really comfortable with dis-assembling and re-assembling a bike.
The frame should size like most off-the-shelf bikes. I'd say go for it.
it's a very good point about the extra cost of the case. and there's always the approach of just wrapping a standard bike up in cardboard and going.
if you're in Yorkshire, you're more than welcome to try out my lht to give you a reference for surly frames. it's a 58cm, so suitable for around a 6"-er, give or take a few inches. I could cycle down and eat cake while you took it for a spin...
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