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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I'm thinking about buying a small digicam for travelling as a handy addition to my DSLR. Since I'd like to have it at hand all the time and plan to carry it in a pocket of my riding jacket, I would like a camera that can resist some dust and rain. Elements not sticking out of the housing (like protruding lenses) are a definitive plus. Even better, if the camera would be operationable with gloves.
I found very few cameras that are supposed to deliver that (more or less only the SW types from Olympus).
So I'd like to hear from other riders, what they use.
I've just brought on of these Digital Hero Camera Home it does still and vid, comes with helmet mount and a big sucker so you can mount on a car/surf board/snow board etc etc waterproof to 100 ft. It will take upto a 2GB SD card and AAA batts.
Really pleased with it and all for £144 all in.
It has been superceded by more Megapixels but is still the same camera.
Dropped it in a river in the Himalyas.
Dropped it all the time on hard surfaces many times.
Soaked for hours in a motorcyle jacket
Still works and still use it regularly.
It has antishake and focuses really quickly.
Battery life good
Takes reasonable video if you want.
Only downside is lowlight conditions require some thought. (focusing not so good at night outside) Otherwise it has an intelligent mode that does everything.
It has loads of settings for particular conditions eg fireworks portrait landscape snow that actually work and are not all gimmicks.
Four guys all bought the camera and took it on the trip to the Himalayas. We did not know each other before hand either.
Spare batteries cheap from USA £5
Takes SD cards - cheap memory
Wife has a FX01 (smaller and 3X zoom) Daughter so impressed she bought one too. If the zoom is not important I would go for the smaller one.
Oh yes I nearly forgot - the reason I went for it 28MM lens. So much better than the standard 37mm in most digitals
Oh and later version was camera of the year I saw the other day on same advert
I'm using the Pentax WP20 - It's waterproof and has no protruding lenses etc., and I carry it in my jacket pocket. Was cheap too!! Have a look at the photo's on my website for the sort of quality you can expect.
Select compact rugged under "format" at the top and have a look through the choices. ignore prices on this web-site, but you can see a good review of features and sometimes a comprehensive full review of the camera:
My personal choice, in your shoes: Optio W60. 10mp, 28mm wide angle and 5 x optical zome. Waterproof, and dustproof. Not a bad combination.
I hoped I would find a camera like my old (analogue) Olympus mju-II. This one had a decent cover over the lense that protected the lense and also served as the on/off-switch. Getting it out of a pocket and turning it on was done in one swift move. And the litte thing really could take a beating.
In the last three years I rendered three digital cameras (two from Olympus and one from Canon in between) into expensive electronic junk. Major problem usually was the cover of the lense, may it be like the flimsy aluminium foil most manufacturers use or the sideways sliding thicker hood the Olympus digital µ 800 has which gave up on me first in the libyan desert last December and again (after an expensive repair: 130 Euro, camera was 230 Euro) a few weeks ago in Albania.
For the last few weeks I've been shopping around, going to shops (brick and mortar as well as online), consulting websites (manufacturers and reviews the like) and found nothing that suits my requirements.
So for the moment I'm giving up and stick with my Nikon DSLRs.
I use an Olympus mju 1030SW, and although I've only had it four months, it's had a tough life. It's been dropped onto concrete, trodden on by me (90kgs) and generally thrown about. I've also used it in various oceans and pools to about three metres down (although it claims to be able to survive 10m). I'm no camera buff, but it takes lovely 10mp photos and good mpeg movies. It's easy to use with heaps of features (most of which I don't use!). Personally, I can't fault it.
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