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 last few things want to be sorted out before leaving for transafrica in two weeks. One of them is: how to deal with films? I guess I need at least 60 films for half a year (10/day), but won't be able to take them all with me.. so either buying locally in Cairo and somewhere Dar Es Salaam or Harare or sending them there by mail. And what to do with the used films?
I do this by removing the cardboard box AND the plastic film can and putting it all in ziplock bags. The bags then pack tightly into an approx. 100mm x 150mm x 200mm soft cooler bag in the bottom farthest corner of the saddlebag, away from the heat of exhaust and sun.
The ziplock bags are 200mm x 180mm, and will easily last the trip. 18 rolls per ziplock.
I carry 14 rolls of film in plastic film cans in a pouch for the days stock and replenish in the evening. (Susan carries 8 rolls for the day) The clear Fuji cans are better than the Kodak cans.
WHITE saddlebags help a lot to keep the film cool. Even in 45C heat in the Sinai Peninsula our saddlebags were cool inside, only reaching daytime ambient temp around 1 in the afternoon. Never over ambient temp. We have never had a problem with film being spoiled by heat.
I use a white raincover for the tank bag when I have a black tank bag, makes a huge difference in camera temperature.
10 frames a day? Stingy bugger eh? In 9 months in Africa I shot 350 rolls. And I though I was stingy! Granted I shoot slide film and bracket most shots.
Fuji film can be obtained from the distributor in Cairo. DO NOT get film processed in Cairo at the Fuji distributor!!!!!!!!!
Don't use APS film, very hard to get in some areas.
Have fun, I look forward to seeing some of your pictures! Send me some jpegs when you can.
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
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